1. Michelle here! Got to do a pretty rad owl tattoo in a watercolor painting style on the lovely @dblat on. Great way to start the week, I love how the feathers wrap around the forearm on this one :) #owltattoo #hornedowl #greathornedowl #paint #painterlytattoos #watercolortattoo #forearmtattoo #bloodline #girlswithink #michelletattoos #michellecarter #massachusetts #rhodeisland #tattoo #artwork
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    Michelle here! Got to do a pretty rad owl tattoo in a watercolor painting style on the lovely @dblat on. Great way to start the week, I love how the feathers wrap around the forearm on this one :) #owltattoo #hornedowl #greathornedowl #paint #painterlytattoos #watercolortattoo #forearmtattoo #bloodline #girlswithink #michelletattoos #michellecarter #massachusetts #rhodeisland #tattoo #artwork

  2. Stencils came for the new tattoo shop #1001troubles #warren #ri #rhodeisland #paint
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    Stencils came for the new tattoo shop #1001troubles #warren #ri #rhodeisland #paint

  3. Michelle here! Got to do a pretty rad owl tattoo in a watercolor painting style on the lovely @dblat on. Great way to start the week, I love how the feathers wrap around the forearm on this one :) #owltattoo #hornedowl #greathornedowl #paint #painterlytattoos #watercolortattoo #forearmtattoo #bloodline #girlswithink #michelletattoos #michellecarter #massachusetts #rhodeisland #tattoo #artwork
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    Michelle here! Got to do a pretty rad owl tattoo in a watercolor painting style on the lovely @dblat on. Great way to start the week, I love how the feathers wrap around the forearm on this one :) #owltattoo #hornedowl #greathornedowl #paint #painterlytattoos #watercolortattoo #forearmtattoo #bloodline #girlswithink #michelletattoos #michellecarter #massachusetts #rhodeisland #tattoo #artwork

  4. Floor for the new shop is being laid down, looks awesome and we can’t wait to move in and cover this place in art !!! @freddcheeto #1001troubles #tattooshop #rhodeisland #warren
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    Floor for the new shop is being laid down, looks awesome and we can’t wait to move in and cover this place in art !!! @freddcheeto #1001troubles #tattooshop #rhodeisland #warren

  5. Michelle here! Did an Eye triangle and some funky shapes for a great client today! Lower tattoo is not my work. #eye #eyetattoo #3rdeye #allseeingeye #shapetattoo #shouldercap #shouldertattoo #pleasureinpain #marshfield #1001troubles #portsmouth #massachusetts #michelletattoos
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    Michelle here! Did an Eye triangle and some funky shapes for a great client today! Lower tattoo is not my work. #eye #eyetattoo #3rdeye #allseeingeye #shapetattoo #shouldercap #shouldertattoo #pleasureinpain #marshfield #1001troubles #portsmouth #massachusetts #michelletattoos

  6. Hi everyone! I know I’ve been very MIA lately. For this I’m sorry, but I wanted to update all of you! Subfloor is finally done and the real stuff goes in this week along with the ceiling (finally) as well as the plumbing! Lots of planning and paperwork has gone into this move and it’s good to see things in physical progress! @misshellcarter and I are super excited to show you the finished product and we thank you for your continued support and patience. I’ll be contacting everyone again individually Asap. Just know that if you’ve sent me a message, I have seen it and I’m not ignoring it I promise. I’ll get back to all of you soon! Thanks so much! Big things are coming!! #tattoos #tattoo #tattooshop #rhodeisland #providence #warren #bristol #update
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    Hi everyone! I know I’ve been very MIA lately. For this I’m sorry, but I wanted to update all of you! Subfloor is finally done and the real stuff goes in this week along with the ceiling (finally) as well as the plumbing! Lots of planning and paperwork has gone into this move and it’s good to see things in physical progress! @misshellcarter and I are super excited to show you the finished product and we thank you for your continued support and patience. I’ll be contacting everyone again individually Asap. Just know that if you’ve sent me a message, I have seen it and I’m not ignoring it I promise. I’ll get back to all of you soon! Thanks so much! Big things are coming!! #tattoos #tattoo #tattooshop #rhodeisland #providence #warren #bristol #update

  7. Couple of quick Gerber daisies added to a client with other work. Going to tie it all together eventually :) #gerberdaisy #flowertattoo #daisytattoo #daisy #1001troubles #pleasureinpain #colortattoos #tattooartist #girlswithink #michelletattoos
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    Couple of quick Gerber daisies added to a client with other work. Going to tie it all together eventually :) #gerberdaisy #flowertattoo #daisytattoo #daisy #1001troubles #pleasureinpain #colortattoos #tattooartist #girlswithink #michelletattoos

  8. Daisies for today #flowertattoo #daisy #michelletattoos #pleasureinpain #staedler #micron #tattoo #ink
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    Daisies for today #flowertattoo #daisy #michelletattoos #pleasureinpain #staedler #micron #tattoo #ink

  9. Got to geek out this weekend and line this #finalfantasy leg piece with the awesome @patriotvirus. #anima #darkaeon #aeon #videogametattoos #ffx #finalfantasytattoo #guyswithink #1001troubles #rhodeisland #michelletattoos #massachusetts #pleasureinpain #legtattoo #customtattoos
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    Got to geek out this weekend and line this #finalfantasy leg piece with the awesome @patriotvirus. #anima #darkaeon #aeon #videogametattoos #ffx #finalfantasytattoo #guyswithink #1001troubles #rhodeisland #michelletattoos #massachusetts #pleasureinpain #legtattoo #customtattoos

  10. Forgot to post this fun freehand chest fulla loots! Part of a full sleeve I’m working on. #underwater #ocean #oceancritters #squid #kraken #sea #nautical #treasure #treasurechest #skull #tattoos #tattoo #freddstattoos #1001troubles #rhodeisland #providence #portsmouth #tattooshop #handtattoo
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    Forgot to post this fun freehand chest fulla loots! Part of a full sleeve I’m working on. #underwater #ocean #oceancritters #squid #kraken #sea #nautical #treasure #treasurechest #skull #tattoos #tattoo #freddstattoos #1001troubles #rhodeisland #providence #portsmouth #tattooshop #handtattoo

  11. I’m not saying it was aliens because it was aliens #cropcircles #wearenotalone #aliens #ancientaliens #stone #engraving #tattoos #tattoo #freddstattoos #1001troubles #rhodeisland #providence #portsmouth #tattooshop
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    I’m not saying it was aliens because it was aliens #cropcircles #wearenotalone #aliens #ancientaliens #stone #engraving #tattoos #tattoo #freddstattoos #1001troubles #rhodeisland #providence #portsmouth #tattooshop

  12. Hey so im trying to find my way in life and looking into a tattoo apprenticeship but i have a few questions. 1) is the pay enough to pay rent, bills etc? 2) how many hours a day is it? 3) is it looked down on if you dont have any tattoos yet but still wanna do it? im a perfectionist and an artist so it takes a while for me to choose the tattoo artist and the thing i want tattooed so im bare at the moment.

    1) THERE IS NO PAY. No tattoo apprenticeship pays. You work for free. Many apprenticeships YOU pay THEM to teach you. It’s like an internship, one where you mop floors, draw your ass off, fetch everyone coffees, and did I mention draw your ass off several unpaid days a week. It’s a privilege to be there. A tattoo apprenticeship is NOT for the weak and entitled. You’ll apprentice, if you’re lucky, 2 years or less.

    2) It depends on the shop you get an apprenticeship with. Some will require you to be there most days of the week if you can. Others maybe a few days a week. The more you are there, the more you’ll learn, the faster you’ll become a member of the shop. You are usually required to be there from when the shop opens to when the shop closes. ALL DAY. 

    3) First impressions and drawing skills are everything with me. Some sort of interest and passion. Not just a “oh it’s just something I wanted to try.” 

    Do your research. AND SHOW SOME COURAGE DAMMIT. Don’t ask a question about a topic that depends so much on your resilience against risk, adversity, and criticism through an ANONYMOUS question. Sound off like you got a pair!