Posted October 04, 2018 12:25:00 If you want to get tattoos done at a price that’s less than $30K, you need to look to La Familia.
The store in downtown Los Angeles specializes in family-friendly, authentic art and custom tattooing.
They have a few styles to choose from and are able to do custom tattoos for a fraction of what it might cost in other places.
La Familias founder, Elisa Torres, opened the store with a few friends in 2012 after years of work in the tattooing business.
“I wanted to have a place where people could come and have their family get a tattoo for free, for a cheap price,” Torres told Business Insider.
“We have a lot of different styles and there’s something for everyone.
People can come in and they can be their own style.
You can go crazy with your style, or you can go down a little bit and we’ll make it as nice as we can for you.”
The shop has become one of the top tattoos shops in the city, with more than 1,000 tattoos made since the shop opened.
Torres says she loves her customers and is always excited to have new customers come in.
She said she doesn’t think it’s a difficult business to run.
“My customers are amazing and it’s just so simple to get the tattoos done,” Torres said.
“They come in, they come in the door, they have a conversation with me, we work together and they get it done.”
Torres said she started the shop after her friends asked her to make custom tattoos.
“When I was growing up, we were in a tattoo parlor in San Diego and we had a lot more clients, so I wanted to make a tattoo shop,” Torres explained.
“There are a lot tattoo artists who don’t even know what a tattoo is, but I have so many clients who have really great tattoos, and I love them all.
That’s how I got started, so it’s been really easy for me.”
Torres started her tattoo business as a hobby in 2012.
She worked in the industry at her father’s tattoo parlors for a while and eventually decided to start her own shop, but it wasn’t until her father died in 2015 that she started getting clients for her shop.
“He had a passion for tattoos, so he asked me to help him,” Torres shared.
Torres was able to find a business partner who helped her get her business off the ground.
“It’s been a great learning experience for me,” Torres added.
Torres said it’s her goal to offer her customers a good experience.
“Tattooing is very important to my clients, and when you get an experience like this, it makes it all worthwhile,” Torres stated.
“The people that come to the shop are very special people, and they come to me with a dream.
They want to have tattoos done and they want to see their family and friends get a nice tattoo.
It’s a really good experience, so that’s why I’m so happy.”
While Torres works in the business, she also has her own business.
She also offers custom tattoos to the public, including to celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence and Angelina Jolie.
“You can find celebrities that are on the cover of Rolling Stone, that you can get tattoos from, and you can also get their real tattoos,” Torres noted.
Torres is passionate about helping people in need.
“All the time, I am working to help people in a very difficult situation,” Torres stressed.
“People need tattoos, they need help, and it doesn’t have to be expensive.
So, if you’re a family member or you’re just a person that has a need, I can do the tattoos for you.
We can make it easy for you, and we’re going to give you a lot for free.”
The business owner explained that they have helped countless people get tattoos over the years.
Torres, Torres and their clients can expect to see more people wearing La Familiaras t-shirts as the company expands.
The shop will open in October.