Established in 2011 Custom tattooing in San Diego, CA
We are a community of artists committed to treating every guest with respect, inventiveness, and exceptional customer service. Our newly remodeled 2500 square foot parlor is a space for talent, cleanliness, art, laughter and bad ass tattoos. We hope you join us.
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18. No exceptions. It is against California State Law to tattoo a minor even with parental consent. Not only do you need to be 18, but you need to prove it. Please remember to bring a valid state or federal id.
Once you’ve selected your preferred artist you can make an appointment by stopping in the shop, calling us directly or filling out the contact form with the details of your tattoo along with reference photos and preferred dates.
We have a shop minimum of $140. From there tattoo prices vary depending on artist, detail, size and placement. For a quote please submit a contact form or schedule a consultation (they’re free!).
We offer complimentary touch-ups up to 3 months after your initial tattoo appointment. Hand tattoos and foot tattoos do not apply. If your hand or foot tattoo needs a touch-up there will be a charge.
Sometimes! Certain areas on the body are more sensitive than others. The larger the tattoo the more likely it is to be uncomfortable. Smaller tattoos are usually pretty quick and easy. Keep in mind everyone has a different tolerance for pain. It’s more like a bittersweet burn, you can handle it..
Each tattoo is treated a little differently and your artist will go through the proper after care directions with you during your session. We recommend 3 products only: antibacterial unscented Dial soap, Aquaphor, and unscented Lubriderm lotion. For the most part – keep it clean and don’t pick at it. No pools, jacuzzi’s, baths or ocean for 2 weeks after you get tattooed. Plan accordingly!
Yes. Every appointment made requires a non-refundable and non-transferable deposit. The amount of the deposit is based on the length of your appointment and the artist.
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A deposit is required for all appointments.
We are truly honored by each tattoo request but due to high volume not all requests will be answered immediately, thank you for your patience.
To schedule an appointment please fill out all required fields and submit request or visit us in person at the Chapter One Tattoo during normal business hours.