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Best Tattoo Artists in
Huntington Beach
2019

Why These Tattoo Artists?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored tattoo artists on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best tattoo artists in Huntington Beach, CA.

Reviewed Curated Top Picks 57 41 18

Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

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

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

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Bad Influence Tattoo

Bad Influence Tattoo is a Southern California tattoo shop based in Fountain Valley providing creative designs to Orange County for over a decade. This studio specializes in black and gray, color work, and Asian influences tattoos. The team will also gladly help steer clients in the direction of whatever design is best for them. Customers speak highly about their professionalism and passion. The studio also provides piercing services.

Fountain Valley, CA 92708 (714) 531-2155

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Black Umbrella Tattoo and Art Gallery

Black Umbrella Tattoo and Art Gallery is a Garden Grove-based tattoo shop and art space serving the Orange County area. After spending over a decade in the tattoo industry, owner and artist Kurtis Gibson opened Black Umbrella with the vision of creating a multi-medium atmosphere. The studio hosts art workshops, shows, and other art-driven events. Customers speak highly about their creative designs, fun environment, and involvement within the community.

Garden Grove, CA 92840 (714) 638-4644

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HB Tattoo

HB Tattoo is Huntington Beach’s first tattoo shop and still provides creative designs to Southern California residents for over two decades. The studio currently houses eight artists and specializes in a variety of genres, such as realism, black and gray, bright and bold American traditional, lettering, as well as Japanese. This well-reviewed tattoo shop also provides piercing services.

Huntington Beach, CA 92647 (714) 374-4948

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Illuminati Tattoo Lounge

Illuminati Tattoo Lounge is a Southern California tattoo shop based in Fullerton serving the Orange County area. Founded by Rafael Barragan, Illuminati houses a total of 8 full-time artists specializing in many styles: black and gray, fine line, traditional, neo-traditional, Japanese, old school, new school, portraits, graffiti, and fine art tattoos. The newly designed lounge has a spacious environment meant to put the client at ease.

Fullerton, CA 92831 (714) 356-1348

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Mechanical Concept Tattoo

Mechanical Concept Tattoo is a Huntington Beach-based tattoo shop in Orange County specializing in a range of different styles - black and gray, portrait, color realism, Japanese, etc. After 20 years in the tattoo industry, owner Brian Ragusin opened Mechanical Concepts almost five years ago with a vision of creating a relaxed and friendly environment. Clients speak highly about their customer service and patience.

Huntington Beach, CA 92647 (714) 841-2161

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Mi Familia Tattoo Studio

Mi Familia Tattoo Studio is an Anaheim-based tattoo shop serving the Orange Country area for almost a decade. The studio specializes in black and gray, realism, portraits, custom lettering, color work, traditional, cover-ups and oriental. Guest artists are regularly featured, including past contestants from Inkmasters. Customers speak highly of their comfortable atmosphere, professionalism, and talented designs.

Anaheim, CA 92802 (714) 808-0156

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My Tattoo

My Tattoo is a Southern California tattoo and piercing shop in Huntington Beach designing a variety of tattoos using both machine and traditional tebori hand style. After opening their Los Angeles studio over a decade ago, owner Jess Yen expanded to Huntington Beach and now serves Orange County. Jess and his team of artists showcase a diverse selection of custom styles and always sterilize equipment in a three-step process. All artists have received blood disease prevention training and are Blood Borne Pathogen Certified Body Art Technicians.

Huntington Beach, CA 92647 (714) 847-8484

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OC Tattoo

OC Tattoo is a tattoo shop based in Westminster producing high-quality designs for the Orange Country area. The studio houses over ten professional tattoo artists all specializing in almost every style of tattoo: free hand, color, black and gray, traditional, etc. For over a decade, OC Tattoo strives to be a friendly and comfortable environment and continues to work with hospital-level sterilization techniques.

Westminster, CA 92683 (714) 899-1144

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Opie Ortiz Tattoo and Fine Art

Opie Ortiz Tattoo and Fine Art is the company of Seal Beach-based tattoo artist Opie Ortiz, who serves the Orange County and Long Beach metro area. He is an American artist specializing in tattoos, pop art, and murals. His tattoo designs range from black and grays and colors to owl tattoos. Opie is well known for his art that was featured on the album covers of famous ska punk band Sublime. He is a special guest tattoo artist at Still Life Tattoo in Seal Beach.

Seal Beach, CA 90740 (562) 900-6288

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Outer Limits Tattoo

Outer Limits Tattoo is a tattoo shop based in Costa Mesa producing creative designs for the Orange County area. Owned and operated by legendary tattoo icon, Kari Barba, the studio houses a group of diverse artists who can offer clients any tattoo style. Outer Limits in Costa Mesa is located at CAMP, a green space offering dining, art, and shopping. The studio also offers piercing services and a retail shop featuring jewelry and art.

Costa Mesa, CA 92626 (714) 241-8287

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Paper Crane Tattoo Studio

Paper Crane Tattoo Studio is a Long Beach-based tattoo shop serving the Huntington Beach metro area in Southern California. Founder and owner Mikey Vigilante opened Paper Crane Tattoo Studio almost five years ago, the first tattoo shop in downtown Long Beach. Now, this highly rated studio houses seven artists, and customers speak highly about their high-quality artwork and friendliness. The studio specializes in producing original tailored-to-fit tattoos.

Long Beach, CA 90802 (562) 999-1454

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Players Club Tattoo Parlor

Players Club Tattoo Parlor is a tattoo and piercing shop in Huntington Beach producing American traditional, black and gray, portraits, lettering, tribal, Japanese, and custom designs throughout the Orange County area. The shop has 50 years of combined experience in which all artists have a minimum of 5 years experience in the both tattoo and piercing industry. Walk ins welcomed.

Huntington Beach, CA 92648 (714) 968-0658

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Port City Tattoo

Port City Tattoo is a Long Beach-based tattoo shop well-known for being one of Southern California’s best. For almost five years, the studio has been building its reputation, and it was able to open a second location in Costa Mesa just two years ago. Each tattoo artist has over ten years of experience and offers many styles: portraits, black and gray, traditional, and realistic, among many others. In 2014, the Costa Mesa studio was voted the best tattoo shop in Orange County by the OC Weekly.

Costa Mesa, CA 92626 (714) 708-2120

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Q Tattoo

Q Tattoo is a tattoo shop in Huntington Beach serving the Orange County area. The studio houses three artists who specialize in black and gray, realism, mandala, fine lines, and custom tattoos. Customers speak highly about their friendliness, designs, and the comfortable and clean environment.

Huntington Beach, CA 92647 (714) 841-4670

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Spellbound Tattoos

Spellbound Tattoos is a Long Beach-based tattoo shop serving Los Angeles and Orange County. Owner and artist Tiffany Garcia specializes in an array of styles and focuses on her connection with clients to bring their ideas to life. Tiffany is a regular at tattoo conventions across the country where she learns about new techniques and designs from fellow artists while expanding her work.

Long Beach, CA 90802 (562) 999-1454

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Still Life Tattoo

Still Life Tattoo opened in 2011 as Seal Beach’s first and only tattoo shop. The shop has been serving the Orange County area for the past five years with owner Tim Shelton and his team producing custom designs, flash, or pre-designed tattoos. Clients speak highly about their cover-up abilities, attention to detail, and friendliness.

Seal Beach, CA 90740 (562) 296-8066

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Torch Tattoo

Torch Tattoo is a Southern California tattoo shop in Anaheim serving the Orange County area. For the past six years, the studio specializes in black and gray, bold traditional, and fine line tattoos. Located near Disneyland, Angels Stadium, and Honda Center, Torch Tattoo hosts guest artists from all around the world while keeping customers comfortable in a relaxed, friendly, and clean environment.

Anaheim, CA 92805 (714) 533-9200

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Transitions Tattoo

Transitions Tattoo is a Huntington Beach-based tattoo and piercing shop serving the Orange County area for the past decade. This studio has a variety of styles and custom work, where artists specialize in realism, portrait, black and gray, and traditional designs. Transitions Tattoo, a highly reviewed and award-winning tattoo and piercing shop, takes pride in its customer service and knowledge.

Huntington Beach, CA 92674 (714) 375-9071

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