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Famed tattoo artist Mark Mahoney is going strong on the Sunset Strip

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By DiAngelea Millar Reblogged from: http://www.latimes.com Mark Mahoney has inked some of the top names in Hollywood. Operating out of an upscale tattoo parlor near the western end of the Sunset Strip, the owner of the Shamrock Social Club has become the go-to man for celebrities seeking tattoos. On a recent Thursday evening, wearing a fashionable gray suit over brown alligator-skin shoes, the lanky 56-year-old strolled through the busy studio, decorated with three-leaf clovers and portraits of the Virgin Mary, on his way to his customary 5:30 p.m.-to-1 a.m. shift. Several of Mahoney’s nine employees were already at work, their needles buzzing over custom tattoos that cost from $500 for a single sitting to many thousands of dollars for an elaborate tattoo. Read More »

Louis Molloy: From Tattoo Artist to Celebrity

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By Rachael Harrington Louis Molloy started off in tattooing in the backstreets of Manchester, England in the 1970s. Back then, tattooing had just begun to grow beyond its ‘sailors and whores’ image in the West, being firmly adopted by the counter-culture. Then, around the time Louis made his first tentative steps into the world of tattooing, real artists began to embrace the form. The young Louis had a talent for art, but he also had a fascination for the underground world of tattooing. Teenage Louis was an outsider, but tattooing gave him a place to belong, and someone to be. According to an interview he gave, Louis’ first inspiration was the iconic record sleeves of the time. Already caught up in the tattoo scene, record-sleeve art gave him the inspiration he needed to start his journey towards being a tattoo artist, rather than a just hanging out in the scene…  Read More »