In June, we had our very first art and wine crawl! It did so well it’s coming back around! All the businesses on our lovely home on Broadway Ave have been hard at work to bring you the Ringin’ in the Rocks Art and Wine Crawl. The event will be on October 18th; start at 6:00pm and finish around 9pm. The event is free and open to the public! We are so excited to give everyone a warm welcome to our lovely neighborhood filled with hidden treasures! You can begin your tour at Back Channel Woodworking, located at 831 Broadway ave, where, if you are 21+ you can gain access to the wine crawl portion of our event for a $5 donation. Then you can begin your tour through the local businesses or Broadway, filled to the brim with amazing bakeries, diners, and breweries. Make sure to follow @ringintherocks on Instagram to keep up to date with all of our amazing vendors and plans!
We are so grateful for how busy the shop has been, and since Marisa Rae is moving toward full time tattooing, we’re looking to hire a shop manager!
We are looking to hire someone who is…
Good with people
Has attention to detail
Is good at following lists/directions
Your job will include…
Assisting with appointment scheduling
Responding to shop emails
Answering the phone
Managing shop social media by posting, as well as responding to comments and DM’s
Keeping up to date on the website’s blog posts
Greeting clients by offering them beverages/snacks, setting up paperwork checking ID
Keeping the shop tidy (no blood borne pathogen areas)
The possible addition of cleaning the shop every morning (but that won’t come until later with Bloodborne Pathogen training)
If you are fluent with Squarespace, SquareUp, Google Calendar scheduling, Blood-borne pathogen certified, please let us know. These are all amazing pluses to your resume but are not required.
THIS IS NOT AN APPRENTICESHIP AND WILL NOT BECOME AN APPRENTICESHIP. Though we are happy to review your portfolio to help give apprenticeship advice.
We’re looking for someone who is available 20 hours a week. You will be in for 5 hours a day on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturdays. You can choose a consistent schedule from 11am- 4pm, Noon - 5pm, 1pm-6pm… Whatever works best for you! The hourly wage will be $15.
Please keep in mind we are an all-inclusive shop that hires and tattoos folks from many different races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexualities etc. If you are racist, homophobic, or just generally uncomfortable in inclusive spaces, THIS IS NOT THE JOB FOR YOU.
Also please keep in mind we work in an adult industry, if nudity, exposed skin or blood makes uncomfortable, or if you are unable to respect the clients and artists, THIS IS NOT THE JOB FOR YOU.
If you are interested in joining the PMA Crew, email us your resume at firstname.lastname@example.org. Resumes due by September 23rd and we will be calling your references, so please include their contact information! We are excited to hear from you!
It has been such a blast to collaborate with the folks over at Untitled. It was amazing to be able to work with you guys and talk about the very start of my tattooing journey as well as have my first tattooing experience documented. Please reach out to them with all of your videography/editing/ film needs; they’re truly a dream to work with.
Thank you once more to Sara Eve, for everything that you do and for helping and teaching me every day. There’s no way I could do this without you.
Last but not least, thank you to everyone who continuously supports me; you guys are the best.
We had an amazing time this past week with Nixie! We did some awesome tattoos, shared a ton of laughs and finished out the week by eating amazing vegan food at Onion Maiden. It was so nice to see the shop so full of talented artists thriving. Unfortunately, we had to bid her farewell but hopefully not for long!
If you’d like to book in with Nixie and give her a reason to come back and visit our little home, reach out to her via email at email@example.com and let her know what you’d like to get tattooed.
Also, a big thank you to Nixie for our lovely flowers and a huge shout out to Farmer’s Daughter for making such a beautiful bouquet!
Last but certainly not least, we also still have our lovely guest artist, Laura Hammel visiting us on select Fridays! They still have availability this upcoming Friday, March 8th, 2019. If you'd like to come hangout with us and get tattooed by Laura, email them over at firstname.lastname@example.org
Two new artists are visiting PMA Tattoo this month!
We’re super excited to announce our very first guest spot in our new little shop home. Nixie Vly will be visiting on February 19th - 24th. If you’d like to book in with her, email her directly at email@example.com.
Nixie specializes in traditional, bold, folksy, and witchy tattooing and some of their art can be seen below! You can see more of Nixie’s work on their instagram: @nixietattoo
We also have the lovely Laura Hammel visiting on select Friday’s throughout the upcoming months! Their first day in our shop home will be on February 8th, so if you’d like to book in for this Friday with Laura, make sure to email them over at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Laura does an array of different styles, but mainly focuses on traditional style tattooing. A few tattoos by Laura can be seen below. If you’d like to see more of their work, you can follow them on instagram: @mathgoth.
A huge shout out to the folks over at JamxCreative (jamxcreative.com) for our brand new logo! We are so stoked to introduce it to you guys, and we figured the best way to show off our new design is on a new T-shirt!
You guys have been asking for more shirts, and of course we want to make all of you happy so we came up with this design. The shirt shown is ONE SHIRT which will have the logo on the back, and the front will be the small logo in the left upper chest area as pictured.
These shirts will be $25 to be picked up in store, or $30 to be shipped anywhere in the USA. For PREORDERS, email us over at email@example.com. Please include your name, the number of shirt(s) you’d like to purchase as well as what sizes. Also let us know if you can pick it up, and if not, where we should mail your shirts to! We will send you an invoice for payment after receiving your email. If you’d rather see the shirt in person, we will have extra shirts in the shop for purchase as well.
Thank you for your ongoing support!
AND WE ARE OFFICIALLY OPEN.
Our hours are as follows:
Sunday and Monday: By appointment only.
Tuesday - Sunday: 11 am - 7 pm
We are also scheduling appointments for Sara Eve in MARCH. So if you’d like to book in with Sara for early 2019, now is an amazing time!
MORE EXCITING NEWS! Abby will soon be accepting more clients, so if you’d like to be tattooed by Abby, feel free to reach out!
Appointments for each of these lovely ladies can be scheduled at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are so proud and humbled to have been able to watch this shop come together before our very eyes. The late work days, stress, and crazy IKEA instructions were worth every second. I am happy to say we are stronger as a team and have a new appreciation for every square inch of our new home.
We strive to make each of our clients feel safe, comfortable and proud of their new piece of artwork. We cannot wait for our old and new clients to see our brand new home! Thank you for your continued support!
Hi there! My name is Marisa Rae Mathews and I am the new shop manager! I am an artist focused mainly on completing paintings with a traditional flair as well as commission pieces. My Instagram is @marisamathewstattoo, which is where I post the most up to date pieces I’m working on. Right now, I run the PMA Tattoo social media page and am looking forward to learning and taking on new responsibilities such as booking via email. I am super grateful to be welcomed into a lovely shop full of growth and cant wait to meet you all!
Last week was a pretty big week for us here at PMA Tattoo! On October 4th, we celebrated our SECOND year anniversary! Holy smokes - we can hardly believe it! There have been so many positive changes over the last two years here at the shop. It’s crazy to think how it all began with our hero, Sara Eve, who opened up the shop with no idea of what to expect. She quickly became too busy for her own good, and brought in Abby Rose to help manage the shop, which then lead to an apprenticeship under Sara Eve to learn the craft of tattooing.
After almost a year and a half of working together, honing her drawing skills, managing scheduling and client communication, getting Red Cross certification, handling inventory, cleaning the shop, and studying, Abby did her very first tattoo on our 2nd year anniversary day! We laughed. We cried. It was riveting. Seriously, though, it’s crazy how far we’ve come and how much we have grown here at PMA! Speaking of growth, you’ll all be seeing a new face here at PMA!
Marisa Mathews is our new shop manager in-training! Marisa is a very talented artist (and has a ton of paintings that you should totally check out)! As of now, she is handling our social media and is slowly easing her way into taking on further responsibilities. She will likely start handling emails in the next couple of months, so if you’re emailing the shop to get scheduled don’t be afraid to say hello!
We are so excited to be opening up in our new location in December! Keep your eyes peeled for an announcement about our shop warming party - it’s going to be a rip roarin’ good time!
As always, thank you all for your encouragement and support. We wouldn’t be here without all of you!
During the month of November, we will be relocating to our new permanent home at 637 Broadway Avenue in McKees Rocks! We are extremely excited for you all to check out the new space! It’s going to be so much larger than our current location, which means it’ll be much roomier and more comfortable for both clients and artists alike. We are definitely looking for a good candidate (or two :P) to join the fam, so keep your eyes out for any announcements about that! Artists, feel free to contact us if you’d like to meet up and chat about opportunities with our shop!
Wooooo-ee, have we been keeping very busy over here at PMA! So busy in fact that we are currently scheduling tattoo appointments into Decemeber and January. We do still have a few open times available for consultations in our current location, so don’t hesitate to contact us to get one scheduled! We are so thankful for how busy you are all keeping us, and we appreciate all of your support. While we know and understand that December seems so far away, the new shop will be so much more enjoyable to be tattooed in! If you would like to be placed on our “in case of cancellation” list to be tattooed (in our current location) should an appointment become available due to a client cancellation, just let us know some general days and times that you would be able to come in, and we will contact you if something becomes available sooner.
Our email address and phone number will remain the same for ease of contact (email@example.com, and 412-343-7900 respectively). We will make certain to post on our social media about the shop closing and reopening, as well as any pertinent updates that might be relevant. And, keep an eye out for an announcement about our shop warming party!
We are still working out the details about that, but it is going to be a rip roarin’ good time!
Thank you so much for your support and understanding - we look forward to sharing our new home with you! We are excited for all the growth and development that is to come ^.^
It’s been over a year, and our apprentice, Abby Rose, has made some serious progress! After learning the ins-and-outs of shop management, client correspondence, tattoo concepts, design, and history, the time has come for machine practice! Thanks to everyone who purchased the special-edition long-sleeved PMA Tattoo shirts with her design on the back, she now has her very own machine to practice with!
For the time being, she is practicing on fake skin pads (which are super weird, btw) and learning/practicing printing and placing stencils. So STAY TUNED for further announcements about her journey into tattooing! Things are getting pretty exciting over here - we’re having a hard time containing ourselves! If you want to get on her list of folks that want early apprentice tattoos, send her an email at firstname.lastname@example.org :P
Check out some of the work she has been doing lately (Instagram: @abbyrosetattoo)! She's come a long way ^.^
After many trying months, we finally sealed the deal! Sara Eve now owns 637 Broadway Avenue in McKees Rocks as the future permanent home of PMA Tattoo! There are so many folks who came together to help get PMA Tattoo into a forever home, so we want to take a minute to thank them. Shout out to Eric Vanistendael of Keller Williams Realty, Arthur Clinger or Bridgeway Capital, Vanessa at the Colonial Title Company, Jeb from the McKees Rocks CDC, Nick & Ashley from our future neighbors at Blackforge (!!!), and of course, all of YOU who contributed to our Kiva loan! We will have more information in the next week in regards to when you can expect our relocation, but for the next few months we are going to be sitting cozy in our current Dormont location with no interruption to previously scheduled appointments. Stay tuned for more exciting updates as we move towards our pretty lil home sweet home!
We wanted to take a moment here to thank the folks at Design Sponge for interviewing our beloved Sara Eve for this truly awesome magazine. This edition of the magazine includes 168 pages of first-person essays, pep talks from well-known creatives, studio visits and interviews, group discussions, illustrations, stunning photography, and in-depth explorations of specific fields and niches, from designers in rural areas to the next generation of publishers providing platforms for marginalized voices and communities. We are so excited for Sara Eve to be featured in this magazine, and we are so appreciative for the opportunity to spread that PMA! Here is a link to the magazine's page on Design Sponge's website: http://www.designsponge.com/goodcompany
Also wanted to give a big shout-out to Kat from Requiem Images for taking the beautiful photos featured in the interview! If you haven't checked out her work, you are doing it all wrong. Find her on Instagram @requiemimages, or check out her website http://www.requiemimages.com/
Love y'all ♡♡♡
Hey there, everyone!
We participated in an event called The Power of the Purchase, a week-long fundraiser through Planned Parenthood. We wanted to give a big THANK YOU to all the folks who purchased artwork so far to support this organization! We still have plenty of artwork available for purchase, and are continuing to donate our sales to Planned Parenthood through the end of the month, so no worries if you missed the week-long event!
If you would like to make a donation directly to Planned Parenthood, you can do so via https://www.plannedparenthood.org/ and select the "Donate" button.
Thanks again, beautiful humans!
Community activism is important for all of us here at PMA. We are so grateful for all the folks who are actively working to improve our collective existence on the level of the individual, the communal level, and the way in which both of those function in conjunction with our environment and all of its inhabitants. For this reason, we have decided to do a series of charitable donations over the next three months. We are still sorting out the details, but we're excited to share with you what we have so far!
For the second week of March, we are partnering up with Planned Parenthood along with many other local businesses for the Power of the Purchase. Details are still forthcoming, so keep an eye out for an announcement coming up pretty soon! Here's a little more information about the event: https://www.plannedparenthood.org/planned-parenthood-western-pennsylvania/get-involved/events
On April 16th, we will be doing $40 semicolon tattoos for Semicolon Project Day (100% of profits will be donated to this cause). We, along with folks all across the world, are thankful for founder Amy Bleuel's societal contributions, and remorseful for such a warm light to be extinguished. We look forward to working with this cause in her honor, and in honor of any and everyone who suffers from mental illness and suicidal thoughts. More information about this organization can be found here: http://projectsemicolon.com/
We will calling on you, our lovely PMA bb's, to help us decide what organization to donate to in the month of May! Stay tuned for how you can provide your own recommendations and cast a vote. We look forward to working together with you to help have a more positive impact on our community, our existence, our world. Thank you to all of you for being lovely, caring humans. Let's spread some PMA! ♡♡♡
So proud of our pals at Onion Maiden who had a really big year last year! Onion Maiden is easily one of the best restaurants in Pittsburgh. We've been regularly attending their pop-up brunches for quite some time, and couldn't be happier for them to have opened a restaurant so we can eat their delicious food ALL THE TIME! They have some of the best food you can find, and it's completely vegan! It's amazing. We had our 1 year shop anniversary at Onion Maiden, so it holds a very special place in all of our hearts here at PMA ♡. Last month our pals at Onion Maiden gave PMA the honor of getting cute matching onion tattoos done by Sara Eve! Thank you so much to Dingo, Elyse, and Brooks for letting PMA be a part of such a special tattoo! It was lovely having y'all in the shop.
If you haven't already, get your butts down to Onion Maiden and check them out! They're located in Allentown at 639 E Warrington Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15210. Their hours are Wednesday-Friday from 5pm-10pm, and on Saturdays from 10am-2pm and 5pm-10pm. You can also find some of their delicious baked goods for sale at Black Forge, Artisan Cafe, Lili Cafe, and Lilliput Cafe (all of which are awesome places you should definitely check out)!
Love, PMA Tattoo
Donny Thomas of Counting Sheep Productions came into the shop and made an informative little video of PMA! Patient, professional, prompt, and talented, he did an amazing job, and we wanted to share the results with you, along with a shout-out for him!
Here's the full video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9Olwv8S_7w&t=13s
Hello, loveliest of lovelies! Well, a new year has begun, and it has us here at PMA reflecting on this last one. 2017 was quite an eventful year for PMA Tattoo! So much has changed over the past 365 days, and we wanted to take a moment to share our appreciation with you all!
PMA welcomed in a new tattoo artist, Santana Woodring, who has since then worked with her clients to tattoo some really beautiful works of art! Sara Eve took on Abby Rose as an apprentice, who, under her tutelage, has progressed rather impressively (keep an eye out for when she begins tattooing this year!). Our hero, Sara Eve, has done so much amazing work this year - from tattooing to making designs and having collaborations with local businesses and organizations like Girls Rock PGH, Trash to Thrash, Bantha Tea Bar, Wigle Whiskey, and SO many more <3!
The shop itself underwent a pretty snazzy transformation - with our beautiful new floors, and our handmade storefront (thanks, Derrick!), PMA is looking pretty darn spiffy going into 2018! Oh, and let's not forget about the espresso machine, because... yeah. We love it. We can't wait to see what this year holds for us all, but if last year is any indication, then we can expect some really exciting things this year! Lastly, we wanted to give a big ole' thank you to YOU! Our beautiful clients, and friends. Thank you for your continued trust and support. You're what keep us going here at PMA, and we couldn't do it without you! Love y'all! <3<3<3
Hello, beauties! Are you in a holidaze thinking about what to gift your loved ones this year? Why not get them their next tattoo?! We have PMA gift certificates available for purchase! We even have cute little bundles for only $20 more that include a t-shirt and a sticker!
Stop by the shop to claim yours today, or shoot us an e-mail at email@example.com to have it shipped to your home <3
Stay lovely, humans!
Hello, everyone! It's that time of year. We're all doing a bit of traveling over the next couple of months, so we figured posting our wonky holiday hours would be a good idea :P
We will be open these days:
We will resume our regular hours (11am-7pm everyday) after New Year's Day!
Also, I couldn't decide which picture to put with this post. So rather than choose, I'm just going to post them both.
Thank you, beauties!