We have been hitting the circuit hard recently our travels have reunited us with old friends and introduced us to some new ones as well. Traveling to conventions is always fun and full of neat experiences. On our travels to the Villain ArtsPhiladelphiatattoo convention, the weekend of February 9th 2018, the Philadelphia Eagles had just won the Super Bowl and the city was a giant party. There were so many people in town for the Championship parade which only added to the experiences at the convention and added quite a bit of diversity to the mix, which allowed us to educate people new to tattooing on our process and studies. Many individuals at the convention were looking for Japanese and traditional tattoos which was really cool because we could talk about the classic imagery that has made tattooing last for centuries. As with many tattoo conventions many people come through with new ideas and concepts which gave us the opportunity to learn about the newest trends in tattooing. This reinforces concepts in previous blogs, the world of custom tattooing is a forever evolving field and this tattoo convention gave us the opportunity to reach out to a new as well as experienced audience. Our tattoo adventure culminated in Philadelphia, but our journey included a few stops to visit with some great tattooers and friends.
We started our travels from Ybor city, FL and our first stop was to see our good friend Glen Collins of Broken Lantern tattoo in Charleston, SC. Charleston is a beautiful town that always treats us well. Next we stopped in to see a former coworker and now owner of Salt Water Tattoo in Virginia Beach, Mike Rickards. We used to work together at Ancient Arts Tattoo owned by J.D. Crowe. Finally, we met up with the illusive Mike Sikes of Eye Speak in Fairfax, VA to catch up for a little bit before heading into Philadelphia and our final destination.
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Long over due for a post guys we’ve been super busy at the tattoo shop in Tampa, Florida. In case you may not see what style your looking for on site we are well studied in all styles!! We enjoy the challenge of all tattoos, projects big and small, male tattoos and tattoos for females we are looking to make something real cool happen. Dot work ,Tribal,Mandala tattoos and of course Japanese tattooing and traditional tattooing are just a few tattoos on the menu here at Tabernacle tattoo. We truly look forward to working with all clients of different backgrounds and tattoo ideas, we believe it proves us and the client with a lot of growth during the process. As always the best way to discuss these topics is to visit the tattoo shop here in Historic Ybor City. We are also receptive to you reaching out on the contact us page as well but it is way more fun to break down the social barriers the internet creates.
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This is a water color painting study for a tattoo of this snake guy doing battle with a rose. Why? Probably jealous of the beauty of the flower. I call it The Battle of Tears. Either way, between the snake’s fangs or the roses’ thorns, some one is going to get pricked and cry. Also, it’s a battle some days finding inner creativity to make these drawings more valid and appeasing to the eyes. The snake hasn’t really been seen in a positive light throughout history or mythology but he holds a certain beauty about him.
Mandalas are going hard these days! Might as well make ’em look tough. This one here has more of a Tibetan influence, done in black and grey on the back of a female’s leg. I’ve noticed these are more attractive to Women, but honestly, this idea could go either way. I am very fortunate for these concepts to come to life and for the clients who allow me to create magical inspirations on them!
The Chrysanthemums are native to Asia and Northeastern Europe and come in a variety of colors. This is a water color painting that I have created to show an example of how those colors can come together to create depth within a flower tattoo. Definitely a great concept and study if you’re into Asian culture and designs.