Way of Knife x Front St Tattoo Advanced Creative Freedom (Round 1: Lauren Margo)
Here at Way of Knife & EDC Gear House, we have some of the best neighbors us knife boys could ask for. Located directly next door to us is Front Street Tattoo, an independently owned and hands down the best tattoo shop in Traverse City. FST has four permanent tattoo artists and guest spot artists from all over the world. The owner Matt Stafford, Jenni, and Lauren primarily dish out American Traditional Tattoos, while Matt Kaufmann specializes in more of a New School Traditional Tattoo style. All artists produce some of the best artwork we've ever seen, that's why we're excited to announce our Way of Knife X Front St Tattoo Advanced Creative Freedom Collaboration!
HOW IT WORKS:
All builds should be chosen with the idea that they will be drawn in American Traditional Tattoo Style (if you're not familiar, click here). Like our standard Advanced Creative Freedom, the only input you give us is an overall theme, I.E. 'Bad Luck,' 'Mans Ruin,' US ARMY,' etc. Then, you upload a clear, well-lit, tightly framed flat photo of the front and back of the handles only. The artists will then take your idea, draw up images for your handles, and give them to us and we apply them utilizing lasers, anodizing, and all the other awesome things we do.
Customers can not only expect our top notch and highly coveted mod work, but also a second layer of awesome-ness, a unique design made by a real tattoo artist just for them! This package will cover the whole knife however the artwork by the tattoo artist will typically go on the handles. Keep in mind that titanium is always preferred and if you're sending in anything but titanium, we will be limited to what we can do. Materials like black G10, aluminum, carbon fiber, and micarta should use the basic creative freedom but please note there are no themes available for that mod package.
1. Type in theme or what you want your tattoo image to be
2. Upload photo of front & back of your knife
3. Check out
4. Ship knife to us & follow these directions
5. Wait 20 Business days before any inquires
WHAT TO EXPECT:
Each time we open the books for this mod package, all spots will be designed by the same tattoo artist. No requests. The lead time will be approximately the same hovering right around 20-25 business days. Please keep in mind that not only are these orders subjected to our lead times, but also the tattoo artists, so please wait a minimum of 20 business days (20 days not counting Sun/Mon or holidays) before inquiring for a order status update. All orders will have a minimum of 3 mods done to it, but often its well over 3. If there is a part of your knife that you do not want modified, please mention so in the notes. There are no order changes allowed, so please think it through before placing your order. Every order will have the artists signature lasered on the knife to give credit, typically this will go on the blade near the heel, this is not optional.
We are extremely happy, grateful, and excited to be working with Front Street Tattoo to offer you yet another first from the guys at Way of Knife & EDC Gear House!
The below links are for reference only, do NOT contact the artists regarding designs or order changes.
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Round 1 : Lauren Margo
Round 2 : TBD