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Philly Steve (PIA)  🏢Owner @blackmoth_tattoo Ardmore, PA ⚒Designer @thieves_and_beggars Philly 📩Steve@bystevemartin.com

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I am booking appointments for my return to #montreal September 4-11. be sure email me to discuss your interest. #montrealtattoo #montrealtattoos #mtl #mtltattoo #tattoomontreal #tattoomtl

Two worlds will join in harmony

Got to see this Arctic expedition memorial piece healed from last year. Thanks Gabriella #stevemartin #phillysteve #blackmothtattoo #ardmore #ardm #lowermerion

The statement this sticker makes becomes relevant once again even after the Hollywood exploitation of tattooing. Now we face an even worse scab to resolve, hacks teaching other hacks who teach more hacks! The Body Art and Soul/ Academy for Responsible Tattooing (as if) are propping up "schools" in many of our cities and towns these days. Not a single respectable tattoo ARTIST, convention promoter, machine builder, or vendor would side with this operation that blatantly disrespects the time honored tradition of one apprentice under the watchful eyes of an entire shop. At these facilities the ratio is completely flipped around and no one within the ranks is worth a damn, hence completely inappropriately "teaching" others. We are worried for the public. This isn't about competition, they clearly hold piss to our bonfires. We as separate business owners and employees are forming unified fronts because as a whole we know how bad this is for the industry and the public. We in Pennsylvania are doing what we can to prevent a tattoo "school" from having the ability to operate in our state. These revenue focused, crash course operations not only utterly disrespect the legacy of the traditional apprenticeship tract, but more importantly put an unsuspecting public at health risk. These are not seasoned practitioners teaching, and their "students" are far from ready to permanently mark a persons body. Colleagues of mine are fighting this operation from CA, CT, NY and here around Philly. Local tattooer, Chad Knight, has worked to devise a petition to approach the PA state to stop this hack operation, http://www.tattooschool-art.com/, in its tracks. I and others are working with my township health officials to prevent its immediate opening. But the fight will carry on even after. Perhaps what we can do here will help those in other states win their battles. Please read this petition and sign it if you agree, particularly if you live in Pennsylvania! http://www.notattooschool.com/petition/ #notattooschools #loyaltothetrade

New design available. I have an opening and I would like to do this on Tuesday August 22nd. Claim it today. @blackmoth_tattoo #phillysteve #phillytattoo #philadelphiatattoo #stevemartin #ardm #PIA #ardmore #lowermerion

Whose government shall be upon His shoulder. (Isa. 9:6)

New design available. I have an opening and I would like to do this on Friday. Claim it today. @blackmoth_tattoo #phillysteve #phillytattoo #philadelphiatattoo #stevemartin #ardm #PIA #ardmore #lowermerion

I am booking appointments for my return to #montreal September 4-11. be sure email me to discuss your interest. #montrealtattoo #montrealtattoos #mtl #mtltattoo #tattoomontreal #tattoomtl

Great start

Some of the upcoming studios and events I will be at. Email me to schedule steve@bystevemartin.com and bookmark my website to keep tabs on updates. #stevemartin #phillysteve #travelingartist #tattooartist #tattooconvention #guestartist

Tim thanks so much for driving down for this! @blackmoth_tattoo

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