Best Tattoo Parlors in SD: Flying Panther & El Pantera Tattoos


Flying Panther Tattoo has expanded into the Barrio Logan Art District! The next time you are at Border X Brewing or Salud!, walk just around the corner to the historic “Jack’s Island” to check out our new location – El Pantera Tattoo.

If you are looking for the best classic tattoo parlor in San Diego, either way you have come to the right place. At both locations you are guaranteed beautiful custom tattoo art by world famous tattoo artists.


The tattoo artists at Flying Panther Tattoo tower above the rest. Originally from San Antonio, Rob Benavides spent years perfecting his craft before he opened his own San Diego tattoo parlor. Specializing in an American traditional style with a distinctive Latin flair, he saw a need for a no-nonsense, classic, traditional tattoo shop with tattoo artists from a diverse backgrounds. Flying Panther Tattoo was born out of this desire.

No matter what style of tattoo you want: American Traditional, Traditional Japanese, Black and Grey, Pin-up, Photo Realism, Tribal, Celtic, Portrait, or Lettering, Flying Panther Tattoos has you covered.

“Flying Panther is the only place I am going. In fact, I go in all the time. What they do there is more than pictures on my skin. It is artwork I have with me everywhere I go. There is not a time when I am out that I don’t get compliments on my tattoos. Luckily, I keep a stack of Rob’s cards on hand.” ~Rachael A.

Yes, You’ve Found the Best Tattoo Parlor in San Diego

Flying Panther Tattoo is where the pro’s go. We currently work with the best San Diego tattoo artists: Rob Benavides, Chris Smith, Jackie Dunn Smith, Micah Caudle, Dominic Vasquez, Mykil Zep, Aidan Monahan, and Susan Kidder. Each artist at Flying Panther Tattoo has a style unto their own. Most that regularly go to Flying Panther have been tattooed by more than one of us. We also regularly feature guest tattoo artists who bring their own talent and artwork to our shop. If you see your favorite artist as a visitor, get your appointment in quick because they will sell out. Our artists also become featured artists at shops and conventions around the country and internationally.

For the cleanest and most excellent tattoo parlor in San Diego, look no farther than Flying Panther Tattoo. Bring in your own artwork or let one of the preeminent tattoo artists of our time create a masterpiece you will have for a lifetime.