Adam Moonves, Dan Regan & Gio Artiga, best known as The Black Banditz, opened a tattoo and barber shop on Melrose, a wicked combination we can’t believe someone hadn’t already come up with in Hollywood.
Black Banditz isn’t just a brand, it’s a lifestyle. The crew consists of young, creative peeps, self proclaimed “intellectuals and artists that open pathways through new cultural terrains for society to follow by way of music, art, and fashion.” Beyond this artsy propaganda, these guys sure know how to mix business with pleasure. Their sick shop offers total makeovers but also a comfortable place for friends and locals to hangout, play video games, listen to music, check out some rad art. They throw the best parties (you’ll often find them all at Hemingway’s), and a collaborative clothing line is in the works.
Their salon’s recent opening was a huge success, and it was also the tour kickoff party for L.A. rising star band, The White Arrows. They played a killer set… until the cops showed up. It’s okay though, officers. We got plenty of good partying in.
Now hurry up and go get that rad dark light tattoo at 7262 Melrose Ave.
Photos by Dennis Martin