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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 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.



Back In the Saddle


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)


Betrayal of the Art Tattoos


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 and in the photo albums at

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 , e-mail 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 for the address and phone number to the State of the Art Tattoos studio and go to the “Schedule” section of for my hours and days I work.

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


Rock Solid Tattoo


Greetings again everyone.

Once again I am moving my ink slinging forces only this time it’s not in Georgia. I am moving to Saginaw, Michigan to work with my old friend and owner of Rock Solid Tattoo, Nick Stockford.

Check the “Contact” & “Schedule” sections of for more information.


Cloud 9

Posted in MOVED TO NEW/DIFFERENT SHOP/CITY/STATE, NEW/DIFFERENT SHOP with tags , , , , on August 14, 2003 by CORE

Greetings all.

Just a note to let everyone know I have moved my ink forces to “Cloud 9” in Statesboro, Georgia under my own name, “C.O.G. Ink Tattoos“. Cloud 9 is located on GSU campus right next to Retrievers Bar & Grill.

Go to the “Contact” & “Schedule” sections of for information and hours. See you all there!