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Friday Five x DoorDash: Tattoo Shops

Friday Five x DoorDash: Tattoo Shops

The art of tattooing has long been linked to the fight against conformity, and in a cultural hub like Los Angeles, it serves as a visual representation of the counter culture that lies beneath all the glitz and glamour of the city. Tattoo shops serve as a gathering place for their respective neighborhoods, offering respite and acceptance to all, regardless of background or affiliation. Whether it’s your first tattoo ever or the latest in an ongoing quest to cover your body with art, Los Angeles has a tattoo shop for everyone — here are 5 local spots to get you started!

Angel City’s Friday Five series is presented by DoorDash.


Opal Tattoo

Photo via @opaltattoostudio on Instagram


Native Angeleno Zara Solava, also known as Opal, has been tattooing since 2014. She opened her own private shop, Opal Tattoo Studio, in West Hollywood last March. Alongside her is Erin Anderson, known as Lil Doe Tattoos. Erin trained under Zara and has been happily tattooing for two years. They particularly love working on designs featuring botanicals and geometric elements. Together with their current apprentice, Jackie Quintero, they value getting to know their clients and strive to create a safe environment for all. 

Fun fact: ACFC’s Community Team recently visited the studio and got fresh ink from Erin! This included first tattoos for some and they all left glowing from the experience. 


Instagram: @opaltattoostudio

Website: https://www.opaltattooink.com/

Address: 7466 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036


Angel Kisses

Photo via @angelkissesstudio on Instagram


Angel Kisses Studio is a black and queer-owned space that opened in September of 2020 with the intention to provide a community to uplift tattooers and artists. They place an importance on understanding and learning how to tattoo black and brown skin, while practicing queer respect and encouragement in a professional workspace.


Instagram: @angelkissesstudio

Website: https://angelkissesstudio.com/ 

Address: 2124 W Temple St, Los Angeles, CA 90026


Ink Ink Tattoo

Photo via @inkinktattoovenice on Instagram

Ink Ink Tattoo was established in 1995 by Karina Mayorga in the heart of Venice. The tattoo parlor is the oldest woman-owned shop in Los Angeles, and one of the oldest woman-owned tattoo studios in the nation. At Ink Ink, they focus on custom designs while respecting and preserving the craft of tattooing.


Instagram: @inkinktattoovenice  

Website: https://www.inkinktattoo.org/ 

Address: 830 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, CA 90291



Supersweet Tattoos & Coffee

Photo via @supersweettattoo on Instagram

Supersweet Tattoos & Coffee is LA’s first dual tattoo and coffee shop located in Echo Park. Not only does Supersweet specialize in a range of tattoo styles and coffee, but they also offer microblading and permanent makeup. 


Instagram: @supersweettattoo 

Website: https://www.supersweettattoo.com/

Address: 1345-1347, Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026


RicRoks Tattoos

Photo via @ricroks_tattoos on Instagram

RicRoks Tattoos has been in business over 10 years in the Highland Park district of Los Angeles. They feature artists with a broad variety of styles that excel at taking ideas and turning them into custom works of body art that are designed to last.


Instagram: @ricroks_tattoos 

Website: https://www.ricrokstattoos.com/

Address: 6181 N Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90042


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