• Welcome to Guru Tattoo

    Quality adornments for the soul’s exterior since 2003.


Tattoo Shop and Art Collective in San Diego

Hello, and welcome to Guru Tattoo, tattoo shop and home to over a dozen of our nations most talented tattoo artists! For over a decade, Guru Tattoo has been the tattoo shop to go to for quality, custom tattooing in San Diego, California.

With two amazing locations, each with a unique atmosphere designed to inspire both client and tattoo artist, we can give you the world class body art you have been looking for. Each tattoo artist has been carefully selected for his or her artistic style, dedication to the their craft, and last but not least, professionalism. To put it bluntly, we take what we do very seriously at Guru Tattoo. Enough talk though…

In our industry there is only one way to separate the talkers from the real deal, and that’s in the artist portfolio. We invite you to take a moment to check out our tattoo artist portfolios and decide for yourself.

Thanks, and we hope to see you in the halls of Guru soon!



This shop is as legit as it gets.  I would compare this place to getting a fine Picasso painting done that will speak for itself.  These guys are as professional as it gets and extremely friendly.  Super clean shop as well…

Aaron C.Yelp Review

So my daughter and I went in a week ago to get tattoos. We loved Dakota and the entire experience was wonderful. We would strongly recommend this fabulous shop.

Julie P.Yelp Review

They were extremely kind and respectful and made sure we were satisfied with our design before working on it. There shop was extremely clean as well. All and all, I will most definitely come back to guru as well as refer my friends!

Stephanie K.Yelp Review

Visiting PB from Long Beach and wow, dope shop! These guys are super cool, friendly and their work is awesome.

Got a chance to talk to them about an upcoming body suit show that I’m definitely interested in coming back down for.

David M.

I was lucky enough to get a half sleeve done by Mateo Robles at both the little Italy location and the PB location. Both shops are top notch and very clean. Mateo did a great job on my black and grey half sleeve and I’ll definitely be back for more!

Michael R.

My boy Joe Caram is the best! I love his style! The shop is always clean, and despite there not being a parking lot, I always manage to find a spot in front of the shop, no problem.

Becca Y.

I followed Tim McEvoy from Art Junkies to Guru Tattoo to get some ink done. There is a reason for that! For one, Tim worked on a dozen roses on me and when I decided on my next tattoo, I knew Tim would be worth a drive to San Diego.

Melody V.

I’m not yelping about tattoo work, but wanted to give HUGE props to Natasha who answered the phone.  I was looking for an artist and she was so nice and helpful!  Big on customer service…  I love that.  Thanks!! 🙂