Vivid Tattoo & Piercing

Vivid Tattoo & Piercing is a new tattoo experience that opened 7 years ago in San Diego’s Hillcrest community. We offer Tattoos as well as piercings in a clean & comfortable upscale environment. We have a friendly crew of ¬†talented and creative tattoo artists, and piercers. With over 60 years combined experience, our artists can make your ideas a reality. Your total satisfaction is our top priority. Come on in & check us out.

Vivid Tattoo is currently looking to hire a Tattoo Artist.

Please call or email if you are interested.

(619) 890-5018


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449 University ave, Suite 24 (upstairs) Hillcrest, San Diego, CA 1 (619) 487-0237

Vivid Tattoo Artists

Check out our talented Artists! Click on the arrows to view their work!

Steph Burnside- Owner


Steph has been tattooing for nearly 20 years. She is amazing at color realism. She loves all tattooing styles and prides herself on her diversity. She has Owned Vivid tattoo for 10 years. Come visit her and see how amazing she is for yourself!


Nate Peine: aka Karate Xplosion

(Origin unknown) this young artist has been flying through the galaxy for thousands of years.  He stopped zooming around space long enough to transform his art style into a yet seen style of tattoo! With focus on line work, abstract forms and one of a kind concepts, come see Nate for something completely different!

Gary Moltrup

Gary loves doing original custom work. He likes fine line, texture, and detail. Mostly black and grey shading but still down for any vibrant, colorful piece.

Andrew G

   Andrew’s specialty is versatility.  From large custom tattoos to photographic portraiture.  He will make your tattoo dreams come true.    

Thomas Blessing


Tom began his Tattoo Career as an Apprentice under Master Tattooer Kinzie Bolson at Big City Tattoo in 1992 and has been tattooing in San Diego ever since. He has Owned his own Shop – Tat2fiend Custom Tattoo (2006-2013). He said he is glad to still be around tattooing all of his wonderful clients. Now, WHO’S NEXT?

449 University Ave #24 (UPSTAIRS) San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 487 – 0237 (619) 890 – 5018