Boston Tattoo Convention | Boston Tattoo Shop

boston tattoo shop at the 2017 boston tattoo convention

Carissa lee and Jen Beirola will be tattooing this year at the 2017 Boston Tattoo Convention.  The convention is held at the Hynes Convention Center on March 24th – 26th.  There will be live music, burlesque and freak shows, tattoo competitions and the miss and mister Boston ink competition. You can pre buy tickets here or the day of at the door.  Carissa and Jen will be doing walk up tattoos as well as tattoo appointments.  If you’d like to set up a appointment with carissa or jen email the shop at wavenpave@yahoo.com or cal at 617 418 5115

Amsterdam Tattoo Convention | Boston Tattoo Artist in Amsterdam

We just returned from the 10th annual Amsterdam International Tattoo Convention, it was quite a trip.  Got to Work alongside some of the best tattooers Europe has to offer and see how they do a tattoo convention on the other side of the pond.  Rode the trains, trams, metros and buses…saw the van gogh museum, red light district, ate cheese saw a man light off fireworks from his butthole,  saw windmills and visited some bars and coffee shops……if you thought las vegas was the city of sin…it aint got shit on Amsterdam!!  A good trip and experience…i definately wasn’t in Boston anymore

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 info@wavenpave.com 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.

$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!

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!

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!!

 

 

Boston Tattoo Shop | New February Tattoos

February’s been a pretty busy month tattooing,  even though Boston has been pretty much buried in snow.  Appointments are booking up fast, so get it in soon so you can show off your new ink come the warm summer months!!

Also feel free to write us in for the Boston Phoenix’s best of 2013 contest, thanks in advance!!

Here’s some of recent tattoos

NEW YEAR | NEW TATTOOS | BOSTON TATTOO SHOP

Happy belated new year all!  We’re kickin off the new year on the right foot.   Just got back to Boston from Puerto Rico, saw our friends at Senzala Tattoo and La Ocho Surf.  Enjoyed some sunshine, rum drinks and good food.

Carissa, Eric and Pat have been holdin it down at the shop making dem’ tattoos.  The calendar is starting to fill up, but we usually have some time for walk-ins.  Call ahead to make sure your artist of choice is available!  617-418-5115, wavenpave@yahoo.com or hit us up on facebook

Feast your eyes on some current works

Sacred Tattoo NYC adventure

Left our comfort zone in Boston and took a little trip to New York City this week to meet up with Shanghai Kate at Sacred Tattoo.  We had the pleasure to get tattooed by Kate and get to spend some quality time with her.  For those of you who don’t know,  Kate’s been tattooing since 1972 and has not only worked with most of the legends in the tattoo world, but is included in that list of legends.  Kate has a vast knowledge of tattooing – historical and technical and we were lucky enough to have her share some that with us.   The shop she was working in – Sacred Tattoo – located between chinatown and soho was an absolutely amazing shop.  If you’re ever in NYC i’d definately recommend checking it out!  Another thing we’d definately recommend to check out would be Tacombi in nolita….some pretty dope taco’s!!