NOW HIRING
Tuesday May 16, 2017

We have expanded and we are hiring!

Email resumes to Info@DarkWaterStudio.com

 

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Guest Artists at Dark Water Studio
Monday April 10, 2017

Join us in Welcoming Guest Artist Temo Aldrete to Dark Water Studio.

If you are interested in booking an appointment with any of our guest artists, you must book the appointment directly with the artist. Contact Information is listed below.

 

Temo Aldrete, Los Angeles - Palm Springs, CA

Instagram: @temotatts

Join us in welcoming guest artist Temo Aldrete to Dark Water Studio May 30th - June 2nd.  

For booking information please email info@darkwaterstudio.com

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Join us in Welcoming Guest Artist Chris Peters to Dark Water Studio.

 

Chris Peters, Clementon, NJ

Instagram: @artbychrispeters

Join us in welcoming guest artist Chris Peters to Dark Water Studio June 13th-16th.  

For booking information please email info@darkwaterstudio.com

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Join us in Welcoming Guest Artist Stefano Alcantara to Dark Water Studio.

 

Stefano Alcantara, Miami, FL

Instagram: @stefanoalcantara

Join us in welcoming guest artist Stefano Alcantara to Dark Water Studio July 4th - 7th.  

For booking information please email stefanoalcantaratattoo@gmail.com

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New Gallery Artists Now on Display at Dark Water Studio
Monday April 10, 2017

Dark Water Studio welcomes the art of Claire McCauley to our gallery for Spring of 2017

Claire McCauley is a local ceramic artist and illustrator.  Claire’s degree in Illustration and background in 2D arts has given her a strong narrative voice that she has inserted into her new ‘method of making’ in sculpture.  Claire was influenced by picture books, clay animations and even her grandmother who made Fabergé eggs.  Her pint-sized pieces have incredibly intricate details and have a childlike & blithe feel to them.

SEE MORE OF CLAIRE'S WORK HERE

Come to Dark Water Studio to see these pieces for yourself and help support local art.

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Dark Water Studio welcomes the art of Jacob Curtin to our gallery for Spring of 2017

Jacob Curtin has been drawing & painting his whole life. Jacob is mostly self-taught in his painting skills and wants to learn more about oil painting and possibly tattooing! He works at a concert lighting shop and also is a part-time cook for events at Brookfield zoo, so he has many creative outlets and uses his spare time for his art. Painting is Jacob's passion and he is doing whatever it takes to live his dream.

SEE MORE OF JACOB'S WORK HERE

Come to Dark Water Studio to see these pieces for yourself and help support local art.

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New York No Limits Show Seminar 4/2 2-6 PM
Monday January 30, 2017

No Limits Tattoo Seminar

Jose will be teaching a 4-hour seminar at the No Limits Tattoo Expo in New York @united_ink located at the Resorts World Casino on Sunday April 2nd from 2-6pm.


$300 includes a JPJ Dark Water Ink set by World Famous Tattoo Ink.

Pre-book on the Merch page at www.JPJTattoos.com.


Visit https://www.newyorktattooshow.com/ for more info.

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Chicago Tattoo Arts Convention 3/17
Monday January 30, 2017

Chicago Tattoo Arts Convention

We will be attending the Chicago Rosemont Tattoo Arts Convention March 17th - 19th at the Donald E Stevens Convention Center.

Hope to see you guys there!


Jose is booking now for March 17th at the show!

Email: jose@darkwaterstudio.com
to book.

@villainarts Visit http://www.villainarts.com/tattoo-conventions-villain-arts/chicago-tattoo-arts-convention/ for more info

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NOW HIRING TATTOO ARTISTS!
Monday January 30, 2017


We are hiring new tattoo artists!
Black and Grey and/or color artists any style!
Engergetic, motivated, mature, looking to have a career.
No drama, no divas, no rock star attitudes.
No apprentices!
This is the opportunity to work alongside JPJ, Manny Abadi, James Brennan, and Amy Wallace.

Send your info, short bio, and portfolio pieces to:
INFO@DARKWATERSTUDIO.COM

 

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New Gallery: The Art of Simon Wolak
Wednesday October 12, 2016

Dark Water Studio welcomes the art of Simon Wolak to our gallery November 2016 to February 2017.

Artist Reception: Saturday, February 11th 7-10PM.


Signed photography books and prints available for purchase.

We will be hosting a Silent Auction on featured gallery piece “Devil Game” (framed photograph on aluminum plate)

Enjoy great company and complimentary wine.

Photographs printed on Aluminum 24” x 36” 

Email Info@DarkWaterStudio.com for price list 

 

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Guest Artist at Dark Water Studio
Tuesday August 16, 2016

Join us in Welcoming Guest Artist Steven Bahruth to Dark Water Studio.

If you are interested in booking an appointment with any of our guest artists, you must book the appointment directly with the artist. Contact Information is listed below.

 

 

Steven Bahruth, Saratoga Springs, NY 

Instagram: @stevenbahruth

Join us in welcoming guest artist Steven Bahruth to Dark Water Studio October 28 - 30th.  

For booking information please email Stevenbahruth@yahoo.com

 

 

 

 

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Wednesday August 10, 2016

The Art of Charles Moesch at Dark Water Studio 

 

The art of Charles Moesch will be on display and for Sale at Dark Water Studio from August  to end of October 2016.  

 

Follow Charles Moesch on Instagram @CharlesMoesch

 

    Charles Moesch is a lifetime Chicago artist, born on the NorthSide to a long line of artists. A self taught sculptor as well as oil painter, Moesch began painting and sculpting at an early age. 

 

    Attended Fenton High School in Bensenville IL, then on to Eureka College then to Eastern Illinois University, majoring in graphic design. After graduating, founded the Moesch and Minnic Advertising Agency, where he was the managing art director for seven years. After leaving the Ad game, he started down the road of professional fine art, starting as a portrait artist. 

 

    For the last fifteen years, Moesch has been showing in Chicago area galleries. His art has been used for publications, music and books. 

 

    In 2010 he broke his back and life changed. He started tattooing under the tutelage of Cesar Romero. His artwork has progressed into a more graphic lowbrow style from a purely portrait style.

 

Teutonic Spear 

Oil on Canvas 36"x48"

 

Avenge 

Oil on Canvas 48"x30" 

 

Cull 

Oil on Canvas 60"x48"

 

The Battle 

Oil on Canvas 48"x36" 

 

A Fine Line 

Oil on Canvas 36"x48" 

 

Whisper Your Name to Me 

Oil on Canvas 24"x30"

 

Nectar 

Oil on Canvas 30"x40"

 

Personal Demons 

Oil on Canvas 30"x40" 

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The Art of Charles Moesch at Dark Water Studio
Wednesday April 20, 2016

The art of Charles Moesch will be on display and for Sale at Dark Water Studio from April to July 2016.  

 

Follow Charles Moesch on Instagram @CharlesMoesch or Visit www.CharlesMoesch.com 

 

    Charles Moesch is a lifetime Chicago artist, born on the NorthSide to a long line of artists. A self taught sculptor as well as oil painter, Moesch began painting and sculpting at an early age. 

 

    Attended Fenton High School in Bensenville IL, then on to Eureka College then to Eastern Illinois University, majoring in graphic design. After graduating, founded the Moesch and Minnic Advertising Agency, where he was the managing art director for seven years. After leaving the Ad game, he started down the road of professional fine art, starting as a portrait artist. 

 

    For the last fifteen years, Moesch has been showing in Chicago area galleries. His art has been used for publications, music and books. 

 

    In 2010 he broke his back and life changed. He started tattooing under the tutelage of Cesar Romero. His artwork has progressed into a more graphic lowbrow style from a purely portrait style.

 

Love Removal Machine

Oil on Canvas 36"x 36" 

 

Stepping on the Devil's Tale

Oil on Canvas 36" x 36" 

 

Opus de la Diablo

Oil on Canvas 18" x 36" 

 

Cull

Oil on Canvas 60" x 48" 

 

Scythe 

Oil on Canvas 24" x 48" 

 

Newton's Muses

Oil on Canvas 36" x 48" 

 

Talking to the Dead

Oil on Canvas 18" x 36" 

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Gift Certificate Special
Saturday April 16, 2016

Graduation Gift Certificate Special

Purchase a DWS gift certificate of $150 or more in the month of May

and receive a FREE H2Ocean Ultimate Tattoo Care Kit ($25 Value)

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Jose Perez Jr Interview with Skin-Artists.com
Tuesday April 12, 2016

Check out Jose's new interview at Skin-Artists.com

www.skin-artists.com/interview-with-jose-perez.htm

 

 

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Guest Artist's at Dark Water Studio
Friday April 08, 2016

Join us in Welcoming Guest Artists Matt Mrowka and James Brennan to Dark Water Studio.

If you are interested in booking an appointment with any of our guest artists, you must book the appointment directly with the artist. Contact Information is listed below.

 

 

Matt Mrowka, Saratoga Springs NY

Instagram: @matt_mrowka_art

Join us in welcoming guest artist Matt Mrowka to Dark Water Studio April 13 - 15th.  

For booking information please email MrMrowka@yahoo.com

 

James Brennan, Liverpool England

Instagram: @jamesbrennantattoos

Join us in welcoming guest artist James Brennan to Dark Water Studio May 4th -13th.   

For booking information please email jrj-tattoos@hotmail.com

 

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The Art of Matt Mrowka at Dark Water Studio
Tuesday January 05, 2016

The art of Matt Mrowka will be on display and for sale at Dark Water Studio from January to April 2016. 

Follow Matt Mrowka on Instagram @Matt_Mrowka_Art or Visit MrowkaOils.com 

Matt Mrowka is a professional tattoo artist and a dark fantasy landscape artist currently working in Upstate NY. His work is intensely driven by imagination, while maintaining an obsessive focus on dynamic light and atmosphere.  Using a very selective color palette he is able to create dramatic narration for his creations big and small.                                                                                        

Inspired by Beksinski, Stephen Gammell, and Lou Marchetti, Matt finds his own environments and brings them to life. Beksinski inspired him to create massive structures that he was comfortable living within.  Stephen Gammell taught him that fear itself could be illustrated as a subject.  That inspired him to experiment with different and darker moods within a painting.  It was Lou Marchetti that inspired him to illustrate the lives of  the  inhabitants in his dark landscapes, giving the characters a story to tell.  In most of his paintings, it is the landscape that is the subject. 

 Matt is currently working in Needlewurks Tattoo Studio in Saratoga Springs NY where his paintings are currently on display.    His sketches are being published by Memento Publishing.   In 2014 he won "Popular Choice" at ArisiaCon 2014, and "Best in Show for Fine Art" at the Boston Tattoo Convention.

       Shepherdess  $3500
       Oil on Masonite, 24" x 36" 

        Beacon   $3750
        Oil on aluminum composite, 24" x 36"

        Attrition     $3900
        Oil on aluminum composite 24" x 36"

        Pharoah's Teeth     $3900
        Oil on hardboard,  24" x 36"
 

 

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Star Wars Portrait Special from Manny Abadi
Monday October 26, 2015

Attention Star Wars Fans! In celebration of the new Star Wars movie, Manny Abadi is offering a Star Wars Portrait Special for the enitire month of December at Dark Water Studio.  

$800 Flat Rate for any Star Wars portrait. Portrait must be completed in a one day session. Additional sessions will be charged as Manny's normal hourly rate.  

Submit your ideas and book your appointment by e-mailing INFO@DarkWaterStudio.com or call 708.598.0999

May the Force be with You.

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Dark Water Beer Collaboration with Imperial Oak Brewing
Tuesday September 29, 2015

New artwork by owner Jose Perez Jr.for his collaboration with Imperial Oak Brewing, neighbors to Dark Water Studio.

Introducing Dark Water Beer, a Double Black IPA

To be released on Halloween
Prints will be available.

501 Willow Blvd. In Willow Springs IL
Open 12PM to 1AM on Saturday Oct 31st

Come enjoy a Dark Water IPA with Jose and the Dark Water Studio Crew on Halloween night!

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Dark Water Studio welcomes The Art of Rory Coyne to our Gallery
Wednesday September 23, 2015

Rory Coyne is a painter using personal as well as archetypal symbolism and mythology to reveal stories about contemporary relationships. He is a young master following in the steps of painters such as Mucha and Waterhouse. Coyne is one of the founders of Sidetracked Studio in Evanston, IL. He earned his MFA from the University of New Mexico in 2007 and is an occasional lecturer at various institutions such as the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Kennesaw State University, and others. His work can be found in exhibitions across the country with a focus in Chicago and New York City.

Visit Rory Coyne's Website www.sidetrackedstudio.com

Paintings On Display and For Sale at Dark Water Studio October 1 2015 to January 1 2016.

Price List Available Upon Request.  

Email Gallery@DarkWaterStudio.com for more information.

 

"Turning Seven"   36" X 36"   Oil on Linen

"A Better Companion"    42" X 78"   Oil on Linen

"Packer"   42" X 78"  Oil on Linen

"Glimmer Five"    28" x 22"     Oil on Linen

"Glimmer Two"     35" x 30"     Oil on Linen

"Have You Heard"   36" x 36"    Oil on Linen

 

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Dark Water Studio Gift Certificates Now Available
Tuesday September 22, 2015

Now Available! Dark Water Studio Gift Certificates! 

Purchase Online on the Merch page or stop by the studio for the perfect gift!

501 Willow Blvd.  Suite 100  Willow Springs IL 60480

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Jose Perez Jr Black and Grey Seminar Sept 13th at the United Ink Flight 915 Tattoo Festival in NY
Thursday September 03, 2015

Don't miss out! Almost 1 week away! I will be teaching a 3 hour seminar at the Flight 915 United Ink Tattoo Featival in Long Island located at the Cradle of Aviation Museum on Sunday Sept 13th at 1 pm. $200 includes a JPJ Dark Water Ink set by @worldfamousink Click HERE to buy Tickets. Visit www.NewYorkTattooShow.com for more information. 

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Skulls by Jose Perez Jr
Wednesday August 19, 2015

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Dark Water Studio
Wednesday August 19, 2015

Jose Perez Jr presents Dark Water Studio, Exclusive Body Art and Gallery, featuring Artist Manny Abadi. Both Jose and Manny specialize in Black and Grey Photo Realism.  Located in Chicago's Southwest Suburb of Willow Springs, IL. Our private studio displays art and antiques collected by Jose during his world travels as one of the top tattoo artists in the industry. Our gallery space features art by tattoo artists and fine artists worldwide.  Open Monday through Friday 12-8PM and by appointment only on the weekends.

 

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Tattoo Time Lapse with Manny Abadi
Tuesday August 11, 2015

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Chicago Downtown Tattoo Arts Convention
Thursday July 23, 2015

Dark Water Studio Artist Manny Abadi will be attending the 1st annual Chicago Downtown Tattoo Arts Convention at the Hyatt Regency Downtown. If you are interested in booking an appointment for the show, please email Manny@DarkWaterStudio.com. Located at 151 East Wacker Drive. Visit www.villainarts.com for more information. Hope to see you guys there! Jose Perez Jr will be holding a meet and greet on Sunday the 30th. Come check it out!!

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Guest Artist Jesse Levitt
Saturday July 18, 2015

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Tattoo Timelapse with Manny Abadi
Tuesday July 07, 2015

Hello Dark Water fans!!  If you haven't seen this sick timelapse on our YouTube channel here it is!  

CLICK HERE FOR DARKWATER TIMELAPSE VIDEO

Our featured artist Manny Abadi was at the Chicago Body Art Expo and got this neck skull piece done.  Any inquiries or to book appointments please contact manny@darkwaterstudio.com

 

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July Portrait Special
Tuesday July 07, 2015

Limited time only Dark Water Studio portrait special with featured artist Manny Abadi! $800 flat rate (up to $1200.00 value) Deposit required upon booking. Portrait special includes family members, celebrities,musicians, movie characters, historical figures and so on.
Email Manny@darkwaterstudio.com or call us at 7085980999 today to book your portrait appointment

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Welcome to Dark Water Studio
Tuesday June 23, 2015

Dark Water Studio NOW OPEN at 501 Willow Blvd. Suite 100 in Willow Springs, IL. 

Follow us on Instagram @darkwaterstudio

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Dark Water Studio Summer Events
Friday June 19, 2015

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Guest Artist Jesse Levitt
Tuesday June 16, 2015

Join us in welcoming guest artist JESSE LEVITT July 23-25. 

For appointments email Jesse at JLevitt66@gmail.com

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Jose Perez Jr Live Webinar with TattooNow
Wednesday June 03, 2015

Don’t miss Jose Perez Jr. detailing the delicate balance of lights and darks mixed with contrasting textures in this exclusive TattooNow webinar. Tune in as he explains the importance of composition and how to tackle a successful background. Learn what to look for in reference photos and how to mix realism with freehand signature touches. Click here to subscribe to the webinar.
JPJTattoos.com
@joseperezjrtattoos

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