We are located inside of Franco Vescovi's world famous Vatican Studios in Orange county, California. 

History of Vatican studios 

Upon visiting the studio, the first question you may ask is "why is this place in a warehouse business park?

 For those unfamiliar with Franco work, not only is he the inventor of the worlds best selling rotary tattoo machine, but he has been working in Orange  County, California for over 20 years.  In that time he has worked on and with some of the most famous musicians, artists and athletes in the last 20 years, and  done  design work for or with  many, many companies.   From drawing, designing,  lettering,  typeseting , let alone his realistic black and grey, Franco has been one of the most versatile saught after artists of our time. 

After establishing himself  as an artist within the California art and music scene,  Franco then hand picked some of the other worlds  best artists to join him at what would become Vatican studios. This was 2010.   All the artists working excelled in large partial and full body compositions like vests, back pieces, sleeves, stockings and of course, body suits.  As an artist only dealing with clients  who are booked every two weeks for larger pieces,  it is quite easy for an artist to be booked out for months or even years in advance.  This allowed Franco to put the shop off the beaten path and create a nice quiet, private, artistic space however he wished,  and not be limited to strip mall type of interiors or feeling.  With this freedom, he finally chose an un assuming warehouse space to set up shop in off the beaten path since it is a destination studio. Over the years, what was once a warehouse space has been transformed into the inspirational art gallery and artistic refuge that it is now known for being. This fact is only reinforced by our in house artists,  but also by our visiting domestic and  international artists !  Check our main tattoo shop page  to see  portfolios of the artists and email them directly to set up an appointment!

In 2015, Vatican aquired the warehouse space on one side of the studio and we have now added a few more amazing artists and added Ron Garza , Natural selection jewelry showroom, and Sacrament piercing studio!  We are very proud to announce that we are NOW OPEN  to the public and taking new clients!!

Sacrament Body piercing 

Here at Sacrament, we have one of Orange counties  and L.A.  counties  LARGEST body jewelry selections of all internally threaded implant grade materials from companies you know you can trust!  Lots of Steel, Titanium, Glass, and lots of Gold with genuine gemstones & crystals. 


 The addition of Domestic and International body art and piercing educator,  Ron Garza and his 25 years of body art & piercing experience coupled with his jewelry knowledge was a welcomed addition to the growth of Vatican studios.  

He also is proficient in many other forms of body modification and has taught  many body art, sterilization and piercing education classes for the body art industry. (Click here to see upcoming class dates.) 

His work has appreared in many magazines and TV shows  in many languages and  countries all over the world. To see some of these magazines articles, click on the media link , to see videos,  check out his youtube channel. 


Click here to see the Media gallery .

Click here to see his youtube channel







At Sacrament, We use state of the art sterilization and actually sterilize everything right in front of you to ensure you get the safest and cleanest piercing possible! Your safety is of utmost importance to us!
Our piercers have all been trained by state recognized piercing schools and regularly attend and give continuing education classes domestically as well as Internationally with  organizations such as the Association of Professional Piercers (APP),  in America, Mexico, the Italian Association of piercers and tattooers & Body Art Development (APTPI and B.A.D ),  Body mod exchange conference ( Germany)  amongst other solo and collaborative classes.

Meet The Team
Ron has been piercing in a studio since 1992 and  2017  willmark his 25th year of activey piercing experience. 

Click here to read his full bio and the tv shows and magazines he has been featured in