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To better serve individuals and groups at our tattoo shop in Tempe, we're offering:

WALK-IN WEDNESDAY: Catered to those looking to get their first tattoo.

FLASH FRIDAY: Artists have flash art available for walk-ins.

SUNDAY FUNDAY: Come get your Pinterest-inspired tattoos.

Walk-ins always welcome, but we recommend texting ahead when possible: 480-382-9219

Welcome to Sentient Tattoo Collective. Walk-in tattoos welcome 7 days a week.

Welcome to

Sentient Tattoo Collective - A Top Rated Walk-In Tattoo Shop in Tempe, AZ

Discover STC, Tempe's premier walk-in tattoo shop. Experience top-quality artistry in a welcoming environment, conveniently located in the heart of Tempe, AZ. Walk-in tattoos welcome 7 days a week.

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. Looking for a walk-in tattoo shop in Tempe? Walk-ins are welcome 7 days a week.

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!

Several of our tattoo artist specialize in fine line tattoos and single needle tattoos. These intricate tattoos can be incredibly detailed . If you are looking for an artist that specializes in fine line tattoo or single needle tattoos, be sure to check out our artist page to find the right fit for you.

Are you looking for flash tattoos in Tempe? Then come on in to Sentient Tattoo Collective! Our professional tattoo artists have lots of flash tattoo design options to choose from. Or feel free to bring in your own flash tattoo ideas that we can bring to life. On Flash Friday, we have artists available for flash tattoos – but you are welcome to come by any day of the week!

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.

Super talented tattoo artists who go the extra mile when it comes to caring for their clients. The environment is comfortable and inclusive. I cannot recommend Ange enough -- incredible work, cares for clients, and makes the tattoo experience very enjoyable.

Nicole Bradley Avatar Nicole Bradley
June 20, 2024

Very clean, modern shop. All of the artists are kind and considerate. I will for sure be coming back!

Chase Bosshart Avatar Chase Bosshart
December 29, 2022

This was my first time at Sentient and will definitely not be my last. The atmosphere as soon you walk in was inviting and full was some amazing artwork. I had a wonderful time getting to know my artist, Nyx, plus she gave me a killer pizza tattoo! I'm so excited to show off my new tattoo and hopefully send more people to Sentient. Thank you again!

Monique Rodriguez Avatar Monique Rodriguez
March 16, 2024


Tyson Weed

Tyson is the founder of Sentient Tattoo Collective. He brings over a dozen 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.

Ange McNeese

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!


Rosaland started working in the Body Art industry as a piercer in 2004, eventually becoming a tattooer in 2009. Rosaland’s first tattoo was Gir from Invader Zim.

Niki Davy

Niki is a mold maker and accomplished sculptor. She holds a BFA from ASU. Ask about her next exhibit! She is a Phoenix native and first generation American.


Nyx relocated to Arizona from Texas. Her tattooing style is neotraditional with an emphasis on blackwork and color. She is taking your walk-in tattoos today!

Celli Villarreal

Celli began her tattooing journey in permanent makeup and tiny tattoos which later blossomed into larger pieces. Her value for precision in tattooing faces translated well into body art. She is a well rounded artist specializing in fine line, American traditional, and geometric ornamental style tattoos. She also offers psychic tattoos where Celli creates tattoos based on the client’s reading. Come in for a walk-in tattoo or book ahead.

Mousie Leon

Mousie has been tattooing since 2019 but has loved art and tattooing most of her life. She is drawn to cultural art like Aztec art and has traveled to Mexico City and the pyramids to study and learn. She enjoys creating black and grey Chicano art tattoos.

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227 S. Smith Rd., Suite 101, Tempe, AZ 85288
Open daily 12pm - 8pm
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(480) 382-9219