Rise Above Tattoo Co.

Rise Above is the premiere tattoo studio in the Inland Empire. With award winning artists and one of the highest quality built shops in the greater Los Angeles area we provide a higher level of service, quality and a no b.s. approach to getting tattooed. Just good quality work with no filler and no attitude. Whatever you're looking for we will be able to help. Walk-ins welcome. Stop by and see why our clients love us!

Our Artists


Shawn Phelps is a multiple award winning artist. He has been tattooing professionally since 2006 an has traveled the country tattooing at some of the most prestigious establishments in the industry.  Shawn loves to tattoo bold, bright imagery and has a passion for early Americana  Neo-traditional, traditional Japanese  and custom lettering.


Michael Rivera loves tattooing custom lettering and American Traditional. Since his apprenticeship he has worked along side some of the best and is continually learning new tricks of the trade and constantly perfecting his craft.


Hard not to fall in love with this guy! Big Clints been tattooing in So Cal for over 9 years tattooing along side awesome tattooers!


Andy Nava is a proud father and USMC Veteran, he loves tattooing black and grey realism and also loves Nissans, come get tattooed by Andy!


Shawn Phelps is a true artist and is very passionate about his work and business. I originally came into the shop with only an idea of what I wanted. Shawn took the time to talk out the design with me and even gave me a few options. In the end I was very confident in the artwork and concept. I'm not your typical "tattoo person." In fact needles scare me. Shawn could sense my nervousness and really went out of his way to crack a few jokes and make me feel like a friend.

I would without a doubt recommend Shawn to anyone who is looking for high quality work. The shop is very clean, the atmosphere is light and comfortable, and above all Shawn made the experience fun.

If you're looking for the number 1 Tattoo spot in the IE you don't have to look anymore. Rise Above Tattoo is the best out there, they have the top of the line professional artist that know what they're doing and specialize in their own type of art. I have got previous work from other artists but let me tell you there is no better experience than Rise Above Tattoo, they have treated me with honesty and respect. They provide a very clean and safe environment I highly encourage anyone looking for an awesome and mind blowing tattoo.

I have been going to Big Clint for almost 10 years. This guy does amazing work. Super meticulous with his equipment.  He has done both black and grey along with color work on my body (full chest, both sleeves, lower leg sleeve).  

I won't go anywhere else. Clint is a super nice guy too. A family man who makes you feel like part of his family.

Check him out. He won't disappoint.

I got my first tattoo here today. Walked in on a Sunday afternoon. Showed Michael a few photos that I liked and in no time he drew up  just what I had in mind. I was nervous but he made me feel at ease through the process. I love my tattoo and will recommend this place and Michael every day. I live in the OC and if I get another tattoo will come back here. Thank you.