Saturday, November 20, 2010


November has gone fast!  We have some great things in store for the holiday season here at HST!  First, we say goodbye(again)  to Scott Santee and Cary Alderidge, they have left HST to take on their own venture, and we wish them all the best!  HST will be closed for thanksgiving, and we will close at three pm christmas eve, and we will be closed christmas day...We will also be closed new years eve and new years day....

  DECEMBER 4!  we are proud to have the Ohio tattoo historical society, and our great friend, Rich T bringing you a historical tattoo retrospective!  Vintage tattoo art, equipment and demonstrations, all during the Short Norths famous gallery hop!  Do not miss this one, it will be one of a kind!

As always, thanks for your continued support of HST, and we hope to see you all soon!

Thursday, November 11, 2010


A happy veterans day to all of those close to us at HST that serve our great country!  As a small thank you, until the end of the week, any active or retired military personnel will receive an extra 10% off our current military discount, bringing you to a full 20% off any tattoo over $100 from HST!  And don't forget to email me at and put your name in as my soldier of the month!  For those that don't know, I give away one free tattoo session a month to an active duty soldier! (a $500 dollar value!!) all you need to do is send me a pic of you in your gear, or on deployment, include your name and contact info, and I'll draw a name at the beginning of every month until you all come home...  Thank you again to all of those that keep us safe, and thanks for your support of HST!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Communicating with your artists

Just a quick note on communication with any artist at HST...We do our best to answer any and all requests that come to the studio, but sometimes we are simply overwhelmed... I personally get over one hundred emails a day from potential clients of the studio, and I do my best to answer them all, but occasionally, one or two will get lost in the shuffle....I want you all to know that you are valued clients, even if you haven't received your tattoo yet!  If you ever feel that you are not getting the response you were looking for, please feel free to be persistent!  Some of our artists, Gunnar in particular, are traveling constantly, and are so overwhelmed with requests that between tattooing, drawing and trying to get family time, requests will simply not get answered.  If this becomes the case for you, please do not get discouraged, simply email me instead, (  I will do my best to see that you get the attention you deserve as a potential client of HST...I look forward to seeing you all soon, and thank you for your continued support of HST.

Friday, November 5, 2010

weekly news, nov 5!

this week is weird!  high street tattoo is officially 5 years old, and I couldn't be happier!  We recently renovated part of the studio, we have some exciting partnerships for the new year, and we are as busy as we have ever been, so thanks!!   Due to my having to leave for Colorado tomorrow unexpectedly, we will not be having our gallery hop anniversary party tomorrow...My apologies..We'll party again soon Columbus, I promise.  Also, check out!  its a new website showcasing the art and tattooing of HST's own Drew Foster!  We thank you for all your support in the last 5 years, and look forward to seeing you again soon!