Celebrating our 70th Anniversary!
Located in the heart of the historic Gaslamp Quarter of downtown San Diego you will discover a tattoo parlor rich in history and tradition. Welcome to Tahiti Felix's Master Tattoo Parlor.
Established in 1949 by legendary tattooer "Tahiti Felix" Lynch, it remains the oldest operating tattoo parlor on the west coast of America offering classic traditional Americana as well as complete custom tattooing in many other styles. America’s oldest family owned and operated tattoo parlor and oldest west of the Mississippi river since 1949.
Open everyday at 12 noon til 8pm weekdays and open late on Friday and Saturday.
Tahiti Felix's Master Tattoo Parlor is located at 924 5th avenue between E St. and Broadway across the street from the Wyndham Resort & The Melting Pot. Our amazing line up of full time artists and guest artists from around the world are ready to make your next or even "very first tattoo", a safe and memorable experience!
We are proud to have the largest collection of original hand painted vintage flash on display dating back to the early 1930's thru the 1960's all in our lobby. In addtion, we also showcase antique tattoo machines and artifacts of the last 60 years making Tahiti Felix's a must stop for both visitors and tattoo enthusiasts world wide!
It's no wonder we were listed as the top vintage tattoo parlor in the world by Sailor Jerry Rum in 2011!
Give us a follow on Instragram @mastertattoo1949 and our Aussi parlour @mastertattoo1949australia
Lastly, at Tahiti Felix's Master Tattoo, we use single-use disposable inks, tubes and needles. All Steel tubes used are autoclave sterilized and dated to ensure the safety of our clients as well as our staff. Pre & post tattoo etiquette ensures all hospital/health dept protocols against bloodborne pathogens are met. Your safety and the safety of our artists & staff are our priority and will ensure a pleasant experience for all!
On behalf of Gil, Al, Phil, Joshua, Buddy, Pappy, and Horacio at Team Master's USA as well as team Master's Australia, we welcome you aboard!