The results are in, and Illuminati Tattoo Lounge has been voted one of the best places to get tattooed in Orange County, CA. Every year, CityVoter.com and Orange County Hotlist compile a “best of” list in various categories which users then vote on. After having their doors open for just 2-months, Illuminati Tattoo managed to grab the 3rd place slot and solidify themselves as Orange County’s premier tattoo studio/lounge.
“Our strong finish in the voting shows our commitment to quality, custom tattooing. At Illuminati Tattoo, we are always about quality over quantity,” said Rafa Barragan, shop founder. “The artists that call the lounge home love being challenged and work directly with clients to create truly custom works of art… there’s nothing “cookie cutter” about what we do.”
Rafa prides himself on having created an environment where both artists and clients can thrive, offering an open floor-plan with colorful walls and plenty of artwork on display. As soon as you walk in the door, you’ll notice this isn’t your typical tattoo shop with overpowering fluorescent lights, white walls, and the same old boring flash on the walls. The shop interior is done in cool blue tones, with wood flooring and a comfortable sitting area. Multiple television monitors fill the lounge, playing anything from NFL action to classic movies. On a regular basis, the lounge closes it’s doors early and hosts local art fusion nights, where local tattooers, artists and designers can get together and collaborate on new ideas and pieces.
Rafa has succeeded in not only opening Orange County’s newest tattoo studio, but rather a tattoo art collective where tattoo collectors and artists alike, can come together to push the envelope in the world of body art.