New Year, New Approach

I like sharing things that make me… well, ME. Alas, not everyone cares about the same stuff as I do. Not everyone is so interested in my inner-workings. So my new blog approach for the New Year is that not every entry has to be so poignant and “Dear Diary…”

My point is that I’d like to post more frequently and I constantly promise to be better at it. Clearly, I’m setting myself up for failure. It always seems like such a monumental task and I’ve figured out why. Looking back I find myself thinking “dang, that’s a lot of reading to chew on.”

I’ll absolutely throw you meatier posts from time to time. But more often than not I think I’ll just give you pretty pictures to enjoy. Here’s some fun pieces that I haven’t featured here yet.

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(Above: Erin’s Garden sleeve! I started this linework 3+ years ago and we finally finished filling it all in! The most recent additions are the pink rose, leaf bug and grasshopper to the lower left. We plan to continue to her lower arm and connecting it all with background color eventually.)

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(Above: Erika’s Psychedlic Goddess forearm tattoo. This piece is inspired by all things psychedelic, gemstones, astrology, sacred geometry and Goddess-like. This was a super fun original idea on a super cool original chick. Erika does all kindsa funky custom dreadlock extensions and you can find out more about her HERE. )

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(Above: Nanci’s Brigid’s Cross faerie. Nanci wanted this otherworldly creature to be the harbinger of the symbol for her patron Goddess, Brigid. It was her first tattoo as well! This piece spoke to me on many levels. I have mentioned Brigid in a previous post, click HERE to learn more.)

To see more of my work, click on that little “More Photos” link below my Current Tattoo Work folder on the right —–>

I am currently taking appointments at my private studio in Brooklyn. Please email me with any questions regarding tattoo ideas, pricing, consultations and appointments. I’d love to work with you!

Also note, for the month of January I am running a 10% off special for new tattoos! It’s my way of saying thanks to my old clients for being so loyal and a way of making a warm  first experience to new folks as well.

Shoot me a line – scarlettattoos@gmail.com

Happy New Year, folks!

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Season of the Witch

It has been a truly beautiful and eventful autumn here in NYC! We just passed Samhain and Day of the Dead festivities. Since my last entry – a couple of my dearest friends gave birth to a beautiful baby girl (which means I’m an AUNTIE for the first time ever!), I got to see some amazin’ blazin’ spooky pumpkins on The Hudson, saw one of my favorite burlesque couples get married at the Freak Show in Coney Island and last but not least, I got to shake it on stage once again at the Wasabassco 9th Anniversary Show.

The latter is becoming a yearly tradition for me and something I can safely say I’ll most likely keep doing every year. I still feel I need to remain focused mainly on my tattooing (aka I’m not planning a full-on burlesque “come back”) but I recognize that I am an artist that will never just do one thing. I’m a multi-faceted girl and need all of my interests satiated at all times. My deep appreciation for participating in this show every year stems from how Wasabassco and the entire NYC burlesque community has not only shaped me into who I am today… but they are some of the biggest supporters of my tattooing. As most of you know, I truly believe I would not have been able to fulfill my dream of going to France to study drawing with Brian Froud if it was not for their generous fundraising efforts. It truly is all about love in that community.

At the same time, it’s been business as usual. My studio mate Dorothy and myself continue to build our nest. It’s been close quarters but we are currently looking at a larger space in the same building which we hope to move into by December 1st. For those of you who have experienced our current lil gypsy den, you will appreciate that we’re looking to have a window and a bit more elbow room; artists need light and air! We might even be able to let ya’ll *gasp* bring guests with you soon! Stay tuned for more on that…

We have decided to call our new home Cyganka Tattoo Collective. Cyganka is the Polish word for “gypsy” and we thought it appropriate as we both have Polish roots and are very much modern-day gypsies. It’s also a way for us to have a collective online presence and help eachother cross-promote our goings-on and our work. We still remain individually operating artists, we just wanted our “house” to have a name. It is by-appointment-only and private and is not a walk-in shop. So please do contact either of us directly for more information, tattoo questions, consultation appointments, etc. Check out our website to learn more!

I leave you now with a few new pieces that I have added to my portfolio!

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(Octopus tattoo by me, koi was pre-existing without color.)