After hosting the 14th annual Boston Tattoo Convention and then taking a much needed mini-break, Natan is back to creating tattoo magick at both of his shops, and has some exciting travel plans coming up in the very near future.
First is an adventure over to Artisan Tattoo in Pittsburgh, PA from September 8th-12th. This is a rare opportunity for his clients further down the east coast, who find Massachusetts to be a little too far out of reach.
Then he’ll be back in Salem and Saugus before he’ll be on the road again at Tommy’s Tattoo Convention in Hartford, CT the weekend of October 2nd-4th.
If you’re interested in being tattooed by Natan in either Pittsburgh or Hartford, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We just added a bunch of new tattoos to Natan’s portfolio. You can feast your eyes on them by clicking right here. Below are a couple of our favorites.
Renee has gotten many hours of work from Natan, and this sleeve is her largest piece.
Natan is no stranger to pagan tattoos, especially at his shop in Salem.
You can’t go wrong with a classic koi fish and some sacred geometry.
Natan is continuing to book out for about 8 weeks, so give one of his shops a call to get for a consult as soon as you can! 978.744.9393, or 781.233.1780.
On Friday, Natan completed the second session of a phoenix half-sleeve on one of his traveling clients, Michael. He lives further down the east coast but has now flown to New England twice to have Natan work on his tattoo. Natan has tattooed people from all over the world, and it’s not uncommon for them to make the trip for multiple pieces.
Thanks Michael, we hope to see you for your next session soon!
Sunday was no day of rest, but sometimes going in to work for the purpose of tattooing a friend is worth cutting a weekend in half for. This is the result of the second session of a back piece on Sarah, who is another client who traveled a considerable distance to be tattooed, and who also has a job to be envied (hint: it involves Alex Grey) along with plenty of interesting stories. She’s an all around cool lady, and it is always a treat to have her at Witch City Ink.
Scarabs were popular amulets in ancient Egypt. According to ancient Egyptian myths, the sun (Ra) rolls across the sky each day and transforms bodies and souls. Modeled upon the Scarabaeidae family dung beetle, which rolls dung into a ball for the purposes of eating and laying eggs that are later transformed into larva, the scarab was seen as an earthly symbol of this heavenly cycle.
And so this client traveled a fair amount of distance to have this scarab on his ribs, which was done at Lightwave yesterday. A transformation symbolizing transformation.
Regardless of what you may believe, parts of the bible are incredibly fascinating, including the four horsemen, which are described in the last book of the New Testament (thanks, Wikipedia!). Wiki goes on to say:
The chapter tells of a “‘book’/’scroll’ in God’s right hand that is sealed with seven seals”. The Lamb of God/Lion of Judah (Jesus Christ) opens the first four of the seven seals, which summons forth four beings that ride out on white, red, black, and pale horses. Although some interpretations differ, the four riders are commonly seen as symbolizing Conquest, War, Famine and Death, respectively. The Christian apocalyptic vision is that the four horsemen are to set a divine apocalypse upon the world as harbingers of the Last Judgment.
Pretty cool/frightening, eh? We’ll keep showing you the progression of this tattoo. Here’s phase one!