Back by popular demand a new doorstep installment from Kings Ave N.Y.C.
Because sometimes you just have to know when to give up on the dream
It has been such a great couple of weeks working with Valerie Vargas. What an absolute pleasure it was to have her with us at Kings Avenue Tattoo. She and Stewart are such talented and friendly people. The tattoo community is lucky to have them and we are fortunate to have worked with both. We are going to be so sorry to see her leave. It was an honor to watch her kill it day after day, she is a true talent, with the body of work to prove it.
This Madussa tattoo was the first piece Valerie did on her guest spot with us at Kings Avenue Tattooing N.Y.C. That is what you call hitting the ground running. It just set a tone for the great days to follow.
This belly dancer has such an attention to detail that Valerie Vargas is known for.
A punk rock Virgin Mary, was another piece of beautiful and strong female imagery, that seemed to be the prevailing subject of Valerie's trip. And with a piece like this, no one is complaining.
West Coast meets West End, well really Big Ben isn't really West End but close enough.
Valerie would like to die in her sleep. Grez wants to be eaten by sharks and John would like to go in a plane crash. But all three agree that none of them would like to be burned at the stake like Joan of Arc.
Thank you so much Valerie for a great two weeks. Get home safe and give our best to Stewart. We look forward to your next visit to N.Y.C. and you guys always have a home with us at Kings Avenue Tattooing.
Next week Kings Avenue is happy to be welcoming a new set of guest artists to our clients.
Tom Michael will be with us April 23 thru 28
Katie Sellergren April 26 thru 29
Billy Baca April 28 thru May 1
Frankie Caraccioli April 30 thru May 5
Please feel free to call either shop for artist availabilities
or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
What an amazing week it's been at Kings Avenue's New York City tattoo shop. It was great working with artist, Matt Shamah. What an incredible talent and all around great guy. Time flies when your having fun and it seems his week with us just blew by. We're gonna miss you my friend and are looking forward to your next visit to New York City, he fits like a glove tattooing on The Bowery, and we look forward to his return.
Some of the the pieces done by Matt Shamah at Kings Avenue Tattoo N.Y.C.
Skull and Rose tattoo by Matt Shamah
Black Swan tattoo / Matt Shamah
If anybody is out on the west coast, check out Matt Shamah at Analog Tattoo and please feel free to email us for info on all our guest artist and full time Kings Ave artists at kingsavetattoo.com
We at Kings Avenue Tattoo would like to thank all our friends and family that came out to celebrate the 1 year anniversary of our New York City shop. It was such an amazing night and being able to share it with our loved ones made it so special. We would also love to take the time to thank all of our clients who made this first year so incredible, we could not have done it without each and everyone of you. We have so many incredible things planned for the future and can not wait to share it with you. We would also like to thank our friends that came out to celebrate with us, Valerie Vargas, Stewart Robson, Tim Hendricks, Frank Romano and Henning Jorgensen. Good times with great people are what its all about.
We are looking forward to working with Valerie over the next couple of weeks. We are so glad that you and Stewart were able to join us for this special night.Along with Tim Hendricks that handsome devil, the room was filled with great food, lovely, talented people and great friends. Can't wait until you come back and visit us again, my friend. Have a safe trip back to the west coast, we'll miss you.And there is no way that you can forget Frank Romano and Henning Jorgensen. Thank you so much for coming out. You guys are family and we couldn't imagine a night like this without you both. You are loved and cherished friends.With Mike Rubendall, Grez, Justin Weatherholtz,Matt Beckerich, Brian Paul and Shaun Nel, tattooing along with all the guest artists that came through the door this year. And Jennifer, John, Dylan and Little Mike keeping the ship tight, has made it an amazing first year. All these people are more then just artists and employees. They are family, they make everyday a pleasure to come into work. They make it easy to be your very best because that's what they want for themselves and everyone around them. That is what they want for all of you, because everyone that walks through the door is part of our family. The Kings Avenue Family. So once again, thanks to everyone. The artists, the crew and all the clients that have come or have yet to, we look forward to a bright future with each and every one of you along for the ride.
This flapper girl was done by Sarah at Kings Ave N.Y.C. Anny came in to get her tattoo and was wearing the same hat, now that's what you call kismet.