Join us Saturday September 2nd, 7pm - 10pm for our new gallery exhibit by Sam Kandell. Wild Uncertainty is a beautiful photography show documenting a trek to the centennial solar eclipse. On this journey Sam hiked deep into the wild and rugged wilderness of the Wind River Range in Wyoming. Over a 182 hour time period, Sam documented the wild sights that was experienced. Come celebrate the light of the centennial solar eclipse at Enso Tattoo.
Enso Tattoo is once again stoked to join our brothers at RedTree for Hell City "The Resurrection" PHOENIX. After the success of bringing back the Hell city Columbus we will be traveling to Phoenix. It's that time of year to plan your tattoo vacation to the luxurious Biltmore resort.
We are excited to announce our best homie Nate Hudak of Crying Heart tattoo will be joining us on our voyage to Phoenix. You can check out his worl here @nate_Hudak The Enso booth will have Enso merch as well as art and merch from Kevin, Curt, & Nate. To book an appointment with any of them please contact us through the site or each of them directly. Please email Nate directly for any appointments or questions.
For additional info on the Columbus Hell City Tattoo Festival please visit https://www.hellcity.com/arizona-tattoo-convention/
Enso is excited to feature the recent works of Paul Rentler. Paul is an Artist, Musician, Photographer living and working here in Columbus Ohio. His work is a mix of collaged images and textures. Most notable is his sought after mixed media work influenced by old comics and advertising. He uses a combination of printmaking, screen printing and fine art painting techniques. In addition to his fine art Paul is a Designer for DC comics "Young Animal" & plays music in the bands "Feature Films" & "Surfer." Please join us Gallery Hop July 1st 7 - 10pm for the opening of Paul's Enso Gallery show.
Check out & Follow Paul on social media:
Also he is an amazing musician check out one of his bands Surfer here:
We are very excited to announce Enso will be tattooing at the Electric City Tattoo Convention. The whole shop fam including Kevin, Nicole, Brandon, & Curt will be on the road traveling to Scranton, PA on Thursday April 20th. The convention opens on Friday the 21st & closes Sunday evening the 23rd. Not only will we have Enso merch, each of us will have our own goodies and obviously stoked to tattoo. To book any appointments please contact us or each artist directly; Either through our site or through social media.
NOTE: ENSO TATTOO COLUMBUS SHOP IS CLOSED APRIL 20TH - APRIL 24TH
We will resume normal operating hours Tuesday April 25th.
For more information on the convention visit here: https://www.electriccitytattoo.com/convention
Toby Gehrlich has many roots here in Columbus, Ohio. Most notably his 13 years of being a staple within our Tattoo community. In 2014 he left beginning his travels in search of new adventures and hidden knowledge. After 3 years he is returning to the city that he calls home. After his time away Toby brings with him a new perspective and a new series of oil paintings to Enso Tattoo. This series inspired by Tarot cards is titled "Path of the Traveling Fool" a humble nod to his time away and knowledge gained. Come join us Saturday April 1st 7pm - 10pm for his gallery opening. Toby will be tattooing with our close friends and family over at RedTree; you can check them out here http://redtreetattoo.com/
For the month of March Enso features Molly K. Costello - Pratt of Red Rhino Glassworks. We are extremely excited and thankful she is traveling here from Delaware state (Yes not city ;) hahaha). Many of you have seen and asked about the stained glass pieces featured at Enso since opening. Now it's your chance to get one of your own. Come hang out and enjoy the night with us. Rumor has it there may be some never seen before terrariums... you'll have to come out to see for yourself.
From a very young age, I knew that I wanted to work with glass. My parents would gift me with a Tiffany lamp calendar every year for Christmas. I would excitedly pour through the pictures, mesmerized by endless sea of color and design. For my sixteenth birthday, friends purchased a stained-glass kit for me. After many cuts and frustrations, I enrolled in a beginners stained glass class at the age of 18.
I specialize in the classic Tiffany method of stained glass. It affords me the flexibility to design very detailed pieces. I like bold lines and interesting color combinations. I am inspired by tattoo art, folk art and urban art. Franklin Lloyd Wright and Louis Comfort Tiffany are also enormous influences.
In 2011, I founded Red Rhino Glassworks in Woodside, Delaware. I work with personal commissions that are shipped all over the country and I also do custom work for new construction homes.
My works have been shown throughout the Delmarva area and the Midwest. I am also a member of Rehoboth Art League (RAL) in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.
I live in Woodside, Delaware with my husband Jeff and our 4 children.
This November, Enso is proud to feature artist Brandon Sines from Brooklyn New York. "Frank Ape: Just Visiting" is our new gallery show where Brandon and his jovial character Frank Ape will be exploring our beautiful city, Columbus Ohio. Brandon has been hard at work researching and creating custom Ohio featured art work. As Frank Ape is known for doing, he will be taking on other identities, spreading love, and enjoying everything Ohio. You may catch Frank at your favorite coffee shop, chillin in your local bar, or playing on your favorite Ohio sports team… You'll have to come visit us to see. Opening at Enso Tattoo on November 5th, 7pm - 10pm. "Frank Ape: Just Visiting" will be featured the entire month of November.
Explore Brandon Sines art here http://www.sinesart.com
Discover Frank Ape here https://www.instagram.com/frank_ape/
Brandon Sines, was born in Los Angeles in 1986, is a painter and street artist. Sines grew up in Toronto, Canada, and moved to NYC in 2010, creating his iconic character, Frank Ape, that same year. Frank Apes can be found painted, wheat pasted and stickered in NYC. Sines first solo presentation was in 2013 at the Living Gallery in New York. Frank Ape art has been purchased by people all over the world, including Japan, Germany, Bangkok. Notable collectors include Solange, who owns 4 original Franks pieces and photographer Richard Misrach who has several non-Frank pieces. Sines has no formal art education. Sines lives and works in New York City.
Join Nicole Stress for a morning of yoga, music and mimosas! Exclusively for Columbus area tattooers, this first workshop will be a gentle introduction to yoga; complete with a rad playlist, poses that you will be able to take home with you to practice in your day to day routine, and don't forget about the mimosas! Light snacks will also be provided.
Spaces are limited so be sure to register no later than Friday, September 30th!
Enso Artist Brandon Blevins brings his love for Americana folk art and all things tattoo to our gallery wall. While apprenticing under legendary Marty Holcomb (of the Stoney St. Clair lineage) Brandon discovered and fell in love with the American history of tattooing. His show "True Love" opens Oct. 1st 7p - 10p and will remain up until the 31st. Within this series of paintings Brandon takes a deep look into the classics; from hearts, roses and daggers to the loose corky side of Americana folk art. Come explore and enjoy a look into the heritage & icons of American folk art & tattooing.
Please Join us for a hands on night of painting at Enso Tattoo with guest artist Erwin Lian. This work shop introduces the tools and techniques of doing Plein Air landscape studies with watercolor. Erwin, traveling from Singapore will be here working hands on with all that attend the workshop. Limited space is available. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or come to the shop to sign-up and prepay to secure your spot.
Emphasis will placed be on the proper applications use of the En-Plein Air tools. Participants can expect hands-on experiences with material preparation and applications.
The participants will learn:
- Application of watercolor pigment, paper and various other sketching tools
- Preparation of watercolor paper for painting
- Various watercolor applications and techniques
1) Water tanks / jars (preferably 3 in one collapsible)
2) Brushes (Synthetic is fine) :
- #10 Sable Round Watercolor Brush
- #6 Sable Round Watercolor Brush (This brush is needed at a minimum)
- #4 Sable Round Watercolor Brush
- 3/4” Flat water color brush
3) Water Color Pigment- Tubes-8 ml : Minimum: Ultramarine Blue & Burnt Umber
4) Paper - 9"x12" Watercolor paper paper minimum (300 GSM and above, Coldpress) 100% cotton
5) 11"x17" or larger wooden board
6) Masking tape
7) Drawing pencils (Graphite 2b)
8) A clean rag & dirty rag or some tissue paper
9) Empty palette
Please email us at email@example.com if you have any equipment questions. All equipment is Ideal for the workshop.
Watercolor landscape paintings inspired through travels.
3 years ago, in effort to combat depression, Erwin picked up the courage and used his modest savings to travel around the world. As his journey unfolded, he rediscovered his passion for the Arts and began painting and sketching.
This series of landscape paintings reflect some of the most inspiring moments that Erwin has experienced during his travels. "Through traveling, painting became my companion and removed me from daily anxieties. It allowed me to lose myself and be immersed with the moment." -Erwin
Erwin Lian Bio:
Erwin Lian is an artist living and working in Singapore. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Columbus College of Art, Ohio and completed his Master of Arts in Design Development from The Ohio State University. A recipient of the Charles and Lucille King Family Foundation scholarship, Erwin is currently a part time lecturer at the Film Media Studies department in Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore.
Enso Artist Curt Everitt takes over our gallery wall this month as he exits the corporate design world. Come celebrate and explore a light hearted look into motorcycles, tattoos and all things Americana. From 12p - 7p on Saturday, August 6th, Curt will be hosting a Biker Flash Tattoo day, followed by a Bike Night in collaboration with Michael's Goody Boy Diner! And to sweeten the pot even more, along with our gallery festivities, Goody Boy will have the Salty 6 String band live, beginning around 8pm, exclusive Happy Hour specials and free parking for Bikers! Whether you Ride, drive or prefer a casual stroll, come join us for some good ol' wet-hot summer, American Fun!
Hey Columbus! Don't miss out on this awesome opportunity to hang out and get tattooed by a couple of Cincinnati's best traditional tattooers! Co-owners of the impressive shop @crying_heart_tattoo located in trendy OTR, Nate and Dave are not only bad-ass tattooers, but also stand up guys. Two qualities that are reflected in both their work, as well as the way they interact with their clients. Be sure to follow them on Instagram: @nate_hudak and @davehalseytattoos to contact them directly for booking!
Our good friend Takashi is returning to Enso Tattoo for another guest spot!
Specializing in traditional, tebori style tattooing, Takashi brings an added element to his tattoo work that is truly mesmerizing! Once again, Takashi is all booked up for this trip, but be sure to stop by the shop to meet Takashi, say hello and maybe just watch for a moment, as he works his tattoo magic. Follow him on Instagram: @traditionaltool and follow his new shop located in Bushwick Brooklyn @behind_the_circle!