The brand new tattoo studio, Pen and Oak Tattoo, is owned and operated by Chani Murat Ewing with each her and artist Jon Pavlakis. Pen and Oak focuses on conventional, neo-traditional, and illustrative tattoo types. They opened on Oct. 1 at 107 East 2nd Road in Moscow, Idaho.
Pen and Oak Tattoo is completely different than some different retailers in Moscow.
“We provide therapeutic work built-in within the tattoo,” Ewing stated. “We’ll supply reiki and intuitive tattooing. We actually need our studio to supply a extra tailor-made tattoo expertise.”
Intuitive tattooing is a method that focuses and attracts from the power of the individual and incorporates religious practices equivalent to crystal therapeutic, in addition to the artist’s personal instinct, to create a extra personalised and significant tattoo for the person. Reiki is a Japanese stress-reduction and leisure method that additionally promotes therapeutic. It’s based mostly on the concept that everybody has life drive power, and that power permits us to dwell.
Not solely does Pen an Oak supply various tattooing and therapeutic strategies – additionally they have the expertise of not one, however two store homeowners. Jon Pavlakis was beforehand the proprietor of Sci-Fi Tattoo – a now defunct tattoo studio in Moscow.
“At Sci-Fi it was simply me, no different artists…and if you don’t have a hard-enough drive you form of let your self slide,” Pavlakis stated. “…I talked to Chani about her opening up (Pen and Oak) and she or he invited me alongside – and I didn’t need to move up a possibility to work with such an excellent artist. It was additionally an effective way to mild a fireplace below myself and reignite the fireplace.”
The type of tattooing at Pen and Oak was additionally one thing that Pavlakis.
“I completely love neo-traditional and conventional,” Pavlakis stated. “Something that may maintain in 10 years – I completely love. Daring will maintain.”
Pavlakis stated that he would look out for his purchasers’ finest curiosity no matter type. With Pen and Oak being a brand new store, the query of how nicely the studio will do is additionally a prevalent one.
“(Enterprise) is booming,” Pavlakis stated. “I used to be actually greatly surprised how shortly it picked up. I’ve seen each single person who has walked in entrance of the store cease to look or take photos.”
Pavlakis is already booked via October and beginning to take bookings for November. He did state that he’s obtainable to take walk-ins when he can. The studio has an additional station for any visitor artists for when conventions and excursions begin opening up, Pavlakis stated.
Pen and Oak Tattoo appears to be to a quick begin and with them promising to supply a customized expertise for his or her purchasers – it’s apparent that they’re going the additional mile to make sure that their enterprise is a particular expertise for all their purchasers.
Pavlakis might be reached at [email protected] and his work might be seen on his Instagram @slang_blade. Chani Murat Ewing might be reached at [email protected] and her work might be seen on her Instagram @chanimurat. The official store accounts are penandoaktattoo.com, on Instagram @penandoaktattoo and by way of cellphone quantity at 208-596-3238.
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