Yes. We take the time to get to know you and your tattoo ideas. Having an appointment gives us the time to relax and give you a great experience.
If you are interested in a same-day appointment please call us at (619) 269-2979 and we can let you know if there is availability for the day.
San Diego is a great tourist destination and has many hotel options. Little Italy is our area for your search options.
For a cool boutique hotel near the gallery we recommend the Porto Vista Hotel here in Little Italy. There are also great beach options: Ocean Beach, Mission Beach and Pacific Beach are within a short drive. We are located near downtown if you want a little urban experience.
No matter where you stay we can make your travel easier. Being close to the airport makes it easy if you need a pick up or drop off.
There is no charge for a consultation. Our artists set aside time in their schedules to meet and talk about your tattoo ideas, which is a great way to begin the experience and refine your tattoo concepts.
After the consultation if you are ready to set up your appointment we can take your deposit.
Please bring your driver's license, state ID, passport or military ID. Paper ID's are not a valid form of identification. No exceptions.
We prefer cash but do accept credit or debit. No personal checks or American Express. We also recommend bringing a book, iPod, iPad, or any other device to keep you entertained or distracted. Snacks are good to have as well as lunch if it's a full day session. There are plenty of local restaurants that deliver as well, but it's good to have something quick too. Click here to get 5 tips for your tattoo day.
Direct sunlight will absolutely damage a fresh tattoo. It takes up to 2 months for your skin to fully regenerate. If you tan or burn your tattoo, the ink can scar and brown out in color.
We recommend a spf 45 and above sunblock. This can be applied after one month of healing. Until that time, you should keep it protected with clothing or protective sun sleeves.
As far as swimming goes we recommend no swimming for two weeks. Showers are definitely good and recommended but no baths. It's the prolonged soaking that can affect your ink.