The King's Head Tattoo is a professional studio located in the heart of Pacific Beach, San Diego just blocks from the beach.  We aim to serve our clients with the highest standards of safety and artistry in a clean, comfortable, eclectic environment.  We offer a full range of high quality tattoo services from large custom work, to small meaningful pieces.

Our building was built in the 1930's which comes together nicely with our appreciation for tattoo history and tradition.  Our spacious, open floor plan is always light, bright and clean. 
This combo makes for a relaxing, nostalgic vibe which can be an ideal setting to be tattooed in.     

Everyone at the shop are in the business because we are passionate about art and tattooing.  
We have a collective of 40 years tattooing experience between the four full-time artists working in the shop.      
Beautiful tattoos by highly experienced artists equates into clean, impeccable work that will heal nicely
and last a life-time.  You let us know what you want and we will get it done and done well.



Q: I am ready to get a tattoo and want to schedule an appointment. What's next?
A: Great! Let's get you in for a consultation. You can either call, email or walk in to the studio to schedule a consultation.  Prior to the consultation please prepare any reference that you may have in mind so that you can print it out and bring it in with you. If you don't have any reference for ideas don't worry about it.  You can also just tell us what your are thinking about and we will custom design your tattoo.

Q: How does the Consultation work and how much will my tattoo cost?
A: At the consultation we will come up with a plan of action.  We will discuss your tattoo design.  We will figure out where it will go on your body and determine from there how many hours it will take. This will give us an idea of what the cost will be too.  Then we can give you a price and get you scheduled in the appointment book.

Q: What can I do to prepare for my tattoo?
A: If you can, get plenty of rest the night before.  Nourish your body with a good meal and drink plenty of water.   

Q: How old do I have to be to get a tattoo?
A: State of California law requires that you must be 18 years old or older with a valid government issued ID to get a tattoo. There are no hidden loop holes for parental notes or accompaniment. 

Q: Do you take walk-ins?
A: Yes we do.  If you come in and we do not have an appointment in our chair or scheduled, we are all yours.  If not, we will do our best to get you into the next open appointment available. 

Q: Do you do coverup tattoos?
A: Absolutely. We pride ourselves in designing coverup tattoos that make your old tattoo a thing of the past.


If you have any more questions, please don't hesitate to contact us!


"This is the shop, the energy, attitude, team work and artists are amazing! Second to none, if your gonna put a tattoo on your body for life, check this place out for something that will last forever!"

"If you have any doubts, go straight to Yelp!  5 stars doesn't happen often.  I found them on Yelp and they are my go to from now on!"

"So grateful I found this shop and had my very first tattoo here. I had walked in to another shop nearby, and was ignored, so I left.  Artist greeted me kindly and treated me with great respect and understanding. Being a woman of 56, this is rare. He took the time to listen to my concerns and put them all to rest. I did not get a large piece, yet he was careful and took his time. I could not have been happier. I have recommended him to several friends and clients, and look forward to getting another piece done!"

"I really like the open feel and vibe of the shop. This place is definitely a comfortable place to sit for a few hours."

"Tattoos are forever and you definitely want to spend time thinking about it before you get one.  Coming from San Francisco their are a dime a dozen hipsters who do work, yet I chose to make the trip to San Diego just to go to the King's Head.   The artists are professional, intuitive and perceptive and I really felt that he listened to what I wanted and hit the nail on the head with the art work he came up with for my cover up."