Seven New Guests for 2012!

Our 2012 schedule just keeps getting better and better, and we just adding seven new guests to the roster! We are so to have some excited faces around here, and as a bit of a teaser, a handful of them are applying for the full time position in our Grants Pass, OR location with Jeff Gogue and Canyon Webb, but you’ll just have to wait to see who!

First up Anthony Zamora from Pennsylvania, February 14-16.

Dillon Forte from California, March 13-18.

Emerson Mejia from Honduras, March 25-31.

Ian Robert McKown from Colorado, July 5-10.

Claudio De Rosa from Italy, September 10-12.

Darwin Enriquez from Venezula, September 18-22.

Fabian Danger De Gaillande from Australia, September 18-23.

If you are interested in booking with any of these amazing artists feel free to shoot us, or them, an email, or give the shop a ring at 413-527-6574 to discuss your custom tattoo idea!

Jose Carrasquillo Is Back Again!

Everyone here at Off the Map is excited for the return of Jose Carrasquillo starting Monday, January 23 - 25th.  

Jose Carrasquillo Tattoos

Be sure to stop in for a walk-in, or better yet, call the shop and book an appointment to guarantee tattoo time!

Jose Carrasquillo Tattoos

Jose’s stay is short but sweet, so don’t hesitate!  But, don’t fret, if you miss out on getting tattooed by Jose, Daniel Adamczyk will be here from January 26 - 30.

Great Success!

Our Holiday and 6 Year Anniversary Party last night really exceeded our expectations, and we can’t thank everyone who was a part of it enough! We had 175 attendees, which nearly doubled last years number, and I think it’s safe to say, everyone had an awesome time. We started with amazing catering, and stayed until Dean kicked us out.





Thanks to many local sponsors, we were able to give away some seriously amazing raffle prizes! Big thanks again to Hillside Pizza (who also catered the event), Motion Chiropractic, TruBeer, Northampton KarateBueno Y Sano, Industrial Strength & Bistro Le Gras for donating great prizes!





As always we love catching up with our great clients, like Mama K, picture below with Tim and Rachael. Some of our other very favorite clients were there including Rachel Taylor, Christina Patch, Becca Sandborn, Neal Young, Joel (thanks for the wine!), Alex & Alexis, Amy & Jamie, Mac & Cheese Brian, Patti Fraudette & Fam, Nicole & Charlotte, and so many more. I would also like to extend a extra big thanks to the gals from Fallen Angel, who drove all the way from Pennsylvania just for our party!





Pin the Tramp Stamp on Santa, was a great success again! We had about 25 Tramp Stampers, and a lot more laughs. Thanks to everyone who competed and congrats to Marie for taking the big prize!





We are so fortunate to have such amazing clients and supporters of the studio. We sincerely appreciate everyone who took time out of their busy schedules to be a part of our 6 year celebration. Happy Holidays!

Holiday Party One Week From Today

Come join the staff and clients of Off the Map Tattoo at the Brass Cat in Easthampton, to celebrate whatever Holiday is important to you and our 6 year anniversary! This party will have so much amazing FREE stuff it would be crazy not to attend. Not to mention the general merriment, and fun! 



RSVP HERE! This event is open to the public, but due to the venue it is 21+ Even if you haven’t been tattooed by us yet, come on by! Bring your friends & bring your family!





-Every single person through the door gets an Off the Map Tattoo gift certificate & an Off the Map Tattoo shot glass!



-Best Tattoo Idea Contest- Winner gets $250 towards their tattoo idea



-Amazing Raffle Prizes including gift certificates from TruBeerBueno Y SanoBistro Les Gras, Motion Chiropractic, Hillside Pizza and the Grand Prize of a $250 Off the Map Tattoo Gift Certificate!



And so much more! Did we mention it’s all free? No admission, no charge for raffle tickets, no cost for fun! We hope to see all of you there to celebrate with us! Tell all your friends!



To see how fun last year was, check out the facebook album! 

We’re hiring!

Off the Map Tattoo is thrilled to announce we are joining forces with Jeff Gogue to convert his space to an Off the Map Tattoo studio in Grants Pass, OR. Jeff will be a resident artist and lead a series of workshops with a world class guest artist roster. Jeff and Off the Map are excited to be working together. 

Off the Map Tattoo is reviewing portfolios in anticipation of hiring a full time artist for our Grants Pass, OR location, to start as soon as February 2012. Seasoned vets who have been tattooing for years and young tattooers eager to learn are both encouraged to apply! Off the Map Tattoo is an appointment based custom tattoo studio, and will be deliberate in finding the right artist. We have a very positive atmosphere and helpful staff hell bent on producing the best tattoos and experience for our clients. Off the Map Tattoo is honored to have an amazing guest artist rosterwhich is booked well in advance. We also produce the Paradise Tattoo Gathering and our Easthampton, MA location house the offices forTattooNOW which powers over 85 tattoo industry websites.

Only professionals who leave all their baggage, drama, and headaches at home and bring only their A game to the studio need apply. If you are a very talented, self motivated, responsible, and hard working tattoo artist who wants to invest time building a clientele in the Pacific North West and beyond and beyond, please fill out the form below as completely as possible. Applicants considered for the position will be expected to do a guest spot at both locations. Please understand that while we try our best to respond to everyone we can’t guarantee it.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Off the Map is Joining forces with Jeff Gogue

Off the Map Tattoo and Jeff Gogue are excited to announce they will be joining forces to open a second location in Grants Pass, Oregon. Jeff Gogue will continue to tattoo and lead workshops as the head tattoo artist, but in March of 2012 his Grant’s Pass studio will reopen as Off the Map Tattoo.  The studio will keep Jeff Gogue’s inspiration and signature combined with a bit of the original Off the Map Tattoo in Easthampton, Massachusetts flavor. It will be an easy transition, as Jeff has influenced the Off the Map team for years. Off the Map will supply the tattoo-savvy customer service, additional resident artists, management and scheduling of monthly guest artists and workshops - having many notables already setting dates.  Gogue will focus on what he loves the most: world class tattoos, art, and inspiration for other artists and clients.



jeff gogue art workshop



Jeff Gogue is recognized with worldwide acclaim and shares his techniques in tattooing and painting through various seminars around the world and instructional DVDs.“I’m super excited to partner with Off the Map to create a unique tattoo and fine art space and environment here in Oregon where people can get world class tattoos, and artists can rejuvenate and focus their art career and skills. Its the perfect place for that. The gallery space is awesome and the seclusion from the hustle and bustle of the city life gives a new perspective to the artists visiting. I believe this will be a catalyst for the growth of our trade and the personal growth of artists and the tattoo community.” says Gogue of the new venture.



off the map easthampton



Off the Map Tattoo was established in Easthampton MA with the goal of creating a professional, clean, educational environment for artists and collectors alike. Now in it’s sixth year, Off the Map Tattoo is home to four full time resident artists and attracts forty plus guest artists a year from around the world.“The opportunity to be able to manage and promote a studio with Jeff is an unexpected dream come true. Jeff has a way of motivating people, and  we’re feeling it already!” says Gabe Ripley, owner of Off the Map. The Easthampton MA location also houses the offices for two educational events, the Paradise Tattoo Gathering (TattooGathering.com) and Paradise Artist Retreat (ParadiseArtistRetreat.com), as well as TattooNOW.com, a technology company focused solely on the tattoo world.



To keep up to date with the upcoming schedule of guest artists and workshops visit OfftheMapTattoo.com for daily news updates and GogueArt.com for Jeff Gogue’s portfolio.

Holiday Party December 21!

Come join the staff and clients of Off the Map Tattoo to celebrate whatever Holiday is important to you and our 6 year anniversary! This party will have so much amazing FREE stuff it would be crazy not to attend. Not to mention the general merriment, and fun!

RSVP HERE! This event is open to the public! Even if you haven’t been tattooed by us yet, come on by! Bring your friends & bring your family!

-Every single person through the door gets an Off the Map Tattoo gift certificate!

-Free catering from Hillside Pizza! 

-Pin the tramp stamp on Santa! First place gets $75 Off the Map Gift Certificate!


-Best Tattoo Idea Contest- Winner gets $250 towards their tattoo idea!

-Amazing Raffle Prizes including gift certificates fromBistro Les Gras, Motion Chiropractic, Hillside Pizza and the Grand Prize of a $250 Off the Map Tattoo Gift Certificate!




And so much more! Did we mention it’s all free? No admission, no charge for raffle tickets, no cost for fun! We hope to see all of you there to celebrate with us! Tell all your friends!

To see how fun last year was, check out the facebook album! 

**Unfortunately, due to the venue this event is 21+ only.

Barter Makes the World Go Round!

Here at Off the Map Tattoo we love to barter services! Do you have a useful occupation, and you want to get tattooed but you don’t have extra cash? Don’t fret, because we are more than willing to trade tattoo time for something else we need! If you think you may have a job or skill that would benefit us, don’t hesitate to shoot us an email to check!



We currently have a chiropractor and hair dresser on deck, but we need more than our backs cracked and hair done! Some specific jobs we would love to trade for include:


- Massage


- Auto Repair


- Printing Services (business cards, stickers, posters, etc)


- Food Services for catering


- Nail Technicians


- Restaurant gift certificates


… and much more! If you have something you think we would like just shoot an email to Mary@TattooNOW.com and we’ll chat!


Love black and gray tattoos?

The “new guy” Max Rothert, has officially settled in and become part of the Off the Map Tattoo family after just a few months of being full time. Max has already started building a regular clientele and he’s looking to add to black and gray pieces in his portfolio!





Max has an amazing sketch book with lots of ideas and he’s also be happy to draw you up a custom tattoo. Max doesn’t just do black and gray though, so if you want color, he’d be happy to oblige.





We’re happy to finally have an in house artist who really loves black and gray tattoos, and we can’t wait to see more people getting custom pieces from him. Feel free to stop by or call the shop to set up a tattoo appointment, or a 100% free consult. We love to talk tattoos, so come on in!



Shop Early For The Holidays!

Plan ahead! Avoid the lines! Off the Map Tattoo offers gift certificates in any denomination for the holidays! Tattoo gift certificates are the perfect gift whether someone is an avid tattoo collector or looking to get their first custom tattoo. We have 4 resident tattoo artists, and 40+ guest tattoo artists per year you can choose from!



Gift certificates can be used for ANY of our amazing custom artists. So swing on by or order them through our online catalog and have them mailed to you! How easy is that? Shop right from your couch! Feel free to stop by anytime to chat with us our pick up a gift certificate or two!