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

Tags: kings avenue tattoo, Tattoo, Mike Rubendall, Art, matt beckerich, nyc tattoo, book, bookstore, publication

Happy Holidays

Posted by AJ Garavuso on Mon, Dec 12, 2016 @ 07:03 PM

The holiday season is upon us and the crew at Kings Avenue Tattoo would like to take a moment to wish everyone a Happy and Healthy Holiday and a Prosperous New Year!

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As always, Gift Certificates are available in both locations and online at Kingsavetattoo.com. Tons of new merchandise is available just in time for the holidays as well. The new “Silent Flight” camouflage pocket T-shirt featuring a back graphic by Mike Rubendall along with new hat designs and several new t-shirts are all available. Mike Rubendall’s Mother Pelican print based off the painting featured in the Times Somerset House London is also now available. In the weeks to come we’ll be opening Mike’s line of fine art giclee canvases that are professionally hand-stretched and wrapped for sale to the public through Kings Avenue. These are made with premium eco-solvent inks with UV protection and arrive ready to hang on the wall. These are also 100% made in the USA.

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The Long Island location will be open Noon-5pm on Christmas Eve for those last minute shoppers. Once the holidays have come and gone and you have your Gift Certificates, come on down and set up an appointment with one of our artists or one of our resident guest artists. Dates are set for the New Year featuring the talents of Max Ireland, Rory Pickersgill, Big Meas, Christopher Fernandez, Sarah B. Bolen, Ms. Juilet, Ace Tats and Bryan Kachel. Also, keep an eye out for start dates for Matt Adamson and Will Lollie as they join the KA team in 2017!!!!

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Finally, The highly anticipated first publication from NeverSleep Publishing – “Tattooing’s Guide To Symbolism,” is due out early January for purchase.

 NeverSleep publishing was founded by Mike Rubendall and fellow artist 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.

 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. They are committed to shedding a positive light onto the art, culture, history and personalities that made tattooing what it is today.

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 “Tattooing’s Guide To Symbolism”

Cor Mysterium Vol. 1

 COR MYSTERIUM 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 provide details on some of the symbolic meanings found in every image.

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. 

 Thank you all for your continued support and we look forward to an excited 2017!

 Happy Holidays

The Kings Ave Team!

Tags: kings avenue tattoo, Tattoo, Mike Rubendall, kingsavetattoo, Happy Holidays, Kings Ave, NeverSleep Publishing, Tattooing's Guide To Symbolsim, tattooing, Mother Pelican, Gift Certificates

Art Basel Miami - 2016

Posted by AJ Garavuso on Mon, Nov 28, 2016 @ 04:17 PM

Hublot Watches and Maxime Buchi, owner of Sang Bleu tattoo studio in London, have come together and created a limited edition watch; Further branching the art of tattooing and continuing to build the bridge between materials, techniques and cultures.

As a part of this collaboration, Hublot and Sang Bleu will be hosting a 3-day Live Tattoo Pop-Up at this year’s Art Basel in Miami. Mike Rubendall, artist and owner of Kings Avenue Tattoo has been invited to be a special guest tattooer during the event.

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The highly anticipated event will take place Thursday, December 1st – Saturday, December 3rd at the Hublot Galerie, in the Miami Design District. This is sure to be a happening you don’t want to miss.

Tags: kings avenue tattoo, Mike Rubendall, Art, Kings Ave, tattooing, Hublot, Sang Bleu, Maxime Buchi, Watches

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.

Tags: kings avenue tattoo, Mike Rubendall, Art, matt beckerich, NeverSleep Publishing, Cor Mysterium, Tattooing's Guide To Symbolsim, Books

The 11 Best Tattoo Shops In NYC

Posted by SCOTT HEINS on Mon, Oct 24, 2016 @ 03:03 PM

KINGS AVENUE TATTOO: The first time I walked into Kings Avenue Tattoo "SpottieOttieDopaliscious" was playing on the shop speakers and you could see the sunset streaming in through the windows—which is to say, the vibe here is just right. Their second-floor loft boasts 10 tattoo stations, and the staff has held itself to high standards of kindness and expertise ever since their Manhattan location opened in 2011. Mike Rubendall, famous for his Japanese full bodysuit work, is the marquee artist here, but no matter who's tattooing you at Kings, you'll walk out with a beautiful new work. Plus, the shop's windows look out on the famous 190 Bowery, so you'll be able to ponder the buffing of decades of graffiti history as you add a little ink to your own skin.

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Kings Avenue is located at 188 Bowery between Spring and Kenmare Streets in Nolita, (212-431-5464, kingsavenuetattoo.com).

Tags: Mike Rubendall, Art, nyc, bowery

"Merch Game Strong"

Posted by AJ Garavuso on Thu, Jun 16, 2016 @ 03:25 PM

Just in time for the warm weather Kings Avenue Tattoo has new apparel in both locations and online.

This seasons line includes:

A new Raglan style (baseball tee) 3’s Company designed but the elusive Grez featuring his eerie skull!

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Two new t-shirts are now available as well. What started as a crewneck sweatshirt (still available) has now become a camouflage pocket t-shirt featuring Mike Rubendall’s Silent Flight graphic on back. Also, from the archives a Brian Paul design titled Death Crescent giving Mac Tonight a run for his money.

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“Suns out, Guns out” as the kids say… we now have a brand new tank top available with lettering by the master BJ Betts. Great for staying cool and showing off those tats!

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Lastly, we now have our first patch available. Designed by Mike Rubendall and done by Lucky’s tattoo supply this iron on patch is a great addition to all of your apparel. Get all these new designs and check out our extensive line of Kings Ave apparel online and in stores.  

Tags: Mike Rubendall, Grez, Brian Paul, InkFxCorp, BJ Betts, New York City, Luckys Tattoo Supply, Merchandise, Apparel

Inked Magazine / Mike Rubendall

Posted by AJ & Dylan on Wed, Jun 01, 2016 @ 04:26 PM

Screen_Shot_2016-06-01_at_3.55.15_PM.png    Mike Rubendall was recently featured by Freshly Inked Magazine. In this issue, he had an extensive interview with Yallzee. This interview was very different for Mike and was filled with many non-generic questions, touching up on several new topics. It's Mike's first interview in almost 5 years.  The interview conducted by Yallzee was so well-prepared and went so smooth for Mike that, unfortunately, the full version found inside the magazine was heavily edited and stripped down to a fraction of the full interview.  However, you can find the full unedited interview online at http://www.inkedmag.com/artists/mike-rubendall-2/.   We hope you enjoy! 

  

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Needles, Sins and Instagram

Posted by Kings Avenue Tattoo on Wed, Oct 01, 2014 @ 08:16 PM

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Kings Avenue Tattoo's newest team member Zac Scheinbaum was recently interviewed for the Needles & Sins tattoo blog.  Check out their write up to learn more about Zac`s style, influences and why he loves tattooing. 

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Mike Rubendall was featured by the Huffington Post as one of the 15 incredible artists you should follow on Instagram.  Instagram has become one of the best ways to keep up with artists' most recent works. If you’re not already following the crew here at Kings Avenue Tattoo, here`s each of their IG handles.

Kings Avenue Tattoo - @kingsavetattoo

Mike Rubendall - @mrubendall

Justin Weatherholtz - @justinweatherholtz

Matt Beckerich- @mattbeckerich

Shaun Nel - @ shauntheafrican

Frankie Caraccioli - @death_cloak

Phil Szlosek - @philipszlosek_ka

Skinny Bagwell- @xskinnyx

Rose Hardy- @rosehardy

Jason Tyler Grace- @jasontylergrace__

Chuck Donoghue- @chuckdtattoos

Zac Scheinbaum- @zacscheinbaum

Chris O’donnell- @codonnell_nyc

Tags: kings avenue tattoo, Mike Rubendall, Instagram, Zac Scheinbaum, Huffingtonpost, Needlesand&Sins

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

What's New at Kings Avenue Tattoo

Posted by AJ Garavuso on Thu, Jul 17, 2014 @ 05:02 PM

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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.  

Tags: Tattoo, Mike Rubendall, Art, nyc, convention, tattoo prints

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