The Vishuddha is the name of the throat chakra in the chakra system. It is known as the center for creativity, truth, and voice among other things. So it was deemed fitting as the name for a space that ideally fosters those things. The atmosphere in the studio is purposefully organized in a way that promotes all these things for the artists and the collectors. As far as the tattoo process is concerned, clientele and artists alike spend a great deal of time in here.

Everything here has an added purpose of collectively instilling a level of comfort and enjoyment. The tattoo experience is one that isn’t easily forgotten so emphasis on it being a positive, beneficial, and, even on occasion, a healing experience is a rather important factor that is often overlooked. The artists are more than happily obligated with the intention of getting the clientele exactly what they need from this place. Next time your in San Diego come see us at the shop in South Park.




Our shop is predicated on the belief that the tattoo experience should be a positive one.


Always Sterile

Our shop is held to rigid safety and sanitary standards. Clean equipment is our priority.



Although we are always happy to talk about your project, we do require appointments.



Nothing we put on any one’s body comes off the wall. Everything is hand drawn for you.


Any Style

Our artists diversity is the strength of our shop. No matter what style we got you covered.



We are pretty rad dancers. Meet us at the ice-cream shop if you want to get soft served.


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Christopher Ryan

I am more than grateful to have the opportunity to work here. I am grateful to get to work with such wonderful clients and friends. I am grateful for my job. Please check out some of my work. I’d love to work with you on a project if you are nice and cool and stuff. Don’t be a jerk. Let’s get rad. Contact me with your ideas if you are serious. Lets make it happen. Simple as that.

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Chad Hartgrave

I’ve been making art most of my life, 20 years of tattoo experience and painting for with watercolor for 5 years. Also a musician of 30 plus years, currently bassist and vocals for the San Diego band “Archons” Also an audio engineer and guitar technician. I enjoy tattooing just about anything-although black and grey work is my favorite. Lets make it happen. Simple as that.

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Brandon Lee

Student of art, science, and thought. Illustrator, comic nerd, cartoon dork, space cowboy, gore hound, giant robot, human animal.Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Maecenas commodo enim risus, sed elementum odio euismod non. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Cum sociis natoque penatibus et magnis dis parturient montes, nascetur.

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Clayton Llewallen

I am a tattooer of people, doer of drawings, professor at many colleges in san diego – penniless nonetheless, revelator, driver of vintage vespas, nailbender, hammerswinger, screwturner, bouncer and keeper of the sacred boston terrier. Maecenas commodo enim risus, sed elementum odio euismod non. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit.


INK AND IRON Just got back from LA today and I’m exhausted. We spent the week end checking out the Ink and Iron show and yet again it was every thing I dreamed of and more. some of the best in the industry were there showing off their skills and tattooing for three days. Thanks to everyone who stopped by the booth. Christopher Ryan
ONE BODY Just got back from the ‘One Body’ Seminar in colorado. The place was beautiful and it was a chance to re-charge the betties while rubbing elbows with some tattooing big timers. The seminar focused on viewing the body as one form and everyone there was involved in the industry. All the spectators were either tattooers or apprentices. It really doesn’t get any better than that. I was really happy to be a part of its infancy. At the Adrian Lee ‘one body’ seminar. Sharing valuable information on working on a large scale. Christopher Ryan
SALT LAKE TRIP Hey everyone. I’m leaving the sunshine state to go visit some friends in Utah. I will be guest Tattooing at my friends’ studios “Twenty Seven” and Painted Temple. . I’m honored to work with such amazing artists that I am a big fan of and learn a great deal from. Please check out there websites and awesome portfolios. In the past I’ve also been honored to work at Good Times Tattoo and Zhen Tattoo, both of which I hope to work with again in the future. The great thing about all these studios is their specialization…they are a wealth of knowledge in there own unique ways and I am thankful for the opportunity to occasionally tap into their awesomeness! Christopher Ryan
THEVISHUDDHA X SKEPTIK When we approached our graphic designer Ian about sectioning off the shop for private sessions we had a few key needs: we wanted the room divider to be able to hide clients getting potentially private tattoos and we also wanted it to be discreet and fit the motif of the shop. After working with Ian and the folks over at Blindsgalore, I can say we are very happy with the results. Christopher Ryan


The Vishuddha - 2226 Fern St - San Diego, CA 92104