About The Shop

Located one mile from the beach in Costa Mesa, California, Gold Rush Tattoo provides a clean, friendly, and unique environment for customers searching for a one-of-a-kind tattoo. As one of the top rated shops in Southern California, we pride ourselves on creating the best work around and showcase a group of well rounded artists whose work speaks for themselves.

Since the shop opened in 2006, this group of talented artists has worked collectively in the tradition of the old masters, yet they push the limits of contemporary tattooing to new levels. Gold Rush nods to the adventurous spirit of the Old West by combining good tattoos and good times. Walk-ins accepted, but appointments recommended.


Gold Rush is a modern Tattoo Studio built upon capable and passionate Tattoo Artists striving for excellence within their craft. The name “Gold Rush” is a throwback in history to a time when men and women worked hard with their own two hands to earn a living. Maintaining a family tradition, Owner and Tattooer Colin Dowling states ” My Great Great Grandparents were some of many who lived and worked during this cultural and historical time period in California known as the Gold Rush”