Find a tattoo shop in Simi Valley, CA

Find tattoo shops in Simi Valley, CA

Find tattoo shops in Simi Valley, CA

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Find tattoo shops in Simi Valley, CA

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Top 10 tattoo shops in Simi Valley, CA

Clients agree: these Simi Valley tattoo shops are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Desecrated Tattoos

Desecrated Tattoos

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

Electric Funeral Tattoo Parlor

5.0(1)
3+ years in business
Serves Simi Valley, 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
PikaTat2

PikaTat2

New on Fash
5+ years in business
Serves Simi Valley, CA
@PikaTat2 23 years professional experience clean/sterile. Check my Instagram @PikaTat2 to see my work caliber 🤙🏽
Tim Shriver Five Ball Tattoo

Tim Shriver Five Ball Tattoo

New on Fash
Serves Simi Valley, 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.
Aztlan Tattoos

Aztlan Tattoos

New on Fash
Offers online services
10+ years in business
Serves Simi Valley, CA
Custom tattooing and artwork. Custom lettering, black and gray work and many different styles to choose from. Big small I can work with you. I have over 20 yrs of lettering and art experience. Fully licensed and certified very clean and welcoming shop.great fun atmosphere . Monthly art shows that we can build friendships on As well.
Crash Manson Tattoos

Crash Manson Tattoos

New on Fash
14+ years in business
Serves Simi Valley, CA
" I'm an award winning professional tattooer of 20+ years in the Los Angeles,and Orange County areas of southern California. I hold a deep respect for tattooing in all it's undiscovered potential,answell as it's rich history,and very versatile genres of wich the client and the artist can mix match or choose from. I love to collaborate with the client,and I also love to be gifted with free reign and total client trust,wich in any event I vow to reward with all my heart and soul for ea. And every tattoo I do. No matter size,cost,challenge or simplicity. You deserve style,you deserve a fair price,you deserve my all,and all of the creativeness ea
Kustom Kulture Tattoo Studio

Kustom Kulture Tattoo Studio

5.0(2)
16+ years in business
Serves Simi Valley, CA
Dave G. says, "Sweet work plan on getting more work done from you thanks alex " Read more
Desecrated_tattoos

Desecrated_tattoos

New on Fash
6+ years in business
Serves Simi Valley, CA
Art all aspects of it fascinates me just starting it and see the progression in it makes me sit down time after time with a smile on my face tattooing
Made Grey

Made Grey

New on Fash
6+ years in business
Serves Simi Valley, CA
As a master of many styles you can get anything from traditional Japanese to biomechanics to color realism and you will get the perfect tattoo for you.
G-MAN'S INK

G-MAN'S INK

New on Fash
22+ years in business
Serves Simi Valley, CA
I’m a tattoo artist over 15 years I travel to some customers I charge a little extra but it’s worth it my name is German best none as Gman

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 Simi Valley tattoo shops

Recent success stories from people in the Simi Valley area.
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
Becky L.
I've been getting tattoos from Alex Delgado for a few years now. Besides the fact that he's wicked talented, it's a whole experience. Great conversation and explains things, and makes you totally comfortable.
Kustom Kulture Tattoo Studio
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