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Nick Colella

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    Nick Colella got a reaction from suburbanxcore in Rock of Ages Tattoo Design   
    Rock of Ages to me is what i associate with the perfect iconic tattoo image. its amazing it has drama, faith, beauty, adventure all the right workings that make for a perfect tattoo, i got one from Hardy in 2000 its rad ill post pics later
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    Nick Colella got a reaction from PopsBdog in Dan Higgs   
    Has anyone ever thought maybe the reason Dann Higgs doesnt want anything to do with tattooing is the crazy Dan Higgs posts and sometimes creepy hero worship like the ones that happen here and everywhere else his name is mentioned. I mean ive never been tattooed by him nor met him, but i would think that its all pretty overwhelming.
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    Nick Colella got a reaction from Jon Reiter in Dietzel: A Retrospective at GLT Chicago   
    This event will showcase Jon Reiters entire Dietzel collection which is the foundation for his two books on Amund Dietzel. If you missed the show at the Milwaukee Art Museum this is your opportunity to see it in a more up close environment.
    The opening night party and opening weekend will be an event to raise funds for Jons hospital bills due to some recently discovered blood clots in his brain. All proceeds from the Dietzel tattoos done that weekend will go directly to those bills. This is a chance for people to pick off the actual flash that hung in Dietzel shop in Milwaukee.
    We will also be selling both copies of the Dietzel books as well as event Tshirts and limited edition hand screened prints. Opening night will also have either a raffle or silent auction from various tattooers and other artists donating work.
    Please stay tuned as more details become available.
    Thanks
    Nick
    Nick Colella
    Great Lakes Tattoo
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    Nick Colella got a reaction from bongsau in yelp & tattoo shops   
    weve talked..i hate the yelp, i dont agree with the way they conduct business, or try to strong arm businesses into advertising with them. I hate that if people have an issue with me or anyone who works with me they cant take it up with me, but they can go bitch and moan about it on yelp and i have no recourse. Ive had a bad review from a lady who thought she paid too much for her tattoo weeks after getting it. Said the tattoo was fine but after thinking about it she thought she paid too much..whatever..its a societal issue, the last generation of people are a bunch a whiners and complainers who take no responsibilty for their actions and they are constantly trying to shift the blame onto someone else for them being pussys..
    but unfortunately we have to play ball
    ive said too much i might get another bad review
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    Nick Colella got a reaction from dane in Old tattoo photos   
    Since Chicago Tattoo has been on the same 2 blocks for almost 40 years we get alot of people who come in with old work from Cliff Raven and Dale Grande so i try to take photos of these tattoos to document them.
    I often see old timers walking around the neighborhood or in the grocery store and see their tattoos and try to ask about them and photo them, there is just something about talking to old dudes about their tattoos that gets their attention and for the most part gets them into talking about where they got in and when and sometimes they can remember who it was.
    Im sure we all do this so i wanted to start a little thread and put up pics of old tattoos that we have all documented.
    The first three tattoos where done at Cliff Raven Studios (Chicago Tattoo) by Cliff Raven in approximately 1970.. since i cant figure out how to make these images larger you can click on them to get a better look.

    i look forward to the pics
    Nick
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    Nick Colella got a reaction from JasonTuckerTattooer in yelp & tattoo shops   
    weve talked..i hate the yelp, i dont agree with the way they conduct business, or try to strong arm businesses into advertising with them. I hate that if people have an issue with me or anyone who works with me they cant take it up with me, but they can go bitch and moan about it on yelp and i have no recourse. Ive had a bad review from a lady who thought she paid too much for her tattoo weeks after getting it. Said the tattoo was fine but after thinking about it she thought she paid too much..whatever..its a societal issue, the last generation of people are a bunch a whiners and complainers who take no responsibilty for their actions and they are constantly trying to shift the blame onto someone else for them being pussys..
    but unfortunately we have to play ball
    ive said too much i might get another bad review
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    Nick Colella got a reaction from matcwlwelch in Fastest tattooers?   
    i have a Rock of Ages i got from Hardy in 2000 thats 8x10 on my thigh and he did it in an hour and a half..pretty effortlessly. i just got tattooed by Scott and he did pretty much my whole upper arm cover up in around 3 and its in there..super fast
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    Nick Colella got a reaction from Brock Varty in Thank you   
    Now that the dust has settled and things are getting back to normalcy in mine and my family's life and the lives of the crew at Great Lakes Tattoo I wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their support of not only myself but the crew and ultimately Great Lakes Tattoo itself.
    It has been an amazing last few months and the support and acknowledgment of the shop has been overwhelming and very humbling. The shop is something that is a part of all of us who walk through its door everyday. It's shows the dedication of not only myself and crew but the behind the scenes dedication of my wife and family.
    We invite everyone to come through the shop either to get tattooed or just to see it. We are very proud of it.
    Thank you.
    Nick Colella
    Great Lakes Tattoo
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    Nick Colella got a reaction from JohnBentrup in Dan Higgs   
    Has anyone ever thought maybe the reason Dann Higgs doesnt want anything to do with tattooing is the crazy Dan Higgs posts and sometimes creepy hero worship like the ones that happen here and everywhere else his name is mentioned. I mean ive never been tattooed by him nor met him, but i would think that its all pretty overwhelming.
  10. Like
    Nick Colella got a reaction from suburbanxcore in Thank you   
    Now that the dust has settled and things are getting back to normalcy in mine and my family's life and the lives of the crew at Great Lakes Tattoo I wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their support of not only myself but the crew and ultimately Great Lakes Tattoo itself.
    It has been an amazing last few months and the support and acknowledgment of the shop has been overwhelming and very humbling. The shop is something that is a part of all of us who walk through its door everyday. It's shows the dedication of not only myself and crew but the behind the scenes dedication of my wife and family.
    We invite everyone to come through the shop either to get tattooed or just to see it. We are very proud of it.
    Thank you.
    Nick Colella
    Great Lakes Tattoo
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    Nick Colella got a reaction from cibo in Thank you   
    Now that the dust has settled and things are getting back to normalcy in mine and my family's life and the lives of the crew at Great Lakes Tattoo I wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their support of not only myself but the crew and ultimately Great Lakes Tattoo itself.
    It has been an amazing last few months and the support and acknowledgment of the shop has been overwhelming and very humbling. The shop is something that is a part of all of us who walk through its door everyday. It's shows the dedication of not only myself and crew but the behind the scenes dedication of my wife and family.
    We invite everyone to come through the shop either to get tattooed or just to see it. We are very proud of it.
    Thank you.
    Nick Colella
    Great Lakes Tattoo
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    Nick Colella got a reaction from Gregor in Dietzel: A Retrospective at GLT Chicago   
    This event will showcase Jon Reiters entire Dietzel collection which is the foundation for his two books on Amund Dietzel. If you missed the show at the Milwaukee Art Museum this is your opportunity to see it in a more up close environment.
    The opening night party and opening weekend will be an event to raise funds for Jons hospital bills due to some recently discovered blood clots in his brain. All proceeds from the Dietzel tattoos done that weekend will go directly to those bills. This is a chance for people to pick off the actual flash that hung in Dietzel shop in Milwaukee.
    We will also be selling both copies of the Dietzel books as well as event Tshirts and limited edition hand screened prints. Opening night will also have either a raffle or silent auction from various tattooers and other artists donating work.
    Please stay tuned as more details become available.
    Thanks
    Nick
    Nick Colella
    Great Lakes Tattoo
  13. Like
    Nick Colella got a reaction from Iwar in Thank you   
    Now that the dust has settled and things are getting back to normalcy in mine and my family's life and the lives of the crew at Great Lakes Tattoo I wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their support of not only myself but the crew and ultimately Great Lakes Tattoo itself.
    It has been an amazing last few months and the support and acknowledgment of the shop has been overwhelming and very humbling. The shop is something that is a part of all of us who walk through its door everyday. It's shows the dedication of not only myself and crew but the behind the scenes dedication of my wife and family.
    We invite everyone to come through the shop either to get tattooed or just to see it. We are very proud of it.
    Thank you.
    Nick Colella
    Great Lakes Tattoo
  14. Like
    Nick Colella got a reaction from Iwar in Dietzel: A Retrospective at GLT Chicago   
    This event will showcase Jon Reiters entire Dietzel collection which is the foundation for his two books on Amund Dietzel. If you missed the show at the Milwaukee Art Museum this is your opportunity to see it in a more up close environment.
    The opening night party and opening weekend will be an event to raise funds for Jons hospital bills due to some recently discovered blood clots in his brain. All proceeds from the Dietzel tattoos done that weekend will go directly to those bills. This is a chance for people to pick off the actual flash that hung in Dietzel shop in Milwaukee.
    We will also be selling both copies of the Dietzel books as well as event Tshirts and limited edition hand screened prints. Opening night will also have either a raffle or silent auction from various tattooers and other artists donating work.
    Please stay tuned as more details become available.
    Thanks
    Nick
    Nick Colella
    Great Lakes Tattoo
  15. Like
    Nick Colella got a reaction from Pleadco in Dietzel: A Retrospective at GLT Chicago   
    This event will showcase Jon Reiters entire Dietzel collection which is the foundation for his two books on Amund Dietzel. If you missed the show at the Milwaukee Art Museum this is your opportunity to see it in a more up close environment.
    The opening night party and opening weekend will be an event to raise funds for Jons hospital bills due to some recently discovered blood clots in his brain. All proceeds from the Dietzel tattoos done that weekend will go directly to those bills. This is a chance for people to pick off the actual flash that hung in Dietzel shop in Milwaukee.
    We will also be selling both copies of the Dietzel books as well as event Tshirts and limited edition hand screened prints. Opening night will also have either a raffle or silent auction from various tattooers and other artists donating work.
    Please stay tuned as more details become available.
    Thanks
    Nick
    Nick Colella
    Great Lakes Tattoo
  16. Like
    Nick Colella got a reaction from justcallmematt in Thank you   
    Now that the dust has settled and things are getting back to normalcy in mine and my family's life and the lives of the crew at Great Lakes Tattoo I wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their support of not only myself but the crew and ultimately Great Lakes Tattoo itself.
    It has been an amazing last few months and the support and acknowledgment of the shop has been overwhelming and very humbling. The shop is something that is a part of all of us who walk through its door everyday. It's shows the dedication of not only myself and crew but the behind the scenes dedication of my wife and family.
    We invite everyone to come through the shop either to get tattooed or just to see it. We are very proud of it.
    Thank you.
    Nick Colella
    Great Lakes Tattoo
  17. Like
    Nick Colella got a reaction from cvportagee in Dietzel: A Retrospective at GLT Chicago   
    This event will showcase Jon Reiters entire Dietzel collection which is the foundation for his two books on Amund Dietzel. If you missed the show at the Milwaukee Art Museum this is your opportunity to see it in a more up close environment.
    The opening night party and opening weekend will be an event to raise funds for Jons hospital bills due to some recently discovered blood clots in his brain. All proceeds from the Dietzel tattoos done that weekend will go directly to those bills. This is a chance for people to pick off the actual flash that hung in Dietzel shop in Milwaukee.
    We will also be selling both copies of the Dietzel books as well as event Tshirts and limited edition hand screened prints. Opening night will also have either a raffle or silent auction from various tattooers and other artists donating work.
    Please stay tuned as more details become available.
    Thanks
    Nick
    Nick Colella
    Great Lakes Tattoo
  18. Like
    Nick Colella got a reaction from exume in Thank you   
    Now that the dust has settled and things are getting back to normalcy in mine and my family's life and the lives of the crew at Great Lakes Tattoo I wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their support of not only myself but the crew and ultimately Great Lakes Tattoo itself.
    It has been an amazing last few months and the support and acknowledgment of the shop has been overwhelming and very humbling. The shop is something that is a part of all of us who walk through its door everyday. It's shows the dedication of not only myself and crew but the behind the scenes dedication of my wife and family.
    We invite everyone to come through the shop either to get tattooed or just to see it. We are very proud of it.
    Thank you.
    Nick Colella
    Great Lakes Tattoo
  19. Like
    Nick Colella got a reaction from gougetheeyes in Thank you   
    Now that the dust has settled and things are getting back to normalcy in mine and my family's life and the lives of the crew at Great Lakes Tattoo I wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their support of not only myself but the crew and ultimately Great Lakes Tattoo itself.
    It has been an amazing last few months and the support and acknowledgment of the shop has been overwhelming and very humbling. The shop is something that is a part of all of us who walk through its door everyday. It's shows the dedication of not only myself and crew but the behind the scenes dedication of my wife and family.
    We invite everyone to come through the shop either to get tattooed or just to see it. We are very proud of it.
    Thank you.
    Nick Colella
    Great Lakes Tattoo
  20. Like
    Nick Colella got a reaction from real meta in Thank you   
    Now that the dust has settled and things are getting back to normalcy in mine and my family's life and the lives of the crew at Great Lakes Tattoo I wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their support of not only myself but the crew and ultimately Great Lakes Tattoo itself.
    It has been an amazing last few months and the support and acknowledgment of the shop has been overwhelming and very humbling. The shop is something that is a part of all of us who walk through its door everyday. It's shows the dedication of not only myself and crew but the behind the scenes dedication of my wife and family.
    We invite everyone to come through the shop either to get tattooed or just to see it. We are very proud of it.
    Thank you.
    Nick Colella
    Great Lakes Tattoo
  21. Like
    Nick Colella got a reaction from Graeme in Thank you   
    Now that the dust has settled and things are getting back to normalcy in mine and my family's life and the lives of the crew at Great Lakes Tattoo I wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their support of not only myself but the crew and ultimately Great Lakes Tattoo itself.
    It has been an amazing last few months and the support and acknowledgment of the shop has been overwhelming and very humbling. The shop is something that is a part of all of us who walk through its door everyday. It's shows the dedication of not only myself and crew but the behind the scenes dedication of my wife and family.
    We invite everyone to come through the shop either to get tattooed or just to see it. We are very proud of it.
    Thank you.
    Nick Colella
    Great Lakes Tattoo
  22. Like
    Nick Colella got a reaction from JAllen in Thank you   
    Now that the dust has settled and things are getting back to normalcy in mine and my family's life and the lives of the crew at Great Lakes Tattoo I wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their support of not only myself but the crew and ultimately Great Lakes Tattoo itself.
    It has been an amazing last few months and the support and acknowledgment of the shop has been overwhelming and very humbling. The shop is something that is a part of all of us who walk through its door everyday. It's shows the dedication of not only myself and crew but the behind the scenes dedication of my wife and family.
    We invite everyone to come through the shop either to get tattooed or just to see it. We are very proud of it.
    Thank you.
    Nick Colella
    Great Lakes Tattoo
  23. Like
    Nick Colella got a reaction from Wilhell in Thank you   
    Now that the dust has settled and things are getting back to normalcy in mine and my family's life and the lives of the crew at Great Lakes Tattoo I wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their support of not only myself but the crew and ultimately Great Lakes Tattoo itself.
    It has been an amazing last few months and the support and acknowledgment of the shop has been overwhelming and very humbling. The shop is something that is a part of all of us who walk through its door everyday. It's shows the dedication of not only myself and crew but the behind the scenes dedication of my wife and family.
    We invite everyone to come through the shop either to get tattooed or just to see it. We are very proud of it.
    Thank you.
    Nick Colella
    Great Lakes Tattoo
  24. Like
    Nick Colella got a reaction from hogg in Dietzel: A Retrospective at GLT Chicago   
    This event will showcase Jon Reiters entire Dietzel collection which is the foundation for his two books on Amund Dietzel. If you missed the show at the Milwaukee Art Museum this is your opportunity to see it in a more up close environment.
    The opening night party and opening weekend will be an event to raise funds for Jons hospital bills due to some recently discovered blood clots in his brain. All proceeds from the Dietzel tattoos done that weekend will go directly to those bills. This is a chance for people to pick off the actual flash that hung in Dietzel shop in Milwaukee.
    We will also be selling both copies of the Dietzel books as well as event Tshirts and limited edition hand screened prints. Opening night will also have either a raffle or silent auction from various tattooers and other artists donating work.
    Please stay tuned as more details become available.
    Thanks
    Nick
    Nick Colella
    Great Lakes Tattoo
  25. Like
    Nick Colella got a reaction from Mark Bee in Thank you   
    Now that the dust has settled and things are getting back to normalcy in mine and my family's life and the lives of the crew at Great Lakes Tattoo I wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their support of not only myself but the crew and ultimately Great Lakes Tattoo itself.
    It has been an amazing last few months and the support and acknowledgment of the shop has been overwhelming and very humbling. The shop is something that is a part of all of us who walk through its door everyday. It's shows the dedication of not only myself and crew but the behind the scenes dedication of my wife and family.
    We invite everyone to come through the shop either to get tattooed or just to see it. We are very proud of it.
    Thank you.
    Nick Colella
    Great Lakes Tattoo
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