Moved to Pennsylvania / Tattooing @ Eynon Ink Tattoos

Posted in MOVED TO NEW/DIFFERENT SHOP/CITY/STATE, NEW/DIFFERENT CITY and/or STATE with tags , , , , , on June 13, 2017 by CORE

I moved up to Honesdale, PA and I am now tattooing at Eynon Ink Tattoo Gallery in Eynon (Archbald), PA which is a suburb of Scranton, Pennsylvania. Come by the shop @ 213 Scranton Carbondale HWY (Bus. Rt. 6), Eynon, PA (Archbald, PA for GPS) or give me a call at the shop @ (570)-397-8112. If anyone wants some ink from me but you can’t get to the shop and you are in or will be in the New York, New Jersey or Pennsylvania area email me at coginktattoos@gmail.com and we can work out a private tattooing session.

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Artistic Serenity Tattoo Studio

Posted in MOVED TO NEW/DIFFERENT SHOP/CITY/STATE, NEW/DIFFERENT SHOP with tags , , , , on May 22, 2015 by CORE

I have finally obtained my Florida Tattoo Artist License and found a home for my ink slinging arsenal at Artistic Serenity Tattoo Studio with owner/artist Chris Reyes.

Artistic Serenity is located at 9254 SW 40th Street (Bird Road) in Miami, FL across from the Bird Bowl. Check the CONTACT section of cogink.com for the phone number and the SCHEDULE section for our hours of operation.

Come by and get some ink from Core and help welcome me back home to Miami! See you then.

~Core

RELOCATED HOME TO MIAMI, FLA

Posted in MOVED TO NEW/DIFFERENT SHOP/CITY/STATE on August 1, 2014 by CORE

Well, after 20 years away from home I have regrouped my life and moved back home to Miami, FL. I am currently tattooing in the greater Miami area by appointment only. See the contact section of my website cogink.com for appointment details.

I will hopefully be in a shop very soon as I have 2 possibilities in the works. I will post what shop I go to immediately upon being hired.

Thanx for coming by and keep checking back for more details.

~Core

Back In the Saddle

Posted in MOVED TO NEW/DIFFERENT SHOP/CITY/STATE, NEW/DIFFERENT SHOP on May 23, 2012 by CORE

After my heinous betrayal at State of the Art Tattoos, LLC (now stolen and renamed ‘Dynamic Ink & Steel’), a very long, unwanted unemployment period and a short stint tattooing at ‘Be You’ in the mall, I am pleased to announce that I am back to slinging ink full time! I have moved my tattooing force to, ‘Immortally Ink’d Tattoo’  @ 933 Gratiot in Saginaw, Michigan. Everyone at ‘Immortally Ink’d’ has welcomed me with open arms and everything feels awesome at my new job.

My current schedule at ‘Immortally Ink’d’ is: Tuesday – Saturday from 12:00pm – 9:00pm. I look forward to a long employment at ‘Immortally Ink’d‘ and to tattooing many awesome clients in the near future! If you live in the South Eastern area of Michigan, stop by and see me for you next tattoo or quote!

Immortally Ink’d Tattoos Phone #: (989)-792-TATT (8288)

~Core

Betrayal of the Art Tattoos

Posted in MISCELLANEOUS POSTS, MOVED TO NEW/DIFFERENT SHOP/CITY/STATE, NEW PROJECTS IN THE WORKS, NEW/DIFFERENT SHOP on October 19, 2010 by CORE

This is a story that starts with new beginnings, opportunity, artistry, loyalty & camaraderie but ultimately ends in betrayal. It’s a story you’ve probably heard before a thousand times. We’ve all been through it or known someone who has.

It starts simply enough. I went into State of the Art Tattoos LLC to get a job as a professional tattoo artist, a job I have been supporting my family on for over a decade. The owner wanted me to start immediately unfortunately I did not have my equipment with me, just my portfolio. I was hired immediately on the basis of my portfolio work which can be seen at http://cogink.com/ and in the photo albums at http://facebook.com/cogink

I worked at State of the Art Tattoos LLC when they had only been open for six months. I maintained a good reputation and work ethic for over two years including a short three month stint when the co-owner/senior artist took a leave of absence and I was the only person working there making me the senior artist. During that three months I worked by myself, 6 days a week, 8-10 hours a day, making money and placing it in the register and notifying the owner of any monies made every day. I was loyal, honest, trustworthy and I was the only thing that kept that shop alive, period.

After a few months on my own the other co-owner came in and took over the shop. We were over three or four months behind on our electric bill and close to getting it shut off, in essence shutting the shop down. The co-owner came in and caught up on the electric bill with money that I solely made being as I was the only artist working there. I literally kept that shop in business by being a good employee and coming to work every day and making money.

Eventually another artist was hired and they invested $5,000 in the company making them part owner of the shop and Shop Manager. For some strange reason this other artist/co-owner did not like me but we kept things civil and worked together for over a year with no major problems.

In October of 2010 our electricity was shut off after only being behind for one month. The electric company wanted an obnoxious amount of money as a deposit to turn the electricity back on and our owner did not have the means to pay this deposit. Basically I was laid off as there was no way to work with no electricity.

The Shop Manager/co-owner found someone to buy the shop from our owner who did not want the responsibility of running a shop to begin with. The shop was re-opened and the electricity was turned back on but there was something missing… Core from COG Ink Tattoos was left out of the loop and not invited back to work. In other words I was fucked out of my job for no reason. Sure the new “Owner” will come up with all kinds of bullshit reasons for why I was not invited back to work but it boils down to this, I worked my ass off for that shop and kept it alive when no one else gave a shit about it and in the end I was literally fucked over and fucked out of my job. This not only effected me but also my children and spouse.

I am still a professional tattoo artist and I still do tattoos out of a shop if necessary. Please join me in banning State of the Art Tattoos and continue to get your ink from Core from COG Ink Tattoos by writing me at http://facebook.com/cogink , e-mail core@cogink.com or by calling (989)-717-2288.

Please continue to get your ink from Core @ COG Ink Tattoos! Your tattoos will be better and the price will definitely be better! Thanx for the support!

With Much Respect,

Corey ‘Core’ Grundstein

COG Ink Tattoos

State of the Art Tattoos, LLC

Posted in MOVED TO NEW/DIFFERENT SHOP/CITY/STATE, NEW/DIFFERENT SHOP with tags , , , , on August 16, 2008 by CORE

Greetings all.

As of August, 2008 I have moved my ink slinging abilities to “State of the Art Tattoos, LLC” on Bay Road in Saginaw, Michigan, in The Center shopping plaza with Hollywood Video and Cottage Inn.

Go to the Contactsection of cogink.com for the address and phone number to the State of the Art Tattoos studio and go to the “Schedule” section of cogink.com for my hours and days I work.

I look forward to seeing all of you ink enthusiasts! See you then!

~CΩRE

R.I.P. Rick

Posted in MISCELLANEOUS POSTS on March 11, 2008 by CORE

Ricky Mallard “Rick” Seckinger Jr., – SYLVANIA – Ricky Mallard “Rick” Seckinger Jr., age 39, died Tuesday, March 11, 2008, at East Georgia Regional in Statesboro.

~Statesboro Herald – Obituaries – Statesboro, GA

This is a sad day. My friend and former employer Rick, Master Piercer & owner of Cloud 9, died at age 39. I haven’t spoken to him since I moved up here to Michigan. I guess I figured I could always call later and say hi and catch up with him.

It just goes to show you how short life really is. Never take it for granted. Always take the opportunity to tell your family & friends that you love them.

Someone once told me that time was a predator that’s stalked us all our lives. But I’d rather believe that time is a companion who goes with us on the journey and reminds us to cherish every moment. Because they’ll never come again. What we leave behind is not as important as how we’ve lived them.”

~Capt. Jean-Luc Picard – USS Enterprise – 24th Century

Rest In Peace Rick. My friend & brother. I will miss you.

~CΩRE