Sunday, June 02, 2013

Social Network Info

June and July studio hours and availability...
Open tattoo dates 6/28, 7/3, 7/6, 7/117/207/26.
Walk in consultations MONDAYS 1pm-6pm.

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Be better every time...

Damn. How many times a day do I have to see a tattoo on social media and go "YEEESH!?!?" Man, a lot of you are really bad and don't even know it. Seek honest, constructive criticism to learn and grow. Don't hide behind a clientele that doesn't know better. Everyone with a tattoo machine should have a conscience and some sense of social responsibility IMO. I sucked once too. Thank God I sought out good people to model and learn from. I also put my work out there (tattoo and otherwise) and took my lumps from my peers. You can do it. Want to be better every time you create something. Study hard. Share your work in progress with other artists with the intention to learn and grow. Your art is your legacy. Especially if you tattoo. Good luck and God Bless. ~Keith #tattoomentor

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Booking May Dates

Available dates in May
May, 9, 10, 15, 23, 25, 31
All appointments Start at 1pm.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Uncut Interview for @tattoo_instaview on Instagram

Uncut Interview for @tattoo_instaview on Instagram
Keith Ciaramello aka @tattoosbykeith

How long have you been tattooing?
It was 20 years last fall.

Did you have any mentors who have helped you in your craft.
Absolutely. I think that's why mentoring young artists is so important to me. I think there is an epidemic of untrained operators out there. Not just a lack of training in tattooing, but business, ethics, and social skills.

Do you have any other formal art training ?
I hate to use the term "self taught", because I learned from so many books, dvds, websites and personal experiences with other artists. I only started attending classical art classes in the last 3-4 years. Its been awesome. I highly recommend it.

What did you do before tattooing?
I was a progressive heavy metal drummer.

What is your shop name ?and how do clients contact you ?
My shop was Kustom Kulture Ink, Inc. for the last decade, but I was forced to relocate due to hurricane Sandy. After the move I made a decision to push forward with marketing my own name as a brand. The new shop is simply "Tattoos by Keith". Kustom Kulture Ink, Inc. is still my corporation though. Best way to contact me is to call 516 623 5665 or email tattoosbykeith@mac.com.

 Can you discibe your shop setting , atmosphere?
The third generation of my studio is a minimalist, semi-private shop. I tattoo by appointment only, with one walk-in day on Wednesdays. There is a second station that I rent out and use for guest artists.

Do you work with other artist?  Do you find it helps your art?
I mentored a bunch of artists in the last 10 years. You may have noticed that I try not to air any "dirty laundry" publicly, so let me just say it got very tiring launching careers for people who ultimately made choices that were extremely disappointing to me as a mentor. 'Nuff Said. Otherwise I would say working with other artists of all skill levels is a great experience. There is something to learn from everyone.

Who are your favorite tattoo Artist /artists?
Too many to name, and Instagram just makes it worse! LOL! I think I have a new favorite every couple of weeks.

What is your favorite tattoo on yourself and why?
Scot Winskye from Inkwell Tattoo in Kentucky did a recreation of a sailor girl my Dad had. It's for my wife. It means a lot because of all the personal connection. There's my Dad, my wife, and Scot is one of my best friends.

 How do you describe your style?
I think I've been labeled realism, pinup, dog portrait guy. The truth is I see myself as an illustrator. I do way more styles than most people are aware of.

What other mediums do you work in?
Everything. Digital and analog mediums of all types. I love to draw, paint and sculpt.

Do you find it influences your  tattooing?
Absolutely. All tattoo artists should be working in another medium.

 Any Family or friends that have helped you in your career ?
My entire family. My brother introduced me to Frank Delisi. He go me into the business (back when you needed to know someone). I love Frankie. It was awesome to tattoo him last year at the Park City Utah Convention.

Any Future plans or projects for yourself or shop.?
I have BIG plans as it relates to professional development in the tattoo industry. Top secret for now. In the meantime my DVDs and downloads are available through my website www.tattoosbykeith.com, Kingpin Tattoo Supply, and Guy Aitchison's Tattoo Education website.

 What are your favorite machines, inks, Needles etc
Rotary wise I use Bishop and Cheyenne Thunder. I don't tattoo with coils very often, but when I do I use Keith B machines exclusively. Needles are from Kingpin, Eikon and Needle Jig. Obviously, the Thunder uses cartridges. Eternal is my ink. I have an odd color here or there from other companies, but Eternal is all really need.

What’s your favorite part of tattooing?
When it all goes smoothly. LOL.

What would you like to say to your followers and fans ?
Thanks so much. Sincerely. More cool stuff on the way for ya!


Monday, February 04, 2013

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"Sketch in progress for painting. #frenchie #frenchbulldog #frogdog"
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Saturday, February 02, 2013

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"Maybe you're like me and you hold your pens, pencils and brushes down close to the point and squeeze way to hard. After years of repetition this can really take a toll on your hands and fingers. Try deliberately holding your tools lightly from the back today and see what you come up with. It's a way to build more subtlety and sculp-up some great tones. Give it a shot! #tattoosbykeith #arttips #tattoomentor "
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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

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"Storefront comp. sinage coming soon! Tattoos by Keith 3203 Unit 1 Lawson Blvd Oceanside, NY 11572 516 623 5665 (Formerly Kustom Kulture Ink, Baldwin NY)"
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"Tattoos by Keith 3203 Unit 1 Lawson Blvd Oceanside, NY 11572 516 623 5665 (Formerly Kustom Kulture Ink, Baldwin NY)"
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"Tattoos by Keith 3203 Unit 1 Lawson Blvd Oceanside, NY 11572 516 623 5665 (Formerly Kustom Kulture Ink, Baldwin NY)"
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"New studio almost RTG! #tattoosbykeith #hustlebutterdeluxe #tattoo "
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"Still have to fill FEB 7 & 8. Who wants these dates? Get tattooed!"
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Monday, January 28, 2013

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"Grand opening logo shirts for 3/1/13. #tattoo #tattoosbykeith #hustlebutterdeluxe"
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Sunday, January 27, 2013

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"New stickers on the way! Thanks @stickerobot !"
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"#tattoo ##tattoosbykeith new studio opens very soon! Call 516-623-5664 or email tattoosbykeith@mac.com for appointment info. "
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"Progress this week at work. #tattoo #tattoosbykeith 516-623-5665"
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"New brand logo by the master @hydrosevenfour #logo #typography #design #tattoo #tattoosbykeith"
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Thursday, January 24, 2013

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"I've been posting tattoo PSAs on FB. Subscribe to check them out. Here's today's. thanks! -K"
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"Last Feb openings. Going fast!"
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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

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"First batch of available tattoo dates for Oceanside Studio Opening on 3/1/13... 3/1, 2, 7, 8, 14, 15, 16. Start time for all dates is 11am. A $150 deposit is required for all appointments (non-refundable). You can send via PayPal to Kustomkulture@optonline.net. RATES~ HALF DAY RATE $500 (you must sit for at least 4 hours) FULL DAY RATE $800 (you must sit for at least 6 hours) STANDARD RATE $150 per hour for all other tattoos. ***SATURDAYS ARE FULL DAY SESSIONS ONLY*** ***WEDS IS A WALK IN DAY, FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED*** (These are winter prices and are subject to change). Call 516 623 5665 or email tattoosbykeith@mac.com Tattoos by Keith 3203-1 Lawson Blvd Oceanside, NY 11572 "
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Monday, January 21, 2013

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"Today's the day! I am announcing the address of my new location opening 3/1/13. Drop it like its HOT!!! "
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Saturday, January 19, 2013

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"Cintiq morning doodle dwarf. "
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Friday, January 18, 2013

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"#hustlebutterdeluxe #cheyennethunder #eternalink today at work. New shop opening soon in Oceanside, NY!!! 516-623-5665"
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Thursday, January 17, 2013

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"New studio opening soon! Please feel free to text me your message or question to 516-380-5468 and I will respond as soon as possible. You can also email me at tattoosbykeith@mac.com Thanks!"
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"I am currently tattooing by appointment only. New Oceanside, NY location opens soon! Please feel free to text me your message or question to 516-380-5468 and I will respond as soon as possible. You can also email me at tattoosbykeith@mac.com Thanks!"
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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

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"I'm currently tattooing by appointment only. Please feel free to text me your message or question to 516-380-5468 and I will respond as soon as possible. You can also email me at tattoosbykeith@mac.com Thanks!"
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Monday, January 14, 2013

Available tattoo dates as of 1/14/13

Available tattoo dates as of 1/14/13
1/31, 2/7, 2/8, 2/9, 2/14, 2/23.
Start time for these dates is 1pm.
A $100 deposit is required for all appointments (non-refundable).
HALF DAY RATE $400 (you must sit for at least 4 hours)
FULL DAY RATE $600 (you must sit for at least 6 hours)
STANDARD RATE $150 per hour for all other tattoos.
***SATURDAYS ARE FULL DAY ONLY***
(These are winter prices and are subject to change).
Any if these work for you?
Call 516 623 5665 or email tattoosbykeith@mac.com
OCEANSIDE LOCATION OPENING SOON!!!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

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"Available tattoo dates as of 1/13/13 1/31, 2/9, 2/14...All later dates are March and on. These are winter rates. Subject to change. Start time for these dates is 1pm. A $100 deposit is required for all appointments (non-refundable) HALF DAY RATE $400 (you must sit for at least 4 hours) FULL DAY RATE $600 (you must sit for at least 6 hours) STANDARD RATE $150 per hour for all other tattoos. Any if these work for you?"
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Saturday, January 12, 2013

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"#frenchbulldog #dog #tattoo today at work. New studio opening soon in Oceanside NY!!! Call 516-623-5665"
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"Messing with some bio flow. #photoshop #cintiq"
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Friday, January 11, 2013

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"#steampunk mech in progress. I didn't do the gray line. Freehand fixeroo. Call 616-623-5665"
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Thursday, January 10, 2013

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"Available tattoo dates as of 1/10/13 1/31, 2/1, 2/9, 2/14, 2/21 Start time for these dates is 1pm. A $100 deposit is required for all appointments (non-refundable) HALF DAY RATE $400 (you must sit for at least 4 hours) FULL DAY RATE $600 (you must sit for at least 6 hours) STANDARD RATE $150 per hour for all other tattoos. Please call 516 623 5665 or email tattoosbykeith@mac.com for appointments. Thanks! Keith Ciaramello"
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Available tattoo dates as of 1/10/13

Available tattoo dates as of 1/10/13 1/31, 2/1, 2/9, 2/14, 2/21 Start time for these dates is 1pm. A $100 deposit is required for all appointments (non-refundable) HALF DAY RATE $400 (you must sit for at least 4 hours) FULL DAY RATE $600 (you must sit for at least 6 hours) STANDARD RATE $150 per hour for all other tattoos. Please call 516 623 5665 or email tattoosbykeith@mac.com for appointments. Thanks! Keith Ciaramello

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"Done with this sketch. ACK ACK"
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Wednesday, January 09, 2013

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"New studio coming soon. Thanks for all the love and support when Kustom Kulture Ink was devastated by SANDY. It's time to do the new thing. Ill be announcing the new location for "Keith Ciaramello Tattooing and Fine Art" very soon. Thanks so much again for all of the support and donations. I dedicate this new venture to all of you. God Bless. ~K"
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Tuesday, January 08, 2013

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"New location coming soon!!?!?!?! MUUUUHAHAHAA!!!!!!!! Stay Tuned!!!!"

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"Two #pinups in the new #tattoo1tribal #38 Thanks! Call 516-623-5665 for appointment info. "
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Monday, January 07, 2013

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"Now booking feb/march. Call, text or email. Thanks!!!"
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"A little more every morning and during phone calls. My sketchbook by the couch. Ack Ack..."
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Friday, January 04, 2013

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"The "HULK" has arrived!!! Thanks #stylus tattoo machines!!!"
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"Available Tattoo Dates Feb 1, 9, 15, 21, 23 Winter hours and rates: Start time is always 1pm. Deposits are $100 cash in person or $200 via PayPal (both NON-refundable). Saturday is a FULL DAY appointment only. $600 Weekday rates: half day $400, full day $600. Please call or text 516 380 5468 if you are interested in any of these dates. I am currently the guest artist at Wyld Chyld Tattoo, 1708 Sunrise Hwy, Merrick, NY 11566. Thanks, and Happy New Year! Keith Ciaramello Tattooing and Fine Art"
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Wednesday, January 02, 2013

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" I'm currently tattooing by appointment only in Merrick, NY @ Wyld Chyld Tattoo, 1708 Sunrise Hwy. i will be their guest through the winter. Please feel free to text me your message or question to 516-380-5468 and I will respond as soon as possible. I am at the studio Thurs-Sat. You can also email me at tattoosbykeith@mac.com Thanks! "
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" I'm currently tattooing by appointment only in Merrick, NY @ Wyld Chyld Tattoo, 1708 Sunrise Hwy. i will be their guest through the winter. Please feel free to text me your message or question to 516-380-5468 and I will respond as soon as possible. I am at the studio Thurs-Sat. You can also email me at tattoosbykeith@mac.com Thanks! "
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