Saturday, December 18, 2010
2:22 PM faganteng
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Friday, November 26, 2010
1:10 PM faganteng
It's been an excellent week here at the shop! A lot of people have been using their holiday time wisely and coming down to the shop to get tattooed. Black Friday is upon us and we are very grateful to work in a non-retail environment.
Speaking of holiday cheer, we have gift certificates available at the shop! Tattoos, the gift that keeps on giving. Werd up!
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
1:20 PM faganteng
Wow! Someone getting a tattoo without 25 words and banners obviously explaining the tattoo? WTF?!! Oh wait, it's Jordon our counter guy... that's why. If only everyone got "tattoo style" tattoos. I hear a picture is worth a thousand words. Now, with all smarminess aside, que pics.
Oh, Mr. Wathke, what style you have sir.
Saturday, November 20, 2010
3:48 PM faganteng
Us folks here at Hell Bomb Tattoo are taking our web presence to the next level... the Pootie Tang level that is. Smackin' it in the ass with a belt and letting you know, no matter how ridiculous, the tomfoolery that occurs here at our lovely establishment! At the very least, we'll try to keep you entertained, and hopefully keep you informed of our work related efforts as well.
Jordon May, our counter guy extraordinaire, will be taking over this blog! It may be a disaster, but the blood will be on his hands from now on. Wish him luck... it's gonna get weird.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
2:20 PM faganteng
Thanks to everyone who made it out for the Indelible show last weekend! The turnout was amazing and we had a great time. A special thanks to Brad Ruder at Tangent Lab for hosting the show making it a grand success! We'd also like to thank Ian Stewart and all the contributing artist for their submissions, we wouldn't have a show without you. We are throwing around the idea of making this an annual event, so be on the lookout next year. Here's a few pics of the opening reception.
Saturday, October 23, 2010
11:12 AM faganteng
This coming Friday, Oct. 29th... Don't miss one of the best tattoo art shows ever to be curated in the midwest! INDELIBLE will feature tattoo artist from all around the United States. There will be plenty of drink and free swag.... but don't forget your pocketbook, some of these fantastic works will be for sale! The show opens at 7 pm and will be kicking ass until around midnight. A short list of artists contributing are....
Thomas Hooper, NYC
Aaron Coleman, Mesa, AZ
Sky James, Loveland, CO
Ian Dana, Boston, MA
Andrew Sharp, Buffalo, NY
Will Lollie, Asheville, NC
Bailey Robinson, NYC
Malia Souix, Loveland, CO
Adam Rosenthal, Denver, CO
Jason Kunz, Burlington, WA
Jen Mumford, Ann Arbor, MI
Wes Carter, Bowling Green, KY
Dru Bias, Dallas, TX
Jason Boatman, Denver, CO
Jason June, NYC
Alex McWatt, NYC
Myles Karr, NYC
Cris Cleen, San Francisco, CA
Chris Erikson, Dallas, TX
Mando Rascoon, Mesa, AZ
...and works from everyone here at Hell Bomb Tattoo.
There will also be vitage drawings, paintings, and other curiosities from...
Sailor Jerry Collins,
Stoney St. Clair
Sailor Barney Sr.
The whole shop will be there spinning records and talking shop all night. Let's kick off Halloween weekend properly! Come on down to the Tangent Lab and celebrate the art of tattoo!
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
2:05 PM faganteng
Here's a few pics of tattoos, paintings, etc. that have been floating around the shop... Enjoy!
And here's Jordon in his new hat Steve made for him. If only that sweet face tattoo was real...
Saturday, June 26, 2010
11:45 AM faganteng
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
5:00 PM faganteng
Holy shit! It's been a minute since our last post. Our family at the tattoo shop has doubled in size. Our long time friend Kevin Wathke from Topeka, KS has joined our full-time roster. Another long time pal of ours hailing from Florida, Andy Bolin, is also slaying it at Hell Bomb now. And last but not least, is Megan Shelton from right here in Wichita! I'm posting a few samples of their work below. We're also operating with new hours. 12-8, Mon. thru Thurs. 12-10 on Fri. and Sat. Come get some!
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
6:44 PM faganteng
One of our secret projects is finally finished! We've been working on a collage rag involving everyone at the shop. This full color zine includes drawings, paintings, tattoos, and a lot of all around weirdness from our home and travels. 60 pages of out-right madness. Below are a few teaser pages. Stick around for details about purchasing one.
Friday, March 26, 2010
2:19 PM faganteng
Wow. A lot of huge tattoos going down at the shop lately. People have really been going for it. It's a huge commitment for both the clients and the artists. It's cool to see these big projects unfold.
Be the envy of all your friends. Get a HUGE tattoo!
Ben Siebert just outlined this insane goose tattoo today on our pal, Acesa. Tough as nails.
Steve Turner working on the final line drawing for Trent's huge Native American skull side-piece. They're both in for a long night.
Saturday, March 20, 2010
4:50 PM faganteng
The shop has been super busy lately and everyone has been tattooing like crazy. It's been really great to be able to do a lot of custom work on so many positive people. Even our counter-guy, Jordon has been getting crazy with the art-making! Special thanks to Jordon for helping the shop so much during this busy season and keeping us all sane (relatively speaking). It's only going to get busier as the spring/summer approaches. Come see Jordon and set up an appointment!
Hell Bomb Tattoo... making dreams come true.
Keep Wichita beautiful... Get tattooed!
Friday, March 19, 2010
10:06 AM faganteng
Here are a few tattoos done in the last week or so by
Heath. The busy season is here... let the good times roll.
smile. - Heath Leffel
Evan's new meadowlark. Super fun tattoo. - Heath leffel
Thursday, March 18, 2010
10:25 PM faganteng
Half sleeve by Steven Turner. Thanks Matt, your a trooper. Matt sat for this epic tattoo... one sitting, 9 hours.
Sunday, January 31, 2010
9:18 PM faganteng
Ben and I just got back in town from the Jet City Tattoo Expo. Hat's off to Jasper and Tim for putting together a great show. Everyone had a blast working and hanging out. Not to mention, it took place in one of the nicest casinos I've ever been to. Also, a big thanks to our friends at Triumph Tattoo for putting us up. The people in Washington know how to get tattooed! Here's a few pics of that went down...
On another convention note - if you happen to be in the San Angelo, Texas area near the end of this month, come get tattooed. Ben Siebert and I will be attending the 1st West Texas Tattoo Expo. Drop us a line if you're interested in getting some work done. I, along with fellow machine builiders Andy Bolin and Kevin Wathk
e, will be at the expo peddling goods. Click here for information.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
1:07 PM faganteng
Our good friend Kevin Wathke will be tattooing here at Hell Bomb Thursday Jan. 21-23. Kevin is an amazing tattooer specializing in traditional American/Japanese styles. Come down to the shop if you'd like to get a badass tattoo from Mr. Wathke while he's gracing us with his presence.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
11:16 AM faganteng
Chris O'Donnell is one of the best tattoo artists alive today. Check out his VBS.tv Art Talk episode. This interview provides a load of insight and inspiration to both tattooers and tattoo collectors, alike. Mr. O'Donnell is an amazing artist and a down-to-earth, humble person. A real gift to the world of tattooing.
10:46 AM faganteng
Benjamin "Dagger Cats" Siebert, has done it again! This is his rendition of a classic Jerry Collins design from the 1960's. You can't go wrong with tradition.
Benjamin has been a bit reluctant in adopting his recent moniker. As no surprise to us, tattooers worldwide have embraced it. Only time will tell whether or not it will stick. If you happen to see him out on the town, make sure to holla at "dagger cats".
Keep Wichita beautiful, get tattooed!
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
1:40 PM faganteng
I finally got a healed picture of our counter guy's front panel. Jordon sat like a champion. Three sessions, three weeks, and some serious commitment! If you like what you see, you should come on in and throw down! Be the envy of all your friends, it's all the rage! - Steven
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
11:28 AM faganteng
You may not believe it, but here at Hell Bomb Tattoo, we create much more than tattoos. We even create art that's not of the "tattoo art" genre! For those of you Wichitans that may frequent the downtown area for drinks and other activities, come check out some of our new works! Our good friends at the Alibi Room were kind enough to let us display our art. Even if you hate the art, I can guarantee you'll love the bar. Great people and a superb atmosphere. They're located at 919 E. Douglas in Old Town. Above are a few previews... (art will be hanging until the end of Jan.)
10:55 AM faganteng
There's nothing like some new flooring to get you pumped up! (and yes, I say that seriously) Especially in a tattoo parlour. If only we could get the exterior of the building to look as nice as the inside, but these things take time. It's our goal to create an environment that's inspiring for us as artists, as well as comfortable for our clients. Nothing's worse than coping with a painful experience while in unpleasant surroundings. Besides, our schizophrenic taste in music is probably enough to keep most people feeling loose anyway. Keeping it classy, one day at a time.