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Best Tattoo Artists in Santa Monica
2021

Why These Tattoo Artists?

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

Memoirs Tattoo

Memoirs Tattoo is studio featuring a pool of artists offering custom tattooing services in Los Angeles. All artists at the studio manage their own schedules and communicate via emails only. The studio does not accept walk-in clientele. Customers are allowed to bring in a guest, but no children or pets are allowed. The shop is listed as one of the best tattoo shops in Los Angeles by the Hollywood List.

Los Angeles, CA 90036

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Solid Gallery One

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

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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

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