Nicoz Balboa GOES PORN

Nicoz BalboaEight of Swords is proud to present “Nicoz Balboa Goes Porn” featuring new works by Roman artist Nicoz Balboa. Nicoz is a painter, tattooer and moleskine journal addict who lives in France. She is mom to a smart and funny daughter. She has exhibited internationally including; Gallery Nucleus in LA, Strychnin Gallery in Berlin, Mondo Pop Gallery in Rome, and MF gallery in New York.
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Nicoz has always been intrigued by erotic art. At 18 her idea of beauty and sexuality was informed by the discovery of Richard Kern’s “New York Girls”. In her past artwork Nicoz has been quite shy about incorporating this sexuality and her characters have often been portrayed as child-like and naïve. In this new series Nicoz pushes her own boundaries and confronts the awkward place of nakedness. The resulting paintings and drawings are simultaneously vulnerable and powerful, leaving the viewer with a sense of being both voyeur and participant.

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Tryst – A collaborative effort between Sam Sieger & Bill Connors

TrystOur latest art show Tryst is NOW on display until September 17th. Numerous originals and prints are available for purchase. Stop by the studio to see the show and take home a unique piece from Bill Connors and Sam Sieger.




From Darkness to Wonderland

The Eight of Swords Gallery in
Williamsburg, Brooklyn presents an exhibition of original works by Brazilian artist Lore Morato. The exhibition explores Morato’s inspired universe through elements of nature, femininity and mysticism.
The opening reception takes place at our gallery on Friday, May 8 from 7:00pm to 11:00pm. The show will run though Jul 1, 2015

Lore Morato

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A self-taught painter and tattooer, Lore Morato has displayed her work at galleries in Germany, Brazil and in the states. She has discussed her art in interviews on two prestigious blogs: and

Morato’s neo­-traditional body of work uses classic tattoo symbolism with a mix of mysticism and spirituality. She currently travels the world sharing her experiences and insights with those she meets.

The elements depicted in From Darkness to Wonderland capture the universe following Morato’s first Brazilian ayahuasca ceremony. Ayahuasca is a brew commonly used in spiritual experiences in the Andean states of South America. Morato’s exposure to the ritual was followed by world travel resulting in self-awareness and the strength to embrace her darkest shadows. “Face the darkness … there is no light without darkness,” Morato says, and within darkness is a magical realm. From Darkness to Wonderland will inspire you to follow dreams” Morato adds, “then you can see the beauty.”

For more on Morato visit her Instgram or like her Facebook.

The Warriors Fund Benefit Show Was A Smash!

Many thanks to the artists, patrons, organizers, and supporters who made The Warriors Fund a huge success! We are so fortunate and grateful to have had the opportunity to host this wonderful charity event for the students of the Wounded Kneed School District.IMG_4768IMG_4776IMG_4850IMG_4815IMG_4836For more information please visit The Warriors Fund

Thanks to all the participating artists!

Timothy Hoyer, Scott Sylvia, Tim Hendrick, Matt Arriola, Cheyenne Sawyer, Marina Inoue, Miguel “Uzi” Montgomery, Eric Jones, Gilbert Jumping Eagle, Jason Flanell, Skinhead Rob, Rich Smith, Derek Merritt, Amelia Martin, Michael Aul, Betty Rose, John Reardon, Tron, Beto Redfeather, Justin Weatherhotlz, DCWallin, Don & Deb Yarian, Carolyn LeBourgeois, Matt Bivetto, Bart Bingham, Cheyenne Randall, Jeb Maykut, Jake Fraser, Sonju Rattler, Andy Perez, Antonio Roque, Jen Davis, Nash Hogan, Guy Ursitti, King Ron, Tomas Garcia, Jacob Redmond, Myles Karr, Kirk Wilken, Patience Biggs,
Daryl Rodriguez, Josh Mason, Twiggy Levy Nick Leombruno, Kevin Edwards, Josh Adams, Adam Warmerdam, Drew Linden, Ahmed Eldarrat, Chilly Pete, Marissa Olney , Ethan Morgan, Jerry Ware, Jim White, Sweety, Zoe Bean, Daniel Silva, Bailey Robinson, Scott Ramsey, Becca Roach, David Sena, Jesse Strother, Julie Bolene, Talley, J. Adams, Richard Harding, Zac Scheinbaum, Steve Vonreipen, Jason Ochoa, Franco Maldonado, Chuck Donoghue, Sophie C’est La Vie, Phillip Wolves, Collin Epstein

The Warriors Fund: Tattoo art show & silent auction to benefit the Wounded Knee Warriors of Pine Ridge

Our largest group show of the year!


Eight of Swords Tattoo & Gallery

115 Grand St.

Brooklyn, NY 11249

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The Warriors Fund is a tattoo art show and silent auction slated for Friday, March 6th, 2015, to benefit the students of the Wounded Knee District School (WKDS), home of the Warriors. View previews of the participating artists on the @warriorsfund instagram.

We’ve invited over 75 talented tattoo artists from across the country to donate an original drawing or painting that will be sold to raise money for the food pantry at WKDS. We’ll hold a silent auction for the pieces on Friday, March 6th, 2015 and the exhibition will run through the month at Eight of Swords Tattoo in Brooklyn.

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The WKDS serves 134 K-8th graders on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. In her first year as principal, Alice Phelps has made huge strides at WKDS. She’s extended time for math and reading while also prioritizing cultural-based learning activities, such as Lakota language classes. Like any school, the WKDS is full of students with unlimited potential; but unlike most schools, many of its students are going hungry.

Schools on reservations across the country are geographically isolated, contend with a severe lack of funding, and have the highest drop-out rates in the nation. Often, schools on reservations must decide between repairs to the building or retaining staff members.

While each student qualifies for free meals during the day, the greater need is at home. Principal Phelps has made arrangements with Feeding America in Rapid City to come out once a month and do a food distribution for the families, but it’s simply not enough. So Alice has taken matters into her own hands. With only a single convenience store on the reservation and the nearest grocery store a staggering 80 miles away, she started a food pantry that she runs out of the school. That’s what we’re looking to fill.
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A Grand New Year!

Welcome to team

Welcome to Team 8oS!

Phillip Wolves & Drew Linden

We’re ringing in the new year with the addition of two new team members. Welcome Phillip Wolves and Drew Linden, both are California natives specializing in traditional style tattooing.

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Etsy Sale!

Eight of Swords Tattoo and Art Gallery is NOW on Etsy. Our featured works were created by tattoo artists and fine artists worldwide, including some of our own Brooklyn artists! The mediums range from watercolor to charcoals, oil paintings and beyond. View and purchase your favorite tattooers paintings here!

il_570xN.656209794_6fteNOW through January 1st we’ve taken 20% off the entire Shaun Beaudry art collection and reduced shipping costs!!

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3rd Anniversary Halloween Extravaganza!

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


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


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​.


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