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Sentient Tattoo Collective

The top-rated tattoo shop in Tempe, AZ

Sentient Tattoo Collective is a tattoo studio and fine art gallery in Tempe, AZ. Home to award-winning tattoo artists with a combined experience of over 50 years, this cooperative space is a creative environment for artists of all types. If you are looking to get tattooed, we suggest that you call ahead for availability. Whether it’s your first tattoo or your fiftieth tattoo, our artists will help bring your tattoo ideas to life.

One of the most important elements of Sentient Tattoo Collective is the community. The artists have partnered up with Free Arts For Abused Children to offer art classes and tutorials for kids who may not have a creative outlet at home. Art has transformed and inspired the lives of the Sentient Tattoo Collective artists, and our hope is that sharing our creative expression through mentorship and volunteerism will have a positive impact on the Tempe community.

Sentient Tattoo Collective is committed to your safety. All artists are professional tattooers that receive annual bloodborne pathogen training and CPR certifications. Our studio is clean and sanitary. Artists use medical-grade, packaged, and sterilized versions of each tool used on clients. Needles are never re-used. Your artist will use disposable gloves and will ensure the area of your skin being tattooed is clean and disinfected. The customer comes first at Sentient Tattoo Collective so you can be sure that your artist will make sure you feel safe and comfortable for your tattoo experience.

We are proud to offer a vegan tattoo experience for anyone who is interested. All of our tattoo artists use vegan-friendly ink and can use vegan-friendly soap upon request. Please do not hesitate to ask!

Come by and check out our unique tattoo shop just east of ASU’s main campus in Tempe and south of Tempe Marketplace. Contact us at (480) 382-9219 or sentienttattoo@gmail.com.

    5 star review  I got a tattoo from Ivan at the beginning of April. The shop was clean and tidy. There was a very calming effect it had to it. Music wasn’t too loud, everything was awesome if you ask me. The temperature was a tiny bit warm for my own personal taste, but 15/10 will be going back for more tattoos. Will recommend!

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    5 star review  I’m pretty new to the tattoo scene and I made the very bold decision to have my first be a commemorative watercolor tattoo located on my shoulder AND neck because I am my own worst enemy! Talking to Ange about the concept was very easy—she’s a great conversationalist—and despite my very scatter-brained grasp of what it was I wanted, she delivered on every conceivable level. Seeing as this was my first, I didn’t fully understand my boundaries—Ange was fully prepared to be able to walk me through and help me prepare for the pain and for the healing and I’m so grateful to have had the opportunity to be tattooed by her. As for the Collective itself, the tattoo spaces were all impeccably clean and fabulously organized, and the artists all got along and were familiar with each other’s projects, it was inspiring to see! I wholeheartedly recommend this space for your next tattoo!

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    5 star review  Searching for an artist may be a challenge; I am very happy with Ali and Sentient! Beyond expectation on both fronts... Ali was 'in the zone'! She has provided me with a wonderful lifelong companion (tattoo) that is exactly what I envisioned. Sentient was very accommodating from the moment I walked through their door into a very well kept environment. I was impressed with the immediate attention I received and excellent customer service through the appointment process. And your floors are amazing!

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Tyson Weed

Tyson is the co-founder of Sentient Tattoo Collective. He brings over ten years of tattoo experience to Tempe. Tyson has had a passion for art ever since he was a kid.Tyson specializes in Asian tattoos, constantly inspired by dragons, koi fish, finger waves, flowers and other elements of Japanese culture.

Nathan Zerbach

For the past several years, Nathan was tattooing at Lucky’s Tattoo & Piercing in Boston, MA. He moved back to Arizona and joined the crew at Sentient Tattoo Collective. A longtime friend of Tyson, Nathan’s tattooing style is traditional with bold lines and bright colors.

Ivan Kapusta

Always ready for a new adventure, Ivan originally hails from San Jose, Costa Rica. His passion for nature-inspired art shines through in his tattoos. Ivan specializes in traditional and black and gray tattoos.

Ali Morgainne

Seeker of art and reacher of the stars. Ali joins the Sentient crew from a tattoo shop in Phoenix. She brings energy and a positive vibe to our Collective. Ali enjoys combining traditional and new school tattooing styles to create her own unique signature.

Ange Cossette | Tattoo artist

Ange Cossette

Ange has a Bachelor’s degree in Painting and Ceramics and is inspired by modern art. She is an expert in contemporary, fine line, and watercolor tattoos. If you’re looking for a watercolor or fine line/single-needle tattoo artist in Tempe, Ange is the one!

Kendall Wallor

Originally from the Midwest, Kendall joined our collective after visiting for a guest spot. We liked her so much we asked her to stay. Kendall specializes in illustrative realism and anime tattoos. Whether you’re a seasoned collector or it’s your first tattoo, know that you’re in good hands with Kendall.

Contact Us
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227 S. Smith Rd., Suite 101, Tempe, AZ 85281
Open daily 12pm - 8pm
Call us
(480) 382-9219