What People Are Saying...

  •   I've been getting piercings and tats for over a decade. My regular piercer was out of town and I just needed an ear barbell and nose stud swapped out for different jewelry that I brought in. Despite the place being really dirty and looking like you can get tetanus there, I figured I would be fine cuz I brought my own jewelry, and it must be cheap (actually wasn't cheap at all!). Raquel struggled to put in both the nose stud and ear piercing. Just poking, stabbing, jiggling, for a long time. I thought she would just give up but she did eventually do it. This should have been a 2 minute painless process for any average piercer. It hurt more and my skin was more irritated and swollen than getting a new piercing. Her hands slipped repeatedly just screwing the ball of my nose stud in, and when I got home I realized she didn't screw it in at all so the ball was sticking out a lot from the barbell and I had to twist it down myself. She charged me $60, total rip off. I was hoping to buy new jewelry too but they didn't have anything there except for a few basic and poor quality pieces. I really question the judgement of people who go here for fresh piercings. Like everyone else said, would give 0 stars if I could. Go to SF literally anywhere else eg mission ink or black & blue tattoo.

    thumb Vladimir L.

      Came in ready for a piercing, got it done fairly fast. Felt like passing out but I didn't cry, would definitely get more piercing and even a tattoo. So far the piercing is clean and no signs of infection just pain every now and again but as expected.

    thumb Diane T.

      If I can get this please no stars I would but it won't allow me but a couple days ago I went into this place and just for simple tattoo because a lot of people that got tattoos there that I know told me I should go there so I did and and the stencil was nice and everything and I was happy with it the stencil and so right when I get off the table it looks nice but when I get home washed it and clean up it's trash like the lines are wobbly and some of the lines aren't Full lines and the color is a diarrhea color I asked for a green and so I go back there to tell him the next day about the tattoo and he blamed his bad tattoo on my depression and on my sexual assault and I was like wow like wow I just gave you feedback and now you're getting all defensive and blaming my depression and my sexual assault on your bad art that's not my problem and he said stop blaming me and I said I'm not blaming you sir I'm just telling you and being direct that you messed up on my tattoo I even asked you if you were OK to tattoo me and you said yes so I believed you and it's weird that a tattoo artists can get his license or whatever with shaky hands and on top of that for this shitty tattoo he charged me $115 and I basically got my ass robbed from this place so don't go here if you want a nice tattoo and a nice experience because you're not gonna get it and I hope the tattoo artist that I had gets his license revoked or something oh and the artist was flash

    thumb Bobbi G.
  •   Definitely a good local tattoo shop! Got a couple tattoos here done by Justin and he definitely killed it! He's very welcoming and patient with his customers! People always admire my tattoos and he's totally worth recommending!!

    thumb Mia M.

      Went in as a walk in today to get my nose pierced. Raquel pierced my nose and she did an amazing job! She was super sweet and made sure to make me feel comfortable! I had no idea of where I wanted the piercing positioned so I went based off of Raquel's advice and I am so glad I did. I will definitely be coming back for my belly button!

    thumb Savanna R.

      Lucky Van's is awesome. down to earth truly San Francisco people.
    will be back soon.

    you guys rock!

    thumb June C.
  •   0 stars if could. I went there to get a regular flat back piercing out of my nose. I didn't get other jewelry nor did I ask them to put other jewelry in my nose. JUST TO TAKE THE PIERCING OUT!! The process took nothing more than 3 minutes. The lady charged me $20!!! That is absolutely ridiculous! I believe her name is Raquel or something close to that. I WOULD NOT recommend this place ever ever ever to anybody !!!

    thumb Richelle M.

      Got my first tattoo done, and Dan was super nice and did a very great job on my tattoo. He made sure that he got it perfectly before he started, and definitely cares about his customers. Will definitely go back for another tattoo (2019)

    thumb Katya C.

      Went in for nipple piercing and it was a 10/10 experience. The piercer was professional and made me feel comfortable while getting it done. Highly recommend if you are a woman looking for somewhere to get them done.

    thumb Mariah N.
  •   Went in here for a lip piercing the other day (they do walk ins for piercings, first come first serve) and the piercer was so nice and chill! It was a fast & easy process; they have signs for people who are forgetful of aftercare and things like that which was nice :) I love my piercing and can't wait to get more done.

    thumb Yamilet P.

      Raquel is their piercer and does a good job on it ! Everyone is welcoming and LOVE the vibes they give off ! Definitely going back !

    thumb Bella L.

      Came in here for a cute heart on my finger which I was so excited for my very first tattoo and the guy Justin he told me NO NO NO it's gonna fadebut at the same time I didn't wanted my first tattoo to fade so I listened to him :( and then he recommended to do a heart somewhere else don't get me wrong niceee customer service but not for tattoos he fucked it up and is just so ugly  I don't recommend coming here thanks for ruining my first tattoo ever !

    thumb Bea C.
  •   It took me 30 years to decide what I wanted permanently on my body. My teen did a sketch with a pen on my hand last weekend and that did it for me. I went to get it a few days later and Junior was so considerate because it's my first tattoo (outside of my eyeliner). He took great care and I'm so thankful to have had him for my first non-cosmetic body art. It was something my daughter drew on my hand and I wanted it there forever.

    thumb D. S.

      Lucky Van's Tattoo: tatted by Justin, What I wanted vs what I got.. at "Lucky Van's Tattoo shop" refer by Mr. Lucky, he really fucked up my tattoo, cost me 250.00, Thank God for Street Dream tattoos the guy name Mike fix the mess Justin made now I'm happy

    thumb Denise E.

      I've been wanting a nose piercing for the longest and one day, today, I woke up and decided to get it. My friend recommended me this shop and when I went they were very professional, friendly and cleaned everything that was going to be touched by them/me. The lady who pierced my nose was extremely friendly to me (I assume she noticed how nervous I was hehe) she let me ask her questions about how to clean it and so on. Great place! If I could go back in time and do it all over again, I would. FYI if anyone's wondering, no it doesn't hurt. It feels like you're getting a vaccine shot except on your nose. Or at least that's how I can compare it to.

    thumb Lalo H.
  •   If I could give this place 0 stars I would.    I did a walk in hoping an artist was available  and one was Big Yogi You can't miss him, anyhow I told him the artwork I wanted and he went to the back and came up with a good design.  Mind you this  is  7 letters in old English lettering , so no rocket science here.  Anyways, blame me for not saying no.   But the man wanted to charge 700 Dollars for 7 letters.   7 of them.       Don't get me wrong,  i like the design. But Goddam bro, 700. Dollars and the letters aren't even in old english or too much detail to it.    Anyways  you  totally finesed me homey,    shame on you!!!!

    thumb Giancarlo C.

      So, I'm an honest person because I truly believe that's an important quality to have while journeying through life. This review will be honest and from the heart, no lies. I was looking for a tattoo shop while I vacation and this shop popped up. I looked for reviews and couldn't find many but people mostly said good or average things. I called the place, they answered, were friendly, had a $50 minimum so I figured why not. I got to the shop with my friend and it was a tiny little hole in the way. My friend went with the other artist and I got an artist named Yogi. I had sent two pictures of what I was looking for and Yogi showed me how he drew it out. He gave his honest opinion about size and placement but made sure to emphasize, it is MY tattoo and I should get exactly what I want. I sat down and was ready to see how this would turn out. I want to mention the other artist Junior who was friendly and very personable and was a bonus to the experience. But I want to make sure I say this properly.... I have a guy back home who is like family to me and Yogi is just some random guy. My last words before leaving the shop was "You weren't supposed to be this good." Because that's the truth. I am genuinely surprised more people do not review this shop because the talent that this man has is IMPECCABLE. Hands down the best work I have ever seen. He wanted to do my heart tattoo because it wasn't simple, he likes a challenge. He made the original piece look like a piece of garbage compared to the masterpiece he created. I kept telling him "you weren't supposed to be this good" but his favorite words of the night were " I'm not done yet" because Yogi is a perfectionist and has an eye for detail. And even that is the biggest understatement of the century. I live all the way in Chicago and would easily come back for another piece from him because he is MORE than THAT GOOD. Besides he was personable, funny, and made you feel very comfortable, his talent is something the whole world deserves to know about. He looks out for his customers and makes sure they will "walk out of the shop smiling at their new tattoo" as he told me at the beginning. He cares about his customers being happy and wants them to have artwork to show off and be proud to have on them. Words cannot describe how amazing this shop is. Yogi is THE best and I would recommend him to ANY person looking for a MASTERPIECE from someone who will not only pay attention to every detail, bit challenge himself to exceed the standards you are expecting. I cannot say it enough, I have never been so happy over a tattoo that has been done for that it exceeded any thought I expected it to turn out to be. I am so glad I chose this shop. It might be a small hole In the wall but I promise you, you will NOT regret choosing this shop. Thanks again Yogi for this impeccable work. I will GLADLY hop on a plane to come back and get more work done because it is THAT worth it. If I could give this place an infinite amount of Stars, I would because it's THAT good. Thanks again Yogi for your work!!!!

    thumb Ashley L.

      Really love the tattoo I got here back in November! They were super friendly and took good safety precautions, as well as have reasonable pricing. The only complaints I would would be the location doesn't feel the safest at night, we well as parts of my tattoo faded more while others didn't, leaving some lines thicker than others. I would go back again though!

    thumb Sara A.
  •   Walk in, good service, did the sketching pretty quick and really detailed got this done by junior chill and had a good conversation will be goin back for my future tat

    thumb Jayare P.

      Walk in, good service, did the sketching pretty quick and really detailed got this done by junior chill and had a good conversation will be goin back for my future tat

    thumb Aolani K.