We are less then a month away until the entire Kings Avenue Team heads to Pennsylvania for the 1st annual Pagoda City Tattoo Festival August 8th, 9th and 10th, presented by Justin Weatherholtz & Joe Johns, taking place in Wyomissing. Wyomissing is conveniently located just outside of Reading, only an hour from Philly and centrally located between Baltimore and New York. This is going to be a must for tattoo fans on the East Coast and worldwide as an opportunity to be tattooed by some of the best in the business.
In other Kings Avenue news, new merchandise is now available in both locations and online which include OG NYC the newest in our line of t-shirts and Mike Rubendall’s latest print “Black Velvet.” Also, do not hesitate to check some of the latest prints from Matt Beckerich, Shaun Nel, Justin Weatherholtz, Frankie Caraccioli and Jason Tyler Grace. These prints can be found on their personal websites (blogs) or linked through instagram. Also, be sure to check out the latest Mike Rubendall write-up on: http://www.tattoo.com/blog/mike-rubendall-kings-avenue-tattoo.
As always thank you for all for your continued support.
Justin Weatherholtz Matt Beckerich
Skinny Pagoda City (Needles & Sins)
Matt Beckerich and Matt “Skinny” Bagwell will be heading back to North Carolina to represent the Kings Avenue Team for the first annual Asheville Tattoo and Piercing Expo held at the Crowne Plaza June 19th – 22nd.
After Asheville, Matt and Skinny will be joining the rest of the Kings Avenue Team in Wyomissing, PA for the Pagoda City Tattoo Festival. This convention will be held August 8th, 9th and 10th and is presented by our own Justin Weatherholtz and Wizard’s World’s Joe Johns. For more information on P.C.T.F. check out www.needlesandsins.com May 28th write up and interview with Justin.
If were not coming to you maybe one of your favorite artists are coming to Kings Avenue Tattoo. Dates are set for Dillon Forte, Brett Schwindt, Aaron Hodges, Melissa Baker, Lucky Matthews and back from Japan MITOMO HORIHIRO. We are also in the process of scheduling dates for Chris Paez of The Dolorosa Tattoo Company. We’ll keep you posted, as new dates are set.
All of us at Kings Avenue Tattoo would like to officially welcome Frankie Caraccioli to the family. He is now in New York and taking appointments for both the Long Island and New York City locations. We are so happy to welcome another gifted artist to the staff and look forward working with such a great guy. Come on down and join us.
For booking with Frankie or any of our artists give us a call at either shop
Long Island 516-799-5464
New York City 212-431-5464
Or visit us online at kingsavetattoo.com
Scott Sylvia is coming to New York. He will be tattoo at both the Kings Avenue N.Y.C. and L.I. location. Do not wait on this guy, appointments are already going fast. He wil be here Nov 26 thru Dec 1. To book in with N.Y.C. please call 212-431-5464 and to book Long Island please call 516-799-5464. Scott will also be bringing his rose sketch book and machines for sale, so please feel free to stop by the shop. He will be in N.Y.C. Tue, Wed, Fri and Sat and in Long Island on Mon and Thu.
It's that time of year in New York again. The change of seasons, from summer to fall. You can smell it in the air and wake to it, with windows open and a cool breeze blowing through the sheets. Some will recognize the change with the start of football or back to school. Some look forward to the return of their favorite T.V. show or the halloween orange and chimney red leaves on the trees. To some fall will mean pumpkins and butternut squash soup, ice coffees will turn hot and peaches turn to pears. Some will look forward to October costumes or getting fat on turkey and stuffing, but to me, fall is the season to get tattooed. The itch always starts in September, as the pools get drained and the beaches empty out. No more worrying about keeping a fresh tattoo out of the water or blazing sun, it's just an easy heal. For me, that cool autumn breeze feels perfect on a new, healing piece and loose fitting full sleeves and long pants keep a freshly wrapped tattoo out of the prying eyes of nosy strangers. There is no sweaty sting just a beautiful new piece of artwork added to my bodies collection. Don't get me wrong, it's not like I've never been tattooed in the summer, it's just that I've never enjoyed it nearly as much as this glorious time of year. So if you are like me start getting those ideas together and appointments lined up with your favorite artist. I know I am.
Some recent pieces from Kings Ave Tattoo
JASON TYLER GRACE
Kings Avenue Tattoo is open 7 days a week and available for both scheduled and walk-in appointments. We are here Mon thru Sat 12 to 9 and Sun 1 to 7. Feel free to call us with any questions you may have or stop in any time.
N.Y.C. - 188 Bowery 2nd FL (on the corner of Spring St)
N.Y. N.Y. 10012
L.I. - 844 North Broadway
Massapequa N.Y. 11758
Matt Beckerich had a great time doing this traditional, dagger and rose tattoo. "This classic, is the kind of piece I would like to do more of" Matt can be found at both locations so feel free to contact either shop for his availabilities and schedule.
Chris Nunez, artist, and judge from T.V's Ink Master will be guesting at Kings Avenue Tattoo Jan 31 thru Feb 4. Call the shops 212-431-5464 or 516-799-5464 for an appointment. Maybe if we're lucky he'll bring B-Tat with him.