We have manually picked the best Tattoo Artists in the Santa Barbara, California area by checking their online client reviews for the best star ratings, and by reading customer testimonials to verify reliability and customer satisfaction. We selected these local businesses based on their expertise and excellence to help you find the right business to meet your needs
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805 Ink was established in 2008 by JJ Ortiz. The studio is board certified by Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) providing tattoos services to Santa Barbara and the surrounding areas. The shop features highly skilled and experienced artists that are dedicated to providing a pleasant experience at the shop. They are well versed in a variety of tattoo styles such as American tradition, black and grey, Japanese, lettering, color realism, neo - tradition and others. They provide aftercare services and maintain a clean, safe and friendly atmosphere. Appointments are always preferred but they also take walk-ins when possible.
Been here twice now and have had great experiences both times. Jake took me as a walkin over the summer and was friendly and helpful, plus he does a kickass tattoo. Decided to stick with what I know and come back here for another tattoo, even though I live all the way by LAX. 10/10 would recommend and will definitely be back again.
Great people and talented artists. A super positive vibe, clean shop and great music! Went in with an idea for a tattoo and came out with an amazing design that nailed what I was looking for.
Energy Tattoo was established in 1999 by Nic and PjFerrante to provide custom tattoos and body piercing services. The tattooists in the studio offer free consultations by taking time to explore and discuss the different ideas with the clients. They offer a wide range of tattoo styles such as Japanese, American traditional, color, black and grey among others. The piercers try to make it less traumatic by using high-quality products and selections of exotic jewelry to choose maintaining high sterilization levels. The artists prefer appointments but always welcome walk-ins when possible.
great service, and experience overall. got a beautiful first tattoo by J Medina. staff is friendly and non intimidating.
Wonderful and professional tattooists and piercers. The place I would recommend to all my friends. Very welcoming and spacious open floor plan, with privacy when needed. Great music and art on the walls and a killer set of flash to choose from.
Golden Eagle Tattoo is a leading tattoo shop in Santa Barbara offering custom tattoos and all kinds of body modification. The artists in the studio are professional and experienced in different artistic work. The tattooists are well versed in a variety of styles such as black and grey, color, lettering, and traditional among others. The artists are dedicated to creating exceptional arts that match the client’s unique personality. The piercers use modern equipment for less traumatic experience. They maintain clean, sterilized, and comfortable environment.
I was worked on by Mark, he is incredibly friendly and worked quickly.
Andrew and Vanae are so amazing. For both of my tattoos I just walked in with a solid idea of what I wanted and both artists worked magic to make my designs beautiful and forever-lasting! Great fine-line, texture, and color. They are wonderful. Will recommend to anyone and everyone!
Lucky Fish is a premium art shop in Santa Barbara providing custom tattoo services. The studio features reputable international tattooist such as Pat Fish well known for Celtic Tattoo arts. She is well versed in a variety of tattoo styles such as color, realism, black and grey, ancient and others. She provides aftercare services and maintains high levels of sterilization. She takes appointments only. Besides, the shop also sells other artistic merchandise. Lucky Fish is clean, safe and friendly to all its clients
I was looking for a highly recommended Celtic tattoo artist and found Pat on the internet. I traveled from Huntington Beach to Santa Barbara and had Pat do my cover-up tattoo. She spent about 6 hours completing her work of art on my arm. I couldn't be happier with the results!!! Some advice for people seeking a tattoo; don't settle for an average artist, find the best and don't be cheap when your body is the canvas. I am scheduling another appointment to do a cover up on my left arm.
In 2004, I set out to find the best Celtic tattoo artist in the US and quickly discovered that Pat fit the bill. She takes real pride in her work to ensure that your tattoo is truly a piece of art and meets your expectations. What many don't realize is the hours upon hours that Pat invests behind the scenes to draw and study each piece of knotwork so it's up to standard. I've been to Santa Barbara six times in the last ten years - flying in each time from all corners of the country. Every dollar I've invested in travel has been worth it, without question. I couldn't give her and Colin a higher recommendation.
Mission Tattoo was established in 2008 by Tomac Henson serving Santa Barbara and the surrounding areas. Tomac has studied 2-d, ceramics, 3-d, drafting, sculpture and metal casting among others. Tomac and his colleague Jimmy Bell are well versed with a wide range of tattoo styles such as color, black and grey, traditional and realism and others. Besides tattooing, they provide piercing services and use quality jewelry maintaining high sterilization standards. They ensure to keep a clean and a safe environment and participate in art events.
Great people awesome artist. Great prices. Totally get a tattoo from someone who knows what they're doing. That's the artist at Mission Tattoo
super happy with the work which is done up to now, I'm glad I decided for Jimmy as an artist, will give an update as soon as its finished
Other World Tattoo is owned by Sebastian Orth who is a sole artist in the studio offering custom tattoo services. Sebastian is proficient in a wide range of tattooing styles such as black and grey, color, biomechanical, tradition, realism and Japanese among others. He is keen to detail meeting the client’s expectation by providing quality art work. He works on building strong customer relationship for future business. He ensures the safety of the clients by keeping a clean, sterile and friendly atmosphere.
Sebastian is amazing! I live in Springfield, MO and I will gladly make the trip to Santa Barbara to get a tattoo here. It's worth every single penny and every single second of time. They're very relaxed and laid back and fun to talk to. And Sebastian is an expert, I can give him my ideas and put my trust in his hands completely and know that he will give me exactly what I want, and that his years of experience make listening to any suggestions he gives absolutely worth it. The man knows what he's doing.
Sebastian has beautifully reworked all of my old tattoos that I had gotten somewhere else. He's an exceptional artist and we're lucky to have him in Santa Barbara. And, everyone at the shop is friendly and laid back. I'm very thankful to have found Otherworld Tattoo and for the many hours Sebastian has spent creatively fixing and upgrading work that was done by others. I highly recommend this shop. A+++