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Tattoos with Passion and Love.

Welcome to Diego Tattoo Gallery

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 impressive piece of body art. There is no tattoo too large or too small, or too strange for that matter, for our artists. Bring us your wackiest, most wonderful, sentimental, or nonsensical ideas! We will welcome it all and be sure to pair you with an artist that can bring your vision to life. 

Our shop is a laid back environment with plenty of eclectic custom art to admire. We focus on promoting a welcoming and comfortable environment for all of our clients. We want you to feel like you belong here, even if it’s your first time getting ink. 

We look forward to collaborating with our clients and creating an unforgettable experience. Please check out our artists’ work and send us a message with your ideas. We look forward to talking, laughing, and creating with you!

The Diego Tattoo Gallery Vision

“To aid our clients in true self-expression by creating custom art unique to each individual, in a safe and comfortable environment.”

Diego Tattoo Gallery opened in 2012 and is named after Diana DeAugustine’s best friend and soulmate – a long-haired chihuahua named Diego. Although we said goodbye to Diego in 2017, he still watches over the shop in various forms of art – including the statue shown above. Our shop works to recreate the love and wisdom that sweet little Diego shared through every client interaction.

The owners of Diego Tattoo, Cari Coleman and Diana DeAugustine, have been tattooing in San Diego since the early 2000s. While styles and stories are unique, the two are unified in their commitment to bringing Southern California the best tattoo experience around. They’ve become a top tattoo shop in San Diego through creating memorable experiences, building meaningful relationships with clients, and maintaining high integrity in their work. Diego Tattoo Gallery is also a great place to tattoo because we believe happy artists in a positive work environment create better art. Our values of true self-expression, safety, and comfort guide everything we do. 

Diego Tattoo Gallery is also committed to giving back and impacting our community in positive ways. We enjoy hosting fundraisers and events that benefit worthwhile charities including natural disaster relief and social justice causes. We believe that art can save the world, and we are fortunate to have a small part in that movement. We are currently selling Black Lives Matter and Dismantle White Supremacy custom t-shirts to benefit Black Fish Gold Studio’s Twin Cities Uprising. 

Our Shop Offers High Quality, Custom Tattoos. 

You can expect guidance through the entire tattoo process. From reviewing portfolios, exploring custom flash art, consultation on sizing, location, healing and tattoo aftercare, our artists do it all.

At this time, Diego Tattoo Gallery does not offer body piercing services, through its network of professionals and artists can certainly recommend you to talented peers in nearby shops.

We look forward to welcoming you into our shop soon! 

Walk-Ins: aka "I wanna tattoo right meow!"

Diego Tattoo books by appointment only.  We cannot accommodate walk-ins at this time. Our artists are highly sought after so please plan your tattoo in advance. Same day, and next day tattoos are extremely unlikely.  Please send us an email with your ideas and we can help set you up with the best artist for the job. While booking in advance is encouraged, we also appreciate some flexibility on time frame to ensure the best possible experience for you.

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