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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. Founded by two tattoo artists with over 20 years of combined experience, this co-operative space is home to a creative environment for artists of all types. Walk-in clients are welcome although we suggest making an appointment if possible. 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.

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.

Sentient Tattoo Collective
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Jessica Heilman
Jessica Heilman
17:50 20 Mar 20
The crew over at Sentient is amazing! Super friendly and welcoming. . . Extremely clean and professional. . . They care... about you as a client and their craft. Highly recommend popping in for your next piece! Tyson Weed is amazing, always putting out great work! Thank you, thank you, thank you!read more
Ty Fahlman
Ty Fahlman
13:46 19 Mar 20
Charles is the MAN. I have been going to a few different places over the years but this is definitely the cleanest,... coolest, most professional tattoo shop I’ve ever seen with the most talented artists. Everyone is super friendly and knowledgeable; Charles took the time to get my design right and make sure I was 100% happy with the results. Can’t recommend enough. Definitely going back!read more
Todd Harris
Todd Harris
14:30 15 Mar 20
This place is a cut above the rest. Ivan was the best. I can't give him enough thanks for being so nice and... professional. If you're an "old man" like me looking to get a tattoo for the first time defiantly check this place out first. If anything, you'll love the beautiful artwork they have in their gallery.read more
Derek Rao
Derek Rao
19:02 11 Mar 20
I've been getting tattooed by Nathan for close to 10 years now and he never disappoints. I moved out of AZ recently and... just flew back to see him for a bunch of work. He has a huge range and I'd trust him to tattoo anything. We just finished a tree of life/rose piece which came out amazing. We also started a dragon piece which I couldn't be happier with. He is professional, will give you quality work and anyone who goes to him will be glad you did. I will continue flying back to see him.The new shop is awesome too. It is at a great location, it's very clean and when you walk in, it is an extremely inviting and open space. All of the artists are friendly, honest and will make sure you have a great experience and leave happy. I will always recommend Sentient Tattoo to anyone who is looking for work in AZ. Definitely check them out, you will not be disappointed!read more
Kelsey Cartier
Kelsey Cartier
04:31 09 Feb 20
My favorite tattoo shop, full of my favorite artists! I’m so pleased with my experiences here over the last few... months. If you’re looking for a clean new spot with lots of space to feel comfortable while getting tattooed; this is the spot! The artists are all very skilled and welcoming to new clientele. I would recommend this shop to anyone looking around!read more
Brandon Shaw
Brandon Shaw
05:21 29 Jan 20
Went to Nathan at Sentient Tattoo on a whim for a Sunday night tattoo. Him & Tyson stayed out late for my friend & I... when they took a same day appointment.Nathan’s tattooed over 15yrs and it shows! I only have 2 tattoos, but his work is phenomenal. Great customer service, amazing vibes, friendly owners and Michael Scott Orange Puffs on tap with the neatest art around.*hit these fellas up* it’s top notchread more
Claire Duvall
Claire Duvall
18:52 03 Jan 20
I have been going to Charles for work on my sleeve for about three years now and I walk away from each session utterly... shocked at how amazing he is. His line work alone is impeccable and his attention to detail is absolutely insane. Charles is super accommodating to my sporadic ideas and is so beyond creative with the ideas that I give him. I live in Flagstaff and I make the three hour commute just to have his work on me. Definitely the best place for all your tattoo needsread more
Addison Farmer
Addison Farmer
22:14 27 Nov 19
I have known Tyson for several years and he is the tattoo artist for my ENTIRE family. When he told me that he was... going to create his own shop, I was so excited to see what he was going to come up with. And here we have it, Sentient Tattoo Collective. The shop is super clean and the whole process is easy. Tyson has a gentle hand and makes the tattoo experience something to remember. His creativity and technical ability are what make Tyson the best, and his ability to make you laugh is unmatched.I highly recommend this shop and I highly recommend Tyson. He will have you feeling so comfortable and taken care of you will not even feel the needle piercing your skin, but you will be blown away with the final product.read more
Kate Hartley
Kate Hartley
02:34 31 Oct 19
Hands down the BEST tattoo shop in Arizona! Incredibly talented artists and a clean, beautiful shop. Everyone is so... welcoming and positive 🙂 Love this place!!read more
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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.

Charles Taylor

Charles is the co-founder of Sentient Tattoo Collective. Born in Phoenix, AZ, he started tattooing in 2012 and now specializes in neo-traditional, traditional, illustrative, and geo/mehndi work. Charles’ goal as a tattoo artist is to make clients feel at home when they get tattooed and translate their ideas into beautiful works of art on their skin.

Nathan Zerbach

For the past several years, Nathan was tattooing at Lucky’s Tattoo & Piercing in Boston, MA. He recently moved back to Arizona and joined the crew at Sentient Tattoo Collective. A longtime friend of Tyson and Charles, 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.

Rob Teron | Sentient Tattoo Collective

Rob Teron

With over 10 years of experience, Rob has established a solid reputation for sharp, quality tattoo work across a variety of tattoo styles. Whether you’re a seasoned collector or it’s your first tattoo, know that you’re in good hands with Rob.

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