Port City Tattoo has been hailed as a tattoo lover’s destination. Our Long Beach Tattoo Parlor is home to a team of highly talented tattooist from all over the world. 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 opened another tattoo parlor in Costa Mesa in August of 2014. Pairing modern techniques with traditional tattooing values, Port City’s Long Beach Tattoo Parlor remains an influential fixture in So-Cal’s tattooing community.
Both our Costa Mesa location and our Long Beach Tattoo Parlor are home to an impressive stable of world-class tattooists. It has long since been our mission to house an eclectic cornucopia of tattoo artists that lend their many talents to creating an inspirational tattoo experience for our loyal 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 our tattooists. Port City’s Long Beach Tattoo Parlor promotes growth through expression, and encourages new ideas to flow freely through our Long Beach Tattoo Parlor.
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 Port City’s Long Beach Tattoo Parlor to continually introduce new tattoo techniques and art forms…both for our clients, and our talented tattooists.
We are proud to be crowned “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 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 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.
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 and 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 Long Beach Tattoo Parlor