With Passion and Love
Whether it's your first time in a tattoo shop, or you are a seasoned collector, Diego Tattoo Gallery is for you! 
Our artists utilize cutting-edge styles and techniques to ensure that you go home with a unique and beautiful adornment. There is no tattoo too large or too small, or too strange for that matter. 
We look forward to collaborating with our clients to create true self expression.  Please check out our artists' work and send us a message with your ideas. We look forward to talking, laughing, and creating with you!
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Meet Our Crew
Diana DeAugustine
"I do it for the joy it brings because I am a joyful girl. Because the world owes me nothing and we owe each other the world.​"
Diana DeAugustine graduated Magna Cum Laude from University of California San Diego with a Bachelors in Visual Arts Studio (painting) in 2004. She began her career as a tattoo artist in 2006 under the mentorship of Bob Nguyen of Bad Influence Tattoo in Fountain Valley, CA. In 2010 Diana received a Masters of Fine Art from California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) in Valencia, CA.

Diana opened the first Diego Tattoo Gallery in South Park, 2012. Named after her late long hair Chihuahua, Diego Tattoo Gallery was born with love and passion. In 2016, Diana and her wife Cari, opened the much more spacious location in City Heights. Diego Tattoo Gallery is a tattoo shop and art gallery. Diana specializes in colorful neotraditional tattoos and loves to tattoo pet portraits, animals and flowers, anything Bob’s Burgers related, color flowers with black henna designs and blackwork. Not only does she love tattooing pets, she enjoys painting them. Samples of her paintings can be seen on instragram (@iheartpetportraits) or at www.iheartdiego.com
Cari Coleman
"CPS took her baby... She's cryin... her."
If its sarcastic, disturbing, or adorable, Cari is the girl for the job. She enjoys the juxtaposition of cute and cruel. From Self-flagellating foods to severed body parts, there is no job too strange. She utilizes techniques made popular by American traditional tattooing and neo-traditional tattooing. Her tattoos are bold, bright, and colorful. She's been in San Diego since 2012 and enjoys building lasting relationships with her clients.
Sierra Everly
Artist/Wanderlust Queen
"Cari makes the best websites"
Black Work
Beth Emmerich
"Butts, Butts, I love Butts!"
Beth Emmerich has been tattooing since 2000 and painting murals since 2011. Her smooth black and gray tattoos of empowered women influenced her murals as she transitioned her artistic passion from skin to large-scale walls. Beth is a self taught mural artist who joined the Few and Far crew, “an assemblage of women who beautify the streets.” Beth strongly aligns with their goal to contribute to social betterment by enlivening neighborhoods and by contributing to the global project of women in art.   Beth is an award winning tattoo artist inspired by the images of nature in works by Georgia O’Keefe; the honesty of feminist painter, Frida Kahlo; the smooth and bold shapes of architect Antoni Gaudi, and the whimsical color palette of painter John Pitre.    
Marissa Gray
Artist/Professional Haunter
Since Marissa was young, she’s had a strong passion for art; constantly experimenting with different styles and mediums. She was exposed to the tattoo industry in 2014 and has continued learning and growing as the years go on. When it comes to her other love, Halloween/horror, she’s not afraid to spook the SoCal area during the Halloween season as well and even channels that influence in her artwork. She’s overall a spooky weirdo that’s always thrilled to create some rad art!

style: black and grey realism, color realism, watercolor, and horror. 
Justin Pelletier
Tattoo Wizard
"I love potatoes"
There is no project too big or small for Justin. He creates custom tattoos in many styles from fine line to American Traditional. His true love is creating art for others. 
American traditional 
fine line
black work
Brenna Evonne
Artist/Saint of Patience
"I like stabbing people"
Brenna Evonne is a tattoo artist who grew up in Ventura, CA. She moved to San Diego in 2018 to continue her work in a bigger city. She's been an artist since she was a little girl, growing up in a family of artists. It just came naturally. She has been tattooing since 2015 and is self taught. She specializes in fine line, dotwork, floral and mandalas. She uses nature, Buddhism and movies to inspire her.

Huck Navarro
Artist/Toxic shark slayer
​“I didn’t want salmon! …I said it four times…” -B.H.
Huck was raised here in San Diego where he grew up in and around the arts.  Growing up he was always encouraged to express his imagination and creativity. Huck continued that in a Studio Art education at Humboldt State University in Northern California. He wanted to spend the rest of his life making art but he hadn’t found the medium that made him feel the most fulfilled. He had always been interested in the practice of tattooing and in 2007 his focus changed 100% to the medium of tattoo modifications, eventually completing a classic apprenticeship. Huck specializes in neo-traditional style tattooing, but enjoys making tattoos of all styles. He has been tattooing for over ten years, enjoys his career, and takes his craft very seriously. Huck is always inspired to learn, create and grow in this industry.

Sara Rivas
Apprentice/Wet Alien
"Beyonce's underboob is god​"
Sara is a tropical blooded gal who grew up in the Dominican Republic and then Florida, she moved to San Diego to pursue her love of drawing on other people’s bodies. She comes from a family of artists and has been drawing most of her life. Sara’s favorite thing about tattooing and art is experiencing the way that other’s interact with her art and find meaning in the things she creates. She hopes to make art that is inclusive and intersectional. Sara also enjoys watching tv, snacks, being outside, complaining about being tired, and not having to leave the house.
black work
fine line
Moni Gutierrez
Stay Flossy Tooth Jeweler
“Brighter smiles guaranteed!”
Moni has had the pleasure of adding a little bit of sparkle to the teeth of some really amazing people since 2014. Moni’s been getting tooth gems of her own for over a decade and wanted to share the happiness to other people professionally.