The three of us, Christian DiMenna, Luis Martins and
Laura Usowski, opened Lovecraft in January of 2005 and
it’s been a pleasure to come to work ever since.
It’s what we’d always wanted, a clean, cozy
tattoo shop where most every tattoo is a custom design;
a place where we can push ourselves in new, creative
directions all of the time.
We opted not to hang any flash designs in the waiting
room, we’d rather design everything ourselves.
No two people are exactly alike, nor should their tattoos
be. People’s idiosyncrasies and quirks are what
make them interesting, and their tattoos should reflect
The process of coming up with cool, one of a kind designs
day after day can be daunting. It requires a lot of
inspiration, perspiration, intuition, compromise, and
problem solving skills, but the end result is really
gratifying for both the client and the artist. Tattooing
this way is ideal: our clients get the time and consideration
they deserve, and we never get bored at work because
we get to make good art every day. Our customers trust
us to help them to externalize things that are going
on inside of them, and we don’t take this trust
lightly. It’s an honor to be a catalyst for this
kind of indelible self-expression. There’s nothing
more satisfying that exceeding a client’s expectations,
blazing new trails, trying new things, and sharpening
your skills in the process.
Thanks to all of our amazing clients, for your support,
your cool ideas, your trust, and your hilarious stories.
Business is booming and we’ve never had so much
fun at work. We couldn’t have done it without