Florida tattooing

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!!!!

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Tattoo Ideas

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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Tabernacle Tattoo YouTube is getting ready to Heat UP!!!

Our YouTube Channel is about to blow up with the hits!!!! Get ready for excellent tattoos, great music and a good time with your favorite cast of characters Z, Juice, WildBoy, Chico Zapico, Scott, Emmanuel the Dragon and many more………..

With all this hard hitting tattoo action how can you resist?!?!? Click the link above if you’re ready to see Tampa tattooing at it’s finest.  Epic tattoos and adventures are just a click away!!!!!!!!

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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Making Waves

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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Cool Video of a Tough Dragon Tattoo Rendering (Must Watch)

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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Recent Adventures

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.

Thank you for reading our post and please feel free to say Hi on the contacts page     if you have any questions or would like to discuss your next tattoo

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Black and Grey Tattoos

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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Geometric Nordic Wolf tattoo in black and gray & Celtic
This Nordic pattern black and gray wolf tattoo was created at Tabernacle Tattoo in Tampa, Florida

-Tabernacle Tattoo

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Do you want to get to the next level

I have been getting closer on wrapping up a few projects this has one one more session left. I’m very grateful to have the clients I do and the trust they give me to conquer projects like this, which was started about 3 months ago. Custom tattoos like this can happen with proper follow through and the endurance to make the big investment in their tattoo. Ive been tattooing in Tampa, Florida for six years now and things have been great. We are finishing fun tattoos and starting new ones. If you are interested in getting a custom tattoo done stop by the shop I’d love to meet you and speak in person about what we can do for you!!

Thank you for visiting our tattoo blog here at Tabernacle Tattoo we would love to help you out with your next tattoo.

Japanese tattoo of hell scroll tattoo on full torso
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Wizard tattoo design

Rainbow wizard action with vortex of space and apocalyptic smoke of the future tattoo design
Rainbow wizard action with vortex of space and apocalyptic smoke of the future tattoo design
Pen and ink illustration for Tabernacle tattoo merch
Pen and ink illustration for Tabernacle
tattoo merch . Sometimes its fun to see how much impact i can achieve with pen and ink its very direct and translates well in to tattooing. With all the shortcuts in art today it a no fake it until you make it process either you can draw or not! The illustration process is at this point in tattooing is going to be the most valid with half breed tracers at best .Who do not seem to understand balance of composition or backgrounds at all. I really enjoy a natural fluent background with an organic feel as if you were born with these tattoos no matter what the subject may be its exciting and easy on the eyes .
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nordic dragon

Fun tribal dragon on a great client we will call it a Nordic dragon. Any and all styles will be executed with thought and integrity. Powerful tattoos that are built to last are what we make!!

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