3 weeks ago
I absolutely love this place! I was on a search for somewhere that was open to doing the drawing I found, and this crew was more than happy to help me. The planning process was so smooth and I really felt like they were hearing me out on my questions and concerns. Nate did my tattoo and he did an awesome job. Super cool and easy going guy. I had nice conversations with him and he was super friendly. Every once in a while he would ask me if I was okay while tattooing and I found that really comforting. The tattoo finished faster than I thought it would have (because this is my second tattoo, I had no idea how long it would take) but it still turned out amazing. Thank you Nate & the stellar crew at Santa Cruz Tattoo!!!! 🀍
- Chelsea P
a month ago
I really love how my tattoo came out! Everyone at the shop were super nice and I'll totally come back again to get something else done!
- Liz O
a month ago
Shannon took my idea and brought it to life. I am so thrilled! He was gentle and his line work is FANTASTIC. 10/10 would go back.
- ashleigh n

About the Shop

The owner, Shannon Cullen, has been tattooing for over 20 years in the bay area. The shop is the oldest continuous tattoo shop in santa cruz. Formerly Illuminati tattoo, the shop was taken over by Shannon in 2019. Santa Cruz tattoo is a spot of high-level experienced artists. Come down and check out the shop.

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52 Front St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
United States

Business Hours

Mon:1:00 – 8:00 PM
Tue:1:00 – 8:00 PM
Thu:1:00 – 8:00 PM
Fri:1:00 – 8:00 PM
Sat:1:00 – 8:00 PM
Sun:1:00 – 8:00 PM
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