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!

TMOMs @ 22: A Tattooed Mom Themed Art Show!

It’s Tattooed Mom’s 22nd birthday! To celebrate, we’re throwing a one-night-only party & open call art show featuring TMOMs-themed & TMOMs-inspired art!

Hundreds of artists from around the world visit Tattooed Moms every year to put their work on our walls & to see the art of others that have recently passed through. This event is a celebration of the uncurated & uninhibited community behind Tattooed Mom, featuring art of all forms, including photography, painting, drawing, sculpture, and multimedia pieces (all relating to Tattooed Mom)!

FREE // UPSTAIRS // 21+

Artists include:
Nate Hurst
Kelly Campanile
Symone Salib
BLUR
Jodi Bosin
Jim McHugh
musclespasm
artscamuffa
Becca Dent Hanagan
whodoyouthink215
anonimusdread
& MORE!

Enjoy this event with our full food & drink menu,
plus half price drafts from 5-7pm & 10-11pm!

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

 

TMOM’s STAFF PICKS

Records! Jewelry! Clothing! Hats! …a bike?!

Join us for a Sunday full of flea market fancy! Sift through the wild and wacky personal collections of our own Tattooed Mom staff members, including everything from art to books to music gear! Everything goes at this TMOM’s Staff Picks Flea Market, and EVERYTHING will be priced to move!

Featuring:
Joel
Jon
Jen
Chubb
Shawn
Sean
Frank
Mike Yak
Sarah
& TMOMs family, Vive1977

Enjoy this Sunday flea market with a $3 High Life Special
& our full food and drink menu!

Join the Facebook Event and invite all your pals!

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!

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

TMOM’s 4th of July Celebration

Honor the birth of a nation by letting your freak flag fly at TMOMs! Let’s make America WEIRD again by celebrating the creative spirit of the unsung underground, the freaky resistance of the true patriot, & the beautifully rich diversity of our incredible community.

Toast to 242 years with our Burger Wednesday specials:
$4 Mom’s Classic Burgers & Vegan Burgers noon – midnight
$2 tall boys of New England’s finest Narragansett Lager all day & night
& catch the debut appearance of July’s Burger of the Month: Crimewave: Your choice of Mom’s Classic Burger or Mom’s Vegan Burger + crispy Fritos corn chips + house made black bean chili + fried jalapeños & cilantro lime crema.

All this & more holiday shenanigans in air conditioned all-American comfort, only at your true blue Tattooed Mom!