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Los Angeles has no shortage of tattoo artists — especially hard-to-book, high-profile ones. You know who they are: They have TV shows, months-long waiting lists, and instant name recognition. However, they aren't necessarily the industry pros we find the most fascinating. And, they're definitely not the only ones coming up with the most awe-inspiring designs right now.
So, who is? We took to the streets to find the coolest artists that should be on your radar now. The perfect balance between edgy and accessible, these creative geniuses deliver tattoos that look more like actual art than doodles on the skin. Click through to get to know these nine tattooists. You're going to want to book your appointment, stat.
Photo: Courtesy of East Izhar.