San Diego's favorite tattoo and ear piercing shop. Come in and see why all San Diego is raving about us and our amazing crew!
All of our talented and professional artists that make Sideshow have been hand picked in accordance to their specialties and preferred style of tattooing. This allows us be able to provide a tattooer specifically suited to each client's individual needs.
We provide all of our artists with in house training to go above and beyond the minimum industry standards. Each tattooer and piercer is well equipped with knowledge and certification in Blood Borne Pathogen Prevention and Control, and we reflect that in our practices.
Our loyal clients here at Sideshow Tattoo and Piercing are valued as friends and family, given we end up spending a great deal of time adorning some of them. To us it's not just about getting to the next client. It's all about establishing and building an enjoyable and memorable relationship and experience with those who trust us to decorate their bodies.
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We have officially made the technological leap where we can pull any of your favorite jewelry from our display cases and have it safely sterilized and ready for insertion in 6 minutes, cutting wait times and reducing backstock, allowing us to bring you more variety in the near future.
Our mission has always been to offer piercing at an affordable price, however we must find balance in jewelry quality and safe design for initial piercings. We are no longer offering initial piercings with traditional backings, and are now only using threadless implant grade titanium flat back labrets for all lobe piercings. This option is safer for swelling, more secure and comfortable, and harbors less bacteria. We have already had an overwhelmingly positive response from our clients, and hope you will too.
We are proud to say that as of 2023, there isn't a single piece of 316L surgical steel or PVD gold left in our shop. Everything has been cast out to pave way for Titanium-6AL4V-ELI | ASTM F136, Niobium, and 14-18k Solid Gold. Mill certificates and invoices are now available upon request to put your mind at ease. Invictus Body Jewelry is currently our main jeweler. Other top brands we will be introducing in 2024 will be Neometal, Anatometal, Regalia, and Norvoch.