DOGTOWN INK

Old Glory's Kevin Hinton

Amerikan Traditionalist

“I got my first tattoo when I was thirteen,” says Kevin Hinton. We sit at the bar in Hama Sushi, across the street from Venice’s Old Glory Tattoo Parlor, the shop Hinton has owned and operated since 2005. I wonder who, in America, tattoos thirteen-year-olds.

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C's FOR CYBELE WITH HER GOREY TATTOO

C’s FOR CYBELE WITH HER GOREY TATTOO

A tattoo of two children hitting each other over the head with croquet mallets graces Cybele O’Brien’s left shoulder. It’s an illustration by that master of morbid, Edward Gorey, from his book The Epiplectic Bicycle.

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Girl with the Anime Ink

Girl with the Anime Ink

When you say someone has Japanese style tattoos, you don’t usually mean Hello Kitty — unless you’re talking about Venice, California’s Malina Huang.

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Steve Christensen

PAN & INK

Steve Christensen — whose tattoo “sleeve” features a horned-and-hooved Pan, Japanese wood-block style waves and five-petaled cherry blossoms — is into some serious esoterica.

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