Needles, Sins and Instagram

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


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 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:

As always thank you for all for your continued support.  

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Kings Avenue Tattoo Coming to You Cont...

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

Justin Weatherholtz                                          Matt Beckerich

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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 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

Matt Beckerich from Handcrafted in Miami
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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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Things Happening at Kings Ave Tattoo

Posted by John Foscante on Tue, Apr 15, 2014 @ 10:54 AM

The Kings Avenue family welcomes Rose Hardy to the team starting this April.  Booking with Rose has begun and she will be working in both locations.  Over the next few months, dates have been set for guest spots featuring: Cheyenne Sawyer, Kim Anh-Nguyen, Teide, Dillion Forte, Brett Schwindt and Aaron Hodges.  Last, but never least, Brian Paul is back in the Kings Avenue NYC location for a limited time.  
For info email us at
or call L.I.- 516-799-5464
N.Y.C- 212-431-5464 

Kings Ave Tattoo

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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.


grez tiger tattoo 
Grez sabor tooth tiger tattoo 
Grez owl tattoo 

Matt Beckerich girlhead tattoo 
MattBeckerich Koi tattoo 
Matt Beckerich boar tattoo 
Matt Beckerich hannya tattoo 

Justin Weatherholtz geisha sleeve 
Justin Weatherholtz black and grey tattoo
Justin Weatherholtz tiger head

Matt Bagwell ghost ship
Matt (Skinny) Bagwell bkack and grey rose tattoo

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

Phil Szlosek rose and razor

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 to book time with her
Rose Hardy back tattoo 


Tags: kings avenue tattoo, Grez, justin weatherholtz, matt beckerich, nyc tattoo, frankie caraccioli, shaun nel, matt "skinny" bagwell, Rose Hardy, Phil Szlosek

Recent Work From Kings Avenue Tattoo

Posted by John Foscante on Sat, Feb 15, 2014 @ 03:23 PM

Counting down the days till spring, when outside the shop feels as good as inside. Thanks to everyone for braving this brutal New York winter and getting some cool pieces. Here are just a few from the guys at King's Avenue Tattoo.



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rabbit and horse color tattoos 

lion realistic tattoo 
black and grey memorial tattoo 
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girl head and flowers sleeve tattoo 
wolf head tattoo
oni tattoo

eagle and skull tattoo 
tiger head tattoo 
dragon tattoo 

mandala tattoo 


Tags: Grez, jason tyler grace, frankie caraccioli, shaun nel, matt "skinny" bagwell

Recent Work and Rose Hardy Booking for April at Kings Avenue Tattoo

Posted by Jennifer DeSantis on Tue, Jan 28, 2014 @ 02:15 PM

Even at the coldest part of this winter, things are heating up at Kings Avenue Tattoo. Thanks to everyone that came out for the Thom DeVita show. It was a great time and an amazing turnout. We look forward to holding more events like it in the near future. Keep checking the blog for all the info on Kings Ave events. We are also glad to announce that Rose Hardy will be joining the Kings Avenue family in April contact us at on scheduling information
Until then here is some recent work from the guys.


Grez cobra and all seeing eye tattoo 
Grez Def Leppard 
Grez rock of Ages tattoo 


Rose Hardy pattern color pattern tattoo 
Rose Hardy black and grey girl head 
Rose Hardy black and grey pattern tattoo 
Rose Hardy bat tattoo 


Jason Tyler Grace dragon and koi tattoo 
Jason Tyler Grace Butterfly and peony tattoo 
Jason Tyler Grace tiger tattoo 
Jason Tyler Grace eagle tattoo 


Justin Weatherholtz black and grey angel and roses tattoo 
Justin Weatherholtz black and grey angel tattoo 


Frankie Caraccioli wolf head tattoo 
Frankie Caraccioli traditional tattoo compass and rose 
Frankie Caraccioli skull, hand tattoo 


Shaun Nel
Shaun Nel black and grey skull and rose tattoo 


Phil Szlosek
Phil Szlosek Fudo tattoo 
Phil Szlosek script tattoo 

Tags: kings avenue tattoo, Grez, justin weatherholtz, jason tyler grace, frankie caraccioli, shaun nel, Rose Hardy, Phil Szlosek

2nd Annual Thom DeVita Art Show At Kings Avenue Tattoo N.Y.C

Posted by Jennifer DeSantis on Fri, Jan 03, 2014 @ 03:13 PM

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“1,000 Pieces of Original Art”

Tattooer and Artist Thom DeVita to stage Bowery

exhibit featuring five decades of artwork

(Newburgh, NY) Today, the 81-year-old tattooer and artist Thom

DeVita announced that on January 10th, 11th, and 12th, he will

participate in “Odd Art,” his second solo art show and sale at

Kings Ave Tattoo in New York City. Within the increasingly diverse

tattoo community, DeVita is consistently held up as an innovator,

responsible for bridging the gap between tattooing’s military- and

biker-influenced “old school” and its stylistically all-encompassing

present iteration. On display for the first time ever will be some

of his earliest known paintings: three watercolor and ink drawings

dating from the late 1950s.

DeVita was born and raised in East Harlem, and began tattooing on

the Lower East Side in 1961, the same year that the New York City

Health Department banned the practice city-wide. He worked illegally

for four decades, receiving customers in a converted apartment on a

drug-ridden block deep in Alphabet City. In 1991, he relocated to

Newburgh, New York, just six years before the tattoo ban was lifted.

In 2003, DeVita stopped tattooing professionally, shifting his focus

to what he calls “creative rubbings”—acetate tattoo stencils placed

under thin paper and rubbed over with a dry medium. Borrowing from

the visual chaos of his urban upbringing, the kinetic execution of

mid-century painters like Willem De Kooning and Franz Kline, and the

simple, iconographic style of American tattooing, DeVita continues

to apply his designs to any surface that will take pigment—including

the floorboards of his Victorian home—enabling the show’s claim that

there will be “1,000 pieces of original art” for sale.

He’ll also be showing some of his most unusual work: the original

pieces of “flash,” painted in the 1970s, that hung on the walls of

his studio, illustrating for his clients the types of designs he

could apply. Traditionally, tattoo parlors display this imagery in

the manner of an art gallery—framed, and printed on archival paper—

but DeVita’s prized flash was painted on wooden slats salvaged from

discarded fruit crates.

This will be DeVita’s second show at Kings Ave. (His first show,

in January of 2013, was his first ever in New York City, and the

artist sold a total of 85 pieces to fellow tattoo artists and art

enthusiasts alike.) The tattooers Scott Harrison of Portland, OR,

and Bubba Reeves of Los Angeles, CA, will be accepting walk-in

tattoo appointments during the show. The show was organized by Chris

Grosso, a video producer at Vice, who profiled DeVita in several

episodes of the online channel’s “Tattoo Age” series.


Odd Art

Kings Ave Tattoo

188 Bowery, Second Floor

New York City

(212) 431-5464

January 10th, 12 - 9 PM

and January 11th and 12th, 10:30am to 9pm

Curator: Chris Grosso

Links and further reading:

“Tattoo Age” with Thom DeVita

Thom DeVita’s online catalog

Essay by artist Nick Bubash


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