THE BLACK LANTERN
Owner and resident artist, London Reese, has worked, relentlessly, for the better part of the past decade to share his art with the world. He has traveled the globe in an attempt to study, improve, and create as much artwork as possible. He made his mark, quite literally, tattooing thousands of people, from all walks of life, from every corner of the planet. He finally decided to stake his claim near the beach, not far from where he grew up, in southern Orange County, California. It quickly became apparent that it was time to open his own studio, near his home and family, where it all began. He knew that he wanted to create a place where fine art and tattoos could be created without any limitations. His goal was to build a true sanctuary for the arts; somewhere where progressive art, free thought, and positive action could all flourish. This studio is a reflection of his passion for fine art, rock and roll, the ocean, and legacy.
The Black Lantern is located on the gorgeous Southern California coast, in the foggy little beach town of Dana Point. The studio is nestled on the cliffs of the downtown "Lantern District", overlooking the Dana Point Harbor, just off the world famous, Pacific Coast Highway 1. The Black Lantern houses an ever-changing collection of fine art and is also home to world renowned artists; known for their exceptional & award winning artwork. The Black Lantern is more than an art & tattoo studio. It is sacred ground. It is a family. It is truly our home away from home. It is our light in all of life's proverbial darkness. It is our sanctuary.
Welcome to The Black Lantern. Come find your enlightenment.