Goodbye Sinz! We will miss you as well.

Another artist from VC has left us again.  Chasing the summer weather, Mr. Sinz has packed up, and escaped the impending winter weather, for Myrtle Beach.  We will miss you Sir and the many wonderful things that made you an integral part of our tattooing family; your tastefully inappropriate jokes, both racist and sexist, the well timed bodily excretions in and around the shop, the high pitched sucking sounds of your attempts to dislodge food out of your bridge, the jovial rocking from toe to heel as you stood in front of the small flat screen in VC as you watched Food Network, completely entranced by how they glazed doughnuts and filled Boston Creams.

And though we know you will be coming back frequently for guest spots and friendly visits, we can’t help think you will leave a hole in our hearts much to large to fill.  We shall miss you.

Goodbye Becca Blust, We miss you!

Yes, the beloved and talented Becca Blust has left us for the open road.  We wish her luck on all her adventures and hope she continues to practice her craft with much enthusiasm.  You may follow the adventures of Becca, and her partner in crime – Andrew – at her weblog:

Come back and visit us soon Becca, and make sure to send a post card.  We love you.

VC Interviews!

Some local college chaps came into the shop a few months back and shot video for a tattoo documentary they were working on.  And behold, the fruits of their labors!  Look at those strapping young tattoo artists.

We’re sorry, but due to some permission issues, the video has been removed. We are looking to rectify the situation, and perhaps re-post it in the future if we can work out the problems.

Friggin’ A! It’s Friggin’ Cold!

It’s nose hair freezing weather out there today, and appropriately Jesse had a frozen fantasy piece to tattoo for client, Rich G. Taken from a Frank Frazetta original, the image of a sled pulled by polar bears, and driven by a skeletal barbarian was all too fitting for our weather.  Our frozen wasteland reached below 15 below zero in Burlington, and even colder in the outskirts in the last two days.

Vermont winter is here in earnest.

On the Map

Are you looking for a tattoo? New to the area? Are you in school up the hill? Just point your computer or phone’s browser to this: On the bottom right of the image, there is a little doodad called a ‘QR Code’.  (I duplicated it much larger at below right). If you have a smartphone with the right app, you can use it to go directly to our Google Maps page. Continue reading

Our Website, Refreshed!

Since its inception in May of last year, our shop was conceived as something different than the rest.  A unique place for unique artists and clients.  We have imagined a tattoo and body piercing studio without all of the preconceived notions of what a tattoo shop should be: no ‘flash’ artwork in catalogs or on the walls, a creative atmosphere without the assembly-line mentality, a friendly and professional staff, an open exchange of information. Continue reading