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Tattoo Artists in San Francisco

Jason Storey – San Francisco, California

Jason Storey - San Francisco, California

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Dre Li – San Francisco, California

Dre Li - San Francisco, California

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Mike Stapleton – San Francisco, California

Mike Stapleton - San Francisco, California

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Brian Jones – San Francisco, California

Brian Jones - San Francisco, California

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Everlasting Tattoo San Francisco

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Everlasting Tattoo

Address: 813 Divisadero Street San Francisco, CA 94117

Phone: (415) 928-6244

Tattoo Artists: Mike Davis, Luke Francis, Ben Cheese, Stefan Johnsson, Olivia Oliver

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Picture Machine Tattoo San Francisco

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Picture Machine Tattoo

Address: 5124 Geary Boulevard San Francisco, CA 94118

Phone: (415) 668-7377

Tattoo Artists: Jason Storey, Jen Wong, Campbell

Tattoo Profile: Today Picture Machine Tattoo maintains its reputation for quality tattoos applied in a bustling street shop environment, long hours of availability to customers, as well as high end custom work made to order for discriminating tattoo collectors.

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Ben Matthews – San Francisco, California

Ben Matthews - San Francisco, California

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Matt Howse – San Francisco, California

Matt Howse - San Francisco, California

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Black Heart Tattoo San Francisco

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Black Heart Tattoo

Address: 177 Valencia Street San Francisco, CA 94103

Phone: (415) 431-2100

Tattoo Artists: Scott Sylvia, Jeff Rassier, Cody Miller, Juan Puente, Heather Bailey, David Parker

Tattoo Profile: Black Heart Tattoo is open Monday through Sunday from NOON to 8PM. The artists at Black Heart Tattoo specialize in all genre's of tattooing. If you are interested in getting tattooed, call for an appointment at (415) 431-2100, or just pop on in (when available). Someone is always there to help.

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Maggie Majoue – San Francisco, California

Maggie Majoue - San Francisco, California

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Colin Stevens – San Francisco, California

Colin Stevens - San Francisco, California

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Gary Royal – San Francisco, California

Gary Royal - San Francisco, California

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Yoshi Suzuki – San Francisco, California

Yoshi Suzuki - San Francisco, California

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Mary Joy – San Francisco, California

Mary Joy - San Francisco, California

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Let It Bleed Tattoo San Francisco

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Let It Bleed Tattoo

Address: 1124 Polk Street San Francisco, CA 94109

Phone: (415) 932-6215

Tattoo Artists: Eric Jones, Danny Boy Smith, Zac Amendolia, Courtney O'Shea

Tattoo Profile: We are Let It Bleed Tattoo, located in the Tenderloin district of San Francisco. Our staff is Eric Jones, Danny Boy Smith, Zac Amendolia and Courtney O'Shea.

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Mario Delgado – San Francisco, California

Mario Delgado - San Francisco, California

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Moth and Dagger Tattoo Studio San Francisco

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Moth and Dagger Tattoo Studio

Address: 610 Bush Street San Frabncisco, CA 94108

Phone: (415) 834-5127

Tattoo Artists: Mario Delgado, Justin Davis, Joe Kelly

Tattoo Profile: Moth and Dagger is a small Tattoo Studio conveniently located in the Downtown San Francisco Area. Close to many San Francisco landmarks and tourist attractions; including the Historical Cable Car system, the China Town Gates and beautiful Union Square.

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Rose Gold’s Tattoo & Piercing San Francisco

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Rose Gold's Tattoo & Piercing

Address: 1157 Masonic Avenue San Francisco, CA 94117

Phone: (415) 701-7673

Tattoo Artists: Ben Matthews, Jared Bent, Orio Guevara, Perry Doig, Sadie Kennedy, Melissa Gutierrez

Tattoo Profile: Welcome to Rose Gold’s Tattoo and Body Piercing Parlour, serving the fine folks of San Francisco and the Bay Area. We are committed to offering you, our clients, the highest standard for your tattoo and body piercing needs.

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Jared Bent – San Francisco, California

Jared Bent - San Francisco, California

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Derick Montez – San Francisco, California

Derick Montez - San Francisco, California

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Justin Davis – San Francisco, California

Justin Davis - San Francisco, California

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Mom’s Body Shop Tattoo & Piercing San Francisco

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Mom's Body Shop Tattoo & Piercing

Address: 1408 Haight Street San Francisco, CA 94117

Phone: (415) 864-6667

Tattoo Artists: Jacek Minkowski, Paul Block, Chris Leon, Larz, Nunu Balazos, Mario

Tattoo Profile: The oldest and best tattoo and piercing shop in the heart of the historic Haight Ashbury district of San Francisco. We have been doing all styles of tattooing, traditional, Japanese, tribal, celtic, new skool, black and grey, or full color, and piercing for over 16 years.

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Jen Wong – San Francisco, California

Jen Wong - San Francisco, California

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Tattoo City San Francisco

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Tattoo City

Address: 700 Lombard Street San Francisco, CA 94133

Phone: (415) 345-9437

Tattoo Artists: Ed Hardy, Doug Hardy, Mary Joy, Jen Lee, Kahlil Rintye

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Body Manipulations San Francisco

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Body Manipulations

Address: 3234 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Phone: (415) 621-0408

Tattoo Artists: Colin Stevens, YoshiYuki Suzuki

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Joe Kelly – San Francisco, California

Joe Kelly - San Francisco, California

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Weston Weller – San Francisco, California

Weston Weller - San Francisco, California

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Stefan Johnsson – San Francisco, California

Stefan Johnsson - San Francisco, California

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Luke Francis – San Francisco, California

Luke Francis - San Francisco, California

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Black & Blue Tattoo San Francisco

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Black & Blue Tattoo

Address: 381 Guerrero Street San Francisco, CA 94103

Phone: (415) 626-0770

Tattoo Artists: Idexa, Brucius, Michael, Jess Koala, Kristy, Samantha, Ian, Chris, Lianna, Vinh

Tattoo Profile: Black and Blue is a female-owned, gender-inclusive tattoo studio with a solid reputation for treating our clients right. Established in 1995. Up to ten artists with a range of styles and specialties are available to work with you on creating your next (or very first!) piece of skin art.

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Jen Lee – San Francisco, California

Jen Lee - San Francisco, California

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Samantha Sue – San Francisco, California

Samantha Sue - San Francisco, California

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Haight Ashbury Tattoo and Piercing San Francisco

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Haight Ashbury Tattoo and Piercing

Address: 1525 Haight Street San Francisco, CA 94117

Phone: (415) 431-2218

Tattoo Artists: Larz, Alex, Kevin, Nicholas

Tattoo Profile: Welcome to Haight Ashbury Tattoo and Piercing located a few doors down from the historic corner of Haight and Ashbury. We're truly a destination for those looking to break away from big box homogenized retail. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff can help with whatever your curiosities may be.

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Deanna Wardin Tattoos San Francisco

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Deanna Wardin (Tattoo Boogaloo)

Address: 528 Green Street San Francisco, CA 94133

Phone: (415) 391-1053

Tattoo Profile: I am a shop co-owner and tattoo artist at Tattoo Boogaloo in the heart of North Beach in San Francisco, California. Because of my varied interests, It now seems that a lot of my tattoos look like paintings with elements of graphic design, and a lot of my illustrations look like tattoos.

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Chris Henry – San Francisco, California

Chris Henry - San Francisco, California

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Jon Montalvo – San Francisco, California

Jon Montalvo - San Francisco, California

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Mike Davis – San Francisco, California

Mike Davis - San Francisco, California

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Zac Amendolia – San Francisco, California

Zac Amendolia - San Francisco, California

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Tattoo Boogaloo San Francisco

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Tattoo Boogaloo

Address: 528 Green Street San Francisco, CA 94133

Phone: (415) 391-1053

Tattoo Artists: Deanna Wardin, Mez Love, Chris Henry, Katie Grinstead Zeitler, Kyle, Stevie

Tattoo Profile: We are an appointment only tattoo studio, and we no longer offer piercing services. Feel free to e-mail your artist of choice, or call the shop to set up an appointment with our next available artist!

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Danny Boy Smith – San Francisco, California

Danny Boy Smith - San Francisco, California

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Eye of the Tiger Tattoo San Francisco

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Eye of the Tiger Tattoo

Address: 1309 20th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122

Phone: (415) 753-9648

Tattoo Artists: Salem, Beth Gould, Marco Casado, Oliver Kenton

Tattoo Profile: Trust is an important part of tattooing that we take seriously at our studio. Wether your interested in getting a small tattoo that takes minuets or a design that will take hours, we will take the time to help you find what you want.

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Austin Maples – San Francisco, California

Austin Maples - San Francisco, California

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Blue Dragon Tattoo San Francisco

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Blue Dragon Tattoo

Address: 3402 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94118

Phone: (415) 742-4467

Tattoo Artists: Jeff Gentry, Nakona, Hayden Strong

Tattoo Profile: We are a close-knit group of artists dedicated to creating quality tattoos. We treat every client with care and respect. We have a high level of stylistic versatility ranging from dotwork, bold traditional, realistic, and illustrative tattooing. Stop by the shop and talk with us about your ideas. Walk-ins are always welcome!

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Idle Hand Tattoo Studio San Francisco

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Idle Hand Tattoo Studio

Address: 575 Haight Street San Francisco, CA 94117

Phone: (415) 552-4353

Tattoo Artists: Holly Ellis, Austin Maples, Ross Jones, Derick Montez, Gary Royal, Matt Howse

Tattoo Profile: Idle Hand was established in 2004 in the Lower Haight neighborhood of San Francisco. Holly took over as owner in 2007. It's seen many changes over the years and will continue to change and grow!

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Holly Ellis – San Francisco, California

Holly Ellis - San Francisco, California

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Cyclops Tattoo San Francisco

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Cyclops Tattoo

Address: 513 Valencia Street San Francisco, CA 94110

Phone: (415) 621-2657

Tattoo Artists: Jason Stein, Sweet Cicely Daniher

Tattoo Profile: We are a custom tattoo shop. We are happy to work with your original idea and make it into a unique tattoo.

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Tonya Vyeda – San Francisco, California

Tonya Vyeda - San Francisco, California

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Eric Jones – San Francisco, California

Eric Jones - San Francisco, California

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Ross Jones – San Francisco, California

Ross Jones - San Francisco, California

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Courtney O’Shea – San Francisco, California

Courtney O'Shea - San Francisco, California

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One Shot Tattoo San Francisco

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One Shot Tattoo

Address: 555 Irving Street San Francisco, CA 94122

Phone: (415) 731-7468

Tattoo Artists: Dave Bobrick, Rob Merrill, Katie Gray, Brian Jones, Dre Li, Rick Schenk

Tattoo Profile: In 2003 One Shot opened their doors in the heart of the Inner Sunset district of San Francisco. Established out of a long history of tattooing tradition in the City, One Shot Tattoo embarked on a mission to provide the very best tattoo experience possible.

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Seventh Son Tattoo San Francisco

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Seventh Son Tattoo

Address: 765 Clementina St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Phone: (415) 551-7766

Tattoo Artists: Luke Stewart, Jeff Croci, Cecelia Wingate, Dave Robinson, Andrew Mann

Tattoo Profile: Before booking an appointment, it is really helpful to review each artist's portfolio, this will help you find the right artist for you. Each artist's schedule is different, but booking is typically anywhere from 1 week to 6 months. Please contact only one artist at a time. If you're interested in the first available appointment by any of the artists, please select the "Any Artist" option.

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Thomas Fernández – San Francisco, California

Thomas Fernández - San Francisco, California

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Cold Steel America San Francisco

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Cold Steel America

Address: 1783 Haight Street San Francisco, CA 94117

Phone: (415) 933-7233

Tattoo Artists: Kevin Quirke, Weston Weller

Tattoo Profile: We at Cold Steel take pride in the lengths we take to provide a safe, clean, and comfortable environment for all seeking to modify themselves.

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Sweet Cicely Daniher – San Francisco, California

Sweet Cicely Daniher - San Francisco, California

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San Francisco, California has a rich tattoo history. Featuring shops such as One Shot Tattoo, body Manipulations, Picture Machine Tattoo, Cold Steel America, Mom’s Body Shop Tattoo & Piercing, and Rose Gold’s Tattoo & Piercing, San Francisco is a great destination if you’re looking for some new ink. With a population of around 813,000, there are lots of potential customers for the parlors in town. Yelp currently lists 109 different shops when searching for “tattoo” in San Francisco. Google Places lists 529 different tattoo shops in the San Francisco area, which shows how competitive the city truly is. Seventh Son Tattoo currently boasts one of the largest selections of artists in the area, listing the following artists on their site: Luke Stewart, Erik Rieth, Jeff Croci, Joey Armstrong, Nick Chaboya, Gordon Combs, Cecelia Altamirano, Greg Rojas, and Orly Locquaio. 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


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