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Guest Artist - Canyon Webb

One of our favorite crew members from Off the Map Tattoo is down in San Diego for a few days (August 7-9th, 2014)! He's come to do do some tattoos with us here at the shop, and this is a great way to get some stellar work done without a pesky…
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Getting Sketchy - Tom Haubrick

Drawing, sketching and other forms of illustration are a very common thing for tattooers these days. Consider it like target practice, and Tom has a favorite local "firing range" here in San Diego (other than Guru Tattoo) and it's called Donut…
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Kyle Walker x Three Kings Tattoo

  Kyle is headed to New York for a few days at the beginning of September to do another guest spot at Three Kings Tattoo parlor. Dare we compare that shop to our own? Yes we do. The shop looks incredible and boasts an impressive roster…
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Never too much of a good thing!

Big news folks. Guru Tattoo is expanding! Without spilling the beans about the entire plan, we can say there will be room for 5 new artists, plenty of space for guest artists, better availability for walk-in cliental and a much quicker turnaround…
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Mathias Bugo Redux

We are once again honored to have Mathias Bugo joining us for another guest spot May 1-3rd, 2014. Mathias hails all the way from Lyon, France, and he brings an eclectic style to San Diego every time he visits. We are really looking forward to…
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Guru Tattoo on Pinterest

Our newest and arguably our favorite young social media platform is Pinterest.com (and it's not because we're into scrapbooking and baking n'stuff). It's the tattoos. Similar to Instagram and Tumblr there is a heavy emphasis on photos, and just…
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The art of the "triple"

I noticed a comment the other day and it got me thinking. The comment said "I wish I could triple like that.". He was referring to an image that Champ did in Photoshop of this Ganesha tattoo. If you've spent any amount of time looking at tattoos…

Updated Shop Photos

After a decade of being in business we did a little decorating, and the good folks at JG Color Studio hooked up the shop with a much needed facelift. As you can see the shop is looking good, and we're happy with the new look. Of course we urge…
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Off the Map Tattoo LIVE! Aaron Della Vedova

The good folks at Off the Map Tattoo have always been an active part of the tattoo community, and they have teamed up with TattooNowTV.com to bring us a series of podcasts with lots of great footage and interviews from many of today's most talented…
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If you wanna play, you gotta pay.

In some circles they say "never trust a tattooer that doesn't have any tattoos", and while it might not be true in all cases, here is one good reason why a tattooer should have tattoos; the artists ability to truly empathize with their client.…