Yesterday, Natan Alexander gave a thorough and informative guided tour through the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston's “Under the Skin: Tattoos in Japanese Prints” exhibition. The show will remain open through January 2nd, 2011, so if you missed Natan's speech the other day, make sure to go and check out all the amazing artwork while you can! buy levitra no prescription
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
“Under the Skin: Tattoos in Japanese Prints”
Showing through January 2nd, 2011
465 Huntington Avenue
This past Friday, Matt tattooed this piece of a realistic raven strolling over a couple of roses on our shop friend, Donna. Always good for a conversation about music, art, or life in general, Donna was cool enough to just let Matt run ahead with this tattoo and make it something he would really enjoy working on. Matt ultimately whipped out this bright, saturated, and smooth piece, which Donna was thrilled to be the proud new owner of.
If you're interested in talking to Matt about any new custom projects of any sort of wildlife, nature, birds, or oth
Check out some new work recently completed by Matt of a couple birds on a forearm. In this piece, Matt utilized the painterly style that he's known for to accentuate the soft gradients of tone and subtle chromatic shifts. He's always a fan of working on projects that allow him a bit of freedom to really flow in his own direction and this ended up being a great piece for him to experiment with a couple techniques of focus, color theory, and shading. If you have any soft, painterly, or illustrative work
Our go-to illustrative/painterly guy, Matt Maguire, broke out this realistic tiger lily right on the spot today. It was a fairly slow day in the shop until our new friend and client, Michelle, came by in hopes of getting some cover-up work. Initially stuck with an old tattoo of the word “Dude” upon her wrist (as in “Dude, sweet!”), Matt was more than happy to help Michelle out by rendering this flower right over it! Check out the before and after photos below to see the stencil placed over the old lettering and the final finished product with the dude out
Matt's a champ with all realistic, illustrative, and painterly tattoo projects so make sure to give us a call (978.744.9393), send us an email (email@example.com), or stop on by the shop (186-3 Essex St.) to book out some time with him today!
Natan has been working away on a whole new crop of work lately. Check out the following pieces he has recently finished up:
Cock fight backpiece
Big and bold, this backpiece on the friendly Will Means speaks for itself; an old fashioned cock fight! All black and grey with an attention to line density, repeating patterns and varying textures, this piece was just finished up the other week.
Tribal Battle Axe
Steve Johnson soldiered through this large tribal battle axe piece on his ribs in one long sitting from Natan. Check out the soft black 'n grey shading lending a bit of a sculptural and three dimensional shape to the organic patterns.
In addition to all of the projects Natan has been finishing up lately, he also has a number of multiple-session, larger pieces in the works. Check out some of his progress shots from a handful of his repeat customers below:
At 85 years old, Colorful Bill is still chipping away at a full-body suit. Sporting a whole lot of work from Natan, Bill has become quite a regular at the shop, swinging by every week or so to hang out, chat, and usually book up some more time. Here's a peek at the latest work he's gotten.
Tribal with skull
A returning client with large sections of bold tribal work from Natan, John stopped by the other day to add in some more stuff. You can never go wrong with skulls, ever.
In progress for only the last month or so, this koi half-sleeve is steadily approaching completion. Utilizing fundamentals of traditional Japanese designs for the foundation of this tattoo, Natan has been having a blast exploring different avenues of color theory and design to customize this piece.
Natan is currently booking out for any medium to large, creative, custom pieces, so give us a call at 978 744 9393 or stop on by the shop and we'll get you a spot on the schedule today!
More new work recently completed by our very own Molly McKinnon. Ranging from the realistic to the illustrative, Molly's been putting out a large range of work lately down here at the shop. Swing on by or give us a call at 978 744 9393 and start work on a new Molly piece today!
Large bright orange tiger on shoulder, Molly can usually find a nice balance between illustrative and realistic work that will hold together as a strong and lasting tattoo.
Couple of new pieces recently completed by Molly McKinnon. Check 'em out and swing on by the shop or give us a call if you would like to book your own custom piece with her!
Zombie daughter w/ signature
Molly just tattooed this portrait of a client's daughter as a zombie with her signature above it the other day. Molly specializes in this style of bright, custom, illustrative work and was happy to be given the opportunity to play around with the artwork for this one.
From Molly's batch of Halloween tattoos a couple of weeks ago, these realistic leaves and pentagram span the lower back of one of her repeat clients.
Realistic black and grey rendering of the sign language translation of the word “Love”.
Here's a sneak peak at one of Steve's larger on-going projects he's been working on intermittently: full dragon sleeve with traditional Japanese flowers. Check back on in to the site in up-coming weeks as Steve finishes up this piece and posts the completed photos. If you are interested in getting any large, colorful, custom work from Steve, make sure to give us a call at 978 744 9393 or
Couple big new pieces from our very own Steve Gillespie. Steve is currently booking out for similar, large, colorful, realistic nature pieces as well as any other custom ideas that you have kicking around. Give us a call in the shop at 978.744.9393 or send over an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to get in some time today!