The ink artists of this tattoo parlor draw upon different techniques and backgrounds to draw upon their customers. Tattoo artist and bass player Ryan Fleming specializes in traditional tattooing that draws upon spooky images. Taking a different visual tack, Jennifer Moore finds that her skills as a spiritual healer flow into her tattooing and take shape as beautiful birds of paradise or entangled flowers. But all the staff artists have one thing in common—they use their talents to give their clients truly original artwork that won't run onto anyone else's body.
Tattoo artist Ryan Wilson?s designs range from the whimsical to the macabre, decorating skin in everything from Hello Kitty to the Grim Reaper. Skilled in applying both black-and-white and colored ink, Ryan sets to work on skin across the body. He emblazons backs with printed letters, shoulders with delicate birds, and wrists with common Jeopardy! answers.
The music programming at the nonprofit Maine Academy of Modern Music is designed to allow pupils to rock out to their favorite contemporary jams. During individualized lessons, teachers help students master the basics of rock instruments such as guitar, bass, drums, and more. From there, young rockers can enlist in one of the school's rock bands, where they'll learn to play alongside other musicians as a group. That, in turn, leads to performance opportunities, which the school sets up at renowned Portland venues like Bayside Bowl, Big Easy, Asylum, and the Old Port Festival.
Bands also assemble at the school's rock camps, where attendees not only rehearse originals and covers but also learn rock history and take field trips to local radio stations. Besides its in-house opportunities, the academy's outreach programs also supply local schools with everything from private concerts to master classes to ensure everyone has access to quality music education.