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We have been voted number one shop in LA multiple years by Citysearch, Best of LA and Fox LA. We’re proud to beone of Los Angeles’s best tattoo parlors.Not only do we strive to do quality work, but we also take your health seriously. We use state-of-the-art sterilization procedures and autoclaves to ensure the safest methods and use 100% sterile disposable tubes and needles for tattooing. Find out more by exploring our site!

I freaking love this shop and it’s amazing people! Highly recommend
and will definitely be back to get some more work done. Thank you, Emily, and studiocitytattoo !!!!
Rodney Hunt
Awesome!!! I will be going back soon to get another tattoo from Chris but the staff is so kind and laid back that it doesn’t matter who you see. They listen to what you want and do an amazing job without judgement of what it is.  Roy Lucas
GREAT SHOP! I came for a single daith piercing and Helena was very cool and professional to deal with. Everyone else in the shop was friendly and the overall vibe was that of a chill yet professional environment. I love the interior decor and plan on going back to get the other side done.

Jessica, Burbank
Clean. Friendly. Professional. I may not be the typical client at SCT – a middle-aged white woman getting her first tattoo! My son did great research for me and recommended SCT. It was a great experience from beginning to end. Jose is super professional and precise. He was so patient with me and did several sketches before we settled on the one I wanted. It’s all in the prep! Once we agreed, the work was completed in 20 minutes and I left with my first (and maybe not my only) tattoo. Everyone there is great. Highly recommend!!!

Denise , Thousand Oaks


Emily is a wonderful artist! I came here for a cover up tattoo on my ankle, I was ridiculously nervous on how it would turn out (due to my not so great past experiences with another tattoo shop). I couldn’t be any happier with the end result! Emily was impeccable I will forever recommend her to anyone I know who wishes to get a tattoo, her overall attitude and demeanor is amazing, so chill and understanding. She drew up a concept and was able to take everything I wanted out of the pictures I sent as examples. She even tweaked it a couple times for me when I came back in to get the tattoo, she was very understanding and wanted me to absolutely love the work of art she was going to put on me! She made friendly conversation while doing the tattoo which made the 2 hour process seem short and sweet, loved spending my night with her and I am absolutely enthralled with my new and improved tattoo!! Thank you so much Emily! Overall great experience here! Highly recommend!! Obviously my tattoo is not healed yet but I didn’t want to forget to review this amazing place and give Emily the well deserved credit for her awesome artwork!
Collete C. , Rosamond, California

Just got another tattoo last night from the great Jim Down at Studio City Tattoo. I love this place! It’s a welcoming space with good energy and people who are incredibly helpful and really put you at ease. This is the third tattoo Jim has done for me over the last two years and he never, ever, disappoints. He is a consummate professional who always exceeds my expectations and we have such fun conversations, every single time. He is a bonafide rock star. The only tattoo artist for me. I’ll never stray!
Lolita, Los Angeles

Must Be 18 To Get Tattooed Or Body Piercing

Age Restrictions on Clients

*Clients must be at least 18 years of age to receive a tattoo, permanent cosmetics, piercing of
the nipples or genitals or a brand regardless of parental consent. Persons under the age of 18
may receive a body piercing, other than the nipples or genitals if performed in the
presence of their parent or guardian.



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