Idle Hand was established in 2004 in the Lower Haight neighborhood of San Francisco. Holly took over as owner in 2007. It's seen many changes over the years and will continue to change and grow!
There are 6 artists working at the shop: Holly Ellis, Jason Donahue, Austin Maples, Ross Jones, Gary Royal, and Derick Montez.
We've got a growing roster of guest artists who come tattoo at the shop when they are in town, check our instagram for most up to date dates!
We tattoo mostly in the Traditional Americana style. Due to the popularity of our artists, most work on appointments only but there is usually at least one person available for walk-ins, so don't be shy! We always have someone available for walkins on Saturday.
We love our receptionists/assistants, Petey Dammit and Molli. They take care of all of our needs and are the people who you'll most likely first meet when you enter the shop so be nice to them!