Zulu Tattoo

★★★★★
  • 165 S Crescent Heights Blvd

    Los Angeles, CA 90048

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  • 323-302-4853

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Zulu and his entire staff are Family, PERIOD! They treat you with love and respect and the place is a dream come true if you want to really ""Feel"" that you're doing something momentous to your body image for the rest of your life. \r
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Zulu gets excited at his consultations with you, he tries his best to understand WHY you want a certain image, and because he gets so into it, I think that's why his work comes out so beautiful..it conveys that he pays attention. He also has the best curly lines and circles I've ever seen..the man's a Genius and he's my HOMIE! Peace Zulu you deserve this and many more..I'll be in soon for the next one....

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★★★★★

Zulu and his entire staff are Family, PERIOD! They treat you with love and respect and the place is a dream come true if you want to really ""Feel"" that you're doing something momentous to your body image for the rest of your life. \r
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Zulu gets excited at his consultations with you, he tries his best to understand WHY you want a certain image, and because he gets so into it, I think that's why his work comes out so beautiful..it conveys that he pays attention. He also has the best curly lines and circles I've ever seen..the man's a Genius and he's my HOMIE! Peace Zulu you deserve this and many more..I'll be in soon for the next one....

Pros: I love them, they truly make me feel special...

Cons: none that i can think of..seriously maybe better parking but who cares this IS LA

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Then go see Zulu. The man is amazing...as an artist and as a person. \r
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He takes good care of his customers and unlike most tattoo artists, he can draw exceptionally well. Zulu also doesn't have a heavy hand when he works on you and the vibe in there puts you at ease so that you can relax and enjoy the experience.\r
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There are a ton of lousy tattoo shops in LA, and this is not one of them...He's real and so is his work...\r
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I highly recommend Zulu to anyone who is serious about putting something on their body that will last a lifetime. Zulu is like the modern day medicine man, guiding his customers to find the inner union between the vessel which is their body and the emotions, experiences and passions, which will eventually join to become their tattoo!

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★★★★★

Then go see Zulu. The man is amazing...as an artist and as a person. \r
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He takes good care of his customers and unlike most tattoo artists, he can draw exceptionally well. Zulu also doesn't have a heavy hand when he works on you and the vibe in there puts you at ease so that you can relax and enjoy the experience.\r
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There are a ton of lousy tattoo shops in LA, and this is not one of them...He's real and so is his work...\r
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I highly recommend Zulu to anyone who is serious about putting something on their body that will last a lifetime. Zulu is like the modern day medicine man, guiding his customers to find the inner union between the vessel which is their body and the emotions, experiences and passions, which will eventually join to become their tattoo!

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I have five tats and got my most recent one from Zulu at Zulu Tattoo. I'd wanted Zulu to ink me for quite sometime but waited until I had the right concept to warrant his work (and the long wait). Getting inked at Zulu is a total spiritual experience and well worth the time (now he has a two year wait, I waited six months). His work is amazing, his shop is flawless and his employees also share his philosophy of simply helping you find the design within yourself. Great experience and I plan on going again for my next tat.

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★★★★★

I have five tats and got my most recent one from Zulu at Zulu Tattoo. I'd wanted Zulu to ink me for quite sometime but waited until I had the right concept to warrant his work (and the long wait). Getting inked at Zulu is a total spiritual experience and well worth the time (now he has a two year wait, I waited six months). His work is amazing, his shop is flawless and his employees also share his philosophy of simply helping you find the design within yourself. Great experience and I plan on going again for my next tat.

Pros: Excellent artistry, attention to clients' wishes, intimate atmosphere

Cons: Long wait for appointment availability, parking non-existent

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I know that we can all say we know a tattoo artist that is fantastic,but the do you know of tribe of Sacredmarksmen and women that work inside of a place that is more Sanctuary than a tattoo parlour.I do, spearheaded by a Teacher that I've have been blessed to be tattoode by and call a freind Zulu.It is their walk and commitment to their work that sets them a part from any body out there.Actualy there is not setting a part ,they are in a class all of their own.\r
With blessings...\r
Carlo Novoa...

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★★★★★

I know that we can all say we know a tattoo artist that is fantastic,but the do you know of tribe of Sacredmarksmen and women that work inside of a place that is more Sanctuary than a tattoo parlour.I do, spearheaded by a Teacher that I've have been blessed to be tattoode by and call a freind Zulu.It is their walk and commitment to their work that sets them a part from any body out there.Actualy there is not setting a part ,they are in a class all of their own.\r
With blessings...\r
Carlo Novoa...

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Zulu tattoo is the BEST shop I've been to, hands down! Fantastic service, welcoming environment and exceptional talent. I'm so happy with my ink done by Sameerah-- a true artist, indeed! A+++

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★★★★★

Zulu tattoo is the BEST shop I've been to, hands down! Fantastic service, welcoming environment and exceptional talent. I'm so happy with my ink done by Sameerah-- a true artist, indeed! A+++

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It?s so rare to have someone truly exceed your expectations ? especially something you?ve visualized in your mind for years - and then see it brought to life before your eyes even better than you had imagine it. That?s what I experienced at Zulu. \r
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While it?s tough to quantify a vibe, they have found a way of bringing a wealth of knowledge, artistry and passion together to create an environment where each person?s journey can be told and celebrated. There?s no cookie cutter program here. No blinking lights, neon, or ?open-all-night? at Zulu. They are passionate, talented artists who just want to help you channel your message. \r
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My artist, Sameerah, is amazingly talented and passionate about her art. It was easy for me to trust her with my work. Because of the shop?s reputation, she had aspired to someday work at Zulu, and now she says she?s living her dream by actually being here. If you talk to any of the artists here, you?ll see that they are all kindred spirits and each one of their work is extraordinary. \r
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If you?re looking for a fashion statement, you can go anywhere. But if want a meaningful masterpiece and only the real deal will do, then check out Zulu.

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★★★★★

It?s so rare to have someone truly exceed your expectations ? especially something you?ve visualized in your mind for years - and then see it brought to life before your eyes even better than you had imagine it. That?s what I experienced at Zulu. \r
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While it?s tough to quantify a vibe, they have found a way of bringing a wealth of knowledge, artistry and passion together to create an environment where each person?s journey can be told and celebrated. There?s no cookie cutter program here. No blinking lights, neon, or ?open-all-night? at Zulu. They are passionate, talented artists who just want to help you channel your message. \r
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My artist, Sameerah, is amazingly talented and passionate about her art. It was easy for me to trust her with my work. Because of the shop?s reputation, she had aspired to someday work at Zulu, and now she says she?s living her dream by actually being here. If you talk to any of the artists here, you?ll see that they are all kindred spirits and each one of their work is extraordinary. \r
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If you?re looking for a fashion statement, you can go anywhere. But if want a meaningful masterpiece and only the real deal will do, then check out Zulu.

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I couldn't have picked a better shop and the artist Sameerah exceeded all my expectations. In fact, her representation on the phoenix I went in for, inspired me to add on even more. Now she and I are in the process of doing (almost) a full sleeve and my hubby and I will be getting our 4 year anniversary tattoo there too. It's a little pricey however it's worth it! Ink quality is great, healing process is quick, the tattoo ointment they sell in the shop smells awesome (not to mention nourishing to your tattoo), and the people are truly like a family. Hands down, the best experience I've had getting inked.

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★★★★★

I couldn't have picked a better shop and the artist Sameerah exceeded all my expectations. In fact, her representation on the phoenix I went in for, inspired me to add on even more. Now she and I are in the process of doing (almost) a full sleeve and my hubby and I will be getting our 4 year anniversary tattoo there too. It's a little pricey however it's worth it! Ink quality is great, healing process is quick, the tattoo ointment they sell in the shop smells awesome (not to mention nourishing to your tattoo), and the people are truly like a family. Hands down, the best experience I've had getting inked.

Pros: ink quality, one on one attention, clean facility, great ambiance

Cons: pricey, 1 hour deposit for artwork, parking

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Ok, so where does someone who is a virgin to the land of ink and not feel intimidated to to get his/her first tattoo? Zulu Tattoo. The atmosphere is quite like nothing that I would expect from a tattoo place. The staff is wonderful, friendly and inviting. I felt very much at home and welcomed. Sameerah, my tattoo artist, greeted me with the warmest smile and immediately started to ask me questions to get a feel for what I wanted in my mark. I was blown away by the sketches that she sent me via email and was so excited to start the process. Once there, I felt very taken care by her and the staff of Zulu Tattoo. I love my tattoo and the only side effect that I have had is the burning desire to get another one in the near future. Zulu Tattoo is the best for anyone that has been thinking of getting a tattoo but has been too intimidated into going through with it. I left there truly feeling that I have been ""Welcomed into the Tribe"". Thank you Sameerah and thank you Zulu Tatttoo!

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★★★★★

Ok, so where does someone who is a virgin to the land of ink and not feel intimidated to to get his/her first tattoo? Zulu Tattoo. The atmosphere is quite like nothing that I would expect from a tattoo place. The staff is wonderful, friendly and inviting. I felt very much at home and welcomed. Sameerah, my tattoo artist, greeted me with the warmest smile and immediately started to ask me questions to get a feel for what I wanted in my mark. I was blown away by the sketches that she sent me via email and was so excited to start the process. Once there, I felt very taken care by her and the staff of Zulu Tattoo. I love my tattoo and the only side effect that I have had is the burning desire to get another one in the near future. Zulu Tattoo is the best for anyone that has been thinking of getting a tattoo but has been too intimidated into going through with it. I left there truly feeling that I have been ""Welcomed into the Tribe"". Thank you Sameerah and thank you Zulu Tatttoo!

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I couldn't have picked a better shop and the artist Sameerah exceeded all my expectations. In fact, her representation on the phoenix I went in for, inspired me to add on even more. Now she and I are in the process of doing (almost) a full sleeve and my hubby and I will be getting our 4 year anniversary tattoo there too. It's a little pricey however it's worth it! Ink quality is great, healing process is quick, the tattoo ointment they sell in the shop smells awesome (not to mention nourishing to your tattoo), and the people are truly like a family. Hands down, the best experience I've had getting inked.

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★★★★★

I couldn't have picked a better shop and the artist Sameerah exceeded all my expectations. In fact, her representation on the phoenix I went in for, inspired me to add on even more. Now she and I are in the process of doing (almost) a full sleeve and my hubby and I will be getting our 4 year anniversary tattoo there too. It's a little pricey however it's worth it! Ink quality is great, healing process is quick, the tattoo ointment they sell in the shop smells awesome (not to mention nourishing to your tattoo), and the people are truly like a family. Hands down, the best experience I've had getting inked.

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Zulu Tattoo is hands down the GREATEST shop to get all your ink done!! Let their work speak for itself, simply amazing!!!!!! Check em' out =)

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Zulu Tattoo is hands down the GREATEST shop to get all your ink done!! Let their work speak for itself, simply amazing!!!!!! Check em' out =)

Pros: amazing artist, what more can you ask for?

Cons: none!

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Wonderful relaxing ambiance, and incredibly personable artists.

They take their time to ensure your happiness with your decision to get your life-long ink with their pre-appointments to discuss your desired tattoo so that you can arrive on your tattoo-day with the utmost confidence and excitement.

Sameerah was my artist, and went back to her for two other small tattoos and brought a friend to her to get his first tattoo.

Zulu tattoo won't let you down. :)

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★★★★★

Wonderful relaxing ambiance, and incredibly personable artists.

They take their time to ensure your happiness with your decision to get your life-long ink with their pre-appointments to discuss your desired tattoo so that you can arrive on your tattoo-day with the utmost confidence and excitement.

Sameerah was my artist, and went back to her for two other small tattoos and brought a friend to her to get his first tattoo.

Zulu tattoo won't let you down. :)

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Let me be perfectly clear: Zulu Tattoo is one of the best tattoo studios in the United States, if not the world. I say this based on many years of study about tattooing, permanent marks and their role in society. There is no place I trust more than Zulu and his incredibly thoughtful, creative, and soulful tribe of artists. \r
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I've received three tattoos from the amazing Zulu himself, and have known him for more than a decade. His custom artwork is unparalleled, as is his line work and tribal designs. My tattoos happen to all be extensively in color and their radiance many years later is still as strong as on the day I received them. Zulu has an incredible knowledge of cultures, faiths and symbols from around the world, and he uses this knowledge with his outstanding skill to realize anyone's vision onto the skin. You don't come to Zulu to pick a piece off the wall (there are none). You come for a one-of-a-kind creation that matches your heart and soul.\r
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Recently I also received a tattoo from King Afa, one of Zulu's talented artists. Though Afa is reknowned around the world for his Polynesian traditional work, he helped me translate an antique Mexican silver bracelet given by my grandmother into a phenomenal tattoo bracelet. Just sitting with Afa and learning about the traditional tattoo style and culture of Tonga (his homeland) was inspirational. I'm already on his schedule for a companion bracelet on my other wrist.\r
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Zulu and his team sets the bar for any permanent mark, and in today's times, they do something even more important. They remind us of our distant heritage, traditions, and the many cultures around the world that brought tattooing here in the first place. When you get a Zulu tattoo, you feel connected to the journeys that men and women have taken for millennia in order to mark their spiritual and personal transformations in a lifetime.\r
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If I could give six stars, I'd do so proudly and gratefully in honor of Zulu Tattoo.

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★★★★★

Let me be perfectly clear: Zulu Tattoo is one of the best tattoo studios in the United States, if not the world. I say this based on many years of study about tattooing, permanent marks and their role in society. There is no place I trust more than Zulu and his incredibly thoughtful, creative, and soulful tribe of artists. \r
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I've received three tattoos from the amazing Zulu himself, and have known him for more than a decade. His custom artwork is unparalleled, as is his line work and tribal designs. My tattoos happen to all be extensively in color and their radiance many years later is still as strong as on the day I received them. Zulu has an incredible knowledge of cultures, faiths and symbols from around the world, and he uses this knowledge with his outstanding skill to realize anyone's vision onto the skin. You don't come to Zulu to pick a piece off the wall (there are none). You come for a one-of-a-kind creation that matches your heart and soul.\r
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Recently I also received a tattoo from King Afa, one of Zulu's talented artists. Though Afa is reknowned around the world for his Polynesian traditional work, he helped me translate an antique Mexican silver bracelet given by my grandmother into a phenomenal tattoo bracelet. Just sitting with Afa and learning about the traditional tattoo style and culture of Tonga (his homeland) was inspirational. I'm already on his schedule for a companion bracelet on my other wrist.\r
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Zulu and his team sets the bar for any permanent mark, and in today's times, they do something even more important. They remind us of our distant heritage, traditions, and the many cultures around the world that brought tattooing here in the first place. When you get a Zulu tattoo, you feel connected to the journeys that men and women have taken for millennia in order to mark their spiritual and personal transformations in a lifetime.\r
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If I could give six stars, I'd do so proudly and gratefully in honor of Zulu Tattoo.

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I've had my first & second tattoo done by Zulu and planning the next one! He and his wife are so amazing! The studio is beautiful and peaceful. Zulu will also assist you in designing your tattoo. He has insight about color, style, etc.\r
Go to Zulu Tattoo! You will not be disappointed.

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★★★★★

I've had my first & second tattoo done by Zulu and planning the next one! He and his wife are so amazing! The studio is beautiful and peaceful. Zulu will also assist you in designing your tattoo. He has insight about color, style, etc.\r
Go to Zulu Tattoo! You will not be disappointed.

Pros: skill, ambience, price

Cons: parking - check the signs

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Zulu is the best tattoo artist I've ever seen. The guy's amazing! It's a great shop with great people and his wife Khani is the bomb. Check it out, you won't be sorry!

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★★★★★

Zulu is the best tattoo artist I've ever seen. The guy's amazing! It's a great shop with great people and his wife Khani is the bomb. Check it out, you won't be sorry!

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Zulu Tattoo isn't the kind of place where drunken high schoolers go to get their first tattoos, and pick some generic dolphin or Yosemite Sam or whatever off of a menu on the wall. It's the kind of place where people go to work closely with the tattoo artists, to develop a piece of art that will be with them for the rest of their lives.

When I decided I wanted a big shoulder tattoo, I consulted closely with Zulu. I only had a vague sense of what I wanted, so I brought in a bunch of pictures of tribal tattoos, flames, Mardi Gras masks, and stuff like that.

Zulu and I spoke several times over the next few months, and he helped me articulate what I wanted. With his extensive knowledge of the history and stylistics of tribal tattoos, I ended up getting the best of both worlds - I have a very individualistic tattoo that incorporates elements of the pictures I brought in and organically moves around the structure of my shoulder, which is also clearly a tribal tattoo.

I couldn't recommend Zulu Tattoo more strongly.

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★★★★★

Zulu Tattoo isn't the kind of place where drunken high schoolers go to get their first tattoos, and pick some generic dolphin or Yosemite Sam or whatever off of a menu on the wall. It's the kind of place where people go to work closely with the tattoo artists, to develop a piece of art that will be with them for the rest of their lives.

When I decided I wanted a big shoulder tattoo, I consulted closely with Zulu. I only had a vague sense of what I wanted, so I brought in a bunch of pictures of tribal tattoos, flames, Mardi Gras masks, and stuff like that.

Zulu and I spoke several times over the next few months, and he helped me articulate what I wanted. With his extensive knowledge of the history and stylistics of tribal tattoos, I ended up getting the best of both worlds - I have a very individualistic tattoo that incorporates elements of the pictures I brought in and organically moves around the structure of my shoulder, which is also clearly a tribal tattoo.

I couldn't recommend Zulu Tattoo more strongly.

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I was nervous about getting my first tattoo. However, as soon as I walked into Zulu Tattoo, I became more relaxed. It is a beautiful shop with a calming atmosphere and stellar customer service. I worked with Lantz on a design that I saw in my head and he as able to translate it into the most beautiful tattoo!!

I am already thinking of my next one! Thanks Zulu Tattoo!
I'll be back soon!

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★★★★★

I was nervous about getting my first tattoo. However, as soon as I walked into Zulu Tattoo, I became more relaxed. It is a beautiful shop with a calming atmosphere and stellar customer service. I worked with Lantz on a design that I saw in my head and he as able to translate it into the most beautiful tattoo!!

I am already thinking of my next one! Thanks Zulu Tattoo!
I'll be back soon!

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The atmosphere is truly wonderful, and the people are terrific! This was my first tattoo (I looked long and hard to find the right place to go to and the right artist to work with) , and Lantz made it a truly great experience from our first meeting to discuss what I wanted to do...to the time I left with my new tattoo (months later). I never felt rushed or like I wasn't wanted...Lantz took the time, and that really makes a difference (especially if you're a little scared because you haven't gotten one before). My boyfriend was ready to schedule an appointent while we were there...he was so impressed with not only the artistry, but the artists as people as well. He's already said that ""Zulu Tattoo"" is definitely where he's going to get the rest of his pieces done...he's been in many parlors, and he said that ""Zulu Tattoo"" has something truly special (and he's right...from the moment I walked in the door the first time; I knew that it was the place for me). If you're new to all of this like me, or if this is your 10th or 20th tattoo; this is definitely the place to go!!!

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★★★★★

The atmosphere is truly wonderful, and the people are terrific! This was my first tattoo (I looked long and hard to find the right place to go to and the right artist to work with) , and Lantz made it a truly great experience from our first meeting to discuss what I wanted to do...to the time I left with my new tattoo (months later). I never felt rushed or like I wasn't wanted...Lantz took the time, and that really makes a difference (especially if you're a little scared because you haven't gotten one before). My boyfriend was ready to schedule an appointent while we were there...he was so impressed with not only the artistry, but the artists as people as well. He's already said that ""Zulu Tattoo"" is definitely where he's going to get the rest of his pieces done...he's been in many parlors, and he said that ""Zulu Tattoo"" has something truly special (and he's right...from the moment I walked in the door the first time; I knew that it was the place for me). If you're new to all of this like me, or if this is your 10th or 20th tattoo; this is definitely the place to go!!!

Pros: Artists, artistry, customer service, atmosphere...I truly felt welcome

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I had been living with a horrible blob on my arm from a tattoo shop in Spokane, WA. For a year I searched for just the right place to make it better. I found Zulu Tattoo and went to see Lantz. He did an AMAZING job! He turned a nasty blob into a beautiful work of art all while making me feel at ease and listening to what I was looking for. This tattoo experience was by far the best I've had in 16 years. The entire staff and atmosphere was positively fantastic. I'll certainly be back.

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★★★★★

I had been living with a horrible blob on my arm from a tattoo shop in Spokane, WA. For a year I searched for just the right place to make it better. I found Zulu Tattoo and went to see Lantz. He did an AMAZING job! He turned a nasty blob into a beautiful work of art all while making me feel at ease and listening to what I was looking for. This tattoo experience was by far the best I've had in 16 years. The entire staff and atmosphere was positively fantastic. I'll certainly be back.

Pros: Everything

Cons: nothing

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I looked for months for a tattoo shop that I would feel comfortable in. When I walked into Zulu Tattoo, I knew it was the place. The people were super friendly and the place is gorgeous! This was my first tattoo. Zulu worked with me to find just the right design. It was truly a personal experience!\r
The tattoo came out better than expected and now I'm hooked!! Thanks Zulu and Khani-Jo for such a positive first tattoo experience. I'll be back!

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★★★☆☆

I looked for months for a tattoo shop that I would feel comfortable in. When I walked into Zulu Tattoo, I knew it was the place. The people were super friendly and the place is gorgeous! This was my first tattoo. Zulu worked with me to find just the right design. It was truly a personal experience!\r
The tattoo came out better than expected and now I'm hooked!! Thanks Zulu and Khani-Jo for such a positive first tattoo experience. I'll be back!

Pros: atmoshpere, customer service, talent

Cons: parking

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I just got inked by the Zuluman himself! It was amazing. A true uplifting and positive experience. \r
If you are looking for true talent and good people to ink your body, this is the place!\r
An experience you won't find at any other shop! Love the tattoo, Zulu!\r
Hats off to you and your tribe!

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★★★☆☆

I just got inked by the Zuluman himself! It was amazing. A true uplifting and positive experience. \r
If you are looking for true talent and good people to ink your body, this is the place!\r
An experience you won't find at any other shop! Love the tattoo, Zulu!\r
Hats off to you and your tribe!

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Awesome experience!! Great customer service! They made me feel right at home.\r
My tattoo came out better than ever expected! The Zulu Tattoo crew ROCKS!!

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Awesome experience!! Great customer service! They made me feel right at home.\r
My tattoo came out better than ever expected! The Zulu Tattoo crew ROCKS!!

Pros: Service, Talent, Atmosphere

Cons: parking

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I have had numerous bad tattoo experience, and to finally find someone like Lantz is certainly finding a needle in a haystack! With my lack of ideas, Lantz has taken my kernals of information I have given him and has come up with beautiful ideas! He has incorporated my old tattoo's into the new, in a seamless, innovative and very ""me"" kinda way. I have nothing but wonderful things to say about Lantz, and I would recommend him to everyone! HE ROCKS!

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★★★★★

I have had numerous bad tattoo experience, and to finally find someone like Lantz is certainly finding a needle in a haystack! With my lack of ideas, Lantz has taken my kernals of information I have given him and has come up with beautiful ideas! He has incorporated my old tattoo's into the new, in a seamless, innovative and very ""me"" kinda way. I have nothing but wonderful things to say about Lantz, and I would recommend him to everyone! HE ROCKS!

Pros: Beautiful Shop, great Artists

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I have had the pleasure of getting several tattoos from Lantz @ Zulu, everything from an amazing set of skeleton sparrows on my chest, to large peacocks on my calves, and a very intricate lock on the back of my neck! And speaking as a heavily tattooed woman, this artist is the real deal. Creative, talented, gentle and a pleasure to spend any amount of time with. Each time I come up with something new, he is excited about the challenge and works with me every step of the way! I have recommended many friends and strangers, who stop me in public impressed by his work, and NEVER heard a single complaint or unsatisfactory review. I would have to say, if you want the whole package, you NEED to visit Lantz @ Zulu tattoo!

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★★★★★

I have had the pleasure of getting several tattoos from Lantz @ Zulu, everything from an amazing set of skeleton sparrows on my chest, to large peacocks on my calves, and a very intricate lock on the back of my neck! And speaking as a heavily tattooed woman, this artist is the real deal. Creative, talented, gentle and a pleasure to spend any amount of time with. Each time I come up with something new, he is excited about the challenge and works with me every step of the way! I have recommended many friends and strangers, who stop me in public impressed by his work, and NEVER heard a single complaint or unsatisfactory review. I would have to say, if you want the whole package, you NEED to visit Lantz @ Zulu tattoo!

Pros: Artistic abilities, chair side manor, communication

Cons: I don't have any yet!

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I was very pleased with my tattoo by Lantz as well as the entire experience at Zulu Tattoo. Lantz worked with me every step of the way, sending me drawing after drawing until the perfect one was designed. Getting a tattoo is no small matter and he treated it with care and consideration - I won't go anywhere else now! Give 'em a shot, you won't be sorry.

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★★★★★

I was very pleased with my tattoo by Lantz as well as the entire experience at Zulu Tattoo. Lantz worked with me every step of the way, sending me drawing after drawing until the perfect one was designed. Getting a tattoo is no small matter and he treated it with care and consideration - I won't go anywhere else now! Give 'em a shot, you won't be sorry.

Pros: Custom Drawings

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Don't believe the hype. This place isn't worth your time. The service is horrible! LA is full of great artists at many different shops, and they won't treat you like you're a burden on their busy schedule. The folks at Zulu will cancel at the last minute (like the same damn day) on you. It happened to me twice. RUDE, RUDE, RUDE is all I have to say. I give them thumbs up for the great interior design, and major thumbs down for making me feel like my time isn't as important as their own.

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★★★☆☆

Don't believe the hype. This place isn't worth your time. The service is horrible! LA is full of great artists at many different shops, and they won't treat you like you're a burden on their busy schedule. The folks at Zulu will cancel at the last minute (like the same damn day) on you. It happened to me twice. RUDE, RUDE, RUDE is all I have to say. I give them thumbs up for the great interior design, and major thumbs down for making me feel like my time isn't as important as their own.

Pros: If you like color therapy, then the walls are a pretty shade of red.

Cons: The total lack of respect for their PAYING customers is a major problem. The parking is a mess too.

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Truthfully, I had heard good things about this shop and was excited that I could share in the design of my tattoo. Initally they were very responsive to me, but after trying to call them back over 10 times and leaving message after message and sending multiple e-mails, I eventually got extremely frustrated at the lack of response. I haven't had my tattoo done by them yet and after all this, I'm getting to the point where I'm about to change my mind. RIDICULOUS. Even when speaking to their receptionist who PROMISED to call me back, I got nothing.

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★★★☆☆

Truthfully, I had heard good things about this shop and was excited that I could share in the design of my tattoo. Initally they were very responsive to me, but after trying to call them back over 10 times and leaving message after message and sending multiple e-mails, I eventually got extremely frustrated at the lack of response. I haven't had my tattoo done by them yet and after all this, I'm getting to the point where I'm about to change my mind. RIDICULOUS. Even when speaking to their receptionist who PROMISED to call me back, I got nothing.

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This was an amazing experience working with Zulu and Khani-Jo. I went in for a consultation and was treated with patience and respect. I was very nervous and they made me feel comfortable and at home. The overall customer service was top notch! Zulu really was patient with me in creating a design! I would highly recommend this shop to anyone! You won't be disappointed!

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★★★★★

This was an amazing experience working with Zulu and Khani-Jo. I went in for a consultation and was treated with patience and respect. I was very nervous and they made me feel comfortable and at home. The overall customer service was top notch! Zulu really was patient with me in creating a design! I would highly recommend this shop to anyone! You won't be disappointed!

Pros: Friendly, Patient, Attentive

Cons: Parking

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I've never been to Zulu Tattoo and I wouldn't recommend them to anyone. I left several messages to make an appointment and I never received a call back. Their work might be good, but I wouldn't know because their customer service is terrible.

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★☆☆☆☆

I've never been to Zulu Tattoo and I wouldn't recommend them to anyone. I left several messages to make an appointment and I never received a call back. Their work might be good, but I wouldn't know because their customer service is terrible.

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My fiance and I both got inked by Lantz recently. The final product was amazing. Lantz took his time with the both of us making sure we got exactly what we wanted. He emailed versions of the tattoos back and forth for approval. This is not an ""old-school"" tattoo shop. Both Lantz and Zulu are friendly, approachable and respectful. I'm definitely going back to Lantz for more work.

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★★★★★

My fiance and I both got inked by Lantz recently. The final product was amazing. Lantz took his time with the both of us making sure we got exactly what we wanted. He emailed versions of the tattoos back and forth for approval. This is not an ""old-school"" tattoo shop. Both Lantz and Zulu are friendly, approachable and respectful. I'm definitely going back to Lantz for more work.

Pros: Artistry, Attitude, Atmosphere

Cons: Parking is difficult

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Zulu's artistry isn't limited to the image that he paints into the skin. It is very much a spiritual even that can mark your spirit as he weaves the web of lines upon your skin.

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★★★★★

Zulu's artistry isn't limited to the image that he paints into the skin. It is very much a spiritual even that can mark your spirit as he weaves the web of lines upon your skin.

Pros: Soft Touch, Extrodinary shading, sees what you want

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I can't say enough about this shop. First off the customer service is top notch, Khani-Jo is always great to talk to when scheduling an appointment. Secondly, the artists (Lantz and Zulu) are I feel two of the mosted talanted artists in Los Angeles. I have had 8 tattoos from Lantz (and one form Zulu) and are exactly what I wanted. They go the extra mile in listening to what the customer wants. They e-mail versions for your approval, which I feel is great in that is saves time driving back and forth to the shop. The atmosphere is very relaxing which is great when you are getting some ink in places that hurt ( I speak from experience) I can go on and on, but as I see I am only allowed 150 words, which is not enough to discribe this shop. Try it, you'll ove it!

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★★★★★

I can't say enough about this shop. First off the customer service is top notch, Khani-Jo is always great to talk to when scheduling an appointment. Secondly, the artists (Lantz and Zulu) are I feel two of the mosted talanted artists in Los Angeles. I have had 8 tattoos from Lantz (and one form Zulu) and are exactly what I wanted. They go the extra mile in listening to what the customer wants. They e-mail versions for your approval, which I feel is great in that is saves time driving back and forth to the shop. The atmosphere is very relaxing which is great when you are getting some ink in places that hurt ( I speak from experience) I can go on and on, but as I see I am only allowed 150 words, which is not enough to discribe this shop. Try it, you'll ove it!

Pros: Friendly, Customer Service, Artists

Cons: Parking

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Very talented artist. All work is custom, shop is neat and clean. Overall atmosphere was relaxing and peacefull. Treats clients with respect really works hard to find the design that is right for you. I love the piece he did for me. Highly recommended!!!

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★★★★★

Very talented artist. All work is custom, shop is neat and clean. Overall atmosphere was relaxing and peacefull. Treats clients with respect really works hard to find the design that is right for you. I love the piece he did for me. Highly recommended!!!

Pros: great work, great customer servic, comfortable shop

Cons: parking can be tricky

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This place is simply the best! My husband & I got tattooed together for our 5-yr anniversary a couple of years back, and we're so lucky to have found this place. We were working out a 'kanji' with a Japanese calligraphy artist who had previously had his beautiful artwork immortalized by Zulu; he recommended Zulu as the best tattoo artist in L.A. He wasn't wrong! From scheduling the appointment with Khani-Jo, to the atmosphere of the studio, and Zulu & Lantz's level of professionalism & amazing work; it was all there. Lantz was just great and really made sure we felt comfortable before starting the ink job. The result was awesome and we've gotten so many compliments for our tattoos. My husband wouldn't go anywhere else, but back to Lantz when he's soon getting his 1/2 sleeve done.

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★★★★★

This place is simply the best! My husband & I got tattooed together for our 5-yr anniversary a couple of years back, and we're so lucky to have found this place. We were working out a 'kanji' with a Japanese calligraphy artist who had previously had his beautiful artwork immortalized by Zulu; he recommended Zulu as the best tattoo artist in L.A. He wasn't wrong! From scheduling the appointment with Khani-Jo, to the atmosphere of the studio, and Zulu & Lantz's level of professionalism & amazing work; it was all there. Lantz was just great and really made sure we felt comfortable before starting the ink job. The result was awesome and we've gotten so many compliments for our tattoos. My husband wouldn't go anywhere else, but back to Lantz when he's soon getting his 1/2 sleeve done.

Pros: Very friendly, Professional, Clean

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I had a tattoo designed for me by Lantz, and it really is the most amazing piece of work I've seen. His attention to detail, his skill and talent are unlike any other.

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★★★★★

I had a tattoo designed for me by Lantz, and it really is the most amazing piece of work I've seen. His attention to detail, his skill and talent are unlike any other.

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Saw Zulu on news piece on KCAL9 over year ago. In my younger days, I got a hedious ""last name"" tat on upper arm. For years I wanted it covered with something unique to me. Once I saw Zulu, I automatically knew I found the right person. I was very happy he was able to accomadate me given my tat is not ""large;"" just a small upper arm piece. He created a design that worked well for me. It's cool that he gives the ""little guy"" attention too given his success with celebrities. I pondered and waited over 10 years to do this cover up since I wanted something unique. The wait was worth it! Zulu delivered!

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★★★★★

Saw Zulu on news piece on KCAL9 over year ago. In my younger days, I got a hedious ""last name"" tat on upper arm. For years I wanted it covered with something unique to me. Once I saw Zulu, I automatically knew I found the right person. I was very happy he was able to accomadate me given my tat is not ""large;"" just a small upper arm piece. He created a design that worked well for me. It's cool that he gives the ""little guy"" attention too given his success with celebrities. I pondered and waited over 10 years to do this cover up since I wanted something unique. The wait was worth it! Zulu delivered!

Pros: Highly Talented, Very Creative, Very Accomadating

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Phenomenal artist! Multi-talented urban shaman! Zulu nows where he's headed and has it going on!

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★★★★★

Phenomenal artist! Multi-talented urban shaman! Zulu nows where he's headed and has it going on!

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Zulu is the best tattoo artest I have delt with.

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★★★★★

Zulu is the best tattoo artest I have delt with.

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I waited almost 30 years to get my first tattoo, and there was no question or hesitation when I made the decision. The design, a West African Adinkra symbol meaning ""Grace of God"" or ""By God's Grace"", was also reached with no hesitation. When I researched tattoo artists in the area and found Zulu's website, I knew I had found the artist who would leave this permanent and sacred mark on my body. No question and no hesitation. Looked no further, and didn't care about price (even though I'm pretty broke). For something so spiritual and personal, it is about the whole experience. When it's time for you, be sure to check their website for info. Beautiful place, beautiful people inside and out.

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★★★★★

I waited almost 30 years to get my first tattoo, and there was no question or hesitation when I made the decision. The design, a West African Adinkra symbol meaning ""Grace of God"" or ""By God's Grace"", was also reached with no hesitation. When I researched tattoo artists in the area and found Zulu's website, I knew I had found the artist who would leave this permanent and sacred mark on my body. No question and no hesitation. Looked no further, and didn't care about price (even though I'm pretty broke). For something so spiritual and personal, it is about the whole experience. When it's time for you, be sure to check their website for info. Beautiful place, beautiful people inside and out.

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Zulu gave me my first tattoo and it was an amazing experience. From the consultation to the creation of my piece Khani-Jo and Zulu made me feel very comfortable. I had wanted a tattoo for almost 10 years until I found Zulu. I felt he had a real understanding of why & where I wanted my piece. My tatttoo is beautiful and I feel honoured to have it.

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★★★★★

Zulu gave me my first tattoo and it was an amazing experience. From the consultation to the creation of my piece Khani-Jo and Zulu made me feel very comfortable. I had wanted a tattoo for almost 10 years until I found Zulu. I felt he had a real understanding of why & where I wanted my piece. My tatttoo is beautiful and I feel honoured to have it.

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As an avid Janet Jackson fan, I found out the master behind her tattoos worked in the same city I just happened to be visiting my aunt in a few years ago. So, as a birthday present from her, I wanted Janets Sankofa (for my own personal reasons) from him, thinking if she can trust him with needles on her wrist, so can I, haha. Not only did Zulu take my tattoo very seriously and personally, Khani was the biggest sweetheart. I was so impressed, especially by Zulus drive yet patience for having me personalize the symbol, that despite having no relative or friends in LA, I will be coming out there, from Columbus, Ohio, for my next tattoo; its DEFINITELY worth it!!

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★★★★★

As an avid Janet Jackson fan, I found out the master behind her tattoos worked in the same city I just happened to be visiting my aunt in a few years ago. So, as a birthday present from her, I wanted Janets Sankofa (for my own personal reasons) from him, thinking if she can trust him with needles on her wrist, so can I, haha. Not only did Zulu take my tattoo very seriously and personally, Khani was the biggest sweetheart. I was so impressed, especially by Zulus drive yet patience for having me personalize the symbol, that despite having no relative or friends in LA, I will be coming out there, from Columbus, Ohio, for my next tattoo; its DEFINITELY worth it!!

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I've had TWO 1/2 sleeves and a large piece on my back done by Lantz, and all I can say is WOW. The amount of talent, precision, care and consideration he put into my tattoos made me feel like I was the most important person in the world. A completely personal experience, Lantz designed the most amazing pieces for me from scratch. I cannot recommend this shop highly enough or the talents of Lantz. It truly is a shop, and environment unlike any other.

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★★★★★

I've had TWO 1/2 sleeves and a large piece on my back done by Lantz, and all I can say is WOW. The amount of talent, precision, care and consideration he put into my tattoos made me feel like I was the most important person in the world. A completely personal experience, Lantz designed the most amazing pieces for me from scratch. I cannot recommend this shop highly enough or the talents of Lantz. It truly is a shop, and environment unlike any other.

Pros: AMAZING talent, personalized designs, welcoming environment

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I had my tattoo done to cover up a scar I don't wish to remember. Zulu designed my beautiful sacred marking to not only cover the scar but to reflect a new chapter in life. He and Khani-jo are truely amazing people, one of the things you immediately feel is a sense of brotherhood and acceptance. In another review the term ""Urban Shaman"" is coined and I couldn't agree more. I see myself going back to his shop soon to have him add more artwork to my skin.

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★★★★★

I had my tattoo done to cover up a scar I don't wish to remember. Zulu designed my beautiful sacred marking to not only cover the scar but to reflect a new chapter in life. He and Khani-jo are truely amazing people, one of the things you immediately feel is a sense of brotherhood and acceptance. In another review the term ""Urban Shaman"" is coined and I couldn't agree more. I see myself going back to his shop soon to have him add more artwork to my skin.

Pros: Good atmosphere, Talent!!, cleanliness

Cons: none!, really?, really, really

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THE BEST!!!! I love the family. Much honor and respect. I am impressed by my spiritual ink. The work enhances even more confidence in the man that I know I am.

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★★★★★

THE BEST!!!! I love the family. Much honor and respect. I am impressed by my spiritual ink. The work enhances even more confidence in the man that I know I am.

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Well I've been getting tattos from Zulu for over 10 yrs now. I'm very proud to say where I get tattooed. If your looking for YOUR tattoo and are considering somewhere to go, this is the spot. It's an experience like no other, a journey to another place where the tattoo inside YOU is revealed and you'll carry with you for LIFE.

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★★★★★

Well I've been getting tattos from Zulu for over 10 yrs now. I'm very proud to say where I get tattooed. If your looking for YOUR tattoo and are considering somewhere to go, this is the spot. It's an experience like no other, a journey to another place where the tattoo inside YOU is revealed and you'll carry with you for LIFE.

Pros: clean, relaxing, calming

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Whether you're a big-spending celebrity or an off-the-street average person, Zulu give each client excellent personal attention and is clearly devoted to his craft and his work.

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★★★★★

Whether you're a big-spending celebrity or an off-the-street average person, Zulu give each client excellent personal attention and is clearly devoted to his craft and his work.

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I met Zulu through some friends that were in a band called Killingfield. He later joined and played bass guitar (excellent musician as well) for the band. I kind of lost contact with the heads but I remember him talking about his Tattoo shop. Later, my brother lost his child and wanted to honor him. Of course I recommended Zulu's shop and so off he went. He worked with Lantz going over ideas and suggestions until he finally decided on a design and had it done. My brother said thanks for the referral and stated that Lantz did an excellent job in creating a memorial to his son. After seeing the tattoo, I agree 100%. If I ever get anybody else who wants a tattoo and needs a referral, Zulu Tattoo is the place they will be directed to. Lantz, excellent job. Zulu, the tribe rules!!!
Peace,
Tropicaljoe1

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★★★★★

I met Zulu through some friends that were in a band called Killingfield. He later joined and played bass guitar (excellent musician as well) for the band. I kind of lost contact with the heads but I remember him talking about his Tattoo shop. Later, my brother lost his child and wanted to honor him. Of course I recommended Zulu's shop and so off he went. He worked with Lantz going over ideas and suggestions until he finally decided on a design and had it done. My brother said thanks for the referral and stated that Lantz did an excellent job in creating a memorial to his son. After seeing the tattoo, I agree 100%. If I ever get anybody else who wants a tattoo and needs a referral, Zulu Tattoo is the place they will be directed to. Lantz, excellent job. Zulu, the tribe rules!!!
Peace,
Tropicaljoe1

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Put it this way, my girlfriend and I are willing to travel from Phoenix to see Zulu for our ink. What more do you need for an endorsement?

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★★★★★

Put it this way, my girlfriend and I are willing to travel from Phoenix to see Zulu for our ink. What more do you need for an endorsement?

Pros: talent, friendly, no attitude

Cons: limited parking, he's not in Phoenix

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Courteous, Friendly, Patient, Helpful in decison making ....awesome atmosphere! Awesome people! i wanna get another one and thats where im goin

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★★★★★

Courteous, Friendly, Patient, Helpful in decison making ....awesome atmosphere! Awesome people! i wanna get another one and thats where im goin

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having tattoo at this shop will change your life. Zulu is the most amazing tatto artist, and Lance is also wonderful. You can't have a bad experience here, they will make this journey something that will teach you about yourself and your journey, and you will have great art to boot!!! can't say enough about this shop, go and find out for yourself!!!

2
★★★★★

having tattoo at this shop will change your life. Zulu is the most amazing tatto artist, and Lance is also wonderful. You can't have a bad experience here, they will make this journey something that will teach you about yourself and your journey, and you will have great art to boot!!! can't say enough about this shop, go and find out for yourself!!!

Pros: excellent cleanliness, friendly people, comfortable atmospher

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I went in and was not helped at all. I saw some tatoos they were doing that looked allright, nothing special though.

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★☆☆☆☆

I went in and was not helped at all. I saw some tatoos they were doing that looked allright, nothing special though.

Cons: customer service

 

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