Cyclops Tattoo, in the very heart of San Francisco’s Mission neighborhood, is worth every penny of their $120/hour rate. After all, it’s not advised to skimp on something so permanent. The small two-person team of artists on staff at Cyclops are exactly that: artists. They’re painters, to be precise, and their friendly attitude and colorful demeanor creates a rich, entertaining experience, which makes getting your first ink job done a little easier to handle. The simple second-story studio should also put newbies at ease, with bright colors and lots of knick knacks on the walls to draw your attention away from the work at hand. No dark alleys or dirt-cheap work being done here, just quality tattoos from two Mission locals with a background in fine arts.