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I'm Joe Parker . . . I've been tattooing happy clients for many years. Check out my work, my philosphy - we should collaborate on your next tattoo.

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Joe Parker, That would be me!

I’m an artist and tattooer in the Bay Area. I began drawing as soon as I could hold a crayon. I have explored many mediums. I started my career in Boca Raton, Florida as a body piercer in 2000. By 2006 I was tattooing full-time in Florida.  

We opened East Bay Tattoo, a custom Tattoo Studio in Oakland, which I co-own with Barnaby Williams, on July 1, 2018.  Oakland is a fantastic town that we are happy to be a part of. Come in and visit us, it's a great place, we have a shop full of talented artists.

We are located at 516 East 18th Street Oakland, California.  Shop hours are Tues - Sun 12pm-8pm call  the shop at 510-523-1743.  Walk-ins welcome!

Give me a call at (561) 376-3455 to talk about the tattoo you’ve always wanted or email me at

Why I Tattoos

For me, tattooing is all about the entire experience, it's not merely the imagery, it's the experience of someone who is truly happy with their tattoo.

Why I Piercing

Piercing is your first contact with a customer, it's often the beginning of our friendship. If the customer is afraid of tattoo you can start with a body piercing and it can be beautiful.

My Favourite Music

I like audio books, can't help it, when I spend time in traffic I'm listening to a great story.

Tattoos by Joe Parker

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How may I help you today?

  • She had a flower tattoo on her wrist — What does that mean? he asked Absolutely nothing she said,it's just a flower
    — C. JoyBell C. —

  • Show me a man with a tattoo and I'll show you a man with an interesting past
    — Jack London —

  • If the body is a temple, then tattoos are its stained glass windows
    — Vince Hemingson —

  • and miles to go before I sleep
    — Robert Frost —

After Care - Tattoos

  • Remove bandage after 3-6 hours and wash with mild fragrance freee soap in warm water. Be sure to remove all plasma. Pat or let air dry for 15 minutes. Never Re-bandage!
  • Apply a plain fragrance free white hand lotion (e.g., Vaseline Intensive Care) apply as you normally would.
  • Tattoo will begin to flake and peel like a sunburn-this is normal.
  • Do NOT pick the flakes off or scratch the tattoo! Yeah, we know it itches. This may cause both ink to fall out and unwanted scarring. That would be very bad!
  • Avoid tight clothing for the first two weeks.
  • Wash your tattoo once daily in the shower.
  • DO NOT soak or submerge the tattoo in water for at least two weeks (Especially public swimming pools).
  • If you have any questions, call your tattoo artist immediately.


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