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The 10 best tattoo artists in LA

We met with the top tattoo artists in the city to uncover stories of how they got their start and the wonderful, wacky and wild experiences that followed

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Marco Cerretelli of The Honorable Society Tattoo Parlour
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Craig Jackman of American Electric Tattoo Co.
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Alison Casson
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Zoey Taylor of Zoey Taylor Tattoo
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Jim Sylvia of Unbreakable Tattoo
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Jarrett DeMartino of Solid Gallery One

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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Jeremy Swan of Broken Art Tattoo
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Jeremy Swan of Broken Art Tattoo

We sit down with the inventive tattoo artist behind Los Feliz's most underground shop

Karina Mayorga of Ink Ink Tattoo
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Karina Mayorga of Ink Ink Tattoo

We sit down with the veteran tattoo artist behind the gem of Venice's ink scene

Alison Casson
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Alison Casson

We sit down with the spunky tattoo artist behind some of LA's most badass bike-inspired ink

Marco Cerretelli of the Honorable Society Tattoo Parlour & Lounge
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Marco Cerretelli of the Honorable Society Tattoo Parlour & Lounge

We sit down with the Florentine tattoo artist behind some of WeHo's finest neo-traditional ink

Craig Jackman of American Electric Tattoo
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Craig Jackman of American Electric Tattoo

We sit down with the outspoken English tattoo artist who's been inking in Silver Lake since '97

Taka Tamada of Body Electric Tattoo
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Taka Tamada of Body Electric Tattoo

We sit down with the tattoo artist behind some of LA's choicest neo-traditional Japanese ink

Stephanie of Ink Ink Tattoo
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Stephanie of Ink Ink Tattoo

We sit down with the brassy tattoo artist behind Venice's all-girl ink shop

Jim Sylvia of Unbreakable Tattoo
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Jim Sylvia of Unbreakable Tattoo

We sit down with the East Coast-born tattoo artist behind some of LA's best neo-traditional ink

Jarrett DeMartino of Solid Gallery One
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Jarrett DeMartino of Solid Gallery One

We sit down with the metal-loving tattoo artist behind one of LA's artsiest ink studios

Zoey Taylor of Zoey Taylor's Tattoo Shop
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Zoey Taylor of Zoey Taylor's Tattoo Shop

We sit down with the LA tattoo artist who looks like a '50s pin-up and inks like Michelangelo with a tattoo gun

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