Port City Tattoo has been hailed as a tattoo lover’s destination. Our Costa Mesa Tattoo Shop is home to a team of highly talented tattooists from across the globe. Port City Tattoo opened the doors to their Long Beach Tattoo Parlor in April 2012 to continue the timeless tattooing traditions that have made this part of California a landmark for tattoo enthusiasts for generations now.
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 unveiled another Port City tattoo shop in Costa Mesa in August of 2014. Marrying modern techniques with traditional tattooing values, Port City’s brand of tattooing remains an influential fixture in Southern California’s tattooing community.
Both our Costa Mesa location and our Long Beach Tattoo Parlor are home to an impressive stronghold of world-class tattoo artists. Port City’s mission has always been to play host to an eclectic cornucopia of tattoo artists, and create an environment in which they can lend their many talents to creating an inspirational tattoo experience for all of our loyal customers.
Tattooing is about diversity. Not only for the people who seek to get tattooed to capture their individuality, but also in the detailed artistry of the Port City tattooists. Port City’s Costa Mesa Tattoo Shop promotes growth through expression, and encourages new ideas to flow effortlessly through our Costa Mesa Tattoo Shop.
We also play host to visiting artists from around the world that contribute to our tasteful tapestry of influential tattoo design. We found that it further enhances the overall experience at our Costa Mesa Tattoo Shop to continually introduce new tattoo techniques and art forms…both for our clients, and our talented tattooists.
We are proud to be named “Best Tattoo Parlor in Orange County” by the awesome folks at OC Weekly. Nothing brings us greater satisfaction, aside from happy clients, than to be recognized for the tattoo art that we crank out daily. Even more of a reason why visiting our Cost Mesa Tattoo Shop or our Long Beach Tattoo Parlor is a must when visiting Los Angeles & Southern California.
Aside from good times and exceptional tattoos, our Long Beach 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 coveted clients and the tattoo artists themselves.
Port City Tattoo can provide you with just about any kind of tattoo imaginable– from a small and simple design to an exotic tattoo that covers a large portion of your body. Our artists can work from a drawing or photograph of your own choosing, or you can tell our artists what you have in mind and they can sketch up a design for your approval. 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. 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 many months, sailors turned to collecting multiple tattoos as a source of entertainment, not to mention bragging rights. Tattoo artists were generally in high-demand in Southern California and several became a part of the most elite and talented artists in the industry’s history.
While the amount of money that you spend on a tattoo is not going to automatically determine the quality, it is pretty safe to say that if you get an inexpensive tattoo, more than likely it is going to look cheap. Remember that your tattoo is permanent. You will have it for a long time. 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 Shop