Expert Artists, Genuine Care, Authentic Art


Centrally located in Long Beach, California, Paper Crane Studio offers custom tattoo work that authentically tells your story. Founder Mikey Vigilante and his industry-leading artists provide outstanding service through raw talent, genuine care, and decades of experience.

Collaborate with our talented artists to bring your unique vision to life.

Our tattoo artists specialize in an eclectic array of styles, from classic Japanese designs to avant-garde trends. We are committed to creating meaningful art that provides you with a lifetime of pleasure, leveraging both traditional tools and the latest technology in our approach to custom tattoos. We can’t wait to design your original piece!

Relax in our welcoming tattoo studio—and be yourself.

In addition to providing the highest quality black-and-grey and full-color work in the industry, we pride ourselves on unsurpassed customer service. Whether you are commemorating a milestone or covering up a surgical scar, we will go to any length to ensure that your experience in our studio is comfortable, synergistic, and memorable.

Experience the difference of founder Mikey Vigilante’s commitment to excellence.

Senior artist and studio founder Mikey Vigilante brings nearly twenty years of industry experience to Paper Crane. His many years of tattooing throughout the world have given him a unique perspective on creating a shop that serves our artists and our clients both, allowing for collaborative creativity in a relaxed, professional atmosphere. Mikey chooses each artist himself based on talent, experience, and friendliness, so that you’re guaranteed to work with only the best of the best in the tattoo world.