Here are 75 of the best Southern California tattoo artists and shops according to our research. If you think we should add anyone to the list or if you see anything that should be edited, contact us by clicking here
Lucy Hu – Los Angeles, California
Khoi Nguyen – Los Angeles, California
Still Life Tattoo
Address: 1500 PCH, Unit F, Seal Beach, CA 90740
Tattoo Profile: Appointment and walk-in tattoo shop in Seal Beach, California. This is Seal Beach’s first ever tattoo shop. Owned and operated by Tim Shelton.
Justin Tauch (Paper Crane Studio)
Address: 530 E Broadway, Long Beach, CA 90802
Phone: (562) 999-1454
Tattoo Profile: I am a tattoo artist and illustrator from Chicago, IL. I have been tattooing professionally since 2010 and I specialize in custom work. I enjoy tattooing nature, space and sea life inspired imagery with an illustrative style. I am currently located in Long Beach, California.
Alex Paiva Lopez – Los Angeles, California
Danny Boy – Los Angeles, California
Owen J – Los Angeles, California
Man Yao – Los Angeles, California
Devx Ruiz – San Diego, California
Fella – San Diego, California
Mike Erwin – Los Angeles, California
James Carrillo – San Diego, California
Broken Art Tattoo
Address: 2400 Hyperion Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90039
Phone: (323) 661-4777
Tattoo Profile: Established in 2005, Broken Art Tattoo was opened by Jeremy Swan. Located in Silverlake, the shop offers the coolest environment and best tattoos around. All the artists offer their own unique custom designs that are tailor made from your ideas. Give us a call and see what we can do for you.
Body Mark’s Tattoo
Address: 3066 El Cajon Blvd. San Diego, California 92104
Phone: (619) 280-3610
Tattoo Artists: Mark Nes, Tom Veling, Mischa Matulich
Tattoo Profile: Voted “Best Tattoo Shop in San Diego” by San Diego City Beat magazine twice, we are committed to providing our clients with a clean and creative tattoo experience. Whether you are looking for something small and discreet or a large, artistic piece, the team here will guide you through your experience with knowledge and friendliness.
Marlon M Toney – Los Angeles, California
Alessio Ricci – San Diego, California
Tom Veling – San Diego, California
Eighth Element Tattoo
Address: 8756 Warner Ave, Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Phone: (714) 847-4777
Tattoo Profile: Eighth Element Tattoo has been open since 2009 and continues to strive as one of Orange County’s premier tattoo studios. Advanced Training in the latest sterilization techniques and equipment, and Bloodborne Pathogens Certification. We are a International award-winning custom tattoo studio. Eighth Element Tattoo is owned by Frank Tran.
Port City Tattoo
Address: 4290 Pacific Coast Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90804
Phone: (562) 494-6800
Tattoo Profile: Port City Tattoo originally started as a Long Beach Tattoo Shop back in April of 2012. This area in Southern California has been viewed as one of the best places in the World to get high quality Long Beach Tattoos. In the spirit of expanding our unique Port City Tattoo brand, and spreading top-notch artistry through tattooing,
Address: 4714 Franklin Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Phone: (323) 661-0720
Tattoo Profile: After 18 years in Pasadena, resident artist Jason Schroder has brought Incognito to the lovely Los Feliz Village. The shop is now by appointment only. So please check out the work on the website and give us a call. Jason specializes in Asian and traditional Americana, but can fulfill whatever tattoo needs may arise.
Olde Tyme Tattoo
Address: Cigarette Plaza, 2900 N Brea Blvd, Fullerton, CA 92835
Phone: (714) 671-9529
Tattoo Profile: Olde Tyme Tattoo has a comfortable and professional atmosphere and is located the historic city of Fullerton. We offer classically trained artists with decades of collective experience in a variety of styles from photo-realism to traditional American style tattooing. Our true specialty is versatility. Our reviews speak for themselves
Above All Tattoo
Address: 1026 Garnet Avenue San Diego, CA 92109
Phone: (858) 270-8287
Tattoo Artists: Eddie, Rick, Arty, Woody, Kurt, Bennett, Steve Pure
Tattoo Profile: Our goal is to give you the best experience you can have, At Above All we pride ourselves on quality tattooing and only hire the best artists in town. The best way to get your new tattoo is come in the shop and talk with an artist and allow them time to design your tattoo.
Gust Razo – San Diego, California
Angel Reynosa – San Diego, California
Tattoo Styles: Realism, Portraits, Custom
Tattoo Profile: I’ve been a tattoo artist since 2002. I love tattooing and art. I own and work at Black Anchor Collective in the High Desert Hesperia, Ca. It’s between Los Angeles and Las Vegas so if you’re driving by stop by and say hi. I work with really talented artists and great friends, Carlos Rojas, Jojo, and of course my apprentice and younger brother, Mat Hurtado. I love tattooing and all that it has given me and my family. I couldn’t have dreamed I would have the experiences that I’ve had and all the great people that I have met because of tattooing, and for that I am truly greatful.
Address: 2854 West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Phone: (323) 666-1313
Tattoo Profile: We specialize in many styles ranging from American traditional to realistic, custom designs, color, black and gray, to anything in between – bring in your ideas and we’ll work with your vision to make you happy.
Crimson Moon Tattoo & Piercing
Address: 13433 Lambert Rd, Whittier, CA 90605
Phone: (562) 693-2640
Tattoo Profile: Established in 2013. Family owned business started in 2013 striving to provide awesome and sterile Tattoos and piercings on clients.
Nhan Huynh – San Diego, California
Remington Tattoo Parlor
Address: 3009 Myrtle St San Diego, CA 92104
Phone: (619) 795-8915
Tattoo Artists: Terry Ribera, Nathaniel Gann, Gustavo Razo, Chris Cockrill, Alessio Ricci, Jasmine Worth, Bobby Flores, John Sabin
Tattoo Profile: Remington Tattooâ€”named after our 1900’s Remington Typewriter and inspired by those who honor tradition, and the craftsmen who have become artists. We hope when you enter Remington Tattoo, you feel nostalgic of a bygone era and appreciate the hard work, beauty and quality of all things hand-made. We are serious about tattooing, and passionate about the art involved. We invite clients to come on in and share their ideas on their next tattooing project, whether it be large or small.
Chapter One Tattoo
Address: 4861 Newport Avenue, San Diego, CA
Phone: (619) 255-8400
Tattoo Artists: Cash Scott, Adam Harper, Albert Rivera, Isaac Combs, Colton Philips, Slava
Tattoo Profile: At Chapter One Tattoo Studio we pride ourselves in being a well rounded custom tattoo shop specializing is all styles of tattooing from black and grey, portraits, color, realism, traditional American, and Japanese tattooing. No tattoo is too big or too small we are happy to accommodate any request.
Address: 914 West Washington Street, San Diego, CA
Phone: (619) 866-6856
Tattoo Artists: Briana Sargent, Meg Knobel, Curtis Perrodin, Jill Hollingsworth, Kristy Nadine, Brian Lynch, David Flores, Buju
Tattoo Profile: Buju Tattoo’s artists offer a wide range of creative style, talent and capability. We focus on top quality self-expression with masterful artistic execution. We pride ourselves in delivering a fun, friendly tattooing experience with exceptional artistry to meet each client’s needs.
Kipper Thomas – San Diego, California
Address: 1230 South Garfield Avenue, Alhambra, CA 91801
Phone: (626) 570-9224
Tattoo Profile: My Tattoo is a multi-cultural tattoo shop located in Southern California. We specialize in producing a variety of tattoos using both machine and traditional tebori hand style. We are dedicated to providing you with exceptional body art and customer service.
Mi Familia Tattoo Studio
Address: 1523 W Katella Ave #106, Anaheim, Ca 92802
Phone: (714) 808-0156
Tattoo Profile: We tattoo Black and Gray Realism, Portraits, custom lettering, color work, traditional, coverups and oriental.
Michael Yniguez – Los Angeles, California
All Hallows Ink
Address: 110 North Harbor Blvd., Fullerton, CA 92832
Phone: (714) 871-3035
Tattoo Profile: We specialize in custom tattooing and professional body piercing. We have 6 tattoo artists and 2 professional piercers to choose from. Our artists work ranges from traditional, to portrait, black and grey, and lots of color. We have someone for everything you might be thinking to dream up. Let us bring your designs to life. We are a group of professionally published award winning artists… come in today and get your tattoo or piercing. Walk-In’s are always welcome too!
Saints & Sinners
Address: 9141 Garden Grove Blvd, #A, Garden Grove, CA 92844
Phone: (714) 620-5831
Tattoo Profile: We specialize in american traditional, neo traditional, lettering, black and grey portraits, cover ups, cosmetic tattooing (eyebrows), and photo realism.
Rebecca Min – San Diego, California
Molly Mae – Los Angeles, California
Nico Bassill – Los Angeles, California
Address: 1655 North Glassell Street, Orange, CA 92867
Phone: (714) 921-8282
Tattoo Profile: We specialize in all styles for any art collector like beautiful bold color to old school traditional; Japanese body suits to Aztec culture; black and grey to dramatic lettering. Always clean and sterile, single use needles, hospital grade sterilization and our staff maintains the cleanest bathroom in the industry (In our humble opinion of course).
John Saletra – Los Angeles, California
Port City Tattoo
Address: 1145 Baker St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Phone: (714) 708-2120
Tattoo Profile: Port City Tattoo originally started as a Long Beach Tattoo Shop back in April of 2012. This area in Southern California has been viewed as one of the best places in the World to get high quality Long Beach Tattoos. In the spirit of expanding our unique Port City Tattoo brand, and spreading top-notch artistry through tattooing, we opened the doors to our Costa Mesa Tattoo Shop location in August of 2014.
Sagent Staygold – Los Angeles, California
Bobby Flores – San Diego, California
Rus Laich – Los Angeles, California
Alex Kuo – San Diego, California
Diana DeAugustine – San Diego, California
Phone: (760) 820-1188
Tattoo Styles: Realism, Portrait, Custom
Tattoo Profile: I got my start in tattooing through my friend Jeff Cooper in March of 2010. So I have been tattooing a relatively short time. Check out my portfolio and contact me to setup a consultation.
Shamrock Social Club
Address: 9026 West Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Phone: (310) 271-9664
Tattoo Profile: We are a “full service” tattoo shop. We specialize in fine line black and grey as well as American traditional, Japanese, photo realism, and all forms of color tattooing.
Address: 1755 S Claudina Way, Anaheim, CA 92805
Phone: (714) 533-9200
Tattoo Profile: Torch Tattoo opened in 2010 in Anaheim, California near Disneyland, Angel Stadium, and the Honda Center. We are experienced artists who create high-quality designs in a friendly, relaxed, and clean environment.
Full Circle Tattoo
Address: 2312 30th Street San Diego, CA 92104
Phone: (619) 226-6575
Tattoo Artists: Bill Canales, Gemma Pariente, James Tran, Michelle Rubano, Pete Vaca, Chong Tramontana, Devx, Mauricio Pastor, Angel Reynosa
Tattoo Profile: After originally opening the shop in Ocean Beach, CA, owner Bill Canales decided to pack up and move Full Circle Tattoo a few miles away to a hip little neighborhood in San Diego called South Park. This was back in 2011, and he would be the first one to admit that it was the right decision! Come visit the shop, enjoy one of the nearby bars or restaurants, and don’t forget to bring your skin!
Chase Otis – San Diego, California
Church of Steel
Address: 1433 University Ave Ste A San Diego, CA 92103
Phone: (619) 232-5752
Tattoo Artists: Lance Haunrogue, Thomas, Marcel Britten
Tattoo Profile: We want you to feel comfortable and at home when visiting our shop. We take special care to maintain a very clean and professional establishment where it is obvious that the needs of our clients are our first priority. The shop is a quiet place, intended to set a peaceful and tranquil mood, so that your piercing or tattoo experience can be a memorable one. Our music choice is palatable to all, and is never loud or obnoxious.
Nittis Tattoo Parlor
Address: 1037 Broadway, Chula Vista, CA 91911
Phone: (619) 427-6484
Tattoo Profile: The Nitti brand is coveted in the streets of the South Side, from Chicago to San Diego and beyond. To be Nitti Made is to personify the timeless code handed down across generations: Honor the traditions of our predecessors, boldly carve our own niche from the new frontier; Cultivate the freshest creative talent and unleash it upon the World; Earn the respect and adulation of our peers by living this life to its fullest. Only the best are Nitti Made.
Cal State Crew
Address: 555 Broadway, Suite 2024, Chula Vista, CA 91910
Phone: (619) 395-2171
Tattoo Profile: Chula Vista Professional Tattoo Shop! Come here to get your next piece and local urban-designed shirts!
David Flores – San Diego, California
Kristen Fancher – Los Angeles, California
Address: 1253 Garnet Avenue San Diego, CA 92109
Phone: (858) 274-9140
Tattoo Artists: Chris Von Bong, Paul Faulk, Tattoo Mike, Karin, Ronnie
Tattoo Profile: Offering professional custom tattooing and the finest body piercing/modification to San Diego for the last 18 years.
Avalon Tattoo II
Address: 3039 Adams Ave Fl 2 San Diego, CA 92116
Phone: (619) 280-1957
Tattoo Artists: Fip Buchanan, Mike Stobbe, Dave Warshaw, Panch Perez, Alex Kuo, Jo Ann Atwood, Chris Antlers, D
Tattoo Profile: Here at Avalon II in North Park, we have an award-winning team of professional artists from around the world who are very versatile and creative. If you are looking for a specific style of tattoo art, take a look at our portfolio’s online, give us a call, or come on down to the shop, we’d love to discuss your next project.
Inkfiend Art Studio
Address: 2428 West Valley Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 91803
Phone: (626) 588-2078
Tattoo Profile: We’re located in Los Angeles, California’s area of Alhambra. We’re artist that respect the game and work that strive to better ourselves on a daily basis. Here at Inkfiend Art Studio, we take pride in creating you one of a kind pieces in a safe and comfortable environment. Our artists are well trained and professional. Take some time and browse around our website to learn more about the artist as well as our work. You can also keep up to date with our news. When you’re ready, stop on by for a consultation or just to say hi!
Andrew Moore – Los Angeles, California
Fine Tattoo Work
Address: 745 West Chapman Ave, Orange, CA 92868
Phone: (714) 997-4389
Tattoo Profile: Fine Tattoo Work was established by Lucky Bastard in 2004. He began his tattoo career in 1989 and is world renowned for his traditional Americana and Japanese work. Fine Tattoo Work is now housed with some of the most talented and professional artists in the business. In 2011 they moved locations to it’s current home in Old Towne Orange, California.
Goethe Silva – Los Angeles, California
Matty Butler – San Diego, California
Jasmine Worth – San Diego, California
Rory Keating – San Diego, California
Address: 1968 Garnet Ave. San Diego, CA 92109
Phone: (619) 942-9737
Tattoo Artists: Shane Wallin
Tattoo Profile: Garnet Tattoo, located in Pacific Beach. Call today for a free consultation or to setup an appointment. Shane Wallin specializes in all custom tattoos to meet your specific needs.
Jill Hollingsworth – San Diego, California
Mike DeVries – Los Angeles, California
Tattoo Styles: Realism, Portrait, Custom
Tattoo Profile: I started tattooing professionally in 2003. As I progressed as a tattoo artist I soon realized that I found my niche with color realism. Constantly refining and polishing this craft keeps me extremely busy and motivated to climb to the next level. A glimpse through my portfolio reveals my preference for wildlife and portrait tattoos. Although realism is the style I’m technically “known for,” I do enjoy tattooing other styles and incorporating different aspects in my work to keep things fresh and interesting. Southern California’s own, Mike Devries is another fantastic tattoo artist. It’s hard to find another tattoo artist that can match Mike’s color realism talents. This award winning artist owns his own shop in Northridge, CA called MD Tattoo Studio and you should consider yourself lucky if you can get in to see him. However, we feel he’s worth the wait.
Gemma – San Diego, California
Joshua Hernandez – Los Angeles, California
Adolfo Vicious – Los Angeles, California
Yer Cheat’n Heart Tattoo
Address: 49 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Phone: (310) 318-8980
Tattoo Profile: World famous electric tattooing, specializing in American Traditional, Japanese, Black & Grey and Portraits. Female tattooers available and all staff is certified in cross contamination and disease prevention. Walk ins are always welcome! Completely custom designs. Family owned and operated.
Fabrizio Sassarini – Los Angeles, California
Most Popular Tattoo Styles
American Traditional, Biomechanical, Celtic, Cover Up, Japanese, New School, Photo Realism, Polynesian, Portrait, Watercolor, Script, Floral, Geometric, Black & Grey, 3D, Black & White, Tribal, Animal, Mandala, White Ink, Sacred Geometry, Trash Polka, Vegan