Chapter One Tattoo

Established in 2011 Custom tattooing in San Diego, CA

4857 Newport Ave. San Diego, CA 92107

Monday – Saturday: 12:00PM – 8:00PM

Sunday: 12:00PM – 6:00PM

Morning consults available street parking only


The Deal

We are a community of San Diego tattoo 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.


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


Specializes in classic bright and bold American traditional. @Isaacjctattoo @deathlyloversclub
Isaac grew up in Southern Indiana and learned to draw from his father. Isaac did his apprenticeship under Bob Gibson back in Pheonix, Az. but after a few trips to San Diego to do some guest Read More


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 Read More


Specializes in single needle and mini portraits. @danielcollinsart
Hailing from Boston, Dan moved to San Diego solely to finish his apprenticeship here at Chapter One. He started with a collection of beautiful Bic pen drawings of various celebrities and he has taken his techniques Read More


Specializes in multiple styles. @annatat_md
Anna was born into the last years of the Soviet era in Chisinau, Moldova. She leverages the strength of formal artistic training in her work, which she describes as detailed and crisp in execution, but not Read More

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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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    • 4857 Newport Ave. San Diego, CA 92107 619-255-8400
    • Mon. - Sat. 12:00PM to 8:00PM
      Sun. - 12:00PM to 6:00PM