Zulu Lounge LA is a quarterly event produced by Zulu Tattoo in Hollywood. The evening involves world renowned and local DJs, dance and circus act performances, art, live music and, most importantly, fundraising for charity!.
Zulu Lounge was started about 15 years ago by internationally acclaimed tattoo artist, Zulu. Zulu has always felt strongly about giving back to the community. When it first began, the event was held at Zulu Tattoo and was a party; or as Zulu likes to call it, a gathering of the tribe, to socialize, raise awareness and money for various charities. Several years ago when the parties began to outgrow the space available at the shop, Zulu's wife and business partner, Khani Zulu, took it over and moved it to a club in Hollywood. Being a dancer and part of the Tribal Fusion Belly Dance community, Khani decided to pull from the many talented friends and clients and decided to put on a full blown show, complete with DJs and live performance. Zulu always holds a raffle for tattoo gift certificates, Zulu Tattoo swag, and anything else they can get donated from other businesses in their community. The proceeds from the evening go to the charity of choice for that particular Zulu Lounge. Charities chosen in the past have included Aid for AIDS, The Emancipation Network, Erase the Past, Haiti Relief, and The Midnight Mission.