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Skull Tattoos


Port City Tattoo is known for their diversity of tattooing techniques. We are also widely known for being one of the best tattoo shops in Orange County and Los Angeles to get expertly inked Skull Tattoos, and have perfected the art of this style of tattooing. From discrete and simplistic skull tattoos, to huge skull 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, morbid or angelic.

Whether you are wanting to get a sugar skull tattoo at our Long Beach or Costa Mesa Tattoo Shop, or an Asian inspired tattoo, a portrait, or prefer to go for a traditional 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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Location of Port City Tattoo


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!!

Bold, interesting and sure to turn heads, Port City’s Skull Tattoo Designs are increasingly popular and are thick with symbolism and meaning. 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 skull tattoos in Orange County and Los Angeles.

Port City Skull Tattoo Designs


Orange County Skull Tattoos

Orange County Skull Tattoos | Port City Tattoo

Skull tattoos can have varying meanings, determined by the kind of skull used in the tattoo. A human skull with big, gaping, eye sockets can appear quite visually stunning, but some cultures have long since viewed the skull as a symbol of death. Because of that some could say that the wearer of a skull tattoo could be accepting of their own mortality and not afraid of death. They could be used to remind the wearer that they should live every day to the fullest. Due to this association with death, skull tattoo designs may also be an excellent alternative to commemorate the passing of a friend or loved one. Vibrant skull tattoos can be quite the opposite with brightly colored skulls signifying celebration, while some skull tattoos can be made to seem rather frightening!

It was common for Skull Tattoos to be sought after by a particular type of person who needed to project a character that is shadowy and menacing. One could argue that Skull tattoos are sometimes synonymous with gangs or in prisons to evoke a foreboding impression. Many bikers choose skull tattoos as a talisman to protect them from death. From an artistic position, Skull tattoos can be even more thought provoking when tattooed along with other images such as…. Creatures, Banners, Dice, Flames, Flowers, Playing cards, Weapons, Wings.. the list of things paired with skull tattoos throughout the decades is endless! Skull tattoos can be quite versatile. Any seasoned tattoo artist should have little difficulty making a design to fit anyplace physically.


Sugar Skull Tattoos Are Among the More Popular of The Skull Tattoo Designs


Sugar Skull Tattoos

Sugar Skull Tattoos Orange County

Sugar Skull Tattoos – Sugar Skull Tattoos, sometimes know as Candy Skull Tattoos or Mexican Skull Tattoos, are an extremely popular skull tattoo design. Sugar Skull Tattoos have a long history, but in the past decade have made their mark in popular culture in the United States. In Spanish culture there is a celebration called ‘The Day of the Dead, El Dia de los Muertos in Spanish. Day of the Dead is a festival in Mexico where skulls play an important part of the festivities. Families gather to remember their departed while celebrating their lives as well. As part of the celebration, beautifully painted skulls are made from sugar and candy and eaten by party goers.

In homage of this festival, many women choose sugar skull tattoo designs becasue they are intricate, colored beautifully and visually stunning. It is unclear when sugar skulls were introduced to mark the famous Day of the Dead festivities. However, reliable historical evidence suggests that the sugar skull tattoo was first brought to the Americas in the 17th Century by Italian missionaries. The Italians used the skull in Easter celebrations to mark the rising of Jesus Christ from the dead.

Skull Tattoos in Orange County & Los Angeles


Skull Tattoo Designs Los Angeles

Skull Tattoo Designs Los Angeles | Port City Tattooing

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, 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.

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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 Skull Tattooing needs.

 All of Port City’s Skull Tattoos deliver a unique look. Our skull tattoos all hold significant meaning, 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 skull 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