Long gone is the era when tattoos were reserved for bikers, sailors, and tough guys. Nowadays, every docile office gal seems to have a tribal tat hidden somewhere under her charcoal suit. The question of tattoo possession isn’t if, it’s where. If you’re looking to get a little ink, set up an appointment with Freddy Corbin, the internationally respected artist-in-residence at Temple Tattoo. Corbin (aka “Mr. Nice Guy”) has the perfect chairside manner to ease you through an afternoon of inky injections. His designs are frequently published in tattoo trade pubs and are worn proudly around the bay (and around the globe, for that matter). But Temple is also tops for its impeccably sterile conditions, relaxed atmosphere, and the diversely skilled, capable staff. Best of all, the folks at Temple are there to serve the clients, not their own egos. So if you’ve always dreamed of having a permanent depiction of Daffy Duck jumping out of your butthole, at least here you won’t have to deal with any attitude.
FTW Tattoo Parlor
6536 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, 510-595-0389