Dog Portrait by Jay

We all know that Natan and Steve are our go-to animal portrait guys, but did you know that Jay is fantastic at them as well? Check out the one below – beautifully executed, and a face that shows character (which is not an easy thing to do with animals!).

Reminder: Jay and Natan will be at Tattoolapalozza Miami in January. Book your time with them at the convention now!

Dia de los Muertos

Every so often we get a client that trusts us enough to give us a larger-than-usual amount of artistic license. Ted is one of those clients. He gave Natan a few ideas, and ended up with a gorgeous Day of the Dead woman on his arm. It hurt, but he was all smiles when he left the shop last night.

In less exciting news, there will be some road closures and parking bans in downtown Salem this Thursday, October 6th, and over the weekend, October 8th and 9th. This does not mean that Witch City Ink will be inaccessible, but parking will be a little less fun than usual. Click here for a list of streets that will be closed, along with the specific times.

Color Portrait by Natan

Every so often we get a client that has a heartbreaking story behind their tattoo idea. It’s flattering when anyone chooses us to put something so permanent on their body, but especially so when it is an image that they hold dear. Natan did a wonderful job on this portrait, and the client loved it. Forgive us for not sharing the story with you, but some things aren’t ours to tell. Let’s just say that there’s a lot of love in this.

Some Black and Grey by Natan

I know it seems like we’ve been blogging about everyone but Natan these days. This does not mean that he’s been tattooing less — in fact, he’s busier than ever as of late. Quite a few of his recent pieces are larger and spanning multiple sessions, so we can’t share those with you yet, but trust us when we say they’re worth the wait. His “smaller” pieces are coming out beautifully as well, and we’re excited to share these two with you today.

The first is an eagle on an extremely tough guy’s ribcage/side. He sat for hours without complaint, and then was kind enough to pay Natan a visit so he could take photos after the tattoo had healed a bit.

Second is a portrait of a lovely young lady, done on her father. Now that’s parental pride right there. She didn’t know this was being done, and we wish we could be there to witness her reaction!

Natan has very limited appointments available between now and the end of October, but we are always more than happy to set up a consult for you to get your next piece started as soon as possible! Give us a call any time: 978.744.9393

New Work by Steve: Dog and Tiger!

Couple of new ones in from Mr. Steve Gillespie. First up is the second session on this Japanese tiger half-sleeve he's been working on:

2nd Session Tiger Half-Sleeve

Secondly, Steve recently completed this dog portrait:

dog portrait

Check out the rest of Steve's work on the website here and give us a call or stop on by to book out some time with him today!

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New Work: Leaves, Hands, and Zombies by Molly McKinnon

Couple of new pieces recently completed by Molly McKinnon. Check 'em out and swing on by the shop or give us a call if you would like to book your own custom piece with her!

Zombie daughter w/ signature

Zombie daughter w/ signature

Molly just tattooed this portrait of a client's daughter as a zombie with her signature above it the other day. Molly specializes in this style of bright, custom, illustrative work and was happy to be given the opportunity to play around with the artwork for this one.

Pentagram Leaves

From Molly's batch of Halloween tattoos a couple of weeks ago, these realistic leaves and pentagram span the lower back of one of her repeat clients.

Sign Language-Love

Sign Language-Love

Realistic black and grey rendering of the sign language translation of the word “Love”.