Best Tattoo Shops In San Diego

Below are the best 25 tattoo shops in San Diego picked by BestProsInTown

“If your looking to get some ink done. Look no further. This place is clean and up to standards. I got multiple work done by Mariana! She is friendly and professional. She is responsive to my questions.-Channly”

5Superb130 Reviews

“I love Even Keel. It’s the cleanest tattoo shop I’ve ever been into. Everyone there is so friendly and talented.”

5Superb97 Reviews

“One of my favorite tattoo experiences! I went with two of my co-workers while visiting san diego, and we all left with tattoos and had an awesome time. Jedi did mine and I love it. they accommodated 3 walk ins, were friendly and so clean!”

4.9Superb321 Reviews

“I've gotten a half sleeve from here and begin a full sleeve soon, both by Savage Sal and I'm so proud of them.”

5Superb66 Reviews

“Got 3 walk in tattoos done in just a few hours, with damn near a full consultation with each one. Derek is an amazing artist and such a fun personality. Great conversations, and gets the job done the right way. 10/10”

5Superb65 Reviews

“I highly recommend Church of Steel to anyone that wants to get pierced! I called 4 other shops that were highly recommended, unfortunately my daughter was too young to be pierced at their shops. Church of Steel was my last attempt at calling around and Art was so kind and accommodating. He was flexible with our appointment time, just wanted to make sure we were comfortable. Jay was our piercer, who was just as kind, calm and thorough. Jay is certified/took the necessary course to pierce babies. My daughter was first to be pierced, Jay explained EVERYTHING to us and what to expect. Even played the Bluey theme song to try to comfort her. My best friend and I were next to be pierced. Bestie has a huge fear of needles. Jay was just as calm, comforting and let us chat his ear off. The environment was so clean, sterile, and pretty cool artwork and pictures in the shop. They only accept cash but there’s an ATM in store.”

4.9Superb180 Reviews

“Visiting from Florida, got tattooed by Bree on a whim. She captured my vision perfectly, and did a perfect job. Extremely happy with the outcome!!”

4.9Superb153 Reviews

“The wife and I were walk-ins at opening, they were incredibly welcoming and polite. They were able to help us both get a new tattoo for her and a touch up for me. Tommy LaBaron did awesome work on my touch up. The work Chris Seller did on my wife is wonderful she loves it. I'll be back.”

4.9Superb124 Reviews

“My husband and I participated in the flash day event and had an amazing experience. The process to signup for the event was easy and we were quickly contacted with additional details. The shop was clean, organized and forms were easy to fill out.Our artist was Yushi and his art definitely lived up to what he posts online. Yushi was really helpful in deciding on placement and we are stoked with the final results. He even provided an aftercare pack that included all the instructions and some extra goodies. Amazing experience from the start of requesting the tattoo to completing the tattoo. I will definitely be going back to get a larger piece and highly recommend the shop and Yushi.Services: Color ink tattoos”

5Superb49 Reviews

“I was in town for a few days and wanted to get a tattoo for my friend in OB who recently passed. With next to no notice Kurt said he could get me in, and he also knew my friend who only lived two blocks away. I could definitely tell Kurt and Maria pride themselves on having a real sense of community. Kurt did an amazing job on the tat. Him and Maria are super friendly and funny and make for a very comfortable experience! Absolutely recommend to anyone, I’m grateful they could help me out and the tat means a lot to me!”

5Superb46 Reviews

“I’ve been coming to Culleton for my tattoos for years and his work is unbeatable. I’ve now taken my husband and 5-6 closest friends to get tattooed by him as well. Everyone at this shop is so talented and such awesome company, and this shop has a great vibe. It’s a great place to spend the afternoon and get some new artwork. I’ve gotten work at easily a dozen different shops over the years and this one is the best. I highly recommend you go see Culleton here. Here’s pics of a Bigfoot he did on my husband, and my Japanese family crest, a Mom tattoo and the word “hustle” he did on me. Culleton is extremely versatile and I’ve seen him knock out fine line, black & grey, traditional, neotraditional, illustrative and color, all equally right out of the park.”

4.9Superb98 Reviews

“I had Jeff as my artist, man gets his work done fast and still provides a great atmosphere and conversation. All the artists in the shop seem the same. Me being a walk in, jeff still took the time to draw up what i had in mind.”

4.9Superb95 Reviews

“Brooke is an amazing artist. She helped me conceptualize, draw, plan etc. I had loose ideas about what I wanted and she turned them into something better than I had imagined. Highly recommend working with Brooke!”

4.9Superb95 Reviews

“Super friendly and clean! Did a walk in they hand drew exactly what I wanted and it turned out better than I imagined. Fast too, had Chris do the tattoo”

4.9Superb73 Reviews

“I got my first tattoo from Mike and it came out amazing! When I called Mike I told him I have never had a tattoo. I wanted the words \\\"Love yourself\\\" with a nice background. Mike came up with a custom piece that that was perfect for who I am. I recommend getting your next tattoo from Southbay Mike!”

4.9Superb60 Reviews

“Vipers ink tattoo is the Best place I prefer to get any size tattoo from . The artist is friendly, nice and clean shopServices: Color ink tattoos”

5Superb29 Reviews

“Ben Rounds did my tattoo! He’s super professional and thorough he made sure it was exactly how I wanted it. He’s very good with details, my tattoo was in my grandmothers handwriting. He did such a good job I went back to get a second tattoo and recommended my friends get their tattoos from him as well! THANKS BEN!! ?”

4.9Superb56 Reviews

“My first tattoo ever, and Patrick, the owner made it a good experience and I am so happy with his work. He is an amazing artist and does a great job! I’m already planning for more with him. Highly recommend him!!Service: Color ink tattoos”

4.9Superb54 Reviews

“Fari is the best! She is a great professional and artist. She listened to me carefully and provided great, high-quality service. I strongly recommend her for microblading.”

4.9Superb48 Reviews

“I had an idea for a heart with my deceased parents names in mind. I’m 59 and this was to be my very first tattoo. With an artistic eye, and wealth of experience, Mark used the tools of his trade to show me what was possible and aesthetically pleasing. As I can only draw stick men, I can’t tell you how impressed I was with his process. I felt like a chimp watching a man rebuild a carburetor. The result is more than I could have hoped for. It is a masterpiece worthy of the fine people it honors. Thank you Mark.Service: Color ink tattoos”

5Superb25 Reviews

“Tanner did a beautiful job on a script tattoo for me. It was in a sensitive area and he has very soft hands- did NOT hurt- and the lines are perfect. Don't be fooled by his apparent age, he does great work and is very professional (great bedside manner) and the price was reasonable. I will definitely go back to him for my next ink.”

5Superb23 Reviews

“It's a great place to get tattoos also the Friday the 13th deals are always amazing a Dan is the coolest guy you can ever get tatted by”

5Superb22 Reviews

“Adorable tattoo is great Glen has great customer service and a great tattoo artist been goin to him for years. He always hooks it up. My wife get her hair cut from his wife she is great at styling hair too”

5Superb22 Reviews

“couldn’t say enough great things about the shop and my artist, nick.nick has done quite a few of my tattoos and the experience is top notch - he goes out of his way to make sure i’m comfortable during the experience, produces amazing work, and always meets me with amazing conversation. further than getting a tattoo, it feels more like hanging out with a friend and i leave feeling slightly cooler than i felt coming in. i’ve done a mix of his designs and mine and every time he delivers something stronger than i was expecting and is open to tweaks or adjustments as needed.i see any reason to go to anybody else in san diego, truthfully.the shop is clean, has a really cool vibe, and everybody there seems to communicate really well and they genuinely all seem like great people.”

5Superb22 Reviews

“I'm so in love with my tattoo deadass. Jose Herrera did such an amazing job. He was very kind and attentive. Definitely patient as well. Definitely going back to him for my next tattoo!”

4.9Superb40 Reviews

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