Gift Guide: Five Things to Give the Art and Tattoo Collectors in Your Life

December 12, 2019

Tis the season for eating, drinking, laughing, and giving. About that last part: how are you doing? Trimmed your tree? Wrapped up gifts to your sister, your best friend, and your desk mate? If they are tattoo and art lovers, there is still plenty of time to get them something fresh. We’ve curated a list of gifts. From $10 to $500, we’ve kept your budget in mind. 

Don’t forget: During DEALcember, for every $100 you spend, you can get $20 back in gift cards. 

Something for the Wall

Bring local art to your friend’s office or bedroom. For just $10-$20, he or she can unwrap collaborative prints by artists Jesse Smith and Dan Hazleton. There are four options available, each one a blend of Jesse’s illustrative style and Dan’s bio-tech details. For your quirky nature loving friend, order a print of Gilly, the Golden Acorn Collector. For your UFO-chasing pal, wrap up the Corporate Conspiracy print. Shop prints now.

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For the Coffee Table

Bursts of color and lines will explode off the pages when your friend opens up “Chromatose: The Cult of Color.” The book, which comes in both 1st Edition ($30) and the Limited Edition ($50), chronicles the new school tattoo art movement, which includes  Loose Screw Tattoo’s very own Jesse Smith and his unavoidable influence in today’s scene. The rich pages are drenched in color and stores. 

Skull & Flowers

Ink for their Arm (or butt, or leg, or neck…)

Has your friend been talking about a tattoo design they want to get? Have they been following one of our artists on Instagram and saving inspiration? Put YOUR money where THEIR mouth is. Pick up a gift card for $50 or $500. You could help them pay for one small tattoo or get them started toward a downpayment on a larger tattoo. Check out a list of our resident artists and coming guest artists.

Don’t forget: During DEALcember, for every $100 you spend, you can get $20 in gift cards !

For Their Tattoo Aftercare 

Does your friend already have a tattoo appointment? Get them ready for the after party. We carry two recommended tattoo aftercare brands. Saniderm tattoo bandages are waterproof, yet breathable. They work by locking in your body’s natural healing fluids, which helps your tattoo stay hydrated and heal quickly. We also carry H2Ocean aftercare products including soothing soap and balm. This line features unrefined mineral enriched sea salt from the Red Sea. Stop in and ask the front desk which one is right for your bud.

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Shirts for their Backs

Limited edition art you can wear? That’s our favorite kind of art here. If it’s not a tattoo, then we’re talking shirts from the One Trick Pony Brand. Jesse Smith collaborates with artists like Dan Hazelton to create limited release high quality shirts, many of which are creatures of the mythical world of Carkayous like the Golden Seahorse or the Endangered Chesire (Cat)erpillar. They range in price from $10 to $60. Shop shirts now. 

From our Loose Screw Family to yours, Happy Holidays!