5th Annual Philly Loves PAWS Day

Raise a glass for our furry pals, fuzzy buddies, and animals of all kinds!

We’ll be donating 20% of our sales on Wednesday, May 15th to PAWS! Across Philadelphia, businesses and animal lovers join together for a day-long, citywide fundraiser in support of PAWS’ lifesaving efforts. Restaurants, shops, and more will donate at least 10% of proceeds to bring Philadelphia closer to becoming a no-kill city.

Enjoy this event with our Burger Wednesday specials:
$4 Mom’s Beef Burgers & Mom’s Vegan Burgers
$2 Narragansett Lager Tall Boys
a special Burger of the Month
& half off all drafts 5-7 and 10-11pm

Check out PAWS’ website for more details!

South Street Spring Festival 2019

Spring is sprouting across Philadelphia & South Street is in full bloom, which means it’s time for the annual South Street Spring Festival! There’s no better way to spend a Saturday afternoon than exploring over 12 blocks of fantastic springtime festivities, tasting yummy food, perusing local businesses & artists, and enjoying live music!

This year our Big Top Tent will feature our loving friends & neighbors at South Street Art Mart! Check out their pop-up tent right outside of Tattooed Mom, showcasing the creations, crafts, and wares from dozens of local artists!

Enjoy this event tasty goodness from our full menu,
half price drafts 5-7pm and 10-11pm,
& keep your eyes peeled for an ~exclusive~ Tattooed Mom Spring Fest cocktail!

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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New Year’s Day 2019

Everyone knows real Philadelphians have more New Year’s fun on January 1st!

We’ll be welcoming in the first day of 2019 with a FREE buffet & drink specials,
PLUS a limited edition postcard & poster art by Defective Pudding!

So sleep in late, stay in your pjs, & join us for a New Year’s Day celebration not to be missed!

FREE lucky pork buffet!
Lucky Buddha lager specials!
Midnight Rose cocktail, specially crafted for 2019!
Brunch Menu available noon – 4:30pm,
& half priced drafts 5-7pm & 10-11pm!

FREE FUN to celebrate the FIRST DAY of the NEW YEAR!

 

♥︎♥︎ love & good times always ♥︎♥︎

New Year’s Eve 2019

Celebrate New Year’s Eve Tattooed Mom’s style: fun, festive, & full of good cheer!

Grab some complimentary New Year’s swag to party with, PLUS limited edition postcard & poster art by Defective Pudding (so you can send those New Year’s greetings)!

NO COVER // ALL NIGHT LONG
Enjoy our full kitchen menu till 1:30am & half price drafts from 10-11pm.

Ring in the New Year with friends old & new at TMOMs, and welcome 2019 without breaking the bank! Toast to a year full of fun & adventure with our Midnight Rose cocktail, specially crafted for the holiday spirit.

♥︎♥︎ love & good times always ♥︎♥︎

Check out our New Year’s Day specials here!

You Can’t Kill A Poet: November 2018

You Can’t Kill A Poet is back & bringing you more readings from queer and/or trans poets and writers! Their last event at Tattooed Mom was their 4 year anniversary celebration, so let’s keep the party going! You will actually laugh & cry while smothering dollar tacos in hot sauce, so join your community in celebrating the voices of queer and trans artists!

Doors 7:30pm // Reading 8pm
Free & 21+

Reader’s List:
Briyana D. Clarel
Dani Patrascu
Sunday Mourning
JuJu Bey
Quinn Rodriguez
Virgo Angel
Ari Temple

Enjoy this event with our Taco Tuesday specials:
$1 Tacos
$2.50 Tecate
& half off all drafts 5-7 & 10-11pm

Join the Facebook Event and invite all your pals!

JERKS Productions Presents: Shirt Show

JERKS Productions and Sophie Strachan are bringing the Wearable Art Shirt Show to the 2nd floor of Tattooed Mom!

Join us for the second installment of these material-themed art shows, meant to foster a fun artistic challenge & to transplant all of us out of our comfort zones, all while celebrating unique and different mediums!

There will also be a raffle held during the show which will benefit Philly AIDS Thrift! Raffle items will be from local artists/studios such as No Face, and others to be added!

Free fun! 21+

Artists:

Enjoy half off all drafts from 5-7pm and 10-11pm
plus tasty snacks and sammies from the full TMOMs menu!

Join the Facebook Event and invite all your pals!

Sticky Art Machine Release Party: El Toro & Faithsfunnn

Come out to this one night pop up art show & meet the artists behind the latest Tmom’s Sticky Art Machine sticker collection!  The sixth edition of our Sticky Art series features five new exclusive, limited run stickers by the legendary El Toro & Faithsfunnn.

Be the first to get these new designs as they are SURE to sell out! Meet the artist and check out a special one night pop up art show by Faith, Bear 215 & Ghost Writer. Join other sticker artists for a back room drink & draw / sticker swap for our upcoming Characters Welcome 7 International Sticker Art show.

Curated by the legendary street artist Bob Will Reign, the series highlights one of kind designs by some of our all time sticker art heroes. All designs are limited to a run of 100 and available ONLY at Tattooed Mom.  Previous editions include work by Robots Will KillThe London PoliceArrex SkullsOld BroadsKid HazoBob Will ReignMuskAir Rat,  Mr. SwitchPerro & MCA.

Collect them all!

1/2 priced tots
$2 PBR pounders
1/2 off drafts from 5-7pm & 10-11pm

You Can’t Kill A Poet: 4 Year Anniversary

You Can’t Kill A Poet is back at Tattooed Mom to celebrate 4 years of LGBTQ literary events & readers! Come out to see these queer and trans poets pour their guts out on the mic. We love our community and we can’t wait to celebrate with you.

Doors 7:30pm // Reading 8pm
Free & 21+

Reader’s List:
Julia Perch
P.E. Garcia
Karen E. Johnson
Genise Deal
Sawyer Lovett
& MORE!

Enjoy this event with our Pierogi Thursday specials:
50¢ pierogi from noon-10pm
& half off all drafts 5-7pm and 10-11pm

Join the Facebook Event and invite all your pals!

Slam Poets to End Sexual Violence

Join us for a night of slam poetry featuring artists from all around Philadelphia, coming together in the mission to end sexual violence. Elephant Room Productions is teaming up with Tattooed Mom for this powerful night of spoken-word performances. As part of our commitment to using art for social change, a portion of the funds raised will go to support WOAR – Women Organized Against Rape.

Gary Lee Map
Asharee Greer
Lisa Wilson
Lauren Suchenski
Taisjae McMillan
Bashir Babbar
Liz Weist
Autumn Konopka
Christie Civil
Nick Jones

There will be a donation jar collecting donations for WOAR, and representatives from WOAR will be in attendance.

Enjoy this event with our Pierogi Thursday specials:
50¢ pierogi from noon-10pm
& half off all drafts 5-7pm and 10-11pm

Join the Facebook Event and invite all your pals!