The last 18 years have gone by so fast and a lot has changed. I opened in 1994 and have been very busy ever since. I retired from the Navy in 2003 and never slowed down; my shop has a great reputation and a fantastic crew. Once staffed by “men only” that changed in 2004. We now have a Crew of 2 women tattooists and 3 guys. Crow has been with me for 15 years and has been fired at least 8 times. I have had some great artists here in the past and still dig them all. To name a few, Kahlil Rintye (Tattoo City, San Francisco), Greg Jones, Rob Hostetter (Lucky’s Tattoo, San Diego), Jimmy Coffin (Copper Coffin Tattoo, Venis Beach Ca.), Lil’Mike Hunter, Chris Sawyer (808 Tattoo, Oahu, Hawaii), Federico Leo (Argentina), Paul Dreszmala (Lefty’s Tattoo San Diego, Ca), Adam Fuqua (FEW-KWAY) Oh Yeah, You too Osh.

My Crew is now; Crow, Michelle (Ruby) Rubano, Laura Blackard, Randy Mickleskue, Paolo Martinez, John Flemmons (Apprentice), Mike (Papa) Martin

All of our artists will create custom tattoo designs or work off the wall. We are a street shop, which means we take walk-ins and create art on the spot. However, if you have an idea in mind and also have reference bringing that in will help us better understand what you are looking for. Also, we suggest setting appointments for consultations and artwork that requires preparation. We do not take appointments over the phone or quote prices. We require cash deposits for artwork and appointments. Our Shop minimum is $60.00 and our hourly rate is $ 140.00 per hour. We accept Master Card, Visa and Discover and of course DEAD PRESIDENTS. Tipping is greatly appreciated. CHILDREN UNDER 15 YEARS OLD AND PETS ARE NOT WELCOME AND WILL NOT BE PERMITTED IN THE SHOP. DRUNKS AND THOSE HIGH ON DRUGS ARE NOT WELCOME AND WILL NOT GET TATTOOED.

All of our artists are trained in Prevention of Disease Transmission in Tattooing by the Alliance of Professional Tattooists. Flesh Skin Grafix Tattoo has been leading the way in safe tattooing and body piercing since 1994. Our shop is clean, modern and air -conditioned. We offer ample off street parking and we are on the main drag of Imperial Beach at Palm Ave. and Florida St. Our shop was featured on a San Diego County Department of Environmental Health channel 24 in the Emmy Award Winning video “Safety Stickler.”

Flesh Skin Grafix Tattoo Parlor
1155 Palm Avenue, Imperial Beach, CA 91932
p: 619.424.8983 Email: