41 Reviews

Patriot Tattoo

Spring Valley, California
Reviews
Leilani B.
14 Oct 2018
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My two sisters and I got ink done by Shae. We did a walk-in. Shae is knowledgeable and a great artist. We all are pleased with her work. Thanks for hooking us up! We will be back.
Kristen G.
17 May 2018
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Rob is great!!  He listened and understood what we wanted and we got exactly what we wanted! Rob also made it a really great experience as well. He is patient, very cool, super nice and just an all-ar... Read More
Rob is great!!  He listened and understood what we wanted and we got exactly what we wanted! Rob also made it a really great experience as well. He is patient, very cool, super nice and just an all-around great guy! I'm looking forward to going back!!!Thank you Rob! You rule!!Kristen Read Less
R Dibb
12 Mar 2018
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I was not a tattoo guy, but ended up going to see Rob after my wife got her tattoo there. Now I have a couple, all from Rob. (Travis is great though too.) My experience is fantastic. Rob is a fantast... Read More
I was not a tattoo guy, but ended up going to see Rob after my wife got her tattoo there. Now I have a couple, all from Rob. (Travis is great though too.) My experience is fantastic. Rob is a fantastic artist with an imagination to make what you tell him you want, come to life. He's a great guy, the shop is nice and clean. They're both really low key. Yes, I have another one from Rob coming soon. Read Less
sarah tresser
12 Mar 2018
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I've gotten 6 tattoos from Rob and I couldn't recommend him more! Always done such a great job!
Trish D.
24 Feb 2018
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Always 5 stars! Rob is our go to tattoo artist!  We have necer been disappointed by this award winning, patient, hard working artist. 100% recommendation for Patriot!
Shawn C Burns
8 Jul 2017
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Travis has been tattooing on me since 1999. Clean , professional and does great work. I just started on my back piece , again , after about 7 yrs. It is great to be back in the shop after all that tim... Read More
Travis has been tattooing on me since 1999. Clean , professional and does great work. I just started on my back piece , again , after about 7 yrs. It is great to be back in the shop after all that time to continue the project. Read Less
Dianna Guerard
7 Apr 2017
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Rob is awesome. Truly talented. I get compliments every day
LuckyCharms Jen
1 Apr 2017
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Rob did an amazing job on my first tat! He kept me talking and laughing so I could keep my nervousness down. Definitely going back for more ink.
Tristen R James
26 Feb 2017
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Rob is a great artist. I love my newest piece and will be going back for more.
Maveh Vissers
3 Feb 2017
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Great shop, Rob gave me an excellent tattoo. He listened to my ideas and I am so happy with the results. I will not hesitate to recommend them...
Liz Cartago White Dibb
14 Jan 2017
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Rob is truly a great artist, love his designs!!! Makes you feel comfortable and is just fun to bullshit with!!! He's truly the best!!!
Rachel Ribble
10 Jan 2017
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Rob is a great artist! My husband has been going to him for years, and he has done my three most recent tattoos (two today!). He also fixed an old faded tattoo, giving it a new life! I definitely reco... Read More
Rob is a great artist! My husband has been going to him for years, and he has done my three most recent tattoos (two today!). He also fixed an old faded tattoo, giving it a new life! I definitely recommend Rob to EVERYONE I know who wants a tattoo. Read Less
Peggy Watkins
6 Jan 2017
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Travis was more than accommodating to take care of us before my son left town. We got matching script tattoos on the sides of our feet. Travis was professionally and made me feel at ease since this ... Read More
Travis was more than accommodating to take care of us before my son left town. We got matching script tattoos on the sides of our feet. Travis was professionally and made me feel at ease since this was my first tattoo. I would highly recommend him just as he came highly recommended to me Read Less
Shawn Leedy
14 Nov 2016
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A 10 a fuckin 10 hes always done professional work on me an he brought back a 12 year old tat back to life ony girl so if u want great work this is the man to see! So glad to see u in your on shop! U... Read More
A 10 a fuckin 10 hes always done professional work on me an he brought back a 12 year old tat back to life ony girl so if u want great work this is the man to see! So glad to see u in your on shop! U so deserve it! Read Less
JP
14 Oct 2016
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Thanks Travis! Great work.
Lisa Diaz
23 Jul 2016
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Rob is awesome!
Marc Loomis
1 Jul 2016
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Aaron M.
20 Jun 2016
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Rob did my first tattoo back in December and it was a terrific experience.  These guys can be a little tough to get an appointment with sometimes, but I'd rather be patient and have my permanent body ... Read More
Rob did my first tattoo back in December and it was a terrific experience.  These guys can be a little tough to get an appointment with sometimes, but I'd rather be patient and have my permanent body art come out exactly the way I want it.I'll be seeing you guys again soon! Read Less
Maria Caloca
18 Jun 2016
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I forgot the guys name, and I was supposed to go back so he can take a pic, but he did an awesome job! I wouldn't go anywhere else but with him from now on! He's the one with the beard. His name is R... Read More
I forgot the guys name, and I was supposed to go back so he can take a pic, but he did an awesome job! I wouldn't go anywhere else but with him from now on! He's the one with the beard. His name is Rob, I think Lol. Read Less
rainbow cat
18 Jun 2016
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I forgot the guys name, and I was supposed to go back so he can take a pic, but he did an awesome job! I wouldn't go anywhere else but with him from now on! He's the one with the beard. His name is R... Read More
I forgot the guys name, and I was supposed to go back so he can take a pic, but he did an awesome job! I wouldn't go anywhere else but with him from now on! He's the one with the beard. His name is Rob, I think Lol. Read Less
Annette A.
30 May 2016
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First tattoo ever done by tattoo artist, Rob. May I say he is hands down talented,professional,accommodating,and AWESOME! He went over EVERYTHING that I should know being I had never had a tattoo befo... Read More
First tattoo ever done by tattoo artist, Rob. May I say he is hands down talented,professional,accommodating,and AWESOME! He went over EVERYTHING that I should know being I had never had a tattoo before. He was always checking to see how I was doing.I will definitely have him do my second tattoo being he does such fantastic work! He has 16 years experience with tattooing and does an excellent job! Read Less
Randy Yelp D.
15 Feb 2016
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First, tattoo virgin here. I'm older and have never had one and had no desire for one until my wife got one. She found Rob through a co-worker. Many co-workers use Rob. So I finally made an appointmen... Read More
First, tattoo virgin here. I'm older and have never had one and had no desire for one until my wife got one. She found Rob through a co-worker. Many co-workers use Rob. So I finally made an appointment to have a rather large, intricate with line work tattoo done by Rob (terms I've now learned!)After the first one, the one tattoo kinda stood out on my chest, so went back and saw Rob again. he added beautiful flag type artwork around the original tattoo, making for a fantastic scene. Now, what next?This place is absolutely great! Rob S was my artist. His preliminary custom drawing was spot on for what i was looking for. The line work in my finished tattoo was beautiful. It took just under 4 hours and I had no problem with the minor pain.Travis is the other artist here and I've since seem his beautiful work too. Read Less
Jeffrey E.
12 Oct 2015
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Rob is awesome and professional.  This is the type of work you get done at Patriot Tattoo......Award Winning.
Christina G.
21 Sep 2015
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Patriot Tattoo is San Diego's BEST tattoo shop for a reason! Voted years in a row for best tattoo shop. Travis and Rob are both professional, detail oriented, and true artists. They give you that indi... Read More
Patriot Tattoo is San Diego's BEST tattoo shop for a reason! Voted years in a row for best tattoo shop. Travis and Rob are both professional, detail oriented, and true artists. They give you that individual attention, from conception to completion, and really instruct you on how to care for your tattoo, to ensure years of vibrancy. I've been going to Travis for over 10 years for all my tattoos, from small work the big multi-session pieces, and he is absolutely the best!!! He is the only artist I trust. Many people in my family see Travis and Rob. My cousins, brother, niece, sister - this is our family choice tattoo shop haha. My advice to anyone getting a piece is to trust these artists, take their suggestions, and give them freedom to make your tattoo unique to your body. I love this shop and can't wait for more pieces (as always) Read Less
Val B.
11 Sep 2015
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Worst place ghetto area, the place smells like weed and the owner Travis is super rude and disrespectful
Haoting Romolor
8 Aug 2015
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Patty R.
23 Jul 2015
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Travis, you are AWESOME! Thanks for the great lacrosse stick on my foot, as well as the time you took to perfect your drawing prior, your time to instruct on the care to keep it looking good was perfe... Read More
Travis, you are AWESOME! Thanks for the great lacrosse stick on my foot, as well as the time you took to perfect your drawing prior, your time to instruct on the care to keep it looking good was perfect. The attention to detail, the cleanliness and attention to pointing out the steps prior to the tattoo were professional, needed, and pointed out the pride you take in your work to keep it looking as good as it started! I will be back. :) This is where to go!!!! Read Less
Ms L.
24 May 2015
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I get tattoos done by Travis and I just fall in love with them the more I look at them. I get very simple word texts with no color or anything fancy but he puts time and effort into them just the same... Read More
I get tattoos done by Travis and I just fall in love with them the more I look at them. I get very simple word texts with no color or anything fancy but he puts time and effort into them just the same. He tattoos everyone in my family, my mom, uncle, tia, family friends, etc. When my Nana passed all I wanted was her heartbeat tattooed on my fore arm, he squeezed my appointment in within 24 hrs and made it happen for me so I could have it by the time we laid her to rest (which was just a few days after she passed since he was in hospice and took a few days to transition, everything was expedited) he gave me one of the most comforting gifts during such a difficult time. I wouldn't recommend anyone else and I'm grateful for him! Read Less
Ashleigh-Mae Kellogg
17 Jan 2015
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Nothing but wonderful things to say about Patriot Tattoo. Staff all seemed to be down to earth/respectful people. Rob was in charge of my piece and he is an excellent artist--I look forward to getting... Read More
Nothing but wonderful things to say about Patriot Tattoo. Staff all seemed to be down to earth/respectful people. Rob was in charge of my piece and he is an excellent artist--I look forward to getting many other pieces with him. I can't even put into words how pleased I was with the outcome of my late cat's portrait. Rob is a very funny guy and made the whole experience pleasant and stress free. Highly suggest for people to check out his work/anybody who works here in general; they're seriously some talented folks in that building! Read Less
Heather B.
8 Jan 2015
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Rob did an absolute amazing job on my tattoo last night! He took the cluster [email protected]%# of an idea I had in my head and made it into exactly like I imagined :-) I will definitely be coming back to him!
Kala F.
26 Dec 2014
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Great place. My sister and I walked I. After calling first to see if they could do a couple of walk in today. We arrived and Josh drew up designs for us. He worked on it until it was what we wanted. O... Read More
Great place. My sister and I walked I. After calling first to see if they could do a couple of walk in today. We arrived and Josh drew up designs for us. He worked on it until it was what we wanted. One of the best tattoo experiences that I've had in over 20 years. I will definitely be coming back here to have the rest of the work I want done. That's for sure. Read Less
David N.
18 Aug 2014
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Met up with Rob Sampson for my fourth tattoo by him last Saturday!  If you want quality, art, a fair price, and look no further because this is your place.  Come in and meet these artists, tell them w... Read More
Met up with Rob Sampson for my fourth tattoo by him last Saturday!  If you want quality, art, a fair price, and look no further because this is your place.  Come in and meet these artists, tell them what you want, and make your appointment.  All you will need to do is find somewhere else to get screwed and blued because tattoo is what they do!  Can't wait to get more ink from Rob. Read Less
Crystal L.
23 Jan 2014
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I've never felt so unwelcome in my entire life as I did today. There was nothing patriotic about this hole in the wall. The big Mexican guy acted so unenthusiastic, asking him simple questions was lik... Read More
I've never felt so unwelcome in my entire life as I did today. There was nothing patriotic about this hole in the wall. The big Mexican guy acted so unenthusiastic, asking him simple questions was like pulling teeth. They were so unfriendly and had such terrible customer service that I will definitely not be going back there. Goin' to E.C for my tatt! Read Less
Cali S.
7 Aug 2013
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The best tattoo shop in San Diego!! All the artist are just that artist!! They are talented and professional!! They are so friendly and make you feel more like friends then clients!! The shop is extre... Read More
The best tattoo shop in San Diego!! All the artist are just that artist!! They are talented and professional!! They are so friendly and make you feel more like friends then clients!! The shop is extremely clean!! They take pride in their work!!Being a lady I have been in a lot of other tattoo shops were they make me feel like a piece of meat!! Not this shop!!  They are more interested in giving me the artwork I desire over anything else!!I have been going to Rob for over 3 years!! He has done my rib cage and my sleeve as well as an amazing leg piece!! He is an amazing artist and takes my idea and makes better then I could have dreamed!! Travis and Josh are amazing artist as well!! They are so nice and I can not tell you how amazing the tattoos are!! If you want a tattoo you will be honored to wear and show off... You need to go to this shop!!Best tattoo shop and artist in San Diego!! Read Less
Loretta-Rose J.
26 Nov 2012
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Over the past 7 years  Travis the owner of Patriot Tattoo Spring Vally CA  has customized and designed all of my inked artwork.  Travis and all of the other artist are very professional and creative. ... Read More
Over the past 7 years  Travis the owner of Patriot Tattoo Spring Vally CA  has customized and designed all of my inked artwork.  Travis and all of the other artist are very professional and creative.  This shop is clean and inviting.  Thank you Patriot TattooLoretta-Rose Jorgenson Read Less
Brian P.
29 Jun 2012
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I'll admit, I was skeptical at first. This place doesn't look like much from the outside, and i definitely didn't think my custom piece would be able to get hooked up from these guys for my second tat... Read More
I'll admit, I was skeptical at first. This place doesn't look like much from the outside, and i definitely didn't think my custom piece would be able to get hooked up from these guys for my second tatt.Thanks to Yelp, i went ahead and went in anyways. What the hell? Why not? Turns out these guys are versatile and excellent at everything. I look at all the work and they are freakin good. I talk to a dude named Josh who quotes me a cheaper price than anywhere i went. He took the time to talk to me about placing and the ins and outs of the piece I wanted. He seemed confident in what he could do, and his portfolio of work was pretty sweet. He asked only for a 20 dollar deposit (only 20 bucks?!) and we set an appointment for the next day. Next day I come in, and Josh gets to work. Great artist. He was in the zone and had me out super quick. And it came out better than I thought it would be. Shading was impeccable, and the art was very realistic. What I liked most about these guys is the environment of the shop. Super Clean, Friendly and hella chill. The customers here getting tatted with me where all comfortable as well. Travis and Rob, the other guys where doing there thing on customers too. Theirs turned out great. I would recommend this shop to anyone, and I  look forward to coming here in the future to get more work done on me. Read Less
Ed S.
21 Dec 2011
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I've been tattooed at numerous places around San Diego over the years, but it will be nowhere but Patriot from here on.  I've been visiting the shop and checking it out ever since Travis opened it, an... Read More
I've been tattooed at numerous places around San Diego over the years, but it will be nowhere but Patriot from here on.  I've been visiting the shop and checking it out ever since Travis opened it, and I finally got tattooed there a couple years ago for the first time.  I've been tattooed by both Travis and Rob, and they're both great.  Their prices are reasonable, and they're both exceptional artists.  I've sent at least 10 friends to Patriot since I started getting tattooed there, and every one of them was very satisfied.  Most of them returned several more times.  Travis did my full sleeve, and I get complimented on it all the time.Despite the neighborhood it's in, it is very clean and professional.  There aren't a bunch of derelicts hanging around the shop like some other shops.Their prices are more than fair, considering the quality of the work you'll receive.  You get what you pay for.  Make an appointment, they're busy for good reason. Read Less
John A.
12 Dec 2011
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Great tattoo artist. Phenomial attention to detail. Rob is a homo.
Aggie A.
12 Dec 2011
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Great tattoo artist. Phenomial attention to detail. Rob is a homo.
Zee H.
13 Aug 2010
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Got my very first tat yesterday (Friday the 13th, what better day??) and holy carp am I happy with the results!Travis, my artist and also the shop owner, did a fantastic job creating a realistic drago... Read More
Got my very first tat yesterday (Friday the 13th, what better day??) and holy carp am I happy with the results!Travis, my artist and also the shop owner, did a fantastic job creating a realistic dragonfly tattoo for me. Told him what I didn't want and he knew exactly what I had in mind. The shop itself is small (it's just Travis and Rob) but very clean. That being said, this is not a drop-in kind of place. Summer months, I was told, are their busiest. Make an appointment--and keep it. I only met Travis so I can only speak for him but he's incredibly polite and accomodating; made sure I was comfortable the entire time. I'm incredibly happy with my first ink experience and because Travis did such an awesome job...I think I might be officially hooked!4 stars only because this was my first time and don't really have anything to compare it to...but I'd happily give them 5 stars. Thanks Travis!!!(Dragonfly photo posted.) Read Less
Rachel R.
11 Mar 2010
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Rob is amazing!  He did a custom design for me and it was perfect!  He was reasonably priced as well.  Very nice guy and the work was great.  I have gotten so many compliments on my tat...the shading ... Read More
Rob is amazing!  He did a custom design for me and it was perfect!  He was reasonably priced as well.  Very nice guy and the work was great.  I have gotten so many compliments on my tat...the shading is crazy! Read Less
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Patriot Tattoo

Spring Valley, California
(41)
9024 Campo Road
Spring Valley California 91977
Tuesday
12:00PM-20:00PM
Wednesday
12:00PM-20:00PM
Thursday
12:00PM-20:00PM
Friday
12:00PM-20:00PM
Saturday
12:00PM-20:00PM
Sunday
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Leilani B.
14 Oct 2018
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My two sisters and I got ink done by Shae. We did a walk-in. Shae is knowledgeable and a great artist. We all are pleased with her work. Thanks for hooking us up! We will be back.
Kristen G.
17 May 2018
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Rob is great!!  He listened and understood what we wanted and we got exactly what we wanted! Rob also made it a really great experience as well. He is patient, very cool, super nice and just an all-ar... Read More
Rob is great!!  He listened and understood what we wanted and we got exactly what we wanted! Rob also made it a really great experience as well. He is patient, very cool, super nice and just an all-around great guy! I'm looking forward to going back!!!Thank you Rob! You rule!!Kristen Read Less
R Dibb
12 Mar 2018
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I was not a tattoo guy, but ended up going to see Rob after my wife got her tattoo there. Now I have a couple, all from Rob. (Travis is great though too.) My experience is fantastic. Rob is a fantast... Read More
I was not a tattoo guy, but ended up going to see Rob after my wife got her tattoo there. Now I have a couple, all from Rob. (Travis is great though too.) My experience is fantastic. Rob is a fantastic artist with an imagination to make what you tell him you want, come to life. He's a great guy, the shop is nice and clean. They're both really low key. Yes, I have another one from Rob coming soon. Read Less
sarah tresser
12 Mar 2018
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I've gotten 6 tattoos from Rob and I couldn't recommend him more! Always done such a great job!
Trish D.
24 Feb 2018
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Always 5 stars! Rob is our go to tattoo artist!  We have necer been disappointed by this award winning, patient, hard working artist. 100% recommendation for Patriot!
Shawn C Burns
8 Jul 2017
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Travis has been tattooing on me since 1999. Clean , professional and does great work. I just started on my back piece , again , after about 7 yrs. It is great to be back in the shop after all that tim... Read More
Travis has been tattooing on me since 1999. Clean , professional and does great work. I just started on my back piece , again , after about 7 yrs. It is great to be back in the shop after all that time to continue the project. Read Less
Dianna Guerard
7 Apr 2017
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Rob is awesome. Truly talented. I get compliments every day
LuckyCharms Jen
1 Apr 2017
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Rob did an amazing job on my first tat! He kept me talking and laughing so I could keep my nervousness down. Definitely going back for more ink.
Tristen R James
26 Feb 2017
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Rob is a great artist. I love my newest piece and will be going back for more.
Maveh Vissers
3 Feb 2017
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Great shop, Rob gave me an excellent tattoo. He listened to my ideas and I am so happy with the results. I will not hesitate to recommend them...
Liz Cartago White Dibb
14 Jan 2017
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Rob is truly a great artist, love his designs!!! Makes you feel comfortable and is just fun to bullshit with!!! He's truly the best!!!
Rachel Ribble
10 Jan 2017
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Rob is a great artist! My husband has been going to him for years, and he has done my three most recent tattoos (two today!). He also fixed an old faded tattoo, giving it a new life! I definitely reco... Read More
Rob is a great artist! My husband has been going to him for years, and he has done my three most recent tattoos (two today!). He also fixed an old faded tattoo, giving it a new life! I definitely recommend Rob to EVERYONE I know who wants a tattoo. Read Less
Peggy Watkins
6 Jan 2017
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Travis was more than accommodating to take care of us before my son left town. We got matching script tattoos on the sides of our feet. Travis was professionally and made me feel at ease since this ... Read More
Travis was more than accommodating to take care of us before my son left town. We got matching script tattoos on the sides of our feet. Travis was professionally and made me feel at ease since this was my first tattoo. I would highly recommend him just as he came highly recommended to me Read Less
Shawn Leedy
14 Nov 2016
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A 10 a fuckin 10 hes always done professional work on me an he brought back a 12 year old tat back to life ony girl so if u want great work this is the man to see! So glad to see u in your on shop! U... Read More
A 10 a fuckin 10 hes always done professional work on me an he brought back a 12 year old tat back to life ony girl so if u want great work this is the man to see! So glad to see u in your on shop! U so deserve it! Read Less
JP
14 Oct 2016
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Thanks Travis! Great work.
Lisa Diaz
23 Jul 2016
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Rob is awesome!
Marc Loomis
1 Jul 2016
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Aaron M.
20 Jun 2016
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Rob did my first tattoo back in December and it was a terrific experience.  These guys can be a little tough to get an appointment with sometimes, but I'd rather be patient and have my permanent body ... Read More
Rob did my first tattoo back in December and it was a terrific experience.  These guys can be a little tough to get an appointment with sometimes, but I'd rather be patient and have my permanent body art come out exactly the way I want it.I'll be seeing you guys again soon! Read Less
Maria Caloca
18 Jun 2016
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I forgot the guys name, and I was supposed to go back so he can take a pic, but he did an awesome job! I wouldn't go anywhere else but with him from now on! He's the one with the beard. His name is R... Read More
I forgot the guys name, and I was supposed to go back so he can take a pic, but he did an awesome job! I wouldn't go anywhere else but with him from now on! He's the one with the beard. His name is Rob, I think Lol. Read Less
rainbow cat
18 Jun 2016
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I forgot the guys name, and I was supposed to go back so he can take a pic, but he did an awesome job! I wouldn't go anywhere else but with him from now on! He's the one with the beard. His name is R... Read More
I forgot the guys name, and I was supposed to go back so he can take a pic, but he did an awesome job! I wouldn't go anywhere else but with him from now on! He's the one with the beard. His name is Rob, I think Lol. Read Less
Annette A.
30 May 2016
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First tattoo ever done by tattoo artist, Rob. May I say he is hands down talented,professional,accommodating,and AWESOME! He went over EVERYTHING that I should know being I had never had a tattoo befo... Read More
First tattoo ever done by tattoo artist, Rob. May I say he is hands down talented,professional,accommodating,and AWESOME! He went over EVERYTHING that I should know being I had never had a tattoo before. He was always checking to see how I was doing.I will definitely have him do my second tattoo being he does such fantastic work! He has 16 years experience with tattooing and does an excellent job! Read Less
Randy Yelp D.
15 Feb 2016
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First, tattoo virgin here. I'm older and have never had one and had no desire for one until my wife got one. She found Rob through a co-worker. Many co-workers use Rob. So I finally made an appointmen... Read More
First, tattoo virgin here. I'm older and have never had one and had no desire for one until my wife got one. She found Rob through a co-worker. Many co-workers use Rob. So I finally made an appointment to have a rather large, intricate with line work tattoo done by Rob (terms I've now learned!)After the first one, the one tattoo kinda stood out on my chest, so went back and saw Rob again. he added beautiful flag type artwork around the original tattoo, making for a fantastic scene. Now, what next?This place is absolutely great! Rob S was my artist. His preliminary custom drawing was spot on for what i was looking for. The line work in my finished tattoo was beautiful. It took just under 4 hours and I had no problem with the minor pain.Travis is the other artist here and I've since seem his beautiful work too. Read Less
Jeffrey E.
12 Oct 2015
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Rob is awesome and professional.  This is the type of work you get done at Patriot Tattoo......Award Winning.
Christina G.
21 Sep 2015
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Patriot Tattoo is San Diego's BEST tattoo shop for a reason! Voted years in a row for best tattoo shop. Travis and Rob are both professional, detail oriented, and true artists. They give you that indi... Read More
Patriot Tattoo is San Diego's BEST tattoo shop for a reason! Voted years in a row for best tattoo shop. Travis and Rob are both professional, detail oriented, and true artists. They give you that individual attention, from conception to completion, and really instruct you on how to care for your tattoo, to ensure years of vibrancy. I've been going to Travis for over 10 years for all my tattoos, from small work the big multi-session pieces, and he is absolutely the best!!! He is the only artist I trust. Many people in my family see Travis and Rob. My cousins, brother, niece, sister - this is our family choice tattoo shop haha. My advice to anyone getting a piece is to trust these artists, take their suggestions, and give them freedom to make your tattoo unique to your body. I love this shop and can't wait for more pieces (as always) Read Less
Val B.
11 Sep 2015
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Worst place ghetto area, the place smells like weed and the owner Travis is super rude and disrespectful
Haoting Romolor
8 Aug 2015
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Patty R.
23 Jul 2015
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Travis, you are AWESOME! Thanks for the great lacrosse stick on my foot, as well as the time you took to perfect your drawing prior, your time to instruct on the care to keep it looking good was perfe... Read More
Travis, you are AWESOME! Thanks for the great lacrosse stick on my foot, as well as the time you took to perfect your drawing prior, your time to instruct on the care to keep it looking good was perfect. The attention to detail, the cleanliness and attention to pointing out the steps prior to the tattoo were professional, needed, and pointed out the pride you take in your work to keep it looking as good as it started! I will be back. :) This is where to go!!!! Read Less
Ms L.
24 May 2015
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I get tattoos done by Travis and I just fall in love with them the more I look at them. I get very simple word texts with no color or anything fancy but he puts time and effort into them just the same... Read More
I get tattoos done by Travis and I just fall in love with them the more I look at them. I get very simple word texts with no color or anything fancy but he puts time and effort into them just the same. He tattoos everyone in my family, my mom, uncle, tia, family friends, etc. When my Nana passed all I wanted was her heartbeat tattooed on my fore arm, he squeezed my appointment in within 24 hrs and made it happen for me so I could have it by the time we laid her to rest (which was just a few days after she passed since he was in hospice and took a few days to transition, everything was expedited) he gave me one of the most comforting gifts during such a difficult time. I wouldn't recommend anyone else and I'm grateful for him! Read Less
Ashleigh-Mae Kellogg
17 Jan 2015
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Nothing but wonderful things to say about Patriot Tattoo. Staff all seemed to be down to earth/respectful people. Rob was in charge of my piece and he is an excellent artist--I look forward to getting... Read More
Nothing but wonderful things to say about Patriot Tattoo. Staff all seemed to be down to earth/respectful people. Rob was in charge of my piece and he is an excellent artist--I look forward to getting many other pieces with him. I can't even put into words how pleased I was with the outcome of my late cat's portrait. Rob is a very funny guy and made the whole experience pleasant and stress free. Highly suggest for people to check out his work/anybody who works here in general; they're seriously some talented folks in that building! Read Less
Heather B.
8 Jan 2015
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Rob did an absolute amazing job on my tattoo last night! He took the cluster [email protected]%# of an idea I had in my head and made it into exactly like I imagined :-) I will definitely be coming back to him!
Kala F.
26 Dec 2014
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Great place. My sister and I walked I. After calling first to see if they could do a couple of walk in today. We arrived and Josh drew up designs for us. He worked on it until it was what we wanted. O... Read More
Great place. My sister and I walked I. After calling first to see if they could do a couple of walk in today. We arrived and Josh drew up designs for us. He worked on it until it was what we wanted. One of the best tattoo experiences that I've had in over 20 years. I will definitely be coming back here to have the rest of the work I want done. That's for sure. Read Less
David N.
18 Aug 2014
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Met up with Rob Sampson for my fourth tattoo by him last Saturday!  If you want quality, art, a fair price, and look no further because this is your place.  Come in and meet these artists, tell them w... Read More
Met up with Rob Sampson for my fourth tattoo by him last Saturday!  If you want quality, art, a fair price, and look no further because this is your place.  Come in and meet these artists, tell them what you want, and make your appointment.  All you will need to do is find somewhere else to get screwed and blued because tattoo is what they do!  Can't wait to get more ink from Rob. Read Less
Crystal L.
23 Jan 2014
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I've never felt so unwelcome in my entire life as I did today. There was nothing patriotic about this hole in the wall. The big Mexican guy acted so unenthusiastic, asking him simple questions was lik... Read More
I've never felt so unwelcome in my entire life as I did today. There was nothing patriotic about this hole in the wall. The big Mexican guy acted so unenthusiastic, asking him simple questions was like pulling teeth. They were so unfriendly and had such terrible customer service that I will definitely not be going back there. Goin' to E.C for my tatt! Read Less
Cali S.
7 Aug 2013
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The best tattoo shop in San Diego!! All the artist are just that artist!! They are talented and professional!! They are so friendly and make you feel more like friends then clients!! The shop is extre... Read More
The best tattoo shop in San Diego!! All the artist are just that artist!! They are talented and professional!! They are so friendly and make you feel more like friends then clients!! The shop is extremely clean!! They take pride in their work!!Being a lady I have been in a lot of other tattoo shops were they make me feel like a piece of meat!! Not this shop!!  They are more interested in giving me the artwork I desire over anything else!!I have been going to Rob for over 3 years!! He has done my rib cage and my sleeve as well as an amazing leg piece!! He is an amazing artist and takes my idea and makes better then I could have dreamed!! Travis and Josh are amazing artist as well!! They are so nice and I can not tell you how amazing the tattoos are!! If you want a tattoo you will be honored to wear and show off... You need to go to this shop!!Best tattoo shop and artist in San Diego!! Read Less
Loretta-Rose J.
26 Nov 2012
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Over the past 7 years  Travis the owner of Patriot Tattoo Spring Vally CA  has customized and designed all of my inked artwork.  Travis and all of the other artist are very professional and creative. ... Read More
Over the past 7 years  Travis the owner of Patriot Tattoo Spring Vally CA  has customized and designed all of my inked artwork.  Travis and all of the other artist are very professional and creative.  This shop is clean and inviting.  Thank you Patriot TattooLoretta-Rose Jorgenson Read Less
Brian P.
29 Jun 2012
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I'll admit, I was skeptical at first. This place doesn't look like much from the outside, and i definitely didn't think my custom piece would be able to get hooked up from these guys for my second tat... Read More
I'll admit, I was skeptical at first. This place doesn't look like much from the outside, and i definitely didn't think my custom piece would be able to get hooked up from these guys for my second tatt.Thanks to Yelp, i went ahead and went in anyways. What the hell? Why not? Turns out these guys are versatile and excellent at everything. I look at all the work and they are freakin good. I talk to a dude named Josh who quotes me a cheaper price than anywhere i went. He took the time to talk to me about placing and the ins and outs of the piece I wanted. He seemed confident in what he could do, and his portfolio of work was pretty sweet. He asked only for a 20 dollar deposit (only 20 bucks?!) and we set an appointment for the next day. Next day I come in, and Josh gets to work. Great artist. He was in the zone and had me out super quick. And it came out better than I thought it would be. Shading was impeccable, and the art was very realistic. What I liked most about these guys is the environment of the shop. Super Clean, Friendly and hella chill. The customers here getting tatted with me where all comfortable as well. Travis and Rob, the other guys where doing there thing on customers too. Theirs turned out great. I would recommend this shop to anyone, and I  look forward to coming here in the future to get more work done on me. Read Less
Ed S.
21 Dec 2011
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I've been tattooed at numerous places around San Diego over the years, but it will be nowhere but Patriot from here on.  I've been visiting the shop and checking it out ever since Travis opened it, an... Read More
I've been tattooed at numerous places around San Diego over the years, but it will be nowhere but Patriot from here on.  I've been visiting the shop and checking it out ever since Travis opened it, and I finally got tattooed there a couple years ago for the first time.  I've been tattooed by both Travis and Rob, and they're both great.  Their prices are reasonable, and they're both exceptional artists.  I've sent at least 10 friends to Patriot since I started getting tattooed there, and every one of them was very satisfied.  Most of them returned several more times.  Travis did my full sleeve, and I get complimented on it all the time.Despite the neighborhood it's in, it is very clean and professional.  There aren't a bunch of derelicts hanging around the shop like some other shops.Their prices are more than fair, considering the quality of the work you'll receive.  You get what you pay for.  Make an appointment, they're busy for good reason. Read Less
John A.
12 Dec 2011
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Great tattoo artist. Phenomial attention to detail. Rob is a homo.
Aggie A.
12 Dec 2011
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Great tattoo artist. Phenomial attention to detail. Rob is a homo.
Zee H.
13 Aug 2010
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Got my very first tat yesterday (Friday the 13th, what better day??) and holy carp am I happy with the results!Travis, my artist and also the shop owner, did a fantastic job creating a realistic drago... Read More
Got my very first tat yesterday (Friday the 13th, what better day??) and holy carp am I happy with the results!Travis, my artist and also the shop owner, did a fantastic job creating a realistic dragonfly tattoo for me. Told him what I didn't want and he knew exactly what I had in mind. The shop itself is small (it's just Travis and Rob) but very clean. That being said, this is not a drop-in kind of place. Summer months, I was told, are their busiest. Make an appointment--and keep it. I only met Travis so I can only speak for him but he's incredibly polite and accomodating; made sure I was comfortable the entire time. I'm incredibly happy with my first ink experience and because Travis did such an awesome job...I think I might be officially hooked!4 stars only because this was my first time and don't really have anything to compare it to...but I'd happily give them 5 stars. Thanks Travis!!!(Dragonfly photo posted.) Read Less
Rachel R.
11 Mar 2010
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Rob is amazing!  He did a custom design for me and it was perfect!  He was reasonably priced as well.  Very nice guy and the work was great.  I have gotten so many compliments on my tat...the shading ... Read More
Rob is amazing!  He did a custom design for me and it was perfect!  He was reasonably priced as well.  Very nice guy and the work was great.  I have gotten so many compliments on my tat...the shading is crazy! Read Less
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