Tattoofest | Tampa Tattoo Convention | Florida Tattooing

It’s just about time to head down to Tampa, Fl. again to attend Tattoofest for the 3rd year with Mark Longnecker and the Endless Summer crew.  If you’re in the Tampa Florida area and would like to get tattooed by Carissa, e-mail her at for appointments.  We always have a blast in tampa, if you’re going to the show, swing by the booth and say hi!

Tattoo Nation Movie Viewing | Shanghai Kate Hellenbrand | Boston Tattoo Shop

On Friday February 21st we’ll be having a Tattoo Nation Movie viewing at the shop hosted by one of the movies stars and guest artist for the week Shanghai Kate Hellenbrand. We will start at 7pm and there will be beverages and snacks served. After the movie Kate will give her lecture “from voodoo to vogue”.

Attention Tattoo Collectors | Febuary Guest Artist | Shanghai Kate Hellenbrand


Whether you’re a serious tattoo collector or just like tattoos, you don’t want to miss this.  Shanghai Kate Hellenbrand will be visiting Boston this febuary from the 21st to the 28th. Here is her press release for her east coast tour.

Kate is a icon in the tattoo world – She’s been tattooing since 1972 and has worked alongside some of the most notable names in tattooing such as Sailor Jerry CollinsEd Hardy and Jack Rudy.  Wear a piece of history!! Appointments are booking up fast, contact the shop for more info or to get on the appointment list

Traditional Samoan Tatau | Hand Tapped Tatau | Boston Tattoo shop

Ever Dream of getting a traditional hand tapped Samoan tatau, but the trip to Samoa is just impossible.  NOW is your chance…..from Nov 13th until Nov 20th, Samoan Matai and Tatau master Sulu’ape Pili Mo’o will be in Boston tattooing at Wave n’ Pave.   He will be offering both traditional Samoan hand tapped tattoos, as well as Marquesean style made by machine. You DO NOT want to miss this amazing unique experience, not only for Boston or Massachusetts, but for the entire east coast!!  This will book fast!! call or email the shop or 617 418 5115

      Pili Mo’o‘ was trained by the One” who will radically changed his life, the worldwide known Samoan Tatau Master, recognized as “The master of the Masters” “Sua Sulu’ape Paulo II” who took him under his wing almost 5 years. He taught him not only how to use the traditional tools, but how to build them, and the Philosophy of what he used to call “His Way of Life”. He gave to Mo’o the deepest Spirit of this philosophy until his tragic end in 1999. Transforming Mo’o as his “last pupil” , making him the keeper of the tools and philosophy, he asked him to continue the way he opened. Mo’o was accepting endless invitations to tattoo conventions and keeping alive this ancestral art, honoring his mission to move it all over the world still keeping in mind his “father’s” request to change his name from Mo’o to “Pili Mo’o” : the “Samoan Lizard”…
Pili Mo’o will not fail with the promises made to his “Father” and will not stop traveling. Having attended more than 300 tattoo conventions, disclosing the art of Tatau, delighting the public of 5 continents with this art, and giving seminars, he received other prestigious awards, defending with fervor and faith, the Spirit of his “Father’s Way of Life”, which now became his own, and his mission, Pili Mo’o was called to Samoa in 2001 by Sua Sulu’ape A. Petelo, now chief of the Sulu’ape Family to proudly receive the title of : “te Tufunga ta Tatau Sulu’ape Pili Mo’o”. Also being accepted and recognized as a Samoan Matai and Tatau master.

Rincon Puerto Rico | Boston Surf Shop

We made a quick jaunt down to Rincon, P.R. from Boston this past weekend to celebrate our 11th wedding anniversary.  We flew into San Juan, had our ritual lunch at Mi Casita and then headed out to La8 Surf Shop.  As usual Peter at La8 took really good care of us, i highly recommend checking out this shop if your in San Juan, even if you don’t surf you can pick up a pair of reefs, some board shorts, a rash guard or even some shades!

Next we were on our way down rt2 to Rincon, We made a sunset stop in Aguadilla to check out Surfers Beach, then back on the road to our final destination Hotel Villa Confresi.  Nice hotel RIGHT on the beach, with a lively bar and pool.

Surfed some waist + waves at Marias and Domes.  When we were done at Marias we picked up some artwork from a local artist IKE (pronounced e-kay)  ike is usually posted up right at the entrance to marias where the road splits and you can continue down to domes or head up the hill.

We had a great lechon plate at el Fogon de la Curva, it’s a little ways outside rincon on rt115 in Anasco.  Great food, great views and run by a very nice family…another highly recomended stop in the Rincon area

$31 Friday the 13th Tattoos | Boston Friday the 13th tattoo special

Here is the Boston Friday the 13th sheet….literally pick and stick tattoos! Simple shading and/or coloring for these set designs. No size or drawing alterations. First come, first serve, walk in’s only (sorry no appointments) this upcoming Friday the 13th between 3pm-9pm. Doors close at 9. $31.00 each Let’s have some fun! Feel free to share this post and tell your friends…Thanks!

End of Summer | Boston Tattoo Shop

Summer has come and gone and we’re gearing up for a busy fall in Boston.  We’ve been busy bees making tattoos and are booking appointments for the upcoming month of September.  We’re always looking for great tattooers for permanent positions or guest spots…if this is you please inquire @

Got to tattoo a elbow rose on one of our original groms who was home on leave from the army…we’re officially coming full circle with some of these guys we’ve watched grow from young punks to responsible adults! 🙂

We’ve been acquiring some unusual goodies to decorate the shop and Carissa has acquired a jonesy frame liner from Bowery Stan Moskowitz…Stan’s the real deal, learned how to tattoo from Bill Jones “jonesy” in 1946 and is a legend in the tattoo world

On the surf front, we’re getting stocked and ready for hurricane season if it ever happens.  If it doesn’t we have carver skateboards in stock – the ultimate surf trainer – be ready for when swell does hit!!    4/3 O’neill wetsuits will be in the end of the month and the winter stuff should start arriving the end of October.  Just grabbed some goodies straight off the plane from Maui (one of the boys just got back from a 2 week trip and returned with gifts for the boys!! thanks Chris!!!)  And if you’re at the Tides resteraunt in Nahant…look for our kids award winning artwork on the wall!!

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Recent Works | Cover Up Mania! | Boston Tattoo Shop

Busy little bees tattooing over here in East Boston… There’s been alot of cover up tattoos coming through the shop lately which is fine with us, along with traditional, japanese color, script and black and grey tattoo as well.    Carissa, Pat and Eric are here for your tattooing needs Monday thru Saturday hit us up for their current scheduals, check out their portfolios and see whose style suits you best!

3rd Annual Board Swap | Gloucester Massachusetts Surfboard swap

We are Glad to be a part of Twin Light Glassing‘s 3rd annual Board Swap! This will be an awesome event. Come check out Surfboards/Paddleboards people have for sale. There will be New Boards and Gear Available for sale too! Bring your used gear , Board bags, Paddles, leashes, Fins, Wetsuits, skim boards, boogie boards, handplanes, skateboards etc. Last year we had about 200 people, 100 boards and tons of fun. This is a day to chat with other surfers and meet new friends. The event is also Great for kids looking for their first board. This Event was a Huge Success last year so Dont miss out! See you there! And bring CASH!!!

We will be there doing Demo’s of Carver Skateboards (they’ll also be for sale) – the ultimate surf trainer!! Refreshments will be provided by Hint Water and we’ll also be showing off some wetsuits O’neill and Body Glove has cooked up to keep you nice and warm next winter — and giving deals for preorders on said goods too!!  And boards…it is a board swap of course!!!  We’ll have our credit card reader with us to keep it nice and convienent also… see you there!!

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When: July 27, 2013 11:00am – 3:30pm

Where: Charlie Thomas Field, Gloucester Massachusetts
First exit off second rotary into Fuller School.
Field is at the extreme right of the parking lot.