Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Monday, December 26, 2011

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The "Tandem Tattoo" session opportunity

The "Tandem Tattoo" session opportunity. Only 10 people will be considered for the spots available from January to March of 2012. It is not as simple as just asking and paying the money. I will need to see your portfolio online, you must be licensed, and you must presently work in a professional tattoo studio. Your acceptance is pending my personal approval.

So what is a "Tandem Tattoo" session?

A "Tandem Tattoo" session works like this…You provide the client and the design. You do the tattoo under my guidance and supervision. At times during the tattoo I will actually get in there and work on the tattoo as well. showing you techniques hands-on, like no DVD, seminar or download can do. This is truly the most valuable time and information I can share with you. A one of a kind experience. You don't watch ME tattoo. I watch YOU tattoo and coach you as well as actually tattoo right along with you.

The cost is $800. You will spend the entire day at my studio. 1-9pm.
If you are interested call 516 442 1440 and email links to the requirements listed above to be considered to

If you are approved you will be sent a PayPal invoice and a call to confirm the details of your session.

Keith Ciaramello

Sunday, December 04, 2011

One Down...

One down! Want a Keith Ciaramello signature series Bishop tattoo machine in this hand painted coffin? $425 plus s&h. Message me. I am only painting 3 one off boxes. No more. Get it (Machine is Silver with clip cord attachment and my personalized graphics engraved and on the motor).

Limited edition of three coffin cases for Bishop Progress...

Under paintings done! Color next.

Saturday, December 03, 2011

New DVD by Keith?!

Session one of Blue Pitt Bull tattoo taped for new DVD. Lots of layering, texture and detail to come in session 2 early January. Hopefully DVD by Feb. thanks for looking!

Friday, December 02, 2011

Special edition Bishop Coffins in progress...

I'm hand painting 3 wooden coffins for my signature series Bishop tattoo machines. Here's part one. Pencil sketches.

New Books!

New books get the creative juices flowing! Here are some books I just bought that I highly recommend.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

September/October issue of Tattoo Life, UK.

Nice spread on the Bullseye Art Show I was involved in this summer, this spread from the September/October issue of Tattoo Life, UK.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Graphite on WC Paper...

Graphite on Gessoed hot-pressed Arches 140lb watercolor paper. Submitted as is for a soon to be named book project. I'm actually going to take this to a fully rendered mixed media piece. Thanks for looking!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Graphite on...

Graphite on gessoed watercolor paper. Lots to go. Will finish with acrylic washes.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Time Lapse...2day

Today @ Work

Today @ work. One more short session to add daisies to dress and tighten up.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Honored to be on this page with some great fine artists

Honored to be on this page with some great fine artists. Hopefully I can do tattooing justice in the fine art arena. Some seats still available.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Art Out Loud 2011

Art Out Loud 2011 was a Sell Out!

A great day Saturday! What could be better than stepping into NY's historical Society of Illustrators to watch five of the most spectacular fantasy painters do their thing live? NOTHING! It was AWESOME!
Here are a few choice photos from the event (none of which do the paintings or events justice).

Donato's Gollum goes for the ring. "No Mr. Frodo!!!"
More Donato Magic!

Detail from Greg Manchess' work

Packed House!

Living legend Boris!

Julie Bell makes perfection look easy.

Keith Ciaramello and Boris Valejo

Keith Ciaramello and Julie Bell

Keith Ciaramello and Donato Giancola

Greg Manchess in action!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Best of Baldwin....

I win this every year. You think they are just trying to sell me a trophy? LOL!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Keith Ciaramello "The Total Package" Brooklyn, NY Tattooing seminar.

Keith Ciaramello "The Total Package" Brooklyn, NY Tattooing seminar.
The Teaching Studios of Art® in Brooklyn, New York Presents:
Keith Ciaramello "The Total Package".
A comprehensive, professional development seminar for tattoo artists.
Monday, October 24. 11am-9pm.
Fee $200

Only 10 seats are available for this rare opportunity to spend the day with one of the most respected educators in the tattoo industry.

Part 1 "Advanced tattooing tools and techniques"
• Realistic rendering techniques for portraits and photo-referenced tattoo projects.
• Designing original tattoos that flatter the body of the wearer.
• The importance of hue, saturation and value.
• Color theory as applied to tattooing.
• Stencil making tips and techniques
• Overview of Keith's current toolset. Machines, needles, inks and studio supplies.

***Lunch break and Portfolio review.

Part 2 "The business of tattooing"
• Managing your clients and appointments.
• Managing your time.
• Managing your money.
• Maintaining heathy boundaries and balance between your business life and your personal life.
• Creative marketing and advertising strategies.
• Creating passive income as a tattoo artist.

PAYPAL $200 to to reserve your seat.
Professional tattoo artists with credentials only please. Subject to verification

Confirmed students will be sent a list of supplies and required materials for the day.

the Teaching Studios of Art®
56 Bogart St. Third Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11206

Keith Ciaramello Tattooing & Fine Art
789 Merrick Road
Baldwin, NY 11510

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Friday, September 16, 2011


Today's session. An hour or two to tighten, detail, and add a little more background...