69 Reviews

8th Element Tattoo

Fountain Valley, California
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Winnie D.
14 Aug 2018
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TONY IS SUPER! I walked in with some pictures I found on Pinterest. I spoke with Tony and he helped design my tattoos. It was my first time and I felt very comfortable and assured with Tony. He was at... Read More
TONY IS SUPER! I walked in with some pictures I found on Pinterest. I spoke with Tony and he helped design my tattoos. It was my first time and I felt very comfortable and assured with Tony. He was attentive, detail-oriented and caring. From beginning to end, he was professional and courteous, and wanted my tattoos to be perfect. I was very nervous of the pain but it wasn't too bad. Tony had a gentle touch, and I really feel like his personality was great especially for first timers! A few hours later, I walked out with cool tatts of my baby, my baby daddy and an airplane! Lol, one life to live!! YOLO. :)The staff at this studio is very nice too. Clean place! I am gushing about my tattoos to my friends now. I would recommend Tony wholeheartedly. :) Read Less
Daphne N.
1 Aug 2018
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First tatoo and I'm loving it  Andrew did an awesome job and was very gentle for my first time
Nicole M.
31 Jul 2018
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Came in today for the first time and got my tattoo done by Frank! The script tattoo i wanted came out perfect!I came in only expecting to get a quote and to book an appointment since Frank mentioned t... Read More
Came in today for the first time and got my tattoo done by Frank! The script tattoo i wanted came out perfect!I came in only expecting to get a quote and to book an appointment since Frank mentioned that he is usually booked. But Frank was able to do my tattoo the day of, which was great!  He made sure the font I wanted was perfect. I was pretty nervous but he was really nice and I had a great experience. I will be going back again for any future tattoos :) Read Less
Manuel S.
31 Jul 2018
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If you're scrolling through reviews to see where you should go to get your first tattoo or to try out a new place like I was, here's my experience of my first tattoo at Eighth Element to help you out!... Read More
If you're scrolling through reviews to see where you should go to get your first tattoo or to try out a new place like I was, here's my experience of my first tattoo at Eighth Element to help you out! I walked in and asked some questions and the staff was very nice and accomodating when it came to my needs, and even some I didn't know about! They educated me on caring for the tattoo, had hand outs to take home, and even provided a beverage!(they had capri sun haha) Anyway, I was able to walk in, show my artwork, get an appointment, and get a tattoo, in one day. Just in case, you should call in adbanced if you plan on doing a walk in, or even better, schedule an appointment to give them more time to desl with your artwork and design. I will definitely be coming back, I already have for my other two tattoos, but I am just writing this late! Overall, it's a really great place with people who are wiilling to talk it through with you, but also do amazing and beautiful artwork and tattoo work. Read Less
Jean D.
16 Jul 2018
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The people there were amazing ! We went in for a family of 4 semi-colon tattoos and after a few changes to our original idea, we were taken care of quickly, professionally and even made an appointment... Read More
The people there were amazing ! We went in for a family of 4 semi-colon tattoos and after a few changes to our original idea, we were taken care of quickly, professionally and even made an appointment for 2 more tattoos! Did I mention we were walk-ins ? Can't say enough good thing about this place and the work they did was phenomenal!! Read Less
Sergio I.
15 Jul 2018
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The positive reviews are true, excellent customer service, talented artists, comfortable and stress-free experience. Got my first tattoos done by Frank. He was accommodating to my schedule, cost was r... Read More
The positive reviews are true, excellent customer service, talented artists, comfortable and stress-free experience. Got my first tattoos done by Frank. He was accommodating to my schedule, cost was reasonable, and he turned my design from an idea into reality. Very happy with how the tattoos turned out. I recommend 8th Element if you are getting your first, second, or hundredth tattoo! Read Less
Asia N.
14 Jul 2018
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Amazing place and outstanding customer service!! Frank did my second piercings (upper lobe and helix on both ears (4 total)) and made me feel super comfortable. I was nervous throughout the whole but ... Read More
Amazing place and outstanding customer service!! Frank did my second piercings (upper lobe and helix on both ears (4 total)) and made me feel super comfortable. I was nervous throughout the whole but Frank helped distract me when he did the piercings. He also went through the whole process very detailed and helped me understand what was going on. At the end, he offered me ice cream/drinks for my "brave" journey I'll absolutely come back if I ever get more piercings or get a tattoo. The prices are also reasonable for the amount of piercings I got, the process of getting them pierced, and the aftercare ($230 total and then I tipped). Read Less
Abe N.
13 Jul 2018
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It was my first time getting a piece. The artists were extremely considerate and polite, walking me through the process and making sure everything was clarified. The customer service here is so good, ... Read More
It was my first time getting a piece. The artists were extremely considerate and polite, walking me through the process and making sure everything was clarified. The customer service here is so good, definitely recommend this shop! Props to Gina and Andrew (my artist). You would be lucky to have just any one of them help you out. Looking forward to my next visit Read Less
Alex C.
11 Jul 2018
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I love this place! Frank is a well-experienced tattoo artist that knows what he is doing. Been going to him since he was working at another shop and then followed him on his journey on opening his own... Read More
I love this place! Frank is a well-experienced tattoo artist that knows what he is doing. Been going to him since he was working at another shop and then followed him on his journey on opening his own. He knows exactly what you would like and would tell you the honest truth if it doesn't look good or that is not a good place to place that tattoo. He is a professional and his artwork on you reflects what he can produce. If I can give it more then just 5 stars I would cause I recommend coming here anytime. ASK FOR FRANK!!! Read Less
Noel N.
10 Jul 2018
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I just got my 2nd tattoo here the other day and am so happy that I made the decision to come back here. Everyone in the shop was so friendly and helpful. Frank was the artist who did my tattoo and he ... Read More
I just got my 2nd tattoo here the other day and am so happy that I made the decision to come back here. Everyone in the shop was so friendly and helpful. Frank was the artist who did my tattoo and he was awesome. So friendly and funny! He made me feel comfortable the whole time and was great at distracting me from the pain.  Which I really appreciated. And I'm so happy with both tattoos I've gotten here. Both turned out amazing and exactly the way I wanted them to. I've had no issues with the healing process. And they are perfectly in my price range. I am 100% coming back to Eighth Element for my next one. Read Less
Lana H.
1 Jul 2018
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This place is amazing! I got my first tattoo here and Frank is patient and so talented! He quoted me ahead of time and spent time with me sitting and designing the tattoo making sure it was perfect. I... Read More
This place is amazing! I got my first tattoo here and Frank is patient and so talented! He quoted me ahead of time and spent time with me sitting and designing the tattoo making sure it was perfect. I'm glad my first tattoo experience was here because he made me feel comfortable through the whole process. I will definitely be back and I would highly recommend the shop!! Read Less
Jasmine H.
12 Jun 2018
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my tattoo came out incredible. couldn't have asked for anything better. Frank did amazing
Pippa B.
11 Jun 2018
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I had the best piercing experience at Eighth Element Tattoo. Everyone at the shop was very professional, and I was impressed with the amount of experience the piercer had. I'll definitely be going bac... Read More
I had the best piercing experience at Eighth Element Tattoo. Everyone at the shop was very professional, and I was impressed with the amount of experience the piercer had. I'll definitely be going back here for my next piercing!I first reached out via Yelp and got a quick response. All my questions were answered and we set up a time for me to come in the next day to get both of my nipples pierced. Everything was explained to me from how mapping out where the bar would go, how the piercing would actually work, and how the rib cage actually determines the direction the piercing should be. In the end - both were even and they looked great! The price was definitely reasonable, too. (I've been debating getting this done for 2 years so I did a lot of shopping around)As for healing, the team explained best practices to me and I bought the spray. It was the easiest care instructions I've ever heard, and I was honestly suspicious at first. Every other piercing I've had required me to make a warm saline solution and soak it for a period of time every day. Healing for those took a while. This time, just using the spray as directed I had essentially no discharge after the first couple days. It's been 3 or 4 weeks now and they're healing amazingly well. I absolutely love my piercings! Thank you! Read Less
Tammy O.
24 May 2018
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Ink:I've gotten ink from Andrew at this small but cozy parlor and I must say, I have been more than impressed by his work! About a year ago I came in with a plan for my very first tattoo and he did ev... Read More
Ink:I've gotten ink from Andrew at this small but cozy parlor and I must say, I have been more than impressed by his work! About a year ago I came in with a plan for my very first tattoo and he did everything to make it work and even calmed my nerves. Today I came back for another appointment with Andrew and again, his work is solid down to the smallest detail! I am a minimalist and he successfully gave me exactly what I had imagined. He's the coolest, ask for Andrew!Piercing:Next, I decided to get two piercings (cartilage and tragus)from Frank the boss.I cannot stress enough how nervous I was for this but Frank helped me with breathing exercises and slipping in random jokes to break the tension. I honestly think that his humor and caring demeanor as an owner helped make the process much less painful. He walked me though each step so that there were no surprises. This couldn't have gone any better. Customer Service:I, for one, am very big on customer service. Truth be told, I have never experienced such phenomenal services from all areas of a business like this: a friendly and informative front desk, tattoo artist, and owner. Their superb customer satisfaction is what keeps me coming back more more. I'm absolutely hooked. Read Less
J M.
18 May 2018
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I visited Eighth Element for my first tattoo and Andrew made it a great experience. I was pretty nervous and didn't know what to expect, but he made sure to explain everything thoroughly and made sure... Read More
I visited Eighth Element for my first tattoo and Andrew made it a great experience. I was pretty nervous and didn't know what to expect, but he made sure to explain everything thoroughly and made sure I was comfortable. I showed him a design I liked but explained that I just wanted line work and no shading because I had seen his precise line work on Instagram and was quite impressed. He made the art his own and I was so happy with it!  I will definitely be returning to Andrew for my next tattoo. Read Less
Daize D.
2 May 2018
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Everyone at the shop was very understanding and professional.First time getting tattoos, and it was overall a great experience.Nick did two tattoos for me, and it turned out really well. I would defin... Read More
Everyone at the shop was very understanding and professional.First time getting tattoos, and it was overall a great experience.Nick did two tattoos for me, and it turned out really well. I would definitely recommend this place for tattoo newbies.To the business: Thank you so much! Read Less
Khanh Giang
29 Apr 2018
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I love to visit this place to get tattoo, Frank is awesome & nice artist, the shop is super clean and safe, he is good in ideas to create tattoo if you ask for help, definitely I will return to get a... Read More
I love to visit this place to get tattoo, Frank is awesome & nice artist, the shop is super clean and safe, he is good in ideas to create tattoo if you ask for help, definitely I will return to get another soon bro...thanks so much Read Less
Mrs. L T.
19 Apr 2018
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Went in for a minimalist tattoo. The establishment is CLEAN and inviting. Frank was very polite and recommended Nick as my artist. After viewing his IG, I was like...ummm YES PLEASE. Nick is the CHILL... Read More
Went in for a minimalist tattoo. The establishment is CLEAN and inviting. Frank was very polite and recommended Nick as my artist. After viewing his IG, I was like...ummm YES PLEASE. Nick is the CHILLEST and made the whole process go smoothly. He was patient with the positioning of the stencil until I felt it was just rightMy husband even got a random finger tattoo on a whim cause Nick is just so cool. This spot is def worth visiting if you are looking into getting a tattoo. My husband and I will be back FOR SURE!! Read Less
JP M.
12 Apr 2018
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I had Andrew rework and touch up my first tattoo I got 5 years ago. He was courteous and friendly. Very professional. When I got the tattoo it was very painful and when Andrew did it again it was virt... Read More
I had Andrew rework and touch up my first tattoo I got 5 years ago. He was courteous and friendly. Very professional. When I got the tattoo it was very painful and when Andrew did it again it was virtually pain free. The location is very clean throughout. I highly recommend! Read Less
Ilene D.
9 Apr 2018
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This is a very late review but I'm finally getting around to posting it! I got my first tattoo from Frank here in August of 2017 & it was an awesome experience. I honestly had no clue what to do & was... Read More
This is a very late review but I'm finally getting around to posting it! I got my first tattoo from Frank here in August of 2017 & it was an awesome experience. I honestly had no clue what to do & was very nervous. Frank helped out a lot & was very honest with his opinions, which I am much appreciative of. I originally wanted a mermaid but Frank shared with me why all my placement ideas weren't good. With his help, I was able to decide on getting a simple rose on my left hip instead.Actually getting the tattoo was another great experience. Frank periodically made sure I was comfortable & wasn't hurting. I had also dragged my 16 y.o. sister along for moral support & Frank made her feel pretty included in the process (chatting with her, asking her opinion, etc.). All in all, this place is great! I am definitely planning to come back for my next one. Read Less
Jan Z.
7 Apr 2018
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Waiting for 3 years, I finally decided to get a tattoo of a labyrinth on my back. After researching on Yelp, I decided on Eighth Element Tattoo and I am so happy to meet Andrew. Not only did he take m... Read More
Waiting for 3 years, I finally decided to get a tattoo of a labyrinth on my back. After researching on Yelp, I decided on Eighth Element Tattoo and I am so happy to meet Andrew. Not only did he take my labyrinth, but he added his own mandala design!  Thank you Andrew - I absolutely love my new tattoo! Everyone was super friendly, the facilities were extremely clean, the shop was bright (lots of sunlight), and there was lots of parking. I highly recommend Eighth Element Tattoo to all my friends! I'll be calling them again when I'm ready for my next tattoo! Read Less
Chau A.
2 Apr 2018
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Frank is very serious and precise in his work; the end result is nothing less than perfect. I was hesitant at first to get a tattoo by him, but after seeing his professional demeanor towards his work,... Read More
Frank is very serious and precise in his work; the end result is nothing less than perfect. I was hesitant at first to get a tattoo by him, but after seeing his professional demeanor towards his work, whether it be tattooing or piercing, he takes it to heart (in a good way). I'm  VERY pleased with the outcome of his work done on my neck (despite my constant break because I was acting like a lil bitch lol it hurts!). Thank you, Frank! I'll be back for more tats from u in the near future & I will definitely recommend/refer u to anyone & everyone I know!!! Read Less
Ashley S.
24 Mar 2018
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I really wanted a tattoo with my best friend. We looked up reviews and found this shop. We walked in and was welcomed by Andrew, who accommodated us for a last minute tattoo. He did an amazing job and... Read More
I really wanted a tattoo with my best friend. We looked up reviews and found this shop. We walked in and was welcomed by Andrew, who accommodated us for a last minute tattoo. He did an amazing job and was so funny to talk to. Thank you Andrew! Thank you for bringing my idea to life, and for being patient with me. I appreciate it so much. I would definitely recommend him for tattoo work. I then booked an appointment for a portrait of my dog Baxter. I booked it with Frank and it was a great experience. He was thorough in his accents in a drawing of my dog, and went over everything with me before starting. He was very accommodating with me offering me breaks, and water. I love the tattoo, he did an amazing job, and I would recommend him to anyone. He's so personable, and his attention to detail can't be matched.If you want a tattoo, give these guys a shot. You won't be disappointed. Read Less
Phung D.
11 Mar 2018
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I'm so glad I decided to come here for my first tattoo! Andrew was so nice and real with me. I showed him what I wanted and he advised me to not get it since it wouldn't look as nice as I imagine beca... Read More
I'm so glad I decided to come here for my first tattoo! Andrew was so nice and real with me. I showed him what I wanted and he advised me to not get it since it wouldn't look as nice as I imagine because my back isn't a flat surface. I really appreciated that because it shows that he's not doing it for the money. After that, he asked me if I wanted it anywhere else but I was really hesitant because I didn't really want it anywhere but on my back. So what Andrew did was redid my design so that it'll fit on the flat portion of my back. Overall, I'm just really happy with my experience here n would recommend it to everyone who wants a tattoo! Read Less
Edwin A.
8 Mar 2018
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I found this place on Yelp about a month ago. I went to about 7 places in the area and this one felt the best. I was right. I met Andrew and he did my first Tattoo ever about a month ago and that turn... Read More
I found this place on Yelp about a month ago. I went to about 7 places in the area and this one felt the best. I was right. I met Andrew and he did my first Tattoo ever about a month ago and that turned into 4 more. He is very professional and focuses a lot on detail. He takes his time and idk if it's just me but my tattoos didn't feel all too bad or else I wouldn't of got a total of 5 in 4 weeks lol. Andrew takes good care of you and makes you feel comfortable. He has a great eye for this stuff and you can tell he loves it and it's a true passion for him. You can check out his work on instagram @thepriesttattoos - Andrew Noriega Read Less
Heaven Ruiz
3 Mar 2018
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Got two tatts from 8th Element that are awesome. Artist tattooer was fantastic. Please is extremely clean. Will go back :)
Rachel M.
1 Mar 2018
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I couldn't be happier with the tattoo that Frank helped design for me! I wanted a more realistic version of the picture I showed him & he nailed it. Definitely going to be coming back!
Heaven R.
26 Feb 2018
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Was looking for a place for some time.  Went there on a Thursday to check it out, looked at the portfolios, met the owner and other tattooer and decided to make my appointment.   Place is immaculate c... Read More
Was looking for a place for some time.  Went there on a Thursday to check it out, looked at the portfolios, met the owner and other tattooer and decided to make my appointment.   Place is immaculate clean and staff is friendly.   Day of my appointment was no difference.  Love my tatts; thank you Andrew as you did a fine job. Read Less
Lisa W.
20 Jan 2018
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I came here with my daughter who decided to get her first tattoo. I myself have never been in a tattoo studio before and had no experience in this area besides watching L.A. Ink with Kat Von D. so I w... Read More
I came here with my daughter who decided to get her first tattoo. I myself have never been in a tattoo studio before and had no experience in this area besides watching L.A. Ink with Kat Von D. so I was a bit nervous about the whole experience and let my daughter know more than a few times that this would be something permanent so she better be sure that this is something she really wanted. With that being said I have to say that Andrew who you can follow on Instagram under "thepriesttattoos" was so professional and very nice. He was really patient and detail oriented when it came to the French and especially Russian word spellings of the words that my daughter wanted as a tattoo. The work turned out great and Andrew even reminded us that we could get a discount if we checked into Yelp which was helpful. He also gave my daughter very clear after care instructions for her tattoo.This is a very nice clean place and everyone who was working at this studio when we were here was very kind to us. I would recommend anyone wanting to get a tattoo to come to this studio and it's also helpful that most of the tattoo artists have their work up on IG so you can get an idea of their individual artistic tattoo style. Eighth Element is located with plenty of parking at the corner of Warner and Magnolia. The pricing also seemed very reasonable and I have to say as a newbie to the tattoo world I felt very comfortable here and was treated in a very professional and personable way. I definitely recommend Andrew, he was awesome! Read Less
Linda C.
14 Jan 2018
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Outstanding service and experience thanks to Frank!I've been here for both piercings and a tattoo now and both have been done by Frank. He's very welcoming, patient, and very professional.[TATTOO EXPE... Read More
Outstanding service and experience thanks to Frank!I've been here for both piercings and a tattoo now and both have been done by Frank. He's very welcoming, patient, and very professional.[TATTOO EXPERIENCE]I discussed dimensions and specifics about my tattoo with Frank through e-mail, so when I came in for my appointment he already knew what I was getting and we got started. He took the time to place the tattoo on me and made sure that I was 100% okay with where it was placed. He adjusted it a few times and it was done![PIERCING EXPERIENCE]Similar to the tattoo, Frank drew dots to where the piercings would go and made sure that we double checked that they were perfect. He goes through breathing exercises with you to ease the nerves and to make sure that everything goes smoothly.[OVERALL EXPERIENCE]Frank makes sure that he lets you know everything that he's doing every step of the way so you're not left wondering what's going on! He makes sure to double check multiple times if there are any questions before and after the tattoo/piercing, and goes over how to take care of it and clean it. The place is clean, gloves are used, and everything used during the tattoo/piercing processes are sanitary. They also let you know that if there are any issues or questions to just come in and they'll be there to help you! Definitely recommend this place if you're in the OC! Read Less
Susie De Santiago
21 Nov 2017
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Frank made it easy to feel comfortable and not nervous. Cool little spot, will definitely return.
Anne P.
10 Nov 2017
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AMAZING CUSTOMER SERVICE!!!I just left the shop right now and I had to take some time to write a review because I am so happy and impressed with how everything went. My boyfriend wanted to get his nos... Read More
AMAZING CUSTOMER SERVICE!!!I just left the shop right now and I had to take some time to write a review because I am so happy and impressed with how everything went. My boyfriend wanted to get his nose pierced so I looked on Yelp and came across Eighth Element, I noticed that there were a lot of 5 star reviews which made me happy. I called in to see if they took walk in's, Frank was really helpful over the phone and I appreciated his honesty when I asked if a hoop can be done initially.I came in a few hours later and Frank remembered that I had called (which I liked, it's the little things.) Another guy helped us first, gave JP paper work to sign and offered us water bottles. I was not expecting such great customer service at a tattoo and piercing shop to be honest, I was very delighted so far. Frank was working on someone and told us it would be a 20 minute wait which was fine, he ended up helping us sooner and before he started he told us about the $5 off Yelp offer which was awesome, I was going to ask him about that and the fact that he brought it up first showed me that he cares about the customer. He marked JP's nose and gave us time to see if we liked the placement, he even put on a hoop so that we can see what it would look like when his nose healed and he can wear a hoop. I asked if he can mark it again because I wanted to see it at a different spot. I appreciated his patience and that he wanted BOTH of us to be satisfied with the marking before he pierced it. From the phone call to initial impression to the piercing- I am beyond satisfied with how everything went! JP and I both love his piercing and will definitely be coming back. Thanks Frank for the awesome customer service! If we could give you more stars, we absolutely would! Read Less
Gurl InLA
5 Oct 2017
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First time here. This is my 11th tattoo and I'm always loyal to the artists/studios depending on what city/state I am in. Since I dont have one here in the OC, I figured I find one that I can always g... Read More
First time here. This is my 11th tattoo and I'm always loyal to the artists/studios depending on what city/state I am in. Since I dont have one here in the OC, I figured I find one that I can always go to if I need one done here. After some extensive research, I decided to check out this place. Andrew was my artist and he was able to tattoo exactly what I wanted. He is super nice and gentle so if you are nervous about getting inked, Andrew is definitely very kind and not intimidating at all. I'm use to the needles so I had no problems just chatting it up with him. The studio is super clean and bright. The price here is very reasonable but make sure you tip your artists! Would definitely come back again for more if I need something done right away! Read Less
Sara C.
5 Oct 2017
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First time here. This is my 11th tattoo and I'm always loyal to the artists/studios depending on what city/state I am in. Since I dont have one here in the OC, I figured I find one that I can always g... Read More
First time here. This is my 11th tattoo and I'm always loyal to the artists/studios depending on what city/state I am in. Since I dont have one here in the OC, I figured I find one that I can always go to if I need one done here. After some extensive research, I decided to check out this place. Andrew was my artist and he was able to tattoo exactly what I wanted. He is super nice and gentle so if you are nervous about getting inked, Andrew is definitely very kind and not intimidating at all. I'm use to the needles so I had no problems just chatting it up with him.The studio is super clean and bright. The price here is very reasonable but make sure you tip your artists! Would definitely come back again for more if I need something done right away! Read Less
William B.
15 Aug 2017
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Last week I am proud to say that I popped my ink cherry. And I have to say, I'm glad my first was with Eighth Element. Unsurprisingly I was relatively clueless as to what I was doing, coming in with o... Read More
Last week I am proud to say that I popped my ink cherry. And I have to say, I'm glad my first was with Eighth Element. Unsurprisingly I was relatively clueless as to what I was doing, coming in with only a vague picture in my head of what I wanted. Andrew took that and conceived something better than what I could have dreamed of.  And not only was the man a brilliant artist, but he was a super chill dude. He was always checking to make sure my girlfriend and I were comfortable (as comfortable as you can be getting repeatedly stabbed by needles for hours), provided us with water bottles and never complained when we raided his Starburst and Skittles jar. Thank you Andrew and Eighth Element, you guys rock! Read Less
Heather A.
13 Aug 2017
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Husband and I had some work done this weekend and Frank did an awesome job. We will be sending more artwork soon for another piece.
Eric V.
6 Aug 2017
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Normally I do not write reviews for any matter, however, this is long overdue. I have been consistently working with Dave over at Eighth Element for over a year now. I have had tattoos done by many di... Read More
Normally I do not write reviews for any matter, however, this is long overdue. I have been consistently working with Dave over at Eighth Element for over a year now. I have had tattoos done by many different and talented artists before settling with Dave. Dave's work and artistic ability speaks for itself. Dave puts his full effort and time into whatever work his clientele brings in. He always makes sure that you are happy with the placement and work before he begins tattooing. Dave is also awesome in that he explains in detail what he will be doing. Although I have not been tattooed by Frank or Andrew, I would also highly recommend anyone to stop on in the shop. Whether you have been tattooed before or not, Eighth Element delivers quality work and great customer service. As a current client, I must say that this shop is awesome! Read Less
Aaron M.
2 Aug 2017
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I had been contemplating getting a tattoo for a long time and finally decided to get one as a birthday present to myself. A buddy of mine referred me to Frank and I was glad I decided to go through wi... Read More
I had been contemplating getting a tattoo for a long time and finally decided to get one as a birthday present to myself. A buddy of mine referred me to Frank and I was glad I decided to go through with the process, which wasn't as bad as I expected and the cost was reasonable as well.Frank is extremely professional and conducts himself with so much class. He was very accommodating and we had a great chat over my session (to the point that I almost forgot I was getting worked on haha).If you're looking to get some high quality work done, don't hesitate to contact Frank! He's the man! Read Less
Mari I.
31 Jul 2017
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Had a great experience getting my tattoo with Frank. I'm afraid of needles but Frank was so funny it made the experience memorable. Dave who also helped set up the appointment was very helpful. I'm gl... Read More
Had a great experience getting my tattoo with Frank. I'm afraid of needles but Frank was so funny it made the experience memorable. Dave who also helped set up the appointment was very helpful. I'm glad I was able to find the right people that I can trust! Read Less
Lana T.
31 Jul 2017
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Came in to get my daith and conch pierced with Frank, yesterday. The shop is super clean and sleek looking. I arrived before Frank did, and one of the guys who worked there greeted us and offered drin... Read More
Came in to get my daith and conch pierced with Frank, yesterday. The shop is super clean and sleek looking. I arrived before Frank did, and one of the guys who worked there greeted us and offered drinks. Frank was very thorough with explaining everything he was doing for me, and made sure I was satisfied with the placement and how the piercings looked. The process itself was pretty quick. He even looked at the placement of the navel piercing I got at another place, and seemed to give me his very honest opinion instead of taking the opportunity to "fix" it. After everything, he walked me through the aftercare process and gave my friend and me a Capri-sun. Shweet! Overall, a great experience! I highly recommend coming here for your piercings A plus: they carry BVLA jewelry! Read Less
Tiffa-knee D.
24 Jul 2017
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I had Dave work on me, I was a walk-in and was helped with immediately! This was my second time getting a tattoo and honestly, this experience was so much more memorable!My tattoo was 10 words and onl... Read More
I had Dave work on me, I was a walk-in and was helped with immediately! This was my second time getting a tattoo and honestly, this experience was so much more memorable!My tattoo was 10 words and only cost me $100 without tip, he was even hesitate about me giving him a tip! Dave was able to help me decide exactly what I wanted. He gave me ideas and his input, and we were able to get everything done, including the tattoo, in a little over an hour and a half.He was super patient and polite with me, and he explained every thing that was gonna happen and always asked if I was comfortable with it. He was super quick and his work was amazing too!These guys are so professional and knowledgeable, and their service is beyond amazing. They're so friendly and down to earth, my experience at Eighth Element was incredibly pleasant and I would definitely recommend anyone wanting a tattoo to come here!Side Note: my tattoo was a little below my shoulder blade, and I think this is just a very funny experience, but before working on me, Dave explained he would have to be resting his arm on my breast to be able to do some parts of the tattoo. He asked if I was comfortable with that and I thought that was so sweet Honestly these guys are so great, check them out!! Read Less
Carlos A.
21 Jul 2017
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Went in on Wednesday night for some fresh ink, talked some final details with Frank and got to work on the tattoo, which I'm extremely satisfied with. I highly recommend you come through if you're thi... Read More
Went in on Wednesday night for some fresh ink, talked some final details with Frank and got to work on the tattoo, which I'm extremely satisfied with. I highly recommend you come through if you're thinking of getting some work done, everyone is really friendly and knowledgeable. Also, spot is clean, which to me is really important at a tattoo shop. Read Less
Joshua H.
17 Jul 2017
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My first major tattoo done here and it was absolutely phenomenal! Frank did an amazing job on the tattoo, was super accommodating, patient, and just incredibly precise and delicate with the tattoo! Fr... Read More
My first major tattoo done here and it was absolutely phenomenal! Frank did an amazing job on the tattoo, was super accommodating, patient, and just incredibly precise and delicate with the tattoo! Frank was a little busy but still was able to put aside the stress and pull through and be as mentioned, accommodating, precise, and delicate! Would recommend! Thank you so much Frank and Eighth Element Tattoo! Read Less
Alicia M.
16 Jul 2017
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Where else would you guys go to get your tattoo? Frank was awesome! He made sure the whole entire visit went smoothly and ensured that his clients were okay. He continued to ask if I was okay and made... Read More
Where else would you guys go to get your tattoo? Frank was awesome! He made sure the whole entire visit went smoothly and ensured that his clients were okay. He continued to ask if I was okay and made sure of my well-being. Our conversations were great with a lot of laughs and point of views, it made me forget all about the pain. I am definitely sticking with Eighth Element. Read Less
Leanna N.
14 Jul 2017
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I went in for a consultation the day before my appointment and Frank was super friendly and helpful. This was my first tattoo and I wanted to commemorate my family with four heart outlines on my back.... Read More
I went in for a consultation the day before my appointment and Frank was super friendly and helpful. This was my first tattoo and I wanted to commemorate my family with four heart outlines on my back. Frank nailed it! He made me feel extremely comfortable and talked to me during the procedure. The outlines looked really nice and clean (from what i saw in a picture of my back haha). I will be coming back for my next tattoo! Also a bonus, they have capri-sun!! Thanks a bunch Frank! Read Less
Kimberly N.
10 Jul 2017
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I love and admire the shop owner, Frank, very much. I got my first two tattoos from him back in 2014 and he made me feel super comfortable, although I was immensely nervous. He will teach you breathin... Read More
I love and admire the shop owner, Frank, very much. I got my first two tattoos from him back in 2014 and he made me feel super comfortable, although I was immensely nervous. He will teach you breathing techniques that will help you through the process and he is a super humble and fun person to talk to. I recently came back to get my belly button re-pierced, and I hadn't seen him in three years but it felt like catching up with an old friend. Again, he made me feel super safe during the entire process and I'm lucky I came across his shop based on Yelp reviews, all those years ago. Thank you for making a strong, positive impact in the lives of your patrons, Frank! Read Less
Brittany B.
9 Jul 2017
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If you are looking for friendly and helpful service this is your place. Not only are they knowledgeable, but between the artists they have you covered on anything you can dream up. My girlfriend and I... Read More
If you are looking for friendly and helpful service this is your place. Not only are they knowledgeable, but between the artists they have you covered on anything you can dream up. My girlfriend and I walked in around 4:30 on a Sunday when they close at 6. We both wanted small tattoos and were helped immediately. I had andrew and she had dave. We both got exactly what we wanted, my tattoo looks amazing and he used his own creativity to give it uniqueness.  The helpful service and quality make it a pleasant experience.I will definitely be back for the larger tattoo I have in mind.Thanks guys! Read Less
Ida And Marc's Adventures U.
20 Jun 2017
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Thank you, Frank T for tattoing me and Marc .  Awesome work, great service. I highly recommend this place. Not one dull moment with our session. He made good suggestions and did everything just the wa... Read More
Thank you, Frank T for tattoing me and Marc .  Awesome work, great service. I highly recommend this place. Not one dull moment with our session. He made good suggestions and did everything just the way we wanted it. Mahalo Read Less
Bill D.
18 Jun 2017
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Frank was my artist and he gave me an amazing first tattoo!The place is clean and organized and the workers there are humble. When I first came in, I was hesitant on where on my arm to get my tattoo b... Read More
Frank was my artist and he gave me an amazing first tattoo!The place is clean and organized and the workers there are humble. When I first came in, I was hesitant on where on my arm to get my tattoo but Frank was able to give me advice about some recondmended spots. The sketch process was quick and he made the tattoo process fun and bearable. Also he had a lot of patience with me so thanks Frank! In the future I'm definitely coming back to Eighth Element Tattoo. Read Less
Ashlee Dunn
13 Jun 2017
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Been here for 2 of my tattoos and will be back for more. The prices are reasonable and the artists are great. They take their time to work with you and improve any of your ideas. They are all really n... Read More
Been here for 2 of my tattoos and will be back for more. The prices are reasonable and the artists are great. They take their time to work with you and improve any of your ideas. They are all really nice and do AMAZING work. Highly recommend. Read Less
Laney O.
5 Jun 2017
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I've been coming to this shop since 2010.  Frank did my very first tattoo and I've been longtime client since. Frank has done half of my upper right arm/shoulder, a couple of little pieces on my back ... Read More
I've been coming to this shop since 2010.  Frank did my very first tattoo and I've been longtime client since. Frank has done half of my upper right arm/shoulder, a couple of little pieces on my back / ankles, and currently he is working on my half sleeve on my left forearm. I have gotten a couple of tattoos at other shops from different artists, but I have always been overall happier with the work Frank has tattooed on me. It's also a plus that Frank is a super cool guy and makes every experience here fun. Read Less
Tracy N.
19 May 2017
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Thank you Frank for doing such an amazing job on my first tattoo!He was able to sketch out the tattoo exactly how I imagined it even though I had a difficult time trying to explain how I wanted it. It... Read More
Thank you Frank for doing such an amazing job on my first tattoo!He was able to sketch out the tattoo exactly how I imagined it even though I had a difficult time trying to explain how I wanted it. It didn't take too long for him to sketch it and to set up the tattooing process. Then, it was tattooing time! Frank is such a funny and cool guy during the entire process and he definitely made it bearable so thank you!! My tattoo came out freaking amazing and I love it so much. I'm definitely coming back! Read Less
David Carlson
8 May 2017
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Lottie Cabrera Castro
23 Apr 2017
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Andrew was great.. loved our tattoos, we will be back!
Kristi Daune-Edwards Rabe
27 Mar 2017
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Always the absolute best. Dave has done all my tattoos. Super clean, relaxing, and fun atmosphere that makes the experience and memory of getting a tattoo all the better than other places.
Alison Durham
26 Mar 2017
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I have gone to Dave for years, love his work and the shop is super clean with awesome vibes
Katelin N.
27 Feb 2017
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I had a 22 gauge nose hoop in my nose and wanted to go up to a 20 gauge. I called various tattoo/piercing shops because there is a specific nose hoop I look for. It has to be a half hoop (not a full c... Read More
I had a 22 gauge nose hoop in my nose and wanted to go up to a 20 gauge. I called various tattoo/piercing shops because there is a specific nose hoop I look for. It has to be a half hoop (not a full circle, maybe 3/4 of a circle. 5/16" 7.9mm and silver with a stopper at 1 end) yes I know, sounds complicated lol! But majority of the spots I called did not have this standard hoop I'm looking for. Until I called this location.Hali, the main piercer here, was so helpful and nice. I told her what I needed and she assured me she has exactly what I'm looking for, told me to come in whenever.so I came in at night and she took me into her room where she told me to lay down and told me she would try a technique called "fishing" (I'm sure that's what she called it) basically she lubed up the 20 gauge nose hoop and wiggles it around in my nose until it slides through. To my surprise I barely felt anything. It slid right through and wahhh laaaa I now have a 20 gauge nose ring :) I was very pleased. She then told me directions on how to clean it. I paid and left :) she was very professional and clean with her work.She also said she had the same nose ring in her nose, however I felt like when I looked at hers, it looked shinier? Where as mine looked less shiny?? So I did call her the next day to ask if we had the same one and she reassured me that she has on a duplicate nose ring as mine and that maybe I have to just clean mine. There must have been make up or something on mine to make it seem less shiny. And she offered to clean it herself if I still felt like it wasn't shiny enough after cleaning it. After cleaning it, I did see the shine. I also wanted to ask how can I go bigger to an 18 gauge in the future and she was able to give me a couple of options :) she always has a very positive attitude and willing to help whenever I had questions. So overall I am very pleased with my experience with Hali and would recommend!! Read Less
Tracy Clifford
25 Feb 2017
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This was my first tattoo so needless to say I was over analyzing the design and nervous. Frank knew how to design what I was looking for within the first couple minutes of the consultation. My tattoo... Read More
This was my first tattoo so needless to say I was over analyzing the design and nervous. Frank knew how to design what I was looking for within the first couple minutes of the consultation. My tattoo is a realistic portrait and the detail and shading is amazing! I've gotten soo many compliments. Read Less
Matthew N.
17 Jan 2017
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I'd first like to start by saying that this was definitely an unforgettable experience. To the consultation, getting the tattoo, and the basics of a business and a client -- everything was clear-cut a... Read More
I'd first like to start by saying that this was definitely an unforgettable experience. To the consultation, getting the tattoo, and the basics of a business and a client -- everything was clear-cut and went smoothly and perfectly. Initially, the parlor itself is kind of difficult to spot because the main entrance is in the back of the area (it does have a store sign out on front facing the street though), yet this just gives it a more calming ambience. The inside is VERY clean front to back and includes a waiting area, drinking water, and tattoo portfolios you can flip through. I brought in a sketch and pictures on my phone of what I wanted and was quickly helped out by Dave. He was very thorough about making sure he had enough references to make adjustments to and create a perfect stencil. We set up an appointment date, he quoted me a reasonable price, and I put down a deposit. On the day of the appointment, Dave was extremely helpful and accommodating. He showed me the finished stencil (which was perfect) and gave a suggestion to angle the tattoo to make sure it captured the authenticity of the original work (I thought exactly the same). Throughout the process, I was given updates and asked if everything was good. I ended up being charged only half of the quoted price which was great! Overall, Dave impeccably captured the essence of what I wanted for my first tattoo and brownie points for making sure my friend was comfortable while waiting. Also, don't forget to tip your artists! Read Less
Carol Snyder
29 Dec 2016
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Very professional, clean,and friendly shop. No Rockstar attitude. Great work by Frank Tran and Hali Snyder. Will return!
Katelyn D.
30 Nov 2016
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Came here for a second time to get my third tattoo, and I can definitely say that I am more than satisfied with how it came out! I came in with a personal sketch of a simple flower by my friend and Fr... Read More
Came here for a second time to get my third tattoo, and I can definitely say that I am more than satisfied with how it came out! I came in with a personal sketch of a simple flower by my friend and Frank helped me suggest a better location to place it on my body than my intended suggestion.Andrew, who is friendly, nice, and funny, was my tattoo artist again! He made sure I was okay when he was giving me the tattoo, which is sure to be a relief for some individuals, but since I've received tattoos before, I was great. I will definitely come back again for any future tattoos I am planning on getting! Read Less
Amber Creveling
25 Oct 2016
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My tattoo artist is Dave. He did a traditional sleeve tattoo on me and various other awesome tattoos as well. Eighth Element is very clean and welcoming with wonderful artists to assist you. I highly ... Read More
My tattoo artist is Dave. He did a traditional sleeve tattoo on me and various other awesome tattoos as well. Eighth Element is very clean and welcoming with wonderful artists to assist you. I highly recommend checking them out. Read Less
Stefani Gentry
24 Oct 2016
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Dave is a fantastic artist.. . he has done tattoos on my husband, my best friend and her husband as well as myself and they are all amazing!!! He's the only tattoo guy for us �
Debbie Funk Cantwell
9 Oct 2016
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Matt and Andrew gave me and my best friend matching tattoos. Trusted them and their artistic judgement to finalize the details. Not only were they tolerant of all our questions and changes, they gave ... Read More
Matt and Andrew gave me and my best friend matching tattoos. Trusted them and their artistic judgement to finalize the details. Not only were they tolerant of all our questions and changes, they gave us the matching tattoo we were hoping for! Thanks guys. So happy with the results! Read Less
Anna Son
14 Apr 2016
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From my experience, tattoo shops can be a bit intimidating. I came here for the first time and was able to get my ink done that day. Chris Cook was the tattoo artist and didn't make me feel intimidate... Read More
From my experience, tattoo shops can be a bit intimidating. I came here for the first time and was able to get my ink done that day. Chris Cook was the tattoo artist and didn't make me feel intimidated at all. He was very thorough and careful with my tattoo. After he was done, he explained all the after care instructions to me. I'll be going back to him for my next one.Read Less
Mikey Neuhauser
3 Feb 2016
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Frank is very professional and easy going. Just got my 4th tattoo from him. I live in Seattle, so whenever I am in California I always try to get in to see him. He has all sorts of first place trophie... Read More
Frank is very professional and easy going. Just got my 4th tattoo from him. I live in Seattle, so whenever I am in California I always try to get in to see him. He has all sorts of first place trophies and he works at competitive prices. Thanks Frank!!!! Read Less
Tammy Lowe-Martino
27 Oct 2015
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Chris is freaking awesome at taking your thoughts and putting them into ink form. Plus the rest of the staff is is just as nice and good as he is...you can't go wrong.
Del Ramirez
20 Sep 2015
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The shop is super clean. Frank is a real cool guy and does amazing work!
Jenn Graney
26 Jan 2015
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Probably my best tattoo experience yet. The staff was helpful and happy! Besides the results being exactly what I wanted, Chris Cook is a fabulous and talented artist. Listening to what I had in mi... Read More
Probably my best tattoo experience yet. The staff was helpful and happy! Besides the results being exactly what I wanted, Chris Cook is a fabulous and talented artist. Listening to what I had in mind and adding his expertise, I felt like my tattoo...even though tiny and not a money maker...was important. I have plans for future tattoos and will most certainly come here and ask for Chris. The biz is TOP NOTCH!! THANK YOU!! Read Less
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8th Element Tattoo

Fountain Valley, California
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8756 Warner Avenue
Fountain Valley California 92708
Monday
12:00PM-20:00PM
Tuesday
12:00PM-20:00PM
Wednesday
12:00PM-20:00PM
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12:00PM-20:00PM
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12:00PM-18:00PM
Winnie D.
14 Aug 2018
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TONY IS SUPER! I walked in with some pictures I found on Pinterest. I spoke with Tony and he helped design my tattoos. It was my first time and I felt very comfortable and assured with Tony. He was at... Read More
TONY IS SUPER! I walked in with some pictures I found on Pinterest. I spoke with Tony and he helped design my tattoos. It was my first time and I felt very comfortable and assured with Tony. He was attentive, detail-oriented and caring. From beginning to end, he was professional and courteous, and wanted my tattoos to be perfect. I was very nervous of the pain but it wasn't too bad. Tony had a gentle touch, and I really feel like his personality was great especially for first timers! A few hours later, I walked out with cool tatts of my baby, my baby daddy and an airplane! Lol, one life to live!! YOLO. :)The staff at this studio is very nice too. Clean place! I am gushing about my tattoos to my friends now. I would recommend Tony wholeheartedly. :) Read Less
Daphne N.
1 Aug 2018
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First tatoo and I'm loving it  Andrew did an awesome job and was very gentle for my first time
Nicole M.
31 Jul 2018
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Came in today for the first time and got my tattoo done by Frank! The script tattoo i wanted came out perfect!I came in only expecting to get a quote and to book an appointment since Frank mentioned t... Read More
Came in today for the first time and got my tattoo done by Frank! The script tattoo i wanted came out perfect!I came in only expecting to get a quote and to book an appointment since Frank mentioned that he is usually booked. But Frank was able to do my tattoo the day of, which was great!  He made sure the font I wanted was perfect. I was pretty nervous but he was really nice and I had a great experience. I will be going back again for any future tattoos :) Read Less
Manuel S.
31 Jul 2018
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If you're scrolling through reviews to see where you should go to get your first tattoo or to try out a new place like I was, here's my experience of my first tattoo at Eighth Element to help you out!... Read More
If you're scrolling through reviews to see where you should go to get your first tattoo or to try out a new place like I was, here's my experience of my first tattoo at Eighth Element to help you out! I walked in and asked some questions and the staff was very nice and accomodating when it came to my needs, and even some I didn't know about! They educated me on caring for the tattoo, had hand outs to take home, and even provided a beverage!(they had capri sun haha) Anyway, I was able to walk in, show my artwork, get an appointment, and get a tattoo, in one day. Just in case, you should call in adbanced if you plan on doing a walk in, or even better, schedule an appointment to give them more time to desl with your artwork and design. I will definitely be coming back, I already have for my other two tattoos, but I am just writing this late! Overall, it's a really great place with people who are wiilling to talk it through with you, but also do amazing and beautiful artwork and tattoo work. Read Less
Jean D.
16 Jul 2018
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The people there were amazing ! We went in for a family of 4 semi-colon tattoos and after a few changes to our original idea, we were taken care of quickly, professionally and even made an appointment... Read More
The people there were amazing ! We went in for a family of 4 semi-colon tattoos and after a few changes to our original idea, we were taken care of quickly, professionally and even made an appointment for 2 more tattoos! Did I mention we were walk-ins ? Can't say enough good thing about this place and the work they did was phenomenal!! Read Less
Sergio I.
15 Jul 2018
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The positive reviews are true, excellent customer service, talented artists, comfortable and stress-free experience. Got my first tattoos done by Frank. He was accommodating to my schedule, cost was r... Read More
The positive reviews are true, excellent customer service, talented artists, comfortable and stress-free experience. Got my first tattoos done by Frank. He was accommodating to my schedule, cost was reasonable, and he turned my design from an idea into reality. Very happy with how the tattoos turned out. I recommend 8th Element if you are getting your first, second, or hundredth tattoo! Read Less
Asia N.
14 Jul 2018
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Amazing place and outstanding customer service!! Frank did my second piercings (upper lobe and helix on both ears (4 total)) and made me feel super comfortable. I was nervous throughout the whole but ... Read More
Amazing place and outstanding customer service!! Frank did my second piercings (upper lobe and helix on both ears (4 total)) and made me feel super comfortable. I was nervous throughout the whole but Frank helped distract me when he did the piercings. He also went through the whole process very detailed and helped me understand what was going on. At the end, he offered me ice cream/drinks for my "brave" journey I'll absolutely come back if I ever get more piercings or get a tattoo. The prices are also reasonable for the amount of piercings I got, the process of getting them pierced, and the aftercare ($230 total and then I tipped). Read Less
Abe N.
13 Jul 2018
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It was my first time getting a piece. The artists were extremely considerate and polite, walking me through the process and making sure everything was clarified. The customer service here is so good, ... Read More
It was my first time getting a piece. The artists were extremely considerate and polite, walking me through the process and making sure everything was clarified. The customer service here is so good, definitely recommend this shop! Props to Gina and Andrew (my artist). You would be lucky to have just any one of them help you out. Looking forward to my next visit Read Less
Alex C.
11 Jul 2018
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I love this place! Frank is a well-experienced tattoo artist that knows what he is doing. Been going to him since he was working at another shop and then followed him on his journey on opening his own... Read More
I love this place! Frank is a well-experienced tattoo artist that knows what he is doing. Been going to him since he was working at another shop and then followed him on his journey on opening his own. He knows exactly what you would like and would tell you the honest truth if it doesn't look good or that is not a good place to place that tattoo. He is a professional and his artwork on you reflects what he can produce. If I can give it more then just 5 stars I would cause I recommend coming here anytime. ASK FOR FRANK!!! Read Less
Noel N.
10 Jul 2018
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I just got my 2nd tattoo here the other day and am so happy that I made the decision to come back here. Everyone in the shop was so friendly and helpful. Frank was the artist who did my tattoo and he ... Read More
I just got my 2nd tattoo here the other day and am so happy that I made the decision to come back here. Everyone in the shop was so friendly and helpful. Frank was the artist who did my tattoo and he was awesome. So friendly and funny! He made me feel comfortable the whole time and was great at distracting me from the pain.  Which I really appreciated. And I'm so happy with both tattoos I've gotten here. Both turned out amazing and exactly the way I wanted them to. I've had no issues with the healing process. And they are perfectly in my price range. I am 100% coming back to Eighth Element for my next one. Read Less
Lana H.
1 Jul 2018
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This place is amazing! I got my first tattoo here and Frank is patient and so talented! He quoted me ahead of time and spent time with me sitting and designing the tattoo making sure it was perfect. I... Read More
This place is amazing! I got my first tattoo here and Frank is patient and so talented! He quoted me ahead of time and spent time with me sitting and designing the tattoo making sure it was perfect. I'm glad my first tattoo experience was here because he made me feel comfortable through the whole process. I will definitely be back and I would highly recommend the shop!! Read Less
Jasmine H.
12 Jun 2018
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my tattoo came out incredible. couldn't have asked for anything better. Frank did amazing
Pippa B.
11 Jun 2018
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I had the best piercing experience at Eighth Element Tattoo. Everyone at the shop was very professional, and I was impressed with the amount of experience the piercer had. I'll definitely be going bac... Read More
I had the best piercing experience at Eighth Element Tattoo. Everyone at the shop was very professional, and I was impressed with the amount of experience the piercer had. I'll definitely be going back here for my next piercing!I first reached out via Yelp and got a quick response. All my questions were answered and we set up a time for me to come in the next day to get both of my nipples pierced. Everything was explained to me from how mapping out where the bar would go, how the piercing would actually work, and how the rib cage actually determines the direction the piercing should be. In the end - both were even and they looked great! The price was definitely reasonable, too. (I've been debating getting this done for 2 years so I did a lot of shopping around)As for healing, the team explained best practices to me and I bought the spray. It was the easiest care instructions I've ever heard, and I was honestly suspicious at first. Every other piercing I've had required me to make a warm saline solution and soak it for a period of time every day. Healing for those took a while. This time, just using the spray as directed I had essentially no discharge after the first couple days. It's been 3 or 4 weeks now and they're healing amazingly well. I absolutely love my piercings! Thank you! Read Less
Tammy O.
24 May 2018
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Ink:I've gotten ink from Andrew at this small but cozy parlor and I must say, I have been more than impressed by his work! About a year ago I came in with a plan for my very first tattoo and he did ev... Read More
Ink:I've gotten ink from Andrew at this small but cozy parlor and I must say, I have been more than impressed by his work! About a year ago I came in with a plan for my very first tattoo and he did everything to make it work and even calmed my nerves. Today I came back for another appointment with Andrew and again, his work is solid down to the smallest detail! I am a minimalist and he successfully gave me exactly what I had imagined. He's the coolest, ask for Andrew!Piercing:Next, I decided to get two piercings (cartilage and tragus)from Frank the boss.I cannot stress enough how nervous I was for this but Frank helped me with breathing exercises and slipping in random jokes to break the tension. I honestly think that his humor and caring demeanor as an owner helped make the process much less painful. He walked me though each step so that there were no surprises. This couldn't have gone any better. Customer Service:I, for one, am very big on customer service. Truth be told, I have never experienced such phenomenal services from all areas of a business like this: a friendly and informative front desk, tattoo artist, and owner. Their superb customer satisfaction is what keeps me coming back more more. I'm absolutely hooked. Read Less
J M.
18 May 2018
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I visited Eighth Element for my first tattoo and Andrew made it a great experience. I was pretty nervous and didn't know what to expect, but he made sure to explain everything thoroughly and made sure... Read More
I visited Eighth Element for my first tattoo and Andrew made it a great experience. I was pretty nervous and didn't know what to expect, but he made sure to explain everything thoroughly and made sure I was comfortable. I showed him a design I liked but explained that I just wanted line work and no shading because I had seen his precise line work on Instagram and was quite impressed. He made the art his own and I was so happy with it!  I will definitely be returning to Andrew for my next tattoo. Read Less
Daize D.
2 May 2018
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Everyone at the shop was very understanding and professional.First time getting tattoos, and it was overall a great experience.Nick did two tattoos for me, and it turned out really well. I would defin... Read More
Everyone at the shop was very understanding and professional.First time getting tattoos, and it was overall a great experience.Nick did two tattoos for me, and it turned out really well. I would definitely recommend this place for tattoo newbies.To the business: Thank you so much! Read Less
Khanh Giang
29 Apr 2018
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I love to visit this place to get tattoo, Frank is awesome & nice artist, the shop is super clean and safe, he is good in ideas to create tattoo if you ask for help, definitely I will return to get a... Read More
I love to visit this place to get tattoo, Frank is awesome & nice artist, the shop is super clean and safe, he is good in ideas to create tattoo if you ask for help, definitely I will return to get another soon bro...thanks so much Read Less
Mrs. L T.
19 Apr 2018
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Went in for a minimalist tattoo. The establishment is CLEAN and inviting. Frank was very polite and recommended Nick as my artist. After viewing his IG, I was like...ummm YES PLEASE. Nick is the CHILL... Read More
Went in for a minimalist tattoo. The establishment is CLEAN and inviting. Frank was very polite and recommended Nick as my artist. After viewing his IG, I was like...ummm YES PLEASE. Nick is the CHILLEST and made the whole process go smoothly. He was patient with the positioning of the stencil until I felt it was just rightMy husband even got a random finger tattoo on a whim cause Nick is just so cool. This spot is def worth visiting if you are looking into getting a tattoo. My husband and I will be back FOR SURE!! Read Less
JP M.
12 Apr 2018
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I had Andrew rework and touch up my first tattoo I got 5 years ago. He was courteous and friendly. Very professional. When I got the tattoo it was very painful and when Andrew did it again it was virt... Read More
I had Andrew rework and touch up my first tattoo I got 5 years ago. He was courteous and friendly. Very professional. When I got the tattoo it was very painful and when Andrew did it again it was virtually pain free. The location is very clean throughout. I highly recommend! Read Less
Ilene D.
9 Apr 2018
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This is a very late review but I'm finally getting around to posting it! I got my first tattoo from Frank here in August of 2017 & it was an awesome experience. I honestly had no clue what to do & was... Read More
This is a very late review but I'm finally getting around to posting it! I got my first tattoo from Frank here in August of 2017 & it was an awesome experience. I honestly had no clue what to do & was very nervous. Frank helped out a lot & was very honest with his opinions, which I am much appreciative of. I originally wanted a mermaid but Frank shared with me why all my placement ideas weren't good. With his help, I was able to decide on getting a simple rose on my left hip instead.Actually getting the tattoo was another great experience. Frank periodically made sure I was comfortable & wasn't hurting. I had also dragged my 16 y.o. sister along for moral support & Frank made her feel pretty included in the process (chatting with her, asking her opinion, etc.). All in all, this place is great! I am definitely planning to come back for my next one. Read Less
Jan Z.
7 Apr 2018
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Waiting for 3 years, I finally decided to get a tattoo of a labyrinth on my back. After researching on Yelp, I decided on Eighth Element Tattoo and I am so happy to meet Andrew. Not only did he take m... Read More
Waiting for 3 years, I finally decided to get a tattoo of a labyrinth on my back. After researching on Yelp, I decided on Eighth Element Tattoo and I am so happy to meet Andrew. Not only did he take my labyrinth, but he added his own mandala design!  Thank you Andrew - I absolutely love my new tattoo! Everyone was super friendly, the facilities were extremely clean, the shop was bright (lots of sunlight), and there was lots of parking. I highly recommend Eighth Element Tattoo to all my friends! I'll be calling them again when I'm ready for my next tattoo! Read Less
Chau A.
2 Apr 2018
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Frank is very serious and precise in his work; the end result is nothing less than perfect. I was hesitant at first to get a tattoo by him, but after seeing his professional demeanor towards his work,... Read More
Frank is very serious and precise in his work; the end result is nothing less than perfect. I was hesitant at first to get a tattoo by him, but after seeing his professional demeanor towards his work, whether it be tattooing or piercing, he takes it to heart (in a good way). I'm  VERY pleased with the outcome of his work done on my neck (despite my constant break because I was acting like a lil bitch lol it hurts!). Thank you, Frank! I'll be back for more tats from u in the near future & I will definitely recommend/refer u to anyone & everyone I know!!! Read Less
Ashley S.
24 Mar 2018
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I really wanted a tattoo with my best friend. We looked up reviews and found this shop. We walked in and was welcomed by Andrew, who accommodated us for a last minute tattoo. He did an amazing job and... Read More
I really wanted a tattoo with my best friend. We looked up reviews and found this shop. We walked in and was welcomed by Andrew, who accommodated us for a last minute tattoo. He did an amazing job and was so funny to talk to. Thank you Andrew! Thank you for bringing my idea to life, and for being patient with me. I appreciate it so much. I would definitely recommend him for tattoo work. I then booked an appointment for a portrait of my dog Baxter. I booked it with Frank and it was a great experience. He was thorough in his accents in a drawing of my dog, and went over everything with me before starting. He was very accommodating with me offering me breaks, and water. I love the tattoo, he did an amazing job, and I would recommend him to anyone. He's so personable, and his attention to detail can't be matched.If you want a tattoo, give these guys a shot. You won't be disappointed. Read Less
Phung D.
11 Mar 2018
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I'm so glad I decided to come here for my first tattoo! Andrew was so nice and real with me. I showed him what I wanted and he advised me to not get it since it wouldn't look as nice as I imagine beca... Read More
I'm so glad I decided to come here for my first tattoo! Andrew was so nice and real with me. I showed him what I wanted and he advised me to not get it since it wouldn't look as nice as I imagine because my back isn't a flat surface. I really appreciated that because it shows that he's not doing it for the money. After that, he asked me if I wanted it anywhere else but I was really hesitant because I didn't really want it anywhere but on my back. So what Andrew did was redid my design so that it'll fit on the flat portion of my back. Overall, I'm just really happy with my experience here n would recommend it to everyone who wants a tattoo! Read Less
Edwin A.
8 Mar 2018
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I found this place on Yelp about a month ago. I went to about 7 places in the area and this one felt the best. I was right. I met Andrew and he did my first Tattoo ever about a month ago and that turn... Read More
I found this place on Yelp about a month ago. I went to about 7 places in the area and this one felt the best. I was right. I met Andrew and he did my first Tattoo ever about a month ago and that turned into 4 more. He is very professional and focuses a lot on detail. He takes his time and idk if it's just me but my tattoos didn't feel all too bad or else I wouldn't of got a total of 5 in 4 weeks lol. Andrew takes good care of you and makes you feel comfortable. He has a great eye for this stuff and you can tell he loves it and it's a true passion for him. You can check out his work on instagram @thepriesttattoos - Andrew Noriega Read Less
Heaven Ruiz
3 Mar 2018
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Got two tatts from 8th Element that are awesome. Artist tattooer was fantastic. Please is extremely clean. Will go back :)
Rachel M.
1 Mar 2018
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I couldn't be happier with the tattoo that Frank helped design for me! I wanted a more realistic version of the picture I showed him & he nailed it. Definitely going to be coming back!
Heaven R.
26 Feb 2018
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Was looking for a place for some time.  Went there on a Thursday to check it out, looked at the portfolios, met the owner and other tattooer and decided to make my appointment.   Place is immaculate c... Read More
Was looking for a place for some time.  Went there on a Thursday to check it out, looked at the portfolios, met the owner and other tattooer and decided to make my appointment.   Place is immaculate clean and staff is friendly.   Day of my appointment was no difference.  Love my tatts; thank you Andrew as you did a fine job. Read Less
Lisa W.
20 Jan 2018
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I came here with my daughter who decided to get her first tattoo. I myself have never been in a tattoo studio before and had no experience in this area besides watching L.A. Ink with Kat Von D. so I w... Read More
I came here with my daughter who decided to get her first tattoo. I myself have never been in a tattoo studio before and had no experience in this area besides watching L.A. Ink with Kat Von D. so I was a bit nervous about the whole experience and let my daughter know more than a few times that this would be something permanent so she better be sure that this is something she really wanted. With that being said I have to say that Andrew who you can follow on Instagram under "thepriesttattoos" was so professional and very nice. He was really patient and detail oriented when it came to the French and especially Russian word spellings of the words that my daughter wanted as a tattoo. The work turned out great and Andrew even reminded us that we could get a discount if we checked into Yelp which was helpful. He also gave my daughter very clear after care instructions for her tattoo.This is a very nice clean place and everyone who was working at this studio when we were here was very kind to us. I would recommend anyone wanting to get a tattoo to come to this studio and it's also helpful that most of the tattoo artists have their work up on IG so you can get an idea of their individual artistic tattoo style. Eighth Element is located with plenty of parking at the corner of Warner and Magnolia. The pricing also seemed very reasonable and I have to say as a newbie to the tattoo world I felt very comfortable here and was treated in a very professional and personable way. I definitely recommend Andrew, he was awesome! Read Less
Linda C.
14 Jan 2018
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Outstanding service and experience thanks to Frank!I've been here for both piercings and a tattoo now and both have been done by Frank. He's very welcoming, patient, and very professional.[TATTOO EXPE... Read More
Outstanding service and experience thanks to Frank!I've been here for both piercings and a tattoo now and both have been done by Frank. He's very welcoming, patient, and very professional.[TATTOO EXPERIENCE]I discussed dimensions and specifics about my tattoo with Frank through e-mail, so when I came in for my appointment he already knew what I was getting and we got started. He took the time to place the tattoo on me and made sure that I was 100% okay with where it was placed. He adjusted it a few times and it was done![PIERCING EXPERIENCE]Similar to the tattoo, Frank drew dots to where the piercings would go and made sure that we double checked that they were perfect. He goes through breathing exercises with you to ease the nerves and to make sure that everything goes smoothly.[OVERALL EXPERIENCE]Frank makes sure that he lets you know everything that he's doing every step of the way so you're not left wondering what's going on! He makes sure to double check multiple times if there are any questions before and after the tattoo/piercing, and goes over how to take care of it and clean it. The place is clean, gloves are used, and everything used during the tattoo/piercing processes are sanitary. They also let you know that if there are any issues or questions to just come in and they'll be there to help you! Definitely recommend this place if you're in the OC! Read Less
Susie De Santiago
21 Nov 2017
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Frank made it easy to feel comfortable and not nervous. Cool little spot, will definitely return.
Anne P.
10 Nov 2017
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AMAZING CUSTOMER SERVICE!!!I just left the shop right now and I had to take some time to write a review because I am so happy and impressed with how everything went. My boyfriend wanted to get his nos... Read More
AMAZING CUSTOMER SERVICE!!!I just left the shop right now and I had to take some time to write a review because I am so happy and impressed with how everything went. My boyfriend wanted to get his nose pierced so I looked on Yelp and came across Eighth Element, I noticed that there were a lot of 5 star reviews which made me happy. I called in to see if they took walk in's, Frank was really helpful over the phone and I appreciated his honesty when I asked if a hoop can be done initially.I came in a few hours later and Frank remembered that I had called (which I liked, it's the little things.) Another guy helped us first, gave JP paper work to sign and offered us water bottles. I was not expecting such great customer service at a tattoo and piercing shop to be honest, I was very delighted so far. Frank was working on someone and told us it would be a 20 minute wait which was fine, he ended up helping us sooner and before he started he told us about the $5 off Yelp offer which was awesome, I was going to ask him about that and the fact that he brought it up first showed me that he cares about the customer. He marked JP's nose and gave us time to see if we liked the placement, he even put on a hoop so that we can see what it would look like when his nose healed and he can wear a hoop. I asked if he can mark it again because I wanted to see it at a different spot. I appreciated his patience and that he wanted BOTH of us to be satisfied with the marking before he pierced it. From the phone call to initial impression to the piercing- I am beyond satisfied with how everything went! JP and I both love his piercing and will definitely be coming back. Thanks Frank for the awesome customer service! If we could give you more stars, we absolutely would! Read Less
Gurl InLA
5 Oct 2017
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First time here. This is my 11th tattoo and I'm always loyal to the artists/studios depending on what city/state I am in. Since I dont have one here in the OC, I figured I find one that I can always g... Read More
First time here. This is my 11th tattoo and I'm always loyal to the artists/studios depending on what city/state I am in. Since I dont have one here in the OC, I figured I find one that I can always go to if I need one done here. After some extensive research, I decided to check out this place. Andrew was my artist and he was able to tattoo exactly what I wanted. He is super nice and gentle so if you are nervous about getting inked, Andrew is definitely very kind and not intimidating at all. I'm use to the needles so I had no problems just chatting it up with him. The studio is super clean and bright. The price here is very reasonable but make sure you tip your artists! Would definitely come back again for more if I need something done right away! Read Less
Sara C.
5 Oct 2017
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First time here. This is my 11th tattoo and I'm always loyal to the artists/studios depending on what city/state I am in. Since I dont have one here in the OC, I figured I find one that I can always g... Read More
First time here. This is my 11th tattoo and I'm always loyal to the artists/studios depending on what city/state I am in. Since I dont have one here in the OC, I figured I find one that I can always go to if I need one done here. After some extensive research, I decided to check out this place. Andrew was my artist and he was able to tattoo exactly what I wanted. He is super nice and gentle so if you are nervous about getting inked, Andrew is definitely very kind and not intimidating at all. I'm use to the needles so I had no problems just chatting it up with him.The studio is super clean and bright. The price here is very reasonable but make sure you tip your artists! Would definitely come back again for more if I need something done right away! Read Less
William B.
15 Aug 2017
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Last week I am proud to say that I popped my ink cherry. And I have to say, I'm glad my first was with Eighth Element. Unsurprisingly I was relatively clueless as to what I was doing, coming in with o... Read More
Last week I am proud to say that I popped my ink cherry. And I have to say, I'm glad my first was with Eighth Element. Unsurprisingly I was relatively clueless as to what I was doing, coming in with only a vague picture in my head of what I wanted. Andrew took that and conceived something better than what I could have dreamed of.  And not only was the man a brilliant artist, but he was a super chill dude. He was always checking to make sure my girlfriend and I were comfortable (as comfortable as you can be getting repeatedly stabbed by needles for hours), provided us with water bottles and never complained when we raided his Starburst and Skittles jar. Thank you Andrew and Eighth Element, you guys rock! Read Less
Heather A.
13 Aug 2017
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Husband and I had some work done this weekend and Frank did an awesome job. We will be sending more artwork soon for another piece.
Eric V.
6 Aug 2017
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Normally I do not write reviews for any matter, however, this is long overdue. I have been consistently working with Dave over at Eighth Element for over a year now. I have had tattoos done by many di... Read More
Normally I do not write reviews for any matter, however, this is long overdue. I have been consistently working with Dave over at Eighth Element for over a year now. I have had tattoos done by many different and talented artists before settling with Dave. Dave's work and artistic ability speaks for itself. Dave puts his full effort and time into whatever work his clientele brings in. He always makes sure that you are happy with the placement and work before he begins tattooing. Dave is also awesome in that he explains in detail what he will be doing. Although I have not been tattooed by Frank or Andrew, I would also highly recommend anyone to stop on in the shop. Whether you have been tattooed before or not, Eighth Element delivers quality work and great customer service. As a current client, I must say that this shop is awesome! Read Less
Aaron M.
2 Aug 2017
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I had been contemplating getting a tattoo for a long time and finally decided to get one as a birthday present to myself. A buddy of mine referred me to Frank and I was glad I decided to go through wi... Read More
I had been contemplating getting a tattoo for a long time and finally decided to get one as a birthday present to myself. A buddy of mine referred me to Frank and I was glad I decided to go through with the process, which wasn't as bad as I expected and the cost was reasonable as well.Frank is extremely professional and conducts himself with so much class. He was very accommodating and we had a great chat over my session (to the point that I almost forgot I was getting worked on haha).If you're looking to get some high quality work done, don't hesitate to contact Frank! He's the man! Read Less
Mari I.
31 Jul 2017
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Had a great experience getting my tattoo with Frank. I'm afraid of needles but Frank was so funny it made the experience memorable. Dave who also helped set up the appointment was very helpful. I'm gl... Read More
Had a great experience getting my tattoo with Frank. I'm afraid of needles but Frank was so funny it made the experience memorable. Dave who also helped set up the appointment was very helpful. I'm glad I was able to find the right people that I can trust! Read Less
Lana T.
31 Jul 2017
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Came in to get my daith and conch pierced with Frank, yesterday. The shop is super clean and sleek looking. I arrived before Frank did, and one of the guys who worked there greeted us and offered drin... Read More
Came in to get my daith and conch pierced with Frank, yesterday. The shop is super clean and sleek looking. I arrived before Frank did, and one of the guys who worked there greeted us and offered drinks. Frank was very thorough with explaining everything he was doing for me, and made sure I was satisfied with the placement and how the piercings looked. The process itself was pretty quick. He even looked at the placement of the navel piercing I got at another place, and seemed to give me his very honest opinion instead of taking the opportunity to "fix" it. After everything, he walked me through the aftercare process and gave my friend and me a Capri-sun. Shweet! Overall, a great experience! I highly recommend coming here for your piercings A plus: they carry BVLA jewelry! Read Less
Tiffa-knee D.
24 Jul 2017
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I had Dave work on me, I was a walk-in and was helped with immediately! This was my second time getting a tattoo and honestly, this experience was so much more memorable!My tattoo was 10 words and onl... Read More
I had Dave work on me, I was a walk-in and was helped with immediately! This was my second time getting a tattoo and honestly, this experience was so much more memorable!My tattoo was 10 words and only cost me $100 without tip, he was even hesitate about me giving him a tip! Dave was able to help me decide exactly what I wanted. He gave me ideas and his input, and we were able to get everything done, including the tattoo, in a little over an hour and a half.He was super patient and polite with me, and he explained every thing that was gonna happen and always asked if I was comfortable with it. He was super quick and his work was amazing too!These guys are so professional and knowledgeable, and their service is beyond amazing. They're so friendly and down to earth, my experience at Eighth Element was incredibly pleasant and I would definitely recommend anyone wanting a tattoo to come here!Side Note: my tattoo was a little below my shoulder blade, and I think this is just a very funny experience, but before working on me, Dave explained he would have to be resting his arm on my breast to be able to do some parts of the tattoo. He asked if I was comfortable with that and I thought that was so sweet Honestly these guys are so great, check them out!! Read Less
Carlos A.
21 Jul 2017
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Went in on Wednesday night for some fresh ink, talked some final details with Frank and got to work on the tattoo, which I'm extremely satisfied with. I highly recommend you come through if you're thi... Read More
Went in on Wednesday night for some fresh ink, talked some final details with Frank and got to work on the tattoo, which I'm extremely satisfied with. I highly recommend you come through if you're thinking of getting some work done, everyone is really friendly and knowledgeable. Also, spot is clean, which to me is really important at a tattoo shop. Read Less
Joshua H.
17 Jul 2017
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My first major tattoo done here and it was absolutely phenomenal! Frank did an amazing job on the tattoo, was super accommodating, patient, and just incredibly precise and delicate with the tattoo! Fr... Read More
My first major tattoo done here and it was absolutely phenomenal! Frank did an amazing job on the tattoo, was super accommodating, patient, and just incredibly precise and delicate with the tattoo! Frank was a little busy but still was able to put aside the stress and pull through and be as mentioned, accommodating, precise, and delicate! Would recommend! Thank you so much Frank and Eighth Element Tattoo! Read Less
Alicia M.
16 Jul 2017
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Where else would you guys go to get your tattoo? Frank was awesome! He made sure the whole entire visit went smoothly and ensured that his clients were okay. He continued to ask if I was okay and made... Read More
Where else would you guys go to get your tattoo? Frank was awesome! He made sure the whole entire visit went smoothly and ensured that his clients were okay. He continued to ask if I was okay and made sure of my well-being. Our conversations were great with a lot of laughs and point of views, it made me forget all about the pain. I am definitely sticking with Eighth Element. Read Less
Leanna N.
14 Jul 2017
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I went in for a consultation the day before my appointment and Frank was super friendly and helpful. This was my first tattoo and I wanted to commemorate my family with four heart outlines on my back.... Read More
I went in for a consultation the day before my appointment and Frank was super friendly and helpful. This was my first tattoo and I wanted to commemorate my family with four heart outlines on my back. Frank nailed it! He made me feel extremely comfortable and talked to me during the procedure. The outlines looked really nice and clean (from what i saw in a picture of my back haha). I will be coming back for my next tattoo! Also a bonus, they have capri-sun!! Thanks a bunch Frank! Read Less
Kimberly N.
10 Jul 2017
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I love and admire the shop owner, Frank, very much. I got my first two tattoos from him back in 2014 and he made me feel super comfortable, although I was immensely nervous. He will teach you breathin... Read More
I love and admire the shop owner, Frank, very much. I got my first two tattoos from him back in 2014 and he made me feel super comfortable, although I was immensely nervous. He will teach you breathing techniques that will help you through the process and he is a super humble and fun person to talk to. I recently came back to get my belly button re-pierced, and I hadn't seen him in three years but it felt like catching up with an old friend. Again, he made me feel super safe during the entire process and I'm lucky I came across his shop based on Yelp reviews, all those years ago. Thank you for making a strong, positive impact in the lives of your patrons, Frank! Read Less
Brittany B.
9 Jul 2017
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If you are looking for friendly and helpful service this is your place. Not only are they knowledgeable, but between the artists they have you covered on anything you can dream up. My girlfriend and I... Read More
If you are looking for friendly and helpful service this is your place. Not only are they knowledgeable, but between the artists they have you covered on anything you can dream up. My girlfriend and I walked in around 4:30 on a Sunday when they close at 6. We both wanted small tattoos and were helped immediately. I had andrew and she had dave. We both got exactly what we wanted, my tattoo looks amazing and he used his own creativity to give it uniqueness.  The helpful service and quality make it a pleasant experience.I will definitely be back for the larger tattoo I have in mind.Thanks guys! Read Less
Ida And Marc's Adventures U.
20 Jun 2017
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Thank you, Frank T for tattoing me and Marc .  Awesome work, great service. I highly recommend this place. Not one dull moment with our session. He made good suggestions and did everything just the wa... Read More
Thank you, Frank T for tattoing me and Marc .  Awesome work, great service. I highly recommend this place. Not one dull moment with our session. He made good suggestions and did everything just the way we wanted it. Mahalo Read Less
Bill D.
18 Jun 2017
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Frank was my artist and he gave me an amazing first tattoo!The place is clean and organized and the workers there are humble. When I first came in, I was hesitant on where on my arm to get my tattoo b... Read More
Frank was my artist and he gave me an amazing first tattoo!The place is clean and organized and the workers there are humble. When I first came in, I was hesitant on where on my arm to get my tattoo but Frank was able to give me advice about some recondmended spots. The sketch process was quick and he made the tattoo process fun and bearable. Also he had a lot of patience with me so thanks Frank! In the future I'm definitely coming back to Eighth Element Tattoo. Read Less
Ashlee Dunn
13 Jun 2017
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Been here for 2 of my tattoos and will be back for more. The prices are reasonable and the artists are great. They take their time to work with you and improve any of your ideas. They are all really n... Read More
Been here for 2 of my tattoos and will be back for more. The prices are reasonable and the artists are great. They take their time to work with you and improve any of your ideas. They are all really nice and do AMAZING work. Highly recommend. Read Less
Laney O.
5 Jun 2017
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I've been coming to this shop since 2010.  Frank did my very first tattoo and I've been longtime client since. Frank has done half of my upper right arm/shoulder, a couple of little pieces on my back ... Read More
I've been coming to this shop since 2010.  Frank did my very first tattoo and I've been longtime client since. Frank has done half of my upper right arm/shoulder, a couple of little pieces on my back / ankles, and currently he is working on my half sleeve on my left forearm. I have gotten a couple of tattoos at other shops from different artists, but I have always been overall happier with the work Frank has tattooed on me. It's also a plus that Frank is a super cool guy and makes every experience here fun. Read Less
Tracy N.
19 May 2017
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Thank you Frank for doing such an amazing job on my first tattoo!He was able to sketch out the tattoo exactly how I imagined it even though I had a difficult time trying to explain how I wanted it. It... Read More
Thank you Frank for doing such an amazing job on my first tattoo!He was able to sketch out the tattoo exactly how I imagined it even though I had a difficult time trying to explain how I wanted it. It didn't take too long for him to sketch it and to set up the tattooing process. Then, it was tattooing time! Frank is such a funny and cool guy during the entire process and he definitely made it bearable so thank you!! My tattoo came out freaking amazing and I love it so much. I'm definitely coming back! Read Less
David Carlson
8 May 2017
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Lottie Cabrera Castro
23 Apr 2017
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Andrew was great.. loved our tattoos, we will be back!
Kristi Daune-Edwards Rabe
27 Mar 2017
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Always the absolute best. Dave has done all my tattoos. Super clean, relaxing, and fun atmosphere that makes the experience and memory of getting a tattoo all the better than other places.
Alison Durham
26 Mar 2017
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I have gone to Dave for years, love his work and the shop is super clean with awesome vibes
Katelin N.
27 Feb 2017
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I had a 22 gauge nose hoop in my nose and wanted to go up to a 20 gauge. I called various tattoo/piercing shops because there is a specific nose hoop I look for. It has to be a half hoop (not a full c... Read More
I had a 22 gauge nose hoop in my nose and wanted to go up to a 20 gauge. I called various tattoo/piercing shops because there is a specific nose hoop I look for. It has to be a half hoop (not a full circle, maybe 3/4 of a circle. 5/16" 7.9mm and silver with a stopper at 1 end) yes I know, sounds complicated lol! But majority of the spots I called did not have this standard hoop I'm looking for. Until I called this location.Hali, the main piercer here, was so helpful and nice. I told her what I needed and she assured me she has exactly what I'm looking for, told me to come in whenever.so I came in at night and she took me into her room where she told me to lay down and told me she would try a technique called "fishing" (I'm sure that's what she called it) basically she lubed up the 20 gauge nose hoop and wiggles it around in my nose until it slides through. To my surprise I barely felt anything. It slid right through and wahhh laaaa I now have a 20 gauge nose ring :) I was very pleased. She then told me directions on how to clean it. I paid and left :) she was very professional and clean with her work.She also said she had the same nose ring in her nose, however I felt like when I looked at hers, it looked shinier? Where as mine looked less shiny?? So I did call her the next day to ask if we had the same one and she reassured me that she has on a duplicate nose ring as mine and that maybe I have to just clean mine. There must have been make up or something on mine to make it seem less shiny. And she offered to clean it herself if I still felt like it wasn't shiny enough after cleaning it. After cleaning it, I did see the shine. I also wanted to ask how can I go bigger to an 18 gauge in the future and she was able to give me a couple of options :) she always has a very positive attitude and willing to help whenever I had questions. So overall I am very pleased with my experience with Hali and would recommend!! Read Less
Tracy Clifford
25 Feb 2017
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This was my first tattoo so needless to say I was over analyzing the design and nervous. Frank knew how to design what I was looking for within the first couple minutes of the consultation. My tattoo... Read More
This was my first tattoo so needless to say I was over analyzing the design and nervous. Frank knew how to design what I was looking for within the first couple minutes of the consultation. My tattoo is a realistic portrait and the detail and shading is amazing! I've gotten soo many compliments. Read Less
Matthew N.
17 Jan 2017
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I'd first like to start by saying that this was definitely an unforgettable experience. To the consultation, getting the tattoo, and the basics of a business and a client -- everything was clear-cut a... Read More
I'd first like to start by saying that this was definitely an unforgettable experience. To the consultation, getting the tattoo, and the basics of a business and a client -- everything was clear-cut and went smoothly and perfectly. Initially, the parlor itself is kind of difficult to spot because the main entrance is in the back of the area (it does have a store sign out on front facing the street though), yet this just gives it a more calming ambience. The inside is VERY clean front to back and includes a waiting area, drinking water, and tattoo portfolios you can flip through. I brought in a sketch and pictures on my phone of what I wanted and was quickly helped out by Dave. He was very thorough about making sure he had enough references to make adjustments to and create a perfect stencil. We set up an appointment date, he quoted me a reasonable price, and I put down a deposit. On the day of the appointment, Dave was extremely helpful and accommodating. He showed me the finished stencil (which was perfect) and gave a suggestion to angle the tattoo to make sure it captured the authenticity of the original work (I thought exactly the same). Throughout the process, I was given updates and asked if everything was good. I ended up being charged only half of the quoted price which was great! Overall, Dave impeccably captured the essence of what I wanted for my first tattoo and brownie points for making sure my friend was comfortable while waiting. Also, don't forget to tip your artists! Read Less
Carol Snyder
29 Dec 2016
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Very professional, clean,and friendly shop. No Rockstar attitude. Great work by Frank Tran and Hali Snyder. Will return!
Katelyn D.
30 Nov 2016
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Came here for a second time to get my third tattoo, and I can definitely say that I am more than satisfied with how it came out! I came in with a personal sketch of a simple flower by my friend and Fr... Read More
Came here for a second time to get my third tattoo, and I can definitely say that I am more than satisfied with how it came out! I came in with a personal sketch of a simple flower by my friend and Frank helped me suggest a better location to place it on my body than my intended suggestion.Andrew, who is friendly, nice, and funny, was my tattoo artist again! He made sure I was okay when he was giving me the tattoo, which is sure to be a relief for some individuals, but since I've received tattoos before, I was great. I will definitely come back again for any future tattoos I am planning on getting! Read Less
Amber Creveling
25 Oct 2016
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My tattoo artist is Dave. He did a traditional sleeve tattoo on me and various other awesome tattoos as well. Eighth Element is very clean and welcoming with wonderful artists to assist you. I highly ... Read More
My tattoo artist is Dave. He did a traditional sleeve tattoo on me and various other awesome tattoos as well. Eighth Element is very clean and welcoming with wonderful artists to assist you. I highly recommend checking them out. Read Less
Stefani Gentry
24 Oct 2016
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Dave is a fantastic artist.. . he has done tattoos on my husband, my best friend and her husband as well as myself and they are all amazing!!! He's the only tattoo guy for us �
Debbie Funk Cantwell
9 Oct 2016
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Matt and Andrew gave me and my best friend matching tattoos. Trusted them and their artistic judgement to finalize the details. Not only were they tolerant of all our questions and changes, they gave ... Read More
Matt and Andrew gave me and my best friend matching tattoos. Trusted them and their artistic judgement to finalize the details. Not only were they tolerant of all our questions and changes, they gave us the matching tattoo we were hoping for! Thanks guys. So happy with the results! Read Less
Anna Son
14 Apr 2016
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From my experience, tattoo shops can be a bit intimidating. I came here for the first time and was able to get my ink done that day. Chris Cook was the tattoo artist and didn't make me feel intimidate... Read More
From my experience, tattoo shops can be a bit intimidating. I came here for the first time and was able to get my ink done that day. Chris Cook was the tattoo artist and didn't make me feel intimidated at all. He was very thorough and careful with my tattoo. After he was done, he explained all the after care instructions to me. I'll be going back to him for my next one.Read Less
Mikey Neuhauser
3 Feb 2016
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Frank is very professional and easy going. Just got my 4th tattoo from him. I live in Seattle, so whenever I am in California I always try to get in to see him. He has all sorts of first place trophie... Read More
Frank is very professional and easy going. Just got my 4th tattoo from him. I live in Seattle, so whenever I am in California I always try to get in to see him. He has all sorts of first place trophies and he works at competitive prices. Thanks Frank!!!! Read Less
Tammy Lowe-Martino
27 Oct 2015
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Chris is freaking awesome at taking your thoughts and putting them into ink form. Plus the rest of the staff is is just as nice and good as he is...you can't go wrong.
Del Ramirez
20 Sep 2015
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The shop is super clean. Frank is a real cool guy and does amazing work!
Jenn Graney
26 Jan 2015
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Probably my best tattoo experience yet. The staff was helpful and happy! Besides the results being exactly what I wanted, Chris Cook is a fabulous and talented artist. Listening to what I had in mi... Read More
Probably my best tattoo experience yet. The staff was helpful and happy! Besides the results being exactly what I wanted, Chris Cook is a fabulous and talented artist. Listening to what I had in mind and adding his expertise, I felt like my tattoo...even though tiny and not a money maker...was important. I have plans for future tattoos and will most certainly come here and ask for Chris. The biz is TOP NOTCH!! THANK YOU!! Read Less
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