Velvet Grip

★★★★★
noon - midnight ... Daily
  • 7213 1/2 Santa Monica Blvd

    West Hollywood, CA 90046

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  • 323-876-4747

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After reading these reviews there is no doubt thAt velvet grip is the place to go to get your first tattoo. I made an appointment with todd today for it, and am absolutely calm about it! Thank you everyone, after this i dont know how much i can last im so excited and not scared even one bit!

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After reading these reviews there is no doubt thAt velvet grip is the place to go to get your first tattoo. I made an appointment with todd today for it, and am absolutely calm about it! Thank you everyone, after this i dont know how much i can last im so excited and not scared even one bit!

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I've been pierced twice now by Todd and I have to say the place is top notch. Hygiene, Experience, Personality, all top notch.

I can't wait to get my next piercing!

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I've been pierced twice now by Todd and I have to say the place is top notch. Hygiene, Experience, Personality, all top notch.

I can't wait to get my next piercing!

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I have gone to Konstantin for some work on my hands. Something so visible has to be done by the right person. He has a light touch, he is comforting and works with the best intrest of the client. Everyone at the shop is very cool and friendly. All very talented as well.

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I have gone to Konstantin for some work on my hands. Something so visible has to be done by the right person. He has a light touch, he is comforting and works with the best intrest of the client. Everyone at the shop is very cool and friendly. All very talented as well.

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I have been collecting ink for about 10 years. I have had work done by artists in the midwest and LA. By far...Konstantin from Velvet Grip Tattoo is the most creative, artistic, comforting, respectful and talented artist I have ever had the pleasure to work with. He takes my ideas and brings them to life! Let me add that I usually come in with a vague concept...and he makes it happen!

I have been going to Konstantin for about 5 years. I have followed him from shop to shop. It is great to see that he has finally found himself a home worthy of his talent.

What can I say about Velvet Grip... They are the Sh*t! Todd has to be one of the most genuine people I have met. I have never been to a shop that is as attractive, soothing, and friendly as Velvet Grip. Right away I was accepted into the VG family and Todd made sure that every question or concern I had was answered. Even though he looks like a hard ass he is one of the kindest people I know. Even when I pitch my crazy promoter ideas to him and then something happens and the man...KROQ YOU SUCK...screws me, he never gets mad. I can not think of anyone I would rather have stick a needle through my flesh than Todd! Except maybe Mandy...who would not want to be pierced by one of LA's most talented punk rock bass guitarists. And she is so hot! Todd I'm sorry...but me next piercing is all her.

Now with the addition of pro-skater turned tattoo artist Dave Hatton and Hiro...why would you go somewhere else?!? These two additions to Velvet Grip add the perfect balance of personality and style to the shop. When I go in Dave shows me something new he is working on and I am amazed time and time again...the zombie...hell yeah! Hiro...his work is amazing! You have to come see his traditional Japanese style that you will not get anywhere in LA. His work is powerful and beautiful all at the same time. Now if I can just get him to say more than hi to me...haha...jk Hiro.

If you are getting ink go check out Velvet Grip or check them out on the web at www.velvetgrip.com

INTA INTA!

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★★★★☆

I have been collecting ink for about 10 years. I have had work done by artists in the midwest and LA. By far...Konstantin from Velvet Grip Tattoo is the most creative, artistic, comforting, respectful and talented artist I have ever had the pleasure to work with. He takes my ideas and brings them to life! Let me add that I usually come in with a vague concept...and he makes it happen!

I have been going to Konstantin for about 5 years. I have followed him from shop to shop. It is great to see that he has finally found himself a home worthy of his talent.

What can I say about Velvet Grip... They are the Sh*t! Todd has to be one of the most genuine people I have met. I have never been to a shop that is as attractive, soothing, and friendly as Velvet Grip. Right away I was accepted into the VG family and Todd made sure that every question or concern I had was answered. Even though he looks like a hard ass he is one of the kindest people I know. Even when I pitch my crazy promoter ideas to him and then something happens and the man...KROQ YOU SUCK...screws me, he never gets mad. I can not think of anyone I would rather have stick a needle through my flesh than Todd! Except maybe Mandy...who would not want to be pierced by one of LA's most talented punk rock bass guitarists. And she is so hot! Todd I'm sorry...but me next piercing is all her.

Now with the addition of pro-skater turned tattoo artist Dave Hatton and Hiro...why would you go somewhere else?!? These two additions to Velvet Grip add the perfect balance of personality and style to the shop. When I go in Dave shows me something new he is working on and I am amazed time and time again...the zombie...hell yeah! Hiro...his work is amazing! You have to come see his traditional Japanese style that you will not get anywhere in LA. His work is powerful and beautiful all at the same time. Now if I can just get him to say more than hi to me...haha...jk Hiro.

If you are getting ink go check out Velvet Grip or check them out on the web at www.velvetgrip.com

INTA INTA!

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I read the reviews on this website and I went there the same day. Like everyone else says, the place is calm and soothing, not harsh or intimidating at all. Todd was the one who answered all my piercing questions and he was really friendly and helpful. Then when the time finally came to get pierced, like a wimp, I started to get dizzy and I felt like I was gonna pass out. My piercer Mandi, was so nice and patient, both she and Todd got me water and a cold towel. They're great people and they seem really good at what they do. I highly recommend them!

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★★★★★

I read the reviews on this website and I went there the same day. Like everyone else says, the place is calm and soothing, not harsh or intimidating at all. Todd was the one who answered all my piercing questions and he was really friendly and helpful. Then when the time finally came to get pierced, like a wimp, I started to get dizzy and I felt like I was gonna pass out. My piercer Mandi, was so nice and patient, both she and Todd got me water and a cold towel. They're great people and they seem really good at what they do. I highly recommend them!

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I got pierced by the todd and it was actually a fun experience. I loved it, and I loved him being so careful and caring. I want more piercings now, will return to velvet grip very soon!

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I got pierced by the todd and it was actually a fun experience. I loved it, and I loved him being so careful and caring. I want more piercings now, will return to velvet grip very soon!

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I love this studio! I just finished my sleeve by the todd, he is a master and I am no longer searching for new artists. Great studio and excellent work! Thanks todd! Now I rock too!

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I love this studio! I just finished my sleeve by the todd, he is a master and I am no longer searching for new artists. Great studio and excellent work! Thanks todd! Now I rock too!

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Velvet Grip is the place to go, firstly the staff are the friendliest I've ever meet in a tattoo shop... most shops I've been to have been rude and the place was easily crowed and unorganized. Not this one, the second you enter the shop, you don't want to leave. They have a nice pond with calming water and lit candles that just seem to set the right mood...... it even smells nice! Wow, and please if you visit this great place, check out the bathroom! Its awesome! Velvet Grip has amazing artists and The Todd is a hell of a body modification JEDI! You will not only feel completely comfortable at the shop but you will leave 101% satisfied and trust me you will come back! It has become my spot to visit for the week. Thanks for being the best Velvet Grip!

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Velvet Grip is the place to go, firstly the staff are the friendliest I've ever meet in a tattoo shop... most shops I've been to have been rude and the place was easily crowed and unorganized. Not this one, the second you enter the shop, you don't want to leave. They have a nice pond with calming water and lit candles that just seem to set the right mood...... it even smells nice! Wow, and please if you visit this great place, check out the bathroom! Its awesome! Velvet Grip has amazing artists and The Todd is a hell of a body modification JEDI! You will not only feel completely comfortable at the shop but you will leave 101% satisfied and trust me you will come back! It has become my spot to visit for the week. Thanks for being the best Velvet Grip!

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I told him my vision... drew a blot and he got it! He knew EXACTLY what I wanted! It is SO perfect! Thanks Todd! Your are the Jedi! The Lotus and the Ohm are SWEET! I will be back for SURE!

5
★★★★★

I told him my vision... drew a blot and he got it! He knew EXACTLY what I wanted! It is SO perfect! Thanks Todd! Your are the Jedi! The Lotus and the Ohm are SWEET! I will be back for SURE!

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I'm totally a tough customer. Spend years checking out the piercing studios and reading online the dangers, issues. Didn't want any infection bullshit or weird deformity. Todd was very good. Totally professional. Knows his work. Totally into hygiene. Not pushy. Gave me complete, honest answers. Would go back again.

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I'm totally a tough customer. Spend years checking out the piercing studios and reading online the dangers, issues. Didn't want any infection bullshit or weird deformity. Todd was very good. Totally professional. Knows his work. Totally into hygiene. Not pushy. Gave me complete, honest answers. Would go back again.

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Todd has pierced three of my friends at least once, as well as me too! He is very informative, knowledgeable, and super skilled. He knows what he is doing. Very important if you ask me! All in all, I highly recommend Velvet Grip, and their awesome staff!!!

5
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Todd has pierced three of my friends at least once, as well as me too! He is very informative, knowledgeable, and super skilled. He knows what he is doing. Very important if you ask me! All in all, I highly recommend Velvet Grip, and their awesome staff!!!

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After reading the reviews for Velvet Grip here, I went last week and had The Todd do a Prince Albert and a frenum piercing for me. I can't say enough good things about the experience. Todd was super-friendly and knowledgable, and his piercing technique was impeccable. My piercings are perfectly positioned and are healing really nicely as I follow Todd's aftercare instructions. The studio's got a welcoming, relaxed atmosphere and I really can't imagine going anywhere else to get pierced in L.A.

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After reading the reviews for Velvet Grip here, I went last week and had The Todd do a Prince Albert and a frenum piercing for me. I can't say enough good things about the experience. Todd was super-friendly and knowledgable, and his piercing technique was impeccable. My piercings are perfectly positioned and are healing really nicely as I follow Todd's aftercare instructions. The studio's got a welcoming, relaxed atmosphere and I really can't imagine going anywhere else to get pierced in L.A.

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I have frequented, in my oppinion, some of the top tatoo/piercing studios in town and Velvet Grip is by far the best. Todd, the owner is very friendly,knowlegable, profesional, and comfortable to be around. Those are 4 things that 99.9% of the people in this industry (at least in this town) don't have. My boyfriend and I both, and a couple we know, all have had things done by Todd and highly recomend him. He is incredibly acurate ,wich may sound silly, but I can't tell you how many bad piercings (and tatoos) my boyfriend and I have both suffered from. You would be a fool to go anywhere else in town, and if you do,you'll be in a lot more pain too. The shop is very comfortable and in a good location (parking can be difficult at the wrong time). They also play good music,it's not all hard rock. Good luck, don't go anywhere else!

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★★★★★

I have frequented, in my oppinion, some of the top tatoo/piercing studios in town and Velvet Grip is by far the best. Todd, the owner is very friendly,knowlegable, profesional, and comfortable to be around. Those are 4 things that 99.9% of the people in this industry (at least in this town) don't have. My boyfriend and I both, and a couple we know, all have had things done by Todd and highly recomend him. He is incredibly acurate ,wich may sound silly, but I can't tell you how many bad piercings (and tatoos) my boyfriend and I have both suffered from. You would be a fool to go anywhere else in town, and if you do,you'll be in a lot more pain too. The shop is very comfortable and in a good location (parking can be difficult at the wrong time). They also play good music,it's not all hard rock. Good luck, don't go anywhere else!

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I first met "The Todd" at another piercing studio in the area. One day, I was walking down Santa Monica Blvd. and happened upon Velvet Grip. I entered the store out of curiosity and was surprised to see him working there. He helped me pick out some new eyelets for my lobes and happily put them in for me. Though I have never been pierced by him, The Todd is an incredibly nice and knowledgeable person. I would not hesitate to let him pierce me in the future.

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I first met "The Todd" at another piercing studio in the area. One day, I was walking down Santa Monica Blvd. and happened upon Velvet Grip. I entered the store out of curiosity and was surprised to see him working there. He helped me pick out some new eyelets for my lobes and happily put them in for me. Though I have never been pierced by him, The Todd is an incredibly nice and knowledgeable person. I would not hesitate to let him pierce me in the future.

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This is the shop I've ever been to these guys really do know what they are doing unlike the other stores..
"The Todd" the body piercer does his piercing easily..
I can't stop going for piercing...
and Luis the one of the tattoo artistist is very talneted..
I will never trust anyone else to tattoo me or pierce me...
these guys rock....
I love this shop...
you got to try it, all my friends love it.

5
★★★★★

This is the shop I've ever been to these guys really do know what they are doing unlike the other stores..
"The Todd" the body piercer does his piercing easily..
I can't stop going for piercing...
and Luis the one of the tattoo artistist is very talneted..
I will never trust anyone else to tattoo me or pierce me...
these guys rock....
I love this shop...
you got to try it, all my friends love it.

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This studio is really beautiful! When you walk in, the vibe in this place just blows you away....there is a koi pond in the waiting area with a fountain and the people who work there are so friendly! The design of the store is brilliant...this is a must see studio!

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★★★★★

This studio is really beautiful! When you walk in, the vibe in this place just blows you away....there is a koi pond in the waiting area with a fountain and the people who work there are so friendly! The design of the store is brilliant...this is a must see studio!

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