Due to Covid-19 Moth and Dagger Tattoo will soon become appointment only for the safety of our customers. As you may have heard, the state of California is allowing services like ours, to reopen starting June 19th, however, this is dependent on each county meeting certain guidelines in order to reopen.  We are waiting on official word from the San Francisco health department, but San Francisco Tattoo Shops are most likely not scheduled to open until Mid-July. We would like our customers to know we take your health very seriously, and have implemented the following measures, in addition to our regular extensive health, cleaning, and safety practices:
~ All Artists and Customers will be required to wear a mask the complete duration of the appointment.

~ Consultations will be moved to Zoom meetings to lessen exposure from traveling. As well, all customers will no longer be able to bring family members or friends in to accompany them during the tattoo. All, even repeat customers, will need to sign a new waiver releasing liability for Covid-19, in addition to the normal liability. This pertains to: exposure from our studio, other clients, travel to the studio, and/or exposure from your or other artists in the studio.

Like always, hand sanitizer and soap will be available for use for all customers and artists, and our equipment and furniture, as well as common surfaces, will continue to be cleaned with antibacterial cleaners and wipes,  and the entire studio will be deep cleaned on a regular basis. We will be adding a new hospital barrier system, which will be installed to separate each tattoo station, and as always, each station will be more than 6 feet from the next.

We ask that if you feel that you have a fever or symptoms of Covid-19 to stay home. If any client shows signs of illness/fever/cough, we will not be able to tattoo that client, and they will be asked to leave. We must inform you that even though we do understand the dangers of Covid-19, we will not be able to transfer your deposit over to another session if you cancel within 48 hours of your scheduled tattoo appointment time.

Thank you for your understanding and we hope to eventually get back to work and keep everyone safe as this pandemic comes closer to an end. We look forward to seeing you all in the studio once again!


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Established in 2009, we at Moth and Dagger have been redefining what it means to create art. Our talented artists each have tattoo styles as unique and full of character as the city of San Francisco.


We have an experienced ear to listen to your vision and a skilled eye to realize it. And like our tattoos, we wear our heart for philanthropy on our sleeves offering fundraisers with proceeds going to specific causes.


We will create timeless art that will leave a lasting impression for the rest of your life. Schedule an appointment or walk in and say hello to you next masterpiece!

The studio is owned and operated by Mario Delgado.

Other Moth and Dagger artists include Joe Kelly, and Justin Davis.

Events by April M. 

***Moth and Dagger is currently looking for a talented and experienced artist to join our team. If interested, please email your portfolio and /or IG to events@mothanddaggertattoo.com.

We WILL NOT accept call or walk-in job inquiries, and we are not accepting any apprentices. 

Our Staff 

Mario Delgado

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Mario is very detailed oriented and spends extra time on his tattoos to give them depth and substance.

He uses subtle shading and coloring to achieve unique non-traditional tattoos.

He will try his best to reach a happy medium between his artistic suggestion and your original idea.

Contact Mario directly or call the shop to set up an appointment.

Justin Davis

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Justin’s design influences tend to stem from traditional American and Japanese art.  


He’s currently working Tuesdays through Saturdays. 


Please email him directly for all inquiries.

Joe Kelly

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Joe works Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday/Saturday.

Please email him or call the shop to set up an appointment.


April Marino

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After working for years in the event industry for multiple start-ups, April decided to bring her expertise to Moth and Dagger as our Events Director.


A power couple, April and Mario work together to ensure the client is 100% satisfied.


April has a unique take on every event she designs and meticulously plans every detail in order to create unforgettable experiences for our public and private events. 


April also enjoys using her talents to raise money for different non-profits around the bay.


If you are interested in hosting a private event or fundraiser, contact April M.





610 Bush St, San Francisco, CA, 94018

Tel: 415-834-5127




Tuesday - Saturday: 1pm - 8pm
Sunday - Monday: By Appointment Only 

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