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For our tenth art show to date we are simply calling it "TEN" An Art Showcase of the San Diego Tatoo Artist Community. We sent out the invite for this show and ask all of the artists profiled on to participate in this show... well, we got almost all of them on board! Please visit the Facebook Event page for all of the info.
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Our first art show of 2015 has been announced! We have partnered with True Fit Tattoo in the College area to bring you a Skate Deck art show. Over 40 artists involved with this show. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more details as the show gets closer!
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Bearcat Tattoo Gallery and SD-too Gallery present the first annual “Taking Flight” Art Show at Bearcat Tattoo Gallery in Little Italy, San Diego. The opening reception party will be on Saturday, November 15th from 7-11pm. The show will showcase over 50 artists displaying original fine art pieces based on the theme of flight. Canvases large and small will feature birds, wings, insects and aeronautical imagery illustrating the artist’s creative definition of flight.

The evening will include food, drinks, music and amazing art in a unique setting. Bearcat Tattoo Gallery will be tenting their back lot for an amazing pop-up bar and outdoor gallery experience. Art will hang on a massive brick wall directly under the flight path of the landing planes. The gallery is located at 2419 Kettner Blvd. in the heart of Little Italy. Please visit our Facebook Event Page for more information.
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The Superhero Sideshow Art Show was a great success. We drew a great crowd of over 300 comic and tattoo enthusiasts to Broken Heart Tattoo on July 25th. We sold some great originals and prints and there was a lot of good networking going on within the local San Diego tattoo community. It is always great to see so much talent in the same room and being inspired by the work of their peers. Plans are in the work for a fine art show in the fall!
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SD-too Gallery is now open for business. We feature and sell high quality art prints by some of the best artists on Please visit the site and browse the amaing art of these local San Diego Tattoo Artists.


Check out our new article focusing on local San Diego Tattoo Artists that specialize in the art of traditional tattooing. These artists are some of the best in the field for San Diego so if you're looking to have some traditional work done please read the artticle and check out their work here.

Superhero Sideshow

Mark your calendars! This one is going to be crazy. Over 40 local SD tattoo artist on board for this show. All Comic-Con inspired artwork! See you at Broken Heart Tattoo on July 25th! Please follow us on Facebook for all of the details.

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A Twisted View Of Popular Culture Through The Eyes Of A Tattoo Artist

The Show was a great success. Thanks to everyone that came out to the show and to the artists who participated. Artwork is up at Artlab for a few more weeks and all of the pieces for sale can be viewed here. More photos from the show are here.

See you at the next show!

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The "Needles Down" Art Show at Voz Alta Gallery was a great sucess. With over 35 artist showcasing work it was a great time. To see the photos from the show please click here.

Check out our new article focusing on six local San Diego Tattoo Artists that specialize in the art of Black and Grey tattooing. These artists are some of the finest in the field for San Diego so if you're looking to have some Black and Grey work done please read the artticle and check out their work here.

sharpenA huge thank you to everyone involve in the Toe The Line Art Show. It was a huge success with over 350 people through the doors the night of the show. Photos of the show can be viewed here and if you are interested in any of the pieces from the show you can view them here. 2013 is going to be a great year. Looking forwand to the next show sometime in April!

SD-too Art Show

We're back and are pleased to announce our biggest art show to date. We have partnered with Tonya Van Parys of Avalon Tattoo and Planet Rooth Studios to host our first gallery show. We have invited 16 local tattoo artists from 16 San Diego shops to showcase their finest work. The night will feature their artwork along with food, drinks and music from River City and The Heavy Guilt Duo. We are super excited for this show. Mark your calendars for January 19th, 2013! Please Contact Us with any questions.

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Here is a gallery of photos from Opening Night at the bar Eleven Art Show. It was a great sucess with some amazing artists participating. Thanks to all involved.

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cover ups

Got and old tattoo that you're not to proud of. Don't be ashamed of it, get it reworked or covered up. This story features local SD artists that specialize in the art of cover-ups. Get introduced to some amazin artists and read the stories of others that have gone through the experience of getting a regretable tattoo and having it re-workend into an amazing piece of artwork. Read more...

First Tattoo

First Tattoo

This is a subject that has gotten brought up a few times after telling people about They see that we feature artists but they also say that someone who finds the site for the first time may have questions about getting their first piece. So, based on my own experiences and similar stories of friends of mine, this is some advice to anyone that is looking to get their first tattoo. Read More...


Summer Ink has started a Blog and we are looking for Local San Diego Tattoo artists or writers to help contribute positive stories or opinon pieces that help support the local art scene. Do you have an opinion about the art scene? Know some little known San Diego Tattoo history? Let us know. We are always looking for fresh content relevent to the Tattoo scene. If you are anartist or writer that wants to help out please feel free to contact us or visit the blog!

We are looking for San Diego's Best Tattoo artists! Feature your personal or your shop's artwork on and become part of the site. We are looking to feature San Diego's most talented artist and showcase their best work to help promote some of the best unseen art in San Diego. Sign up today and we will create a artist or shop page for you with your artwork to be featured in the directory. More info... sample2
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