Port City Tattoo has two locations that provide world-class Long Beach Tattoo Art at its finest. We opened doors to our parent tattoo shop in Long Beach in April 2012, and then decided to expand our lover for tattooing to include a Port City Tattoo location in Costa Mesa in August of 2014.
Port City Tattoo has been hailed as a tattoo a destination for tattoo enthusiasts that come to Southern California to be tattooed by some of the best artist’s in the world. Port City Tattoo in Long and Costa Mesa delivers exactly that. With our impressive staff of talented tattooists from around the world, and visiting artists that come through periodically to join forces with our in house team, Port City Tattoo manages to blend modern techniques with traditional values to create an enriching tattooing experience.
Both our Long Beach location and our Costa Mesa Tattoo Parlor are home to an impressive stash of world-class tattooists. It has always been out goal to be a home to an eclectic blend of tattoo artists that lend their many talents to creating an inspirational tattoo experience for our coveted clients.
We feel that tattooing is mostly about diversity. Not only for the people who seek tattooing as a form of self-expression, but also in the masterful artistry of our tattooists. Port City Costa Mesa Tattoo Parlor promotes growth through genuine expression, and provides a place that ideas can become reality.
Port City plays host to a myriad of visiting tattoo artists from around the world that continually contribute to our tasteful tapestry of influential Long Beach tattoo art. We found by bringing fresh artists into the fold it works to better the overall experience at our Port City Tattoo Parlors. By introducing new tattoo techniques and Long Beach Tattoos and their respective art forms, both for the benefit of our clients, and our talented tattooists, it promotes an enjoyable environment to get tattooed in.
We are proud to be awarded “Best Tattoo Parlor in Orange County” by the rad staff at OC Weekly. Nothing brings us greater joy, aside from pleased clients, than to be recognized for the art we pump out daily. Even more of a reason why visiting our Long Beach or Costa Mesa Tattoo Shop is a must when visiting Los Angeles or Orange County.
Aside from great times and inspiring Long Beach tattoo art, our Tattoo Parlors are all about maintaining a safe and clean environment. Port City Tattoo is home to modern sterilization techniques that routinely ensure the safety of our loyal customers and our tattooists alike.
Port City Tattoo can provide you with any style of tattoo imaginable. From discrete and simplistic tattoo designs, to a jaw-dropping exotic tattoos that cover a huge portion of the body, our Long Beach Tattoo Artists can work with you on just about idea. Whether you are wanting to reference a drawing or photograph, or you have an idea that one of our artists needs to sketch out for you, we can accommodate the most adventurous of imaginations. You can also look through our artist’s portfolios to see their tattoo designs while visiting the shop, if you do not have a particular design in mind already. Port City Long Beach tattooists can also draw up a custom designed tattoo that will be unique only to you.
Tattoos in the area were first made popular by sailors enlisted in the Navy that were stationed in Long Beach, CA. After being away from home for several months, sailors turned to collecting tattoos as a source of entertainment and also for bragging rights. Tattoo artists were generally in demand in the area and several became a part of the most elite and talented artists in the industry.
The amount of money you spend on your tattoo doesn’t necessarily determine the quality of the finished artwork. Although it is pretty safe to say that a cheap tattoo may push the boundaries of cleanliness and quality. It’s wise to go with the old adage “you get what you pay for.” Not to say that you can’t get quality tattoo art for a reasonable price, but being aware that it is with you for a lifetime will make you want to spend a little extra on this type of creation. You don’t have to spend a fortune but a little extra expense on a quality tattoo artist will ensure that your new ink will be something you can display with pride.
Here are just some of the tattoo types and techniques we offer at our Port City Costa Mesa Tattoo Parlor