After tattooing for more than 20 years, Ignatious Vans finally decided to open a shop of his own near the gritty 16th and Mission street corner. Vans, a Mission resident, says he feels quite at home at his new digs.
Rigoberto Hernandez is a journalism student at San Francisco State University. He has interned at The Oregonian and The Orange County Register, but prefers to report on the Mission District. In his spare time he can be found riding his bike around the city, going to Giants games and admiring the Stable building.More by Rigoberto Hernandez