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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  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!

    thumb Tamara Dice
    March 22, 2021

    5 star review  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!

    thumb jwilcox2001
    July 14, 2021

    5 star review  Amazing experience! This shop and all the artists are top-notch. Professional, friendly, caring, and attentive. The shop is beautiful. It’s bright and inviting, and there’s so much art work to look at! Cannot wait to come back. Highly recommend this place!

    thumb Cassius Pope
    August 1, 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.

Brandon Whistler

Brandon joins our collective from Pennsylvania. In addition to tattooing, Brandon enjoys photography and building old cars. He focuses on pop culture and black and grey realism tattoos.

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