California Tattoos

Ash Costello


Ash Costello got this tattoo of a coffin on her right forearm from artist Danny Anchor at Illuminati Tattoo Lounge in January 2016.  The number “714” inside the coffin is the area code for the greater Los Angeles, California region, where she grew up.

“I have lots of Anaheim pride and I don’t know how I’ve never gotten a ‘714’ tattoo — the area code of where I live,” she told Fuse, “I’ve always wanted one. It’s just there’s always some other crazy idea that I have that I want to get first. So I actually really want to get ‘714’ tattooed on me.”

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Amira McCarthy

Amira McCarthy palm tree arm tattoo

Amira McCarthy from Neon Jungle got a palm tree tattoo on her left forearm to remind her of Los Angeles, California. “So happy it looks exactly how I wanted it to,” she writes. “I used to live in LA and there are palm trees everywhere!!! It reminds me of sunny CA.” Artist GabzInk did the tattoo in December 2013. (more…)

Bethany Cosentino


Best Coast singer Bethany Cosentino has three tattoos on the onside of her left arm.

On her upper arm is an illustraion of a two-tailed mermaid, also know as a Melusine. The tattoo resembles the original logo of Starbucks coffee.

On her elbow are the words “California Dreamin'”

One her forearm is a solid black silhouette of the state of California with the silhouette of a bear, California’s state animal, in the negative space. Best Coast’s logo looks like this but with a cat instead of a bear.