TAT recommendations in California, SF area?

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  1. Mojo

    Mojo New Member

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    First time poster in this sub section. I am considering my first tattoo.

    I want to base something off this design: http://www.tattoofinder.com/find_ta...xtKeyword=joker&SearchRtype=&txtIsAdult=yeson my left tricep of my arm. No color, black ink with 3D/shadow effect, roughly 6-7" in length and 3-4" width. I am from the San Francisco area in California. Can anyone recommend or vouch for a tattoo shop within 15min radius? What can I expect to pay for good work?
     
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    SF is seriously most likely the mecca of tattooing in the United States. I would say some of the most influential current artists who are pushing trends and styles reside there.

    Do yourself a favor and go to Primal Urge: www.primalurgesf.com. Don't plan on getting a walk in appointment though as I'm sure some of these artists have waiting list of up to or over one year long. Grime tattoos there and is widely regarded as one of the most creative, solid, and complete artists on the planet right now. Everyone at the shop holds their own though.
     
  3. monkeymunzey

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    eelliss knows his shit. I would gladly wait for grime.
     
  4. eelliiss

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    I just looked at Grime's personal website and it said he was three years out! :eek3:
     
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    i saw this guy awhile back as well. any other reputable shops you know of in the bay?
     
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    I'm a huge fan of Idle Hand Tattoo (www.idlehandsf.com). My favorite artist there is Jason Tyler Grace. He has his own personal website: www.jasontylergrace.com. He has such a different, smart, and witty style. It is certainly completely and wholly of its own. I love how he purposely makes his tattoos so messy looking at times and his use of black is really stunning.

    Again, everyone is the shit there and I would trust any of them to ink me up.
     
  7. monkeymunzey

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    ....but not 3 years haha
     
  8. FalconXtreme

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    bump. i'll be coming home for xmas break and id like to get my first tatt some where good in the bay.
     
  9. Phantom Empress

    Phantom Empress mmmmmm tasty!!!

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    I just went through that site....


    I'm making an appointment for when I'm in SF next summer...
     
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    I think you'll find all the good artists will be booked up by now
     
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    Oh wow, awesome. You won't be disappointed!
     
  13. Phantom Empress

    Phantom Empress mmmmmm tasty!!!

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    Hopefully i can make it happen. We've got friends out there and I just fell in love with San Francisco so we're goign to ttry and vacation out there.
     
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    Who will you be getting work by?
     
  15. Phantom Empress

    Phantom Empress mmmmmm tasty!!!

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    Dunno yet, I haven't called over/emailed. I don't want to set something up and then not be able to go...
     
  16. ihaveanevilplan

    ihaveanevilplan Everybody wake up, wake up, it's time to get down Moderator

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    had my consultation at Black Heart Tattoo last weekend..my apptment is next Saturday

    will post pics and let everyone know how it went :wavey:
     

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