Chapter One Tattoo

Established in 2011
Bespoke tattooing in San Diego, CA

Location

4857 Newport Ave.
San Diego, CA 92107

Hours of Operation

Monday – Saturday: 12:00PM – 8:00PM
Sunday: 12:00PM – 6:00PM

Contact Us

Ph: 619-255-8400
Email: info@chapteronetattoo.com

The Deal

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.

Artists

Cash Scott

Specializes in black & gray and color realism, portrait work, and Japanese traditional
@cashscotttattoo

Born and raised in California, it was easy for Cash to be influenced early on by an array of incredible art. It was within his own home that he found the most support, encouragement, and inspiration…read more

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Albert

Albert Dexx

Specializes in black and gray, fine line,
and ornamental pattern design
@Albert_dexx

Originally from San Bernadino, Albert comes from a family of artists. As the son of a painter and wood carver and brother to a sculptor, Albert was motivated at a young age to get his own hands into the artistic world…read more

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Vyacheslav “Slava” Bodrov

Specializes in color and black and gray realism with a painterly influence.
@Vyacheslavbodrov

Born and raised in the Ukraine, Slava has been painting for his entire life. He held his first tattoo machine in an art class in college and hasn’t looked back since…read more

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Isaac Combs

Specializes in classic bright and bold American traditional.
@Isaacjctattoo

Isaac grew up in Southern Indiana and learned to draw from his father. Isaac did his apprenticeship under Bob Gibson back in Pheonix, Az…read more

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Mike Villalobos

Specializes in black and gray realism/ portrait work.
@Mike_v_tattoo

This San Diego native has a unique story on how he wound up at Chapter One. Mike has always loved art and has been drawing for as long as he can remember. However, it wasn’t until Cash himself stumbled upon his Instagram page and offered him an apprenticeship did he ever think he would be tattooing…read more

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Colton James Phillips

Specializes in Japanese traditional, black and gray, American traditional and blackwork.
@Coltonjamesphillips

Colton was born and raised in the city of San Diego. He always had the desire to create and imagine from a young age. Driven by his artistic desire, he pursued his passions while attending The School of Arts at San Diego State University…read more

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What we’re up to

Tattooing for the well informed

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 $100. 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. They are all available for purchase at the shop. 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. It will then be deducted from the amount of your final session.

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