Well, 2016 has been a fun one but I think we're all grateful for the holidays and the start of a new year. We are definitely grateful for everyone who has supported us this past year and are eager to give back! We want to show how much we appreciate your business and also your trust in creating beautiful pieces of art by having a very special sale this week: All of our Gift Certificates will be 20% off!!
We hope you will take advantage of this once-a-year special, to give the gift of beautiful body art to your friends, family, and of course yourself. Gift Certificates can be purchased online, in the studio and over the phone: 978.744.9393.
We are truly grateful for you all and hope you have a wonderful holiday season!!
Who wouldn't want a babe of an angel tattooed on their arm? This is a nice tattoo to look at (and the client is a gorgeous lady herself). Done by Sharonn, and more proof that black and grey is her specialty.
Sharonn is almost entirely booked out until December, and her weekends until the end of January, but we can get you in for a consultation session much sooner than that. Give us a call at 978.744.9393 or send an email to email@example.com.
We usually post Japanese-style dragons here, but we've had a lot of medieval-style ones these days as well. Interestingly, dragons tend to be more symbolically positive in Asian cultures than elsewhere. For example, typically in Asian cultures, dragons represent nature, wisdom, religion, and the universe. But in many western stories and myths, how often do we see dragons depicted as evil and dangerous creatures, that are eventually slain by a hero? Even in the Slavic myth, the dragon is so vile that Mother Earth wishes not to have it within her womb, and thus the dragon is forced to remain above ground for all eternity.
We personally think that dragons are beautiful and strong creatures. And just plain cool.
This next photo is actually a rather small section of a client's back that Sharonn is working on. As you can see, she is currently working on the Holy Grail, and in the foreground we have a gentleman from the Knights Templar. Templar Knights were among the most skilled fighting units of the Crusades. Non-combatant members of the order managed a large economic infrastructure throughout Christendom, innovating financial techniques that were an early form of banking, and building fortifications across Europe and the holy land.
And that concludes today's edition of the more you know.
Sharonn does have time in her schedule next week for consults and possibly smaller tattoos (as well as continuations on existing pieces). If you'd like to book time with her, give us a call here at the shop, and we'll talk about scheduling! 978.744.9393
On Friday, Natan tattooed a husband and wife pair, but with very different tattoos. We get a lot of couples that want similar imagery in celebration of their relationship, but these two chose very different themes.
The gentleman: Cross with rosary.
The lady: Lotus and diamond.
You may have noticed that the photos in the last couple of posts about Natan have been looking a bit different than usual. That's because the man can now be found on Instagram. Find and follow him at natanink!
A lot of in progress pieces are happening at the shop lately, but we aren't showing you most of them because sometimes we like to tease you and make you wait for the end result. Natan, for example, has a HUGE in progress file that we swoon over often, but he won't let us show it to you. In an effort to appease this blogger, Molly and Steve have taken pictures of the following and are letting them out into the internet world.
These plumeria flowers started out as a small ballpoint sketch of Molly's, and grew into this. Which will actually continue to grow, as the client wants to add more.
Steve started this large Saint Demetrius rib piece today. We predict that it's going to look rather beautiful by the time it's finished -- not that it's hard on the eyes even at this stage!
As October rolls on, each weekend is a little busier than the last. We've had the pleasure of meeting some great new clients, as well as working with some of the old.
Steve did this massive rosary on a very friendly guy who was visiting Salem with his family. He sat like a champ!
Molly was the genius behind this next tattoo, which was on a lady's inner bicep. Molly freehanded the outline on her, shown below in the first picture.
Finished (click for larger):
Natan did these steampunk locks and keys on a wonderful couple. We really do have the best clients. Hers was actually done last week, but his was done today.
Hers (and again, please forgive the redness that goes along with new tattoos):