Travel Notices, Visiting Artists and Conventions, oh my!

The late winter and early spring will be a busy time for us here, and we've got a bunch of important tidbits to share!

Philly convention

FIrst, Natan and Steve will be attending the Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention over Valentines Day weekend.  The convention starts Friday February 12th and goes through Sunday!

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To book either Natan or Steve for the convention, give us a call at the studio: 978-744-9393 or email us at witchcityink@gmail.com to get the ball rolling.

When Natan is done with the Philly Convention, he will be traveling to Maryland to do a guest spot at Time Bomb Tattoos and Curiosities.  He'll be there from Feb 16th through the 20th.

If you would like to book an appointment with him while he is there, you can call the studio at: 978-744-9393.

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And finally, we will, as always be at the Boston Tattoo Convention, which is April 8th through 10th this year.  Steve and Jaesun will be taking appointments all weekend.  Call the studio to book. 978-744-9393 or email us to get a conversation started.  We will also be joined by visiting artist Amanda Marie, who will then be doing a guest spot here from April 11th through 17th.

Amanda got her start tattooing in New York about 6 years ago.  She loves to put her all into every tattoo she does, no matter how big or small.  Amanda values making an inviting atmosphere for her clients and loves to create unique, custom tattoos. She currently works at Evermore Tattoo Company, Los Angeles, California.

To book an appointment with Amanda contact her directly.

Email: amandamarie@dolly-rot.com

Phone: 516-528-8203

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Holiday Hours

During the holiday season, our hours change a bit so our artists and front desk staff can spend time with their friends and families.

We will be closing at 2pm on Sunday Dec. 20th, and will be closed on Dec. 25th and Jan. 1st.

We still have a lot of availability for walk-ins and appointments with Steve and Jaesun the week before Christmas and the week between the holidays, so if you've been putting it off, now's the time to come in and get your new tattoo!!

While you're at it, stop by and grab a Gift Certificate for your favorite tattoo enthusiast and come in together!!

Witch City Welcomes Guest Aritst Amanda Marie

Witch City Ink is excited to be hosting guest artist Amanda Marie from L.A., April 11th - 17th, 2016  Amanda got her start tattooing in New York about 6 years ago.  She loves to put her all into every tattoo she does, no matter how big or small.  Amanda values making an inviting atmosphere for her clients and loves to create unique, custom tattoos. She currently works at Evermore Tattoo Company, Los Angeles, California. To book an appointment with Amanda contact her directly. Email: amandamarie@dolly-rot.com Phone: 516-528-8203

Jaesun’s One Year Anniversary!!

Jaesun just celebrated his 1 year anniversary here in Salem!! He has created some beautiful tattoos since he's joined us and we wanted to share a few that we just added to his Portfolio, click the link to see more of his work!!  We are so excited to have him as part of our crew!

 
Alice in Wonderland Tattoo by Jaesun Duggan

Alice in Wonderland Tattoo by Jaesun Duggan

 
Death Eater Tattoo by Jaesun Duggan

Death Eater Tattoo by Jaesun Duggan

 
Ariel Tattoo by Jaesun Duggan

J. Scott Campbell Ariel Tattoo by Jaesun Duggan- Work in Progress

 
Celtic Knotwork Owl by Jaesun Duggan

Celtic Knotwork Owl by Jaesun Duggan

 
Stained Glass Owl by Jaesun Duggan

Owl Stained Glass Tattoo by Jaesun Duggan

 
Rose and Clock Tattoo by Jaesun Duggan

Rose and Clock Tattoo by Jaesun Duggan

Group Art Show in November!

All of us here from the shop will be featured in a Witch City Ink group art show for the month of November. Stop by our favorite local cafe, Front Street Coffeehouse, during the next month and check it out! Witch City Ink Group Art Show Front Street Coffeehouse 20 Front Street Salem, MA 01970 ttp://witchcityink.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/artshow.jpg">

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Featuring all of your favorites from the shop, such as Natan Alexander, Molly McKinnon, Steve Gillespie, Matt Maguire, Jay Ski, and Micah R. O. Litant.
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New Work by Natan: Jesus Portrait

Although Natan is generally known for his bold linework and bright colors, he does always enjoy working on some smooth, soft, muted portraits. For this particular piece, Natan utilized very soft and light planes of tone with some dark fields of black within his beard and some tight, crisp line-work in the hair and crown of thorns. Recently Natan has really been pushing a painterly kind of style in conjunction with his more graphic flourishes and finding an interesting and successful balance in pieces such as this.
Jesus Portrait

Jesus Portrait

If you're interested in booking out some time to work with Natan on a custom piece, just give us a call in the shop at 978.744.9393 and we'll help you out! _witch city ink witchcityink@gmail.com
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New Work by Natan: Lion Fish Tattoo

Oftentimes, our repeat clients will along a friend or two who they think would match up well with our work. When Natan was finishing up the big insect half-sleeve/chest piece the other week, Luis brought in his friend Nina, who ended up booking out some time for this fun little lion fish tattoo. Although Natan is generally pretty booked up with larger custom work, he does occasionally take some time to work on smaller, fun, one-sitting pieces, such as this one.
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Lion Fish

If you have any ideas for fun custom tattoo projects, make sure to give us a call in the shop at 978.744.9393. _witch city ink witchcityink@gmail.com
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New Work by Natan: Insect Half-Sleeve/Chest Piece

A couple of weeks back, Natan's client Luis stopped by the shop to get this big insect half-sleeve and chest piece finished up. It's always rewarding when someone with a big in-progress tattoo returns to the shop for their final session and Luis' piece was no exception. Natan was glad to get the chance to finally wrap up this big piece which exemplifies his affinity for bright and saturated colors, dynamic and varying line density, and a thoughtful balance of complex and simple subjects and backgrounds in order to create a sense of clarity within the tattoo. Insect Half-Sleeve/Chest Piece Natan is generally available by appointment on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays (until 5). He can also be found over at our Saugus shop, Lightwave Tattoos, on Thursdays and Fridays. To book your time with him, give us a call in the shop at 978.744.9393. _witch city ink witchcityink@gmail.com
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New Work by Matt: Nietzsche Portrait

Lately Matt's been working on really refining his portrait work and pushing the envelope with his black and grey realism. Last week, he got the chance to tattoo this Nietzsche portrait on shop regular, Brad. Brad's been coming in to collect different small pieces from all of the different artists here for awhile, but this was his first big realistic piece. Coming from a painting background, Matt always revels in the chance to work on really soft, smooth, and painterly type projects, so this piece was perfect for him! If you're interested in any portrait work, soft black and grey, or any other custom work, make sure to give us a call in the shop at 978.744.9393 and book out your time today!
Nietzsche Portrait

Nietzsche Portrait

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Join us at the Boston ICA this Thursday, the 15th!!

click on the above link to visit the ICA website

click on the above link to visit the ICA website

On Pins & Needles: Tattooing in Massachusetts Thursday, April 15 at 7:00 p.m. Although tattooing was first introduced to Bostonians in the 1840s, it was just 10 years ago that a Massachusetts ban on tattooing (except by medical physicians) was deemed unconstitutional by a Suffolk Superior Court judge. Helping to overthrow this ban was Sarah Wunsch, staff attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts. Join Wunsch, Boston Tattoo Convention producer Natan Alexander, and exhibition curator Pedro Alonzo for a look back at the commonwealth’s long and complicated history with this art form. $10 general admission; $8 ICA and ACLU members, students, and seniors. ACLU member discount available for on-site sales only. BONUS! Before the talk, join Mexican tattoo artist Dr. Lakra and exhibition curator Pedro Alonzo in the galleries for a conversation about Dr. Lakra’s ICA exhibition and the role of tattooing in his art. Tour begins at 6:00 p.m. in the exhibition; free admission to the galleries. The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston 100 Northern Avenue Boston, MA 02210 www.icaboston.org
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