West Hollywood, California: Reality TV Tattoo Parlor

Reality TV show LA Ink followed the work and travails of Kat Von D and the skin artistes at High Voltage Tattoo. Large mural portrait of the show's "stars" on the back of the building.
Address:
1259 North La Brea Ave., West Hollywood, CA
Directions:
Southwest corner of La Brea and Fountain Ave.
Hours:
Oct. 23, 2014: Gutted by fire.
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Reality TV Tattoo Parlor

We were there today --there was the production crew in the back. They were real nice. Nice cars parked in the back. Go slow when looking for it -- it is sandwiched between two buildings.

[Kim, 04/27/2010]
High Voltage Tattoo. Reality TV Tattoo Parlor

In Hollywood there are a million spots where scenes were shot for classic movies or TV shows, dressed up with temporary signs and paint jobs so that what remains is only recognizable if a tour guide points it out (thanks, Scott Michaels of Dearly Departed Tours!). Reality TV show locations, perversely, fare better. There's no budget to change much, and part of the allure of the on-air humiliation is that you and your business become celebrities.

Reality TV series "LA Ink" follows the work and travails of the skin artistes at High Voltage Tattoo. The storefront along La Brea is the real business; you can march right in and get a tattoo.

And check out the back of the building -- there's a large mural portrait of the show's "stars."

[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 02/06/2010]

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