Port City Tattoo in Costa Mesa has been hailed as a tattoo lover’s destination. Our Costa Mesa Tattoo Parlor is home to a team of highly talented tattooists from the world over. Port City Tattoo opened the doors to their Costa Mesa Tattoo Parlor in August 2014, continuing the timeless tattooing traditions that have made this part of California a landmark for tattoo enthusiasts for generations.
Shortly after making a name for themselves as one of the best Long Beach Tattoo Parlors in Southern California, Port City Tattoo expanded their love for tattooing and opened another tattoo parlor in Costa Mesa, CA. Pairing modern techniques with traditional tattooing values, Port City Costa Mesa Tattoo Parlor remains an influential fixture in Southern California tattooing community.
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 about diversity. Not only for the people who seek permanent body art to capture their individuality, but also in the detailed artistry of the Port City tattooists. Port City Costa Mesa Tattoo Parlor promotes growth through expression, and encourages new ideas to flow freely through our Tattoo Shops.
Port City plays host to a myriad of visiting tattoo artists from around the world that continually contribute to our tasteful tapestry of influential tattoo techniques. We found by bringing fresh artistry into the fold it works to better the overall experience at our Port City Costa Mesa Tattoo Parlor. By introducing new tattoo techniques and art forms, both for the benefit of our clients, and our talented tattooists, it promotes an enjoyable and creative environment to get tattooed in.
We are proud to be awarded “Best Tattoo Parlor in Orange County” by the fine folks 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 Tattoo Shop or our Costa Mesa Tattoo Parlor is a must when visiting Southern California.
Aside from great times and inspiring tattoo art, our Costa Mesa Tattoo Parlor is 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.
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 Costa Mesa Tattoo Artists can work with you on just about any 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 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