LONG BEACH : (562)494-6800
COSTA MESA : (714)708-2120

Pinup Tattoo Shop


Port City Tattoo is known for their diversity in style and techniques of tattooing. We are also widely revered for our exceptional Pinup Tattoos and have perfected this style of tattooing. From discrete and simplistic tattoo designs, to awe-inspiring old school pinup tattoos that cover a huge portion of the body, our Orange County and Long Beach Tattoo Artists can work with you on any concept or idea.

Whether you are wanting to get a traditional tattoo like a pinup girl at our Long Beach or Costa Mesa Tattoo Shop, or an Asian inspired tattoo, a portrait, or prefer to go for a geometric 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 to peruse our huge catalog of Artist Portfolios to see if something catches their eye.


Call us today to set up an appointment : (562) 494-6800 

Location of Port City Tattoo


Port City Tattoo has two locations, our original traditional 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!! Classic, a tad risque and sure to turn heads, Port City’s expertly inked Pinup Tattoos have been around for a while and are linked with the traditional tattoo movement. 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 Pinup Tattoos in Orange County and Los Angeles.


Port City Traditional Pinup Tattoos


Pinup Tattoos

OC Pinup Tattoos

Pinup Girl Tattoos

Pinup Tattoos OC

Ah the classic and iconic Pin Up Girl Tattoo is a favorite of traditional tattoo enthusiasts. Glamorous, sultry and sexy, Pinup Tattoos have taken off in recent years, steadily growing in popularity. Pinup Tattoos are more difficult to ink than other old school tattoos, generally taking more time to complete, but it hasn’t slowed the demand for these eye-catching and individually original traditional tattoos.

For decades the popularity of pinup girl tattoos has steadily grown. Pinup girl tattoos are actually considered to be an old school tattoo design and were a popular choice for sailors in the early turn of the century and their numbers grew in the 1940s and 1950s. Pinup girl tattoo designs can be altered in a variety of different ways to include various symbols, styles, themes and clothing options. Because of its versatility, the pinup girl tattoo may be worn by both men and women.

Pinup tattoos are usually, but not exclusively portrayed as either life-like or cartoon-like. A perfect example is a Betty Boop. Betty Boop is a wildly popular pinup tattoo that is more cartoonish rather than a portrait of a real woman. Cartoon pinups offer a more playful mystique of the pinup girl tattoo design.


Our Tight-knit Tattoo Family


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, portraits, Traditional  Tattoos, Realistic Ink, Japanese designs and lettering, Koi Fish, Sacred Geometry tattoos, 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 Traditional Tattooing needs.

 All of Port City’s traditional tattoos, which come from old school tattoo art, deliver a unique look. Our pinup tattoos all hold significant meaning, which has made them the original elements 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.

Call us today to set up an appointment : (562) 494-6800

Port City is Proud to extend its traditional 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