Monday, September 18, 2017

Enter your Tattoos at the StL Renaissance Fest Tattoo Competition to win $100 Gift Certificate from Steel & Ink Tattoo and Piercing Studio



Enter Your Tattoo at the 19th Annual St Louis Renaissance Festival Tattoo Competition!

 Sponsored by Steel & Ink Tattoo and Piercing Studio 


      What's better than a Pirate themed weekend dressed as your favorite Captain, Pirate, or Mermaid? What if we were to promise that AND a Tattoo Contest? Enter your Ink this weekend for a chance to win a $100.00 Gift Certificate to 
Steel and Ink Tattoo Studio, located in South County at 3565 Ritz Center, St. Louis MO, 63125

     Steel and Ink Studio will be giving away two- First Place prizes of $100.00 Gift Certificate good for any Tattoo, Piercing, Art, Apparel or Gold and Jewelry. Second and Third place prizes given also!  This special in-show event is always a crowd pleaser! Come join us September 23 & 24, 2017 for another exciting Tattoo Competition and a High Seas Adventure theme-filled weekend at the 19th Annual St Louis' own Renaissance Festival, located in Wentzville.
  2577 W Meyer Rd Wentzville, MO, 63386. Rain or Shine!





Saturday, September 2, 2017

Artist Spotlight: Jay Johnson award winning Tattoo Artist of Steel and Ink Studio

                                 Jay Johnson: Neo-Traditional Tattoo Artist 
                                                            Steel and Ink Tattoo Studio
                                                      3565 Ritz Ctr. St Louis, MO, 63010
                                                           www.steelandinkstudio.com

 Jay was born in St. Louis on a blistery November morning. When he was a child he was always drawn towards art,"I can’t remember a time that art wasn’t important to me!" At the age of 12 he  went into his first tattoo shop and knew from that moment that he wanted to be a Tattoo Artist. Jay Johnson started his apprenticeship in late 2009 and became a licensed Tattoo Artist in 2010. In late 2010 Jay moved to Columbia, MO where he worked with another artist named Bobby Thomas who really helped him to develop a style and push himself to become a better Tattooer. Since Jay became a Tattoo Artist he has had multiple influences in his work from his past as a graffiti artist to bring a graphic nature to a lot of his tattoos. Jay enjoys doing new school and illustrative tattoos. He also has a passion for custom lettering and watercolor inspired tattoos. Jay has been inspired by such artist as Kelly Doty, Tanane Whitfield, and Russell Van Schaick. In 2015 Jay accepted a position at Steel & Ink Tattoo and Piercing Studio and adds an unmeasurable influence to the whole crew. Every artist here pushes everyone else to strive for the best possible tattoo that they can achieve.

                
Jay Johnson tattoos Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday Noon till Nine pm. You can reach jay to schedule an appointment at jayjohnson@steelandinkstudio.com or you can call Steel and Ink at 314-892-2828 and our lovely counter girl will get your appointment set-up.
Come get tattooed!

Jay Johnson
I was born in St. Louis on a blistery November morning. When I was a child I was always drawn
towards art. I can’t remember a time that art wasn’t important to me. At the age of 12 I went into my
first tattoo shop and knew from that moment that I wanted to be a tattoo artist. I started my
apprenticeship in late 2009 and became a licensed artist in 2010. In late 2010 I moved to Columbia,
MO where I worked with another artist named Bobby Thomas who really helped me to develop a
style and push myself to become a better tattooer. Since I became a tattoo artist I have had multiple
influences in my work from my past as a graffiti artist to bring a graphic nature to a lot of my tattoos.
I enjoy doing new school and illustrative tattoos. I also have a passion for custom lettering and
watercolor inspired tattoos. I have been inspired by such artist as Kelly Doty, Tanane Whitfield, and
Russell Van Schaick. In 2015 I had the privilege of being offered a position at Steel & Ink Studio and
haven’t been happier. Every artist here pushes everyone else to strive for the best possible tattoo
that they can achieve.
Jay Johnson
I was born in St. Louis on a blistery November morning. When I was a child I was always drawn
towards art. I can’t remember a time that art wasn’t important to me. At the age of 12 I went into my
first tattoo shop and knew from that moment that I wanted to be a tattoo artist. I started my
apprenticeship in late 2009 and became a licensed artist in 2010. In late 2010 I moved to Columbia,
MO where I worked with another artist named Bobby Thomas who really helped me to develop a
style and push myself to become a better tattooer. Since I became a tattoo artist I have had multiple
influences in my work from my past as a graffiti artist to bring a graphic nature to a lot of my tattoos.
I enjoy doing new school and illustrative tattoos. I also have a passion for custom lettering and
watercolor inspired tattoos. I have been inspired by such artist as Kelly Doty, Tanane Whitfield, and
Russell Van Schaick. In 2015 I had the privilege of being offered a position at Steel & Ink Studio and
haven’t been happier. Every artist here pushes everyone else to strive for the best possible tattoo
that they can achieve.
Jay Johnson
I was born in St. Louis on a blistery November morning. When I was a child I was always drawn
towards art. I can’t remember a time that art wasn’t important to me. At the age of 12 I went into my
first tattoo shop and knew from that moment that I wanted to be a tattoo artist. I started my
apprenticeship in late 2009 and became a licensed artist in 2010. In late 2010 I moved to Columbia,
MO where I worked with another artist named Bobby Thomas who really helped me to develop a
style and push myself to become a better tattooer. Since I became a tattoo artist I have had multiple
influences in my work from my past as a graffiti artist to bring a graphic nature to a lot of my tattoos.
I enjoy doing new school and illustrative tattoos. I also have a passion for custom lettering and
watercolor inspired tattoos. I have been inspired by such artist as Kelly Doty, Tanane Whitfield, and
Russell Van Schaick. In 2015 I had the privilege of being offered a position at Steel & Ink Studio and
haven’t been happier. Every artist here pushes everyone else to strive for the best possible tattoo
that they can achieve.
Jay Johnson
I was born in St. Louis on a blistery November morning. When I was a child I was always drawn
towards art. I can’t remember a time that art wasn’t important to me. At the age of 12 I went into my
first tattoo shop and knew from that moment that I wanted to be a tattoo artist. I started my
apprenticeship in late 2009 and became a licensed artist in 2010. In late 2010 I moved to Columbia,
MO where I worked with another artist named Bobby Thomas who really helped me to develop a
style and push myself to become a better tattooer. Since I became a tattoo artist I have had multiple
influences in my work from my past as a graffiti artist to bring a graphic nature to a lot of my tattoos.
I enjoy doing new school and illustrative tattoos. I also have a passion for custom lettering and
watercolor inspired tattoos. I have been inspired by such artist as Kelly Doty, Tanane Whitfield, and
Russell Van Schaick. In 2015 I had the privilege of being offered a position at Steel & Ink Studio and
haven’t been happier. Every artist here pushes everyone else to strive for the best possible tattoo
that they can achieve.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Win $400.00 in Tattoos and Piercings at MOJO Craft Beer and Music Fest!

  Our crew at Steel and Ink Tattoo & Piercing Studio is proud to announce that we will be sponsoring The 2017 Mojo Craft Beer & Music Festival! The festival takes place on Saturday, August 19th in Jefferson Barracks Park with beer tastings from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm and all day music entertainment from bands like Story of The Year, Unwritten Law, The Orwells, and so many others! The festival will have 30+ Local Breweries like Elysian, Goose Island, Odell, etc!

      In addition to our support, we will be hosting a Tattoo and Body Piercing Giveaway! One lucky attendee has the chance to win a $300 tattoo gift certificate towards a new Tattoo from Steel and Ink Tattoo & Piercing Studio. There will also be a chance to win a $100 gift certificate that is redeemable for any Piercing, Alternative Apparel, or Body Jewelry from Steel and Ink Studio! More information on the Tattoo and Body Piercing Giveaway can be found on the Mojo Beer Fest website!


     
 Benefits from the festival go to support the Hope For Young Adults with Cancer Charity, which is an all-volunteer organizations, whose goal is to provide comfort for young adults between 18-40 who have been diagnosed with cancer. Hope For Young Adults with Cancer is one of very few Non-For-Profit Organizations in the U.S.A that focuses on giving direct financial and emotional support to young adults with cancer.

     So come on out on August 19th and join Steel and Ink Tattoo & Piercing Studio, Mojo Craft Beers, and 105.7 The Point to grab some of the best beers St. Louis has to offer, support an amazing charity & enjoy live musical entertainment! See you guys there!

Visit their site for more info & tickets!: https://www.mojobeerfest.com/
Steel & Ink Tattoo and Piercing Studio
3565 Ritz Center
St. Louis, MO 63125
"Where St. Louis gets tattooed!" 

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Summertime Savings on Body Piercings and Jewelry Trends for 2017

For the Entire month of July $10.00 Off All Piercings  

at Steel and Ink Tattoo and Piercing Studio

 3565 Ritz Center, St Louis, MO

      It's summertime in St. Louis and as you would expect Steel and Ink Tattoo and Piercing Studio has the ultimate savings on your next Body Piercing. Don't worry Body Jewelry enthusiasts and fashionistas we didn't leave you out! There is no better way to compliment your summer body than spotting that eye-popping and truly trendy jewelry piece. We have been across America doing research and learning about the highest quality and hottest styles and trends to bring back to St. Louis.
      According to our extensive research on trending Body Jewelry and Piercings we have found three piercings that is guaranteed to turn heads this summer. The Earlobe, Tragus and Daith are all the rave this year! Pro-tip, in combination, these three piercings go hand in hand and perfectly compliment each other. That being said, the Daith piercing has the most momentum now. Apart from the Daith being trendy new studies have enlightened us that not only is this piercing beautiful but has shown to ease the severity of migraines, making it the first official pain reliever that simultaneously beautifies you! for the individual that has a poorly placed ear piercing. Incorporating one or more strategically placed earlobe piercing in the form of a constellation is a sure fire way to breathe vibrancy and is still very popular and fashionable.


     One piercing trend making it's comeback after a hiatus in 2016 and 2017 is the navel or belly button piercing. Despite the growing concern that this piercing is only compatible for the younger generation. we are here to say that the only time that you are to old for a navel piercing is after your death. So there is your confirmation: summertime is the right time to get your belly button piercing.

      A great piercing that is on the rise is the smiley piercing. The smiley piercing goes through the thin fold of the skin (frenulum) just underneath the inner upper and lower lip. A-list celebs like Keke Palmer rocking this piercing it is officially on the rise to set it's prominence this summer.

      This oldie but goodie that is climbing the ladder of popularity are nipple piercings. Also showcasing this piercing is celebrity superstar model Bella Hadid. This piercing done in a professional setting with correct placement brings just the right touch of sexiness to the body. A nipple piercing can be your secret or a bold fashion statement.

      If you are already pierced and are just looking for a way to spice up your body piercing you can always stop by Steel and Ink Studio at 3565 Ritz Center St. Louis, MO 63125 and see all the newest styles of body jewelry in 14 Karat Gold, Titanium, or 316L Surgical Stainless Steel that can be paired with an array of colorful or clear cubic zirconia, synthetic opals and semi-precious stones in a prong or bezel set to accentuate your summer style.

 



Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Award Winning Tattoo Artist, Jake DeNoyer of Steel and Ink Tattoo Studio,St. Louis.

First Place Color :
Awarded to Jake DeNoyer, 
Steel and Ink Tattoo Studio, STL

On May 18th, the crew of Steel and Ink Tattoo Studio closed up shop and headed to the Villain Arts Kansas City Tattoo Convention for the weekend to surround ourselves with amazing tattooing by great tattoo artists from all over the world. The convention houses some of the countries most versatile, unique styles of art on all mediums imaginable. There are also tattoo competitions that award the best tattoo artist that submit their best tattoos to the tattoo competition judges.



Through his rich, vibrant colors and solid shading in black work, it's no wonder that Jake DeNoyer, won First Place in the large color tattoo category on Saturday!



Jake DeNoyer is an amazing tattoo artist who specializes in clean black lines and bold color with a wealth of talent to share. He enjoys tattooing neo-traditional, color realism, black and grey, and illustrative tattoos on living canvases. When  you are considering around your next tattoo you can email Jake at jakedenoyer@steelandinkstudio.com to submit you tattoo inquiries, or stop by Steel and Ink Tattoo and Piercing Studio, located at 3565 Ritz Center, St. Louis, MO 63125 to get your consultation with one of the best tattoo artist in St Louis, MO!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Tattoo Aftercare-How to Care for your New Tattoo

Tips To Care For Your Tattoos


 So you have found the right tattoo artist for your new tattoo, sat through the pain, and now have the tattoo of your dreams. What's next? Time to ensure that your new tattoo stays beautiful!
Caring for your new tattoo is your responsibility from the very moment that you get out of your tattoo artist chair, until you die.
Your tattoo's quality and lifespan is imperative to the way you heal out your tattoo. Just look at the tattoo by Jay Johnson of Steel and Ink Studio: Tattoos and Piercings in St Louis, Mo.

Immediate Tattoo Aftercare:

Your Tattoo Artist will most likely have advice on how to care for their particular style of tattooing technique. Listen to your artist first and foremost and if there are issues with healing consult your tattoo artist first.
  1. Leave your tattoo covering on your tattoo for at least the first hour after being tattooed. Your artist should instruct you on how long to keep your bandage on the tattoo depending on the type of bandage.You don't want to expose it too early or ruin your clothes with blood and ink!
  2. Once you have removed your bandage, make sure to wash your hands with a liquid non-scented antibacterial soap (Dial soap Gold is great). This keeps your tattoo clean and helps you avoid potential infection.
  3. After washing your tattoo we suggest letting it air dry then applying a small amount of tattoo aftercare ( Redemption Tattoo Aftercare is great, we think). I cannot caution enough to USE SPARINGLY a thin layer is better than drowning the tattoo and will help you heal faster.
  4. After the first couple of days using the Redemption (tattoo aftercare) you can switch to a non scented water based lotion to keep your tattoo from drying out during the healing process.
  5. During the first couple weeks of healing it is important to keep tight clothes off of your fresh tattoo to avoid losing ink and scabbing. If you do develop scabs Do Not Pick. or soak your tattoo in water.
  With summer approaching; skin, tattoos and piercings are in our vision everywhere. Summer is also the time of the year to catch all your favorite artist at your local tattoo conventions. Steel and Ink Tattoo and Piercing Studio will be attending Kansas City's Villain  Arts Tattoo Convention May 19th - 21st, 2017. This tattoo convention is by far the best in the area,. Join us at the Kansas City Tattoo Convention or come by the studio and get tattooed!

 



Thursday, April 6, 2017

Tips and Tricks on how to Avoid a "Tattoo Fail"!

     Recently, I saw a post of a picture of a tattoo collectors "Tattoo Fail" on  social media, which was preceded with all kinds of jokes, laughter and I think even a meme or two. Now all of a sudden, this guy is an internet sensation thanks to his cruel friend that shared the photo and the misspelled phrase on his calf! While some of the comments were funny, I couldn't help but feel for the guy and think about  what he was going to do to fix this permanent "Tattoo Fail". Then my thoughts and heart wondered  about some of the double mastectomy cancer survivors that are getting 3-D Nipple and Areola realistic tattoos. Some of these women are getting tattooed by Surgeons that are not familiar with tattooing, while other women are trusting tattoo artist, who can only see dollar signs and are totally not aware of the technique and skill required for success. Now I get that everyone has a bad day and  tattoo artists' are NO exception to that rule. I just feel like that there are some steps that we can take to ensure a good tattoo. 
      While now your in a rush to go get your tattoo, or to have it removed, repaired or altered , you should totally take a moment to get your bearings and research properly the artist that you are going to approach to do your procedure. Clients that take their time choosing their artist to either create, cover-up or remove their tattoos have a much better experience and a successful result. 



          Here is my best advice I have for all the tattoo enthusiast looking for the perfect tattoo:


  • Spellcheck thoroughly before putting on your stencil. The tattoo artist could be focused on the overall design and all of the other aspects of tattooing a bleeding canvas. 
  • Research your artist and the studio to ensure their level of skill is appropriate for the procedure
  • Know that the dates that you are permanently tattooing on your body are correct 
  • Check and make sure that your artist and studio is licensed and insured
  • AVOID the "Kitchen Magician"      
 If you follow these simple tips, you will have " no regerts" when you finally get your tattoo! 
  
Disclaimer: None of these tattoos were done at Steel and Ink Studio. I simply googled "Tattoo Fails".