California Tattoo Artists

Here are 54 of the best 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

Chris Henry – San Francisco, California

instagram icon Instagram


sacramento-tattoo-shop-legacy-tattoo-3sacramento-tattoo-shop-legacy-tattoo-2sacramento-tattoo-shop-legacy-tattoo-1sacramento-tattoo-shop-legacy-tattoo

Legacy Tattoo

Address: 5140 Folsom Boulevard Sacramento, CA 95819

Phone: (916) 454-5404

Tattoo Artists: Jackson, Steve Trevino, Jason Sheffield, Jose Diaz, Tayler Wooten

Tattoo Profile: Legacy Tattoo was founded in 2006 by Jackson and is located in beautiful East Sacramento, CA. Legacy is a custom electric tattoo studio that offers a diverse collection of artists specializing in popular styles of tattooing such as; American traditional, Japanese, black & grey, realism, portraits, and more.

Site Facebook Yelp instagram icon Instagram


san-jose-tattoo-shop-federal-tattoo-1san-jose-tattoo-shop-federal-tattoo-2san-jose-tattoo-shop-federal-tattoo-3san-jose-tattoo-shop-federal-tattoo

Federal Tattoo

Address: 299 E Washington Ave Sunnyvale, CA 94086

Phone: (408) 462-9275

Tattoo Artists: Jesse Helms, Fidel Resendez Jr, Tony Silva, Kenyon

Tattoo Profile: Walk ins or appointments, custom designs or choose from our extensive collection of popular designs, everyone is welcome. Our artists will take the time to work with you and make sure you have the tattoo that is tailored to your wishes. We specialize in all types of tattoos, so call or come by and meet with one of our artists today.

Site Facebook Yelp instagram icon Instagram


LA Tattoo Artist Owen 4LA Tattoo Artist Owen 3LA Tattoo Artist Owen 2LA Tattoo Artist Owen 1

The Tattoo Lounge

Address: 12206 Venice Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90066

Phone: (310) 391-5181

Tattoo Profile: Established in 2006, The Tattoo Lounge offers high quality custom tattooing in a professional atmosphere. All of our artists have certification of the Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Training Class and are registered with the Department of Public Health.

Site Facebook Yelp instagram icon Instagram


Yushi – San Diego, California

instagram icon Instagram


Stephen Bailey – Sacramento, California

instagram icon Instagram


San Diego Tattoo Artist Cash Scott 4San Diego Tattoo Artist Cash Scott 3San Diego Tattoo Artist Cash Scott 2San Diego Tattoo Artist Cash Scott 1

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.

Site Facebook Yelp instagram icon Instagram


Pavel Brodsky – Oakland, California

instagram icon Instagram


oakland-tattoo-shop-old-crow-tattoo-3oakland-tattoo-shop-old-crow-tattoo-2oakland-tattoo-shop-old-crow-tattoo-1oakland-tattoo-shop-old-crow-tattoo

Old Crow Tattoo & Gallery

Address: 362 Grand Avenue Oakland, CA 94610

Phone: (510) 834-2769

Tattoo Artists: Philip Milic, Bryan Proteau, Dave Rodriguez, Evan Esk Wilson, Halley Mason, Holi Barahati, Laura Taylor, Sabreena Haque, Sean Gillespie

Tattoo Profile: Oakland’s favorite tattoo shop owned by Philip Milic. Open 7 years and still shining.

Site Facebook Yelp instagram icon Instagram


Justin Warn – Anaheim, California

instagram icon Instagram


Los Angeles Tattoo Artist Rich Martinez 1Los Angeles Tattoo Artist Rich Martinez 2Los Angeles Tattoo Artist Rich Martinez 3Los Angeles Tattoo Artist Rich Martinez 4

Rich Martinez – Los Angeles, California

instagram icon Instagram


Huntington Beach Tattoo Artist Jose Villa 1Huntington Beach Tattoo Artist Jose Villa 2Huntington Beach Tattoo Artist Jose Villa 3Huntington Beach Tattoo Artist Jose Villa 4

Lowrider Tattoo

Address: 16014 Harbor Blvd, Fountain Valley, CA 92708

Phone: (714) 418-9575

Site Facebook Yelp instagram icon Instagram


los-angeles-tattoo-artist-monty-1 los-angeles-tattoo-artist-monty-2 los-angeles-tattoo-artist-monty-3 los-angeles-tattoo-artist-monty

The Honorable Society Tattoo Parlour

Address: 8424 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90069

Phone: (323) 654-2440

Tattoo Profile: Our purpose is to provide the most comfortable ambience for our customers and the most nurturing of creative environments for our artists, allowing for the cultivation of life-long relationships. Our commitment to excellence affords no error in ensuring that our customers have nothing but complete satisfaction in their experience within our walls. We invite your visitation and inquiry with open arms and receptive ears, and look forward to serving your artistic needs.

Site Facebook Yelp instagram icon Instagram


Los Angeles Tattoo Artist Jake Cavaliere 1Los Angeles Tattoo Artist Jake Cavaliere 2Los Angeles Tattoo Artist Jake Cavaliere 3Los Angeles Tattoo Artist Jake Cavaliere 4

Jake Cavaliere – Los Angeles, California

instagram icon Instagram


san-francisco-tattoo-artist-jason-stein-1san-francisco-tattoo-artist-jason-stein-2san-francisco-tattoo-artist-jason-stein-3san-francisco-tattoo-artist-jason-stein-4

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.

Site Facebook Yelp instagram icon Instagram


Nick James – Sacramento, California

instagram icon Instagram


Beto Redfeather – Huntington Beach, California

instagram icon Instagram


LA Tattoo Artist Johnny 2 Thirds 4LA Tattoo Artist Johnny 2 Thirds 3LA Tattoo Artist Johnny 2 Thirds 2LA Tattoo Artist Johnny 2 Thirds 1

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.

Site Facebook Yelp instagram icon Instagram


Damon Rischowsky

instagram icon Instagram


Roc Niko

instagram icon Instagram


Anaheim Tattoo Artists Marco Gomez 1Anaheim Tattoo Artists Marco Gomez 2Anaheim Tattoo Artists Marco Gomez 3Anaheim Tattoo Artists Marco Gomez 4

Goodfellas Tattoo

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).

Facebook Yelp instagram icon Instagram


Bobby Flores – San Diego, California

instagram icon Instagram


Kyle Lutge – Bakersfield, California

instagram icon Instagram


Melissa Taylor – Oakland, California

instagram icon Instagram


William Novotny – Huntington Beach, California

instagram icon Instagram


LA Tattoo Artist Jess Yen 4LA Tattoo Artist Jess Yen 3LA Tattoo Artist Jess Yen 2LA Tattoo Artist Jess Yen 1

My Tattoo

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.

Site Facebook Yelp instagram icon Instagram


Aaron Della Vedova – San Diego, California

instagram icon Instagram


Matt Klass – Oakland, California

instagram icon Instagram


Los Angeles Tattoo Artist Dustin Yip 1Los Angeles Tattoo Artist Dustin Yip 2Los Angeles Tattoo Artist Dustin Yip 3Los Angeles Tattoo Artist Dustin Yip 4

Dustin Yip – Los Angeles, California

instagram icon Instagram


oakland-tattoo-artist-amanda-go-3oakland-tattoo-artist-amanda-go-2oakland-tattoo-artist-amanda-go-1oakland-tattoo-artist-amanda-go

True Love Tattoo

Address: 2700 San Pablo Ave Ste 100 Berkeley, CA 94702

Phone: (510) 841-5683

Tattoo Artists: Dave Moore, Amanda Go, Daniel Herlihy, Matt Klass

Tattoo Profile: True Love Tattoo takes pride in being a well rounded, diverse shop capable of many styles of custom tattoo. We have artists proficient in traditional American, Japanese designs as well as black and grey, portraits, lettering, realism, geometry, and new skool design.

Site Facebook Yelp instagram icon Instagram


Anthony Roper – Oakland, California

instagram icon Instagram


Gust Razo – San Diego, California

instagram icon Instagram


Laura Wangerin – Long Beach, California

instagram icon Instagram


Nicholas Black – Sacramento, California

instagram icon Instagram


LA Tattoo Artist Jason Schroder 4LA Tattoo Artist Jason Schroder 3LA Tattoo Artist Jason Schroder 2LA Tattoo Artist Jason Schroder 1

Incognito Tattoo

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.

Site Facebook Yelp instagram icon Instagram


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, Taler Nicols

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.

Site Facebook Yelp instagram icon Instagram


San Jose Tattoo Artist Anthony Gonzales 4San Jose Tattoo Artist Anthony Gonzales 3San Jose Tattoo Artist Anthony Gonzales 2San Jose Tattoo Artist Anthony Gonzales 1

Lucky Stars Tattoo

Address: 1050 Blossom Hill Road San Jose, CA 95123

Phone: (408) 266-1186

Tattoo Artists: Martin Roberson, Anthony Gonzales, Jesse Deering, Joe Townzen, Damon Rischowsky

Site Facebook Yelp instagram icon Instagram


Billy Johnson – Bakersfield, California

instagram icon Instagram


Aaron Davis – Oakland, California

instagram icon Instagram


Long Beach Tattoo Artist Cole Strem 1Long Beach Tattoo Artist Cole Strem 2Long Beach Tattoo Artist Cole Strem 3Long Beach Tattoo Artist Cole Strem 4

Ace Of Hearts Tattoo

Address: 743 Pine Ave, Long Beach, CA 90813

Phone: (562) 685-1320

Tattoo Profile: Ace of Hearts Tattoo is a full service, professional tattoo shop now located on Pine Ave. in Long Beach, CA.

Facebook Yelp instagram icon Instagram


Bakersfield Tattoo Artist Johnny Diaz 1Bakersfield Tattoo Artist Johnny Diaz 2Bakersfield Tattoo Artist Johnny Diaz 3Bakersfield Tattoo Artist Johnny Diaz 4

The Painted Man

Address: 1829 F St, Bakersfield, CA 93301

Phone: (661) 332-8434

Facebook Yelp instagram icon Instagram


Ben Matthews – San Francisco, California

instagram icon Instagram


Los Angeles Tattoo Artist Fabrizio Sassarini 1Los Angeles Tattoo Artist Fabrizio Sassarini 2Los Angeles Tattoo Artist Fabrizio Sassarini 3Los Angeles Tattoo Artist Fabrizio Sassarini 4

Fabrizio Sassarini – Los Angeles, California

instagram icon Instagram


Chong Tramontana – San Diego, California

instagram icon Instagram


Los Angeles Tattoo Artist Emily Effler 1Los Angeles Tattoo Artist Emily Effler 2Los Angeles Tattoo Artist Emily Effler 3Los Angeles Tattoo Artist Emily Effler 4

Emily Effler – Los Angeles, California

instagram icon Instagram


Long Beach Tattoo Artist Sonny Daniel 1Long Beach Tattoo Artist Sonny Daniel 2Long Beach Tattoo Artist Sonny Daniel 3Long Beach Tattoo Artist Sonny Daniel 4

Signal Hill Tattoo

Address: 2105 E 27th St, Signal Hill, CA 90755

Phone: (562) 595-9700

Tattoo Profile: From cover-ups to one of a kind creations. Our artists are extremely talented, equiped, and ready to help you achieve your desired tattoo.

Site Facebook Yelp instagram icon Instagram


sacramento-tattoo-artist-char-hall-1sacramento-tattoo-artist-char-hall-2sacramento-tattoo-artist-maddy-1sacramento-tattoo-artist-maddy-2

Side Show Studios

Address: 2111 28th Street Sacramento, CA 95818

Phone: (916) 391-6400

Tattoo Artists: Char Hall, Maddy Smith

Tattoo Profile: Our artists are amazing! They come from a variety of different art backgrounds, giving the studio a supportive environment for fostering creativity. Stop in sometime to check out the gallery space if you are wanting to get a feel for our studio.

Site Facebook Yelp instagram icon Instagram


Anaheim Tattoo Artists Big Ceeze 1Anaheim Tattoo Artists Big Ceeze 2Anaheim Tattoo Artists Big Ceeze 3Anaheim Tattoo Artists Big Ceeze 4

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.

Site Facebook Yelp instagram icon Instagram


Fresno Tattoo Artist Peeze 1Fresno Tattoo Artist Peeze 2Fresno Tattoo Artist Peeze 3Fresno Tattoo Artist Peeze 4

Fresh Ink

Address: 564 E Olive Ave, Fresno, CA 93728

Phone: (559) 374-9535

Tattoo Profile: Tattoos, Custom Art, & Script…Only Place to get it freshly tatted!

Facebook Yelp instagram icon Instagram


Huntington Beach Tattoo Artist Quan 1Huntington Beach Tattoo Artist Quan 2Huntington Beach Tattoo Artist Quan 3Huntington Beach Tattoo Artist Quan 4

Q Tattoo

Address: 8450 Edinger Ave, Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Phone: (714) 841-4670

Tattoo Profile: Q Tattoo is your new local shop in OC with skillful and talented artists. This hot new spot is bringing years of experience from our artists closer to you.

Site Facebook Yelp instagram icon Instagram


Ben Mene – Long Beach, California

instagram icon Instagram


san-diego-tattoo-shop-eden-tattoo-gallery-3san-diego-tattoo-shop-eden-tattoo-gallery-2san-diego-tattoo-shop-eden-tattoo-gallery-1san-diego-tattoo-shop-eden-tattoo-gallery

Eden Tattoo Gallery

Address: 3001 Madison Ave San Diego, CA 92116

Phone: (619) 955-7237

Tattoo Artists: Mike Sirot, Rebecca Min, Matty Butler, Jeff Walker

Tattoo Profile: Eden is on the technological forefront of the industry, and is continually striving to provide the cleanest, most comfortable, and up to date procedures possible. Specializing in photorealism and custom designs as well as neotraditional.

Site Facebook Yelp instagram icon Instagram


Esk Evan Wilson – Oakland, California

Site instagram icon Instagram


Diana DeAugustine – San Diego, California

instagram icon Instagram


California has a rich tattoo history. Some of the best shops in the world are in this great state. Shops like Guru Tattoo in San Diego or Rose Gold’s Tattoo in San Francisco make up a small portion of the talent in California. This makes CA a great destination if you’re looking for some new ink. With a population of around 38 million plus, there are lots of potential customers for the parlors in state. Yelp currently lists over 1100 different shops when searching for “tattoo” in California. Google Places lists over 1500 different tattoo shops in the state, which shows the creativeness and talent of the people in this state. Forever Tattoo currently boasts one of the largest selections of artists in the area, listing the following artists on their site: Brent Patten, Eiland Hogan, Timpac Cyrus, Ian Carder, Chris Danley, and Rob Struven. 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. If you’re having trouble deciding where to go, let us know and we’ll help you decide.

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

[gravityform id=1 title=artist recommendation]

Please fill out the form below

[gravityform id=1 title=artist recommendation]

Please fill out the form below