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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.


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Piercing Since: 2018

Mentors: Chad "Chato" Gifford, Ricky Ormsby

Influences: Elayne Angel, Fakir Musafar, Jim Ward, Steve Haworth

From: North County, San Diego


Trained and mentored by two local legends in the tattoo and piercing industry, who had over 35 years of combined professional experience between them, Ollie the Impaler brings a wealth of knowledge and skill to their piercing practice. With a formal educational background in anthropology and philosophy, Ollie has a deep love and appreciation for the history of body modification, and its various manifestations as both personal, and cultural forms of expression. Prior to their current home at Locally Famous Tattoo in San Marcos, CA, Ollie the Impaler pierced with Fatkid Tattoo, and Grand Legacy Tattoo in Escondido, CA.

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Tattoo & Piercing Shop

💥All Tattoo Styles Welcomed Here💥
Walk-in Availability!
Private Studio Rooms
744 Grand Avenue Suite 101 San Marcos, CA 92078

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