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Krahnic Body Art
Tattoo Profile: I specialize in quality artistic, original, custom tattooing with strict procedure standards to ensure your health, safety & good healing. Realism and freehand biomechanical are my favorite. I rarely accept walk-ins.
Tattoo Profile: World class tattooing in a friendly, clean environment. We specialize in all styles of tattooing with a stronghold in traditional American and Japanese tattoos.
Iron Wolf Tattoo
Tattoo Profile: Expert, custom tattooing in a clean and friendly studio in the heart of downtown Boise!
Imperial Body Art
Tattoo Profile: At Imperial Body Art, our tattooists are accomplished artists and can draw any design you desire! Whether you already have something in mind or you want us to create a custom piece, we can do it!
Aloha Tattoo and Arts
Black Cat Tattoo
Tattoo Profile: Its our goal to make sure you get not only the best possible tattoo, but have the best possible experience. We take our time, listen, and treat you right. We do primarily all-custom work, collaborating with you to design a piece specifically for you and the area of your body you want it on.
Tattoo Profile: At Chalice Tattoo, you will find a professional and courteous crew and a welcoming environment. Our award winning artists have many years of experience and specialize in custom, one-of-a kind design work. You’ll find that the cleanliness of our studio is top notch, and our sterilization techniques are state of the art. We are always happy to help answer any questions that you may have about the tattoo process, give you a tour of our studio and priovide free consultations.
A Minds Eye Tattoo
Tattoo Profile: A Minds Eye Tattoo specializes in original pieces and detailed consultations to ensure that your new tattoo will stand out from the rest.
Boise is one of the best hidden jewels of the mountain region. Boise the most populated city in Idaho and also holds the title as the capital as well. Boise sits on the south west portion of Idaho and is located adjacent to the Boise River. The residents of Boise number a touch of 220,000 and the number continues to grow today. Boise also holds place as one of the top 100 largest populations in the US. The area that Boise is in is called Treasure Valley. This area encompasses five different counties and with these counties added up the populations goes up to about 675,000. This makes this region the most populated metro in the entire state of Idaho.
The name Boise in legends comes from a French man who was taking people down the Boise River. In French, the word bois means the woods. As he was taking the group of people down the river he would point out all the beautiful sites and scenery surrounding them. Of course, since the river is surrounded by many spectacular trees he would yell Les bois and apparently the name stayed. There are other legends that speak of French men hunting in the area or catching furs and they would refer to the river as the wooded river or La riviere boisee. Regardless of which legend is true, this area was named Boise much before the construction of Fort Boise. Which was a famous fort just west of where the current city lies today.
The pronunciation of Boise should be said with a see at the ending rather than a zee sound. Most locals will properly pronounce the city but many newcomers commonly pronounce it with a zee sound at the end. So if you plan a trip to Boise, try out saying the name with a see sounding end and see how many people ask you where you live in town.
As mentioned before, Boise is positioned in the south west part of the state. It lies approximately 40 miles to the east of the border or Oregon and about 100 miles north of the state of Nevada. The majority of Boise metro area sits on flat land that slowly slopes off towards the west. There are mountains to the northern east part of Boise that are sometimes referred to as the Boise foothills or the Rocky Mountain foothills. The entire are that Boise covers is about 80 square miles.
The center of Boise is where most of the action is. Downtown Boise is the hub of Boise and is known to host events from music, shows, and fairs. Although not the tallest downtown in the US, Boise downtown continues to impress with new businesses constantly opening up and flourishing throughout the city. If you plan on visiting downtown Boise, make sure to stop by eight street. Eighth street holds an entire walking friendly pedestrian area lines with places to eat and wet your pallet. If food and culture are your fancy, then be sure to see this area as you will have more than enough options to choose from with a variety of local fares and bars. If you are looking some something to do at night, this is also the area where most bars and nightclubs will be spinnin records and pouring drinks long into the night. Downtown Boise is also host to museums like the Boise Art Museum and other iconic buildings like the Egyptian Theatre and the Idaho State Capital. Another great feature of the downtown area is the Julia Davis Park if you are looking to have a cozy picnic or want to see a tiger as the park also contains the Boise Zoo! Be sure to catch First Thursdays downtown as well and we promise you will not be disappointed.
Boise is also the home of the Broncos! Not the Denver Broncos, but the Boise State University Broncos! Once a smaller not well known team, the Broncos have now become one of the top teams to compete with whether it comes to football or basketball. The Broncos play in a stadium that holds 37,000 people and is called the Albertsons Stadium. Not only is this stadium grand for a University but it is also one of the main iconic sports complexes in all of Boise.
Travel to the north of town and you will find yourself in the north end of Boise. This area is where many of the original framework and homes still stand. The peaceful and serene neighborhoods invite people with their beautiful trees that line the streets. Some say this is the best area to live as you can still see downtown Boise from Camel’s Back Park. There are still plenty of restaurants and bars to visit in this area as well so to avoid the crowds of downtown.
Boise has a large following and cultural Jazz society. One of the largest Jazz festivals in the nation is the Gene Harris Jazz Festival and is put on in Boise every spring. When it comes to art and music, there is a large community which comes together to support events, buildings and festivals alike. The Idaho Shakespeare Festival is one of the largest of its kind. Other activities like the Boise Contemporary Theater and the Treefort Music Fest continues to bring visitors from all over. As mentioned before, the popular Egyptian Theatre presents musical acts and extra special movie showings. Comedians also spend time at the Egyptian Theater making bellies hurt.
Boise is also home to one of, if not the largest Basque communities in the world. There are nearly ten thousand people who live in Boise. Every five years Boise hosts a large Basque festival called Jaialdi. The mayor of Boise is from a Basque family.
Boise has so much to offer from Museums and Art shows and festivals. Whatever your poison, Boise will be able to fulfill it. Downtown has many things to offer such as restaurants, bars and shops. But don’t forget to get out of town a little to see all the other things the small communities surrounding Boise have to offer.
Boise, ID has a rich tattoo history. Featuring shops such as New Moon Tattoo, Chalice Tattoo, Devotion Tattoo, Imperial Body Art, and A Mind’s Eye Tattoo, Boise is a great destination if you’re looking for some new ink. With a population of around 212,303, there are lots of potential customers for the parlors in town. Yelp currently lists 61 different shops when searching for “tattoo” in Boise. Google Places lists 79 different tattoo shops in the Boise area, which shows how competitive the city truly is. When doing research for your artist, we suggest not paying too much attention to price because quality is much more important when you’re going to be living with the artwork for the rest of your life.