The Bells attending the National Tattoo Family Reunion in Orlando April 22-27th

Aaron and Melissa Bell will be at the 36th annual National Tattoo Convention in April in Orlando Florida. Aaron will be participating in the usual painting demo with Cory Noriss and Paul Massaro Thursday night, and will be selling prints and signing books on Saturday. Looking forward to seeing all you tattoo friends out there!

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Slave to the Needle at Ink-n-Iron in Long Beach CA June 12th-14th 2015

Aaron Bell, Clark Kent, Daniel Charneski, and Elijah Cole will be tattooing and selling prints, books and artwork at Ink n Iron June 12-14th. We still have bookings available. There are many great bands in the line up here including: Pennywise, Wanda Jackson, UK Subs, The Dickies, The Adolescents, Peter Murphy, Gary Numan and Fishbone just to name a few. This show is always a hoot! Well worth the trip to sunny California. For booking contact the shop.Screen Shot 2015-04-03 at 5.27.14 PM

Ballard and Wallingford artists at Portland Tattoo Expo

Aaron, Rok Greg, Andrew and Daniel will be at the Portland Tattoo Expo Oct. 10-12 2014. Being that it’s just a short drive for us, we’ll have lots of shirts and prints available! Stop by the booth and say hello…!ntm-fundraiser/c181d

Also, Aaron has donated a tattooed silicone hand that will be auctioned off to benefit the new Northwest Tattoo Museum  located in Coeur d’Alene Idaho

Aaron and Melissa Bell at the Paris Tattoo Convention

Aaron Bell worked Tin Tin’s fabulous Le Mondial du Tatouage once again this year. The dates were March 7-9th and this sucker was a big one… something like 350 booths of top notch artists!!! If you can scrape together enough cash for a trip to Paris, this definitely is not one to miss!!!


New Piercer at Slave in Ballard!

We’d like to welcome a new piercer at Ballard: Justin Ellis… our old lead-counter assistant! Justin has been with us for many, many years, and although we hate to lose such a great counter person, we’re very happy to gain a 3rd piercer. Justin has been working hard under the fine tutelage of Josh Noble, one of our senior piercers. We will post more information as to when Justin will be starting. I think you’ll find him very professional, and personable… we sure do!

Tattoo Masters

I was super honored to be featured in Tattoo Flash’s special edition magazine ‘Tattoo Masters’. They stuck me right in there next to many of my tattoo heroes! Thank you so much to the long time editor of Tattoo Magazine, Frenchie Nilsen, and to everyone else who has supported me over the years… you’re the best!!!

Here’s a link to one of the longest (if not ‘the’ longest) running tattoo magazines around: Paisano Publications

Kiwi and Cindy returning to New Zealand convention Nov. 29-30th 2014

Kiwi Matt and Cindy Maxwell will once again descend upon the sleepy island (is NZ an island?) of New Zealand, where they will unleash their tools and inflict some tattoo badassery on some lucky victims.

New Zealand Tattoo & Art Festival

Aaron, Clark and Kiwi in Long Beach

Aaron Bell, Clark Kent, and Kiwi Matt recently attended the Ink & Iron Festival, tearing it up once again! This show takes place in Long Beach at the Queen Mary, and is a hell of a show. Some of the bands that played this year were Offspring, NOFX, the Dead Kennedys, and Iggy Pop, just to name a few. This event took place June 7-9 2013

Check it out here…

Matt, Cindy, and Clark in New Zealand

Kiwi Matt, Cindy Maxwell, and Clark Kent recently attended the New Zealand Tattoo & Art Festival, making a brief  stop along the way to do a lil skydiving in Fiji, have a few cocktails on the beach, and you know…  (yawn) other boring stuff.

Check out the convention website here…