Carissa will be a guest tattoo artist October 9th til the 11th at #1 rated tattoo shop in Philadelphia – Art Machine Productions. The shop is located in the Fishtown area of Philly. Carissa is currently booking appointments for the dates listed above – if you are in the area and would like to get tattooed by carissa – please contact here at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the shop at 617 418 5115
It was our 3rd year attending the Tampa Tattoofest at the Manatee Convention Center in Palmetto Fl. Our Boothmates this year once again were Mark Longnecker from Endless Summer Tattoo in Coco Beach fl and On Point Ink in Jacksonville Fl.
We did our usual tampa routine – lunch at the “the Pub“, check into the hotel then off to the convention to get set up
The Convention was alot of fun – tattooing, music, food and suspension shows. Got tattooed by Bowery Stan Moskowitz – got to hang with him and Crazy Philadelpia Eddie….Heard some amazingly funny stories – would’ve loved to be a fly on the wall during their haydays!! 1st night of the Siesta Inn Tiki Bar after party was dj’d by the one and only DJ Longneck! We spent most of the nights after the convention hanging with friends Tony Olivas, Loko T, Phillip and Crew from Lucky Draw Tattoo. The stories from the tiki bar will be told for many years to come!!
We missed our flight on Sunday Night and because of the tornado warnings on Saturday we couldn’t get out until tuesday morning, so we drove out to Clearwater and got a room at the Safety Harbor Resort and Spa. We checked out the spa as well as the Tequila Sunrises and Rum Runners at their Tiki Bar…Yes!!
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!!