Results tagged “Mario Desa”

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Tattoo above by Alex Kass.

Mario Desa tattoo Nick Colella flash.pngMario Desa tattoo above based on Ralph Johnstone design from a sheet by Nick Colella.

J Shaw marine tattoo.pngTattoo above by J Shaw.

In honor of Veterans Day here in the US today, I'm sharing the fantastic @Americanatattoos Instagram account, which is dedicated to traditional tattoos and includes history takeovers, so that there's some learning associated with the images posted.

They've been posted military themed tattoos for Veterans Day and the the 240th birthday of the US Marine Corps. Check more here.

Scott Ronin marine flash.pngFlash sheet honoring the US Marine Corps by Scott Ronin.
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Tattoo above by Nick Colella.

mario desa tattoo.jpgTattoo above by Mario Desa.

This Saturday, August 17th, is the grand opening celebration of Great Lakes Tattoo at 1148 West Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL. The studio motto is "Cleanliness & Civility," with an emphasis on an attitude-free atmosphere where one can walk in daily, from 12-8pm, and get a strong tattoo, or make an appointment for larger pieces.

Resident artists include Nick Colella, Erik Gillespie, Mario Desa, Mike Dalton, Beatdown, and Frank William -- all who have a particular expertise in the Americana tattoo traditions, although the repertoire is not necessarily limited to old school; for example, Nick is also renowned for his fine tattoo lettering, particularly, script work. The studio will also welcome top tattooers as guest artists throughout the year.

Check their portfolios on the Great Lakes Tattoo site, Facebook, and Instagram.

The opening party on Saturday runs from 5-10PM with complimentary rum cocktails from Sailor Jerry, micro-brews from Revolution Brewing and tacos and more from Big Star.

eagle tattoo erik.jpgTattoo above by Erik Gillespie.
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