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Shop hours:
12pm-10pm Sun-Thu
12pm-12am (mid
night) Fri-Sat

Piercing Hours:
12pm-8pm Tue-THU
12pm-9pm Fri-SAT

Walk-Ins Always Welcome
Shop minimum for tattoos: $100

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About Us

Established in 2018 by owner and artist Gordo Smeed, a 25 year veteran of the local tattoo community, Locally Famous Tattoo boasts a huge team of artists, featuring both up and comers in the industry, and long time experts of the trade. Our artists specialize in a wide array of styles, from portraiture, to black and grey realism, American/Japanese traditional, and full color Neotraditional and New Skool. Delivering quality tattoos for the whole family, Locally Famous strives to provide a safe, clean, welcoming environment for all our clients. Come see us today, and let us help bring your tattoo ideas to life. Walk-Ins are always welcome.

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Tattoo Artists


Gordo  Smeed  (owner)

Tattooing Since: 1996

Mentors: John Lloyd (Orange County)

Influences: Robert Williams, Ralph Bakshi, Leo Zulueta, Corey Miller, Bill Canales, Ron Earhart, Joe Capobianco

From: North County, San Diego

Gordo has an appreciation for all tattoo styles, and does not limit himself to a single specialty or narrow range of artistry. His books are always open for both new and returning clients, and Gordo prides himself being accessible to everyone, so that clients don't have to wait for months just to get work from him. As the shop owner, Gordo's humble  approach to tattooing keeps him sharp and fresh for every client project that comes through the door.