Tampa Tattoofest 2014 | Boston Tattoo Shop | Tattoo Covention

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!!

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!!