Mother’s Day 2021

In the words of the modern philosopher Beyonce, “Who run the world? Girls“—and honestly, where is the lie? Every single day mothers, grandmothers, sisters, aunts, daughters, and other maternal figures wake up & choose to make the world go round.

 

For Mother’s Day 2021, we wanted to honor the hard work of all mothers & maternal figures by spotlighting a few mother-run organizations that are doing vital work in our communities:

  • People’s Paper Co-op – A women led, women focused, women powered art and advocacy project. (Artwork pictured, Created by Mary Tremonte)
  • Mama’s Bail Out Day / Decarcerate PA – The local chapter of a national movement to give incarcerated mothers an opportunity to spend Mother’s Day with their families.
  • Mothers In Charge – A violence prevention, education and intervention-based organization that advocates for and supports those affected by violence.
  • Oshun Family Center – Providing racially concordant care to members of the Black community that are struggling to cope with life transitions, especially those impacted by postpartum mood changes, birth, and racial trauma.
  • Rae’s Roots – A wellness tea company for mothers, founded by a Chinese American mother.

 

Assorted artwork on the front windows of Tattooed Mom, featuring several pieces from The People’s Paper Co-op’s “Free Out Mothers” Poster Series.

 

PS. A mom can also be a place you go to eat & drink, where you feel safe & loved :’) Hint hint, it’s Tattooed Mom, and we love you <3

XOXO,
Tmoms

Tmoms May 2021 Events

It’s getting warmer! The sun is shining!! The birds are have stopped singing and started joining screamo bands?!? But most importantly: Tmoms is serving up NEW YUMMY TREATS every week this month!

 

Tmoms is still here, 7 days a week, 365! Order online for pick-up, come thru our walk-up window, or order local delivery via CaviarDoorDash & Grubhub!

 

Want event more Tmoms? Here’s some exciting things we’re cooking up for the month of May:

 

Sunday 5/2, 9:30am – 2pm

Headhouse Farmers Market

Headhouse Shambles // 2nd & Lombard

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Saturday 5/8, 12 – 4pm

Shambles Saturday Market

Headhouse Shambles // 2nd & Lombard

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Tmoms Dad RP at the Headhouse Farmers Market.

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Sunday 5/16, 12 – 9pm

Tutu Mary’s Plate Lunch (Pre-orders open 5/9)

Tattooed Mom // 530 South Street

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Sunday 5/23, 12 – 9 pm

Crucial BBQ Vegan Feast (Pre-orders open 5/17)

Tattooed Mom // 530 South Street

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Portrait of Chubbrock by Milton Lindsay for Grid Magazine.

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» Open 7 days a week «

M – Th: 4 – 9 pm
Fri – Sun: 12 – 9pm

Tmoms April 2021 Events

Missing cozy afternoons on a comfy Tmoms couch? Yearning for tater tots & late night hangs in a bumper car? Fantasizing about sitting at the bar with less than 6ft between you and the rest of the world??

 

Tmoms is still here, 7 days a week, 365! Order online for pick-up, come thru our walk-up window, or order local delivery via CaviarDoorDash & Grubhub!

 

Want event more Tmoms? Here’s some exciting things we’re cooking up for the month of April:

 

Saturday 4/10, 12 – 4pm

Shambles Saturday Market

Headhouse Shambles // 2nd & Lombard

 

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Sunday 4/18, 12 – 9pm (POSTPONED due to maintenance)

Tutu Mary’s Plate Lunch (Pre-orders open 4/13)

Tattooed Mom // 530 South Street

 

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Sunday 4/25, 12 – 9 pm (POSTPONED due to maintenance)

Crucial BBQ Vegan Feast (Pre-orders open 4/19)

Tattooed Mom // 530 South Street

 

TMoms Valentines

Still searching for a valentine?

 

Craving the emotional comfort of another human being?

 

Dying to confess your feelings to your crush?!?

 

Ready to say “fuck it” and resign to being alone forever????!!

 

Sounds like you need …

Tattooed Mom Valentines

A valentine for every occasion! Download them all for FREE below! Share them with your pals (especially the cute ones). We officially DARE you to send one to your crush. And above all else, make sure you save a little love for yourself <3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Why We Vote: Resources for a Better Future

UPDATE, 10/24/20: Election Day is just around the corner. To help, we’ve added a few important resources: A Closer Look at the Philadelphia Ballot (jump to section), Voting In Person During COVID-19 (jump to section), and Preparing for Election Day: Projections, Predictions, & Election Results (jump to section).

 

 

As part of our ongoing commitment towards conscientious activism and anti-racism, TMoms will be using this space, as well as our social media pages, to aggregate resources & information regarding:

No radical movement begins or ends with voting, but voting is a necessary & individual choice with a complicated historical significance. Voting is a privilege, and we must use that privilege along with activism & community care to help the most vulnerable among us.

 

This space is a work in progress. If you’d like to bring additional resources to our attention, feel free to email us.

 

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Black Lives Matter: Resources for Anti-Racism

It is not enough to oppose racism silently & from afar. We must be actively anti-racist, & we must educate ourselves about the tools of systemic oppression and the intersections of our own privileges.

 

The following post contains various resources for those looking to donate, support, educate, and participate in active anti-racism, as well as ways to support our local BIPOC, AAPI, & Latinx communities.

DONATE, SUPPORT, LEARN:

  • Donate/Support/Learn: Art + Action – Explore, learn, sign, support, and share. Created by local artist Rainey.
  • Donate/Learn: Black and Brown Workers Cooperative – Labor organizing cooperative fighting contemporary forms of subjugation/dehumanization in our workplaces, classrooms, and communities by expanding democracy and agency
  • Donate: Black and Brown Coalition PHL – A Philadelphia volunteer-based alliance, established to protect the vested interest of our Black and Brown communities
  • Donate/Learn: Black Lives Matter / Black Lives Matter Philly – National and local chapter for the Black Lives Matter Movement
  • Donate/Learn: Bystander Intervention Training – Educational tools to help stop anti-Asian/American and xenophobic harassment
  • Donate: commUNITY Action Fund – Non-profit that aims to amplify, educate and activate AAPI to stand for justice and equality in solidarity with other communities
  • Donate/Learn: #HateIsAVirus – Non-profit community of mobilizers and amplifiers that exists to dismantle racism and hate
  • Donate/Support/Learn: Indigenous Peoples Movement – A global coalition bringing awareness of issues affecting Indigenous people from North & South America, Oceania, Asia, Africa & the Caribbean.
  • Donate/Learn: Mothers In Charge – A violence prevention, education & intervention-based org which advocates & supports youth, young adults, families affected by gun violence
  • Donate/Learn: National Resource Link
  • Donate: Oshun Family Center – A local family center that aims to provide racially concordant care to members of the Black community that are struggling to cope with life transitions, including free mental health services for Black individuals
  • Support: People’s Paper Co-Op – A women led, women focused, women powered art and advocacy project at the Village of Arts and Humanities in North Philadelphia
  • Donate: Philadelphia Bail Fund
  • Donate/Support/Learn: Philly Jail Support – Abolitionist community members working with Golden Rod Community, a Black-led 501c3 providing jail support and other services for system impacted folks
  • Donate/Learn: Red Umbrella Alliance Philly – An all volunteer collective dedicated to ending stigma & violence towards SWers through labor organizing, advocacy, & decriminalization
  • Donate/Learn: Stop AAPI Hate – Multi-organization collaboration that tracks and responds to incidents of hate, violence, harassment, discrimination, shunning, and child bullying against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States
  • Donate/Support: Walls for Justice – Using art as a platform to promote social change
  • Donate/Support/Learn: We Are The Seeds – Amplifying Indigenous voices through the arts
  • Donate/Support/Learn: Working Class History – A podcast, book, and social media project that records and popularizes our grassroots, people’s history, as opposed to the top-down accounts of most history books

 

MUTUAL AID

BLACK-OWNED BUSINESSES

For a more comprehensive directory of Black-owned businesses in Philly, check out AfroPhilly.

 

A LIST OF EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES:

BOOKS

  • Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow
  • James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time
  • Angela Davis, Freedom Is A Constant Struggle
  • Ibram X. Kendi, Stamped
  • Ibram X. Kendi, How to Be Antiracist
  • Martin Luther King, Jr., Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?
  • Reni Eddo-Lodge, Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race
  • Audre Lorde, Your Silence Will Not Protect You
  • Wesley Lowery, They Can’t Kill Us All
  • Toni Morrison, The Bluest Eye
  • Ijeoma Oluo, So You Want To Talk About Race
  • Layla F. Saad, Me and White Supremacy
  • Howard Zinn, A People’s History of the United States
  • & MORE: (1) (2) (3)

 

ARTICLES & STORIES

 

VIDEOS

 

DOCUMENTARIES, MOVIES, TV

  • 12 Years A Slave  (2013)
  • 13th (Netflix)
  • American Son (Netflix)
  • The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution (PBS)
  • The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson (Netflix)
  • Dope (Netflix)
  • Dear White People (Netflix)
  • Horror Noire (Shutter)
  • King In The Wilderness (HBO)
  • Sorry To Bother You (Hulu)
  • See You Yesterday (Netflix)
  • Selma (2014)
  • The Hate U Give (Hulu)
  • What Happened Miss Simone? (Netflix)
  • When They See Us (Netflix)

 

Artwork by Marisa.VR.

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E-Gift Cards from Tattooed Mom!

Want to support TMOMs during the on-going pandemic? Give your future self the gift of future snacks with an E-Gift Card from Tattooed Mom! Perfect for virtual gifting, supporting your community, & TREATING YOURSELF! Gift cards are also available IRL & via mail (just give us a call)!

 

Until we are able to fully re-open, 100% of sales will be donated to the Tattooed Mom staff. 💕

 

[Author’s Note: I mean, seriously, look how cute we are]

Love & Good Times Always
(especially now, more than ever)

 

tattooed mom gift cards! bit.ly/tmoms-gift

 

Gift card artwork by Gloss Black.

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TMoms To Go

The world has obviously changed. Thanks for changing with us 🙂 Until we can all be together again, there are SO MANY new & exciting ways to enjoy Tattooed Mom:

 

 

Open Every Day
Monday – Thursday 4 – 9pm!
Friday, Saturday, & Sunday 12 – 9pm!

 

 

Want to support Tattooed Mom in other ways?
Buy an e-gift card
Have questions?
Feel free to DM us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! 💕

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Art At TMoms: 2019 Highlights

We’re eternally thankful for the fantastic community of artists who make TMoms beautiful on a daily basis. In 2019 we celebrated 22 years of creative chaos as Philadelphia’s unoffically official Street Art Museum and home to an ever changing international collection of graffiti, wheatpaste, stencil, sticker and 3-D installation work. And beyond the daily dose of fresh new street art fun we’ve been lucky to work with many of these talented folx on art shows, pop ups, larger scale installations, limited edition tees, stickers, posters, postcards and more!

 

You can explore a brand new masterpiece every time you come to Mom’s. That sense of discovery is a heady thrill that we look forward to every day. In no particular order here’s a 12 of our 2019 art at Mom’s highlights.

 

TMoms Bike Rack: Art by Adam Crawford

 

ADAM CRAWFORD’S BIKE RACK MURAL

 

We’ve been wanting to work with Adam Crawford forever & we’re so stoked to have a chance to commission a piece of LITERAL street art from him. With the support of the South Street Headhouse District Adam’s bike rack mural out front greets everyone who rolls up here with an epic piece of his work. A companion piece at 9th and South was completed later in the year.

 

Shock Exchange: Art by Lowlvl

 

Fused Underground: Art by Michael E. Kelly

 

Most Known Unknown: Art by Barrett Capistran

 

The Color Collective

 

ARTIST CURATED SHOWS AND POP UPS

 

Celebrating Philadelphia’s incredibly talented creative community is at the heart of what we love to do. It’s been an amazing experience this year to work with so many great artists who are producing art show series that bring such diverse and gifted groups to the walls here. From our longest running series, Jerks Production’s Fused Underground to fresh new work from Noni Astro’s Color Collective & Corey Dank’s Most Known Unknown; from shows that celebrate the creative spirit while raising awareness and funds like Kyle Confer’s Art Heals and our very own Sarah Cowell’s Artists Against Gun Violence; from underground work from Lowlvl’s Shock Exchange and Patchwork Culture’s NSFW series, we’re honored to be a home to a hugely diverse and passionate group of artists.

 

Snack Attack: Art by Nathan Hurst

 

Call Me: Art by Lauren Cat West

 

Roach World: Art By Flesh Prince

 

THEMED ART SHOWS & POP UPS

 

Some of the most inventive shows of the past year have been art that shines a light on a specific part of culture through art. Lauren Cat West’s Call Me show transformed the upstairs into a House of Love complete with swan boat ride cars & giant old school cell phones. Nathan Hurst’s Snack Attack’s take on junk food gave us the munchies with cereal box art & an edible mountain of candy and tastykakes. Jerk’s Production’s Nightmares & Dreamscapes riffed on Stephen King’s writings for a surreal scare. Roach World & Gaudmother showcased the future of Philly fashion with hand crafted, upcycled and remixed clothing and hand painted fabric photo booths.

 

South Street Art Mart’s Nicole & Nicole at Spring Fest

 

SPRING FEST

Our friends at South Street Art Mart helped us kick off the warmer weather here by curating the TMoms big top art tent the annual South Street Spring Festival. We love sharing the work of local creators with the world and the festival gives us an opportunity to take it to the streets (literally). Neighborhood gem Art Mart showcased many of the artists they champion including Taped Off TV, Wicked Queer, The Machine Shop Rocks, Nite Owl Designs and more. It was a fun early spring day with our friends from Art Mart (plus 40,000 new pals who stopped by to check it out!).

 

TMoms At 22: Art by Nathan Hurst

 

TMoms at 22: Art by Caroddo

 

TMOMS @ 22

 

TMom turned 22 (!) this May with a giant group show filled with thee most incredible art tributes from so many of our friends and family. Over 100 artists, including Air Rat, Jacci Stallone, An Ordinary Daze, Sawdust Eyes, Dark Meal, Creature Rhythm, Kelly Campanile, Cloud Apparatus and more contributed work inspired by their experiences here. We partied, ate cake, happy cried, toasted with tiki kitties, ugly cried, ate pierogi, happy ugly cried and felt very loved and inspired.

 

Sticky Art Machine: Art by Jayel

 

Sticky Art Machine: Art by Under Water Pirates

 

STICKY ART MACHINE

 

Volume 7 of our long running Sticky Art Machine series dropped this year and it was an epic release. Curated by Bob Will Reign, this run featured new exclusive work from the legendary Under Water Pirates & the wildly inventive Jayel. We debuted 10 new original limited edition designs from two of our long time sticker art heroes for our biggest release in Sticky Art Machine history. There may still be a precious few left so stop by soon before these collector’s items are gone forever!

 

Streets Dept Artist Interview Series: Install by Lace in the Moon / Photo by Eric Dale

 

Streets Dept x TMoms Art Market: Art by Bob Will Reign

 

STREETS DEPT ARTIST INTERVIEW SERIES

 

Partnering with Streets Dept, Philly’s premier street art blog, on the artist interview series has been a dream come true for us. Being able to share the stories behind the art you see here on the walls and in the streets all over town is an honor and a thrill. We can’t wait to sit down each month and dive deeply into Eric Dale’s conversations & photos. This year’s second season featured the art & the stories behind their creation from Kid Hazo, Under Water Pirates, Symone Salib, Seper, Morg & Lace In The Moon. We capped off the season with Art Shop, a street art pop up featuring all 6 of this seasons artists plus some special Season One guests. We can’t wait for you to see the line up of artists for this year’s Season Three Interview Series.

 

TMoms Artist Edition Tee: Art by Rainy

 

 

ARTIST EDITION TEE BY RAINEY

 

The latest in our series of Artist Edition tees was designed by Rainey. The piece was originally part of our TMoms at 22 Anniversary show & their unique take on all the fun little details of Moms combined with snippets of timely social justice issues made it a perfect fit for the tee shirt artist series. It’s a great way to wear our 22 years of love and good times (literally) on our sleeve.

 

Characters Welcome 8: An International Sticker Art Show

 

 

CHARACTERS WELCOME 8

 

The eighth year of Characters Welcome, our annual international sticker art show was our biggest and best ever. With thousands of stickers from hundreds of artists all over the world, Characters Welcome 8 showcased both the deep history of sticker art and the future of the medium. From iconic sticker artists to first time contributors, the two day exhibition celebrated the art and community of stickers while raising over $4000 for youth arts programs at Fleisher’s Community Partnership in the Arts and The Village of Arts and Humanities.

 

TMoms Curated Art at Counter Culture

 

Artist Virginia Mae Smith at Counter Culture

 

COUNTER CULTURE

 

We ventured out of our doors this year to curate the art at Counter Culture, a new event space on the block. The walls are a love letter to South Street with over 50 legendary artists contributing work that shines a light on Philly style and the street’s youth culture histoy . Lead artists NTEL, Septic & Lazy riffed with dozens of TMoms friends & fam to create a one of a kind space that inspires and invites creative conversation.

 

Limited Edition New Year’s Postcards: Art by Foreign Monsta

 

 

NEW YEAR’S POSTCARDS BY FOREIGN MONSTA

 

We mark the passing of each year and welcoming of the next by commissioning original work from a local artist for our New Year’s celebrations. This year, long time Characters Welcome contributor Foreign Monsta created two festive illustrations for our limited edition New Year’s 2020 posters and postcards. Sending you all greetings of Love & Good Times Always & wishes for inspiring art all year long!

 

Art by Blur Street Art

 

ART EVERY DAY

 

In addition to the great events and art shows we’re honored to host here, the daily additions to the space from countless artists create both a sense of artistic ownership and conversational community. We’re thankful to be able to open the doors every day and discover new work and develop new friendships with the folx that create it. From large installs by Bines, Marisa VR, Hysterical Men, Lace in the Moon, Symone Salib, Lowlvl, Lazy Beam & many more to countless smaller works from Blur Street Art, MPeachHim, City Kitty, Denied, Void Skulls, Phoebe NY, Melt, Who Do You Think and so many more, it’s always a thrill to find a new piece and share it in person here or with friends around the world through Instagram. We’d love to see YOU on the walls next, adding to the beautiful chaos, making magic and on the list of the next Art in Review highlights!

 

Art by Nero One

 

 

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 19th, 1-4pm ✿
✿ Saturday, January 25th, 1-4pm ✿
✿ Sunday, February 2nd, 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 full food & drink menu, including snacks, sandwiches, cocktails, and beer!

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