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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.

I worked with Ivan who is AMAZING! He was very responsive to emails and texts before I came in. I haven’t gotten a tattoo for 19 years…so what I thought I knew about the process was very outdated. Ivan was quick, but detailed. His sketches were right on point. His pricing is fair and to be honest, he could probably charge more based on the quality of his work. The parlor was very, very clean. They even offered snacks and beverages, which I thought was cute 🙂 I will DEFINITELY be going back for more!!!!

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May 13, 2022

Booked an appointment for my first tattoo with Nathan who is an extremely talented, friendly, and all around great guy to go to for a first tattoo. I had a very long session with Nathan and he helped comfort me the whole time since it was my first tattoo. All I can say is Nathan knows what he is doing and WILL not disappoint you. I would recommend this amazing, clean, and cool shop to anyone. The surrounding artists seemed very professional and respectful as well. 10/10 experience!

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July 14, 2021

This place has 5/5 stars and it's NO SURPRISE WHY. I wanted a very specific tattoo for my birthday two weeks ago and I sent in the image (a painting my best friend made of a Saguaro that I thought might be hard to transform into a tattoo but Ivan, a true ARTIST, did seamlessly), having never been before. Kate knew exactly who to pair me up with -- who I've already gushed over, Ivan -- and they did not let me down. I am OBSESSED. This was the first tattoo I'd gotten in the area (others had been down in Tucson and back on the East Coast) and you best believe I'll be back .. Maybe especially hopefully if Ivan still wants someone as a canvas for a Devil's Tongue Cactus? .. I could just praise praise praise this place. GO THERE!

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July 2, 2021


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

After spending a few years in Massachusetts, Nathan moved back to Arizona to join the crew at Sentient Tattoo Collective. Nathan’s tattooing style includes bold lines and bright colors. He is the only artist at the shop to have defeated Ruby and Emerald Weapon in Final Fantasy 7.

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.

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.

Lindsey Leopard

Lindsey joins our collective with over 17 years of tattooing experience. Originally from Pittsburgh, she loves doing pet portraits, anything in corpse paint, bugs, everything that is creepy and cute. Lindsey enjoys color work but is always down for black work; her specialities are custom work and flash designs.

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