Philadelphia Tattoo Convention 2013: Johannes/Black Stallion Tattoo


The Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention is coming up next month, and there will be so many good tattooers working it that finding just the right artist may be overwhelming. I’ve already mentioned that Rick Lohm will be working, and over the next few weeks I’ll be highlighting some folks that I think are worth checking out, should getting a tattoo at the convention be in your travel plans.

Today’s artist is Johannes of Black Stallion Tattoo in Boston, MA. He excels in traditional European and American designs. Contact him via for appointment information.

Daniel Higgs in Philadelphia

My friend Robin shared this with me; regrettably I’ll be working that night, but for anyone in the Philadelphia area that might be interested, Daniel Higgs will be performing at the Random Tea Room on 4th Street in Philadelphia August 30th (it’s a Thursday) 2012.

Daniel played an amazing two sets when I saw him a few weeks ago at Zebulon; mostly banjo but a few songs (including one that I had never heard before) thrown in for good measure. Worth checking out if you have the night free!

Random Tea Room
Tea is about nourishing the body, tonifying the spirit and making new friends, but The Random Tea Room isn’t only about tea. Vintage and antique pieces are also available for purchase, not to mention delicious baked goods, French-pressed Old City coffee, and locally made jewelry and skin care products. We also offer free wireless internet so you can surf while you sip. Most of all, we look forward to spreading the good will of Tea and growing with the community, cup by cup, pot by pot.

713 North 4th St. Philadelphia, PA 19123
Summer Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 11am-8pm (closed on Mondays)

Do you hear that sound?

Specs: Skull Defekts feat. Daniel Higgs | Filmed 7th April 2011 | Danger Danger Gallery, Philadelphia | Thrilljockey Records

It’s been a while since I listened to the Skull Defekts CD. ‘Peer Amid’ came into rotation today on my iPod via shuffle so I figured it was time for another live Higgs/Defekts video, recorded 7th April at Philadelphia’s DANGERDANGER Gallery.

Higgs looks like he could be the next member of Team Zissou.