Tattoos by Josh McClear
Redemption Tattoo, Cambridge, MA
For those who don’t know you, could you please introduce yourself?
My name is Mike Shea, I make tattoos at Redemption Tattoo in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A. I have been tattooing professionally for 13 years.
You co-own Redemption Tattoo with Erick Lynch. How did you both come to the decision to open your own place?
Well tattooing was illegal in the state of Massachusetts until 2002, and up until that point Erick and I had been working in New Hampshire at different shops. When it finally got legalized in Boston, we got together and decided it would be good timing and a good idea to try and make a move and open something up, so we went for it.
Can you tell us a little about the shop and the artists working there?
Our shop is a custom tattoo shop that does walk-ins whenever there is time to do one (most people these days want something custom to some extent). As for artists at the shop, we have Josh McAlear who’s been with us for about 5 years now, Ben McClellan who’s been with us for almost two years, Salty Dave who was our apprentice and pretty much now does his own thing and is starting to tattoo full time, Joe Bastek who has worked with us for a few years but now does one day a week with us, Jeff the shop guy who makes our lives easier, and myself and Erick.
Courtesy of Redemption Tattoo: My name is Juan Muniz and I am co-owner and manager of Redemption Tattoo Family and Gallery in Las Vegas. We are a new shop in town with an amazing group of artists. Most of us came from Vince Neil’s tattoo shop on the strip that just recently closed. Our focus in on tattoos, painting and giving back to the community through art. We are currently working with the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation, AFAN, Boys and Girls Club of Las Vegas and St. Jude Children’s Hospital… (more…)