Port City Tattoo is known for their wide range tattooing techniques and artistry. We are also well known for being one of the best tattoo shops in Orange County and Los Angeles to get awesome Horror Tattoos, and have perfected the art of this niche style of tattooing. From classic horror movie tattoos, to more modern day haunts, our Orange County and Long Beach Tattoo Artists can work with you on any concept or idea, old school or new age.
Port City Tattoo has long been considered one of the best tattoo shops in Orange County by our loyal customers throughout Los Angeles and the OC. They make the drive because our tattooing services are high quality, versatile and visually stunning. We have even been awarded “The Best Tattoo Shop in Orange County” by OC Weekly, and we couldn’t be more proud to uphold the title.
Whether you are wanting to get a portrait of Dracula at our Long Beach or Costa Mesa Tattoo Shop, or maybe you’re seeking something more traditional like an Asian inspired dragon tattoo, our skilled Port City Tattoo Artists can deliver it all. Our highly talented staff at our Port City tattoo shops can reference a picture or drawing, or we can free-hand a custom sketch based on the description of tattoo you’re trying to go for. We also welcome all guests that visit our Port City Tattoo Shop and peruse our huge catalog of Artist Portfolios to see if something catches your eye.
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Port City Tattoo has two locations, our original tattoo shop in Long Beach and our sister tattoo shop in Costa Mesa. Both locations are convenient to all of Los Angeles county and Orange County. Travel a little further for the best that LA has to offer. You can’t let a thing like distance come between you and quality tattooing!!
Hauntingly dark and sure to capture the minds of those that around you, Port City’s Horror Tattoos are increasingly popular and are a favorite with people that are into the macabre. As with any art form that has stood the test of time and culture, tattooing continues to evolve, but the basics remain the same. Port City Tattoo makes it a point to deliver the best horror tattoos in Orange County and Los Angeles.
Just like in movie and literary fictions, horror is a comprehensive genre with one goal in in mind: to scare. Horror tattoos have gained popularity recently, which seems like a bizarre happening to many folks. Many people don’t understand why a person would want something scary or horrific tattooed on themselves eternally. The truth is that horror is frightening, but it’s also culturally rich and filled with meaning and symbolism. Four of the more commonly seen horror tattoos are are werewolves, zombies, vampires and the grim reaper.
Vampire tattoos can be divided into two groups. There are vampire tattoos that depict a human as truly being a vampire, or as having been assaulted by a vampire, like fang marks on the body. While both of these tattoos are popular with fans of vampires and vampire folklore, different things are accomplished by each tattoo. Individuals with these vampire tattoos are often interested in the history of vampires and might love novels or classic vampire films.
Zombies are originally from Haitian folklore. A zombie is a person that’s expired and reanimated. Since the 1980s folks have been traditionally infected by zombies through contamination of bodily fluids, like blood and spit. In most of these cases, the undead happening is described as a disease or virus. With terrifying rapidity, the virus spreads the population, converting normal folks into undead, mindless, inhuman creatures. Because of this, a growing number of zombie tattoos are being seen. The TV Series The Walking Dead has catapulted zombies into the forefront of horror tattoo popularity.
Horror Tattoos in Orange County & Los Angeles
Our tattoo family is just as important to us as our beloved clients. That’s why Port City Tattoo goes above and beyond to only hire the very best tattooists from all over the world. Our expert tattoo artists each have over ten years of experience in a wide variety of tattooing techniques. Some of the styles of tattoos that we offer at Port City Tattoo include black and gray, Sacred Geometry Tattoo Designs, Cartoon Tattoos, Sugar Skull Tattoos, Portraits, Traditional Tattoos, Realistic Ink, Japanese designs and lettering, Koi Fish, amongst a catalog of others. We have a total of eight artists on staff at any given time. Come in and we’ll set you up with the artist that best compliments your style.
Additionally, if you are feeling a little adventurous and have a concept, but no visual aid to reference, our Port City Tattoo Artists can help you describe your idea accurately and then sketch it out for you. Upon your thumbs-up we then begin the process of making it a permanent masterpiece on your skin. Get the artistry your body deserves, come to Port City Tattoo in either Long Beach or Costa Mesa for all of your Horror Tattooing needs. All of Port City’s Horror Tattoos deliver a unique look. Our Horror Tattoos all hold significant meaning for the individual, which has made them popular fixtures of tattoo art in the United States. Visit one of our award winning tattoo shops in Long Beach or Costa Mesa today and get inked by the best in the Southwest.
Port City is Proud to extend its horror tattooing services to following cities :
Costa Mesa • Long Beach • Downey • Huntington Beach • Redondo Beach • Hermosa Beach • Anaheim • Santa Ana • Orange County • Orange • Torrance • Irvine • Tustin • Lakewood • Cypress • Newport Beach • Seal Beach • Los Alamitos • Garden Grove • Westminster • San Pedro • Signal Hill • Fullerton • Buena Park • Mission Viejo • Carson • Fountain Valley • La Palma • Cerritos • Compton • Rossmoor • Bellflower • Stanton • Laguna Hills • Lake Forest • Gardena • Lawndale • Palos Verdes • Lomita • Paramount • Laguna Beach • San Joaquin Hills • Manhattan Beach • Norwalk • La Mirada • Lynwood • South Gate • Whittier • Pico Rivera • Yorba Linda • Santa Fe Springs • Dana Point • Corona Del Mar • Torrance