back in operation and hitting the ground  running!!!

FUCK THAT FIRE! Seriously glad that is over.After 3 weeks of being opened we were shut down for 16 days as crews cleaned up and replaced damaged floors. October 24th took the wind out of my sails but I refuse to let it sink the ship. 
Now that we have been up and running again for one month, I have started booking events at GST. We have Jess Brown, Kelly Doty, and possibly more doing guest spots in January. Chris Dingwell will be doing a seminar on January 15th. On January 28th we will be hosting "Drink & Draw with Honest Weight" a local brewery . more details on www.greatspiritstattoo.com 

GREAT SPIRITS SUSTAINED WATER DAMAGE AFTER FIRE! TEMPORARILY CLOSED!!!

Pretty bummed to say that a contractor set fire to the back wall of our building while doing some work. Luckily we escaped fire and smoke damage due to the wind, but there is a big burnt hole on our basement landing and we had pretty severe water damage to floors I just finished putting down 5 weeks prior to the fire! Luckily clean up crews and insurnace are taking care of it but we have no idea when we will be reopened.

GReat Spirits Tattoo is now opened!!!

Please visit www.greatspiritstattoo.com for a glimpse of what we have created! I cannot thank the crew of people who made my vision a reality. It truly is a beautiful place filled with laughter and love already! We are booking clients through a whole new system, so all inquiries are handled through info@greatspiritstattoo.com My partner Nikki will be answering all inquiries and making the process much less cumbersome than when I was in charge of that. We are taking emails for guest artists that would like to come through, as well as artists of all mediums who may want to have a show here. currently working on a list of 7 artists for various shows from photography to collage to large scale paintings. We are also hosting a Cribbage Night once a month with spirits provided by The People's Pint (our neighbors)! All sorts of fun and exciting things in the works so stay tuned for more info! thank you!

 

EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE I AM OPENING GREAT SPIRITS TATTOO!!

I will be opening Great Spirits Tattoo in lovely Greenfield Massachusetts this summer/fall! What a long process,let me tell ya! We will be hosting guest artists, holding workshops and seminars for artists of all skill levels, doing community outreach and so much more. I am ecstatic to be a part of a great community and show the world what we can do. Check www.greatspiritstattoo.com for updates on our progress! 

 

RAFFLE TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR 3 HOURS TATTOO!

I have $25 raffle tickets with all of the proceeds going to The Center For Self-Reliance in Greenfield, MA. You can purchase as many as you would like and pay via paypal, credit car or cash. Email me ben@benreigle.com. For every $1 the Center for Self-Reliance receives, they are able to buy $8 worth of food through their partnerships with the Food Bank of Western Mass. That means that your $25 raffle ticket provides $200 worth of purchasing power. Help your neighbors in need - buy a raffle ticket today!

Tattoosmart.com

my friend Russ Abbott has launched a great new website focusing on the digital aspect of tattoo preparation. it is a really great resource for all tattooers who are looking to harness the technology available to us. i am extremely excited to be a part of this project, being asked to write background music and score segments has let me stretchmy creativity in other areas of my professional expertise. coming soon i will be producing my own video explaining my approach to the digital world, with a focus on a do it yourself approach.visit www.tattoosmart.com and check out Russ' hard work and some ditties i made 

Nautilus Tattoo Reunion!

i embark on a trip very familiar to me early on in my tattoo career and join my alma mater at Nautilus Tattoo on the Berlin Turnpike in Newington CT. May 5, 6 & 7 i will be tattooing with some old friends, new faces and great talents! Saturday the 7th is a Flash Day! Predrawn designs are $60 & $100 (arms and legs only)! Sure fire way to have a great time, last time i was there we did the same thing and it turned out to be a great event! check out www.nautilustattoo.com for more info. 

GOld Dust Gallery:

i will be at my home away from home, The Gold Dust Gallery April 28-30th. I have my time fully booked, but am always down for a visit and a hug. feel free to email if you are interested in getting tattooed by me while i am in Salem. thank you.

Boston Tattoo Convention:

i attended this years BTC at the Hynes Convention center with my lovely co-workers from The Gold Dust Gallery, Jess Brown and Kristin Welch. We were joined by Matt Driscoll and Tim Senecal. We all made super fun tattoos and had a blast! Ill be posting pictures of a dapper shark, a triceratops playing a snare drum with hammers and The David Bowie Starman Kitty, all of which were tattoos i droped off in beantown. everything seems normal there. 

Worcester bound:

cross state action continues, this time about half way. Headed to Justin Buduo's new shop Studio 31. I have very limited time available, if interested please email me. Check out Justin's work, great stuff!

Philadephia tattoo convention feb 12-14th

Headed down to Philly next week to share a booth with my friend Kevin Bledsoe from The Hive in Providence RI. I have time available for tattoos, will have a book filled with custom flash, and a ton of new merch. If you are interested in getting tattooed please email ben@benreigle.com or use the contact form here on the site. thanks!

 

PART TIME RESIDENCY @ THE GOLD DUST GALLERY!

I am beyond excited to announce that I will once again be tattooing alongside one of my favorite people on the planet, Kelly Doty at her new shop The Gold Dust Gallery in Salem Massachusetts!! The staff is amazing, working next to Kelly, Jess Brown and Matt Driscoll is surely going to be awesome! I will be at Gold Dust for One Thursday- Saturday spell per month. Occasionally I will be heading to Unwritten Tradition in my hometown of Stafford Springs and the rest of the month will be business as usual at Blueprint. Appointments at Gold Dust please email golddustgallery@gmail.com 

i will not be handling booking at gold dust so please email them directly thank you.

2016 is going to rule!

So many amazing things in the works for the coming year! Some travel starts it off: 

  • january 8-10: FOREST TO SHORE GALLERY Stratford, CT.
  • february 12-14 PHILADEPHIA TATTOO ART CONVENTION Philly, PA. 
  • more very exciting news to be announced soon!

Gift Certificates now available, email ben@benreigle.com or call or text 413-330-2913. gladly ship them asap.

Hartford convetion was a blast.

I got out of my reclusive chapter (which lasted 3 years) and worked Tommy's Tattoo Convention in Hartford CT. Had a blast, tattooed every day of the convention! Caught up with some great friends I haven't seen in forever. Nice to get back in the saddle and I plan on doing some local New England conventions in 2016. updates of my portfolio to come!

what's new

new website. 
recently featured in www.pioneerartists.tumblr.com

heading to RISE ABOVE TATTOO in orlando florida for one day only! May 3rd 2015. One spot available. email me. 

recently completed work on:

OXEN "The Vanishing" Lp.

Ghost Smoker "The Bridgeburner" ep. 
currently working on:


photography show out this fall. 

writing new oxen material.

 

proudly featured in:


feathers of inspiration by out of step books

eight arms of inspiration by out of step books

antennae of inspiration by out of step books

skin & ink magazine

the valley advocate

preview magazine

crave tattoo magazine

tattoo magazine