Oakland, California has a rich tattoo history. Featuring shops such as Industrial Tattoo, Zebra Tattoo & Body Piercing, Temple Tattoo, Sacred Rose Tattoo, Sacred Tattoo, and Tattoo 13, Oakland is a great destination if you’re looking for some new ink. With a population of around 395,000, there are lots of potential customers for the parlors in town. Yelp currently lists 43 different shops when searching for “tattoo” in Oakland. Google Places lists 532 different tattoo shops in the Oakland area, which shows how competitive the city truly is. Sacred Rose Tattoo currently boasts one of the largest selections of artists in the area, listing the following artists on their site: Karen Roze, Mark Bode, Trey Barnett, Ian Manely, Buffy Lauer, Shotsie Gorman, Hannah Cowan, and Gregg Quinn. 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