Best Tattoo Shops in Costa Mesa

Why These Tattoo Shops?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Costa Mesa Tattoo Shops on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Read more about our selection process

agape art collective

  • Portraits
  • Traditional Tattoos

agape art collective is a tattoo studio in Costa Mesa. Artist Jake Mello has been tattooing for over eight years. Client satisfaction comes first for him. Artist Melissa Daye has been tattooing for over 14 years and likes to do custom work, but she will work with clients’ requests. The studio is open seven days a week and also offers piercing. Clients remark on the compliments they get on their tattoos.

Costa Mesa, CA 92627


Cali Life Tattoo

Cali Life Tattoo is a Costa Mesa studio that specializes in cover ups, black and gray, color, traditional, fine line, new school, and old school tattoos. They also provide piercings. Clients appreciate the detail and clean lines in their tattoos.

Costa Mesa, CA 92627


Lowrider Tattoo Studios

Lowrider Tattoo Studios is a Fountain Valley studio that specializes in fine line black and gray work. The studio is open every day except Sunday. Clients like the quality of the tattoos and the customer service.

Fountain Valley, CA 92708


OC Tattoo Inc

  • Piercings
  • Body Art

OC Tattoo is a Westminster studio that has been serving clients for over 12 years. It is one of the premier tattoo shops in Orange County. There are over 10 professional tattoo artists that provide custom tattoos, traditional, Japanese, color, black and gray, and other styles. They also have a tattoo flash for clients to choose from. The artists use hospital-level sterilization techniques and the shop is fully licensed. Clients like the environment and the quality of the artwork.

7134 Garden Grove Boulevard
Westminster, CA 92683

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Players Club Tattoo

  • Geometric Tattoos
  • Watercolor Tattoos
  • Traditional Tattoos
  • Body Art

Players Club Tattoo is a tattoo parlor in Costa Mesa. The shop provides custom tattoo services and even has options for cover-up tattoo designs. Players Club Tattoo had its beginnings in Amsterdam in 1999 that spread to other parts of the globe including Hawaii, Canada, and Spain. Its team of tattoo artists has a combined professional experience of over 50 years in the tattoo industry. They offer tattoo techniques such as portraits, traditional designs, letterings, and realistic designs.

18822 Beach Boulevard
Huntington Beach, CA 92648

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Still Life Tattoo

  • Neotraditional Tattoos
  • Traditional Tattoos

Still Life Tattoo is a Seal Beach studio that has been open for over four years. The artists provide flash or pre-designed tattoos as well as custom tattoos. The shop is owned and operated by Tim Shelton and is open Monday to Saturday and on Sunday by appointment only. Clients like the experience they had at the studio and the artists’ talent.

1500 California 1
Seal Beach, CA 90740

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Tim Hendricks

  • Body Art

Tim Hendricks is a professional tattoo artist with Classic Tattoo that serves residential and commercial clients in Costa Mesa. He specializes in a wide range of tattoo styles, including black and gray tones, classic designs, portrait-style tattoos, and colored tattoos. Tim has more than 30 years of experience as a tattoo artist. He also works for Saltwater Tattoo Supply, where he designs and produces tattoo machines. His knowledge and continuous search for new designs have allowed him to offer unique and diversified designs and styles.

521 North Harbor Boulevard
Fullerton, CA 92835

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