Our Studio

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Sugar City Tattoo a a custom, appointment only, tattoo studio in the East Bay of SF. We take pride in creating tailor-made, one of a kind tattoos for our clients in a inclusive, safe space for all.

From start to finish, we’ll work with you every step of the way to bring your ideas to life — so you end up with a stunning piece that’s all yours!

To book an appointment, just reach out to your favorite artist via email and set up a consultation. It can take a few days for them to respond; as we are an appointment only shop, and generally we do not take walk in appointments but occasionally have last minute availability, so call our studio at 510-787-7702 to inquire. 

Sugar City Tattoo is an acclaimed studio with a combined 30 years of experience.   Our focus is on a professional client based experience where everyone can feel welcome.   Each of our artists has their own unique style and vision to bring your ideas to life. 

Currently we are an appointment based studio- please reach out to the artist that resonates with your artistic style to set up a consultation. During this consultation the artist will go over your ideas, location , vision and give you an idea of pricing.  

High Quality Pigments

We use only the best pigments available on the market. These pigments are vegan and highest industry standard.

Latest Health Practices

We are always up to date with our credentials and health certifications.

Only Skilled Artists

Combined we have over 30 years of tattoo experience.

Commonly Asked Questions

Tattooing tends to be a painful procedure because tattoo artists use needles to inject ink into the dermis layer of the skin. The injections cause localized swelling and damage to the skin. Once the tattoo procedure is over, the area may be sore for about a week before the swelling goes down.

Permanent tattoos, as the name suggests, are meant to be permanent. But alas, all tattoos will fade as the years go by- as the skin is a living organ and changes with age, sun exposure and lifestyle. 

To make an appointment:

View the artist portfolios on our website and email the artist you would like to consult with directly. We offer free consults to go over ideas and work with your inspirations to create a custom tattoo just for you.

While we do generally cannot take walk in tattoos, (and artists can be booked out a few weeks- to a month), occasionally we can fit in small one sitting tattoos within a dan or so.

 Call us directly at 510-787-7702 for a quick response for small tattoos. 


Getting a tattoo can take – from the start of your first session, to the end of your very last- anywhere from a few hours, to a couple weeks, to even over a year.

Cancellation and No-Show Policy

Each Artist requires a NON-REFUNDABLE  deposit for tattoo appointments. This is not an additional charge for the tattoo appointment. Your deposit will be deducted from  the last session of your tattoo. In the event that a customer cancels their reservation or fails to show up for their scheduled appointment, we have a no-refund policy in place for the deposit. This policy is in place to protect our business from lost revenue, as we may have turned away other potential customers in order to hold the reservation.

If a customer needs to cancel their reservation or appointment, we ask that they notify us as soon as possible. If they cancel outside a certain window of time, as specified in our booking policy, they will forfeit their deposit. If a customer fails to show up for their scheduled appointment without any prior notification, they will also forfeit their deposit.

We understand that unforeseen circumstances can arise, and we will make exceptions to our policy in certain cases, such as extreme weather conditions or illness. However, these exceptions will be made at our discretion and will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation with our cancellation and no-show policy. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.