Category Archives: Black & Grey

Black and Grey Tattoo Pictures & Designs- Black and grey portrait tattoos, lettering, traditional, and new school tattoos from Illuminati Tattoo Shop & Lounge | Orange County, CA

Walk-In Wednesdays Are Here!

Starting Mid-November 2013, Illuminati Tattoo Lounge (Orange, CA) will be offering walk-in tattoo sessions every Wednesday during normal business hours. Clients, both new and existing, will have access to all of the lounge’s talented tattoo artists with no appointment needed. Shop founder, Rafa Baragan, launched the promotion in an effort to help expose new clients to the award winning artists that call the lounge home. “We have so many talented artists, each with their own unique skill set,” said Baragan. By opening the entire shop up exclusively to walk-in tattoo sessions, Rafa hopes to bring new clients into the Illuminati Tattoo family on a regular basis. “Not everyone wants an entire back piece that takes 10-hours and this is the perfect opportunity for new clients to come in, discuss ideas, and see the talent at the shop.”

The promotion, which will run indefinitely, is the latest special offered by the Orange County, CA tattoo shop. Their $13 Friday the 13th tattoos drew such a crowd in September, that the line stretched around the building for most of the day. For those interested, Rafa plans on offering the Friday the 13th tattoo flash special again in December 2013. Clients can choose from flash art each artist has on-hand, for the incredibly low price of $13 ($20 really… $13 for the tattoo plus a $7 tip for good luck).

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Bernini Sculpture | Black and Grey

You don’t need to take a trip to Rome to see world class works of art, just head over to Illuminati Tattoo Lounge in Orange County, CA. This amazing Bernini statue was completed by shop founder, Rafa Barragan, over the course of two sessions. Total time under the needle was right around 7-hours. Gian Lorenzo Bernini was an Italian artist born in 1598, known primarily for his stunning sculptures. He is often credited as creating the Barogue style of sculpture which emphasized the dynamic movement and energy of human forms.

Thinking about a fine art tattoo? Swing by the lounge or call and set up a consultation with one of our talented artists today. Specializing in custom tattooing across all styles and centrally located in Orange, CA, Illuminati Tattoo is California’s premier tattoo parlor & lounge.

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Keith Richards Black and Grey Portrait

The Rolling Stones might just be the most well known band in the world. Formed in England in 1962, The Rolling Stones took the United States by storm in the 1960’s and 70’s and were an essential part of the counterculture movement. One of the more outspoken members of the band was/is guitarist Keith Richards, who gained notoriety for illicit drug use and his candour about using heroin and other substances. Most recently, Keith Richards was voted the #4 guitarists of all time by Rolling Stone magazine. Keith Richards is seemingly larger than life… In an April 2007 interview for NME magazine, music journalist Mark Beaumont asked Richards what the strangest thing he ever snorted was, and quoted him as saying: “My father. I snorted my father. He was cremated and I couldn’t resist grinding him up with a little bit of blow. My dad wouldn’t have cared … It went down pretty well, and I’m still alive.”

Rolling Stones fans should check out the amazing detail that went into this black and grey portrait tattoo by Juan Zarate, of Illuminati Tattoo Lounge in Orange, CA. The lounge is home to some of SoCal’s premier black and grey tattoo artists. Book your next portrait session with one of our talented artists today.

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President Obama- Black and Grey

President Barack Obama is the 44th President of the United States of America. He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on August 4th, 1961. As of today (September 14, 2013) his current approval rating is hovering around 44%. FOX News hates him… MSNBC loves him. At Illuminati Tattoo Lounge, we don’t judge… we just ink him!

Home to 8 full-time tattooists, Illuminati Tattoo is home to Orange County’s top tattoo artists, specializing in a wide variety of styles including new school, fine art, fine line, traditional work. Book an appointment for your next black and grey or portrait tattoo today… walk-ins welcome!

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