Past and Present Events | Boston Tattoo Shop

We had a nice visit with guest artist Leo Darlin’ Guajardo, he did some tattoos then off to nyc and hawaii…. Safe travels leo!!  Carissa‘s been banging out tattoos – she recently did a Boston Strong Tattoo on Boston City Councilor Sal Lamatina – Sal was near the finish line at last years Boston Marathon when the Bombs exploded.

Carissa’s currently booking out a couple of weeks, so if you want to get in before she heads off to the Amsterdam Tattoo Convention on May 28th then get in here soon!!

And then on June 22nd Samoan Tatau Master Suluape Pili Mo’o will return for a week – spots are already filling up for this amazing experience – call the shop for more info!

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!!

Shanghai Kate Hellenbrand | Guest Tattoo Artist | February 2014

It’s been a crazy month or so around here.  Shanghai Kate Hellenbrand Visited the shop in Boston for a week and a half.  We were blessed to have her, the knowledge and history that’s in her head is absolutely mind blowing – Everything from Sailor Jerry, Ed Hardy, Mike Malone to the ancient history of tattooing.  We got a private edition of the voodoo to vogue lecture that she had given at Columbia University

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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 wavenpave@yahoo.com 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”.

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!!