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Insight Studios Oceanside (previously About Face Tattoo) first opened its doors in 1998 as Oceanside’s oldest tattoo shop and then changed names to Insight Oceanside in 2017, priding ourselves in quality artwork and professionalism. Our 6 licensed artists can help turn your tattoo ideas into reality in a clean and comfortable environment using hospital grade sterilization procedures. All of our artists are BBP Certified.

We’re open 7 days a week for consultations, walk-ins, and appointments.

Every artist at Insight attends an annual blood-borne pathogens and principles of infection control training course, which meets the requirements of OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910.1030.

Insight Studios offers weekly autoclave spore-testing in Oceanside. The results are kept on-site to ensure that our equipment is sterilized using the highest standards in the tattoo/piercing industry.

At Insight Studios our specialty is custom tattooing. The selection of “flash” (pre-drawn artwork) is extremely limited but available to build ideas upon. With the skill and talent of the artists working at Insight Studios, there is never a reason to “pick a design off the wall.”  A tattoo is something personal that deserves personal attention in creating the tattoo. We focus on making each and every tattoo as unique as the person getting it. The only way you will ever have the same tattoo done at Insight Studios as someone else is if it was planned that way. You never have to worry about seeing someone with your tattoo if you get it custom designed for you by an artist.

Please feel free to come by, ask questions, and get a feel for the shop. In addition to the work on this site, we also have portfolios and artwork hanging on the walls. We want our customers to feel comfortable about getting a professional tattoo from us.


Thank you so much for taking the time to read this and for considering us for your tattoo.

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