Here’s a short video of some tattooing done at Tabernacle tattoo by Zenon Pawelski. on this type of layout the video seemed to help the tattoo translate in a better perceptive. Composition is just as important as the drawings them self at times. We stenciled the major components and have drawn the rest together this tattoo was done in 16 hours with four sessions to complete.
Florida year around is a beautiful place but especially during the summer. Its hot out and everybody is on the BBQ and beach scene. But most importantly its a great time for tattoos. There are plenty of visitors and tourists that come to Florida looking for a good time. What better way to commemorate your visit to Florida than a super tough tattoo?
It’s awesome to be tattooing in Ybor City, we are located 5 minutes from the Port of Tampa and 15 from Tampa International Airport. Ybor is a hot bed for tourist activity and definitely one of the coolest places to visit in Tampa. There is so much history and energy in this town which only enhances the energy of the visitors that come into the shop and experience the magic. We want to meet you and your friends that are excited about Florida summertime tattoos. We’ve got everything you need to make the summer of 2018 the ultimate adventure. Call or stop by the shop we can make it happen!
As always thank you for reading our blog! If you are coming near Tampa or are a local with awesome tattoo ideas we can make it happen for you either way. Send us whats on your mind on the contact page and have an awesome day!!!!
Kyosai was an artist in Japanese history born in 1831, his artwork has influenced tattooing and many aspects of Japanese traditional tattoos specifically. He is most well know for his eccentrically crafted paintings. His talents were renowned throughout Japan during his most prominent days especially as a satirist, targeting the Japanese police force and other aspects of the government with his work. He received multiple jail sentences and countless lashings as a result of his persistence. Kyosai was a total outlaw in his time and a true inspiration. He has a ton of work that has influenced tattooing for over a century most of which got him at least a few lashings for his creativity.
In a previous post we discussed the dynamic of an artist Hokusai and his studies, Kyosai studied the art work a great deal which turned out to be a great influence on him and his craft. This probably one of the primary reasons his artwork generates so much movement and visual impact. Kyosai was not a student of Hokusai however, he is considered as one of his greatest successors.
By the time his life was winding down he was noted for his eclectic nature and exuberance in all facets of his life. He had created hundreds of publications, comics, Shunga, artwork, drawing etc all of which had significant influence in art and tattooing. The Hell Scrolls is a personal favorite collection of imagery and worth checking out. It is a dynamic depiction of the creatures and layers of hell that holds a lot of meaning in Japanese culture. Yomi, or Japanese land of the dead, is an exciting environment full of fire, torture and extreme pain for eternity. Crows with lava hot beaks eat you skin of and and the forrest leaves are blades, these are just a few of the terrors that await. Kyosai’s imagination was wild and fantastic, he was able to depict many amazing Japanese legends and creatures of folk lore so powerfully that it captivated Japan. As the western world moved in and began trading with Japan they were even intrigued by his creations and power images.
Timeless images have influenced tattooing specifically traditional Japanese tattooing for hundreds of years. Because of Kyosai, Hokusai and many other artists we have lifetimes worth of tattoo reference.
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We want to start of by thanking all of our clients, friends, families and everyone in between for bringing in the best tattoo ideas and reference for us to explore and research. It has been such an adventure and pleasure to serve Tampa, FL and beyond. We are also lucky to be located near a major port which allows us to work with clients from all over the world. The diversity of these clients allows us to see some really amazing things in regards to tattooing. Tattoo reference is so important to our process here at Tabernacle Tattoo, it helps us see where the client’s thought process is while we are creating the best custom tattoo that matches our client’s ideas and that reads well on their anatomy.
Your ideas for tattoos facilitate this shop and our ability to do cool tattoos, and for that Thank you!
Please feel free to contact us regarding your next tattoo or any other ideas you may have we are always happy to talk to you here at Tabernacle tattoo.
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We just posted our first video in a while and will be video documenting and blogging our adventures in the tattoo game of Tampa, FL and beyond. The premire tattoo shop in Tampa is here to help bring all your tatto ideas to life! Feel free to comment or get in contact with us about your next tattoo. Even better come by the shop we would love to meet you!
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We’re looking to change the game! You might be asking yourself, “what do they mean by change the game?”
We want to change the game by conducting these incredible studies and educating individuals, clients, customers, friends, family etc on the process and research this craft of tattooing needs in order to successfully go into the future. Take the featured image “The Great Wave” by Hokusai, for example, this is easily the most recognized piece of Japanese artwork on the planet. More specifically titled “The Great Wave off Kanagawa” depicts a large wave headed for Kanagawa, Japan. The imagery makes for an incredible tattoo that will stand the test of time. Why is this piece of art still so relevant in the art world and tattooing? Some would say it is easily readable by the eye, it is aesthetically pleasing, there are a hundred reasons this piece of art is so incredible. But how we see it here at the tattoo shop, Hokusai did his research, he dedicated his life to his craft, he was a ukiyo-e (wood block) painter almost since birth. He drew many waves, essentially conducting studies the mechanics of the wave and his work paid off. He was one of the most popular artists in Japan during his peak years because of his incredible work ethic and dedication.
With that being said, this is our life! Tattooing is everything and it reflects in our work. Tampa Florida has many great tattooers and has always been a hot area for the hits! We are here to set ourselves apart to our clients because were here to win, make amazing, elegant, thoughtful tattoos and provide the best service possible. Check out our work we would love to meet you and discuss any ideas you may have!
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I wanted to have some fun today and just discuss the hits. This is a classic image of a Dragon done here at Tabernacle Tattoo. This was a fun one and now you can see the process in a time laps. We study the materials and put in the work to make a proper tattoo here at the shop. Theres only one way to generate consistent material as long as we have and that is to study and put in the work to make it HOT!!! As classic and fun as this image is, we are not limited to Japanese tattoos we offer an extremely wide variety of tattoo styles and concepts for our clients. This study is part of the usual process that goes into each and every custom tattoo here at the tattoo shop. The finer details and tricks are extremely important to a quality final product which is both beneficial to the client and the tattooer. Come by the shop and check out the magic, you know where to find us in the heart of Historic Ybor City in Tampa Florida.
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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 Arts Philadelphia tattoo 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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We live in an interesting time in the tattooing industry. In a sense it is a golden age for the industry with so many styles and varieties of tattoos in the world, we pride ourselves in being able to accommodate all those needs here at Tabernacle Tattoo. There are many new age designs, in addition to, the traditional designs that stand the test of time. All of these images are amazing and hold value in many cultures throughout the world. When it comes to custom tattooing it is important to understand the needs of a client both through an artistic and physiological perspective so the tattoo is aesthetically pleasing. With that being said, we want to fit our clients with quality custom tattoos and take on projects big and small.
We are blessed to be located in Historic Ybor City in Tampa, FL which has been a hot bed for tattooing for many years, this location allows us to meet and develop relationships with clients from all over the state of Florida and even the world. That level of diversity gives us the ability to hone our craft to all aspects of tattooing and gives us the ability to have a lot of fun doing what we love!
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Below are just a few tattoos I’ve been working on at the moment. At times larger more complex tattoo work takes real time, it never goes quick or easy, it’s a matter of effort on both ends, the client and myself should share the passion for tattooing in order to develop the best product. My enthusiasm and energy is always where it needs to be and I understand this is a difficult process and a test of endurance, because it takes heart and soul on both ends, but I can get you through this and in return I will put my all in to it. Many people are surprised by the amount of unfinished projects are out there under circumstances outside of my control. I really appreciate all my clients, but there is definitely something special about an individual that budgets their time and resources in a manner that allows me to purely focus on the task at hand. As crazy as it may sound, this is where the true magic happens because there is limited to zero distracting energy on the process. Tampa FL has been a fun place to tattoo there’s been a lot of really fun requests and I enjoy knowing what people want and will gladly make that happen. I understand my vision it may not be your vision, but mine is a better one for many reasons, tattooing has been my life I understand the values of tattooing and how my work can fit on someone’s anatomy in order to give them the best tattoo!!! Please understand that I must take this task into my own hands to give the client and Tabernacle tattoo the best future possible.
Thank you for reading my post. Feel free to comment or email with your tattoo ideas I would love to be a part of your next tattoo!