30 years of tattoo experience
I opened the shop with my Brother Luis my best friend. After serving in the USMC I came back to Los Angeles with the goal of building a family-friendly shop where our guests feel safe and confident to do business with us. A place with plenty of privacy available if needed when tattoos are in intimate locations, and when privacy is what you are looking for. It will always be all about the customer experience for us here serving you at our studio.
My specialties are black and grey realism and portraits.
I promise to exceed your expectations.
I am a resident artist at Hollywood Stars Tattoo. I've had an extensive tattoo apprenticeship under Erik Gutierrez and have 15 years of tattoo experience. I especially enjoy tattooing abstract/free flowing tattoos and trash-polka tattoos. I also am well versed in tattoo concept design. I feel each tattoo is an extension of not only myself but my client as well, I look forward to working and growing with each client that I have the opportunity and pleasure to meet.
I have over 9 years of tattoo experience under my belt and am looking forward to many more. I taught for 5 years as a professor of perspective, design, and color theory at the Art Institute. I am the shop illustrator and your go-to guy if you need a one of a kind design drawn on the spot or drawn out for a later time for more intense designing. I am an expert in illustration composition. My specialties are fine line tattoos and freehand custom tattoo design.
I have three private tattoo stations that will be rented to tattoo artists that need a space to tattoo your Los Angeles clientele. I’m opening the shop because it is a nice safe environment to tattoo rather then bringing strangers to your home or if you are struggling to have them come to a hidden private studio. We have a great location and are looking for good people with great work. What will also be changing will be more transparency I will be teaching younger eager artists to fish and support themselves as I have many artists before. For more information on renting a station or if you are an illustrator needing work and if you are looking to transition to tattooing please email your best 5 pieces of artwork and brief description of yourself and your art style to I will have more information for those that qualify.
We specialize in single-needle, fine line and micro realism.
My first five years tattooing I used a home made tattoo machine gifted to my by a friend on his way to jail. This was as single as you can get the whole needle and bar was the same one piece if size number 13 guitar string I would cut it and use a sharpening stone to a fabricated knife sharpener to keep my points sharp and tapered. 25 years later these type of tattoos are a pintrest sensation lol.
We look forward to taking care of your single needle or tight three request.
Erik Gutierrez Owner