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The Slice

Welcome to my blog!  This is the space where I'll share articles written by me about life, tattooing, and products I like to use and recommend for the life of tattoos.  There will also undoubtedly be gaps of all sizes between news, bats, and of course, pizza.

Thanks for joining me!

Welcome to "The Slice"!

July 14, 2018

Hey fiends! I've decided to begin writing shorty blurbs again! You can expect lots of cool and informative tattoo articles, interviews with people I look up to, my newest travel schedule and so much more.  I'm currently working on a lot of secret projects (like always) and looking forward to finishing them so I can share them with you! Thanks for tuning in! See you soon!!

What a Day!

July 15, 2018

Hey fiends! Today was a really fun doubleheader! For the hottest day of the year, I'd say we had a perfect plan: 

1) stay inside long enough to mingle over coffee and fixing things at Repair Cafe,

2) then head to Shelton to have a pop-up art party at Kneeland Park (the one with the awesome, gigantic gothic castle playground).  

Thanks to our Repair Cafe volunteers we were able to save some cool items from going to the dump.  One project was to cut some old bottles and upcycle them (shown left).  Our next event is in October!

Thanks to my new friend Krizstina for helping to organize we were able to share lemonade, watermelon, and art for FREE! It was so nice under the big shady tree to laugh and paint rocks together.  Some people even hid their rocks on the park for someone to find.  Did you find one? Thanks for tuning in! See you soon!!

Library Fires and Technology

July 16, 2018

Hey fiends! Have you heard of iTunes U? It is a great resource for students and faculty, it is also a place to download university lectures for free.  you know I LOVE FREE. And I SUPER LOVE old books. Right now I'm studying this module about old books, the importance of their preservation and historical accounts of the systematic (and accidental) arson of treasured libraries.  For example, one lecture recounts the Tragedy of the Cotton Library Fire in 1731. Beowulf, my all-time second favorite poem, (which at the time only existed in one vellum codex, protected by tight, leather binding,) was among the willed treasure trove of medieval manuscripts, previously owned by Sir Robert Cotton and rescued from this very fire! Many threatened volumes were thrown out of the windows of the burning Cotton library of Ashburnham house, at Westminster London. Is it just me, or would you reconsider naming a library anything to do with fire? Food for thought. Thanks for tuning in! See you soon!!

Booking Tattoo Time

July 17, 2018

Hey fiends! Thanks for keeping me so busy this summer!  A lot of people have been asking, so I'm going to lay out step-by-step instructions on how to book tattoo time.  I've made it to be easy, but if it isn't please let me know so I may assist you or adjust the language to be more clear.

  1. Step 1 is to visit the booking page and fill out a tattoo request.
  2. Step 2 is to go to the tab page and secure your time by placing your deposit.
  3. Step 3 is to book your appointment with me via your preferred contact method (please specify in your request form)

That's easy, right? And if not, please let me know. Thanks for tuning in! See you soon!!

Service Packages are here!

December 8, 2019

Just in time for the holidays!   Select a Service package or A service Book for a great gift or break it into many gifts! Each page of the book is liftable service gift certificate! Check it out!

360 INK FEST in Portland

March 11, 2019

PDX!  July 5-7 I’ll be sharing 3 days of learning with attendees of the 2019 360 Ink Fest. For early bird pricing and group discount, pre-register for the seminar sessions at https://nickholearcade.com/alchemy

Event info can be found at facebook.com/events/294147281270253/

THANK YOU!

❤️🦅

Witch, Please Market

March 14, 2019

Looking for something fun and FREE to do with no kids? Join us Sunday, March 24 for A Dark Art Market at the Crypt!  There will be loads of wild talent afoot, and I will be there selling my art, prints, talking about tattoos! This is an event from 1-6pm, 21+ 

CRYPT IS LOCATED AT 421 4th Ave E, Olympia, Washington 98501

Color Outlines?

March 18,  2019

I get asked all the time... "Do you do color lines?" I'll let Henry Ford answer this one.  Check out my FAQ page to learn more.

Nickhole Made Custom Shoes?!

June 13, 2019 

HECK YES! You can order them here aliveshoes.com/ghost-hunt

They are made with 100% cruelty-free materials, and ship for free from Italy to anywhere in Europe or the US!  

ONE NIGHT ONLY! This Saturday Night in Ventura, CA!

June 19, 2019 

Saturday, June 22nd from 6-10 PM "The Art of Sound: a Tribute to Vinyl" group art show is happening! That's this Saturday night at THE SPACE Ventura! Come enjoy tacos, refreshments, and ALL VINYL DJ SETS by DJ ALSO and KOPUS ONE! 1779 E MAIN ST, VENTURA, CA

The new shop is officially open! 

October 31, 2019

Welcome to Waterproof Black, tattooing & other magic! Our new address is 1222 2nd ave SW , suite A. Super excited to share this space with you!! Our appointments will still run on their own rails, but we'll also now be open from 11 am-6pm most days for walk-in and retail traffic! Come check out our sweet crystals, sip some tea, and get toasty with a book while I numb you with some Ink-eeze B-NUMB before your procedure! Always all-vegan and cruelty-free inks and processes wherever possible 

Happy New Year! 

January 1, 2020

Happiest new year to you all! I hope your winter is swiftly skating by, as we look forward to Spring coming!  We are excited to announce an all-new class schedule, new class offerings, and lots of new local artists showing their art and offerings!  We also are getting lots of great feedback since announcing a year ago that our prices for tattoo services increased slightly.  Thank you for all the kind feedback and comments. The new pricing is reflected on the updated page here: nickholearcade.com/pricing