Kings Ave presents: NeverSleep Publishing

Posted by AJ Garavuso on Sat, Feb 11, 2017 @ 06:05 PM

Neversleep publishing was founded by Mike Rubendall and Matt Beckerich and was built on the idea that Tattooing is an ever-evolving art form, and it is up to us as tattooers, to nurture it. The goal is to help steer tattooing as a whole, toward higher cultural value and toward a more educated and meaningful approach to this sacred craft.

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NeverSleep is dedicated to producing high quality publications that will help educate artists, enthusiasts, collectors, and anyone seeking a deeper understanding of what tattooing is truly about. Guided by relentless focus on the core values and passion that shaped them into the tattooers that they are. NS is committed to shedding a positive light onto the art, culture, history, and personalities that made tattooing what it is today.  NS is confident in providing valuable tools and information to help elevate the tattoo industry and are constantly striving to implement the critical initiative required to achieve their vision and give to the world something they truly believe in.

 

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The first publication from NeverSleep Publishing is Tattooing’s Guide To Symbolism, COR MYSTERIUM, which will be a multi-volume series based around tattoo symbolism. Each volume will feature a diverse selection of artwork from the world's best tattooers and will shed light onto some of the symbolic meanings found in every image.

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Volume One: "Tattooing's Guide to Symbolism," will focus on the traditional and iconic tattoo images that serve as the foundation of our craft.  Featuring 197 original paintings from tattooing's most devoted artists; each artist explains their piece in their own words and gives insight into the symbolism behind the images. 

With more volumes to come, we hope to decode some of tattooing's most timeless images and inspire tattooers and collectors alike to compose tattoos that are not only visually appealing, but speak to the soul in a language that is deeper than words. 

For more info or to purchase the book please visit: www.Neversleeppublishing.com

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NeverSleep Publishing

Posted by AJ Garavuso on Tue, Nov 08, 2016 @ 03:32 PM

     In affiliation with Kings Avenue Tattoo: Mike Rubendall and Matt Beckerich have started NeverSleep Publishing. The initial publication under NeverSleep will be, “Tattooing’s Guide To Symbolism” Cor Mysterium Volume 1. The aim with this project is to increase the cultural value of tattooing by inspiring the current and future generations of tattooers to compose tattoos with richer meanings, and take a more thoughtful approach to what they are drawing.

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     The Cor Mysterium series will be a multi-volume encyclopedia of tattoo symbolism.  Each volume will feature a diverse selection of artwork from the world's best tattooers and will define the symbolic meaning found in each component of every image. 

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     Volume One: "Tattooing's Guide to Symbolism," will focus on the traditional and iconic tattoo images that serve as the foundation of our craft.

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     With more volumes to come, they plan to decode some of tattooing's most timeless images and inspire tattooers and collectors alike to compose tattoos that are not only visually appealing, but speak to the soul in a language that is deeper than words. 

Pre-sale for “Tattooing’s Guide to Symbolism” Cor Mysterium Vol. 1 has begun and can be purchased on the official website, www.neversleeppublishing.com. The official release date of this volume is early December 2016.

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Summer Ends and Fall Begins at Kings Avenue Tattoo

Posted by AJ Garavuso on Tue, Sep 02, 2014 @ 07:56 PM

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Summer is coming to an end and we are rolling into the fall season here at Kings Avenue Tattoo.  If you missed this year`s Pagoda City Tattoo convention, you missed out on a great time loaded with talent.  Keep an eye for the 2nd annual dates and be sure to mark it on your calendar for next year! 

New merchandise and prints by Mike Rubendall, Matt Beckerich, Shaun Nel, Frankie Caraccioli, Justin Weatherholtz, Rose Hardy and Grez are available in both locations and online.  If you’re looking for something specific from one of the artists and do not see it on our web store, feel free to email us at Kingsavetattoo@gmail.com and we’ll be happy to find out the easiest way to get your hands on what it is you’re looking for. 

Mike Rubendall will be attending the Montreal Art and Tattoo convention this weekend and Mike, Justin, Matt Beckerich and Rose Hardy will all be crossing the pond for this year`s London Tattoo Convention.  Upon their return, Mike Rubendall will be heading to the West Coast for this years SFO convention. 

Lastly, we are very happy to announce that Zac Scheinbaum will be joining the Kings Avenue Team starting September 10th.  For appointments or availability contact either studio.  Thank you very much and we look forward to seeing you in the shop!

Tags: Mike Rubendall, justin weatherholtz, matt beckerich, kingsavetattoo, frankie caraccioli, Rose Hardy, london tattoo convention

Kings Avenue Tattoo Coming to You Cont...

Posted by John Foscante on Tue, Jun 03, 2014 @ 04:17 PM

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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.  

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Kings Avenue Tattoo Coming to You

Posted by John Foscante on Tue, May 13, 2014 @ 04:04 PM

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For those of you that can’t make it to New York for a tattoo by one of our Kings Avenue artists, maybe we’ll be coming to you.  Matt Beckerich just returned from tattooing in Miami at Handcrafted May 9th, 10th & 11th for the release of Ross Nagle’s “Stab City book.  Mike Rubendall will be tattooing in Long Beach, CA for the Ink and Iron convention aboard the Queenmary June 6th,7th & 8th.  Stay tuned for other upcoming conventions (Pagoda City, Montreal Art & Tattoo, London Tattoo Convention, SFO tattoo convention) and maybe one of our artists will be in your area.  

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Recent Tattoo Work From Kings Avenue Tattoo

Posted by John Foscante on Fri, Mar 28, 2014 @ 02:11 PM

Some great things going on at Kings Avenue Tattoo and much, much more on the horizon. Don't miss out, come down and join in on the fun; like some of the recent pieces done by the team at Kings Ave Tattoo.

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Grez owl tattoo 

MATT BECKERICH
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MattBeckerich Koi tattoo 
Matt Beckerich boar tattoo 
Matt Beckerich hannya tattoo 

JUSTIN WEATHERHOLTZ
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Justin Weatherholtz black and grey tattoo
Justin Weatherholtz tiger head

MATT "SKINNY" BAGWELL
Matt Bagwell ghost ship
Matt (Skinny) Bagwell bkack and grey rose tattoo

FRANKIE CARACCIOLI
Frankie Caraccioli astronaut
Frankie Caraccioli girl head tattoo
Frankie Caraccioli wolf head tattoo
Frankie Caraccioli tiger head

PHIL SZLOSEK
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Shaun Nel
Shaun Nel tiger tattoo

And let's not forget to welcome Rose Hardy to the Kings Avenue Tattoo family. She will be starting full time with us, April 8 and is currently taking appointments. We are very excited to add such a talented artist and wonderful person to our team. We can not wait to see all the amazing art she is going to create.
Please call us at 212-431-5464
or email kingsavetattoonyc@gmail.com to book time with her
Rose Hardy back tattoo 

 

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Recent Work and Gift Certificates Available for the Holidays

Posted by Jennifer DeSantis on Sat, Dec 21, 2013 @ 01:16 PM

Everyone at Kings Avenue Tattoo would like to wish everyone Happy Holidays and a great New Year. 2013 was a great one and we couldn't have done it without you all. We have a lot of exciting plans for 2014 and look forward to seeing you all and sharing another year with you. Keep following us here to keep up to date on all the Kings Avenue Tattoo events and guest spots.
Wishing you all a healthy and happy holiday season from all of us at Kings Avenue Tattoo

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and don't forget Gift Certificates are available at both shops for your last minute gift ideas
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Recent Work From Kings Avenue Tattoo

Posted by Jennifer DeSantis on Sat, Nov 23, 2013 @ 06:29 PM

It's been a busy couple of weeks for us at Kings Ave Tattoo. With the holidays coming nothing makes a better gift then a tattoo. It's the only thing you can get someone that they can keep forever. Now that's what I call value. Gift certificates available at both shops or for order through our on-line store at kingsavetattoo.com

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Tags: kings avenue tattoo, Grez, justin weatherholtz, matt beckerich, jason tyler grace, frankie caraccioli, shaun nel, matt "skinny" bagwell

Recent Work From Kings Avenue Tattoo

Posted by Jennifer DeSantis on Sat, Oct 05, 2013 @ 06:49 PM

It has been a fantastic last month at Kings Ave Tattoo. With new additions and talented guest artists too many to list, it has been an exciting time and only getting better. If you are interested in knowing what's going on and what we have coming up, please feel free to contact either shop. N.Y.C. 212-431-5464 or L.I. 516-799-5464 or feel free to email us at kingsavetattoo@gmail.com. We look forward to hearing from you. Whether it be for some custom big work or fun little
walk-ins, we are waiting to make it happen. 

 

CHRIS ODONNELL

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Tags: kings avenue tattoo, Grez, matt beckerich, jason tyler grace, frankie caraccioli, Phil Szlosek, chris odonnell

Recent Work From Kings Avenue Tattoo

Posted by Jennifer DeSantis on Sat, Jul 06, 2013 @ 03:19 PM

Summer is officially here and things have been busier than ever at Kings Avenue Tattoo. It has been an exciting last couple of weeks; with Rose Hardy in the house and all of the fun pieces coming in the door, it is gearing up to be a great summer. We are feeling really blessed to be able to come in everyday, to 2 amazing shops with such a hard working and talented crew. We are very fortunate to be part of this special family and we welcome all of you thinking of getting a tattoo, to come and check us out.

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Phil Szlosek
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Jason Tyler Grace
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Rose Hardy
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Tags: kings avenue tattoo, Grez, matt beckerich, jason tyler grace, Rose Hardy, Phil Szlosek, nyc, chris odonnell

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