A new tattoo shop and art gallery, Ink 101, will open within a week in the Third Ward, 240 N. Milwaukee St., Suite 101. Jeanerations was previously inÂ this space.
The shop will have four tattoo artists to start with, along with piercing services, clothing (Sullen, Hardnox, etc.) and post-tattoo skin care products by H2Ocean.
Ink 101 co-owners Alex Trevino and Phil Constantineau had a business relationship before: Constantineau gave Trevino many tattoos at his former tattoo shop, Original Brew City Tattoo Co., 4243 W. Lisbon Ave.
The two decided to partner up and open an art-focused tattoo shop in the Third Ward. The space features an art gallery and they plan to take part in Third Ward Gallery Night events.
"It goes beyond tattoos for us. We live and breathe art," says Constantineau.
The upscale space, commitment to art and involvement in neighborhood events reminds me of when Adambomb, now on MLK Drive, was located on 2nd St. in the Industri Cafe space.
Constantineau, originally from Miami, later moved to Albuquerque, N.M. He started practicing tattooing at the age of 13 on grapefruits and chicken breasts, and gave his first real tattoo at the age of 17. Constantineau's mother lives in Milwaukee and he now considers it his home, too.
Ink 101 will also house two movie lounges featuring seating and large screens. The lounges will provide comfortable waiting space for clients' friends and family. Plus, the screens are visible to the person getting a tattoo so she or he can have a distraction if need be. The lounges will also serve as a place for the tattoo artists to unwind in between tattoos.
"It's a place for them to clear their minds after giving their clients 100 percent of their focus," says Constantineau.
No Talkbacks for this article.
Post your comment/review now
Disclaimer: Please note that Facebook comments are posted through Facebook and cannot be approved, edited or declined by OnMilwaukee.com. The opinions expressed in Facebook comments do not necessarily reflect those of OnMilwaukee.com or its staff.
Recent Articles & Blogs by Molly Snyder
Published May 25, 2016
Today on FOX's "Studio A," OnMilwaukee's Molly Snyder reads host Bryan Kramp's tarot cards. Tune in to find out if he got the Devil card or not. In the meantime, read about the local tarot scene from Jen CintrÃ³n and Theresa Reed, aka The Tarot Lady.
Published May 23, 2016
Reinventing ourselves takes a lot of guts, something all five of these women - who switched careers at the age of 40 or older - have plenty of. Some left the corporate world, some joined it, but all of them share one thing in common: they are now closer to their True Norths.
Published May 20, 2016
Paul Hepp will launch his new brewery-and history-tours-by-bus business that's simply called Fun Beer Tours on Friday, May 20. Hepp says Fun Beer Tours is a mix of his two passions: craft beer and local brewery history.
Published May 19, 2016
It was a rollicking soft opening tonight at Urban Bay View, 2301 S. Logan St., the second business venture of Paul Jonas, who also owns Tonic Tavern, and is managed by longtime Tonic bartender and bellweather of the service industry, Paul "PK" Kennedy.
Published May 18, 2016
Harley-Davidson launched a new concept in Milwaukee, Portland and Los Angeles today: a pop-up bike share that gives riders the chance to test out the new Dark Custom Harley-Davidson Roadster. In Milwaukee, the pop-up popped up in the Third Ward on Broadway.
Published May 18, 2016
Josh Silberman, who grew up on Milwaukee's North Shore, knew at a young age that he wanted to have a career in film and television in Los Angeles. He was partially inspired by his cousin, the great Gene Wilder, and partly by his own love of adventure and travel.
Published May 17, 2016
In late May, Sprecher Brewing Company will introduce three new "hard sodas": Hard Cherry Cola, Hard Orange Cream and Hard Cola. The local brewery already offers Hard Root Beer, Hard Ginger Ale and Hard Apple Pie.
Published May 16, 2016
New Orleans jazz musician Trombone Shorty created an inspiring children's picture book based on his own life that documents his musical journey and his determination to make his dreams come true as a musician.
Published May 15, 2016
Some very talented and influential people have graduated from Shorewood High School (writes the author of this blog who also graduated from Shorewood High School), and in their honor the district will confer on a few former Greyhounds a Tradition of Excellence Award.
Published May 14, 2016
After a year of hard work, Paul Jonas is ready to share his new bar, Urban Bay View, 2301 S. Logan Ave., with the public.