The Common Goal: To Do Tattoos With Love


On May 5th 1998, a month and 5 days after signing a lease, I opened
Temple Tattoo. The shop is located on a beautiful, tree-lined street, a couple of blocks from Lake Merritt and Oakland's landmark Paramount Theater. This seemed to be the perfect spot. I have always been very proud of Temple - the shop, the style, the vibe - and I am very grateful for its existence. I am very proud of the people I work with, tattooers and assistants alike, past and present...
The common goal: to do tattoos with love. - Freddy Corbin