Tattoos >Zulu Tattoo
165 S Crescent Heights Blvd, Los Angeles, CA | Directions 9004834.072356 -118.365925
by appointment only
Neighborhoods: Beverly Center, Central LA
Best thing I have found in LA thus far – A new LA transplant by way of NYC, this is the first place I have found that has not made me miss home. The ambience, the people, the artists...everything was amazing. I am soooo happy with my tattoo.
Like no other! – Great atmosphere, laid back approach, seriously talented artists. It just doen't get any better than this. If you're going to be in the area, make an appointment and pull the trigger. I constantly receives compliments on the piece that King Afa did for me. I'll be back.
Thanks for the review! King Afa is one of the BEST polynesian tattoo artists around and we are so lucky to have him here at Zulu Tattoo! I'm so happy you had a good experience and we hope you'll come back for more!
EXCELLENT – Best tattoos ever! Worth driving 200 miles for. Lantz does great work including scar cover ups. Love you guys.
Misha the Queen – This was a rite of passage for me, I had just published my first book and decided to make a commitment for life and as Misha says "it's only forever, so make sure you like it."
Misha was amazing, I brought her a concept and not only she realized it but took it to another level and I simply loved it. It was such a pleasure to spend hours with this woman, who made me laugh and made me completely comfortable. I love my tattoo. BTW I am in my 50s and this is my first tattoo.....
Misha is one the BEST tattoo artists in town and definitely a joy to work with!! Zulu Tattoo thanks you for putting your trust in our shop and in our wonderful staff.
Zulu tattoo and gorgeous Misha ;) – Being a great tattoo artist is a talent all it's own... Misha is not just a tattoo artist, she's a healer. What was once beneath...i'll never tell...and thanks to Misha...you'll never know.
One word....AMAZING. – I am no novice to tattoos. I have about 20% of my body covered in beautiful pieces, all done by two artists that I trust very highly. Neither of them are in LA, and when my beloved cat of 21 years passed away on my wedding night I knew I needed to honor him with the most important tattoo of my life. The problem....where to find the perfect artist to properly honor my little one?
Upon seeing the History Channel piece on tattoo history, I was impressed by the Zulu Tattoo shop and wanted to check it out more. I had already met with four other artists who I knew immediately were not right for me, and had perused countless artist books. I emailed Catherine and she responded right away with her suggestion for my particular needs. I made the consult appointment with Lantz as per her suggestion.
The shop is beautiful,VERY clean, but warm, none of that "stark" feel. Catherine is lovely and helpful and Lantz was right on time for our appointment. Two minutes with him and I knew he was the perfect person, just as it was suggested he would be. We discussed the piece and they went out of their way to fit me in before I left the country for a long business trip.
It has been 12 years or so since my last piece, and I was admittedly a bit nervous. Lantz made me feel at ease and talked to me to keep me distracted through the toughest parts. He finished it in a very short time considering the great detail (did not milk the clock like some artists will) and the results? INCREDIBLE. The colors are so vibrant, the detail so beautiful, and he captured the essence of my little beast so perfectly it seems like he is a photograph.
Needless to say, I am ecstatic with the whole experience, beginning to end. I even chatted a little with Mischa, who is really lovely, and got a sample of both hers and King Afa's work while i was there and was very impressed...If this is your first, or 21st piece, this is your place!
Better than I could have imagined – I was visiting LA from Canada and while I was there I wanted to get a tattoo and one of the more "popular" tattoo shops that is on TV right now. I called and emailed them twice and never heard a response and boy and I glad. I started researching tattoo shops in LA and found Zulu. After reading many reviews on this site an others I was very impressed so I thought I would give it a try, and after my first expeience I wasn't expecting much. Boy was I wrong. Zulu had to be the most organized, professional and comfortable tattoo shop. I was very impressed with the quick response from Catherine for booking the tattoo (within 24 hours of my initial email). I had a very origianl idea and was worried if it would come out looking like I wanted to. I had selected Lance to do the tattoo based on Zulu's website and looking at his work. Lance was awesome. We did the consultation via email before I got to LA. To be honest when he sent me the original sample of the tattoo I was a little worried because it was only an outline and didn't really show the detail (Lance explained it would happen in the filling in). I had a few small changes and when I got to my appointment Lance had taken them into consideration and we wer ready to go. Lance was awesome. He was so easy to talk to, it was like talking to a friend. The tattoo is amazing, better than I could have ever imagined. Everyone that has seen it has had nothing but good things to say about how awesome and life-like it looks (it is an orangu-tan). Thank You Thank You Thank You. I am so happy that other place didn't call me back because I got the best tattoo ever. If you are in LA and looking for somewher to go for a tattoo go to Zulu. You won't regret it.
And to Lance - go LA Kings (I'll be rooting for the Toronto Maple Leafs)!
Best tattoo shop ever! – Zulu Tattoo is so much more than just a tattoo shop. It is truly a place that celebrates community and the connection that exists between every single one of us. From the moment I walked in, I was struck by the collective energy Zulu and his wife Khani were able to create and radiate outward, welcoming all walks of life in their sphere. I have spent many hours on the table, the result of which is an amazing back piece that reflects both a physical and spiritual manifestation of who and what I am. Zulu was able to channel and draw that out, both literally and figuratively, which is more than a testament to his mastered skill, incredible artistry and the depth of his spiritual being. The beauty of Zulu Tattoo is that every piece is given the same amount of attention and intuitiveness regardless of size, shape or color. Theirs is a family, a tribe, a communal consciousness that I feel tremendously grateful and lucky to have not only experienced but to forever be a part of.
Sacred Marks – I waited 10 years for my first tattoo and it was well worth the wait! Roni Zulu has completed all of the tattoos that I have (4 in all). Each one is special and has great meaning to me and anyone who knows me can look at them and see "me". I have a half sleeve that my husband designed and Roni took it up several notches :-) I receive lots of compliments on the shading work and when folks find out that the only outline is of the main piece while the remainder is shading they are amazed. I consider each tattoo that I have a piece of living art and my body happens to be the canvas. There are additions that I need to make to a couple of pieces as more spirit has come through each piece. Roni, I do need to make an appointment ;-) and thanks bunches!
Zulu tattoo – Best tattoo artist and the nicest person . you deserve this honor Mr. Roni . I would never go to another .
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