Best Tattoo Shops in Santa Monica

Why These Tattoo Shops?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Santa Monica 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

Solid Gallery One

  • Traditional Tattoos

Solid Gallery One is an artist-owned and operated custom tattoo studio and art gallery in Los Angeles. The studio aims to bridge the gap between the contemporary art and tattoo communities. All tattooing is done by appointments, although walk-ins are not entirely ruled out. The studio’s leading artist has been featured in numerous publications, as well as Oxygen Channel’s Best Ink Season 2 and 3. The founder has also done custom tattoos for clients such as Nas, Snoop Dogg, Playboy, Darkstar Skateboards, and Busta Rhymes.

Los Angeles, CA 90036


Unbreakable Tattoo

Unbreakable Tattoo is a Studio City tattoo parlor offering custom designs with a focus on color. The studio is open every day from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A customer writes about one of the studio’s artists, “From start to finish Taku is your man for traditional Japanese! Not only he covered up a cover up, he is very polite, clean and knows what he is talking about. Waiting to start my sleeve or leg.”

Studio City, CA 91604