San Jose, California has a rich tattoo history. Featuring shops such as Analog Tattoo, Humble Beginnings Tattoo Studio, Guru Tattoo, Metamorphic Tattoo, Current Tattooing, and Soul Imagez Tattoo Studio, San Jose is a great destination if you’re looking for some new ink. With a population of around 967,000, there are lots of potential customers for the parlors in town. Yelp currently lists 105 different shops when searching for “tattoo” in San Jose. Google Places lists 472 different tattoo shops in the San Jose area, which shows how competitive the city truly is. State of Grace currently boasts one of the largest selection of artists in the area, listing the following artists on their site: Yokohama Horiken, Horitomo, Jill Horiyuki Bonny, Colin Horisou Baker, Dan Wysuph, Rob Struven, Drew Flores, Josh David, and Takahiro Horitaka Kitamura. When doing research for your artist, we suggest not paying too much attention to price because quality is much more important when you’re going to be living with the artwork for the rest of your life.
By Josh Schonwald