Guest Tattoo Artist in Boston Ma | El Bent Tattoo

Paris France tattoo artist @elbenttattoo of @trueloveparis will be tattooing in Boston February 19th to the 24th.  @wavenpave once again 😀from Monday Feb 19th on…. He still has availability for appointments and will have his flash books filled with designs ready to tattoo. Be sure to get in contact with him directly or reach out to the shop to secure your time and not miss out on collecting a tattoo from him while he is here for a few short days! 617-418-5115

May Guest Artist | Andy Robinson Tattoo

We are excited to welcome “Americas Sweetheart”  andy robinson tattoo to guest with us in the Boston May 12-16
Do not miss your chance to collect an amazing original from him during his short visit to ‪#‎boston‬ …he will book fast! You can see more of his Tattoos on instagram Contact him directly
or give the shop a call 617-418-5115 for more details


June Guest Tattoo Artist | Loko T | Boston Black and Grey Tattoo

proteam-loko_tH2ocean Pro Team Tattoo Artist Loco T will be Tattooing at the shop June 11th to the 18th.  His Availability will be booking fast as he is only in Boston for a week and he is one of the Premier Tattooers in the tattoo game for his signature black and grey style!  You can check out some of his work under the guest artist menu or by clicking here.  Contact the shop to book a appointment



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!!

Hold Fast Ranch field trip | Adventures of a Boston Tattoo shop

We took a field trip down to the Hold Fast Machining ranch this week and met up with K.J. Let me tell you something – K.J. makes a nice tattoo machine!  No cast or store bought parts here, all handmade.

The ranch is located on 11 acres and has a beautiful tattoo studio, sign painting studio and of course machine shop.  K.J. has been tattooing since 1988,  makes hand painted signs the old fashion way and of course makes tattoo machines.

Here are some pics of our travels…new machines….new friends…thanks to Marz Gamboche for some of the pics

Tattoos and the meanings behind them | Bostons Best Tattoos

Last February Wave n’ Pave donated some gift certificates for tattoos at a benefit concert for a friend who was killed by a drunk driver.  That friend was Chris “Rover” Rybicki.

Rover was a talented musician who played in a few local bands, No Choice, Point 04 and most notably Unearth.  Rover lived life on his terms and always had a great time doing so.  That is where the paralell begins between the tattoo and how the customer wound up here. The recipient of one of those gift certificates – Mike S. recently came in for a tattoo by owner artist Carissa Bonilla one of Boston’s best tattoo artists.  The tattoo was of the Oakland Raiders logo, a memorial tattoo for Raiders owner Al Davis who had recently passed.

Mike, a lifelong fan of the Raiders, but a lifelong resident of New England – this was confusing to me, so I decided to dig a little deeper.  Why the Raiders and why Al Davis – being from New England?  The answer was pretty simple – Al Davis had a renegade image, did whatever he wanted whenever he wanted or very simply he lived life on his own terms. That was the thing that drew Mike in as a fan of the Raiders, a fan of the type of music Rover played and made Al Davis such an influential figure.  We were very happy to make mike happy and be able to help to raise some money for Rovers family.

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Boston’s Best Tattoo Artists Learn new Tricks at Tattoo Convention

The team at Wave n Pave headed to the Boston Tattoo Convention this past week.  It was great to see all of the college students back in the city as they bring a great energy to our awesome city. 

Amanda Abbott, one of Boston’s best tattoo artists, had a booth at the Convention.  She had an awsome time, working with some great people doing some radically fancy tattoos. Take a look at some of the tattoo designs that Amanda



We were lucky enough to get a visit with her on Sunday of the Boston Tattoo Convention to see some of the radness in person. We checked out some amazing work at the convention, got some sick books, limited tee’s and prints by tattoer Myke Chambers, Good times! 

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