Colorado Avenue Washington Boulevard

Please Don’t Pet My Hair

Alexandria Gilchrist

I ride to places all over Los Angeles to get piercings and tattoos. The last piercing I got was in my nose, a stud. That was number 16, and the last tattoo I got was on my wrist. That was number five. You have to kind of give yourself a pep talk before you go in. It’s going to be painful, but it’s not as bad as people think.

A lady on the bus complimented me on my hair, which I dye frequently. And then she pet me.

Map: Colorado Avenue to Washington Boulevard