The Black Lantern has been lit...

We are pleased to announce that Orange County, California's premier art gallery and tattoo studio is NOW OPEN! Owner & resident artist, London Reese, has spent the past decade, traveling the world, sharing his art and tattoo work with people from all walks of life. His work is internationally published & recognized, has earned him numerous awards, the world over, and even earned him the title of the television competition series, "Best Ink". He tattoos celebrities, athletes and musicians, regularly. London, along with an impressive roster of artists, have opened The Black Lantern in the heart of downtown Dana Point, CA, in the "Lantern District". 

We are excited to announce that the incredibly talented, Josh Woods, has moved from Nashville, TN and is working with us, full-time. We are also extremely pleased to have the talents of Sean Hall, from Los Angeles, CA, joining the team, full-time. We are honored to have these gentlemen joining the The Black Lantern family. Please take a minute to check out our "ARTISTS" page to see all of the work our studio has to offer.

Our studio is the first tattoo studio in the world to have the interior painted with a microbicidal paint called "Paint Shield", a new technology in paint, designed for medical establishments with the intent of preventing infection, disease & blood borne pathogen contamination. This special paint absorbs and kills infections such as Staph, MRSA, E. Coli and more, for years to come. This is only one step we have taken to ensure a clean and sterile environment for the health and safety of our clients.

The Black Lantern is south OC's brand new destination for beautiful art & tattoo work and we are thrilled to offer an entirely new experience with the public. Our warm, inviting gallery, high quality of work and professionalism will undoubtedly be the new standard in our industry. Welcome to our sanctuary of art. Welcome to The Black Lantern.

 - TBL