On my recent trip to Los Angeles, I popped in and talked to a few of the artists in San Pedro's Ace of Hearts Tattoo.
Fortunately for me, they were also in the sharing mood. Check out this piece on the upper right arm of artist Javie Dev:
This awesome tattoo was an appropriate one to feature, as Southern Californians would attest. The work refers to the ska/punk band Sublime, who hail from neighboring Long Beach.
Their debut album, 40 Oz. to Freedom, featured this cover art:
What makes this tattoo particularly special is that Javie got it from Opie Ortiz, the artist who designed the album cover. Opie was one of Javie's mentors and did the tattoo at American Beauty Tattoo Parlor in Sunset Beach.
Thanks to Javie for sharing this awesome tattoo with us here on Tattoosday!
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