Josh Chesler

Japanese sleeves often continue on to the chest (and sometimes down the sides) of the wearer.; Credit: Courtesy of Jojo Ackermann

The Unlikely Place Angelenos are Going for Japanese Bodysuit Tattoos

In just about every tattoo shop in L.A., you can find someone who does acceptable traditional/neotraditional pieces (whether custom or based on flash) and likely an artist who can do a detailed black-and gray-tattoo. At dozens of parlors, there are fine art tattooers who do painting-like work and grossly trendy......
Warmerdam's traded his paintbrush for tattoo machines (for the most part).; Credit: Josh Chesler

Why an East Hollywood Tattoo Artist Ditched Fine Art for Tattoo Art

Adam Warmerdam moved to L.A. in 2004 as a promising young artist looking to learn some graphic design skills. Twelve years later, he’s finally found a home for his art, but in a very different place. “I learned that computers really weren’t my thing,” Warmerdam says. “I decided graphic design......
Lisa Bracero is one of L.A.'s top young female tattooers — but don't think she only does tattoos for girls.; Credit: Photo by Josh Chesler

Tattooer Lisa Bracero Dishes on Not Being a Big, Burly Dude

To this day, people will still walk into Yer Cheat’n Heart Tattoo in Hermosa Beach and talk to Lisa Bracero like she’s the receptionist. Sure, it doesn’t happen as much as it used to, but plenty of folks still expect their tattoo artists to be big, bearded, burly men. “There......
Kat and her bros (crew) at High Voltage; Credit: Josh Chesler

Kat Von D Explains the Remodeled High Voltage Tattoo

Arguably the most famous tattoo shop in L.A. is open again for the first time in over a year, and it’s more representative of its leading lady than ever before. Kat Von D’s High Voltage Tattoo is open for business in its old space once again after being damaged by......

10 of L.A.’s Most Awesome Tattoo Artists

Since shows like L.A. Ink and Ink Master brought tattooing from the subculture to the suburbs, tattoos have never been more popular. It seems like there’s a new tattoo shop on every street corner in every neighborhood these days, but a quick Google search will prove that not all tattoo......
These guys know pop-punk; Credit: U.S. Navy photo by Journalist 2nd Class Denny Lester via Wikimedia Commons

10 Best Pop-Punk Songs of All Time

There’s no way to deny it at this point: Pop-punk is back. Love it or hate it, those high school jams from the first half of the ‘00s have circled back around as part of the current “emo revival.” Get ready to jump, scream, and sing your teenage heart out,......
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