"Out of the hundreds if not thousands of shop in San Diego, This is the place. I've worked with Rico, and have known him for over a decade. I don't get tattoos from very many people, as I'm very selective. Not only do I trust Rico with my ink, I trust that dude with my life!!!
He's straight up, His work is legit, no bs, no troubles from your tattoos, and his approach to his craft is 100% awesome!!! eats, lives, and breathes tattoo!!!!
When your ready for one of the best tattoos money can buy, set it up with Rico. wait the wait. You wont regret ink from La Mancha Tattooz"-Brent S.
"I found the shop thru "A List San Diego" where they won 3rd place for best tattoo shop in San Diego. I decided on Sean after looking thru his portfolio on Instagram and noticed he's also won a ton of individual awards for his work. My first session went great! The guys were funny to talk too and the tattoo he's working on has such fine detail that I've never seen on anyone before. His designs are pretty unique and has gotten me tons of compliments so far. I'm super excited to see what the final product will be!"-Nataly A.
"One of the best tattoo I ever had :) Thank you Kristina! It looks amazing. Going to get another one done from her soon. Most likely Halloween season".-Toni K.
"Best Tattoo Shop in San Diego hands down went in for my first tattoo and worked with Chris he was very understanding and detailed with his work he made sure I was comfortable the entire time, the rest of the staff also gave their input in my work which made me feel more comfortable about my first tattoo these guys are truly experts and give the shop great vibes, they definitely gave me a great experience." -Jesus Q.
"I proudly got my first tattoo here from Chris Estrada! I was really nervous about it at first but he made me feel welcome and made sure I was comfortable throughout the session. He was very professional and his work is awesome! I'm very happy with how it came out. He definitely gives his all to make sure you're happy and that your tattoo is perfect. The shop was nice and clean and I would definitely go back to see Chris and recommend him and this shop!"-Sabrina P.
This is large for me, because I've gotten a few tattoos before La Mancha and I always felt out of place. Rico, Sean and Chris, will chat games and whatever topic you bring up for hours while they do work on you.
Chris Estrada is my artist, and his work has continued to amaze me with every piece. I gave him an idea: steampunk Betty Boop riding a nuke. I had an image in my head but what he created surpassed what i had expected. His line work is crisp and clean, and his shading is spot on.
Big points: welcoming, clean, and chill place to get an amazing tattoo.
Added photos of the 3 jobs chris has done for me, and the one he has done for my fiancée (Serenity). Note on vault boy tattoo: the vault boy was originally done by another artist however chris added all background, touched up shading and added flesh and shirt colors." -Dustin B.
"I got my tattoo done in two sessions, one for the lines and the other for the color fill in. Both trips were fantastic experiences.
Artist: Chris Estrada, who not only is phenomenal as an artist, but is a great guy and fun to talk with. Chris takes exceptional pride in what he does, and through his suggestions, the design I came into the shop with turned out even better. His linework is great; clean, and with an excellent sense of using different thicknesses to make the overall piece flow, especially with text. He also really knows his colors; I wasn't sure about using white as an added highlight (my skin is already super pale), but at his suggestion we went ahead with adding a bit of white and I loved the effect it had.
La Mancha: The shop itself was pristine, and made you feel at ease. Everyone there was friendly, and we talked about video games and all as Chris worked.
As soon as I have my next piece planned, I'm definitely going to be coming back to La Mancha".-Derrick N.
"I went in as a walk in not knowing anyone there, talked to Sean had a idea he made a drawing based on my ideas he did a awesome job. My wife talked to Rico with her idea he made a great design and a great tattoo. Both came out looking way better than the ideas we originally had. Great people great shop!!"-Ayerim J.
"Eddy was the best!! He took my idea, added his artistry, and now I have exactly what I was looking for. Clean and professional shop all the way. And also the nicest guy! Was more concerned how I was doing instead of just being in a hurry to get it done. Going back to rework an older tattoo ASAP.
Eddy scores again!! He did such a great job on my new tattoo that I went back for a coverup on an old one. Wow! Just wow!!" Andra D.
"Sean Hollinger literally opened my eyes to having pieces that aren't just things I like but amazing pieces of art! And that's what Sean makes! He will turn any idea into an INSANE piece of art! He blew my mind with a piece he did on a friend of mine so I shot him over an idea and what he drew up was nothing short of jaw dropping. And the finished tattoo blew my mind! I will go to Sean for the rest of my life, I completely trust him more than I thought I ever would trust my artist!
If you're looking for ANY kind of work Sean will go way beyond your expectations I can promise you that.
Any negative words said about him have to be petty and uninformed!
And to my next order of business
CHRIS ESTRADA soooo good!!!
He is doing another piece for me on my side and it's HUGE and AMERICAN AF AND ITS PERFECT!! It was all his drawing I just told him I want an eagle in there and just like Sean, Chris shatter my expectations by making something I never even could've pictured in my head. Not only that but I literally cannot find a single imperfection on this entire piece... And it's BIG!!
Both Chris and Sean are some of the coolest and best artists I've ever met and those guys will do every piece on my body for sure!
(Sorry for all the capitalization.... I'm really trying to portray how dope these guys are)" - Kameron C.
"Super clean, the artists look out for you and do a great job. Sean Hollinger did my work and it was fresh as can be. Shop was clean and the designs were great. looking forward to getting more work done." -Matthew Frame
"La Mancha Tattoo is a great shop filled with incredibly talented artists! All of the staff is extremely friendly and great to work with! Rico has been doing a calf-piece on me and I am extremely happy with it. The full color, freehand tattoo is filled with detail, great lines, smooth shading, nice flow and bright beautiful colors! Rico's work speaks for itself; he is extremely talented and produces nothing but top-notch art! I would recommend La Mancha Tattoo and Rico to anyone looking to get a unique tattoo!! Your guaranteed to leave this shop happy with your experience and your tattoo." -Shayna Gale
"Best tattoo experience! Great and professional customer service. Clean and easy going atmosphere. I got an half sleeve done by the one and only Rico. He took my ideas and made it into an amazing, creative, colorful masterpiece. When he gets down to business he really take his job seriously. I appreciate is honesty and his work ethics. The times I show his work off I always receive many compliments. I absolutely love his work and honored to have such a talented artist tattoo me. I will definitely be back and getting more work done by Rico. Thank you La Mancha! Miss you guys. See you all soon!" -Margarita Jones
"I love La Mancha Tattooz! Rico is the nicest tattoo artist I have every worked with, and I've met several. He takes time and pride in his work and pays close attention to detail. I explained what I wanted and was opened to his suggestions, and he just ran with it. I several compliments on his work whenever I go out. He also cares about tattoo care to insure your tattoo stays beautiful! He is well worth every penny! (Hey, its kinda on you forever) He truly has an amazing talent and works hard making sure every customer is 100% satisfied. I can't wait to get back in!" -Mitzie Diaz
Since I've known Rico and the rest of his team provided the best body art in the San Diego,Ca....It has been an honor to have met a fine artist ..highly recommend taken the time and visit La Mancha Tattooz....You've tried the rest now try the best.....#lamanchatattooz" - Romulo Rangel
"Actually got my first tattoo there, Zero from Nightmare Before Christmas to be exact. The climate was relaxing and my artist assured me I'd be okay, overall I felt extremely comfortable. Will definitely come back" - Myren Gomez
"Rico Sandoval is a great tattoo artist. I'm glad I was able to get my grandmother's portrait tattooed by him, he did an awesome job and I couldn't be any happier. He is also a really good person and I will definitely be going back to him in the future." - Luis Diaz
"Rico Sandoval is one of or should I say I know Rico Sandoval is the best tattoo artist in southern California. I was looking around for a couple of years before I decided who I wanted to get my back piece from, several friends had gone to Rico with amazing results so I had no choice but to save up the cash and set up an appointment (good is not cheap and cheap is not good!). Rico was professional and listened to exactly what I wanted and I could not be happier with my choice. this is the most professional and cleanest tattoo shop that I have ever seen. the entire staff is professional and have fun and even give you quarters to play there arcade machines....yes this place even has a mini arcade. overall great place and Rico is a great artist" - Ron-E
"I went to la mancha tattoo for a memorial tattoo for my grandma. she was suffering from lung cancer and didnt have much time left. i really wanted her to have the chance to see it before she passed. not only did my artist Rico make sure that she got the chance to see it but he also gave me an incredibly beautiful tattoo that truly helped me through those tough times. not only is the tattoo work amazing at this shop so is the staff, ive spent hours in this shop and whether i was getting tattood or sitting with someone who was everyone has always made sure i was comfortable. A handful of friends, my sister, mother and aunt (who flew in from texas for her tattoo) all proudly wear la mancha tattoos. so if you a want an all around amazing tattoo experience go to La Mancha!" - rachel roman
"I loved my tattoo experience with Rico, he made sure I was getting exactly what I wanted and the placement couldn't have been more perfect, since I got a very large rose on my shoulder I wanted to make sure that I could cover it for jobs and every time I do cover up I am beyond GRATEFUL I went to Rico, 3 years later and my tattoo is still very vibrant with color, the detailing is amazing and I love getting compliments on my ink. Definitely will be returning to La Mancha for more tattoos. Wouldn't recommend anyone else." -Talia Magana
"I have been to La Mancha Tattooz three times in the last six months, and each time have been impressed by not only the facility, but also their staff. A devoted client of Sean Hollinger, I have also had the pleasure of meeting and chatting with Rico Sandoval, an exceptionally laid back guy. The shop is outrageously clean, and I love that they showcase their artists' work in other mediums, including prosthetic hands and canvas. It really gives you the feel that the shop is more about the artists' individual talents, and less about the typical flash art that people just walk in and get randomly. I've never had an issue getting an appointment, and you're always encouraged to go and see your artwork before it becomes permanently emblazoned on you! As long as I'm in San Diego, La Mancha is where I'll be getting all my work." - Melissa Smith
"Rico at LMT is hands down the best tattoo artist I have ever met and had the great pleasure of being tattooed by. His impeccable attention to detail and dedication to providing the highest quality tattoo certainly shows in all of his work. His style is versatile and his work is in a league of its own. If the myriad of awards don't convince you, I cannot emphasize more how amazing of a person and artist he is and as long as he is tattooing he will be the only person I go to and will forever be highly recommended by me. Thank you LMT!" - Karla Mexia
"Best experience I've had with a tattoo artist! I had an idea that would have turned out horrible and Rico gave me a better idea that came out exceptional! So happy with the turn-out. Ever since then I have compared other artists to him before I got another one, which has made it very hard to get more tattoos. I would recommend him to anyone who wants a great quality tattoo at a reasonable price." -Natalie Barros
"Great tattoo shop, very chill atmosphere! Sean was my artist...he did an awesome job on my tattoo and I will definitely be back for more!" - Joshua Torres
"Had an amazing experience with a portrait I got. After researching many places I finally found a place worth going. Rico is an amazing artist and I couldn't be more happy." - Javier Marquez
"World Famous La Mancha Tattoo shop is by far the best shop in San Diego. I traveled all the way from Texas to California after missing my chance at getting tattooed at a convention in San Antonio. I was surprised at the availability; they welcome walk ins, though it's always best to set up an appointment. I was amazed at the customer service. Although I was hesitant to get tattooed by anyone other than my regular artist in Texas, the guys at La Mancha had a colorful variety of skill sets for all kinds of tattoo styles. I decided to make an appointment with Rico and was amazed with the results. I found my new artist and wouldn't go back to anyone else. I have recommended the shop to my family members and friends, and they have all been more than satisfied with their works of art. Don't go anywhere else. This will definitely be your new go to tattoo shop." - Marissa Sandoval
"Great experience for my 1st tattoo. Very nice and wonderfully done. My brother will be with me forever.Thank you Rico for a great day. Will pass his shop to everyone." - Rocky Barlow
"I brought in one of my favorite characters from The Sandman comic 'Delirium'. Rico did an awesome job. My geek friends instantly recognized the artist Frank Quitely who is the original artist. I recommend RIco and La Mancha. Thanks I'm so stoked with my tattoo. :D" - Lupe Orozco
"Rico has been my artist for over 8yrs. His work is on point and everywhere i go I'm constantly getting questions and compliments on my art work. Its nothing less than ART! Highly recommended!" - Somer Luna
"I was terrified going in to get my first tattoo. So much so that as much as I've always wanted one I kept finding reasons to put it off. But after reviewing Rico's portfolio I knew that he would be the one to memorialize my beloved dog. Though I was terrified, he gave me a great experience. There wasn't a ridiculous amount of pain and I was left with a beautiful piece of art to forever remember my baby. The shop is clean, professional and impressive. I highly recommend World Famous La Mancha Tattoo to anyone looking for high-quality tattoo work." - Melissa M. Lopez