In San Francisco businesses like tattoo shops are a dime a dozen. The bay is a place of art and culture, which may make it seem like an abyss of world class talent and experience. San Francisco has gone through many eras of artistic influence and social progress. From the Castro, to Lombard Street, to the Embarcadero— San Francisco is a compact and vertically complex city with dozens of hidden treasures when it comes to shops, salons, and parlors. Here are just a few of the city’s standout tattoo shops, both up and coming and legendary.