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True Love Tattoo is proud to be celebrating its 15th year as one of the Bay Areas premier custom tattoo shops!!
“The Original” True Love Tattoo was established in 1998 by artist/owner David Moore as one of the first all custom tattoo shops in the Bay Area. David Moore has been tattooing for over 20 years and is an award winning and accomplished artist in most styles. True Love Tattoo is proud to have had many very talented and well respected artists as part of our crew and family over the last 15 years. Working hard to uphold a standard of professionalism and artistic ability that has been well respected in the worldwide tattoo community.
True Love Tattoo takes pride in being a well rounded, diverse shop capable of many styles of custom tattoo. While striving to provide a safe, calm, professional , and friendly environment. We have artists proficient in traditional American, and Japanese design as well as black and grey, portraits, lettering, realism, geometry, and new skool design. David Moore has been specializing in large scale traditional Japanese design for the last 10 years. As well as large scale black and grey, and traditional American design. (David Moore tattoos by appointment only!) The shop is open 1-8pm Tue-Sun for appointments, and walk-ins! And Mon 1-8pm by appointment by our crew of talented and professional artists! Please check out our artists portfolio pages, and come visit the shop!
True Love Tattoo is located at: 2700 San Pablo Ave. Berkeley, CA View Map »
Phone: 510.841.LOVE (5683)
LISTEN to your tattooer & ask questions if you have them. Each artist may have their own instructions, but it’s pretty straight forward:
*Leave the bandage on for at least 2-4 hours.
*Remove bandage in shower or wash the tattoo immediately after removing bandage.
*Use fragrance-free / anti-bacterial soap
*Do Not put tattoo in mainstream of shower spray; wash gently with clean hands only.
*Pat dry with clean towel
*Do Not re-bandage tattoo after initial bandage is removed
*Apply a THIN layer of AQUAPHOR brand ointment after dry. This may be done 2-3 times per day for no more than the first few days.
*After first few days the tattoo may be dry and flakey. During this stage, a fragrence-free, dye-free, lotion may be applied. Brands such as- Cetaphil or Eucerin are recommended.
DURING THE HEALING PROCESS:
*DO NOT pick or scratch your tattoo, swim in chlorine or the ocean, sweat heavily, or otherwise soak the tattoo in water.
*DO NOT use sunscreen, aloe, vitamin E, or Neosporin on a healing tattoo
*AVOID direct sunlight on a healing tattoo
*NO tanning beds!