$60-160 Tattoos Limited deal at our Tampa tattoo shop

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Exciting things are happening at Tabernacle Tattoo! Now until the end of the year, Kristen and Zenon will be doing 60-160 dollar tattoos! Pricing will be based on a circle template system. We will have various circles in varying sizes ranging from 60, 80, 100, 120, 140, and 160 dollars, and the circle that your tattoo designs fits in is the price! It can be any design of your choosing (restrictions apply to certain designs) or we have plenty of pre drawn designs as well if you're unsure. Placement is arms and legs only, with a 15% up-charge for other body parts. We are so so excited to be doing this and to get you guys tattooed! Take advantage of this very limited deal while it lasts! See you soon!…
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Tribal tattoos in the tattoo world: history and meaning

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Tribal tattoos are one of the most recognizable styles out there. Masculine, bold, and full of power, these tattoos have a rich and powerful history that dates back thousands of years. Let’s take a look at the history and impact of tribal in the tattoo world. History Tribal is an umbrella term to describe traditional markings from all over the world and throughout history. The word tribal derives from the word tribe, which is a term to describe a group people. Tribal tattooing has been observed in ancient tribes and cultures since the neolithic era, and was primarily used to show off achievements and skills of individuals. There are many types of tribal tattooing from various cultures and places, one of them being Borneo tribal. Borneo Tribal Borneo is a…
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Reapers In The World: History, Symbolism, And Tattoo Designs

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From Billy and Mandy to renaissance paintings, grim reapers have been a staple of art and culture for hundreds of years. Iconic, dark, and mysterious, these clothed figures have a deep history and lore in many facets of culture. Let’s take a deeper look at grim reapers in the tattoo world and their tattoo designs. History in Culture One of the first mentions of the grim reaper come from The Book of Revelations, a Christian Biblical text. He is said to be the fourth horsemen of the apocalypse, Death. He is depicted riding a pale white horse and carrying a scythe. While this negative view of him is quite popular, other cultures and religions had a more positive interpretation of the grim reaper.nFor example, In Roman mythology, the grim reaper…
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Meet Our Female Tattoo Artist: Kristen Navarro

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Kristen Navarro was born right here in Tampa to two Puerto Rican parents. Drawing since she could remember, she was heavily influenced by horror imagery, heavy metal, and latino culture. While pursuing her artistic dreams, she attended Blake High-school of the Arts, where she gained skills in ceramics, metal smithing, and film photography. After High-school, Kristen found herself at Tabernacle Tattoo where she fell in love with tattoo art and culture and made it her sole mission to get as good she can possibly can to insure an extraordinary service that is lacking nowadays in modern times. Tattoos, walk ins, and minimum Kristen is available for Walk Ins during shop hours, Tuesday through Saturday 11-8. She likes to tattoo minimalist, black and gray, and line work. Her tattoo minimum cost…
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Roses in the world: Meanings, Symbolism, and Tattoo Designs

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A classic natural beauty, roses are one of the most recognizable flowers in the whole world. Easily identifiable and loved in art and culture, roses have been a staple and constant image in human history and has influenced art and people for many years. As with many forms of popular imagery and symbols, the rose has found its way into tattooing long ago and has no plans of leaving anytime soon. Le’s take a look at roses in the tattoo world and go over history, tattoo designs, meanings, and more. History and Culture Roses have been prevalent in many facets of the human world, frequently mentioned in religion, art, and stories. For example, the Romans lit rose petals and rose incense to showcase wealth and status. Romans also coined the…
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Ganesha in the tattoo world: meaning, History, and tattoo designs

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Ganesha (also known as Ganesh, Vinayaka, Riyanak, or Ganapeti) is a Hindu deity throughout Thailand, Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, and worshipped in hinduism. A very iconic deity, let’s look at who Ganesh is and tattoo designs. Ganesha visually has a pretty distinct look. Usually depicted with pinkish skin, a large elephant head, four arms, and a big round belly, Ganesh is a universally well liked deity in Indian art with many portrayals. He is depicted holding various items in his 4 hands. These items most commonly are his own broken tusk, a rope, and axe. Ganesha is also in a number of poses and situations which can applied to tattoo designs. He is dancing, fighting demons, sitting ascended, or playing with family. Mythology Ganesha is the god of removing obstacles,…
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Tattoo History And Meanings Of The Japanese Tengu Mask

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The tengu, with it’s striking red face and elongated nose, is in countless tattoos and artworks around the world. It’s one of the most popular and well known symbols in Japanese tattooing and art. It’s history and origins are even more vibrant and rich. Let’s take a deeper look into the Tengu mask history and symbolism. The tengu has ties to many cultures, having been in Chinese and Japanese mythology, theatre, buddhism and shintoism. It was first recorded in a Chinese text dated back to 1791, and is also mentioned in the Japanese Nihon Shoki, the second oldest book of Japanese history. The tengu has many different forms and variations throughout history. Tengu mask history Most commonly, they are a red faced man with black facial hair and a long…
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Popular Japanese Tattoo Imagery: Hannya  Mask history and symbolism

Popular Japanese Tattoo Imagery: Hannya Mask history and symbolism

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The Hannya is one of the most timeless and classic japanese images of all time, as well as in tattooing. Millions of images depict this demonic looking face. Characterized by a leering smile with many sharp fangs, metallic melancholy eyes and two prominent horns on both sides of the head. Although at first glance it may seem like just a scary figure, the history and mythology runs much deeper; let’s take a look together. The origins of the hannya mask date back to 14th century Japan, where the mask appeared in a variety of well known Japanese musical theater known as ”Noh Theatre”. Noh theatre sees actors adorned with intricate masks while using gesture to tell stories. The Hannya mask symbolizes a woman who has been consumed with so much…
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Recent works from Zenon in Tampa Florida

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Here are some recent works from our resident artist and owner zenon pawelski who is always up to something way too cool. Check him out on instagram and call the shop or send an email to tabernacletattoo@gmail.com to schedule a consultation and get your dream tattoo! https://www.instagram.com/tabernacletattoo/
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Hokusai Rediscovered; a miraculous discovery

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Hokusai is one of the most revered and well known painters and print makers of all time, creating thousands of paintings, illustrations, and books over his 90 year life. You may be familiar with his most popular work “Under The Wave Off Kanagawa”, or more popular known as The Great Wave. While many of his works have been saved until this day, not all have been found. However, 103 illustrations from Hokusai’s unfinished book ”Great Picture Book of Everything” have resurfaced and are finally available to the public. they were last recorded to be in a private collection in France, before being purchased by the British museum in 2020 for the public to see and admire. The illustrations that were found show Hokusai’s classic amazing brushwork and penmanship, showcasing cultural…
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