Ben Whitehead will be guesting with us April 28-May 5. He specializes in traditional tattoos. To book with him while he is here you can check out his Instagram/send a DM (@oldorchardbeachtattoo) or e-mail him at email@example.com .
Corey Strange out of Denver, Colorado will be doing a guest spot with us April 24-26. Corey works well in a few styles but specializes in the weird abstract American traditional work. Check him out on Instagram (@strange_ink) You can DM him on there to book an appointment or e-mail him at Cstrangearts@yahoo.com
Kira Murillo out of Fort Hall, Idaho is coming back to guest spot with us April 20-22 ! If you missed her the first time now is your chance to meet this talented and inspiring tattooist. To get on her schedule while she is here you can e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org . Check her out on Instagram ! (@kiramurillo)
Our friend Stephanie Lund out of Ogden, Utah is going to be back for another guest spot April 9-16! Check out her work on Instagram (@zee.l.1991) ! To book with her you can e-mail her at email@example.com , or give us a call at the shop 406-543-0688.
April will mark our 7th year of being open and making tattoos in Missoula! Come check out our resident artists' annual art show, and party hard with us for next month's First Friday! April 6 5:00-8:00 PM. Thanks so much for all of your love and support over the years! Time to celebrate! <3
The shop celebrated our sixth year of being open this month and the Missoula Independent was here with us and wrote about it. click on the link below to read it!
Our friend Freddy Monares did a short video about how our apprentice, Lana Zellner, decided to get into tattooing from Architecture. Lana has now been working at Blaque Owl Tattoo for about two years, and tattooing for a year and a half.
To see more of Lana's work you can go to her website or Instagram:
We have two contemporary guest artists exhibiting at Blaque Owl for December's First Friday:
NICO LARSEN and PETE DAVIES!
Pete Davies is the local artist you've all seen and chatted with if you've spent time in Downtown Missoula. Pete made it his home 14 years ago. When asked why he chose Missoula, Davies exclaims with a chuckle that he, "got off the bus and decided to stay." Before Pete settled in the mountain town, he was working as an artist traveling around the US, exploring, observing, and creating work from these experiences. Pete aims to make work that is deviant from what other contemporary artists are doing today. Pete is inspired by his meditations derived from the beauty of Montana and nature to come up with his delicate landscape scenes.
Pete works in pen and ink on paper, sometimes water color, creating intricate and thoughtful nature scenes with a continuous line approach. You have seen Pete's work in numerous galleries and spaces in town, including: The Dana Gallery, Taco Del SOl, and Break Espresso. Outside of Missoula, Davies has also exhibited in galleries in California.
Nico Larsen says of her work:
"In my study, in the creation of tinctures and spells, I am trying to go back to a childhood idea of my ability to imbue faith into objects (artworks). Through this combination of personal metaphor and art I am hoping to create a deformation of logic, therefore a more “truethy wrong.”
Nico Larsen is currently an art student at U of M. After attending Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design and then completing an internship with artist Lauri Lynxxe Murphy, she moved from Denver, CO to Missoula to continue pursuing a BFA. Her interests include explorations through multi-media in Dadaist ideology, witchcraft, anti-logic, and coping mechanisms.
FIRST FRIDAY DECEMBER
BLAQUE OWL TATTOO
307 N HIGGINS, MISSOULA
FRIDAY DEC, 4
5 PM- 8 PM
We are excited to announce that Alivia Foley, from The Artful Dodger in Seattle, WA, will be doing a guest spot with us November 1-4 2015!
Alivia started tattooing in 2008 -- She specializes in organic, fluid styles and images. An accomplished visual artist, Alivia’s work has been featured on Red Bubble and DeviantArt. She enjoys creating different art pieces for her customers and listening to the stories they have to share. You can find her on Facebook, Tumblr, and Instagram, or view her visual art currently available on Etsy.