Into The Woods News

Frank LaNatra Takes Hampton Roads Best of Show!


Over the weekend during March 7-9th, many of the country’s top tattoo artists assembled at the Hampton Roads Convention Center to take part in the Hampton Roads Tattoo Festival. While out there, our very own Frank LaNatra did an awesome job putting ink to skin. While there he cleaned up with multiple award winning tattoos. Frank won “Friday’s Tattoo of the Day”, “Sunday’s Tattoo of the Day”, as well as the coveted “Best of Show”!
On Saturday he also took 3rd place “Large Color Tattoo” for a collaborative piece he did with his friend and fellow talented artist Robert Kane.

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Ultimate Guest Spot

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The New Year has brought some exciting accomplishments to Into the Woods Gallery! We rang in the New Year with an awesome 3-day run at the best tattoo convention in Miami, Tattoolapalooza. With all the talent there we had no choice but to smuggle some of it back to the studio!!

Over the week of January 6th-12th we managed to put together a guest spot worthy of the title “EPIC GUEST SPOT!!! What resulted was a veritable explosion of talent that the tattoo industry has never seen under one studio’s roof.  Each day was more incredible than the last.

 Lessons were learned, ideas were exchanged and many laughs were had by all.  We had so much fun we’re planning to do it again in July of 2014.  Stay tuned for updates!

(The Who’s Who)

Top: (Robert Kane, Andy Walker, Craig Measures, Frank LaNatra, Mat Lapping, & Piero Bockos)

Bottom: (Kelly Doty, Teresa Sharpe, Tanane Whitfield, Jessica Brown, & Julie Bauschardt)

Not photographed: (Tony Ciavarro, Ron Russo, Leah Moule, & Emil Edge)



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Art Workshop: Digital Painting with Photoshop (With Jeff Dekal)



Title: Digital Painting with Photoshop (P/S 1)
Description: This course will cover a full scale digital painting of a figure highlighting both digital and traditional painting methods utilized within Photoshop. Layer modes, brushes, building values, adjustment layers and using adjustment layers to color and enhance the painting will be covered. There will be demonstrations on any aspects the students may be curious about.
Cost: $50
Materials: Pen and paper for note taking. Seats only, no tables provided.

To sign up and purchase, CLICK HERE


Bio:   Jeff Dekal is the cover artist for Marvel’s Journey Into Mystery. His other comic credits include Superior Spiderman Inhumanity, and work for Valiant, Creature Entertainment, and Cosmic Times. He has provided artwork for numerous musicians such as Mayday, Wrekonize, Royce da 5’9, Joe Budden, and DJ Burn One.

Born and raised in South Florida, Jeff spends much of his life producing illustrations bordering urban and uncanny. The introduction to graffiti while he was in high school gave the first serious meaning to Jeff’s art and is also where he adopted his alias, Dekal. After being educated about art history, he was inspired to stray from the characters and letters of graffiti and focus more on figurative art. Jeff’s figures can sometimes exist in an untouchable state because that status is nonexistent in this world. We are vulnerable in many ways and can be touched at any moment. Since Jeff has the ultimate control of his art though, he would rather see his figures in a timeless state as opposed to a mundane everyday type of situation.

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South Florida Tattoo Expo

Last weekend at the South Florida Tattoo Expo, the Into the Woods Crew went there and truly made an impact.  Met great people, great artists, and came home with car full of trophies!!  13 to be exact.  It was a great time with great friends and Into the Woods is truly proud of their crew and what they have accomplished!

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Twisted Fairy Tale Show!


Check out Event Photos Here!!

First off…

We want to thank each and every person who came out to the Twisted Fairy Tales opening event! It was a wonderful night!

We wanted to mention some of the people who helped, and also showcase a couple of the amazing pieces of art, and invite you to check out our Facebook Page to see the exhibit from the convenience of your home or phone!



Thank you to Shefali Choksi and Kristin Berkey-Abbott for reading live at our event! If you want to check out their writing, head on over to our website, which details all of the poems read!
Here is a preview from Shefali Choksi’s:

To My Daughter, Little Snow White:
I am the Good Mother:
I concentrate on embroidery, intricate as the rose bush outside my window
Every morning, I take care that the ebony frames me kindly
I have no magic mirrors and hardly glance at my looking glasses,
Nonchalant about my cellulite, not sucking in my stomach, exhibiting flab
On my way to my casual, hurried shower.
I disgust you… Read more…


(The One Who Laughs Last, Laughs Harder)
Stefano Alcantara
20 x 24 inches



We would also like to thank the lovely ladies from Humaya Films who came out to promote their projects. And Maricruz Gonzalez for doing live tarot reading while dressed up as Snow White!Plus a BIG thank you to our awesome bartender / fairy Natasja! You rocked it!

Full Artist List

Christa Zurich ∙ Crystal Moro ∙ Elizabeth LaBarge ∙ Frank La Natra ∙ J Vall ∙ Jamie Carnegie ∙ Jason Robert LeClair ∙ Jeff Dekal ∙ Jel Ena ∙ Jessica Angelini-Brown ∙ Jon Hunt ∙ Jose Sandroz ∙ Joseph Casal ∙ Katie Dean ∙ Kerry Sisselmen ∙ Luilly ‘Luigi’ Bort ∙ Miguel Angel Cruz ∙ Mon Jones ∙ PeeMonster ∙ Rick Strieck ∙ Robbie Ripoll ∙ Robert Kane ∙ Ron Russo ∙ Ryan Martin ∙ Ryan Myers ∙ Stefano Alcantara ∙ Vaughn Reynolds ∙ Will Gonzalez

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