June 13, 2017
Chris Guarascio

Well it's been sometime since I've posted on here and so, here's an update to a geometric dotwork sleeve project that has been going on here at Bliss Tattoo in Asheville's tattoo scene. We have several more sessions to go. While this has been a long road, it has been a fun ride.  More to come. Please stand by. 

July 23, 2017

Amber Merideth


What you see here is a custom designed triple cartilage piercing. I love how cute these tiny opals and emerald look. I love piercing unique anatomy and appreciate the challenge. The way these flow reminds me of a DNA helix. Neometal Titanium Body Jewelry is one of my absolute favorite companies to pierce with because their bezel set gems from Swarovski shine brighter than stars and their opals gleam in the sun showing off the multitude of colored inclusions. The jewelry truly makes these piercings come alive like the the flowers in the botanical gardens here in Asheville, NC. I absolutely love my piercing clients that visit me at Bliss Tattoo, they have such impeccable taste, wouldn't you say? I am always ready to create more beautiful ear piercings like these just give me a call here at Bliss Tattoo on Haywood Road in West Asheville to schedule your next consultation or piercing! 

May 25, 2017

Richard Lamos


Here's a brand new underboob tattoo on a good friend and client who will remain unnamed due to the super secret nature of the piece.  Here at Bliss Tattoo in Asheville we value your privacy and are happy to do tattoos for you that only your closest friends and lovers will ever know about, and we will do the tattoo in a relaxed and private environment, always making sure that you are comfortable in our professional environment. 

June 17, 2017

Richard Lamos


Here is a new Gemini twin tattoo for a great client of mine, Tonya.  We were working with the ideas of light and dark, life and death, always great subjects for tattoo art.  Come by our shop in West Asheville to see about what we could come up with for your horoscope tattoo!

May 12, 2017

Richard Lamos


Early 2017 was the time to move the shop from our old location on Tunnel Road to the new, bigger, badder, doper, sweeter location here in sunny West Asheville!  We are now located at 742 Haywood Rd, in just about the best location for a tattoo shop that one could hope for.  We officially opened in February and we are still settling in somewhat, but feeling comfortable and really enjoying the new digs.  Come visit us!


Amber Merideth

July 9, 2017


One thing I love about piercing in Asheville, NC at Bliss Tattoo is when I get to pierce ears. I appreciate how simple, yet complex ear piercings are. My favorites are cartilage/ helix projects. This particular single helix piercing features jewelry from Anatometal. The titanium jewelry was anodized green to set off the opals. Don't you just adore how cute the flower looks in this piercing? This simple cartilage piercing looks flawless with such gorgeous jewelry. Here in Asheville as a piercer I have been able to pierce using more opals than anywhere else in North Carolina while piercing professionally. I love how they take such simple piercings and upgrade their appearance to something extra fancy, giving the appearance of a more complex ear piercing. I would absolutely love to do more cute and adorable ear piercings like this cartilage. Email me, or call Bliss Tattoo on Haywood Road in West Asheville, NC to schedule an appointment for your next ear piercing!

July 13, 2017 

Richard Lamos


Really enjoyed doing this cover-up tattoo for a client, she was ready to get over that old faded rose and get a new sugar skull tattoo to replace it.  I get asked to do coverup tattoos pretty often, there's plenty of bad and old tattoos out there to get rid of, and we're happy here at Bliss Tattoo in West Asheville to help you get rid of those bad memories.  Cover-up tattoos are a challenge but are always rewarding and the client gets a new piece of tattoo art where there was nothing before but regret.  If you're ready to move on from an old mistake let us know and we'll set up a custom tattoo appointment for you soon!


May 17, 2017


We are pleased to announce that now at Bliss Tattoo we have a piercer!  Welcome to Amber Meredith, a friendly and knowledgeable professional, who can assist you with any of your body piercing needs and questions.  If you stop in to our shop in West Asheville you can check out her supply of piercing jewelry.  Its nice to have a piercing place here on Haywood Road, we are happy to say we are the only tattoo shop on the street to also offer piercing. 

Chris Guarascio

July 8, 2017


Today I present to you a nice floral with floral style mandalas half-sleeve concept that is available to be tattooed. 
The flowers, I'd like to do in either an old illustration style or with a subtle touch of color.  The floral mandala's in the dotwork style utilizing different dot patterns to form gradations in black and gray.  If you are feeling this design on you, swing on by Bliss Tattoo in Asheville, NC or shoot me an email and we can set up a time to get his lovely project rolling. 
​Thanks for taking the time to look. 

Triple Floral Mandala with funky under pattern

Richard Lamos

June 22, 2017


This one is just too cute not to put on the blog.  This is our tattooer Chris's daughter, who got her first piercings from our piercer, Amber.  I wasn't there but I am told she did great.  Don't get pierced at the mall!  Our piercer Amber will work with kids, obviously not for any serious body piercing, as long as mom or dad is willing to sign the consent form.  

As the shop owner, its great to see my two coworkers keeping piercing in the shop and in the family.  Thanks guys!

June 19, 2017

Chris Guarascio


I present to you today this Triple Mandala with patterned background concept that I'd like to tattoo.  The picture to the left shows you an example of how it could be.  If you are feeling this, then swing on by Bliss Tattoo in Asheville to set this up or you can shoot me message via email: rattus.tattoos@gmail.com 

​Thanks for looking.