Welcome to the official website of ShowOff Ink Artistry Tattoo Studio
Established in 2018, ShowOff Ink Artistry is located in the heart of New Haven, CT's downtown historical district. We are a tight-knit group, all originally from Connecticut and are considered a few of the best tattoo artists in the Tri-State area with a combined 30 years experience. With business owner Ashley "ShowOff" Velazquez, formally competing on Season 7 of Spike TV's notorious television show Ink Master, she is driven to give tattoo lovers and new comers an immaculate experience. From the jaw-dropping industrial chic comfortability of the space to the warm knowledgeable professionalism of the artists, our studio is untouchable.
We Show Up.
We Show Out.
We Show Off.
Ashley "ShowOff" Velazquez.
Tattooing was something I never intended on doing. My humble beginning started as a young kid thinking it was cool to hang out after my classes at the neighborhood tattoo shop while the artist used me to draw up their pieces. Of course that didn’t last long because I needed to learn and try the art for myself. And the story goes as follows: did my first tat, knocked it out the park, got pretty busy over night, moved shops, oh yeah being on Spike Tv’s Ink Master happens, and now I am where I am today. Almost ten years experience and owning my own shop. Over the years I’ve grown a love for almost everything realistic and mostly black and grey work. I enjoy doing cover ups and big pieces where I can be creative. Clients come to me for an awesome tattoo experience filled with laughs and story telling and always ending with loving their new skin art.
My style is impetuous, my designs are impregnable, and I'm just ferocious when it comes to my craft. My best hours tattooing is spent working with black and gray realism and color fusion. I vary from custom freehand lettering, to dot work, mandalas, sacred geometry and realism overall. After 10 plus years of tattooing I can say I fall more and more in love with this passion of mine. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the amazing people I’ve met over the years and the great times spent with them. Art has always been an obsession in my life ever since I was a kid constantly creating and manifesting ideas into a visual image for others to understand.
I have been tattooing for 8 years. I come from a graffiti background. I eventually started putting my art work on permanent canvas. My style is different line weights with soft shading. I also enjoy doing lettering whether it's my style or any style to your liking. I enjoy doing new projects that will elevate my creativity. Geometric, black and grey, color, dot work, lettering, traditional, neo traditional.
Born in Bronx, New York and raised in New Haven, Connecticut. I grew up drawing and painting. I have been refining my talent since a young age and have been involved with tattooing since age of 16. I attended a prestigious Visual Arts High School and private Fine Arts Collage. I specialize in many styles such as American Traditional, Black and Gray, Realism and Whip Shading.
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C. Kelly, Facebook
Ashley is the most professional, kind, caring, talented artist around. She is an amazing and empowering women. Her and her staff are amazing 5/5
Nalky A., Yelp
They turn my life around I had the worst tattoo ever but thanks to Tat tito I love my tattoo he made my half sleeve beautiful and sexy . The artist are friendly and welcome everyone as if there are family I will recommend them to everybody who wants great art done
J. Claudio, Google
This shop is TOP OF THE LINE!! Every single attention to detail and design of this shop alone lets you know that you can expect great ink art with the upmost professionalism. Nothing but positive vibes and friendly smiles as soon as you walk in. Check it out for yourselves, i guarentee you wont be disappointed!