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Best Tattoo Shops in Simi Valley, CA

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Simi Valley 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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11032 Ventura Boulevard, Studio City, CA 91604

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Yelp
5.0 (1132)
Facebook
4.7 (2)

Why choose this provider?

Studio City Tattoo has been tattooing in Studio City since 1992. Clients can request custom designs or bring in their own artwork and enjoy a state-of-the-art studio with the newest chairs, sterilization tools, procedures, and autoclaves for a comfortable, safe, and effective tattoo experience. Artists are CAL O.S.H.A Bloodborne Pathogens certified and licensed by the Los Angeles Health Department, employ single-use needles, ink, and tubes, and tattoo with the vegan-safe Fusion Ink. Galleries for the ten in-house artists are available for viewing online, walk-ins are welcome, and body piercing services are available as well along with a selection of top-quality body jewelry. Studio City Tattoo is also an authorized dealer of Bill Wall Leather.

  • Watercolor Tattoos
  • Piercings
  • Traditional Tattoos

7211 Van Nuys Boulevard, Van Nuys, CA 91405

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4.5 (410)
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4.5 (115)

Why choose this provider?

Rich Ink Tattoo in Simi Valley has been in the business since 2009. Its award-winning tattoo artists accept custom designs in all colors and locations. The business relies on state-of-the-art tools and hygienic procedures to deliver maximum comfort and safety for clients. The team is trained to use full hygienic gear, including disinfectants, latex gloves, masks, and disposable aprons. The shop also offers piercings and permanent makeup services. Walk-ins are welcome.

  • Piercings
  • Traditional Tattoos

530 Los Angeles Avenue, Moorpark, CA 93021

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4.5 (144)
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4.7 (2)

Why choose this provider?

Clear Vision Tattoo is a custom tattoo studio that serves the residents of Simi Valley and its nearby areas. In 2011, Rick Sutherland formed the shop to provide different tattooing styles, such as traditional, watercolor, and Japanese. It also offers piercing and permanent makeup. In addition, Clear Vision holds fundraisers for local anti-drug organizations. Rick started to learn tattooing in 1988 and his work has been published in Tattoo Magazine.

  • Piercings
  • Traditional Tattoos
  • Neotraditional Tattoos

2315 Kuehner Drive, Simi Valley, CA 93063

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4.5 (477)
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4.5 (82)

Why choose this provider?

The Tattoo Room has been providing custom tattoo services in Simi Valley for more than 10 years. The shop has a team of talented artists specializing in various tattoo designs such as portraits, animals, watercolor, and illustration. Danielle Oberosle and Heather Sinn founded it, both internationally published and award-winning tattoo artists. Danielle has been in the industry for over two decades and has received recognition from Skin & Ink. Heather has appeared in several magazines and on Spike TV’s reality show “Ink Master.”

  • Traditional Tattoos

Compare our Top Tattoo Shops

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Studio City Tattoo
11032 Ventura Boulevard, Studio City, CA 91604
Rich Ink Tattoo
7211 Van Nuys Boulevard, Van Nuys, CA 91405
Clear Vision Tattoo
530 Los Angeles Avenue, Moorpark, CA 93021
The Tattoo Room
2315 Kuehner Drive, Simi Valley, CA 93063

FAQs

  • Introduction

    A tattoo is body art that leaves permanent designs or pictures on the skin. They're applied via needle by depositing ink onto the second layer of skin. While the first tattoos were applied manually with a single needle that was first saturated in ink, today's tattoos are done by a machine. These machines feature multiple needles that pierce the skin simultaneously, speeding up the process and creating tattoos that are more visually appealing.

    Tattoos are usually done in licensed tattoo shops. These shops adhere to health and cleaning standards and are typically regulated by state and municipal governments. While tattoos are generally safe, there are associated risks, including skin infections. Any person getting a tattoo is legally required to be at least 18 years of age. It's also inadvisable for anyone who isn't in good health to get a tattoo, as the body requires time and energy to heal and prevent infection.

  • What should you know before getting your first tattoo?

    Before getting tattooed, it's important to think about design and placement. A tattoo is a permanent fixture on the body, and it's important not to rush into things. You should also consider the artist's background and take time to look into their portfolio to ensure their style best suits the tattoo you want.

  • What are some examples of tattoo styles?

    There are many types of tattoo styles, and it's important for a person to familiarize themselves with them before they select a design. Styles include:

    • Americana: Bold lines, vivid colors
    • Japanese: Large images that cover the back, arms, and legs
    • Black and Grey: Colorless grayscale designs
    • Stick-n-Poke: Thick, bold, black lines and small designs
    • Blackwork: Bold black lines and larger geometric shapes

  • Is tipping expected & how much to tip on your tattoo?

    While most tattoo artists don't expect tips, it's often appreciated. If you're happy with the work your tattoo artist has done, consider tipping between 15% and 25%. If the tattoo requires multiple sessions, a flat amount per session is appropriate.

  • What are some basic tattoo aftercare tips?

    It's important to follow all aftercare directions provided by the tattoo artist. Usually, artists will advise clients to ensure that tattoos are kept clean and dry. After showering, the tattoo should be gently patted dry and treated with Vaseline or another tattoo aftercare product.

  • What are the best practices for healing a tattoo?

    After removing the dressing, it's important to keep the tattoo clean, dry, and uncovered. Applying Vaseline or another recommended ointment can help to speed up the healing process. As they heal, tattoos can sometimes itch, but it's vital that you don't scratch or pick at it.

  • What are the most and least painful places to get a tattoo?

    Parts of the body that have the most nerve endings are generally the most painful to have tattooed. That includes the head, ears, and face. Places that don't have a lot of fat, such as the fingers, shoulder blades, and feet, are typically more painful. The least painful parts of the body to get tattooed include the outer arm, buttocks, and thighs.