2010 ~ cosplay girl

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Get to work!

Recent tattoo bangin'. Que pics...

Steven Turner

Ben Siebert

Heath Leffel

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


Check out this sweet panoramic view of the tat shack! Technology is worderful.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

It's a sign.

Mr. Wathke working his magic. Nuff said.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Gift Cards... Come get some.

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


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

Pootie Tang Fever

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

Indelible Tattoo Art Show... Success!!!

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

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,
Owen Jensen
Ted Inman
Stoney St. Clair
Sailor Barney Sr.
Milton Zeis
Percy Waters
Mike Malone

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

Here's a few pics of tattoos, paintings, etc. that have been floating around the shop... Enjoy!

Ben Siebert

Heath Leffel

Steve Turner

Steve Turner

Ben Siebert

And here's Jordon in his new hat Steve made for him. If only that sweet face tattoo was real...

Saturday, June 26, 2010

New painting by Steve Turner... Prints to come...

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

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!

Kevin Wathke

Andy Bolin

Megan Shelton

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

New Hell Bomb Tattoo Art Book!!!

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

Go big or go home!!!

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

Creativity, art, friendship.

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

some recent projects...

Here are a few tattoos done in the last week or so by
Heath. The busy season is here... let the good times roll.

Ultra-traditional tiger and dragon - Heath Leffel

Taken from found street art. I like this one. It makes me
smile. - Heath Leffel

Customer drawn tattoo. Tough girl. - Heath Leffel

Evan's new meadowlark. Super fun tattoo. - Heath leffel

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Half sleeve by Steven Turner. Thanks Matt, your a trooper. Matt sat for this epic tattoo... one sitting, 9 hours.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Thanks Washington!

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...

Ben Siebert
Steven Turner

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

Kevin Wathke tattooing at Hell Bomb

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

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.

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

Flight of the Valkyrie!

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

Art Show...

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.)

Updated Photos of the Shop...

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.

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