The South Bay has been influential in punk rock since the movement's earliest days, having spawned the fashions, trends and music that influenced its culture worldwide. Oh, and let's not forget the importance of tattoos, which for many are just as important as the tunes. For this reason, an essential player in the scene throughout the years has been Fletcher Dragge of the band Pennywise, owner of 3rd St. Tattoo, one of Hermosa Beach's first ink parlors. But getting zapped isn't the only reason to go. In fact, the space doubles as a Southern California punk-rock museum, its walls filled with everything from original Black Flag show fliers and signed Addicts skateboard decks to tickets from a Pennywise Key Club show that later became a popular live record. So, go for a Black Flag tattoo and stay to relive the group's glory days, even if you were too young to experience them firsthand. 331 Pacific Coast Hwy., Hermosa Beach. (310) 519-7246,

—Andrew Courtien

LA Weekly