A Drink & Draw + Last Chance Sticker Board Sale!

Join us for a Sunday afternoon of sticky good times—and a LAST CHANCE sticker board sale from this year’s International Sticker Art Show, Characters Welcome 8! Presented by Tattooed Mom & local sticker artist, As Ab0ve S0 Bel0w!

Meet up & collaborate with other local sticker and street artists, make art in our legendary upstairs space, & purchase collaged sticker boards from 2019’s Characters Welcome show. 100% of sales will go to benefit the inspiring youth local arts programs at Fleisher Art Memorial and The Village of Arts & Humanities!

Celebrate Philly’s vibrant sticker art community with an afternoon of creativity and rad times!
Upstairs, 21+

Enjoy this event with Tattooed Mom’s full food & drink menu,
plus half price drafts during and after the event from 5-7pm & 10-11pm!

Join the Facebook Event and invite all your pals!

Pizzaman Bingo: A Benefit for a Local Film!

Come out to Tattooed Mom on 10/7 from 6-10pm for a night of BINGO FUN in support of the local film Pizzaman! $10 for ten games & the chance to win rad prizes (including gift cards to local Philly pizza shops).

Doors 6pm // Bingo 7pm
The night will end with a 50/50 raffle and a teaser trailer for Pizzaman!

Pizzaman is in the vein of a 1980s slasher and will be shot on video in the Philadelphia area this fall: “An eccentric elderly couple find themselves in a time warp after their young son was run down by a pizza delivery driver. They are overcome with grief and never eat pizza again, running all pizza establishments out of town. When a new shop, Pizza Heaven opens, they take revenge! CHEESE, PEPPERONI and MURDER!”

Enjoy this event with our Meatless Monday specials:
1/2 off our full veggie menu noon-10pm
& half price drafts 5-7pm and 10-11pm

Join the Facebook Event and invite all your pals!

Free Fringe Philly at Tattooed Mom: September 2019

It’s showtime at Tattooed Mom & Free Fringe Philly is taking the stage!

Free Fringe Philly is a new festival that runs parallel to Fringe Festival, with the specific intention of fostering free, fun, and accessible performances across the city! Stay up to date with the festival here & check out the following Free Fringe Philly events at Tattooed Mom!

Please note that all events are 21+ and upstairs at Tattooed Mom.
All Free Fringe Philly shows are FREE, but donations to the artists are greatly appreciated.

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Monday, September 9th
7:00pm Lez Belly Dance: A short performance by lesbian couple & belly dance duo!
8:00pm Drunk Lion: The story of an unlikely bond between an alcoholic lion and a man named Chris.
9:30pm In Pasta: An exploration of imposter syndrome (plus a kiddie pool full of spaghetti).

Sunday, September 15th
8:30pm You, Me, and Astrology: BYO birth chart for this one woman WIP show about horoscopes & self care!

Wednesday, September 18th
7:00pm Uncomfortable: A Stand Up Storytelling Show: A comedic exploration of the awkward, difficult, taboo, painful, an uncomfortable parts of life.
9:30pm Queef! An O P E N Letter to Madonna: Goddess energy & vagina positivity.

Sunday, September 22nd
7:00pm Dr. Jawn’s Comedy Variety Hour: An improv showcase with Dr. Jawn!

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Enjoy all these events with Tattooed Mom’s TWO daily happy hours (5-7pm & 10-11pm), as well as our weekly specials & full food and drink menu!

Sticky Art Machine Release Party: Under Water Pirates & Jayel

Come out to this one night pop up art show & meet the artists behind the latest Tmom’s Sticky Art Machine sticker collection!  The seventh edition of our Sticky Art series features ten new exclusive, limited run stickers by the legendary Under Water Pirates & always inventive Jayel.

Be the first to get these new designs as they are SURE to sell out! Meet the artists and check out a special one night pop up art show by with new works and special releases from both artists. Join other sticker artists & street art fans for a back room drink & draw / sticker swap in Philadelphia’s unofficial sticker art museum.

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, El Toro & Faithsfunnn.

Don’t miss your chance to pick up 10 brand new sticker designs available ONLY at Tattooed Mom. Collect them all!

Enjoy half price drafts before & during this event from 5-7pm and 10-11pm!

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, checking out local businesses & artists, and enjoying live music!

Don’t miss Tattooed Mom‘s Big Top Tent curated by the fine folx at South Street Art Mart! Check out our pop-up tent right outside of Tattooed Mom, showcasing the creations, crafts, and wares from dozens of local artists, including:

Taped Off TV
Night Owl Designs
Low Level
KWT Designs
Wicked Queer
Wantful Things
whodoyouthink215
Bear 215
Stevie Laney
Bombardment Co.
The Machine Shop
& MORE!

The party isn’t just out on the street—make sure you stop inside to fête and feast on Tattooed Mom’s full food & drink menu, including:

❀ Delicious vegan & non-vegan sammys ❀
✿ Six mouth-watering flavors of tots & fries ✿
❀ Mom’s super fun cocktail concoctions ❀
✿ Half price happy hour drafts ✿
& MORE!

We’ll also have a LIMITED + EXCLUSIVE cocktail available for ONE DAY ONLY! Introducing:

The Carnivale Cooler
Handmade with Brazilian cachaça + fresh watermelon
+ lime + mint + and love <3

Join the Facebook Event and invite all your pals!
Support the South Street Art Mart & their search for a permanent location!
Put on your celebration pants and join us Saturday, May 4th for South Street Spring Fest 2019!

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

 

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!