Erik is the owner of Hollywood Stars Tattoo. He believes in always giving your best every level you reach. Never compromise quality for your budget. Erik loves tattooing even after 30 plus years of doing it.
My experience has taught me to be patient when working with everyone. I enjoy learning from clients and the journeys they've been through. I alway put in the proper amount of time and effort into every tattoo I do. I do not rush through the tattoo and I use all the proper tools along with all the right needles to get the job done correctly. I never cut corners.
I love to read about self improvement to build my mind, body and soul; so that I can better improve my relationships with my family, friends, and myself. I get excited when I learn and grow as an artist, a business, and a human being. I challenge myself by going to tattoo seminar as well as art workshops; so my tattoos and artwork can improve year after year. I have lots of friends and mentors in this industry that I can go to for guidance if needed to help grow in my craft. I stay updated on the latest trend and fads. I can help you get the most out of your tattoo experience.
What I believe to be great artist attributes and value; I encourage in all who work here. It is not just about the tattoos we do. It is also, and just as importantly, it’s about the experience we share with each and every guest that comes through the door.
We are here to help clear your head of any doubts and give you peace of mind. We are highly motivated and eager to give you only the best you can possibly get.
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I am a resident artist at Hollywood Stars Tattoo. I've had an extensive tattoo apprenticeship under Erik Gutierrez and have 15 years of tattoo experience. I especially enjoy tattooing abstract/free flowing tattoos and trash-polka tattoos. I also am well versed in tattoo concept design. I feel each tattoo is an extension of not only myself but my client as well, I look forward to working and growing with each client that I have the opportunity and pleasure to meet.
I have over 9 years of tattoo experience under my belt and am looking forward to many more. I taught for 5 years as a professor of perspective, design, and color theory at the Art Institute. I am the shop illustrator and your go-to guy if you need a one of a kind design drawn on the spot or drawn out for a later time for more intense designing. I am an expert in illustration composition. My specialties are fine line tattoos and freehand custom tattoo design.
I have three private tattoo stations that will be rented to tattoo artists that need a space to tattoo your Los Angeles clientele. I’m opening the shop because it is a nice safe environment to tattoo rather then bringing strangers to your home or if you are struggling to have them come to a hidden private studio. We have a great location and are looking for good people with great work. What will also be changing will be more transparency I will be teaching younger eager artists to fish and support themselves as I have many artists before. For more information on renting a station or if you are an illustrator needing work and if you are looking to transition to tattooing please email your best 5 pieces of artwork and brief description of yourself and your art style to firstname.lastname@example.org I will have more information for those that qualify.
We specialize in single-needle, fine line and micro realism.
My first five years tattooing I used a home made tattoo machine gifted to my by a friend on his way to jail. This was as single as you can get the whole needle and bar was the same one piece if size number 13 guitar string I would cut it and use a sharpening stone to a fabricated knife sharpener to keep my points sharp and tapered. 25 years later these type of tattoos are a pintrest sensation lol.
We look forward to taking care of your single needle or tight three request.
Erik Gutierrez Owner