On Thursday, April 25, the Long Beach Post hosted an event to honor young people from around the city who are doing great things to better their community and beyond. Out of hundreds of nominations from our readers, judges chose 40 winners who run the gamut from educators to artists to business owners to community activists, all of whom represent just a selection of those who are today contributing to the betterment of Long Beach.
Since opening up his Paper Crane Studio earlier this year in the East Village, Michael Marsh (aka Mikey Vigilante) has become a common face in the neighborhood. When he’s not inside his appointment-preferred studio doing large-scale custom Japanese tattoo work, he is walking around Long Beach with a smile on his face and his son on his hip. A Michigan transplant—who once worked at Outer Limits Tattoo–Mikey is now shedding even more light on the art of tattooing through his new business in the heart of the Downtown Arts District.
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