Candice Tripp piece on Jeanine

This piece was done by Eerie Erick on friend of the shop Jeanine while she was here on a short break from all the cool shit she’s doing at fashion school up in NYC. The original art is by Candice Tripp. You can check Candice’s work out on her website and see more of her work recently exhibited at Joshua Liner Gallery .

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Today I was planning on painting a “social media” sign for the shop, to give the clients who walk in our shop a big heads-up as to our steadily growing online presence, and I saw this picture on my yahoo login screen! This not only relates to what I was doing today and the changing role of tattoos in the media, but served as a great opportunity to go ahead and remind all of our readers of all the places you can catch CBT Studio online… Nice job, Yahoo.

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does anyone use myspace anymore?

Tiffany’s Cartoon Fantasy Sleeve by Eerie Erick Rivero

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It’s been hard keeping this incredible sleeve by Erick under wraps during its progress! It’s not every day you see both client and artist have this much fun on a project. Erick came in on his days off to work with Tiffany in putting together this brightly colored full sleeve that would remind her of the fun of being a kid – Sesame Street, Rainbow Brite, Hello Kitty, Alice in Wonderland… all of you 80’s babies out there will definitely relate. More pictures coming soon of the rest of Tiffany’s arm!

Lion Tattoo by Gere

I got to tattoo this on a kid that I watched grow up. He live behind my shop and since middle school would always talk about waiting to get tattooed. Well it was my honor. Good things come to those who wait!

-Raphael “Gere” Rodriguez

Alexis Lugo in Smooth Magazine

Check out the new issue of Smooth Magazine, our home girl Alexis Lugo has a spread in it.  Tattooed by: Raphael “Gere” Rodriguez

This Is Awesome!!!!

Graffiti Analysis 2.0: Digital Blackbook from Evan Roth on Vimeo.

$1 Body Jewelry JUNE 12 ONLY!

If  BBQ, great art, music, and hanging out with the CBT crew isn’t enough to bring you out to our Open House on June 12, here’s another reason: One Dollar Body Jewelry. No joke. Rings, barbells, studs, even plugs for just ONE DOLLAR. In addition to all of the City Boy tattoo artists, Crazy Alex Bach, expert piercer at CBT will also be on hand to fit you for the right jewelry and give you a cool new piercing as well.

Owl with Timepiece

Owl with Timepiece, originally uploaded by cityboytattoo.

With Raphael and Roger out of town tattooing in NY/NJ, it’s been a busy week for everyone back at the shop. Plans for our event on June 12 are underway, Memorial Day weekend brought in a lot of clients, and we’ve been painting, piercing, tattooing and pretty much working nonstop. Let us catch our breath while you enjoy our newly updated Flickr, featuring this great owl piece by Erick.

Back to New Jersey

 So if you know anything about us here at CBT we love going to New Jersey and New York.  And our head honcho Ralph is going on a solo mission up to New Jersey in his fancy new car.  SO if you are in the Greater New jersey area and are interested in acquiring a custom tattoo. Drop us a message and include all your information and what you are looking to get. Here are a couple of his most recent works so you can eye-gazm over.

Open House @CBT Studio

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We’re planning a great event to kick off the summer, show off the custom painted skateboard decks everyone has been working on, and do something fun to show our clients new and old that we appreciate them!

On June 12, come by the shop to meet and hang out with the CBT Studios artists and enjoy some good music, tasty BBQ, great art and probably some cupcakes too. Check back soon for more info.