Best Tattoo Parlor - 2013
Need a tattoo with deep, symbolic meaning or want to get inked on impulse? Whatever the case, naranjeros need look no further than Pachuco Tattoo in Orange. The parlor has been around for only two years, but word has quickly spread about the quality of its services. Herchell Carrasco, the young pompadour-styled rockabilly owner of the shop, oversees daily operations in his second-story studio. Recline in the chair while the parlor's talented artists meticulously etch the detailed designs of everything from rich-colored calaveras to characters from The Simpsons. Pachuco Tattoo stays grounded in the community, too, whether tatting up local underground rappers such as Orange's own EndzGotOddRoots or hustling a meet-and-greet with Chicana rap queen Ms Krazie. Though his business is in Orange, Carrasco grew up in Anaheim as evidenced by the lowrider mouse-ears hat inked onto his arm by fellow artist Danny Alfaro. When Genevieve Huizar lost her son Manuel Diaz to a controversial police shooting last summer in the city, Carrasco was there with his trusty needle to inscribe a mother's pain and memory forever onto her forearm.