Los Angeles

## Top 10 Classic American Tattoo Studios in Los Angeles

Los Angeles

Los Angeles, the City of Angels, is known worldwide as a vibrant hub for creativity, art, and self-expression. As such, it's no surprise that it's home to some of the finest tattoo studios in the world, many of which specialize in Classic American tattoos. In this blog post, we'll dive into the top 10 studios in Los Angeles for exceptional Classic American tattoos.

1. **Shamrock Social Club:** Located in West Hollywood, Shamrock Social Club is a renowned studio known for its Classic American tattoos. With an impressive roster of celebrity clients, their artists showcase incredible skill and artistry in every design.

2. **High Voltage Tattoo:** Kat Von D’s famous tattoo studio, featured on the reality show LA Ink, houses some of the finest artists skilled in various styles, including Classic American tattoos.

3. **True Tattoo:** True Tattoo has a team of skilled artists who excel in creating timeless Classic American designs. Their expertise in the style ensures that every tattoo tells a unique story.

4. **Zulu Tattoo:** Zulu Tattoo is well-known for its custom tattoos. Their artists are skilled in various styles, with exceptional work in Classic American designs standing out.

5. **The Honorable Society Tattoo Parlour & Lounge:** This trendy tattoo studio offers a unique, relaxed environment and has gained a reputation for its talented artists and their Classic American designs.

6. **Broken Art Tattoo:** Specializing in custom designs, Broken Art Tattoo offers some of the best Classic American tattoos in Los Angeles. Their attention to detail and artistry makes them a favorite among tattoo enthusiasts.

7. **Alchemy Tattoo:** Known for its exceptional work in various tattoo styles, Alchemy Tattoo has some of the best artists for Classic American tattoos. Their bold, vibrant designs embody the essence of this timeless style.

8. **RicRoks Tattoos:** This private studio offers custom designs and is particularly known for their Classic American tattoos. RicRoks ensures every piece is a work of art that echoes the client’s vision.

9. **Spotlight Tattoo:** With a legacy dating back to 1975, Spotlight Tattoo has some of Los Angeles' most experienced artists. Their work in Classic American tattoos demonstrates a deep respect for the style's history and tradition.

These Los Angeles studios exemplify the artistic versatility, skill, and creativity required for outstanding Classic American tattoos. Remember, getting a tattoo is a significant decision. Take your time to research, consult, and connect with the artists before making your choice. Enjoy the journey of creating a piece of art that will be with you for a lifetime!

The Early Days

Swallows and Daggers started life as a digital labour of love with the original blog documenting and dissecting classic american tattooing. From these small viral roots grew a community of like minded misfits, shaping and influencing the evolution of the brand. We garnered a global audience – through vast and varied daily content, the s&d website became a reference point for artists, brands and tattoo aficionados alike. In the process we broke down tattoo culture for anyone who had respect for the craft but not the access to the knowledge. Soon, a physical zine evolved out of the website, followed by a series of collaborative t-shirts with artists Simon erl and matty d’arienzo.

The Glory Days

Since the 2000's swallows and daggers has offered a fashion collection riffing off our obsession with tattoo culture, taking inspiration from artistry of the skin onto the cloth. Alongside our mainline collection, we’ve facilitated small, exclusive drops with some of the most exciting names in the industry. From Ross Hell to Ashley Love and most recently jack the grim. We have always intended to create a product that provokes and amuses offering a slice of off-beat original style.

The Reset

2020 has been a hard year for all. We’re not going to pretend that as a small business the events of this year have passed us by. We’ve taken the time to pause, reflect and reset. All our clothes are now created from certified organic cotton with each piece cut, sewn and printed in association with our longstanding well trusted factory in Turkey. If you have any questions about our process, then please ask. We are committed to complete transparency over our process, from cotton field to your back. At Swallows and Daggers we represent the freaks, the geeks, the weirdos, the misfits, the drop outs and the ne-er do wells. The misunderstood, the misanthropic, the dreamers, the artists, the scarred, the brave and the unique. S&D has always been a labour of love, we’ve never lost that spirit. We’re going to keep evolving and hopefully bring you all along for the ride.