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
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.
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.
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.
Yushi – San Diego, California
Stephen Bailey – Sacramento, California
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.
Pavel Brodsky – Oakland, California
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.
Justin Warn – Anaheim, California
Rich Martinez – Los Angeles, California
Address: 16014 Harbor Blvd, Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Phone: (714) 418-9575
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.
Jake Cavaliere – Los Angeles, California
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.
Nick James – Sacramento, California
Beto Redfeather – Huntington Beach, 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.
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).
Bobby Flores – San Diego, California
Kyle Lutge – Bakersfield, California
Melissa Taylor – Oakland, California
William Novotny – Huntington Beach, 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.
Aaron Della Vedova – San Diego, California
Matt Klass – Oakland, California
Dustin Yip – Los Angeles, California
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.
Anthony Roper – Oakland, California
Gust Razo – San Diego, California
Laura Wangerin – Long Beach, California
Nicholas Black – Sacramento, California
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.
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.
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
Billy Johnson – Bakersfield, California
Aaron Davis – Oakland, California
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.
The Painted Man
Address: 1829 F St, Bakersfield, CA 93301
Phone: (661) 332-8434
Ben Matthews – San Francisco, California
Fabrizio Sassarini – Los Angeles, California
Chong Tramontana – San Diego, California
Emily Effler – Los Angeles, California
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Ben Mene – Long Beach, California
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.
Esk Evan Wilson – Oakland, California
Diana DeAugustine – San Diego, California
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