Now Booking Summer & Fall 2019 Events!

‘Tis the season of shorts (and jorts), beer koozies, & long summer nights at Tattooed Mom!

We’ve got art shows! Drag performances! Pop-up shops! Readings! Workshops! Sticker Swaps! Live podcasts! Comedy revues! Fundraisers! And we also want YOU!

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Do you have an event that’s looking for a home? Are you itching to create something new? Do you want to show off your weird, wonderful, unique ideas? Are you working with creatives and building artistic communities? Do you want to host a fun & fantastic event at Tattooed Mom?!

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Our calendar is now open for 2019 summer & fall events, and we’re looking to work with artists, creators, writers, thespians, filmmakers, performers, activists, and other folks from the vast artistic unknown! Our goal is to foster & produce events that bring artists closer to the local community, while also providing a space for uninhibited expression & creativity!

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Send us an email at [email protected]! Tell us all about your marvelous, stunning & super fun event ideas! We can’t wait to hear from you!

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Art by darkmeal for TMoms @ 22.

 

Note: Unfortunately we cannot accommodate live music or DJs of any kind.

Philly Vegan Restaurant Week Spring Menu Item: 4/28-5/4!

We celebrate vegan eats & vegan treats every week with our regular Meatless Monday special, but we’ve cooked up something jaw-dropping, mouth-watering, & extra special for this spring’s Philly Vegan Restaurant Week!


The South Philly Jawn
South Philly-style jackfruit roast pork sandwich
+ topped with sautéed garlic broccoli rabe and white bean
+ roasted garlic ‘chz’ sauce. $9.

Available Sunday, 4/28 through Saturday, 5/2. 20% of all sales of this sandwich will be donated to Misfit Manor!

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TMoms @ 22: Group Art Show Open Call For Submissions

It’s Tattooed Mom’s 22nd Birthday! In celebration, we are throwing a one night party and open call art show featuring Tmoms themed work. Hundreds of artists from around the world visit Tattooed Moms every year to put their work on the walls and to see the art of others that have recently passed through. Now we invite all artists inspired by Tattooed Mom, near and far, to submit their artwork and be part of a group art show celebration. There is no entry fee, and we are welcoming all art forms, including photography, painting, drawing, sculpture and multimedia pieces relating to Tattooed Moms. We will also be selecting one special piece to be featured on a future limited edition Tattooed Moms artist series tee shirt!

 

All submissions must be dropped off in person or mailed to 530 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147 by May 13, 2019. Please be sure to include your name or instagram as you would like it credited plus whatever method of contact you prefer (instagram DM / email / text).  It is the artist’s responsibility to pick up all submitted art after the show. All art must be picked up by May 24, 2019. It is the artist’s responsibility to enclose a self addressed prepaid return packaging if they want their mailed-in piece returned. Artists keep 100% of all sales. Art can/will be for sale, but it is the responsibility of the artist to be there to sell it, or set up another arrangement ahead of time with someone who can be on site to handle the sale of their piece. Artist selected for the tee shirts will get their art on a limited edition Tmoms artist series shirt, as well as a gift card and a supply of the shirts with their design on it.

 

Deadline for entries: May 13, 2019

 

Submission Requirements: Any Size, Any Medium, Must be Tattooed Moms inspired

 

Please Email Questions to: [email protected]

 

Show Date: May 17th 2019 // Show is 21+ but artists of all ages are encouraged to submit

 

Call for Entries Illustration by Nathan Hurst

 

A Cosmo Cloud Dream & A New Bottled Beauty!

We’re always exploring new ideas & mixing things up at Tattooed Mom, and we’re excited to add two brand new creative concoctions to our cocktail menu! Including a new twist on an old cotton candy favorite, and the 9th installation in our Bottled Beauty series, you won’t want to miss out on these delectable drinks! Check out more info below!

 

These sweet & smooth & sippable cocktails are available NOW alongside the rest of our signature cocktails, so mosey on down to TMOMs today!

 

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COSMO CLOUD
Sex in the cotton candy city: glamorous, pink, & only a little sweet.
▹ Vodka, fresh lime juice, cranberry, poured over a martini glass of pink strawberry cotton candy. ◃

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CLASSIC BOTTLED BEAUTIES
New Orleans favorite, The Sazerac, is the 9th in our series of classic hand-crafted and house bottled cocktails.
▹ Bulleit rye, absinthe, Peychaud’s Bitters ◃

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Girl Scout Cookies at Tattooed Mom!

It’s Girl Scout Cookie season once again, and Tattooed Mom is your one-stop-shop for love, good times, and delicious COOKIES! Stop by our downstairs dining room on the following dates & stock up on your favorite Girl Scout cookies, including VEGAN options, from a local South Philly Girl Scout troop!

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Sunday, January 27th, 1-4pm
Sunday, February 3rd, 1-4pm
Sunday, February 10th, 1-4pm

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When you buy Girl Scout Cookies, you power amazing adventures and life-changing opportunities for girls year-round—from trips to our nation’s capital, to community projects, to summer camp, to charitable donations. The more cookies you buy, the more you help every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader) ™  build entrepreneurial skills and take the lead, both now and in the future. And girls gain these skills from interacting directly with you, the cookie customer! It’s about the experience of running her very own cookie sale, working with others, and building a lifetime of confidence as she learns five skills (goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics) essential to leadership, success, and life.

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Enjoy FREE Sunday Arts & Crafts while you’re here, and dig into our delicious menus, full of brunch goodies, snacks, sandwiches, cocktails, and beer!

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Art at Mom’s: 2018 in Review

We’re endlessly grateful to the countless incredible artists who make the beautiful chaos come to life here at Mom’s. Over the last two decades we’ve been lucky enough to be a space for graffiti, wheatpaste, stencil, sticker, 3-D installation artists to share their work on the walls, floors, ceilings, and doors of our second floor space. And beyond the daily uncurated street art museum madness, we’ve been honored to work with many of these creative folks on art shows, specially commissioned projects, larger scale installations, limited edition tees, stickers, cards & more.

 

You can find a new masterpiece every time you walk up the stairs here. That sense of discovery is one of the biggest thrills we have being a part of Mom’s. Here’s a neat 13 of our 2018 art at Mom’s highlights (in no particular order).

 

We ushered in 2018 with New Year’s postcards by Leah Sabatelli. We loved her surrealist take on what was sure to be a supremely surrealist year. Leah also curated the Fever Dreams group art show here in November.

Hope Hummingbird‘s exquisite porcelain tile installations had us searching wikipedia more than a few times to learn about the lives of the women they so lovingly honored in installations. Her installation of Maud Stevens Wagner, the first known female tattoo artist in the U.S., found a place of honor downstairs here.

While our 100+ year old facade was being restored earlier this year, Perro, Dark MealKUR.STKULT joined forces to turn our scaffolding into a temporary outdoor gallery. We can’t think of a better way to deal with the temporary inconvenience of renovation construction while showing off a bit of our inside magic to the outside world.

Speaking of taking the inside outdoors, our little back dining room alley has been transformed a few times over the years by artist in residence Anthony Kosiakowski. Two of the windows were revamped this year with a portrait of Kali and a mixed media collage wall from Chinese joss paper patterns. Keep an eye out for more of these ever evolving installations.

And along with the exterior building renovations, a section of the second floor front room also got a few fresh walls, a super rare occurrence in a space with 20 years of layers of art. Our crew came to the rescue in record time jumping off the fresh walls & ceilings with work from Bines, Septic, Bear 215, Kelly Campanile, Crisp, YOMI and more.

Our artist edition tee shirt series, started in 2017 to celebrate our 20th anniversary, continued into 2018 with two new works of wearable art. The legendary NTEL had a playful take on Tattooed Mom’s history while paying tribute to classic Rock n’ Roll style streetwear combined with modern graffiti influenced funk. And we closed out the year with our comic book artist crush Michael Sweater getting loud, fast & hungry with his TMoms tee shirt graphic.

The South Street Spring Festival has given us a chance to share the great work of so many incredible makers in our big top art tent over the last 6 years. This year we spotlighted the work of the many talented creators that work at Mom’s including Bear215, Raw Eyes, AntiDye and more. We also curated a street art photo booth for the festival with Yowie featuring installations by James Dream and Emily Brintnall.

We added a new piece to our small but mighty collection of Adam Wallacavage treasures with this Alice in Wackoland mirror. Filled with crazy cool details and candy coated color we’ve been perfecting our psychedelic selfie game in it all year.

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Characters Welcome, our international sticker art show is our street art Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hannukah & New Year’s rolled into one. 2018 celebrated it’s 7th year with our biggest and best show ever, featuring fantastic sticker art from all over the world in support of youth arts programs at The Village of Arts & Humanities and Fleisher’s Community Partnership in the Arts.

We’ve dreamed of having a stairway piece for a while and Lowlvl was at the top of our list when we finally got the chance. His “I Think We’re Alone Now” steps are the bridge between the curated grandma on acid vibe of the first floor and the iconic street art museum chaos of the second floor. Tommy James / Lene Lovich / Tiffany / Girls Aloud – take your pick – the beating of our hearts is the ONLY sound.

As 2018 slid into dystopian reality show horror, art provided resistance, power and hope. Seeing the work of so many strong voices, many of them making street art for the first time on the walls here, gave us a sense of solidarity in a belief for a kinder, more humane future. Big ups to MarisaVR, Taped Off TV, Joe Boruchow, Hysterical Men, YOMI, Lazy Beam, Indecline, Wantful Things, Velchevart and many others. We’re honored to have your work here.

We love welcoming traveling artists to Mom’s. This year we were so fortunate to see some old friends return while welcoming new folks to Philly and to Mom’s. We’ve also had a chance to share the work of folks who haven’t been able to visit in person yet. Love to Arrex, Dunzo, Wrdsmth, Hyland Mather, Kitska, Skam, I Will Not, My Dog Sighs, City Kitty, Pheobe NY, Crisp, Voxx, Olek, Scumby and so many more.

And finally, but not in the least less treasured, thanks to all of YOU who so generously add your stickers, tags, wheatpastes, stencils, fiber art, and more to the walls here.  We’re also grateful to everyone who visits, photographs, enjoys and supports the work. And love to everyone who curates and produces art shows, pop up shops & creative events here (special shout out to Jerks Productions who celebrated their 5th year of the Fused Underground art show series at Mom’s in 2018) . We’re grateful to be surprised and delighted by new art every single day. We can’t wait to see what 2019 brings to Tattooed Mom!

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Now Booking 2019 Events at Tattooed Mom!

Do you love TMOMs events? Did you even know that we host events?! Do you have an art show, live performance, reading series, workshop, meeting, gathering, or fundraiser looking for a space?

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Our calendar is now open for 2019 events, and we’re looking to work with artists, creators, writers, thespians, filmmakers, performers, activists, and other folks from the vast artistic unknown! Our goal is to foster & produce events that bring artists closer to the community, while also providing a space for uninhibited expression & creativity!

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Send us an email at [email protected]! Tell us all about your wild, wacky, and amazing event ideas! We can’t wait to hear from you!

 

Note: Unfortunately we cannot accommodate live music or DJs of any kind.

 

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TMOMs Artist Edition Tee: Michael Sweater

Over the past 21 years, we’ve been honored to work with a number of talented folks who help make TMOMs & the city of Philadelphia beautiful, and we’re ending 2018 with a new installment to our Artist Edition Tees from Michael Sweater, amazing comic book artist & author of “Please Destroy My Enemies“!

 

Michael’s comics can be found across the internet, including their Instagram & Patreon, and their round-headed characters can be seen battling the hurdles of anxiety, self-consciousness, and real life, all while making us giggle every step of the way. We’re thrilled to welcome Michael to this series with a new piece of wearable art!

 

Originally commissioned by us for an issue of the Philadelphia Secret Admirer, the inspiration for Michael’s piece was the irresistibly delicious food at Mom’s! “Tattooed Mom is the one place I know I can always find something to satisfy my hunger, no matter what dietary restrictions I have that month,” Michael said. “The vegan burgers are so good, [they are] my go-to even when I am eating meat.”

 

This Michael Sweater x Tattooed Mom Artist Edition tee will be released on December 17th. Available with white ink on a black tee, in a full range of sizes. Limited edition run, so make sure you grab one for yourself and all your TMOMs loving family & friends!

 

Model: Dan Perez • Photography: Elijah Snyder-Vidmar

 

Keep your eyes peeled in 2019 for Michael’s new project, Good Boy Mag, a comic magazine co-run by Michael and their partner, Benji Nate!

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XMAS Punk Holiday Cocktail

Stage dive headfirst into the holidaze with the spicy flavors of our XMAS PUNK cocktail, available for a limited time this winter! Get in the Hey! Ho! Let’s Go! holiday spirit with this rich blend of apples, ginger, and port wine, here to get you through all your Not So Silent Nights at Tattooed Mom!

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XMAS PUNK
Applejack + Ruby Port + Canton Ginger

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Week of Readings // Week of 11/12!

We strive to make Tattooed Mom a safe space for artists, writers, & creators of all kinds! This week, we’re thrilled to present a trio of astounding, wondrous, & marvelous readings, bringing together local lit communities with authors & poets from across the country!

You Can’t Kill A Poet: November 2018
Celebrate the voices of queer & trans artists with You Can’t Kill A Poet on Tuesday, November 13th!

A Novel Idea: Bookstore Fundraiser & Reading
Support local business & local authors this Wednesday, November 14th! This event is a benefit for the new independent bookstore, A Novel Idea on Passyunk!

Tire Fire Presents: Jackson, Steinberg, Orr, & Coleman
The fall season for TireFire Readings is flying by! Don’t miss out on their LAST reading of 2018 on Thursday, November 15th!

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