3rd Anniversary Halloween Extravaganza!

Come celebrate Halloween in style! This year marks the 3rd anniversary of Eight of Swords Tattoo in beautiful Williamsburg, Brooklyn!

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We’ve got DJs, The Love Show, freaks, video projections, food and drink, and a costume contest with prizes!

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Opening that same night is our newest art show: Arise, O’ Ancient Ones — featuring original work in the realm of H.P. Lovecraft by over 40 artists from all over the world including Craww, Maria Roca, David Olteanu, Emily Shoichet, Gerald Feliciano, Collin Epstein, John Reardon, Lorena Morato, Mitch Kirilo, Ryan Bock, Dave Tevenal, Ramon Maiden, Rose Hardy, Jason June, Missy Rhysing, Daniel Cotte, Damien Thorn, Zack Spurlock, Mike Moses, Javier Betancourt, Adam Wallacavage and many more!

Visit our Facebook event for more info and a sneak peek of the artwork!

Goetia: The Lesser Key of Solomon, Illustraitions by Mister Beaudry

MrB postcard FrontGOETIA: The Lesser Key of Solomon is Mister Beaudry’s first installment in a series of illustrated demons. The Goetia is a famous 17th century grimoire and refers to a practice which includes the invocation of angels or demons. Each of the seventy-two demons are illustrated with pen & ink, coffee stain background, and embellished with white ink.

Mister Beaudry is an illustrator, attaining a bachelors degree from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2007. His illustrations are highly focused on the natural world, isolation, and cyclical imagery. Currently most of his work consists of pen & ink, watercolor, reminiscent of European woodcuts. He currently resides in historic Savannah, Georgia, with his two cats Gwar and Danzig.

‘Bad News Becca’ Roach Has Arrived!

Welcome tattoo artist Becca Roach to the Eight of Swords Tattoo family!

26-Becca-Roach-675x450Brooklyn-based “Bad News Becca” Roach started tattooing in 2005, after receiving her BFA in illustration from Pratt Institute in 2004. Her tattoo style is heavily influenced by Japanese, Polynesian, and traditional sailor motifs.  Her artwork is influenced by Japanese and Mexican wood block prints, old photography, abandoned places, fireworks, old trucks, and the music she loves. 

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27-Becca-Roach-675x450For consultations, commissions, or questions please email BECCAROACHTATTOO@GMAIL.COM​.

‘Things & Ink’ chats with Betty Rose

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With the recent launch of Lady Tattooers, a website dedicated to showcasing some incredible work from female tattooers around the world, we spoke with one of the website’s curators Betty Rose to find out all about the site, how tattooists can get involved and of course her own tattoo career.

Betty-Rose-with-Leo“My name is Betty Rose and I’m a Brooklyn-based tattoo artist and painter at Eight of Swords Tattoo in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. My career began with an apprenticeship in 2004 and after eight years of working at a studio in Manhattan, I left NYC to travel for a year. Returning in 2013, I took up residency at Eight of Swords Tattoo.”

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Things & Ink asked…

How do you decide which women to showcase? What do you hope the future will hold for Lady Tattooer?

The decision on who to showcase is based on a few different factors like talent, experience, etc. No one factor determines the decision; ultimately the decision comes down to what I think. On rare occasions I’ll put a Lady Tattooer to the front of the line because they inspire me on some level, or because I’ve been a fan of their work for a long time.

The future is such a tricky question…we only launched a few weeks ago and our original plan was going to have slow growth over time, but then we found out that people liked what we made. Since then we’ve re-evaluated our plans because of some amazing offers we’ve been getting. In short we don’t know if we’ll be doing anything different or if we’ll be releasing anything new, what you can count on is that we’ll definitely continue to publish posts on amazing Lady Tattooers every week.

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Greg Ferreira of the band ‘The Bushwick Hotel’ talks tattoos!

 

Eight of Sword’s veteran piercer and musician Greg Ferreira talks with PureGrainAudio.com about his band The Bushwick Hotel and his favorite tattoo shop, Eight of Swords Tattoo! 18411The Bushwick Hotel

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Greg’s head tattoo by Dave C. Wallin

The Tarot Show

Eight of Swords Tattoo presents The Tarot Show. Artistic interpretations of the tarot including paintings, photography & mixed media. Please join us for the opening reception on August 8th from 7p-11p. All are welcome! *Free drinks

Artists include: Dave C. Wallin, Betty Rose, Collin Epstein, Guy Ursitti, Zoe Bean, Rebecca Handler, Shannon Daugherty and Sam Sieger!

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The Eight of Swords Art Gallery Hosts The 3rd Annual ”Ladies, Ladies!” Group Art Show!

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ladiesladies_front2The “Ladies, Ladies!” art show is a collection of works from both established and emerging female artists in the world of tattooing. Eight of Swords is excited to be the host of the third installment of this show in which female tattoo artists come together to prove that their work can turn heads just as well as their looks.

This event is sponsored by Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer and Jack From Brooklyn.

There will be an after party held at Passenger Bar (S3rd and Roebling). Drink specials all night with the show flyer, so be sure to pick one up before you leave!

The show:
With all the interest on television about tattooing these days, Ladies, Ladies! Art show, is an exhibition of the serious, albeit sometimes playful, side of what it takes to be a talented artist in the industry. Each of the over 60 artists that are participating have created original pieces of art to display for the event. While some of the artists may be familiar names in the world of tattooing, other participants are just breaking onto the scene. Ladies, Ladies! Art show is a means of representing the progress made by female artists in the once male dominated field of tattooing. The art show is also meant to pay respect to the old timers of the industry, the Ladies that paved the way for all others to come.

The artists:
Included in this years international line-up are: Rose Hardy, Ashley Love, Kate Hellenbrandt, Kit King, Drew Linden, Karen Glass, Alix Ge, Anna Melo, Mina Aoki, Marie Sena, Alexandra Skarsgård, Debra Yarian, Lara Scotton, Bruna Yonashiro, Gillian Goldstein, Miss Marshall, Lola Garcia, Viola von Hell, Zoe Bean, Dana Melissa Dixon, and many more.

The curators:
Curated by two Staten Island based tattooers, Elvia Iannaccone-Gezlev, who works at Masterpiece Tattoo, and Magie Serpica, an owner of Milk & Honey Tattoo, Ladies, Ladies! Art show has become their pet project. After working in the tattoo industry for a combined 25 plus years, both Ms. Serpica and Mrs.Iannaccone-Gezlev are familiar with what it takes and the extra work it requires to be a respected tattoo artist.

For more information on Ladies, Ladies! Art show, you can contact Elvia or Magie at LadiesLadiesArtShow@gmail.com,
or visit the website http://ladiesladies.wix.com/artshow

These works will be on display at the gallery through June 12th

RSVP here: Ladies, Ladies!

Event Reminder! – This Friday, April 11th 7-11 is the Opening Night of “Equinox Solstice” by Gerald Feliciano

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Just a reminder to join us for our next gallery opening, “Equinox Solstice”, featuring the works of Gerald Feliciano. 

The event is sponsored by Industry City Distillery and Blue Point Brewing Company. Our lovely back patio will be open so you can enjoy libations outdoors after perusing the gallery.

After the opening event, head over to Passenger Bar (S3rd and Roebling) with us as we keep the party going with drink specials when you bring the flyer with you. Be sure to pick one up at Eight of Swords before you leave!

RSVP and more info: here

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Prints From “Susan Crawford’s Wild Kingdom” available online for $20!

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Prints and originals are available for purchase online here: Susan Crawford’s Wild Kingdom

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The Eight of Swords Art Gallery presents “Equinox Solstice”, featuring Art Nouveau inspired works by Gerald Feliciano – Friday, April 11th 7-11pm

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Please join us as we celebrate the coming of spring with the opening reception of “Equinox Solstice” by Gerald Feliciano. This event is sponsored by Industry City Distillery and Blue Point Brewing Company. Our lovely back patio will be open so you can enjoy libations outdoors after perusing the gallery.

There will be an after party held at Passenger Bar (S3rd and Roebling). Drink specials all night with the show flyer, so be sure to pick one up before you leave!

Gerald Feliciano is a painter and tattoo artist at Leathernecks tattoo and East Side Ink in New York. His art career began at the Virginia Commonwealth University where he was exposed to an array of different artists and art mediums. He later became obsessed with tattoo art, its history and its traditions. As a young tattooer he’d always respected and admired artists who painted and used other mediums to express their form of style. Feeling that it was imperative to be well rounded, he started researching art history and found inspiration in the late 1800′s Art Nouveau and art Deco periods. “I love the way Art Nouveau translates to skin, the usage of line weight, color contrasts, and movement really gives a tattoo life and body. What i enjoy the most is the challenge of taking traditional tattoo subject matter and creating something that fits in the realm of nouveau.” says Gerald.

“Equinox Solstice” is a collection of works inspired by the passing of time and seasons. Using limited color palettes, Gerald plans to give the viewer a sense of seasonal time and mood.

The works will be on display in our gallery until May 14th.

RSVP here: “Equinox Solstice”

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