The San Francisco tattoo

scene covers as much ground as ink covers the arms of locals. In San Francisco, there’s a nice balance of high-profile studios and small, custom parlors. The Mission District is a current hotbed and home to notable studios like Body Manipulations

and the community-minded Black and Blue Tattoo.

But follow the sound of the buzzing needles and you’ll find sought-after artists throughout the city. For custom tattoos you can head to Let it Bleed Tattoo

in the Tenderloin, or for a recognizable name amidst many other San Francisco attractions, head to North Beach and check out Ed Hardy’s Tattoo City.

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