Tattoo Shop Guide: Los Angeles, California

Tattoo Shop Guide: Los Angeles, California

Check out some of our favorite tattoo studios in sunny California's booming metropolis, Los Angeles.

A city brimming with culture, creativity, and entertainment, Los Angeles has something to offer both visitors and locals alike. The California metropolis is home to many tattoo artists that have built themselves a name for their West Coast flair. From old school traditional to Chicano designs, with everything in between, this laid back beach town has something to offer everyone. Take a trip to this sunny Southern California city for your next tattoo destination!


At a young age Jeremiah Barba was exposed to the art of tattoos. Raised by the legendary tattoo artist, Kari Barba, Jeremiah set out to earn his own name within the tattoo community. After working under one of the most esteemed horror-based tattoo artists, Paul Booth, in New York City, Barba set out for the West Coast to open his own private tattoo and art studio: Conclave Art Studio. If you’re looking for your next dark art tattoo, look no further than Jeremiah Barba’s Conclave Art Studio.


After starring in TLC’s NY Ink Tommy Montoya set out to open a shop of his own. Choosing the gritty but glitzy city of Los Angeles, he began his own studio, Klockwork Tattoo Club, featuring himself and another artist by the name of Gino Genoski. Together the two, both highly qualified artists well known in the industry for their standards, specialize in black and gray, chicano, and realism tattoo styles.  


With the likes of Tim Hendricks and Chuco Moreno at the forefront of this shops popularity, Classic Tattoo in Fullerton, California is one of the most respected spots in the business. Dedicated to their clients, this tattoo studio is well known for its core family values and incredible high quality tattoo standards. Creating one of a kind designs, as well as clean, bold flash for appointments and walk ins alike, there is no doubt you'll have a memorable and welcoming experience at Classic Tattoo. 

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A beautiful fine art gallery, tattoo shop and piercing parlor all rolled into one set into the lush landscape of Laguna Beach. With artists like Sean Hall and Anthony Ianozzi concentrating their skills on ornamental blackwork, realism and stunning illustrative tattoos, Cast of Crowns is the perfect place to get a piece or piercing that you will treasure for ages. They also participate in the Laguna Beach First Thursdays Art Walk, so art lovers and tattoo collectors alike should stop by and take a peek at all they have to offer!


A multi award winning shop in the heart of San Clemente, Distinctive Body Art Studio is home to Shaun Loyer and Sid, two artists who are sure to make your tattoo dreams a reality. Whether it be sacred geometry, fine line illustrative work, vivid color realism, dark art or realism, the artists of DBA will give you a tattoo that you will absolutely love. An awesome duo and mainstay of the surrounding tattoo community, this shop is dedicated to giving their clients the best experience and piece possible. 

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