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Fallen Angel Tattoo

5911 Auburn Boulevard, Citrus Heights, CA 95621
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  • Body Art

Business Description

Fallen Angel Tattoo has been serving the Sacramento and Citrus Heights areas since 2001. Each artist specializes in different art styles, including realism, neo-traditional, and graffiti. The tattoo studio also provides body piercing, including dermal anchor piercing, and carries a large selection of handmade jewelry. Fallen Angel Tattoo was featured on FYI's Red Hot Design, and the owner has done on-camera work with Epic Ink. Some of the artists can be found at local conventions such as City of Trees Art & Ink Expo Sacramento and Sacramento Wizard World Comic Con.

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4.7
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4.9 / 5 (82)

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Imperious Rex

7777 Sunrise Boulevard, Citrus Heights, CA 95610
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  • Body Art

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Imperious Rex is a tattoo shop that has been catering to Sacramento since 2013. Its roster of creatives works closely with clients to create art customized to individual preferences, often fine-tuning original ideas. The artists at Imperious Rex are versatile, their collective portfolio showcasing clean line work to full-color large tattoos. They can tattoo photorealistic portraits of humans and fauna; incorporate elements from mythologies and pop culture; and capture high-concept ideas. Clients can also purchase art prints and originals from the tattoo artists.

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5.0

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Leonardi Tattoo

4544 Auburn Boulevard, Sacramento, CA 95841
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  • Body Art

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Sacramento-based Leonardi Tattoo is a private studio owned and operated by tattoo artists Jennifer Leonardi and Alycia Harr. Leonardi and Harr began their careers under the apprenticeship of Bill Liberty. The tattoo shop specializes in large custom pieces, colored, gray, and cover-up artworks. The artists are available for consultation on tattoo designs and are usually booked two months in advance. Clients can purchase gift cards at the shop or on their website for their next appointment.

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5.0

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Liberty Tattoo Art and Ink

9244 Old State Highway, Newcastle, CA 95658
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  • Watercolor Tattoos

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Liberty Tattoo Art and Ink services the Sacramento area. Since 1975, artist Bill Liberty has been honing his craft in tattooing, which started with trading his Harley for an apprenticeship. He opened the studio in 1979 and was later joined by his wife, Lori, in 2013. The studio firmly employs protocols for booking, deposits, safety, and hygiene. It handles a wide variety of subjects and styles to suit diverse client needs.

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4.5 / 5 (17)
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Monroe Tattoo Parlor

9312 Greenback Lane, Orangevale, CA 95662
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  • Body Art

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Monroe Tattoo Parlor is a tattoo studio based in Orangevale that extends its services to the people of Sacramento. In business for more than a decade, it has become one of the oldest tattoo landmarks in Orangevale. Its resident artists can help clients achieve their aesthetic vision by creating tattoos unique to them. Styles they ink range from black and gray realism, linework, colorwork, portraiture, and watercolor. Interested individuals may book an appointment through the shop’s website.

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4.0
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Reclamare Tattoo

2737 Riverside Boulevard, Sacramento, CA 95818
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  • Body Art

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Reclamare Tattoo has been providing custom tattoos for clients in Sacramento since 2012. Its owner, Corey Bernhardt, has been tattooing for more than a decade. He specializes in illustrative, neo-traditional, and Japanese-style tattoos. He also likes to tattoo flowers, fungus, animals, fruits, and insects. His team of resident artists can also create different tattoo styles, including geometric, watercolor, hand-drawn lettering, pop culture, and Harry Potter-related designs. Additionally, Bernhardt and his team give clients an option to choose tattoo designs from their pre-drawn artworks.

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4.5
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Red Dragon Tattoo and Piercing

4920 Pacific Street, Rocklin, CA 95677
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  • Body Art
  • Piercings

Business Description

Red Dragon Tattoo and Piercing has been serving clients in Sacramento and nearby areas since 2002. The shop’s artists work on various designs, including portraits, custom tattoos, vibrant colors, black and gray wash, and American and Japanese traditional styles. It also offers piercing services and dermal implants. The shop has private piercing booths that are sterilized using hospital-grade cleaners. Owner and head piercer Ron Cox has been in the industry for more than a decade and focuses on custom piercings and microdermals.

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4.3
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4.6 / 5 (167)
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4.0 / 5 (119)

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River City Tattoo and Body Piercing

1021 2nd Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
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  • Piercings
  • Traditional Tattoos

Business Description

River City Tattoo and Body Piercing is a Sacramento-based tattoo and piercing studio that offers a wide range of body art services. Established in 2001, it is home to artists who specialize in all styles of tattooing, from black and gray realism to colorwork. They collaborate with clients who come into the shop for their preferred styles or an original piece. For the health and safety of guests and the staff, River City Tattoo and Body Piercing maintains a clean and sterile environment.

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4.5
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4.7 / 5 (19)

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Sacramento Tattoo & Piercing

2722 X Street, Sacramento, CA 95818
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  • Piercings

Business Description

Sacramento Tattoo & Piercing is one of the oldest tattoo shops in the Sacramento area, originally opening its doors in 1991. Its tattoo artists have years of experience in the body art industry, offering both flash or custom designs. They are able to work on different tattoo styles, use quality inks, and promote cleanliness in their workspace. This tattoo and piercing shop also accepts walk-ins. It is featured in tattoo-related publications, such as Urban Ink, Savage, Tattoo Revue, and Skin & Ink.

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5.0

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The American Tradition

1219 19th Street, Sacramento, CA 95811
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  • Body Art
  • Piercings

Business Description

The American Tradition is a tattoo studio in Sacramento that serves clients in and around the area. The studio is owned and founded by tattoo artist Ryan Tanton in 2008. He has been in the industry for years. Its tattoo artists have over ten years of professional experience. The American Tradition specializes in creating American traditional, full-color, and floral tattoo designs. The studio commits to providing a clean and safe tattoo environment for its customers.

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4.5 / 5 (450)
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4.9 / 5 (65)

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The Exotic Body

807 30th Street, Sacramento, CA 95816
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  • Body Art
  • Piercings
  • Jewelry
  • Traditional Tattoos

Business Description

The Exotic Body is a Sacramento-based tattoo shop that has served the area since 1990. Steveo is their in-house tattoo artist who works closely with clients to achieve their envisioned artworks. Owner Michael Hare and Samantha Kodani are the resident body piercers who offer piercings on the ear lobe, facial, oral, navel, septum, and genitals. The business carries a selection of jewelry that comes with piercings such as gold, wood, stone, glass, and titanium.

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4.5
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Wild Bill's Tattoo

115 Lincoln Street, Roseville, CA 95678
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  • Traditional Tattoos

Business Description

Wild Bill's Tattoo has been serving the Sacramento area for more than 35 years. The tattoo shop, based in Roseville, has been voted Best Tattoo Shop by readers of Sacramento Magazine for eleven years in a row. The owner of the studio has been tattooing for more than 40 years. The shop's work has been featured in Tattoo Magazine, Skin Art, Easyriders, In The Wind, Iron Horse, Outlaw Biker, and Biker Lifestyle.

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4.9

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do tattoo artists make more money working in a tattoo shop or opening their own?

Just as with any industry, there is a large risk associated with going into business for oneself. Any tattoo artist considering opening their own shop should ensure they have business management and marketing skills to enable their shop to succeed. While becoming a tattoo shop owner can be lucrative, artists who don't have the business skills to succeed may earn a higher salary working in an established shop.

What tools do tattoo artists need?

Most tattoo shops require artists to have their own supplies. That includes their own tattoo machines and necessary parts, such as needles, tubes, tips, and grips. Tattoo artists also need a large supply of ink and tattoo stencils.

Are there minimum training requirements to become a tattoo artist?

Every tattoo studio has its own requirements when it comes to training. In most cases, new artists are required to have a well-presented portfolio and spend several months working under the guidance of an experienced mentor. These teachers show how to use the tools of the trade, oversee designs, and instruct interactions with clients.

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