DTLA Tattoo HOLA Event
By Pep Williams
Pep Williams and Lara Calhoun, owners of DTLA Tattoos located in downtown Los Angeles hosted the largest skateboard tattoo art show for ST Tattoo's 15 year Anniversary last week on March 1st. The turnout was great with hundreds of people attending to support HOLA! (Heart of Los Angeles,) a charity in the Los Angeles area that provides underserved youth with the educational tools to be able to realize their potential and one day become leaders in their respective communities.
Over 60 artists from all over the world including but not limited to Retna, Rick Clayton, N8, Bob Tyrrell, Big Gus, and Big 5 all contributed hand painted decks, all which were available for sale.
Everyone involved asked that we extend their deepest thanks and appreciation to everyone who showed up and/or sponsored the event. Big thanks to Sullen, Tattoo Artist Magazine, Tattoo Culture Magazine, and Chaz Hayes for helping make it a memorable evening! Also, HUGE Thanks to Jordan Schwartz for most of the pics.