• Michelle H.
    Oct 2021

    My friend and I decided to get last minute tattoos, which Jeff accommodated. He kept us entertained throughout the process. Thank you!

  • Danielle W.
    Sep 2021

    Jeff was fantastic! My friend and I decided last minute to get a tattoo while on vacation down here and Jeff took us with only a few hours notice! He made us feel right at home in the shop and had us laughing and joking within a few minutes! 10/10 would recommend!

  • Lightning Blue
    Sep 2021

    Awesome experience talented artists always best service, Rick is amazing and I will be back

  • Shayna C.
    Sep 2021

    So first off I went to the shop because it was local and I thought that they would Be a higher in shopping that it's in Newport. I was wrong, I was very wrong. So I went for what would've been two sessions with TJ and while he was drawing up the rest of the idea for my second session, I had to leave take my cat to the emergency room so I had to leave. He charged me $300 for drawing up a 6" x 3" piece for my shoulder that he had already outlined the previous time. So I'm at a total of $500 plus the tip from the original session.I assumed that the $300 that I was paying him was going towards my next session as well, but as I just learned calling him today- " That money went to the shop" And that he didn't get paid anything for what he did. I think he assumed that since I'm from Newport that I have money which I DONT I'm a waitress for crying out loud! I can't afford to pay $1000 for a shoulder tattoo.And if I would've been informed of the actual cost of the full tattoo ahead of time I never would've had him start.Just the fact that he said "well you need to bring more money we need more money, Because what she brought last time didn't count" shows what a low class sleepy place this is

  • Em C.
    Aug 2021

    The other evening, me and a few friends wanted to get a tattoo. We weren't sure where to go so we found Balboa tattoo. We walked room and the guy was an a**hole right off the bat. He rudely asked us to shut the door and then proceeded to say "Bro we have the f*cking AC on in here can u shut it harder" (not to mention, its 10PM at night, lol). My boyfriend asks to see their tattoo books, and the guy tells us we can't look at one because of Covid so my boyfriend politely says "okay" and starts to pull up a picture of what he wants. The guy is standing there, extremely impatient, and my boyfriend asks how his day is going while he's pulling up the picture of what he wants to PAY this man to give him. The guy says to my boyfriend very aggressively "Do you want a f*cking tattoo or not". So my friend said "okay f*ck this, we're out of here". I've never seen anyone that's about to get paid and is getting business be such an a**hole. Just tell people you're done for the night. By far the worst tattoo shop/shop in general I've ever been. 0/10 recommend. Sincerely, the

  • Dawn B.
    Aug 2021

    Just got this beautiful butterfly done by TJ. I got it for my brother-in-law who passed early this year. This was the best experience and TJ is amazing! will go back and have TJ do more beautiful artwork! Thanks TJ!

  • Morgan H.
    Jul 2021

    Great walk-in experience! My friend and I came in for coordinates tattoos. Made sure everything was exactly as we wanted - placement, size, font etc. Not rushed which was greatly appreciated. Will be back!

  • Bridget B.
    Jun 2021

    TJ was very friendly and did a great job on my tattoo. It was exactly what I wanted. Very happy

  • Kristin M.
    Jun 2021

    Been coming here for years !!! Love this place the shop is clean the artists are professional and I absolutely love my newest tattoo ! Thank you so much I'll definitely be back .

  • Lacie I.
    Jun 2021

    My husband and I got letter tattoos while on vacation. The artist said shop minimum was $85 which we were fine with but the quality of this tattoo is not worth $85!! I have included photos of what I asked for, how it was wrapped, and what it looked like after healing. Although the tattoo artist was super nice this tattoo is not good work and now I have to pay more to get it fixed.

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Balboa Tattoo

2233 W Balboa Blvd #106, Newport Beach

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Monday: 12 - 10PMTuesday: 12 - 10PMWednesday: 12 - 8PMThursday: 12 - 10PMFriday: 12PM - 12AMSaturday: 12 - 11PMSunday: 12 - 8PM