Nestled in the charming grime of downtown LA is a real gem. L.A. River Tattoo is a beautifully-crafted tattoo/surf shop hybrid. The Arts District location also includes a coffee shop and proper barber. A product of LA native, Stephen Carbollo, the shops are a brilliant showcase of LA’s creative ability and enthusiasm.
Madre poured a couple mezcals with Stephen and asked a few questions.
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Photos by Christopher Morley @morleyrobert