Looking For a New Tattoo?

The Harbor Rose is your shop for beautiful, solid Traditional Tattoo’s and a professional experience. Stop in and get a new tattoo from your favorite crew here in Morehead City, NC. . Consultations are offered by walk-in any time during our business hours. We open at 1pm Thursday thru Monday. The shop is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

For photographs, please follow us on Instagram @theharborrose or on our Facebook.

We’re located in the historic, downtown district of Morehead City, NC. 1300 Arendell Street. Which is just a short drive from Havelock, Cherry Point MCAS, Emerald Isle, Swansboro & Jacksonville NC.

Call to schedule an appointment today (252) 222-3822

Hope to see you soon!

 

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Tattoo by Neal V    The Harbor Rose – Morehead City, NC

 

 

 

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The American Traditional Tattoo – Honored here at The Harbor Rose

When we opened our doors here in downtown Morehead City NC we had a clear vision for our tattoo studio – The Harbor Rose @13th Street Tattoo. We wanted a true traditional tattoo street shop. We wish to provide the best quality tattoo work in the area along with affordable rates. A place to honor and to share our trades history. We want to share our love of tattooing with everyone who comes through our door, to provide our clients with tattoos that are meant to stand the test of time along with an atmosphere where all who enter feel welcome and want to return. Out of the many tattoo shops open these days we wish to set ourselves apart from the ordinary, to offer something a little more special, which in part for us means going back to our roots.

We have decided to do something very unique in order to offer up a little bit of tattoo history for our opening. We are offering our clients the unique opportunity to collect some of the finest vintage American Traditional tattoo designs at a steal for a limited time only. We will be rotating various collections of vintage tattoo flash. These pieces  will include full color. The tattoo designs range from the size of a business card to as large as a 5X7 photo. The American Traditional tattoo is made to last. Super clean, super bright and bold images that hold up well over time. These tattoos that contain history within themselves along with some pretty marvelous stories. The collections include images such as ships, anchors, mermaids, sparrows, eagles, mom hearts, USMC Devil Dogs, tigers, pin-ups, skulls, snakes, roses, and so much more. These collections will come from many different tattooers, all of whom we regard with great respect.

For the month of January and February we have a wonderful collection of flash from the 60’s and 70’s from an amazing tattooer, Pat Martynuik, who was known as the “Picture Machine”. Pat was probably one of the most dedicated tattooers who ever lived. Pat aka “Picture Machine” was known to spend 7 days a week at work, working very long hours each day tattooing and painting flash. Pat worked with many great tattooers – including the legendary Doc Forbes, Huck Spaulding, and Lyle Tuttle to name a few. Pat opened a shop in 1976 called “Picture Machine” which remains open to this day in San Francisco, CA. In 1989 Pat Martynuik passed away, in the shop in the middle of a tattoo.  Below are just a few of the recent tattoos from The Picture Machines Tattoo Flash Collection that is currently available now thru the end of February.

Tattoo by Neal Vetrano of The Harbor Rose - Picture Machine Tattoo Flash

Traditional Tattoo Fun at The Harbor Rose in Morehead City, NC

Sailors Grave Tattoo by Neal Vetrano of The Harbor Rose - Picture Machine Tattoo Flash

Sailor’s Grave design by Pat Martynuik aka Picture Machine – Tattooed by Neal V of The Harbor Rose @13th Street Tattoo in Morehead City NC

Tradtional Tiger

Tiger Time – Picture Machine Tattoo Flash – Tattooed by Neal V of The Harbor Rose @13th Street in Morehead City NC

Ship's Sailing- Tattooed by Neal V of The Harbor Rose, Flash by Pictue Machine

Ship design by Pat Martynuik aka Picture Machine – Tattooed by Neal V of The Harbor Rose @13th Street Tattoo in Morehead City NC

Tattoo by Neal V of The Harbor Rose - Morehead City NC

Lovely Snake design by Pat Martynuik aka Picture Machine – Tattooed by Neal V of The Harbor Rose @13th Street Tattoo in Morehead City NC

This offer is only valid on walk-in’s when available on Mondays and Thursdays. Stop on by The Harbor Rose @13th Street Tattoo and collect a little piece of tattoo history –

Happy Holidays from The Harbor Rose @13th Street Tattoo

It’s that time of year again, the busy holiday season. Everyone is out and about gearing up for whatever the season brings –  be it shopping, family, travel, time off with loved ones, or an extra heavy work load. We wish everyone nothing but the best this year whether you’re celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Noel – Hope that your holidays will be bright and joyous.

We’d like to say a very special heartfelt thank you to all of our US Troops that can’t be at home with their families this season. We greatly appreciate the sacrifice of both you and your families and thank you for your service. Words can not express a sincere enough praise for what you all do. We wish you a very Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year wherever the holidays may find you this year and more than that a safe return home.

We will be doing some fun holiday season give-aways for our Facebook Fans this week, so if you’re not following us yet go to http://www.facebook.com/harborrosetattoo and like our page. In addition to give-aways this week we are also offering special deals on holiday gift certificates. From now until Dec 21st we will be offering special rates on holiday gift certificates – they make for wonderful stocking stuffers. Receive a free $50 credit for every $100 spent towards your holiday gift certificate purchase.

Our upcoming holiday hours will be as follows: The shop will be closed Tuesday December 23 through Thursday December 25th so that we can spend time with our families for the Christmas holiday. We will return on Friday December 26th at 1pm.

Til next time – The Crew at The Harbor Rose

The Harbor Rose @ 13th Street Tattoo  – 1300 Arendell Street Suite C – Morehead City, NC 28557 – 252-222-3822

@13th Street Tattooing – The Harbor Rose of Morehead City, NC

It’s been just 2 short weeks since we opened our doors in downtown Morehead City. We’ve been full speed ahead since our move from Havelock, NC – from  remodeling the new studio space to officially taking bookings and tattooing once again. We’d like to thank everyone for their patience and support. The new space already feels like home thanks to everyone, and we’re all really excited to be settled in. If you haven’t been out to see the new shop just yet we encourage you to, we think your gonna love it.

For those who have not yet met us we’d like to introduce ourselves. We are an artists owned and family owned studio. We are proud to offer some of the finest tattooing you will find in the area. Our staff is very welcoming, here to help you with whatever request you may have.  Come see what makes The Harbor Rose so special, and get a feel for why our clients are so loyal.

Over 90% of the tattoos done here at The Harbor Rose are custom designed for our clients. We love to take your idea and turn it into something really special and unique just for you. There is never a design fee for custom work. We offer free consults daily, no appointment required. There is required technical work that goes into each design in order to make a great viable tattoo that will hold up over time. We pay careful attention to placement, line work and spacing, as well as color theory and how to balance it all out to work best within the skin as a tattoo. The kind of knowledge we put into each design can only come from years of experience and hours of working on our craft. We love to tattoo, and have a true commitment to the craft of tattooing.  Appointments for tattoos are always encouraged when possible, especially with larger work, so we can really take the time to make you the best tattoo possible.

The Harbor Rose @13th Street is located at 1300 Arendell Street in Downtown Morehead City. We are between Bobbins & The Dixie Barber, just across the street from Carteret Body Shop. We are a few shorts blocks from the bridge to Beaufort & from the bridge to Atlantic Beach. Located just 15 miles from Havelock and Cherry Point MCAS. You can reach is by calling 252-222-3822. You can find The Harbor Rose on Instagram @13thstreettattoo and on Facebook.  Come see us for help with your new tattoo, we would be honored to serve you.

 

Custom Drawing

by Neal V of The Harbor Rose @13th Street of Downtown Morehead City – A Tattoo and Body Piercing Studio

 

 

 

 

Tattoos in Time

Remember your first tattoo? The anticipation and excitement? The buzz of the tattoo machine and the smell of the alcohol and that green soap? Permanence. This was going to be on you forever and you would wear it proudly – even if you did have to hide it from mom or dad for a while. Healing your first tattoo probably went smoothly and it wouldn’t be too long before you were thinking about a new one even though you were only going to get the one tattoo.

Thinking about it really just brings you back doesn’t it? I bet you can look at every tattoo you have collected over time and recall that moment. You can remember who you were with,  and what was going on in your life at that time. Amazing isn’t it. You have time on you forever, memories, stories. Tattoos are pretty magical like that.

Getting a new tattoo doesn’t have to be something that requires a reason, a meaning, a statement. Getting a tattoo, very simply, is just that, getting tattooed. A permanent memory, a reminder,  forever upon the collector. Your tattoo will forever be a way to look back and remember, whether or not you planned it that way. Chances are you won’t loose it, sell it, or give it away ( hopefully not anyway).

The next time your asked about your tattoos, do tattooing a solid and share the magic. You don’t have to tell the admirer your story of course, you can simply smile and let them know that it’s another way to carry moments in your life, now matter big or small, with you for whatever reasons forever and ever. And of course, if you’re feeling humorous and want to, by all means tell them an out of this world story that will give them something to talk about at dinner tonight.

 

 

Anchor by Neal V of The Harbor Rose @13th Street

Cute anchor tattoo by Neal V or The Harbor Rose @13th Street – Morehead City, NC

 

The Harbor Rose @13th Street is located at 1300 Arendell Street  – Suite C – Morehead City,  NC. Offering the areas finest tattooing. Call us at 252-222-3822 or visit us online at Facebook.

 

Tattooing at The Harbor Rose in Morehead City NC

For everyone that’s been wondering, we are now tattooing in downtown Morehead City, NC  at – The Harbor Rose @13th Street. We do miss Havelock and being so close to Cherry Point MCAS, but now we are only 15 miles down the road and we are certain you will love our new shop. We encourage all of our wonderful clients to come check out The Harbor Rose @13th Street. You can visit The Harbor Rose on Facebook or call us at 252-222-3822. We would be honored to help you with your new tattoo. We are happy to have a new place to call home.

In progress - by Neal V of The Harbor Rose @13th Street, Morehead City, NC

In progress – by Neal V of The Harbor Rose @13th Street, Morehead City, NC – Heart Breaker Tattoo

Tattoos by Neal V – The Harbor Rose @13th Street Morehead City NC

Tattoos by Neal V of The Harbor Rose @13th Street Morehead City NC – To book an appointment for a consult or for a new tattoo call us at 252-222-3822 or message us on Facebook.

Tattoos by Neal V

Tattoos by Neal V of The Harbor Rose @13th Street A Tattoo & Body Piercing Studio in Morehead City, NC

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Patriotic Pin Up by Neal V of The Harbor Rose @13th Street A Tattoo & Body Piercing Studio in Morehead City, NC

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Tattoosby Neal V of The Harbor Rose @13th Street A Tattoo & Body Piercing Studio in Morehead City, NC

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Skull Reaper Tattoo by Neal V of The Harbor Rose @13th Street – A Tattoo & Body Piercing Studio in Morehead City, NC

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Tattoo by Neal V of The Harbor Rose @13th Street A Tattoo & Body Piercing Studio in Morehead City, NC

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Tattoo in Progress by Neal V of The Harbor Rose @13th Street – A Tattoo & Body Piercing Studio in Morehead City, NC – Liberty or Death

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Marilyn Tattoo by Neal V of The Harbor Rose @13th Street A Tattoo & Body Piercing Studio in Morehead City, NC

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Day of the Dead – Tattoo by Neal V of The Harbor Rose @13th Street A Tattoo & Body Piercing Studio in Morehead City, NC

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Tattoo by Neal V of The Harbor Rose @13th Street A Tattoo & Body Piercing Studio in Morehead City, NC

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Hannya Mask Tattoo by Neal V of The Harbor Rose @13th Street – A Tattoo & Body Piercing Studio in Morehead City, NC – @13th Street Tattooing

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Tattoo by Neal V of The Harbor Rose @13th Street A Tattoo & Body Piercing Studio in Morehead City, NC

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Sparrow Tattoo by Neal V of The Harbor Rose @13th Street A Tattoo & Body Piercing Studio in Morehead City, NC

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Anchor Tattoo by Neal V of The Harbor Rose @13th Street A Tattoo & Body Piercing Studio in Morehead City, NC

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Custom compass tattoo by Neal V of The Harbor Rose @13th Street – A Tattoo & Body Piercing Studio in Morehead City, NC

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Custom tattoo by Neal V of The Harbor Rose @13th Street A Tattoo & Body Piercing Studio in Morehead City, NC – Death Before Dishonor

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USMC Devil Dog tattoo by Neal V of The Harbor Rose @13th Street – A Tattoo & Body Piercing Studio in Morehead City, NC

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Tattoo by Neal V of The Harbor Rose @13th Street A Tattoo & Body Piercing Studio in Morehead City, NC

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Tattoo by Neal V of The Harbor Rose @13th Street A Tattoo & Body Piercing Studio in Morehead City, NC