We are excited to announce the return of our good friend and one hell of a good tattooer Turk! He and his beautiful wife Crystal will be coming out this March for a week. He will be working the 15,16,19,20 and 21st. Sadly he is already booked solid this trip, but watch for his return. If you are interested in getting work from him, please contact us and we will put you on a call list for his next visit! They recently opened their new tattoo studio and art gallery "Left Hand Black" in San Diego, CA. Check out this link to go to their Facebook page to see photos of the shop, tattoos, and artwork displayed in their gallery.
Speaking of their Gallery, Scott has recently had one of his paintings included in their Valentines themed art show: "Till Death"
The painting "The Passion od General Pickett" is a tribute to General George Pickett CSA and his loving letters sent to his wife Sally. Throughout the Civil War they kept a correspondence in which General Pickett never failed to make clear his love and devotion to his Sally. His Letters just before and just after his ill fated charge on the Federal troops at Gettysburg are nothing short of awe inspiring. This is a very small excerpt where he signs off on the letter written just after the battle:
Well, it is all over now. The battle is lost, and many of us are prisoners, many are dead, many wounded, bleeding and dying. Your Soldier lives and mourns and but for you, my darling, he would rather, a million times rather, be back there with his dead, to sleep for all time in an unknown grave.
In Camp, July 4, 1863.
In other upcoming news, Watch for information we will be posting about out next group art show this Spring! Titled "The Eagle and The Arrow" This show will have the theme of Fables.
Narration intended to enforce a useful truth, especially one in which animals or inanimate objects speak and act like human beings. Unlike a folktale, it has a moral that is woven into the story and often explicitly formulated at the end.
We will of course Be posting much more detailed information here as the event details become more crystalized!
Below are older posts we are keeping up to display past events and happenings at Mercury. Tho they are no longer active at the shop, we feel it is important to show what has been out motivation in the past, as we look forward to providing equally exciting events in the future!
Mercury tattoo studio presents: Ghostly Lore and Legends
A haunting group art show!
Saturday October 6th, 2012 TIME: 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM WHERE: Mercury Tattoo Studio
19 Donaldson St. Doylestown, PA
Kick off party with:
Lenny Lashley's Gang of One
At MOM's 37 N Main St. Doylestown, PA
(around the corner from Mercury)
This will be the 2nd gallery show at Mercury's new location in Doylestown. For the past 6 years we have hosted a Halloween themed show we called "Pushing up Pumpkins". With our new location it seemed fitting to change things up a bit. The new show is more particular in theme but should still sit well with the nature of Halloween!
"Ghostly Lore and Legend" Is the title of the show and that accurately sums up the theme as well. The artists were asked to design a piece of art based upon a ghost story or otherwise creepy legend local to the individual. As an example, The promo art I did for this show is based on a local ghost story. Near where I live, a girl was hanged for drowning her baby in the Tohickon creek. Which tree is unclear, but it is said that if you find the tree you should stand under it and look at the full moon. Shut your eyes and if you see an image of her face... She's coming to get you!
To accompany the gallery show we will be having a home brew tasting and some homemade halloween inspired goodies! Lee McGinnis is brewing some pumpkin deliciousness to suit the event. I have had his imperial pumpkin porter and can solidly say it was incredible!
Finally, we are really excited once more to be having our after party at MOM's just around the corner from the shop! To help us celebrate the kick off of the show, "Lenny Lashley's Gang of One" will be coming down from Boston! Lenny's roots as a punk icon fronting the band Darkbuster merge perfectly with his more recent work, playing some of the most raw and honest country songs I have heard. I could go on and on stressing how good this fellow is. Instead, I'll do one better, here is a YouTube video of Lenny playing his song "Bomb":
We hope you can make it out to help us kick off our first Halloween art show in the new shop and take the opportunity to see Lenny at Moms!
It is also important to point out that Lenny will also be playing on Friday 5th at Siren records, a stones throw from Mercury. Siren has been putting on great shows since I was a teenager! To be able to work with Blair to put shows like this is an absolute honor!
Saturday April 14th, 2012
Art show at Mercury from 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Jay Berndt at Siren Records 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Mercury Opening/After party with:
Jay Berndt and the Orphans
& Top Soil
At MOM's starting at 10:00 PM
This will be the 1st gallery show at Mercury's new location in Doylestown. It will also be the first in our planned series of shows. We are anticipating at least 4 shows per year and are excited to get the ball rolling with this fairy tale themed group show.
"Wolves, Witches & Clever Children" as the show is named, is a group art show themed to Grimm's fairy tales. The invited artists were asked to tie their work in to one of the hundreds of stories collected and retold by the Brothers Grimm. Speaking for myself, it was a very difficult choice which story I wanted to work out. Even stories I thought I was familiar with, when visited now, are much darker and surreal than what I remembered from my childhood.
To accompany the gallery show we will be having a home brew and cider tasting. Our thanks in advance to good friends Dylan Steeb and Lee Mcginniss. They are brewing beers to accompany the Grimm fairy tale theme! I was lucky enough to taste them already... and to be sure, these guys are skilled!
While we will be having the art show at Mercury, we will also be hosting Jay Berndt at Siren Records a stones throw from our front door! Jason is a dear friend that also happens to be an amazing singer and songwriter from Providence, RI. His style is hard to put a label on as his influences are as varied as: country/blues/soul/rock and punk. At any given point any of those influences can be clearly found in his playing/singing style. His solo work is most closely tied to the Americana traditions. Jay's website is www.jayberndt.com (he will also be playing with his band Jay Berndt and the Orphans as well as a killer local folk punk band "Top Soil" at the after party but more on that in a moment) Siren has been one of my favorite record shops since I was a teenager and I could not be more excited to be able to work with them on this! Hopefully it will serve to kick off our plan to start promoting a lot more shows in town.
Finally we are really excited to be having our after party at MOM's just around the corner from the shop! As mentioned earlier Jay Berndt and the Orphans will be playing along with good friends Top Soil from Frenchtown NJ. Top Soil is made up of Squidd and Rich Cahill (who also happens to be one hell of a good Tattooer as well www.richcahill.com) to describe them as bluegrass/anarcho punk doesn't make sense until you hear them. Then it just plain works. Top Soil's website is: www.topsoilpunks.com MOM's is located at 37 N Main Street Doylestown PA 18901. Just around the corner from Mercury. In our short time being open in town, we have quickly become friends and supporters of theirs for sure. They themselves are very supportive and are allowing us the opportunity to host this show in their newly renovated upstairs venue!
We hope you can make it out to help us kick off our first art show in the new shop and take the opportunity to see the bands at Siren and Moms!
Now located at 19 Donaldson St. in beautiful downtown Doylestown, PA.
After 11 wonderful years in Glenside, Mercury Tattoo has a new home in the heart of Bucks County Pennsylvania! We are truly grateful to our friends and clients who made our shop in Glenside so successful. Part of the goal in opening the new location has been to carry over the comfortable and creative atmosphere we built in Glenside. Not only did we accomplish that, but we really stepped up our game in Doylestown. This new space provided us the opportunity to build our dream shop. With the help of some dear friends, we did just that. So, though it is sad to close the Glenside location, We are extremely excited to call Doylestown our new home.*
Owner/Artist, Scott Bramble and full time artist, Frank Guthier continue to offer the same commitment and passion for tattooing that has granted Mercury such a strong reputation. To add to their offerings, Mercury will be hosting a variety of talented guest artist as well as multiple special events and art shows throughout the year. In the past we have offered things like clothing and fine art prints. We will be working harder to provide new products and art all the time. Of course the main focus and drive is always tattooing. Clients may choose to make an appointment or choose to walk-in and get tattooed. We try to offer walk-ins daily on a first come, first serve basis. Cash or Credit Cards accepted!
Another exciting aspect of the new shop is the chance to be members of the Doylestown business and cultural Community. We encourage friends and clients to take advantage of the museums, shops and restaurants that the area has to offer. We couldn’t be more excited to be here and we expect that you will be too!
19 Donaldson Street (between State and Oakland)
Doylestown, PA 18901 TEL: 215.517.8833
*There was a point when we had considered keeping a shop in Glenside as well as in Doylestown, but it was not to be. To be absolutely clear, Mercury Tattoo is solely located in Doylestown and has no connection to any of the shops currently in Glenside.
Shop Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 1:00p.m. - 9:00p.m