Below is a list of the top and leading Tattoo Shops in San Jose. To help you find the best Tattoo Shops located near you in San Jose, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
San Jose’s Best Tattoo Shops:
The top rated Tattoo Shops in San Jose are:
- New Generation Tattoo – unique skin art from amazing artists
- Soul Imagez Tattoo – family owned tattoo shop since 2011
- Marks of Art Tattoo – one of San Jose’s oldest professional tattoo studios
- Pyramid Tattoo – tattoos with high detail and precision
- Black Lagoon Tattoo – a safe and sterile studio
New Generation Tattoo
New Generation Tattoo provides authentic and original tattoo arts for all clients. The tattoo shop pride itself in having professional and talented staff who knows the value of everyone. They make sure that the whole shop and especially their work stations are sterile and neat. They wanted that everything will run smoothly and safely.
New Generation Tattoo believes that it is hard to look and choose what shop will be the best fit for your tattoo especially when you are new to their stuff. With them, they will ensure that all staff will guide you throughout the process.
Black only/Color, Cover-Up Work, Custom Lettering, Custom Tattoo Work, Japanese/Asian Art, Watercolor, Realism, Traditional Tattoo, Scar/Discoloration Cover-Up
“My sister and I just got tattooed here yesterday by Lam. He was incredible! My sister was getting her first tattoo and I was getting my second. Lam made us feel incredibly comfortable and welcome. He was patient with us and helped us make sure our tattoos were the exact way we wanted them to be. He did an amazing job on my sisters tattoo and mine as well. They came out better than we could have imagined! We are both so happy with the outcome. The shop itself was very clean and the environment was inviting and relaxing. I would 100% recommend both New Generation Tattoo and Lam to anyone looking to get tattooed! I know my sister and I will definitely be back!” – Hope Riley
Soul Imagez Tattoo
Soul Imagez Tattoo was established in 2011 and maintains their image in providing the excellent and outstanding tattoo experience for everyone. The shop is a family-owned business that always ensures the quality of their work. With warm and professional customer service, all clients are treated well. They work on any work, small or big. They believe in the value of any artwork.
Soul Imagez Tattoo employs finest and skilled artists who will always guide every client throughout the services. Their shop is not an average tattoo shop. They ensure the cleanliness of the whole place and make sure to use state-of-the-art tattoo machines for accurate and best results.
Tattoo, Permanent Cosmetic and Make-up
“Such an awesome place drove all the way from Sacramento to go to this place solely because of the quality work they do. I can gladly say it was well worth it. The shop is very small and doesn’t feel intimidating at all. Josh and Mel are super friendly and really care about marking sure you are satisfied with your tattoo. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking to get there next tattoo or first.” – Sam King
Marks of Art Tattoo
Marks of Art Tattoo was established in 1994 and considered as one of the oldest running tattoo shops in San Jose. Their shop is popular for its cleanest ambience and warm customer service. The shop provides the best and outstanding aftercare tattoo services, not just the actual tattooing. They truly care for their customers just like a family. They house 7 professional and skilled tattoo artists who will ensure the best and safest tattoo experience. They continue to strive for the betterment to offer great and good things to their clients.
Tattoo Services, Aftercare Services
“I haven’t had any tattoos done for awhile by Mark’s of art. About 10 years ago I had 9 tattoos done in 1 year. The colours are still brilliant and the artwork is awesome. Scotty the owner is the nicest tattoo artist you’ll ever meet.” – Willie Taitano
Pyramid Tattoo was established in 2017 and is located in the Santa Teresa Boulevard offering professional tattoo services. Their tattoo services are available to walk-ins daily and they can do almost all styles of tattooing. Whether small or big tattoos, they can cater to it and put value in it. The tattoo shop can ensure the quality of every artwork.
Mark Heredia is the founder and owner of the shop who has been in the tattooing industry since 1999. Mark is teamed up with some of the finest and awesome artists including Blane Curtis, Peter Tran, Kory Brown, Sofia Ripper, and Adam Defiglio who are experienced in all styles of tattooing as well. Their shop is open every day and they are just waiting for your turn, they will make sure that your visit is the most fun and great experience with them.
“This was my first tattoo and it was a perfect place to go. I had a sketch already and they chose an artist which style resembled it the most and it turned out perfect!! Even if you don’t know what you have in mind they will definitely help you out.” – Carlos Orjuela
Black Lagoon Tattoo
Black Lagoon Tattoo was founded in 2012 by Patrick Bostic, owner of the tattoo shop. Their shop is situated in Santa Clara Street in San Jose. The shop pride itself on creating arts that lasts a lifetime. With them, clients are welcomed by a clean and sterile shop to ensure the safety of everyone, including the tattoo shop staff. They employ excellent 4 tattoo artists with years of experience in the field. They showcase thousands of designs that are available on the spot but they encourage individuals to schedule appointments for consultation as well.
“Friendly tat guy Pablo did a great job re-defining a 30-year-old tattoo. Thanks, Pablo. I definitely will be back to finish the arm.” – Josh DaRosa
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