Romeo Lacoste

Tattoo Artist


Los Angeles, CA



Average Work Week


Romeo Lacoste has become a go-to celebrity tattoo artist in Los Angeles. He first set off down that career path at age 17 and faced many struggles on his way up. Now at 28, and after being turned away by nearly 40 tattoo shops, he’s opened his own business, The California Dream Tattoo, and has garnered more than one million followers on Instagram and 500,000 on YouTube.

Find Your Grind spoke to Lacoste about his LA lifestyle, being an independent artist and his immense success on social media.

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My Advice

The best advice I’m gonna give is just be really, really good at drawing, and then keep pushing. Try to find a tattoo shop that best fits your style and your personality, and try to connect with the shop, the brand. Find somewhere that feels like home.

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