Our studio handles walk-ins everyday.
You are welcome to come in without an appointment to get tattooed. However, if you want a specific artist, an appointment may be necessary.

We are booked anywhere from three days to eleven months in advance, depending on which artist you are seeking and what their schedule is like.

Local clients from the greater Modesto area can just stop by the studio and drop off deposits anytime. Please note that we require cash for all appointments made in-studio. Bring in any reference material you would like us to review while creating your piece (sketches, photos, print-outs, paintings, t-shirts, etc.) and we will file them with your deposit receipt. If you are coming from out of state, we require that a $100 deposit in the form of a money order be sent to the studio, made out to the artist you are seeing.
We Are at Conventions … All the TIme

How do I get an appointment at a convention on the Tour Schedule? There are two ways to get a convention appointment: just give us a call and we will set it up, or email attending artists directly. Our artists are rarely at a convention with an opening for tattooing, so an advanced deposit is almost always required if you want to get tattooed.

Check out our revamped blog section and our new calendar for upcoming events and convention dates. We hope everyone enjoys the new look of the shop. Make sure to come down and check it out.

Safety, Safety, Safety!!! All Foundation artists are certified in:

Booking Our Artists
Should I only book one appointment at a time? NO! Please do not do that if you're getting large scale work. If you wait six months to book your next appointment, it might not be but once a year you actually get tattooed.

When in doubt, book extra slots! Many clients have suffered in the past because they waited until each appointment day to book the next one.

You are responsible for booking your own time. Let us know how often you would like to be tattooed and we will make it happen.

We would rather finish everything we start ASAP rather than have scheduling frustrations later. We love our clients and always feel bad telling them, "Sorry…all booked." Line 'em up!
Prices
Studio artists will price either by the hour or by the piece, whichever applies.

The general shop rate is $100 per hour.


We are extremely affordable and moderately priced considering the level of artistry provided. Foundation Tattoo Parlor is one of the area's TOP studios, but no one here suffers from delusional ego trips or inflated pay rates. We just want to put out great tattoos! Our prices are the same as other local California studios – our minimum fee in the public studio is only $100 bucks! Large work will be done in sessions, so the client only pays for work done that day (no one will be expected to pay for an entire piece up front, just the individual session). This breaks it up for you as a client so that large work can be done without breaking your piggybank.

 
 

New Location at 1433 11th Street, Modesto

 

If pouring all of our creative and artistic abilities into creating beautiful art on your body will make you happy, then we want to make you happy. At Foundation, we will strive to make your tattoo as fun, safe, and enjoyable an experience as possible with results you can wear proudly for a lifetime. Check out the nice things people all over Northern California having been saying about us:
The shop is awesome too, filled with really friendly guys. In fact, I was so happy with how everything looked and healed that i went back in about 4 weeks later and got a second tattoo!
When we walked (in) ... we were greeted by a very clean and spacious shop ... very friendly and knowledgeable staff and no pressure ... They answered all of our questions and took the time to make us feel comfortable .
Honest Abe ROCKS! I gave him several ideas on what I wanted and he gave me the perfect tattoo. It was more than I could have hoped for. The price was great. Quality work!
One word: Jeremy. I've only had one tattoo done by him thus far but I have never even considered going to another artist ... He did a great job, took a picture of a tattoo I found and made it my own. He was fast, friendly and thorough.
Everyone in this shop is an amazing artist and always produces great tattoos! The shop is always clean and very cozy and welcoming when you enter... I always suggest FTP to anyone who asks where to go!
I called today about getting my tattoo done that was supposed to be done by someone else yesterday, and not only did they get me in same day, they gave me a GREAT price.
These guys aren't playin!
They are true artists and good business men.
I'd recommend this shop in a heart beat.
The artists are very accomodating and will do their absolute best to fit you in and give you the tattoo you WANT. I recommend this shop to all my friends and people looking to get their first tattoo...or even their last.
They were happy to have me visit the shop first and bring my design concept to talk about before making an appointment, and the deposit they asked for was small.
Brook explained everything to me ... she spent a lot of time putting the stencils exactly where I wanted them, was very gentle and kept conversation with me the entire time. Needless to say, I'll be back to Foundation, especially to Brook.

Featured Work:
  • all
  • Animals
  • Black and Grey
  • Contemporary
  • David Irizarry
  • Featured
  • Floral
  • Honest Abe
  • Jeremy Tyler
  • Luis
  • Photorealism
  • Portraits
  • Scotty B
  • Script
  • Traditional
Compass by Izzy
Compass by Izzy. To make an appointment with Izzy, please contact the shop.
Sacred Beast
Sacred Beast by Izzy. To make an appointment with Izzy, please contact the shop.
Pink Roses by Izzy
Lady Dracula by Izzy. To make an appointment with Izzy, please contact the shop.
Lady Dracula by Izzy
Black Roses by Jeremy Tyler
Black Roses by Jeremy Tyler. To make an appointment with Jeremy, please contact the shop.
Beautiful Astronaut by Jeremy Tyler.
Beautiful Astronaut by Jeremy Tyler. To make an appointment with Jeremy, please contact the shop.
Lion and Roses by Jeremy Tyler
Lion and Roses by Jeremy Tyler. To make an appointment with Jeremy, please contact the shop.
Bare Tree by Jeremy Tyler
Bare Tree by Jeremy Tyler. To make an appointment with Jeremy, please contact the shop.
Jesus with a Flower by Abe
Jesus with a Flower by Abe. To make an appointment with Abe, please contact the shop.
Death-head Moth in Grey by Honest Abe
Death-head Moth in Grey by Honest Abe. To make an appointment with Abe, please contact the shop.
Black Rose by Honest Abe
Black Rose by Honest Abe. To make an appointment with Abe, please contact the shop.
Hand on Heart by Honest Abe.
Hand on Heart by Honest Abe. To make an appointment with Abe, please contact the shop.
Open Heart by Honest Abe
Open Heart by Honest Abe. To make an appointment with Abe, please contact the shop.
Brixley by Honest Abe
Brixley by Honest Abe. To make an appointment with Abe, please contact the shop.
Magneto by Honest Abe
Magneto by Honest Abe. To make an appointment with Abe, please contact the shop.
Smoking Skull by Honest Abe
Smoking Skull by Honest Abe. To make an appointment with Scotty, please contact the shop.
Frankenstein's Monster by Scotty B.
Frankenstein's Monster by Scotty B. To make an appointment with Scotty, please contact the shop.
Desert Sunset by Scotty B.
Desert Sunset by Scotty B. To make an appointment with Scotty, please contact the shop.
What if you fly? by Scotty B.
What if you fly? by Scotty B. To make an appointment with Scotty, please contact the shop.
Choice Cuts by Scotty B.
Choice Cuts by Scotty. To make an appointment with Scotty, please contact the shop.
Pumpkin Head Girl by Scotty
Pumpkin Head Girl by Scotty. To make an appointment with Scotty, please contact the shop.
Houses of the Holy by Scotty B.
Houses of the Holy by Scotty. To make an appointment with Scotty, please contact the shop.
Watercolor Butterfly by Scotty B.
Watercolor Butterfly by Scotty. To make an appointment with Scotty, please contact the shop.
Raven with Roses by Scotty B.
Raven with Roses by Scotty. To make an appointment with Scotty, please contact the shop.
Yellow Bird by Scotty B.
Yellow Bird by Scotty. To make an appointment with Scotty, please contact the shop.
Vader with Flowers by Scotty B.
Vader with Flowers by Scotty. To make an appointment with Scotty, please contact the shop.
Death Head Moth by Scotty B.
Death Head Moth by Scotty. To make an appointment with Scotty, please contact the shop.
Rose and Dagger by Scotty B.
Rose and Dagger by Scotty. To make an appointment with Scotty, please contact the shop.
Red Robin by Luis
Red Robin by Luis. To make an appointment with Luis, please contact the shop.
Screaming Eagle by Luis
Screaming Eagle by Luis. To make an appointment with Luis, please contact the shop.
B and G Snake by Luis
Black and Grey Snake by Luis. To make an appointment with Luis, please contact the shop.
Hand and Rose by Luis
Hand and Rose by Luis. To make an appointment with Luis, please contact the shop.
Gypsy Girl by Luis
Gypsy Girl by Luis. To make an appointment with Luis, please contact the shop.
Black & Grey Demon by Luis
Black and Grey Demon, by Luis. To make an appointment with Luis, please contact the shop.
Black & Grey Ouroboros by Luis
Black & Grey Ouroboros, by Luis. To make an appointment with Luis, please contact the shop.
Celtic Star Flower by Luis
Celtic Star Flower, by Luis. To make an appointment with Luis, please contact the shop.
Green Robin by Luis
Green Robin, by Luis. To make an appointment with Luis, please contact the shop.
Medusa by Luis
Black and Grey Floral, by Medusa. To make an appointment with Luis, please contact the shop.
Red Rose by Luis
Red Rose, by Luis. To make an appointment with Luis, please contact the shop.
Black and Grey Floral by Luis
Black and Grey Floral by Luis. To make an appointment with Luis, please contact the shop.
Smooches, a beloved pet portrait by David Irizarry.
Smooches, a beloved pet portrait by David Irizarry. To make an appointment with Izzy, please contact the shop.
Screamin' Eagle in Traditional style by David Irizarry
Screamin' Eagle in Traditional style by David Irizarry. To make an appointment with Izzy, please contact the shop.
Blue jay in Traditional style by David Irizarry.
Blue jay in Traditional style by David Irizarry. To make an appointment with Izzy, please contact the shop.
Schwarzenegger in Commando by Jeremy in a Traditional style
Schwarzenegger in Commando by Jeremy in a Traditional style. To make an appointment with Jeremy, please contact the shop.
You See Your Gypsy in a Traditional style by Jeremy Tyler
You See Your Gypsy in a Traditional style by Jeremy Tyler. To make an appointment with Jeremy, please contact the shop.
A colorful butterfly in a web by Jeremy Tyler.
A colorful butterfly in a web in Traditional Style by Jeremy Tyler. To make an Appointment with Jeremy, please contact the shop.
A yellow rose in a Traditional style by Jeremy Tyler.
A yellow rose in a Traditional style by Jeremy Tyler. To make an appointment with Jeremy, please contact the shop.
Prisoner of Love in a Traditional style by Jeremy Tyler
Prisoner of Love in a Traditional style by Jeremy Tyler. To make an appointment with Jeremy, please contact the shop.
A scowling owl atop a rose by Jeremy Tyler
A scowling owl atop a rose in Traditional style by Jeremy Tyler. To make a appointment with Jeremy, please contact the shop.
Portrait of skater legend Jay Adams by Jeremy Tyler
Portrait of Jay Adams by Jeremy Tyler in Black and Grey. To make an appointment with Jeremy, please contact the shop.
Traditional style Mexican lovers by Jeremy Tyler
Traditional style Mexican lovers by Jeremy Tyler in Black and Grey. To make an appointment with Jeremy, contact the shop.
Octopus attacking a lighthouse by David Irizarry.
Octopus attacking a lighthouse in neo-Traditional style by David Irizarry. To make an appointment with Izzy, please go to his artist page. Click the link above for more related work or for a larger view.
Bright, colorful koi in Irezumi style by David Irizarry
Colorful koi in Irezumi style by David Irizarry. To make an appointment with Izzy, please go to his artist page. Click the link above for more related work or for a larger view.
Alluring Gypsy Girl in a Traditional style by David Irizarry.
Gypsy Girl neo-Traditional style by David Irizarry. To make an appointment with Izzy, please go to his artist page. Click the link above for more related work or for a larger view.
Patriotic Flag and Eagle in a Traditional style by David Irizarry.
Flag and Eagle in Traditional style by David Irizarry. To make an appointment with Izzy, go to his artist page.
Portrait of John Bonham in Black and Grey by David Irizarry.
Portrait of Thundering John Bonham of Led Zeppelin in Black and Grey by David Irizarry. To make an appointment with Izzy go to his artist page.

foundation artists

It is incredibly simple to get an appointment with any and all of our artists. The best method is simply to call the shop at (209) 409-8945 or stop by the studio and our counter staff will set up the appointment for your tattoo.
─ David Irizarry, Owner/Tattooer at Foundation Tattoo
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