Richard Lamos

July 27, 2017

Just finished this cool psychedelic tribal tattoo, its nice to try to put a new spin on an old theme.  Not too many folks come in looking for the spiky blackwork that we all did a lot of in the nineties, I tried to put my custom artwork mark on her mark, so to speak.  She was happy with it, and so was I.  If you like black, graphic tattoos like this give us a holler.  Thanks.

This is a custom tattoo done by Derek Roberts, of a forest and howling wolf, created for a client. The tattoo was done in black and grey and is a half sleeve. If you are interested in having a one of a kind custom drawn tattoo made for you, give us a call.

Richard Lamos

August 25, 2017

Since pretty much nobody reads this fucking blog except for search engine robots, I figure I'll put up a few "secret" images of paintings and drawings I'm working on...I'm gonna have an art show here at Bliss Tattoo on Haywood Road in Asheville, NC in October (I think, this is yet to be announced) and I'm planning on NOT showing these paintings on social media and wherever until the show has been up for a couple weeks.  Most of the art is not really tattoo related, unless you want some serious sex monster tattoos.  But I'll put some up here on the blog that basically only exists so that we can get found easier by unhuman algorithms and end up on the first page maybe of the world weird web.  So, if you are reading this, lucky you!  Don't tell anybody, and please come to the show in October anyway, its gonna be a great time and its always best to see art and tattoo art up close and personal in the "real" world anyway.

I think I'm gonna call this painting Fleshy Fuckbeast, its Acrylic on canvas.  It's for sale as of now.  

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!

Richard Lamos

October 18, 2017

Today we present for your viewing pleasure a Mayan priest skull tattoo, with a little Tikal pyramid action in the background.  These Mayan priests had about the coolest hats I have ever seen, lots of fun to draw and tattoo. 

Richard Lamos

August 17, 2017

Did you know that you can buy sweet art prints right here on  Well you can, just go to the menu above and click on STUFF, pick the print of your choice, pay with a credit card or a paypal account, and I'll mail the print right to your door.  You can adorn your lonely walls with the beautiful and somewhat twisted mind of Richard Lamos. You don't have to get a tattoo to support your favorite artist!  Here we have a little drawing print, this one is called Carnival Altar.  Its at 8.5"x11" and costs all of $15.  There are larger size prints available too, up to 18"x24", those will run you $25.  There is a small shipping fee.  Or if you are here in Asheville, North Carolina, you can swing by Bliss Tattoo on Haywood Road, and save the shipping cost.  Thanks for checking it out!

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. 

September 19, 2017

I am happy to announce the arrival to the shop of Bryan Reynolds, tattoo artist extraordinaire.  Bryan will be a great addition to our crew, he is a distinctive and clever artist, and a down to earth and friendly fellow.  Here is a super cool snail tattoo done by him.  Come by the shop to check out more of his work, get to know him, and get some groovy body art here in West Asheville.

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!

Bliss Tattoo

August 9, 2017

We are pleased to announce the arrival of a new tattooer to the shop, Derek Roberts!  Derek brings 23 years of experience to the Asheville tattoo game, so he is ready to help you with any body art additions you have been dreaming of.  Not to mention the fact that he's a really nice guy.  Welcome aboard Derek!  We're excited to see the tattoo art he makes here in West Asheville.  

October 5, 2017

It's nice to have another painter in the shop, here is a really nice cardinal watercolor done by Mr. Bryan Reynolds.  I believe that he has already tattooed the main element on somebody.  Nonetheless, a damn fine piece, and I believe he can offer prints of it for the discriminating art lover.  Bryan is here damn near seven days a week busting his ass to make beautiful art and slick tattoos, come by our shop in West Asheville and check him out.

Derek Roberts

September 1, 2017

This custom color tatoo design was created for a client, using  mostly color and soft outlines. She had a basic idea of what she wanted, and we created a custom, one of a kind piece of artwork, specifically for her. If you are interested in having a piece of personal, body art created just for you, come on down to Bliss Tattoo in Asheville, and we will take good care of you. Thanks for looking!

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!

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. 

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. 

Amber Merideth

September 3, 2017

I love doing ear piercings of all kinds. Simple to complex, I love it. Unique anatomy is my favorite. All the jewelry in these two photos are from Neometal featuring Swarovski crystals. The pink gems are 3mm prong set, and the Arctic Blue, Mint Green, and Clear are 2mm bezel set. All of the jewelry is titanium and fits in the ears I pierced perfectly! Days like yesterday here at Bliss Tattoo in Asheville, NC make me beyond proud and happy to be a professional piercer. I love adorning my clients bodies with the best jewelry known to man.

Richard Lamos

October 27, 2017

And here is a little tattoo design for ya.  Star Crystal or something like that.  I'd love to tattoo it on you, come by the shop in Asheville and let's get it rolling!  By appointment is preferred but I can do the occasional walk-in.  

Chris Guarascio

August 8, 2017

Dots, dots and more dots in an infinite number of gradient possibilities that can be manifested in you. Book with me today at Bliss Tattoo in Asheville and let's make your new body adornment happen. 

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!

Hello art fans, its me again, your favorite ghost in the machine, Richard Lamos.  Here is a new one, obviously still in the same style as above, new take new feel, lets tattoo you today or tomorrow or whenever.  

Bliss is your gateway to intergalactic journeys, your psychedelic launching pad.  Queen goddess loving on squiggly mechanical snuggles

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

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: 

​Thanks for looking. 

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!

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! 

Chris Guarascio

July 28, 2017

I had the pleasure in adorning this young man with a piece that is part of his musical life. Parker came to Asheville to play his handpan at a local festival. Before embarking in the drive from Michigan, he searched the area for a tattooer who does dotwork syle tattooing. He found samples of my work and upon arrival in Asheville he sought me out.  He was a real trooper as we say. The appointment was set on the day he was to make the drive back home.  After several hours we were able to complete this "Handpan Lotus" in one sitting. 
​Thank you Parker. 

November 14, 2017

Richard Lamos

Not sure why I bother to put my name on these things, its obvious that I am the only one who gives a shit about putting stuff up on the website.  But hey, I'm the boss and I can't expect everybody to care about this shop as much as me.  

Here is a super fucking dope drawing of a cosmic, organic, trippy, sweet lady ready to be tattooed on your body.  Let's do it big, let's do it bold, let's just fucking do it.  I think either in color or black and grey would be great.  I love doing fluid, surreal tattoos like this, gonna continue to draw in this style for a while.

I love you.