These LA tattoo artists are masters of their craft—whether or not you're in the market for permanent art, you simply have to know where to look (the best tattoo shops in LA) to tell the amateurs from the Michelangelos. Thirty six percent of young adults in America have been inked, and that statistic is undoubtedly higher in a city home to Venice's skater punks and Hollywood Boulevard's rockers-to-be. But tattoos aren't just for the alternative anymore. Get to know 10 LA tattoo pros under their edgy (and decorated) exteriors, from priceless retellings of bizarre requests for tattoos on nether regions to the very first time they held a machine.
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