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Cathy Montie is the founder and owner of Absolute Tattoos based in Clairemont Mesa Blvd in San Diego. She started it in 1998 with services in tattooing, piercings, and permanent cosmetics. The shop complies with the local Health Department Blood Borne Pathogen and maintains high levels of cleanliness and sterility while at the same time offering clients comfort and privacy. The full-service tattoo parlor has artists skilled in a variety of styles such as traditional and neotraditional, coverups, portraits, watercolor, illusions and so much more.
I love this place every one is super friendly and humorous and Fella does amazing work! They all do, but Fellas my guy!
Outstanding staff. Fella is a top notch artist . The atmosphere in the shop is laid back and makes the customers feel welcome
American Tattoo located at Black Mnt. Road provides services in tattooing and piercings. The artists at the shop have a combined experience of more than 20 years. The ink crew is talented in trash polka, neotraditional and traditional, floral, custom tattoos, scenery, new school and old school, script, black work, geometric, and dark tattoos. High standards of sterility and hygiene are observed at all times and aftercare advice and recommendations given.
This place was rad! Decided to get some ink on a whim while on holidays and these guys were super chill and accommodating. Good prices, great atmosphere, and excellent service! Very hygienic shop, very skilled artists. Everything you would want from a tattoo parlor and more!
The tattoo parlor was started in the late 90s by Seth Reynolds and Anthony Lanucci. Seth graduated from Fashion Institute of Technology Manhattan with a degree in illustration. The parlor is located on Garnet Avenue in San Diego. Funhouse Tattoos has a crew that is super talented in different styles such as Japanese tattoos, Polynesian, Illustrative/ realism, black and grey, watercolor tattoos, neotraditional and traditional, horror/ fantasy, and biomechanical /organic tattoos. Piercing services are also available at the shop.
I went in around 7pm and Otto was working with a client. About two hours later he finished and stayed for another two hours, past closing time, just to draw up a revised sketch of my tattoo idea. The next day I went in at 2pm and he had already been there for an hour before opening just to finish up my drawing. We ended up doing the tattoo and it came out beautiful. Otto is definitely the guy to go to. He cares and is really in the zone when he works. Wouldn't want anybody else doing my tattoo in San Diego.
Aaron Dela Vedova established the tattoo studio in 2002 with two locations in Pacific Beach and Little Italy. The shop has 17 of Southern California’s most talented artists who take their time in understanding a customer’s desires. They are all talented in different diverse styles such as traditional tattoos, customized, tribal, gray and black, realism, portraits, cartoons, animations, colored tattoos, 3D tattoos and many more styles. The facilities are state of the art and offer clients privacy they need.
Nothing but quality artists at this shop. It's also super clean. My artist Eric Cooper is incredible. His focus on aftercare has made healing easy. I'd give it more stars if I could.
Terry Ribera with over 17 years of experience in art industry opened her own tattoo shop in 2011. She had previously worked for some of the best tattoo shops such as Tahiti Felix’s Master Tattoo in San Diego and Dare Devil Tattoo in NYC. She has been published in Total Tattoo, Flash, Savage, Tattoo Artist Magazine, and Tattoo Life. Some styles to expect from the shop include biomechanical, illustrative, Japanese and Asian, and art nouveau.
Every artist here is absolutely amazing! However - I only go to Terry Ribera for all of my work. You can't go wrong at this shop for tattoos - and remember that some artist do have a waiting list - so be prepared to plan ahead. Love this shop and it's the only place I will get tattooed. ... period.
Amazing, Highly Recommended. Terry Ribera is the example of what an Artist should be. He is patient, he listens and he explains everything to the detail. His level of professionalism is beyond great. I am definitely coming back for more.
Being one of the most top-rated tattoo shops in the region, SD Tattoos on Hancock Street in San Diego continues to provide top-notch services since 2011. The artists exercise high levels of cleanliness and sterility when conducting their business. Some of the styles tattooed include tribal, new school, old school, tribal, black and grey, realism and fantasy. The shop has won several awards and recognitions such as the 2016 and 2017 A-List Best Tattoo and Piercing and Expertise Best Tattoo Artists in San Diego.
Don worked from 2pm - 8:30pm (with a few breaks) on my tattoo and it turned out truly amazing. The over all quality of this is stunning and contains very attentive details. Really captured exactly what I was picturing. He was very professional and made the process as painless as it could be. Both Don and Kevin were great company for the few hours I was there, cool dudes. I will no doubt be coming back to Don for my future tattoos. Thanks!