West Hollywood, California: Reality TV Tattoo Parlor and Mural (Closed)

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. Gutted by 2014 fire, exterior restored/enhanced; closed for good in 2021.

Southwest corner of La Brea and Fountain Ave.
Late 2021: Closed

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Back mural.

Reality TV Tattoo Parlor and Mural

The outside of the building has been painted, and around back is an amazing mural of all the tattoo artists.

[Shayna H, 08/03/2021]

High Voltage Tattoo.

Reality TV Tattoo Parlor

Part of it burned down last year, so construction is happening. Apparently still open during construction though.

[CS, 06/29/2015]
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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