"I was born and raised in Monrovia, CA and have been drawing and painting since early childhood.  I've been tattooing professionally since 2007.  I'm a self-taught and formally trained artist and tattooer.  I use contemporary and original ideas combined with strong traditional techniques.

I enjoy tattooing everything but I like to focus on traditional inspired pieces and black and gray imagery. I take influences from all kinds of artists, tattooers, my peers, my Latino culture.

I love what I do andI simply want to do good tattoos for as long as time allows it."

Specialty: Black and Gray, American Traditional

Tattooing Since: 2007

Availability:  Tuesday-Saturday by appointment or walk-in


To book an appointment with Arlene, email her directly at  or go to our APPOINTMENT REQUEST page.

Impeccable line work and the lightest handed tattoo artist I’ve met yet. She did beautiful work and I will definitely be back.
— Connor J.
Turns out, Arlene is more of a perfectionist than me. I seriously couldn’t be happier.
— Jeff R.
Arlene was very knowledgeable and I put my faith in her completely. She is a total perfectionist, from placement to execution...what more could you want?
— Nikki R.
Not only extremely meticulous and invested in her tattoos, but she is also really pleasant and nice to talk to.
— Cat V.
Arlene put me at ease the moment I met her. She has a comforting work style and personality and is easy to work with— not to mention she has incredible talent.
— Kaitie M.
Arlene is a freaking ink master. Go to her and you will not be disappointed.
— Mimi L.
Arlene has been nothing but nice, professional and attentive during the process. She has amazing skill and does everything possible to make you feel comfortable.
— Courtney K.