This is a tattoo that my client and I have just finished up not to long ago.it was about five sessions from start to finish about 15 hours in.I appreciate traditional Japanese tattooing subjects they make solid readable tattoos that work well with the body and are built to last. It’s a bit of a process even being skilled at it and having clients as serious as the tattoos they want helps tremendously! I’ve been super fortunate to take on this type of work as well as many other styles of tattooing as well in Tampa Florida.we normally start off with a consultation in person to see what we’re aiming for I’ll take a few photos of the individual and measurements to work out a few concepts and tattoo ideas for us to go over and discuss options.from there I’ll get the main drawings of the subjects and draw most of the backgrounds on for a tailored fit!if your interested in Japanese tattooing in the Tampa area or anywhere else for the matter make contact I’d we would love to meet you.
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!!!!
It is always interesting to meet the new faces and to see the new people that come to our tattoo shop tucked away in Historic Ybor City. Tampa has a rich history of tattoos and culture as well as many great artists in one area but we feel like there is some magic in this shop. People from all over Tampa, Florida, the United States and the world have walked through these doors. It is always interesting to hear how people found the shop, sometimes its as easy as searching “tattoo shop near me” or driving by, some others have literally been on the journey, seeing a sticker in town and matching the image to its originator. All of it is a testament to the quality product we put out here everyday (If you haven’t checked out one of our galleries feel free to do so). In some ways its like going on a quest we are off the main path but still very visible, the two cobras on the wall are your proverbial “X marks the spot”.
The Quest for the treasure chest is important sometimes because it brings a sense of value and meaning in a world where instant gratification reigns supreme. As the saying goes you have to trust the process. We all want something now or not have to leave our homes because we can just go on the internet and order our groceries and clothes and have it shipped to our house in a day. However, groceries get eaten or go bad, clothes go out of style, but tattoos should be built to last. So is it reasonable for an individual to find the instant tattoo close by or do the research? We are happy that a lot if not all of our clients come with awesome tattoo ideas and tattoo reference to give us an idea of what they are thinking and what they like so we can create a bullet proof custom tattoo for them. We appreciate all the ideas and research so much because it shows us that our clients want a quality product and care about tattoos built to last.
We explain the process throughly and are prepared to answer any and all questions that may arise to establish a trustworthy relationship between client and tattooer. We feel this is one of the most important steps on the quest. It allows us to increase our knowledge, study and put a lot of research into a tattoo for our client. This is not just limited to the big pieces, our walk-in’s and appointments that want smaller work get the same level of detail and attention to their tattoos. It is important that every tattoo that comes through Tabernacle Tattoo is treated with a great deal of care and hard work. With the principles we truly feel we can set ourselves apart from the pack and offer our clients the best level of tattooing possible.
As always thank you for reading our blog hopefully this gives you some insight at the process. If you have any questions or want to discuss ideas for your next tattoo, please feel free to stop by the shop or reach out to our contact us page we would love to talk to you!!!!
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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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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It seems that pop culture is influencing the world of tattooing in a series of new directions. There will always be the traditional tattoos that stand the test of time however, new cultural norms always pop up and create new fun ideas for the artists. We pride ourselves in researching and studying the designs and the potential anatomical movements of these new school tattoos. Newer designs such as dot work and geometrical patterns are in high demand and as a high end tattoo shop it is our duty to be able to provide a readable innovative tattoo for the client.
Attached is an innovative design based on the geometric tattoo concepts in conjunction with Nordic ideologies. This black and grey tattoo was a ton of fun to study and put together for the client. The geometric patterns in this tattoo hold strong weight and are built to last along with the Nordic influence. Tattoos like this allow us to step out of our comfort zone and grow as tattooers. Custom tattoos in 2018 are going to require heavy doses of research and studies because this is all relatively new conceptually in the grand scheme of tattooing. Japanese and American traditional tattoos to name a few styles have been around much longer and the studies have been performed time and time again. Physiological integrity is essential to these tattoos which is why we are looking to achieve the same effect for the geometrical and dot patterns that are so in demand in this day and age.
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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.
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