To better serve individuals and groups on the weekends, we're offering:

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

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 got a tattoo on my sternum by Ange back in March, my tattoo and my experience was top tier. Ange was very communicative with me and really listened to what I wanted for my tattoo. She was friendly and patient with me and made sure I was comfortable while she was tattooing. She gave clear healing instructions and it has healed great! I could not have asked for a better artist, tattoo or studio to go to. Will definitely becoming back in the future and have already recommended this place and Ange to several of my friends.

Faith P Avatar Faith P
July 29, 2021

I could not be happier with the entire experience. The shop is beautiful, clean, relaxed vibe with amazing art. Everyone was super nice and professional. Ange was incredible - talented, personable, good at communicating, and totally understood my abstract concept. If you're going to spend hours in one spot and so close to one person, I think it's important you genuinely like them and feel comfortable with them - and confident in their work and judgment. That's Ange - she is absolutely amazing. So talented, and just a good person. My piece turned out even better than I could have imagined, and I will absolutely be back!!!

Emily Hellman Avatar Emily Hellman
March 5, 2022

10/10 do recommend. Ange blew my expectations out of the water, I'm in love with my tattoo. Looks amazing.

Brittany Burchard Avatar Brittany Burchard
December 19, 2022


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!

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.

Tratyn Bush

Tratyn found his way to Sentient Tattoo Collective after several years as a graphic designer. After completing his apprenticeship, Tratyn has thrived as a tattooer and continues to refine his artistic skills. He enjoys traditional and neo-traditional tattoos but is still exploring other styles.

Xtian Carden

Xtian has been tattooing consistently since 2008. With vast experience, he is capable of tattooing in any style with enough preparation. He specifically enjoys stylized realism and black and gray.

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