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Meet Lantz Huston of Shoebox Tattoo in North Hollywood

Today we’d like to introduce you to Lantz Huston.

Lantz, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
While working as Art Director for Universal Studios, I started getting tattooed and it changed my life. The shop I went to offered me an apprenticeship, I started tattooing, and have never looked back – I was with that shop for 13 years and we won Best Tattoo Shop twice by the LA Weekly. To be closer to home and more involved with raising my daughter, I opened a shop on this side of the hill about 4 years ago

Has it been a smooth road?
I was fortunate enough to be brought into a shop that already had an impeccable reputation, which paved a fairly easy road to build a steady cliental making the move to my own shop definitely had it hurdles, like any small business getting off the ground, but with the advent of social media, and a strong local client base, it didn’t take long for Shoebox Tattoo to back to the same pace from where I left off.

So, let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Shoebox Tattoo story. Tell us more about the business.
Shoebox Tattoo has established itself as one of LAs premier tattoo shops. We offer a full selection of all styles of tattooing, from Americana to photo-realism, from Japanese to tribal, and everything in between. We have been touted as one of the best places for both lettering and cover-up tattoos as well.

How do you think the industry will change over the next decade?
With the explosion of tattoo reality shows and greater exposure through social media, tattooing has made leaps and bounds in creativity, safety, and artistic integrity. I can only see the level of quality in all aspects of the industry rise and generate many newer and returning clients.

Contact Info:

  • Address: 4653 Lankershim blvd. North Hollywood, Ca. 91602
  • Website: www.shoeboxtattoo.com
  • Phone: 818-358-3385
  • Email: lantz@shoeboxtattoo.com
  • Instagram: shoeboxtattoo
  • Facebook: shoebox tattoo
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