Folsom City Ink is open 6 days a week (Mondays by appointment only) Tuesday through Saturday 12 pm to 9 pm. Private appointments are available Mondays 12noon to 5pm and Wednesdays 9pm to 11pm by email confirmation only.

$40.00 min deposit.

It is always good to call before coming in. We recommend this as some days we’re required to close a bit early.

FCI offers single service (one-time use) needles and tools with autoclave sterilization. We provide a clean and comfortable environment with stations equipped with privacy curtains.

We specialize in many bold & fine line tattoo styles. These include but are not limited to Portrait work, Traditional Americana, Traditional Japanese(not hand poked), Biomechanical, BioFlora, New Tribal & Island style tattooing. FCI is mainly a custom shop and appointments are recommended. However, we regularly accept walk-in clients. All appointments require a minimum, nonrefundable, $20.00 cash deposit.

We are a cash only shop. However, there is an ATM next door. We’re looking into” square” reader credit card technology.


Folsom City Ink was opened in 2000 by Tattooist Bill Henderson “FilthyBill.” Soon after, a longtime friend, George Hernandez, joined up and the team just kept growing from there.

Fairly soon after opening, the shop took on an apprentice, Conrad Melancon. He has since completed his apprenticeship (2009)and continued to on with us until May of 2017. Conrad is currently touring and doing guest spots. He’ll be an asset to any shop that he’s sitting in and though he’s mentioned future guest spots sitting in with us at FCI, he can regularly be found with our good friends at Orchard City Tattoo in Orangevale CA.

George Tattooed at FCI for ten years. He specialized in Traditional Americana and Japanese style tattooing, but also has more than proved himself in most forms of tattooing. George was and is one the best in this now vastly expanding world of tattooing. He currently owns Sacred Tiger Tattoo in the city of Davis Calif. and is still one of the best friends I have in the biz. We love you George, you and your sweet family.

Three years in, we picked up long time Tattoo Artist “Big Frank”. Frank worked with us for 7 years. During that time, he brought to our attention many great rock bands and endless horror movie recommendations. Frank has since moved on and we definitely wish him happiness and success. Should he ever enjoy another, I would be happy to join him for a Newcastle.

Mike Jupp joined us all the way from Chicago. He was with the team for more than four years. He is still a Tattooin’, paintin’, airbrushin’ madman. He is also a big fan of classic cars and you will want to see what he’s rolling in on. Currently, Mike is working at Sacred Tiger Tattoo & Royal Peacock Tattoo.

Over the years we’ve had the honor of several guest artist including- Schmoe Dawg, RoseBud, Ron Domstead (RIP), Tim Reasons, Shaun Hanna, Frankie Mancuso, Nate Gonzalez Kenny Ray, Rob Fargo and Jim Howard.