Bare Naked Emotion: A Profile of Shannon Stoia

Greeted in her studio space, I was welcomed to sit on her soft yet overwhelmingly large bean bag chair; although, the clutter of her supplies made it difficult to shimmy myself into a comfortable position. Regrouping my thoughts, my eye catches a tattoo of a woman’s legs stretched out of a giant coffee cup on…

The Renaissance of Tattoos

Popularity in Jersey City Tattoo Shops are on the rise! by Celesté McElveen and Melissa Osorio (Class of 2016) Jersey City’s art scene is thriving now more than ever. There are beautiful hand painted murals on the walls downtown near Grove Street and the people themselves are also walking Picasso’s. Tattoos are all the rave. From…

What do you think about INK?

By Quiana Porter Have you ever thought about getting a tattoo? You may want to check out the handiwork of Adam Paterson, tattoo artist and owner of Jersey City Tattoo, located on 253 Newark Ave in Jersey City. I sat down with Adam, who opened the shop in 2007, to talk about his work. Adam got…