The tattoos created at Full Circle Tattoo are simply stunning. You won’t find artwork like this anywhere else. Founder Bill Canales is a legend in the business, and apprenticed many of the other tattoo artists in his studio himself. While he generally does large Asian-inspired tattoos, there are many unique styles represented in the studio, from traditional Americana style to bold geometrics to girly twists to refined filigree. You are guaranteed to find a tattoo artist here who can take your vision and make it a masterpiece. You’ll feel proud to display their artwork on your skin for a lifetime. The studio itself is warmly lit and inviting—another unique factor for a tattoo parlor—and has funky and creative decorations.
Customers of Church of Steel come in due to a myriad of reasons, sometimes on a whim or because of dream, but no matter what the reason, they are sure to leave satisfied. The bright and clean, corner tattoo and piercing studio Is full of darkly gothic touches, while a richly varied selection of accessories fill cases and walls in the front of the store’s church bench window seat. Work stations stretch along the street-level space and a private room makes for more intimate inking. Whether customers are new to the idea, have limbs full of artwork or need an emergency touch-up, the salon welcomes walk-ins as well as appointments.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Charlie Santamaria is a perfectionist and very passionate of his art. He has been drawing since the age of 4 years old giving him 20+ years of experience drawing and perfecting his craft.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Ever since Charlie was a boy he always enjoyed drawing he then attended fashion industries in New York City where he did a variety of art including wedding dresses, architect, portraits and clothing lines.
What do you love most about your job?
I Love meeting new people with great ideas and giving them a memorable tattoo they will carry forever.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
The best feedback from a client was when my client told me I'm traveling to wherever you go to get tattooed even if its a whole in the wall lol made me laugh but its great to know I have loyal clients willing to travel to come see me.
With years of expertise stowed away in their steady hands, the inksmiths at Funhouse Tattoo San Diego transform swaths of epidermis into personalized pieces of art. Their prowess has gained plenty of outside attention, leading them to be called to the set of The Hangover 2 as prop consultants. The Funhouse facility, resting among the palm-tree-traced streets of Pacific Beach, is a frequent destination for San Diego Chargers players, especially those who need to have the plays permanently doodled onto their arms.
Inside the shop, inked images are available in an assortment of styles. At one station, head artist Leo Cadenazzi sketches the bold lines of Japanese creatures, and at another station, founder Seth Reynolds wraps limbs in symbolic Polynesian portraits. Cadenazzi and Reynolds lead a staff that also specializes in graffiti, realism, and traditional images, such as the Harley-Davidson symbol, an eagle, or Sean Connery getting a tattoo of Sean Connery.
Friendly, clean, and educational. These tend not to be the first words that come to mind when thinking about a tattoo shop, but at the Allegory Tattoo, owner Pete Walker and his team, that includes Narnia and Steve, ensure clients' experiences go above and beyond their expectations. The team not only provides clients with current portfolios of each trained tattoo artist's work but also encourages guests to watch the tattooist of choice in action. Each friendly artist is keen on collaboration to ensure the image––whether brought in, custom designed, or conceptually rendered by the artist––reflects the patron's personality and style.
Owner and tattoo artist Pete's past portfolio, ranges in all styles from photo realism to cartoon styles whereas tattoo artist Steve's portfolio revolves more around American traditional work. Narnia has a broad range of style from neo-traditional to Graphic Design. Ample parking is available.
At San Diego Laser Removal, located inside Propaganda Tattoo, tattoo artists join forces with a laser-wielding medical staff either to give inked artwork the heave-ho or remove just a portion and retouch the remainder. The second option comes in handy for salvaging the best parts of an existing tattoo, such as the first 99 decimal digits of pi. For fading artwork, the staff's arsenal of three Q-switched lasers covers the full spectrum of ink shades, though greens and yellows may require more treatments. The staff can limit discomfort—which is comparable to the slap of a thin rubber band—by applying topical anesthetic cream or injecting local anesthetic into targeted areas.