We just returned from the 10th annual Amsterdam International Tattoo Convention, it was quite a trip. Got to Work alongside some of the best tattooers Europe has to offer and see how they do a tattoo convention on the other side of the pond. Rode the trains, trams, metros and buses…saw the van gogh museum, red light district, ate cheese saw a man light off fireworks from his butthole, saw windmills and visited some bars and coffee shops……if you thought las vegas was the city of sin…it aint got shit on Amsterdam!! A good trip and experience…i definately wasn’t in Boston anymore
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!!
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!!
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”.
We made a quick jaunt down to Rincon, P.R. from Boston this past weekend to celebrate our 11th wedding anniversary. We flew into San Juan, had our ritual lunch at Mi Casita and then headed out to La8 Surf Shop. As usual Peter at La8 took really good care of us, i highly recommend checking out this shop if your in San Juan, even if you don’t surf you can pick up a pair of reefs, some board shorts, a rash guard or even some shades!
Next we were on our way down rt2 to Rincon, We made a sunset stop in Aguadilla to check out Surfers Beach, then back on the road to our final destination Hotel Villa Confresi. Nice hotel RIGHT on the beach, with a lively bar and pool.
Surfed some waist + waves at Marias and Domes. When we were done at Marias we picked up some artwork from a local artist IKE (pronounced e-kay) ike is usually posted up right at the entrance to marias where the road splits and you can continue down to domes or head up the hill.
We had a great lechon plate at el Fogon de la Curva, it’s a little ways outside rincon on rt115 in Anasco. Great food, great views and run by a very nice family…another highly recomended stop in the Rincon area
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!
Carissa will be headed down to Tampa next week for the Tattoofest tattoo convention. The show starts on Thursday April 11th and runs til Sunday April 14th. Looks like it’s gonna be a good show. We’ll be in the booth with Mark Longnecker and the Endless Summer crew! If you’re in the area and would like to get tattooed hit us up or swing by the booth
We’ve drawn up some tattoo specials for the Halloween season, gonna be a great week to spend indoors healing with Hurricane Sandy bearing down on the Boston area. Come get a lil one off the sheets for 50 bucks…larger pieces $200…..til Halloween only!! Shop opens at 12 today, git in here soon while we still have availabilities….
call or come by the shop 617-418-5115
Been pluggin away for the past couple of months here in East Boston. Had a great group of girls last week from Buffalo NY visiting Salem for some Halloween festivities. They decided to get some tattoos to remember their trip by.
We’ve been sharpening our watercolor painting skills during whatever down time we’ve had. Some pics of some of the work we’ve been doing and a sampling of some of the paintings we’ve been hard at work on are in the slideshow below. (all of the paintings would be available as tattoo’s as well if interested- contact the shop 617 418 5115 or firstname.lastname@example.org). The portfolios pages have been updated as well with tattoos and paintings