Find a tattoo shop in Downey, CA

Find tattoo shops in Downey, CA

Find tattoo shops in Downey, CA

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Find tattoo shops in Downey, CA

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Top 10 tattoo shops in Downey, CA

Clients agree: these Downey tattoo shops are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Electric Funeral Tattoo Parlor

Electric Funeral Tattoo Parlor

5.0(1)
3+ years in business
Serves Downey, CA
Jessica G. says, "Danny was the most helpful and professional tattooers I've met and my tattoo came out awesum I highly recommend him!!!!!" Read more
Iron Electric Tattoo

Iron Electric Tattoo

5.0Exceptional(6)
1 hire on Fash
6+ years in business
Serves Downey, CA
Daniel L. says, "Great tattoo shop cool guys and great art work. I had Josh do my tattoo and it's amazing hes the only guy I will have do my tattoos from now on. I highly recommend this tattoo shop and of corse highly recommend Josh as a artist." Read more
Desecrated Tattoos

Desecrated Tattoos

5.0Exceptional(5)
3 hires on Fash
5+ years in business
Serves Downey, CA
Griffin N. says, "Very experienced artist, always super accommodating and good people all the way around love Desecrated Tattoos!" Read more
Stay Blazin Ink Tattoo Studio

Stay Blazin Ink Tattoo Studio

New on Fash
14+ years in business
Serves Downey, CA
I like to give my clients an experience that they'll never forget I like to interact with them because I don't want customers I want clients that we be happy coming to my studio I enjoy tattooing cause It truly saved me in my ways and I'm completely self taugh I look up to many artist but my top artist is boog star a self taught tattoo artist a legend in the game I'm still growing and learning
Don Lino Tattoo

Don Lino Tattoo

New on Fash
2 hires on Fash
Serves Downey, CA
Full time professional tattoo artist. I specialize in black and grey photo realism, Portraits, custom lettering and timeline black and grey. Check me out on IG: @don_lino_tattoo 📱:714-343-2577
Andrew Gurrola

Andrew Gurrola

5.0(1)
Serves Downey, CA
Frances D. says, "Andrew is polite, skillful, and provides the best service! He made sure the design and placement were exactly the way I wanted them to be. 10/10 recommend!" Read more
Tim Shriver Five Ball Tattoo

Tim Shriver Five Ball Tattoo

New on Fash
Serves Downey, CA
Professional Tattooer for five years. I like all kinds of designs but especially American Traditional. Color or black and grey. Walk ins and appointments available.

Your tattoo shop questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Fash.

How much do tattoos cost?

The average cost for a tattoo is $50 to $250 for a small or simple image like a heart or cross, or $150 to $450 for a medium-sized tattoo like a portrait or tribal design. For a complex design or large tattoo, like a half or full sleeve or full back, prices start and $500 and can reach $4,000.

Tiny tattoos under 2 inches typically cost $30 to $100 or the tattoo parlor's minimum fee.

Tattoo artists charge $120 to $150 per hour, depending on their experience and reputation and the design complexity.

How much should you tip a tattoo artist?

Tip a tattoo artist 20% if you're happy with their work or up to 25% for intricate custom designs or if the artist exceeded your expectations.

Do tattoo shops do piercings?

Many tattoo places also do piercings for ears, noses, tongues, belly buttons, and more. However, not all shops offer this service. Contact local tattoo parlors to confirm whether piercing is offered.

What should I expect when getting a tattoo done at a shop?

After finding a tattoo artist who specializes in the style you want, book an initial consultation to discuss your design placement, size, colors, and features. Most consultations are free and last 30 to 60 minutes. After confirming the design, the artist will schedule your appointment.

During your appointment, you'll be seated in a tattoo chair, usually in an open area. If you prefer a private area, be sure to request it in advance.

The artist will prep your skin, then apply a stencil or draw the design on your skin so you can review it and make any final changes. Then, the artist will tattoo the design with needles inserted into the skin. Though the process will hurt, most artists agree the first minute is the worst.

How long does a tattoo take to heal?

A tattoo takes up to 6 months to fully heal, though your skin will go through several stages of healing during that time.

  • At week 2, the tattoo may begin to itch as it flakes and scabs.
  • In weeks 3 and 4, a layer of dry skin will form over the tattoo before exfoliating itself, and the itchiness will fade. Redness and itching at this stage may be an early sign of an infected tattoo.
  • After the first month, all itchiness and redness should be gone, but the skin below your tattoo may continue repairing itself for up to six months.

How do I choose the best tattoo shop near me?

Follow these tips to select the right tattoo artist for you:

  • Decide what style of tattoo you want. Look for artists who specialize in that style.
  • Ask for recommendations from friends and family.
  • Read reviews on Fash and Google.
  • Browse tattoo artists' portfolios of designs similar to yours.
  • Look for licensed, certified tattoo artists.
  • Choose the tattoo placement.
  • Meet with the artist for an initial consultation to discuss your ideas and vision for the design.
  • Confirm the shop is clean and sanitary and the staff is professional.

What questions should I ask tattoo parlors?

Ask the tattoo artist these questions before deciding who to hire:

  • How long have you been tattooing?
  • Are you licensed and certified?
  • Which styles do you specialize in?
  • Can I see your portfolio?
  • Which placement would you recommend for this design, and why?
  • How do you sanitize your equipment?
  • What aftercare routine do you recommend?
  • What deposit do you require?
  • Do you guarantee your work? What happens if you make a mistake in my design?

Reviews for Downey tattoo shops

Recent success stories from people in the Downey area.
Jacob G.
Flew in from Korea to get a tattoo from the owner, Josh. My first tattoo and Josh worked with me for a 9 hour session and then a followup a day later. Would recommend and will look to plan a second with Josh! Talented artists that doa great job!
Iron electric tattoo
Christopher T.
An awesome experience got the ink I wanted at a very high quality. I fully recommend and will get work from here again!
Desecrated Tattoos
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