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Greeting and Salutations!

Hey y’all.  Hope the New Year has been treating you guys well.

Our first month in the new shop has been great.  We’ve had lots of friends coming through and guesting with us, which has made the transition into the new space sweet.  Our guest list has been extensive, including the talents of Jeff Croci (Seventh Son Tattoo), Shawn Barber (Memoir Tattoo), Sean Perkinson and Carolyn LeBourgeois (FTW Tattoo Parlor), Mark Galloway (Windhorse Tattoo), Chelsea Rhea (Amulet Tattoos) and J.J. Dunbar (H.B. Tattoo).  These guys have graced the walls of the new shop with some great art, at the center of which is a seriously beautiful painting of the old shop by Shawn Barber– thank you again Shawn, we couldn’t love it more.  Here are some images of the pieces our guests worked during their time at AWR:

Monster sleeve by Jeff Croci

Namakubi by Sean P

Radish by Carolyn LeBourgeois

Lady face by Chelsea Rhea

We’ve got plenty more talent lined up for coming months, so keep an eye out for updates.

In the meanwhile, we’ve been trying our hand at writing haikus for you guys.  With that I’ll leave you with this sweet sentiment written by bossman, Jason Kundell:

Our talented guests

Three states, seven tattooers

Good times and great friends

 

Hope to see you all soon.

There goes the neighborhood…

shopAs most Portlanders have heard, there was a large explosion in Northwest Portland this morning. The explosion, caused by a natural gas leak, destroyed the lovely 110 year old building Art Work Rebels occupied. Everyone from the shop is safe and healthy, and all of the guys still plan on keeping their appointments. We are already in the process of finding a new home for Art Work Rebels Tattoo and hope to be back up and running as soon as possible.

That said, while the shop is temporarily closed, our tattooers are still very much so open for business. We ask that if you had an appointment already scheduled — or would like to schedule an appointment — to please email us. Lastly, we would like to send our sincerest gratitude for all of the love and support we have received to both our amazing friends and clients. Our good friend Jeff Croci of Seventh Son Tattoo has set up a Go Fund Me for those that have expressed the desire to help out.

THANK YOU AND SEE YOU SOON

 

 

 

Untattoo Parlor has got you covered

That tattoo you got ten years ago. You know the one. Perhaps it’s that galactic fairy? The well intended hanya mask which bares a striking resemblance to William Dafoe as the Green Goblin? Or maybe it’s the nuclear green mushroom cloud that looks a whole lot like a dick. Whatever your past tattoo indiscretions may be– we know some exceptional folks who have set a new standard for laser tattoo removal in Portland

The Untattoo Parlor‘s founders, Dr. Garrett Vangelisti and Jennifer Mkel, are as good as they come. They’re true professionals who just so happen to be the nicest damn people you’ll ever meet. Oh, and did you catch Garrett’s title? Yes, he’s a real doctor. Unlike some of the other places around Portland offering laser tattoo removal, The Untattoo Parlor has real deal medical professionals at the helm– not just “certified laser technicians”.  Just one of the many reasons to give them a visit.

We’ve been sending our friends and clients in need of tattoo lightening or removal to Garrett and Jenni for more than a year now. A few of us have even gone and seen them ourselves (because even tattooers get crappy tattoos from time to time). Wielding a Cutera Enlighten laser, which has been shown to lighten tattoos in half the time of older technology,  The Untattoo Parlor has demonstrated incredible results in less time. But does it hurt? Not at the Untattoo Parlor. As medical professionals, Garrett and company are able to offer local anesthetic for a pain-free procedure. Want your next coverup to look less like a coverup? Stop by the shop and chat with us before you go see the Untattoo Parlor,  and we’ll be able to let them know which areas to focus on lightening up.

Take a look at what the Untattoo Parlor can do, and then give them a call to chat about making that stupid belly rocker nothing more than distant memory.

Only one treatment Two treatments on the lettering only Four treatments and gone Only two treatments Before and after

After two treatments

After two treatments

After one treatment

 

 

One More Round…

Here is a a detail shot of Josiah Laughlin’s newest Japanese tattoo study. He has several new paintings that going up here at Art Work Rebels Tattoo which are ready to be tattooed.  Swing by the shop and check them out!

Fundraiser October 18th!

On October 18th, we will be hosting a charity tattoo event for our friend, Ricky Fernandez and his family. Ricky’s daughter Danielle is currently fighting for her life after being involved in a hit & run accident. All of the guys will be tattooing half priced flash and doing $50 names from 11am to 7pm. There will be a raffle with great gifts from local vendors including Dojo Outfitters and Bridge City Fight Shop. There is a $5 door donation that includes food and beverage. All ages welcome! 100% of all proceeds will go to Ricky and his family to help with all expenses that have occurred due to the accident.

If you can not make it but are still wanting to help please donate at https://www.gofundme.com/gu54p5ns

Jason Does Warhorse

Jason just made a real quick trip down to the Bay Area and spent a few days at the handsome George Campise’s Warhorse Tattoo in Berkeley. Appointments down there always fill up quick with in-progress work on dedicated clients who often make trips up here to fill the void. On this last trip Jason had the pleasure of tattooing a few of his clients he’s been tattooing for most of his career. Phong, Annalynn and Doug have all been getting tattooed by Jason for well over a decade (some for almost two decades) and, since his relocation to Portland, have been exceptional at continuing to be great clients. Here’s a look at some finished work on each of them along with most recent in-progress work. Enjoy!

Doug's rib panel completed way back when.

Doug’s rib panel completed way back when.

Doug's back piece in progress

Doug’s back piece in progress

Annalynn's lion dog completed a few years ago

Annalynn’s lion dog completed a few years ago

Annalynn is now completing both her sleeves

Annalynn is now completing both her sleeves

Phong's legs completed last year

Phong’s legs completed last year

Phong completed a bodysuit before moving his sleeves down to the wrist

Phong completed a bodysuit before moving his sleeves down to the wrist

Whole lotta new stuff

Here’s a a few tattoos from all of the guys. Summer has been busy, but we’ve still got time to get you that sweet new tattoo done and healed before swimsuit season is over.

Gordon Combs

Gordon Combs

Gordon Combs

Gordon Combs

Gordon Combs

Gordon Combs

Jeff P

Jeff P

Jeff P

Jeff P

Ross Carlson

Ross Carlson

Ross Carlson

Ross Carlson

Ross Carlson

Ross Carlson

Jason Kundell

Jason Kundell

Jason Kundell

Jason Kundell

Josiah Laughlin

Josiah Laughlin

Josiah Laughlin

Josiah Laughlin

Joe Larralde

Joe Larralde

Joe Larralde

Joe Larralde

Dragons!

Jason Kundell has been chasing the dragon this last year, as he’s started a handful of dragon back pieces  since the beginning of the year, and begun transitioning one started late last year into a full bodysuit. All that drawing time has the boss needing a little break from the large scale work, so we won’t be booking any new back or front pieces to start until late fall/early winter. In the mean time, we’re booking sleeves and smaller projects as early as this summer. Either way give us a call and we’ll set you up a consult with Jason.

Work in Progress by Jason Kundell

Work in Progress by Jason Kundell

Work in Progress by Jason Kundell

Work in Progress by Jason Kundell

Work in Progress by Jason Kundell

Work in Progress by Jason Kundell

Jason Gjør Oslo

Jason recently ventured to the City of Tigers for a stay with the lovely folks at Jimmy Duvall’s Invictus Tattoo. Oslo treated Jason well as Jimmy and his crew set the bar high for hospitality. A nice mix of in-progress projects and one-point tattoos were waiting for Jason, and he even got to wrap up a back piece on our buddy Sneuden from Germany. Endless thanks to Jimmy Duvall and his crew for being excellent friends and hosts.

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Tattoo by Jason Kundell

Tattoo by Jason Kundell

Tattoo by Jason Kundell

Tattoo by Jason Kundell

Tattoo by Jason Kundell

Tattoo by Jason Kundell

Tattoo by Jason Kundell

Tattoo by Jason Kundell

Detail of a back finished by Jason Kundell

Detail of a back finished by Jason Kundell

Jason with Invictus Crew

Jason with Invictus Crew