San Diego's Best Rated Tattoo Shop

3780 Hancock St, Ste. E San Diego, CA 92110

Sports Arena / Point Loma Area

Welcome to SD Tattoo & Body Piercing – San Diego’s Premier Tattoo Destination

Since 2015, SD Tattoo and Body Piercing has proudly held the title of the best tattoo shops San Diego. Renowned both locally and globally, we are celebrated for delivering stunning tattoos and top-quality piercings. Our reputation is built on the exceptional skill and dedication of our team, ensuring that every client leaves with a masterpiece they can cherish for a lifetime.

Why Choose San Diego Tattoo Shop?

At SD Tattoo and Body Piercing, our artists are not only knowledgeable and experienced but also courteous, helpful, and accommodating. Each artist on our team is meticulously selected for their unique style and expertise, bringing a diverse range of artistic visions to our studio. Whether you’re looking for a small, intricate design or a large, complex piece, we have the talent and creativity to bring your ideas to life.

At SD Tattoo and Body Piercing, we pride ourselves on delivering excellence with outstanding customer service. From the moment you walk through our doors to the time you leave, you will be treated with the utmost respect and attention. Our goal is to exceed your expectations and ensure you are fully satisfied with your experience.

Conveniently located in the heart of San Diego, behind the Sports Arena (Valley View Casino Center), our address is 3780 Hancock Street Suite E. We welcome walk-ins 7 days a week, and you can also contact us to schedule an appointment at your convenience. Our client-centered approach guarantees that you will be in great hands from start to finish.

Ready to book your next tattoo or piercing in San Diego? Contact SD Tattoo today to schedule your appointment or simply walk in. We look forward to helping you bring your vision to life and adding to our ever-growing family of satisfied clients.

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(619) 956-9563


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Health and Safety First

Your safety is our top priority. All our tattoo artists and piercers are certified and licensed by the health department, ensuring that we adhere to the highest standards of hygiene and safety. Our studio is a safe, clean, and sterile environment where you can feel confident and comfortable throughout your entire experience.

Our Services

We cater to a wide variety of tattoo styles and sizes, from traditional and neo-traditional to realistic, illustrative, and beyond. Our artists are adept at cover-ups and custom designs, ensuring that each tattoo is a unique reflection of your personal style and story. We also offer high-quality body piercings, performed with precision and care.


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What People Are Saying

“I have been in tattoo shops all over the US and I have to say I’m very impressed with SD Tattoo. The level of care given to overall cleanliness and the owner’s ideas as for how a tattoo shop should be ran… Are without question “Top Shelf !” The artists they have on staff are some of the best the west coast has to offer !

I think after looking all over San Diego for the right artist I found one of, if not the best, in one of their new artists, Daniel Pacheco. He is finishing a sleeve on me and while doing it recoloring some older work, I chose to do my left arm in all Viking and Celtic style tribal mixed with some old school tribal that was done 20 years ago….By then apprentice, Chris Garver.

I’m in my 40’s and consider myself a vet to tattoo shops, and the day to day scene of the shop life… I have 35 different pieces from some of East Coast’s best artists and also have an older brother who owned tattoo shops in Augusta and in Atlanta. I think I know a good shop from a great one and SD Tattoo Is Great !”


“My boyfriend and I were looking for a tattoo shop and this one we found. Corei was our artist. We was very welcoming and accepted to make the designs that same day. GREAT art pieces. We then decided we wanted to get the tattoos done the same day and he accepted to take us in. He even stayed a little longer in the shop because there was two of us. And we was also so fun ! Just a chill person who knows what he’s doing.

We were so impressed by the cleanliness and the quality of the work! My boyfriend asked for colors in his which were so cool and bright. For me it was my first one and it wasn’t even that bad ! We are truly happy with the work and the talent. Even though I live 1 hour and 30 minutes away this will definitely be the place I will come to for my next one. AWESOME job!”


“I went here on a whim right before leaving the country. I went to get my belly button pierced and everything went way smoother than I could’ve ever imagined. I’d never even been in a tattoo shop before, let alone get a piercing and everyone was very friendly and accommodating. As far as the actual piercing went, I hyped it up in my mind and was expecting it to be extremely painful and it was almost painless. Just a small pinch and it was all over. Not only was it painless, but the guy who did it, Kevan, made my crooked belly button look straighter. So far about 36 hours later everything is still painless and looks good. If you’re considering getting a navel piercing – this is your place to go!”


“I was looking into getting a new tattoo for the first time in 7 years. I researched for months and finally decided on SD tattoo. I looked at all their artist through their website and fell in love with Danny’s work. I loved his black n grey and realistic animals. To say I love my tattoo is an understatement. Besides the amazing tattoo I got, Danny was just overall a great person to work with. He even offered me snacks in case I got hungry. I will defiantly be coming back very soon too have Danny do more work!”


“Slim was absolutely AMAZING! He did everything I asked for and more! The line work is amazing as I only got an outline today! I walked in with no appointment and had started being helped by someone else. When the other artist realized he had an appointment Slim took right over! He asked me questions and continuously showed me what he was drawing so he knew I’d be happy! He reassured me that it was okay that I kept changing my mind! He was so gentle and it barely hurt! It was the best tattoo experience I’ve ever had and I can’t wait to go back and see him again! Thank you again for making my day!”


“Love this shop! I drive all the way here from Arizona for my tattoos. I only trust the guys here, no one else! I have gotten all my tattoos here done by Tommy. He is an amazing artist, and wonderful at free hand. He definitely takes his time and tries his hardest to do a quality tattoo EVERY time, no matter how big or small. He is willing to work with clients in order to get them a quality tattoo as soon as possible. He is always just as excited for my tattoos as I am! Love this shop and will be going back all the time, not trusting anyone else on the West Coast.”


“I went to SD Tattoo while visiting San Diego. The shop has a cool tattoo shop vibe, the staff were very friendly and accommodating and big in my book-clean. I walked in on a Saturday afternoon and I was lucky they had a tattooer available to do a fairly big piece for a walk in. The other artists were friendly and offered us water and brought my fiancé a chair to sit in by me. My artist was helpful in making my design picture come alive and spent time perfecting the drawing. They looked up designs online and the other artists came over to observe while I was getting my tat. They played music overhead and it was a great experience. There are definitely shops that are less friendly I have been to so I really valued this experience and I would go back if I find myself in SD again needing some ink.”


“SD Tattoo is, hands down, the best tattoo parlor in San Diego. The shop is extraordinarily clean and is the most professional run shop I have been in. I have a rare condition that requires extra care and I was so impressed that Slim took the time to look up what I have and the best way to deal with it. During our session he was extremely caring and concerned that I was comfortable at all times. His demeanor is so calming and it made me comfortable knowing he genuinely cared about my health and the work he does. He also asked if I was willing to let some of the other artists there watch while he was working on me, and explained why it is so important to listen to your client so as to do the safest, cleanest, best job possible. Since my skin is stretchy Slim had to work on very small portions at a time and constantly check on progress so that my tattoo looked exactly like I wanted. I told him my idea and a few details that I wanted incorporated and he did the most amazing job creating and bringing to life what I wanted. For someone, like me, just starting out on this journey I am so happy to have found SD Tattoo and look forward to many more sessions!”


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