ED HARDY’S ORIGINAL TATTOO CITY

Located at 700 Lombard Street (corner of Mason) in the heart of San Francisco’s historic North Beach, Tattoo City features work by Kahlil Rintye, Mary Joy, Jen Lee, Doug Hardy and Ed Hardy himself. All of the artists at Tattoo City have amazing freehand drawing capabilities and specialize in the pace-setting high quality work that Ed’s shops have always been known for.

WALK-INS ARE WELCOME, BUT WE STRONGLY SUGGEST MAKING AN APPOINTMENT WITH YOUR ARTIST OF CHOICE!

Tattoo City’s decor features amazing Asian and Western artwork from the collections of each artist, as well as hundreds of classic handpainted flash sheets by Sailor Jerry, Owen Jensen, Ed Hardy, and other artists who lead the tattoo world in establishing the styles we know today. We have a vast reference library to aid in designing custom work, especially in the Asian tradition. Each artist has a distinctive personal style and draws collectors from the world over.

700 Lombard St. San Francisco, CA 94133
Open 7 days a week, Mon-Sat 12-7pm, Sun 12-6pm.
Phone: 415-345-9437
Fax: 415-345-1813

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THE 700 LOMBARD STREET: THE THIRD INCARNATION OF TATTOO CITY

The first was at 2906 Mission Street in San Francisco, built by Ed in 1977. It was the first shop to open in the Mission district and featured the fine-line black & grey work that was new to the tattoo world at that time. This shop was destroyed in a fire in 1978, open less than a year but making an indelible mark on the Bay area walk-in tattoo shop scene. Some work done here is featured in the excellent documentary film “Tattoo City” by San Francisco filmmaker Emiko Omori, released in 1980.

The second Tattoo City, at 722 Columbus Avenue, near our present location, was opened in 1991 in response to the growing popularity of the art. Ed had continued to operate Realistic Tattoo Studio at 2535 Van Ness Avenue since 1974, the pacesetter that was first to operate as a private, appointment only studio. His emphasis here on large, ornate, custom tattoos tailored to the specific wishes of the customer truly changed the face of world tattooing. By the 90s it was apparent that the quality and methods needed to be accessible to a wider public and Tattoo City was reborn. We outgrew this space and opened in our new, larger and improved location on Valentine’s Day weekend, 1999.

Tattoo City continues to uphold the same standard of excellence and trend-setting qualities that have characterized Ed Hardy’s career. His more than forty years’ professional experience as an artist, spokesman, historian and documentarian of tattooing underlies every job produced at Tattoo City. With our fresh interpretations of world art traditions, we offer work that is truly “Way out but classic”.

ARTISTS

 
ED HARDY
DOUG HARDY
MARY JOY
JEN LEE
KAHLIL RINTYE
 

HARDY PRODUCTS

 
CLOTHING
PAINTING
BOOKS
PRINTS
POSTERS
 

NEWS

Don Ed Hardy History of the Panther Tattoo Seminar Video

At the 2013 Bay Area Convention of the Tattoo Arts Don Ed Hardy was given the opportunity to do an hour long seminar on any subject matter of his choosing. He decided upon a piece of tattoo history that has always fascinated him, the black panther tattoo. Horitaka and the crew at State of Grace filmed the lecture, and we present it here for everyone’s viewing pleasure.

TATTOOTIME AGAIN!

Hardy Marks Publications is excited to announce the re-release of all five issues of our historic Tattootime magazine in one boxed set. This year marks the 30th anniversary of our premier publishing effort, New Tribalism, the book that detonated the explosive growth of tattooing in the late twentieth century.

Now all five Tattootimes — New Tribalism (1982), Tattoo Magic (1983), Music & Sea Tattoos (1984), Life & Death Tattoos (1987), and Art From the Heart (1991) are in two beautiful hardbound volumes, enclosed in a sturdy slipcase. All contents are from the first edition of each original—subsequent reprints omitted some material. The combined volumes add up to 352 full color pages, plus original covers, and an added 27-page subject and title index to the entire series.

Tattootime truly changed the world—documents, ideas, and images that have become legendary. Now experience its timeless impact.

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