"Exploring the parallels between fine art and body art"
Spirit Gallery Tattoo was opened in July of 2007 by artist Blaze Schwaller. The studio business combines her love of painting and illustration with the transformational power of tattoos. It also provides a link between artists and the community.
Spirit Gallery is a place where tattoo artists can express themselves creatively in an environment that is professional and relaxed, and reach out to the community to teach, entertain, and inspire the public. The goal is to show high quality artworks by local and international artists, bring in workshops by talented professionals to give the community educational and entertainment options in downtown, and to help eliminate the stigma against tattoo shops and tattoo artists.
Spirit Gallery Tattoo is a place where people can come in for consultations about their tattoos, ask questions about the process, and feel welcome and comfortable. The business was created with a vision of peacefulness, transparency and creativity replacing the intimidation and secrecy that is usually associated with the tattoo world. We welcome all kinds of people, and really enjoy giving folks their first or fiftieth tattoo!
We combine a fine art gallery with the tattoo studio, and are heavily involved in local events, helping to transform downtown New London into a welcoming, fun, and thriving city. We have talented tattoo artists that all come from fine art backgrounds and work to create original pieces for each client - no flash on the walls! We also host workshops, town meetings, art classes, and sponsor downtown events like Halloween Town. We're very involved with the community and other local merchants. We want to see everyone succeed.