• 09.11.2015

    Our next artwalk will be Sunday October 4th. Doors open at noon. The line usually starts piling up around 9am and we typically fill up by around 3 so get here early! We will have new and old designs ranging from $80, $100, $200, and $300.

  • Travel 2011

    Ink n Iron on the Queen Mary in Long Beach, June 10-12

    The International London Tattoo Convention, September 23-25

    Barcelona Tattoo Expo September 30 - Oct 2

    Nantes Tattoo Convention, October 8-9, Nantes France

  • 11.15.2010

    The next Lower Haight Art Walk is Friday Dec. 3rd from 6:30 - 9:30. We'll be doing $60 Get What You Get Tattoos and Hightower will play at 8!

  • 03.25.2010

    We've got our next Lower Haight Art Walk happening Friday April 2... We'll be doing $60 "Get What You Get" Tattoos, The Walker Bros. and the Oh Sees will also be playing. This is going to be a night to remember!!!

  • 10.21.2009

    Idle Hand now has a blog! The plan is to update it once a week with news of what's going on and photos of things we've been working on... go check it out!


    Also, we are on facebook and want to be your friend!! Look for Idlehand Tattoostudio.


  • 03.03.2009

    Alright we've got a lot of stuff going on this week so here it is:

    Thursday Mar 5 2009
    Alex Empty's band Radio Crimes will be playing their debut show at Thee Parkside this Thursday night. Come party with the Idle Hand crew at we rock out with Radio Crimes.

    Thee Parkside
    1600 17 St @ Wisconsin
    SF, CA

    Friday Mar 6 2009
    Thousand Wishes
    Holly Ellis and Jessica Langella are displaying their new works at Edo Salon and Gallery. The Ramshackle Romeos will be providing live entertainment. Come have a few drinks with us, listen to some music, and enjoy the art.

    Edo Gallery and Salon
    601 Haight St @ Steiner
    San Francisco CA

    Saturday Mar 7 2009
    Organize Before They Rise
    O'Reillys Tattoo Parlour in Santa Cruz invited a bunch of artists to participate in a group show with the theme of zombies. I checked it out while they were hanging it the other day and it looks awesome! There are a tons of paintings and artists involved so you don't want to miss it! Holly and Aaron both submitted paintings.

    Cafe Pergolesi
    418 Cedar St
    Santa Cruz, CA 95060

    and lastly....

    Friday April 3 2009
    Idle Hand will be celebrating our 5th year anniversary with a group show/party at the shop! Man how time flies!!!
    We would love to see you there!
    More info coming soon...


  • 03.31.08

    2 Things:
    1. Happy 4th Birthday to Idle Hand on April 1st!!!!
    2. Stop by Edo Salon this Friday April 4th and see some of the Idle Hand crew's art in a group show:

    The Green Show
    Opening Reception April 4 8:00pm - 11:00pm (show runs through June 3)
    Edo Salon and Gallery
    601 Haight St @ Steiner
    SF CA 94117

  • 03.13.2008

    Welcome to our new website! Not all of the portfolios have been uploaded yet and there's some more info we need to get up here but it will all happen very soon!

    The website isn't the only new thing at Idle Hand. This week we've been having the floors redone. They look SOO good! The only problem is that we had a few glitches and thought we were going to be able to open back up today but the floors are taking much longer to dry than we anticipated so we had to stay closed. As of right now it looks like there's a good chance we won't open tomorrow (Friday) either. Definitely we will be back in on Saturday. So sorry for all of the confusion and cancelled appointments! But if you're in the area on Saturday you should come in and check it out because it looks really cool!