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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Gift Ideas

There is still time to get the perfect gift for that special someone this holiday season. Here are a couple of ideas to help you out.

Acanthus Apparel t-shirts! All of the t-shirts are available at Vitae Design Collective in Des Moines. Vitae also has gift certificates in case you just can't decide which one to get. Some styles are available at and at

Tattoo gift certificates are available at Iron Heart Tattoo in Des Moines. Get a $100 gift certificate for only $80 through Christmas Eve. What a great gift!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

2012 Tattoo Conventions

Here is Joshua's tentative convention schedule for the beginning of 2012.

Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention
February 10th- 12th, 2012
Philadelphia Convention Center

Chicago Tattoo Arts Convention
April 13th- 15th, 2012
Crowne Plaza Hotel

Ink-N-Iron Festival
June 8th- 10th, 2012
Aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA

Email Joshua at to book an appointment at any of these conventions.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

December at Vitae

It was a bit slow at Vitae today but it gave me a chance to get caught up on a few things and to take some photos of all the fun new stuff.

Tagging, sewing, and shipping some new Acanthus t-shirts.

Some of the cute gift ideas Vitae has to offer. Knitted hair bows by Downtown Bow Brown, knee high socks by Sweet Marcel, Iowa coin purses by Florence Oliver and feather earrings by Dani Awesome. Everything pictured above is under $18.

Flashy jewelry by Shu Shu Maus and Girl Friday.

I was really feeling the warmth inside Vitae since it was freezing outside. Pictured above- Shu Shu Maus garters, Acanthus Apparel hoodies, Spacecraft hats and vintage boots.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

The Joshua Bowers Web Store

The web store at is finally working! There are a few t-shirts up including this new one. Check it out!