58 Reviews

Even Keel Tattoo

San Diego, California
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Venus V.
25 Mar 2019
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This is definitely a chill spot. The shop is clean and everyone is professional. I highly recommend this place. Denny has been my artist for quite sometime. He's amazing, check him out.
Ryan F.
10 Feb 2019
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This place is Awesome. Denny did my first tattoo as a random walk in and I couldnt be happier with how good it came out. I went back for a second tattoo having no idea what would go well with the tatt... Read More
This place is Awesome. Denny did my first tattoo as a random walk in and I couldnt be happier with how good it came out. I went back for a second tattoo having no idea what would go well with the tattoos i have, but Denny designed something perfect for it. Great shop, great atmosphere, incredible artists. Thanks Denny! Read Less
Erik K.
6 Jan 2019
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Just had some damn impressive tat work done by Jordan here at Even Keel yesterday (Saturday 1/6).  Completely impressed by the professionalism and courtesy at this shop.  He took his time with the des... Read More
Just had some damn impressive tat work done by Jordan here at Even Keel yesterday (Saturday 1/6).  Completely impressed by the professionalism and courtesy at this shop.  He took his time with the design, was patient with my questions and requests, and the work is superior.  This is my fourth tat, but this is the best artist I've ever worked with.  I'll be back. Read Less
Cameron C.
6 Dec 2018
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This place is awesome and every single artist in there is awesome . Ive gotten both of my legs done top to bottom by Kyle Walker . Super easy guy to work with and by far the quickest and most reasonab... Read More
This place is awesome and every single artist in there is awesome . Ive gotten both of my legs done top to bottom by Kyle Walker . Super easy guy to work with and by far the quickest and most reasonable artist ive ever worked with . His pricing is very fair for his quality of work . i constantly get compliments on the work hes done for me . If you want some of the best quality tattoos in San Diego go see the guys at Even Keel! Read Less
Amy S Irving
5 Nov 2018
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I got my last 3 tattoos here (sharks of course!) this is the place to go for nautical/ shark themed tattoos! I love that they always have flash events, such as shark week, Halloween etc Overall real... Read More
I got my last 3 tattoos here (sharks of course!) this is the place to go for nautical/ shark themed tattoos! I love that they always have flash events, such as shark week, Halloween etc Overall really professional,fair priced tattoo shop! Read Less
Michael M.
30 Sep 2018
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Not even sure if they saw my post, but flag is no longer flying at night. GO USA!!! Your flag is still up at 1130pm?§174. Time and occasions for display(a) Display on buildings and stationary flagstaf... Read More
Not even sure if they saw my post, but flag is no longer flying at night. GO USA!!! Your flag is still up at 1130pm?§174. Time and occasions for display(a) Display on buildings and stationary flagstaffs in open; night displayIt is the universal custom to display the flag only from sunrise to sunset on buildings and on stationary flagstaffs in the open. However, when a patriotic effect is desired, the flag may be displayed twenty-four hours a day ***** if properly illuminated during the hours of darkness.***** Read Less
Scott Z.
30 Sep 2018
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I had a great experience getting my first artwork done with Erik Guy (@erikguytattoos). First off, the shop just moved across the street. No they're not closed just wanted to make a nicer space. Secon... Read More
I had a great experience getting my first artwork done with Erik Guy (@erikguytattoos). First off, the shop just moved across the street. No they're not closed just wanted to make a nicer space. Secondly Erik was awesome. Communicated a lot to help get my artwork sketched out right had great feedback and did a lot of work on his own time. He was flexible around my travel days in San Diego and he also works in Hermosa often so that's good to know too. The new space was coming together while i was there. The music was on blast, the guys were having fun and it was a great vibe. I had zero issues with the process. The prep and execution were great. A little over three hours total and i've got my amazing homage to my beloved Washington Capitals finally winning the Stanley Cup. Super easy process. Very thorough. Very solid guy and amazing artist. I was thrilled with the outcome!!Way to go Erik and Even Keel. Keep up the good work!! Read Less
Diana C.
16 Sep 2018
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Did a walk in with Denny last weekend. He was super friendly, funny and patient. Definitely would recommend and will be going back to get a touch up on an older tat. Thanks Denny!
Cody H.
28 Jul 2018
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FINALLY made it in to see Denny and the boys, and absolutely no regerts. Clean shop, super chill and fun atmosphere with professionals who take allot of pride in what they do. Would recommend anyone l... Read More
FINALLY made it in to see Denny and the boys, and absolutely no regerts. Clean shop, super chill and fun atmosphere with professionals who take allot of pride in what they do. Would recommend anyone looking for even the smallest walk-in to a full designed price. Read Less
Abrey H.
27 Jul 2018
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I found this shop through Instagram and stumbled upon one of their artists Erik. Immediately I was drawn to his black and grey work, particularly with stipulations. I made an appointment with him and ... Read More
I found this shop through Instagram and stumbled upon one of their artists Erik. Immediately I was drawn to his black and grey work, particularly with stipulations. I made an appointment with him and was greeted by some of the nicest/coolest people ever. Erik showed me a variety of designs and helped me pick out the perfect one and find the perfect placement. This was especially important to me because this was my first tattoo. He made sure I was comfortable and always checked up on me throughout the time he was tattooing me. The tattoo came out better than I could have ever imagined and I'm absolutely in love with it! I will definitely be back for some more of Erik's work! Even Keel in general has incredible artists who do SOOO many different styles, which I really love and admire. Can't wait for to get more tattoos already! Thank you so much to Erik and everyone at Even Keel! Read Less
Douglas H.
27 Jul 2018
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I got my work done by Erik Guy, great amazing work, friendly great staff, awesome place I recommend it!
Ty A.
19 May 2018
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Two of my girl friends and I got inked by Denny today. My husband got all of his tattoos done by Denny so I wanted to stay loyal and follow him from Avalon (his previous shop) to Even Keel. I talked t... Read More
Two of my girl friends and I got inked by Denny today. My husband got all of his tattoos done by Denny so I wanted to stay loyal and follow him from Avalon (his previous shop) to Even Keel. I talked to Eric when I called to try and make an appointment; he was really helpful and got me in touch with Denny. Denny also came in early for us because one of my friends had to be somewhere at 2pm. We had such a good time hanging out at the shop and talking to all the guys! And we all love our tattoos! They turned out so bad ass. Thanks again, Denny! Read Less
Steven G.
6 May 2018
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Go see Erik Guy. His work is awesome. He did a smokey the bear on my ribs and it turned out amazing. Smokey the bear took some time cause it had a lot of detail with the hair and such and it turned ou... Read More
Go see Erik Guy. His work is awesome. He did a smokey the bear on my ribs and it turned out amazing. Smokey the bear took some time cause it had a lot of detail with the hair and such and it turned out real good. Hit him up if your looking for a tattoo. Read Less
Sarah Wiley
8 Mar 2018
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I came here for my first tattoo and was very nervous until the staff here calmed me down. They are amazing and they were able to just sit with me for a bit before we started. They allowed me to look a... Read More
I came here for my first tattoo and was very nervous until the staff here calmed me down. They are amazing and they were able to just sit with me for a bit before we started. They allowed me to look at everything first and even talked me through the process! I loved how they answered all my questions without getting upset and how they actually cared about me and my experience. Along with that, I got an amazing matching tattoo with my sister! I love it here and will be going back soon for my second tat ☺️ Read Less
Kaely K.
8 Mar 2018
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I absolute love this place. Denny did my tattoo and fixed one of my others and they are beautiful. He made me feel so comfortable and was so welcoming. They shop is so clean and the staff is awesome. ... Read More
I absolute love this place. Denny did my tattoo and fixed one of my others and they are beautiful. He made me feel so comfortable and was so welcoming. They shop is so clean and the staff is awesome. I will definitely be going back for other tattoos. Read Less
Avery P.
1 Mar 2018
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This shop is amazing and Tim Howell is about as good as it gets in his style of tattooing. I've got about 30 tattoos and Tim is by far my favorite artist. I don't have a single complaint about him or ... Read More
This shop is amazing and Tim Howell is about as good as it gets in his style of tattooing. I've got about 30 tattoos and Tim is by far my favorite artist. I don't have a single complaint about him or the shop. The shop is clean and decorated really cool. Tim have done two large pieces on my arm and I won't go to another traditional artist. He totally exceeded expectations both times I've been to see him. I've already got another appt. with him and I will always have an appt. on the books. If you like traditional tattoos and you aren't going to Tim you are doing something wrong. Read Less
Brenda F.
20 Feb 2018
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I LOVE THIS PLACE! Kyle is my artist and he has done an amazing job. I had been searching for a particular artist like him for months, after being recommended to me via Instagram where I had the oppor... Read More
I LOVE THIS PLACE! Kyle is my artist and he has done an amazing job. I had been searching for a particular artist like him for months, after being recommended to me via Instagram where I had the opportunity to view his work. After being tattooed by a few different artists I decided I would trust Kyle with my ideas. He was so patient with me and all my demands for what I wanted and is very honest when you ask him about ideas for designs. I highly recommend him and will be back again for the SECOND time hopefully this next month. Thanks Kyle! Read Less
Brooke V.
10 Feb 2018
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This place was great! Decided on a whim to get a small tattoo and Denny was awesome! Very clean and very nice!
Ellie J.
10 Feb 2018
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This place was great! Decided on a whim to get a small tattoo and Denny was awesome! Very clean and very nice!
diana lugo
29 Jan 2018
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I was here for the toys for tats event. Super cool idea to help kids get their Christmas goods. I have been to a ton of Friday the 13th tattoo events and have waited at the shops all day. This event w... Read More
I was here for the toys for tats event. Super cool idea to help kids get their Christmas goods. I have been to a ton of Friday the 13th tattoo events and have waited at the shops all day. This event was ran super smooth and I didn't have to wait long at all. Got this Christmas shark to commerate the toys for tat event. They got lots of toys, made tons of kids happy and some cool tats went out into the world. Definitely going back for more tats. If you're looking for some killer shark tattoos, this is the place to go! Read Less
Victoria F.
24 Jan 2018
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If you are looking for an awesome tattoo, Kyle Walker is your man! We called a few hours before to set up an appointment for 2 small tattoos. He was super welcoming and made us feel at home, for our f... Read More
If you are looking for an awesome tattoo, Kyle Walker is your man! We called a few hours before to set up an appointment for 2 small tattoos. He was super welcoming and made us feel at home, for our first tattoos we were a little nervous. He definitely put us at ease with his humor and by the end I think we were good friends. Definitely recommend this place, and Kyle! You're the dude. #bikerchicks Read Less
Jon Gedman
1 Jan 2018
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Everyone I met was super cool and Nate did a fantastic job
Jason
28 Dec 2017
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Professional, courteous atmosphere with a unique San Diego vibe. I’ve had three tattoos done at this excellent studio over a 2 year period. All (four of) the artists here are top notch and have a sign... Read More
Professional, courteous atmosphere with a unique San Diego vibe. I’ve had three tattoos done at this excellent studio over a 2 year period. All (four of) the artists here are top notch and have a significant amount of experience between them and are dedicated to their craft. I’d personally recommend Denny to anyone interested in a solid piece (new or coverup). Read Less
Chris Auger
18 Dec 2017
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Great artists, cool shop. Top notch spot.
Nathaniel G.
7 Dec 2017
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Kyle Walker is awesome. He does amazing work. He Did a large chest piece on me that I absolutely love. I get lots of compliments on it. I'm a skeptic of tattoo shops in San Diego because of the "I'm b... Read More
Kyle Walker is awesome. He does amazing work. He Did a large chest piece on me that I absolutely love. I get lots of compliments on it. I'm a skeptic of tattoo shops in San Diego because of the "I'm better than you attitude" that I have found in other shops in this area. You will not find any of that at Even Keel. Awesome environment. Awesome friendly people. Had the opportunity to meet Tim as well. He did not tattoo me but was a cool dude who also does amazing work. With out a doubt I recommend getting tattooed by Kyle. Read Less
Randy K.
6 Oct 2017
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Great shop! Everyone in the shop are nice and polite. Denny does great work and I would highly recommend him.  All around great experience
Zachary B.
25 Sep 2017
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Prosessional, clean, and fairly priced. This shop has several artists that span an array of tattoo styles, and my guess is, if you can imagine it, they'd got you covered. Tim did a stellar job on my p... Read More
Prosessional, clean, and fairly priced. This shop has several artists that span an array of tattoo styles, and my guess is, if you can imagine it, they'd got you covered. Tim did a stellar job on my piece, and I'll absolutely be going back for more. Read Less
Emily Schroeder
22 Jul 2017
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Such an awesome group of guys at this shop. Feels really comfortable and was an amazing experience getting tattooed there.
Levi Hilton
7 Jul 2017
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Even Keel's atmosphere matches it's quality. It's a rad studio filled with amazing artists that all love working together and hanging out with one another. I'd definitely recommend it for anyone who i... Read More
Even Keel's atmosphere matches it's quality. It's a rad studio filled with amazing artists that all love working together and hanging out with one another. I'd definitely recommend it for anyone who is thinking about getting a tattoo from any of the guys. They're all amazing humans and reputable artists within the industry. Read Less
James Mann
28 Jun 2017
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The best tattoo shop in town hands down! Denny, Kyle and the crew make you feel right at home while giving top tiered artwork in a clean, impressive, and comfortable place. I wouldn't trust anyone els... Read More
The best tattoo shop in town hands down! Denny, Kyle and the crew make you feel right at home while giving top tiered artwork in a clean, impressive, and comfortable place. I wouldn't trust anyone else to ink me, Denny has been my go to for years (almost 10) and I can see why he found a new home at the amazing Even Keel. Do yourself a solid and go to any of these guys, they will surpass any expectation you had regarding beautiful work. Read Less
Leslie Whynot-O'Connor
18 Jun 2017
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One of my favorite places on Earth! What more can I say?
Meagan Z.
15 Jun 2017
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This is the place to get your tattoos done. It is perfectly located on Cass Street. The shop is small but intimate. But that is part of the charm. I met Kyle Walker couple years ago and he is amazing.... Read More
This is the place to get your tattoos done. It is perfectly located on Cass Street. The shop is small but intimate. But that is part of the charm. I met Kyle Walker couple years ago and he is amazing. He's done some work for me. He's amazing, professional, fun, and will totally chat/work with you on what you want. He did my last tattoo on my bday and it looks incredible. You will not be disappointed. He's truly a artist. If u are looking for someone to do your first tattoo or to fix/cover up an old one, go to him. Read Less
Bobby Kane
13 Jun 2017
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This shop puts the artist back in tattoo artist: Pro artists, classy shop.
Joshua D.
19 May 2017
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This is a 2 part review. 1, on the shop and artists. 2, on Nate since that's who did my Tat.1. The shop is awesome. Small but enough room for everyone. All the artist in this shop are talented and on ... Read More
This is a 2 part review. 1, on the shop and artists. 2, on Nate since that's who did my Tat.1. The shop is awesome. Small but enough room for everyone. All the artist in this shop are talented and on point. Cool group of artist and ALL take pride in their work. If your looking for a great piece this shop will deliver.2. NATE! I started following Nate on instagram about a year ago cause of all the awesome work he does. When it came time to finally having the funds to do the cover up I wanted I reached out to him. He was very professional. When we met up for our consultation I didn't have any idea of what I wanted. Had a small idea but wasn't sure if it would work. To be honest I wasn't really worried about it because of the talent he has. But, what I presented to him was able to work. So I gave him free range to make it how he felt was best. What he had drawn up was on point. We booked an appointment asap and got started on it. He is super efficient and his prices are great. Just finished my last session today. Booked another one before I left to start on another project. This will be my go to artist for now on.    I would refer him to anyone. Thanks again nate. I uploaded the pic of my back in the photos. It's the octopus and anchor. Read Less
Paula L.
16 May 2017
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I knew of Tim Howell from my son who has several tattoos from Tim. I first had an appointment to go over what I was wanting and then made my appointment for the next week. Tim is Awesome, he knows wha... Read More
I knew of Tim Howell from my son who has several tattoos from Tim. I first had an appointment to go over what I was wanting and then made my appointment for the next week. Tim is Awesome, he knows what he is doing and he gets the job done and makes sure you are happy before you leave. I am going back for more and now my husband wants to go to Tim.I love my shoulder Rose Tim. Thanks again. You rock. Read Less
Shasta Rose
3 Apr 2017
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Loved the welcoming and the atmosphere! Very comfortable place to be� I love my new tattoo too! Thanks to Tim Howell
Chris Backe
21 Mar 2017
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Awesome shop! Always clean, very professional and parking was a breeze. In and out in less than an hour. You can't go wrong getting inked at Even Keel.
Deanna Ingrande
22 Jan 2017
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i cannot say enough about Denny at Even Keel and the shop! Denny is all around awesome, worked around my schedule and came in on his day off! I wanted my dog who recently passed paw on my side but w... Read More
i cannot say enough about Denny at Even Keel and the shop! Denny is all around awesome, worked around my schedule and came in on his day off! I wanted my dog who recently passed paw on my side but was clueless about where what else to put with it etc... Turned out amazing! Follow these guys in IG go visit them you won't be disappointed.... Read Less
Francis Washburn
30 Dec 2016
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Friendly, great staff, and all top notch tattoo artist. I will not go anywhere else.
Jerry Anderson
20 Nov 2016
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Amazing shop, super clean, fun, and professional. All the artist are awesome and create a great atmosphere. Denny is the man after moving away from San Diego he is the first person I try to see when I... Read More
Amazing shop, super clean, fun, and professional. All the artist are awesome and create a great atmosphere. Denny is the man after moving away from San Diego he is the first person I try to see when I visit for more ink. It says something willing to travel from Texas to be tattooed. Read Less
Chris Franceschini
9 Oct 2016
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Awesome shop with amazing artists! I come all the way from Oakland to get tattooed by Nate. All the guys here do great work, and it's an exceptionally clean, comfortable, fun place to hang out and get... Read More
Awesome shop with amazing artists! I come all the way from Oakland to get tattooed by Nate. All the guys here do great work, and it's an exceptionally clean, comfortable, fun place to hang out and get tattoos. I can't recommend this place enough, it's well worth the trip! Read Less
Sean McCartney
7 Oct 2016
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If you're looking for some ink, slide on over to Even Keel and get dialed into Nate, Kyle, Tim or Denny... any one of them will put some amazing art on you. Nate's biomechanical half sleeves on me are... Read More
If you're looking for some ink, slide on over to Even Keel and get dialed into Nate, Kyle, Tim or Denny... any one of them will put some amazing art on you. Nate's biomechanical half sleeves on me are insane and I get stopped often to talk about them and the amazing color they hold! The shop vibe is chill and the music and discussions are great. Do your body a favor and go visit them, you won't be disappointed! Read Less
Sean M.
5 Oct 2016
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There aren't enough adjectives to properly describe how much Nate rocks his craft! He handles a tattoo gun better than a trained assassin handles his katana. His inking techniques are flat out the bes... Read More
There aren't enough adjectives to properly describe how much Nate rocks his craft! He handles a tattoo gun better than a trained assassin handles his katana. His inking techniques are flat out the best you're going to get this side of the "wall". I've been getting quality work from Nate since 2013 and no matter where out in public, I'm stopped and have a conversation about the half sleeve he did.Not only are you going to get Grade A work from Nate, but you'll get a hilarious session filled with awesome banter between him and the other artist, music you're sure to dig and go download after the fact and all and all an awesome experience. Do yourself and favor and get something done by Nate! You won't be disappointed and who knows maybe your loved one will toss you a courtesy, the cop will let you off a ticket, the tax man might look the other way as they're blown away by the level of work you sport from him! Read Less
Gerald Anderson
26 Aug 2016
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Been getting tattooed by Denny for over 10 years now, he is the man! My most enjoyable sessions have been here at Even Keel Tattoo. Nate & Kyle created a pretty amazing shop, relaxed chill atmosphere,... Read More
Been getting tattooed by Denny for over 10 years now, he is the man! My most enjoyable sessions have been here at Even Keel Tattoo. Nate & Kyle created a pretty amazing shop, relaxed chill atmosphere, clean, and professional. Denny, Kyle, Nate and Tim are all awesome artist, if your thinking of getting a tattoo definitely the right place.Read Less
Katie D.
21 Jul 2016
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This place is awesome! I was recommended by a friend to go here and couldn't be happier with my results from today's session! The atmosphere and employees attitudes were wonderful! Sometimes being a g... Read More
This place is awesome! I was recommended by a friend to go here and couldn't be happier with my results from today's session! The atmosphere and employees attitudes were wonderful! Sometimes being a girl and going into a tattoo shop can be a little intimidating but this was NOT the case here! Nate Banuelos did a bad ass job(I was getting a cover up and additional ink done) and I'd like to recommend him to anybody looking to get work done that lasts and is exactly what you want! Denny and Tim kept me entertained and all in all I think we all had a good time! Thank you so much to everybody there and no need to look elsewhere go to these guys for rad body art! Keep up the good work guys! Read Less
Keira C.
29 Jun 2016
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I just got my first tattoo done by Tim Howell, I showed him a couple ideas of what I wanted and he drew up something that was even better. So stoked with how it turned out and how nice he was. It was ... Read More
I just got my first tattoo done by Tim Howell, I showed him a couple ideas of what I wanted and he drew up something that was even better. So stoked with how it turned out and how nice he was. It was a very friendly and comfortable environment, definitely going back there for more! Read Less
Monica Gooding
23 Jun 2016
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Great shop. Tim Howell did my piece and I absolutely love it. Clean lines, beautiful shading. He takes his time but he also works fast. I get compliments one it all the time! Even from other artists! ... Read More
Great shop. Tim Howell did my piece and I absolutely love it. Clean lines, beautiful shading. He takes his time but he also works fast. I get compliments one it all the time! Even from other artists! I recommend him to all my friends! If you want quality art you should pay for quality art. I have found my new artists! Read Less
Noah R.
17 Jun 2016
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Been going to Kyle Walker for a few years now. Give him a small idea and he'll turn it into something you'd never imagine.I can't preach his work enough. Go for one session... No matter how big or sma... Read More
Been going to Kyle Walker for a few years now. Give him a small idea and he'll turn it into something you'd never imagine.I can't preach his work enough. Go for one session... No matter how big or small the piece your getting... I promise you, you'll love the results. His work is worth every penny. Read Less
Andrea W.
17 May 2016
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Tim Howell is amazing. I get my tattoos done by him because His line work and artistic talents are amazing. I trust him doing tattoos on me. I have my side done, my thigh, and my upper back, and I ALW... Read More
Tim Howell is amazing. I get my tattoos done by him because His line work and artistic talents are amazing. I trust him doing tattoos on me. I have my side done, my thigh, and my upper back, and I ALWAYS get compliments on my tattoos. He is also very friendly and I am always very comfortable getting work done by him, he is NOT creepy like a lot of other male tattoo artists can be. It's been a couple years since I have had any ink done on me, but whenever I am ready for my next tattoo he will definitley be the one to do it. I don't think I will ever go to anyone else! I recommend him for all your tattoo needs! Read Less
Joe B.
7 May 2016
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Long overdue review for Even Keel. Tim did a clipper ship on my inner arm that turned out absolutely amazing. If you're into traditional ink i would HIGHLY recommend him. If you're looking around at d... Read More
Long overdue review for Even Keel. Tim did a clipper ship on my inner arm that turned out absolutely amazing. If you're into traditional ink i would HIGHLY recommend him. If you're looking around at different shops for your first, next, or last tattoo and you don't stop by Even Keel, you're missing out! Read Less
Taylor K.
24 Apr 2016
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This tattoo shop is super clean and a nice environment to be in. Everybody is super friendly and helpful. I got my first tattoo by Tim Howell. He did an amazing job and I couldn't be happier with it. ... Read More
This tattoo shop is super clean and a nice environment to be in. Everybody is super friendly and helpful. I got my first tattoo by Tim Howell. He did an amazing job and I couldn't be happier with it. He's super professional and makes sure that you're comfortable throughout the whole process. Go see him for any traditional stuff! He's the man. Read Less
Matthew A.
14 Apr 2016
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Even Keel is a fantastic little shop in Pacific Beach. The shop is clean, well lit, with artwork all over the walls, and you really feel at home in there. Their chairs are really comfy, and they offer... Read More
Even Keel is a fantastic little shop in Pacific Beach. The shop is clean, well lit, with artwork all over the walls, and you really feel at home in there. Their chairs are really comfy, and they offer memory foam pillows if you are laying on your back for a tattoo, which is a really nice touch! The four artists who work there are incredibly friendly, helpful people. They really care about what they do, and know their strengths and weaknesses. I walked in seeking a couple of traditional nautical tattoos, and was introduced to Tim Howell, who specializes in American Traditional. He is, by far, the best tattoo artist I have ever worked with. He is fast, efficient, his workmanship is impeccable, and he keeps the conversation going while he's working. He tattooed both my elbows, as well as swallows on my chest, and they have come out amazingly. He even offered to touch up my elbows a bit when I came in for my swallows a few weeks later, and really brought the color out in them. I highly recommend him. The other three, Nate, Kyle, and Denny are all amazing, their work is also on point, and my friends who have been tattooed by them have had great results also. Altogether, you will not regret going to Even Keel for your next tattoo! Read Less
Emily C.
18 Mar 2016
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Denny has done all of my work, and I'm always completely happy when he's finished. He's easy to talk to, and always expresses his artistic opinion as far as the design goes to make sure you have the b... Read More
Denny has done all of my work, and I'm always completely happy when he's finished. He's easy to talk to, and always expresses his artistic opinion as far as the design goes to make sure you have the best possible outcome. Read Less
Quinn W.
13 Feb 2016
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This shop is amazing.  I have been tattooed by both kyle and denny in the past and have always had great experiences with both.  When I found out that kyle had opened Evenkeel, I was thrilled! One of ... Read More
This shop is amazing.  I have been tattooed by both kyle and denny in the past and have always had great experiences with both.  When I found out that kyle had opened Evenkeel, I was thrilled! One of my closet girlfriends had been talking about getting her first tattoo,  when we decided to go to birthday Brunch in pb, I knew we had to come to evenkeel. The artists make you feel so comfortable, just like part of the family. We both got tattooed by Tim. He is amazing! Makes you feel comfortable and relaxed, which was huge for my friends first tattoo experience.  I ended up getting something as well because he was so professional and does such beautiful work.  I highly recommend this shop for newbies and veterans alike. What a great day!! Read Less
A. L.
11 Dec 2015
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Even Keel Tattoo has over 65 years of combined tattooing experience, and these talented artists have worked in pretty much every style imaginable. The artists are totally professional but laid back an... Read More
Even Keel Tattoo has over 65 years of combined tattooing experience, and these talented artists have worked in pretty much every style imaginable. The artists are totally professional but laid back and super fun to work with on anything from large scale projects to single session bangers. You like shark tattoos? Check out Kyle Walker's work... so many freaking sharks! I have a couple of his sharks myself. Yay sharks! The shop itself is gorgeously decked out with tons of antique nautical things and artwork. It's open and airy, and a really comfortable environment. Cute little coffee shop right next door with tons of seating and really good drinks. Read Less
Keynan Hobbs
2 Dec 2015
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Denny tattooed me for the first time about 7 years ago, and now after two full sleeves, chest, and back, he's a great friend and always an amazing tattooer. I get compliments everywhere I go on my wo... Read More
Denny tattooed me for the first time about 7 years ago, and now after two full sleeves, chest, and back, he's a great friend and always an amazing tattooer. I get compliments everywhere I go on my work by Denny. He's fast and precise, with a light touch. He's a great artist and knows what makes a beautiful tattoo - he's honest with his advice and has integrity. I don't know why you'd go anywhere else but Even Keel! Read Less
Christopher B.
26 Nov 2015
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New shop with a seasoned staff. Denny is my guy and I always leave happy. Excellent artist, listens to input for designs and very professional. A very clean shop you'll feel good about from the second... Read More
New shop with a seasoned staff. Denny is my guy and I always leave happy. Excellent artist, listens to input for designs and very professional. A very clean shop you'll feel good about from the second you walk in until you leave with professionally applied fresh ink. I'll be back again and again and I obviously highly recommend. Read Less
Sandra R.
21 Nov 2015
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It is very common for people to walk up to me at the beach or at a dayclub to compliment me on my backpiece. I have been told several times, "You have the most beautiful tattoo I have ever seen", and ... Read More
It is very common for people to walk up to me at the beach or at a dayclub to compliment me on my backpiece. I have been told several times, "You have the most beautiful tattoo I have ever seen", and in my humble opinion...it is NOT an understatement! Nate's linework and use of color are second to none. If you desire a gorgeous design that involves anything from Nature; fauna, flora, or even a bio-mechanical piece, Nate is your guy! Moreover, I would have to say his best trait as a tattoo artist is his ability to design tattoos that compliment his client's unique anatomical structure. He wont tattoo something on a spot on your body if he feels it doesnt flow right. He is the type of tattoo artist that isnt afraid to vocalize his input especially when he feels it will be for the best of the tattoo's aesthetic quality. I dont think I could ever go to another tattoo artist after having work done by Nate. Read Less
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Even Keel Tattoo

San Diego, California
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4672 Cass Street
San Diego California 92109
Tuesday
12:00PM-19:30PM
Wednesday
12:00PM-19:30PM
Thursday
12:00PM-19:30PM
Friday
12:00PM-19:30PM
Saturday
12:00PM-19:30PM
Venus V.
25 Mar 2019
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This is definitely a chill spot. The shop is clean and everyone is professional. I highly recommend this place. Denny has been my artist for quite sometime. He's amazing, check him out.
Ryan F.
10 Feb 2019
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This place is Awesome. Denny did my first tattoo as a random walk in and I couldnt be happier with how good it came out. I went back for a second tattoo having no idea what would go well with the tatt... Read More
This place is Awesome. Denny did my first tattoo as a random walk in and I couldnt be happier with how good it came out. I went back for a second tattoo having no idea what would go well with the tattoos i have, but Denny designed something perfect for it. Great shop, great atmosphere, incredible artists. Thanks Denny! Read Less
Erik K.
6 Jan 2019
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Just had some damn impressive tat work done by Jordan here at Even Keel yesterday (Saturday 1/6).  Completely impressed by the professionalism and courtesy at this shop.  He took his time with the des... Read More
Just had some damn impressive tat work done by Jordan here at Even Keel yesterday (Saturday 1/6).  Completely impressed by the professionalism and courtesy at this shop.  He took his time with the design, was patient with my questions and requests, and the work is superior.  This is my fourth tat, but this is the best artist I've ever worked with.  I'll be back. Read Less
Cameron C.
6 Dec 2018
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This place is awesome and every single artist in there is awesome . Ive gotten both of my legs done top to bottom by Kyle Walker . Super easy guy to work with and by far the quickest and most reasonab... Read More
This place is awesome and every single artist in there is awesome . Ive gotten both of my legs done top to bottom by Kyle Walker . Super easy guy to work with and by far the quickest and most reasonable artist ive ever worked with . His pricing is very fair for his quality of work . i constantly get compliments on the work hes done for me . If you want some of the best quality tattoos in San Diego go see the guys at Even Keel! Read Less
Amy S Irving
5 Nov 2018
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I got my last 3 tattoos here (sharks of course!) this is the place to go for nautical/ shark themed tattoos! I love that they always have flash events, such as shark week, Halloween etc Overall real... Read More
I got my last 3 tattoos here (sharks of course!) this is the place to go for nautical/ shark themed tattoos! I love that they always have flash events, such as shark week, Halloween etc Overall really professional,fair priced tattoo shop! Read Less
Michael M.
30 Sep 2018
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Not even sure if they saw my post, but flag is no longer flying at night. GO USA!!! Your flag is still up at 1130pm?§174. Time and occasions for display(a) Display on buildings and stationary flagstaf... Read More
Not even sure if they saw my post, but flag is no longer flying at night. GO USA!!! Your flag is still up at 1130pm?§174. Time and occasions for display(a) Display on buildings and stationary flagstaffs in open; night displayIt is the universal custom to display the flag only from sunrise to sunset on buildings and on stationary flagstaffs in the open. However, when a patriotic effect is desired, the flag may be displayed twenty-four hours a day ***** if properly illuminated during the hours of darkness.***** Read Less
Scott Z.
30 Sep 2018
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I had a great experience getting my first artwork done with Erik Guy (@erikguytattoos). First off, the shop just moved across the street. No they're not closed just wanted to make a nicer space. Secon... Read More
I had a great experience getting my first artwork done with Erik Guy (@erikguytattoos). First off, the shop just moved across the street. No they're not closed just wanted to make a nicer space. Secondly Erik was awesome. Communicated a lot to help get my artwork sketched out right had great feedback and did a lot of work on his own time. He was flexible around my travel days in San Diego and he also works in Hermosa often so that's good to know too. The new space was coming together while i was there. The music was on blast, the guys were having fun and it was a great vibe. I had zero issues with the process. The prep and execution were great. A little over three hours total and i've got my amazing homage to my beloved Washington Capitals finally winning the Stanley Cup. Super easy process. Very thorough. Very solid guy and amazing artist. I was thrilled with the outcome!!Way to go Erik and Even Keel. Keep up the good work!! Read Less
Diana C.
16 Sep 2018
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Did a walk in with Denny last weekend. He was super friendly, funny and patient. Definitely would recommend and will be going back to get a touch up on an older tat. Thanks Denny!
Cody H.
28 Jul 2018
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FINALLY made it in to see Denny and the boys, and absolutely no regerts. Clean shop, super chill and fun atmosphere with professionals who take allot of pride in what they do. Would recommend anyone l... Read More
FINALLY made it in to see Denny and the boys, and absolutely no regerts. Clean shop, super chill and fun atmosphere with professionals who take allot of pride in what they do. Would recommend anyone looking for even the smallest walk-in to a full designed price. Read Less
Abrey H.
27 Jul 2018
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I found this shop through Instagram and stumbled upon one of their artists Erik. Immediately I was drawn to his black and grey work, particularly with stipulations. I made an appointment with him and ... Read More
I found this shop through Instagram and stumbled upon one of their artists Erik. Immediately I was drawn to his black and grey work, particularly with stipulations. I made an appointment with him and was greeted by some of the nicest/coolest people ever. Erik showed me a variety of designs and helped me pick out the perfect one and find the perfect placement. This was especially important to me because this was my first tattoo. He made sure I was comfortable and always checked up on me throughout the time he was tattooing me. The tattoo came out better than I could have ever imagined and I'm absolutely in love with it! I will definitely be back for some more of Erik's work! Even Keel in general has incredible artists who do SOOO many different styles, which I really love and admire. Can't wait for to get more tattoos already! Thank you so much to Erik and everyone at Even Keel! Read Less
Douglas H.
27 Jul 2018
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I got my work done by Erik Guy, great amazing work, friendly great staff, awesome place I recommend it!
Ty A.
19 May 2018
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Two of my girl friends and I got inked by Denny today. My husband got all of his tattoos done by Denny so I wanted to stay loyal and follow him from Avalon (his previous shop) to Even Keel. I talked t... Read More
Two of my girl friends and I got inked by Denny today. My husband got all of his tattoos done by Denny so I wanted to stay loyal and follow him from Avalon (his previous shop) to Even Keel. I talked to Eric when I called to try and make an appointment; he was really helpful and got me in touch with Denny. Denny also came in early for us because one of my friends had to be somewhere at 2pm. We had such a good time hanging out at the shop and talking to all the guys! And we all love our tattoos! They turned out so bad ass. Thanks again, Denny! Read Less
Steven G.
6 May 2018
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Go see Erik Guy. His work is awesome. He did a smokey the bear on my ribs and it turned out amazing. Smokey the bear took some time cause it had a lot of detail with the hair and such and it turned ou... Read More
Go see Erik Guy. His work is awesome. He did a smokey the bear on my ribs and it turned out amazing. Smokey the bear took some time cause it had a lot of detail with the hair and such and it turned out real good. Hit him up if your looking for a tattoo. Read Less
Sarah Wiley
8 Mar 2018
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I came here for my first tattoo and was very nervous until the staff here calmed me down. They are amazing and they were able to just sit with me for a bit before we started. They allowed me to look a... Read More
I came here for my first tattoo and was very nervous until the staff here calmed me down. They are amazing and they were able to just sit with me for a bit before we started. They allowed me to look at everything first and even talked me through the process! I loved how they answered all my questions without getting upset and how they actually cared about me and my experience. Along with that, I got an amazing matching tattoo with my sister! I love it here and will be going back soon for my second tat ☺️ Read Less
Kaely K.
8 Mar 2018
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I absolute love this place. Denny did my tattoo and fixed one of my others and they are beautiful. He made me feel so comfortable and was so welcoming. They shop is so clean and the staff is awesome. ... Read More
I absolute love this place. Denny did my tattoo and fixed one of my others and they are beautiful. He made me feel so comfortable and was so welcoming. They shop is so clean and the staff is awesome. I will definitely be going back for other tattoos. Read Less
Avery P.
1 Mar 2018
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This shop is amazing and Tim Howell is about as good as it gets in his style of tattooing. I've got about 30 tattoos and Tim is by far my favorite artist. I don't have a single complaint about him or ... Read More
This shop is amazing and Tim Howell is about as good as it gets in his style of tattooing. I've got about 30 tattoos and Tim is by far my favorite artist. I don't have a single complaint about him or the shop. The shop is clean and decorated really cool. Tim have done two large pieces on my arm and I won't go to another traditional artist. He totally exceeded expectations both times I've been to see him. I've already got another appt. with him and I will always have an appt. on the books. If you like traditional tattoos and you aren't going to Tim you are doing something wrong. Read Less
Brenda F.
20 Feb 2018
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I LOVE THIS PLACE! Kyle is my artist and he has done an amazing job. I had been searching for a particular artist like him for months, after being recommended to me via Instagram where I had the oppor... Read More
I LOVE THIS PLACE! Kyle is my artist and he has done an amazing job. I had been searching for a particular artist like him for months, after being recommended to me via Instagram where I had the opportunity to view his work. After being tattooed by a few different artists I decided I would trust Kyle with my ideas. He was so patient with me and all my demands for what I wanted and is very honest when you ask him about ideas for designs. I highly recommend him and will be back again for the SECOND time hopefully this next month. Thanks Kyle! Read Less
Brooke V.
10 Feb 2018
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This place was great! Decided on a whim to get a small tattoo and Denny was awesome! Very clean and very nice!
Ellie J.
10 Feb 2018
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This place was great! Decided on a whim to get a small tattoo and Denny was awesome! Very clean and very nice!
diana lugo
29 Jan 2018
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I was here for the toys for tats event. Super cool idea to help kids get their Christmas goods. I have been to a ton of Friday the 13th tattoo events and have waited at the shops all day. This event w... Read More
I was here for the toys for tats event. Super cool idea to help kids get their Christmas goods. I have been to a ton of Friday the 13th tattoo events and have waited at the shops all day. This event was ran super smooth and I didn't have to wait long at all. Got this Christmas shark to commerate the toys for tat event. They got lots of toys, made tons of kids happy and some cool tats went out into the world. Definitely going back for more tats. If you're looking for some killer shark tattoos, this is the place to go! Read Less
Victoria F.
24 Jan 2018
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If you are looking for an awesome tattoo, Kyle Walker is your man! We called a few hours before to set up an appointment for 2 small tattoos. He was super welcoming and made us feel at home, for our f... Read More
If you are looking for an awesome tattoo, Kyle Walker is your man! We called a few hours before to set up an appointment for 2 small tattoos. He was super welcoming and made us feel at home, for our first tattoos we were a little nervous. He definitely put us at ease with his humor and by the end I think we were good friends. Definitely recommend this place, and Kyle! You're the dude. #bikerchicks Read Less
Jon Gedman
1 Jan 2018
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Everyone I met was super cool and Nate did a fantastic job
Jason
28 Dec 2017
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Professional, courteous atmosphere with a unique San Diego vibe. I’ve had three tattoos done at this excellent studio over a 2 year period. All (four of) the artists here are top notch and have a sign... Read More
Professional, courteous atmosphere with a unique San Diego vibe. I’ve had three tattoos done at this excellent studio over a 2 year period. All (four of) the artists here are top notch and have a significant amount of experience between them and are dedicated to their craft. I’d personally recommend Denny to anyone interested in a solid piece (new or coverup). Read Less
Chris Auger
18 Dec 2017
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Great artists, cool shop. Top notch spot.
Nathaniel G.
7 Dec 2017
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Kyle Walker is awesome. He does amazing work. He Did a large chest piece on me that I absolutely love. I get lots of compliments on it. I'm a skeptic of tattoo shops in San Diego because of the "I'm b... Read More
Kyle Walker is awesome. He does amazing work. He Did a large chest piece on me that I absolutely love. I get lots of compliments on it. I'm a skeptic of tattoo shops in San Diego because of the "I'm better than you attitude" that I have found in other shops in this area. You will not find any of that at Even Keel. Awesome environment. Awesome friendly people. Had the opportunity to meet Tim as well. He did not tattoo me but was a cool dude who also does amazing work. With out a doubt I recommend getting tattooed by Kyle. Read Less
Randy K.
6 Oct 2017
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Great shop! Everyone in the shop are nice and polite. Denny does great work and I would highly recommend him.  All around great experience
Zachary B.
25 Sep 2017
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Prosessional, clean, and fairly priced. This shop has several artists that span an array of tattoo styles, and my guess is, if you can imagine it, they'd got you covered. Tim did a stellar job on my p... Read More
Prosessional, clean, and fairly priced. This shop has several artists that span an array of tattoo styles, and my guess is, if you can imagine it, they'd got you covered. Tim did a stellar job on my piece, and I'll absolutely be going back for more. Read Less
Emily Schroeder
22 Jul 2017
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Such an awesome group of guys at this shop. Feels really comfortable and was an amazing experience getting tattooed there.
Levi Hilton
7 Jul 2017
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Even Keel's atmosphere matches it's quality. It's a rad studio filled with amazing artists that all love working together and hanging out with one another. I'd definitely recommend it for anyone who i... Read More
Even Keel's atmosphere matches it's quality. It's a rad studio filled with amazing artists that all love working together and hanging out with one another. I'd definitely recommend it for anyone who is thinking about getting a tattoo from any of the guys. They're all amazing humans and reputable artists within the industry. Read Less
James Mann
28 Jun 2017
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The best tattoo shop in town hands down! Denny, Kyle and the crew make you feel right at home while giving top tiered artwork in a clean, impressive, and comfortable place. I wouldn't trust anyone els... Read More
The best tattoo shop in town hands down! Denny, Kyle and the crew make you feel right at home while giving top tiered artwork in a clean, impressive, and comfortable place. I wouldn't trust anyone else to ink me, Denny has been my go to for years (almost 10) and I can see why he found a new home at the amazing Even Keel. Do yourself a solid and go to any of these guys, they will surpass any expectation you had regarding beautiful work. Read Less
Leslie Whynot-O'Connor
18 Jun 2017
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One of my favorite places on Earth! What more can I say?
Meagan Z.
15 Jun 2017
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This is the place to get your tattoos done. It is perfectly located on Cass Street. The shop is small but intimate. But that is part of the charm. I met Kyle Walker couple years ago and he is amazing.... Read More
This is the place to get your tattoos done. It is perfectly located on Cass Street. The shop is small but intimate. But that is part of the charm. I met Kyle Walker couple years ago and he is amazing. He's done some work for me. He's amazing, professional, fun, and will totally chat/work with you on what you want. He did my last tattoo on my bday and it looks incredible. You will not be disappointed. He's truly a artist. If u are looking for someone to do your first tattoo or to fix/cover up an old one, go to him. Read Less
Bobby Kane
13 Jun 2017
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This shop puts the artist back in tattoo artist: Pro artists, classy shop.
Joshua D.
19 May 2017
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This is a 2 part review. 1, on the shop and artists. 2, on Nate since that's who did my Tat.1. The shop is awesome. Small but enough room for everyone. All the artist in this shop are talented and on ... Read More
This is a 2 part review. 1, on the shop and artists. 2, on Nate since that's who did my Tat.1. The shop is awesome. Small but enough room for everyone. All the artist in this shop are talented and on point. Cool group of artist and ALL take pride in their work. If your looking for a great piece this shop will deliver.2. NATE! I started following Nate on instagram about a year ago cause of all the awesome work he does. When it came time to finally having the funds to do the cover up I wanted I reached out to him. He was very professional. When we met up for our consultation I didn't have any idea of what I wanted. Had a small idea but wasn't sure if it would work. To be honest I wasn't really worried about it because of the talent he has. But, what I presented to him was able to work. So I gave him free range to make it how he felt was best. What he had drawn up was on point. We booked an appointment asap and got started on it. He is super efficient and his prices are great. Just finished my last session today. Booked another one before I left to start on another project. This will be my go to artist for now on.    I would refer him to anyone. Thanks again nate. I uploaded the pic of my back in the photos. It's the octopus and anchor. Read Less
Paula L.
16 May 2017
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I knew of Tim Howell from my son who has several tattoos from Tim. I first had an appointment to go over what I was wanting and then made my appointment for the next week. Tim is Awesome, he knows wha... Read More
I knew of Tim Howell from my son who has several tattoos from Tim. I first had an appointment to go over what I was wanting and then made my appointment for the next week. Tim is Awesome, he knows what he is doing and he gets the job done and makes sure you are happy before you leave. I am going back for more and now my husband wants to go to Tim.I love my shoulder Rose Tim. Thanks again. You rock. Read Less
Shasta Rose
3 Apr 2017
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Loved the welcoming and the atmosphere! Very comfortable place to be� I love my new tattoo too! Thanks to Tim Howell
Chris Backe
21 Mar 2017
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Awesome shop! Always clean, very professional and parking was a breeze. In and out in less than an hour. You can't go wrong getting inked at Even Keel.
Deanna Ingrande
22 Jan 2017
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i cannot say enough about Denny at Even Keel and the shop! Denny is all around awesome, worked around my schedule and came in on his day off! I wanted my dog who recently passed paw on my side but w... Read More
i cannot say enough about Denny at Even Keel and the shop! Denny is all around awesome, worked around my schedule and came in on his day off! I wanted my dog who recently passed paw on my side but was clueless about where what else to put with it etc... Turned out amazing! Follow these guys in IG go visit them you won't be disappointed.... Read Less
Francis Washburn
30 Dec 2016
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Friendly, great staff, and all top notch tattoo artist. I will not go anywhere else.
Jerry Anderson
20 Nov 2016
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Amazing shop, super clean, fun, and professional. All the artist are awesome and create a great atmosphere. Denny is the man after moving away from San Diego he is the first person I try to see when I... Read More
Amazing shop, super clean, fun, and professional. All the artist are awesome and create a great atmosphere. Denny is the man after moving away from San Diego he is the first person I try to see when I visit for more ink. It says something willing to travel from Texas to be tattooed. Read Less
Chris Franceschini
9 Oct 2016
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Awesome shop with amazing artists! I come all the way from Oakland to get tattooed by Nate. All the guys here do great work, and it's an exceptionally clean, comfortable, fun place to hang out and get... Read More
Awesome shop with amazing artists! I come all the way from Oakland to get tattooed by Nate. All the guys here do great work, and it's an exceptionally clean, comfortable, fun place to hang out and get tattoos. I can't recommend this place enough, it's well worth the trip! Read Less
Sean McCartney
7 Oct 2016
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If you're looking for some ink, slide on over to Even Keel and get dialed into Nate, Kyle, Tim or Denny... any one of them will put some amazing art on you. Nate's biomechanical half sleeves on me are... Read More
If you're looking for some ink, slide on over to Even Keel and get dialed into Nate, Kyle, Tim or Denny... any one of them will put some amazing art on you. Nate's biomechanical half sleeves on me are insane and I get stopped often to talk about them and the amazing color they hold! The shop vibe is chill and the music and discussions are great. Do your body a favor and go visit them, you won't be disappointed! Read Less
Sean M.
5 Oct 2016
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There aren't enough adjectives to properly describe how much Nate rocks his craft! He handles a tattoo gun better than a trained assassin handles his katana. His inking techniques are flat out the bes... Read More
There aren't enough adjectives to properly describe how much Nate rocks his craft! He handles a tattoo gun better than a trained assassin handles his katana. His inking techniques are flat out the best you're going to get this side of the "wall". I've been getting quality work from Nate since 2013 and no matter where out in public, I'm stopped and have a conversation about the half sleeve he did.Not only are you going to get Grade A work from Nate, but you'll get a hilarious session filled with awesome banter between him and the other artist, music you're sure to dig and go download after the fact and all and all an awesome experience. Do yourself and favor and get something done by Nate! You won't be disappointed and who knows maybe your loved one will toss you a courtesy, the cop will let you off a ticket, the tax man might look the other way as they're blown away by the level of work you sport from him! Read Less
Gerald Anderson
26 Aug 2016
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Been getting tattooed by Denny for over 10 years now, he is the man! My most enjoyable sessions have been here at Even Keel Tattoo. Nate & Kyle created a pretty amazing shop, relaxed chill atmosphere,... Read More
Been getting tattooed by Denny for over 10 years now, he is the man! My most enjoyable sessions have been here at Even Keel Tattoo. Nate & Kyle created a pretty amazing shop, relaxed chill atmosphere, clean, and professional. Denny, Kyle, Nate and Tim are all awesome artist, if your thinking of getting a tattoo definitely the right place.Read Less
Katie D.
21 Jul 2016
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This place is awesome! I was recommended by a friend to go here and couldn't be happier with my results from today's session! The atmosphere and employees attitudes were wonderful! Sometimes being a g... Read More
This place is awesome! I was recommended by a friend to go here and couldn't be happier with my results from today's session! The atmosphere and employees attitudes were wonderful! Sometimes being a girl and going into a tattoo shop can be a little intimidating but this was NOT the case here! Nate Banuelos did a bad ass job(I was getting a cover up and additional ink done) and I'd like to recommend him to anybody looking to get work done that lasts and is exactly what you want! Denny and Tim kept me entertained and all in all I think we all had a good time! Thank you so much to everybody there and no need to look elsewhere go to these guys for rad body art! Keep up the good work guys! Read Less
Keira C.
29 Jun 2016
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I just got my first tattoo done by Tim Howell, I showed him a couple ideas of what I wanted and he drew up something that was even better. So stoked with how it turned out and how nice he was. It was ... Read More
I just got my first tattoo done by Tim Howell, I showed him a couple ideas of what I wanted and he drew up something that was even better. So stoked with how it turned out and how nice he was. It was a very friendly and comfortable environment, definitely going back there for more! Read Less
Monica Gooding
23 Jun 2016
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Great shop. Tim Howell did my piece and I absolutely love it. Clean lines, beautiful shading. He takes his time but he also works fast. I get compliments one it all the time! Even from other artists! ... Read More
Great shop. Tim Howell did my piece and I absolutely love it. Clean lines, beautiful shading. He takes his time but he also works fast. I get compliments one it all the time! Even from other artists! I recommend him to all my friends! If you want quality art you should pay for quality art. I have found my new artists! Read Less
Noah R.
17 Jun 2016
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Been going to Kyle Walker for a few years now. Give him a small idea and he'll turn it into something you'd never imagine.I can't preach his work enough. Go for one session... No matter how big or sma... Read More
Been going to Kyle Walker for a few years now. Give him a small idea and he'll turn it into something you'd never imagine.I can't preach his work enough. Go for one session... No matter how big or small the piece your getting... I promise you, you'll love the results. His work is worth every penny. Read Less
Andrea W.
17 May 2016
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Tim Howell is amazing. I get my tattoos done by him because His line work and artistic talents are amazing. I trust him doing tattoos on me. I have my side done, my thigh, and my upper back, and I ALW... Read More
Tim Howell is amazing. I get my tattoos done by him because His line work and artistic talents are amazing. I trust him doing tattoos on me. I have my side done, my thigh, and my upper back, and I ALWAYS get compliments on my tattoos. He is also very friendly and I am always very comfortable getting work done by him, he is NOT creepy like a lot of other male tattoo artists can be. It's been a couple years since I have had any ink done on me, but whenever I am ready for my next tattoo he will definitley be the one to do it. I don't think I will ever go to anyone else! I recommend him for all your tattoo needs! Read Less
Joe B.
7 May 2016
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Long overdue review for Even Keel. Tim did a clipper ship on my inner arm that turned out absolutely amazing. If you're into traditional ink i would HIGHLY recommend him. If you're looking around at d... Read More
Long overdue review for Even Keel. Tim did a clipper ship on my inner arm that turned out absolutely amazing. If you're into traditional ink i would HIGHLY recommend him. If you're looking around at different shops for your first, next, or last tattoo and you don't stop by Even Keel, you're missing out! Read Less
Taylor K.
24 Apr 2016
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This tattoo shop is super clean and a nice environment to be in. Everybody is super friendly and helpful. I got my first tattoo by Tim Howell. He did an amazing job and I couldn't be happier with it. ... Read More
This tattoo shop is super clean and a nice environment to be in. Everybody is super friendly and helpful. I got my first tattoo by Tim Howell. He did an amazing job and I couldn't be happier with it. He's super professional and makes sure that you're comfortable throughout the whole process. Go see him for any traditional stuff! He's the man. Read Less
Matthew A.
14 Apr 2016
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Even Keel is a fantastic little shop in Pacific Beach. The shop is clean, well lit, with artwork all over the walls, and you really feel at home in there. Their chairs are really comfy, and they offer... Read More
Even Keel is a fantastic little shop in Pacific Beach. The shop is clean, well lit, with artwork all over the walls, and you really feel at home in there. Their chairs are really comfy, and they offer memory foam pillows if you are laying on your back for a tattoo, which is a really nice touch! The four artists who work there are incredibly friendly, helpful people. They really care about what they do, and know their strengths and weaknesses. I walked in seeking a couple of traditional nautical tattoos, and was introduced to Tim Howell, who specializes in American Traditional. He is, by far, the best tattoo artist I have ever worked with. He is fast, efficient, his workmanship is impeccable, and he keeps the conversation going while he's working. He tattooed both my elbows, as well as swallows on my chest, and they have come out amazingly. He even offered to touch up my elbows a bit when I came in for my swallows a few weeks later, and really brought the color out in them. I highly recommend him. The other three, Nate, Kyle, and Denny are all amazing, their work is also on point, and my friends who have been tattooed by them have had great results also. Altogether, you will not regret going to Even Keel for your next tattoo! Read Less
Emily C.
18 Mar 2016
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Denny has done all of my work, and I'm always completely happy when he's finished. He's easy to talk to, and always expresses his artistic opinion as far as the design goes to make sure you have the b... Read More
Denny has done all of my work, and I'm always completely happy when he's finished. He's easy to talk to, and always expresses his artistic opinion as far as the design goes to make sure you have the best possible outcome. Read Less
Quinn W.
13 Feb 2016
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This shop is amazing.  I have been tattooed by both kyle and denny in the past and have always had great experiences with both.  When I found out that kyle had opened Evenkeel, I was thrilled! One of ... Read More
This shop is amazing.  I have been tattooed by both kyle and denny in the past and have always had great experiences with both.  When I found out that kyle had opened Evenkeel, I was thrilled! One of my closet girlfriends had been talking about getting her first tattoo,  when we decided to go to birthday Brunch in pb, I knew we had to come to evenkeel. The artists make you feel so comfortable, just like part of the family. We both got tattooed by Tim. He is amazing! Makes you feel comfortable and relaxed, which was huge for my friends first tattoo experience.  I ended up getting something as well because he was so professional and does such beautiful work.  I highly recommend this shop for newbies and veterans alike. What a great day!! Read Less
A. L.
11 Dec 2015
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Even Keel Tattoo has over 65 years of combined tattooing experience, and these talented artists have worked in pretty much every style imaginable. The artists are totally professional but laid back an... Read More
Even Keel Tattoo has over 65 years of combined tattooing experience, and these talented artists have worked in pretty much every style imaginable. The artists are totally professional but laid back and super fun to work with on anything from large scale projects to single session bangers. You like shark tattoos? Check out Kyle Walker's work... so many freaking sharks! I have a couple of his sharks myself. Yay sharks! The shop itself is gorgeously decked out with tons of antique nautical things and artwork. It's open and airy, and a really comfortable environment. Cute little coffee shop right next door with tons of seating and really good drinks. Read Less
Keynan Hobbs
2 Dec 2015
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Denny tattooed me for the first time about 7 years ago, and now after two full sleeves, chest, and back, he's a great friend and always an amazing tattooer. I get compliments everywhere I go on my wo... Read More
Denny tattooed me for the first time about 7 years ago, and now after two full sleeves, chest, and back, he's a great friend and always an amazing tattooer. I get compliments everywhere I go on my work by Denny. He's fast and precise, with a light touch. He's a great artist and knows what makes a beautiful tattoo - he's honest with his advice and has integrity. I don't know why you'd go anywhere else but Even Keel! Read Less
Christopher B.
26 Nov 2015
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New shop with a seasoned staff. Denny is my guy and I always leave happy. Excellent artist, listens to input for designs and very professional. A very clean shop you'll feel good about from the second... Read More
New shop with a seasoned staff. Denny is my guy and I always leave happy. Excellent artist, listens to input for designs and very professional. A very clean shop you'll feel good about from the second you walk in until you leave with professionally applied fresh ink. I'll be back again and again and I obviously highly recommend. Read Less
Sandra R.
21 Nov 2015
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It is very common for people to walk up to me at the beach or at a dayclub to compliment me on my backpiece. I have been told several times, "You have the most beautiful tattoo I have ever seen", and ... Read More
It is very common for people to walk up to me at the beach or at a dayclub to compliment me on my backpiece. I have been told several times, "You have the most beautiful tattoo I have ever seen", and in my humble opinion...it is NOT an understatement! Nate's linework and use of color are second to none. If you desire a gorgeous design that involves anything from Nature; fauna, flora, or even a bio-mechanical piece, Nate is your guy! Moreover, I would have to say his best trait as a tattoo artist is his ability to design tattoos that compliment his client's unique anatomical structure. He wont tattoo something on a spot on your body if he feels it doesnt flow right. He is the type of tattoo artist that isnt afraid to vocalize his input especially when he feels it will be for the best of the tattoo's aesthetic quality. I dont think I could ever go to another tattoo artist after having work done by Nate. Read Less
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