About Us

DH Tattooing is more than just a traditional tattoo studio.

We are a family of passionate and creative tattoo artists and staff dedicated to the design and creation of dynamic and timeless art. Because of this, our main goal is ensuring you have the best possible experience before, during and after your visit with us.

How The Story of
DH Tattooing began

The story of DH Tattooing started back in 2009, in Livermore, CA, when Derek Herberth, our then 16-year-old founder, apprenticed for two years at a local tattoo studio. Having a passion and natural talent for art since childhood, Derek quickly became a skilled and passionate artist. 

Because of that, Derek decided to chase his vision of creating a premier tattoo brand, a strong team, and a business with significant values, processes and standards that would stand out from the countless other tattoo studios.

The journey started with a dream

Derek’s journey began with a dream. That dream found Derek tattooing in top tier studios across the United States including Brooklyn, NY, Los Angeles, CA, Portland, OR, San Francisco, CA, and Oakland, CA. After searching for the right fit and experiencing many setbacks, lots of defeats and countless disappointments, the ambition to find and create what really worked for DH Tattooing held strong. 


The founding of
Dh Tattooing

In 2017, Derek founded DH Tattooing in Berkeley, CA. Following this, his popularity and clientele quickly grew establishing DH Tattooing as one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s premier tattoo studios specializing in multiple tattoo styles. Those styles included Black and grey realism, American traditional, color tattoos, script, Japanese, for instance.

After four years, Derek and his team moved the studio to his home town of Livermore, CA. Since then, DH Tattooing continues to grow and serves a wide variety of clients from all walks of life. Because of this, people visit our studio from all around the country.

Tattoos have a power and magic all their own. They decorate the body but they also enhance the soul

- Michelle Delio

Meet The DH Tattoo Team

Derek Herberth Tattoo Artist in chair | DH Tattooing - Livermore, California's Premier Tattoo Studio

Studio Owner - Tattoo Artist

Derek Herberth

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DH Tattooing

If you are looking for the best tattoo shop near me, you’ve found it.

DH Tattooing is Livermore, California’s Premier Custom Tattoo Studio!