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
128N
First exit off second rotary into Fuller School.
Field is at the extreme right of the parking lot.

Rhode Island Tattoo Expo 2013

Made the trip from Boston this past weekend at the 2013 Rhode Island Tattoo Expo.  Our 5 year old son won the Punks for a Princess coloring contest on Saturday evening, so yes we brought home some gold!!  and Carissa made some fun tattoos!!

We caught up with some friends from Sin Alley, Royal tattoo and holdfast machining.  We were also lucky enough to spend some fancy time with Kevin Borowski from Iron Hand Tattoo and the amazingly bearded Ron Henry Wells, And also bumped into the lovely Dia Moeller and black and grey wizard Carl Grace

Carissa made the expo video, look for her at about 18 seconds!

Peep the pics and see you next year!!

TATTOOFEST 2013 | TAMPA FLORIDA TATTOO CONVENTION RECAP

Well another tattoo convention in the books! Tattoofest 2013  we came, we tattooed, we came home.  It was a great time in the booth with Mark Longnecker and Jimmy South from Endless Summer Tattoo, Kyle Miller from On Point Ink and Chris Slota from Rockabilly Tattoo.   Mark took home a trophy with his “only Dave Navarro can judge me” piece and Jimmy South got robbed on tattoo of the day for the skin rip he got on his inner thigh!!! (pic is in the slideshow).  Carissa had the honor to sit in Bowery Stan’s chair and get tattooed, it was kinda crazy to get tattooed by Stan with Crazy Philadelphia Eddie Funk looking over his shoulder watching….even crazier when he cleaned it with alcohol!!

We made a bunch of new friends, picked up some new books and bought some new prints to proudly display in the shop.  The show featured suspension shows, classic cars, live music, vendors and artists from all over….see you next year!!

 

 

We survived the great blizzard of 2013 | Boston Blizzard

Well, we survived/ate our way through the great blizzard of 2013.  We broke out our shovels and forks, piled the snow and stuffed our faces.  We surfed some big icy waves when we could finally get on the road.  So we’re back to regular operating hours and regular eating practices (the 3 day long eating binge is over!)   Here are a few pics from the storm – mostly from our neighborhood because we couldn’t get out!!  but hey our hometown made the front page of the new york times

Puerto Rico | Food Drinks and Waves

Took a quick jaunt to PR last weekend, spent our time in and around the San Juan area.  Stopped and checked out Senzala Tattoo in old San Juan, ate some great meals –  mofongo at Mi Casita in Isla Verde and some real authentic Puerto Rican food at El Jibarito in old San Juan.  Visited the Castillo de San Cristóbal and sipped on plenty of rum drinks at the beach and pool

Then there was the surfing portion, i know everybody goes to rincon when they’re in PR, but there is plenty of surf to be found in the San Juan area.  I wound up at La Ocho with the help of a very friendly surf shop owner.  I had la8 surfshop reccomended to us from the guys at Velauno Paddleboarding, and couldn’t have been happier.  Peter the owner took great care of us – with his knowledge and gear.  I would definately recommend anyone who his going to be in the San Juan area to go and check out la8 surfshop, Peter is definately an ambassador of the aloha spirit!!

The surf was decent, head high reef break but a bit windy.  The paddle out wasn’t too bad 100-200 yards over some shallower reef.  There was some real shredding going on in the lineup, and everyone was friendly.  One of the locals even helped me navigate the reef paddling back in.  (pics are from the day after)

Rhode Island Tattoo Convention Recap

2nd convention is the past month or so is done!!  Had a great time in Rhode Island over the weekend.  Ate some good food at  the Cuban Revolution, Trinity brewhouse and Tortilla Flats – Providence definately has some good eats goin on!!   Spent some quality time with the guys and gals from Holdfast Machining and Sin Alley Tattoo and made some tattoos too!!  Sin Alley Tattoo owner Mike Fasulo had some of his rides on display right near the booth – the 4 and 2 wheeled varieties, super custom and super sick!!  Back in Boston now getting down to some serious tattooing.  More conventions on the horizon, we’ll update as they’re confirmed