Here are 58 of the best Oakland 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
Lucky 13 Tattoo
Address: 1301 1/2 Park St Alameda, CA 94501
Phone: (510) 871-4488
Tattoo Profile: Located on top of the popular Lucky 13 Bar in historic downtown Alameda, our shop hosts a team of 7 diverse artists in a newly restored 2,300 square foot studio. With devotion to our craft and respect for our clients, we here at Lucky 13 Tattoo strive to provide everyone that walks in our doors with a positive memory and a work of art that will last a lifetime.
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Old Crow Tattoo & Gallery
Address: 362 Grand Avenue Oakland, CA 94610
Phone: (510) 834-2769
Tattoo Profile: Oakland’s favorite tattoo shop owned by Philip Milic. Open 7 years and still shining.
True Love Tattoo
Address: 2700 San Pablo Ave Ste 100 Berkeley, CA 94702
Phone: (510) 841-5683
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.
Sacred Rose Tattoo
Address: 1728 University Avenue Berkeley, CA 94703
Phone: (510) 883-1083
Tattoo Profile: Sacred Rose Tattoo has been a Bay Area favorite since it opened its doors in 1998. Throughout the past twelve years we have succeeded in providing beautiful, custom, quality tattoos to customers from all over the world. Our shop provides a friendly comfortable environment, with excellent customer service. We go above and beyond, featuring eight award winning artists with professional art degrees and a dedication to tattooing as an art form.
Zebra Tattoo & Body Piercing
Address: 2467 Telegraph Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704
Phone: (510) 649-8002
Tattoo Profile: Zebra Tattoo and Body Piercing art attracts interest like magic, lasts a lifetime, and stays young forever. With deep experience, insight and creativity our artists create magic especially for you. Zebra opened over twenty five years ago in the Bay Area and quickly became known for its high art of tattoo and body piercing backed with strict adherence to sterilization guidelines and its use of non-allergenic dyes. Zebra is committed to give you the safest, most artistic experience anywhere. We invite you to explore your creative vision with us.
FTW Tattoo Parlor
Address: 6536 Telegraph Avenue Oakland, CA 94609
Phone: (510) 595-0389
Tattoo Profile: FTW is open from 12pm to 7pm every day. We are strictly a tattoo shop, specializing in custom tattoos. We are not a high volume fast paced tattoo emporium. We are an intimate owner operated shop that firmly believes in creating the absolute best tattoo possible for each occassion. Walk ins are always welcome, however given how busy the shop is its suggested that you make an appointment two to four weeks ahead of time.
Pretty in Ink
Address: 2329 Santa Clara Ave Ste 205 Alameda, CA 94501
Phone: (510) 263-8004
Tattoo Profile: Pretty In Ink is a female owned and operated private tattoo studio in the heart of downtown Alameda. We are appointment only so you know that your artist’s attention will be focused fully on you and your tattoo. We create custom tattoos according to your specifications to make a unique piece of art for you to wear with you always. Call to make your appointment today!
Address: 472 7th St Oakland, CA 94607
Phone: (510) 251-8287
Tattoo Profile: We started Sacred Tattoo with one goal- to provide the most flash and hand drawn tattoos in the Bay Area. We have been in business for over 10 years providing Northern California with the cleanest shop and the best designs. Come by today!
Berkeley Tattoo Parlour
Address: 2804 San Pablo Ave Berkeley, CA 94702
Phone: (510) 549-2828
Tattoo Profile: Berkeley Tattoo Parlour was founded in 2008. We are stoked to be your choice for clean, friendly, top quality tattoos, in Berkeley, the East Bay, and the entire state of California. We do custom tattoos in all styles: full color, black and grey, celtic, rribal, portraiture and realism, sci-fi, anime, old school and all types of custom lettering. Cover-ups and the reworking of old tattoos are always welcome. Drawing is our passion!
Address: 4130 Broadway Oakland, CA 94611
Phone: (510) 922-8901
Tattoo Profile: Premium Tattoo specializes in providing excellent custom tattoo work. We pride ourselves on the fact that we provide the best customer service in town, and tattoos you will be proud of for life. Premium Tattoo was voted “Best Tattoo Shop” by East Bay Express readers!
Bell & Iron Tattoo
Address: 3512 Grand Ave Oakland, CA 94610
Phone: (510) 788-7473
Tattoo Profile: Bell & Iron is a new Tattoo Studio in the heart of the Grand Lake Area of Oakland. We offer a large variety of tattoo styles, from black and grey realism, dot work, mandala work and graphic linework to full-color traditional, japanese, script and much more. We provide new tattoos as well as cover-up tattoos.
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Diving Swallow Tattoo
Address: 264 14th Street Oakland, CA 94612
Tattoo Profile: Diving Swallow is collaborative of female tattoo artists who have created a beautiful and welcoming environment to be tattooed in. We are committed to providing clients with uniquely artistic and technically superb body art in a variety of styles.
Address: 4125 Piedmont Ave Ste 5 Oakland, CA 94611
Phone: (510) 858-5090
Tattoo Profile: Apex Tattoo is a tattoo parlor of the highest caliber. Located in the heart of Oakland California on Piedmont Avenue, Apex Tattoo offers top quality tattooing with a positive and inviting experience. While being a new addition to the Oakland tattoo scene, the tattoo studio offers varied artists with decades of combined experience. Apex is a shop that specializes in custom work, both large and small, from full body suits to a simplistic name. Walk-ins are welcome as well as booking by appointment.
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Five & Dime Tattoo
Address: 1607 2nd Avenue Oakland, CA 94606
Phone: (510) 444-3444
Tattoo Profile: Since our shop opened its doors in 2010, our artists have created quality, professional tattoos for satisfied clients throughout the Bay Area. Our artists strive to produce high-end tattoos that live up to the standards of our most important critics our customers.
Address: 2434 Dwight Way, Berkeley, CA
Phone: (510) 644-0968
Tattoo Profile: Industrial Tattoo is independently owned and operated by an established team of body modification specialists. We feature some of the finest tattoo artists and have only the most skilled piercers in the Bay Area. We pride ourselves in excellent customer service and your satisfaction! Our staff is extremely friendly and knowledgeable and our expertise shows in the quality of our work and our environment.
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.
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