Tattoo Styles & Services
You dream it; we ink it. Sit back and relax in a comfortable, hygienic environment while you discuss styles of tattoos and custom work with one of our friendly, communicative artists. We’re committed to high-quality body art, no matter the style or inspiration. Our team of artists looks forward to welcoming you to our Bay Park, Hillcrest, or La Jolla location.
What to Expect
Ready to team up with one of our artists? We can’t wait to work with you! Our tattoo sessions are as unique as tattoos themselves, but knowing what to expect throughout the process can help ease any feelings of nervousness. Here’s a general overview of what our tattoo process looks like:
Consultation – Discuss style, design, inspiration, and any questions. We like to connect in person and get to know you, but your consultation may be possible via email.
Booking – Once all the details have been finalized, it’s time to book your session and pay a deposit.
Preparation – In the days leading up to your tattoo, there are a few preparation guidelines your artist will provide, like staying hydrated and rested.
Session – The long-awaited time has come! You’ll see the final design and make adjustments as needed. Then, your artist will get started, keeping you as comfortable as possible.
Aftercare – To aid healing and tattoo longevity, you’ll follow some important aftercare instructions from your artist.
The Talent Behind the Art
If there’s anything better than the quality of our artwork, it’s the creatives who produce it. Award-winning, friendly, and highly skilled, each artist here at Bay Ink Tattoo is a master of their craft.
With an array of tattoo styles and specialties, you’re guaranteed to find an artist who can bring your body art vision to life. Explore their work and schedule a consultation today.
3 Convenient Locations
2305 Morena Blvd
San Diego, CA 92110
1050 University Ave #E103
San Diego, CA 92103
7607 Girard Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037
Word on the Street (& Online)
This place is so great for piercings! The girls that work there are so sweet and make you feel really comfortable which is perfect for when there's needles involved
I'm in love with my daith piercing and will definitely be coming back!
The type, placement, and even size of a tattoo dictates its aftercare. Your artist will give you detailed instructions about how to best care for your new artwork. That being said, it’s important to remember the “No TABS” rule!
Touching, picking, peeling, scratching
Abrasives, including washcloths, rubbing alcohol, or cortisone
Bodies of water, like lakes, pools, or even tubs
Sun exposure – even without tattoos, a high-SPF sunscreen is always a good idea!
Frequently Asked Questions
Easy! Simply send us an email with your idea, reference images, desired placement, and preferred artist.
If you are looking for cover-up work, please send an image of the tattoo so we can further advise you. Very often, the existing tattoo can successfully be covered. However, there are instances where we may encourage laser tattoo removal to lighten the tattoo and provide you with more cover-up options.
The shop deposit varies from $100-$500 depending on the scale of your project. This deposit is non-refundable (no exceptions) but will be credited towards the cost of the tattoo. If the tattoo needs to be completed in multiple sessions, the deposit will be credited to the last session for that specific tattoo.
Yes, the shop minimum is $100.
We accept major credit/debit cards, cash, and Venmo.
You must be at least 18 years old with a valid state/government-issued ID. We will NOT tattoo anyone under the age of 18, NO EXCEPTIONS.
We welcome the opportunity to work with tattoo artists from all parts with all backgrounds. If interested in doing a guest spot with us, please email links to your online portfolio to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will ONLY consider professional licensed tattoo artists, and you MUST have an online portfolio for us to view.
We are open seven days a week, Monday-Sunday, from 11 am-6 pm.
Yes, we love to take walk-ins, but give us a call to confirm availability.