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


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, or hit us up on facebook

Feast your eyes on some current works


Hope everybody had a nice holiday season and are nearly recovered from the season of excess!  We’ve been busy little bees tattooing in East Boston.  Carissa and Amanda did some nice flash sheets for Friday the 13th and made a few nice tattoos.  Check the slideshow for a small example of what we’ve been up to.

On a sidenote  Norman “Sailor Jerry” collins would’ve been 101 years old today…

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New Tattoos | Boston Surf Skate and Tattoo | Wave n’ Pave

Been tattooing our lil hearts out over here in East BostonCarissa and Amanda have been busy like little tattooing elves!

Shopping for that hard to shop for person? Gift certificates make an awesome gift for someone.  Use them for tattoos or anything else in the shop someone will love it….not like the horrible gift ideas on this list!

Here’s some of what we’ve been up to here

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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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Been a crazy couple of weeks here in East Boston.  We’ve had Hurricane Irene, a earthquake. a acid spill at Deer Island and a shark sighting in Winthrop.  We’ve been tattooing like mad and the insanity will continue.  Amanda will be tattooing at the Boston Tattoo Convention and Keith will be in Cali for the upcoming week.  Here are some pics from the last week or so, enjoy!


things and stuff

Been a busy past week, we’ve been drawing, painting, tattooing surfing and paddleboarding.  The tropics are starting to fire up and boards are flying out of the shop.  As always we’re here for all your tattoo, skateboard and surf needs.  Conviently located in East Boston right at Orient Heights from 12-9 everyday but sunday.   The T (blue line) is right across the street and we’re just minutes from routes 1a, 90 and 93.  Check out some pics from the week[