Bee is for Bowers

This blog was created to showcase the work of Joshua and Alyssa Bowers. We will be posting information and photos about our clothing company, Acanthus Apparel, Alyssa's boutique, Vitae Design Collective, and photos of Joshua's artwork, tattoos and tattoo machines. We might even throw in a few chihuahua photos every now and then.

If you are interested in purchasing any of the items you see on the blog then visit www.acanthusapparel.etsy.com and www.joshuabowers.com.
A couple of new items for adults. A cropped bee sweatshirt (I’ll get more pictures of this soon) and a unisex Eco-rust hoodie with our skull and roses design printed in navy. #acanthusapparel #fw14 #etsy #vitae

A couple of new items for adults. A cropped bee sweatshirt (I’ll get more pictures of this soon) and a unisex Eco-rust hoodie with our skull and roses design printed in navy. #acanthusapparel #fw14 #etsy #vitae

I’ve got a couple light weight small cans in this next batch. Should be the lightest steel frame machines I’ve ever made. In the meantime, check out my earlier post about my one day sale going on today. #joshuabowersmachines

I’ve got a couple light weight small cans in this next batch. Should be the lightest steel frame machines I’ve ever made. In the meantime, check out my earlier post about my one day sale going on today. #joshuabowersmachines

Restocked the popular tomahawk long sleeve pullover from last fall/winter! Available on Etsy now and at Vitae on Friday. #acanthusapparel

Restocked the popular tomahawk long sleeve pullover from last fall/winter! Available on Etsy now and at Vitae on Friday. #acanthusapparel

If you want to see the photos from our FW14 kids photo shoot then head over to our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/acanthusapparel. All of the Acanthus items in the album will be available on Friday at our trunk show and on Etsy this weekend. #acanthusapparel #fw14

If you want to see the photos from our FW14 kids photo shoot then head over to our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/acanthusapparel. All of the Acanthus items in the album will be available on Friday at our trunk show and on Etsy this weekend. #acanthusapparel #fw14

One off shark themed liner I made for a buddy. Hand cut side, brazed it and layed down a nice blue to white powdercoat fade. Not for sale, but do check out my previous posts concerning today’s rotary sale!  #joshuabowersmachines #shark #greatwhiteshark

One off shark themed liner I made for a buddy. Hand cut side, brazed it and layed down a nice blue to white powdercoat fade. Not for sale, but do check out my previous posts concerning today’s rotary sale! #joshuabowersmachines #shark #greatwhiteshark

These are the three machines available for todays Sale. Don’t know about the sale? Look at my previous post. #joshuabowersmachines #sale #todayonly

These are the three machines available for todays Sale. Don’t know about the sale? Look at my previous post. #joshuabowersmachines #sale #todayonly

SALE! I’m running a sale today on my three available rotaries to pay for some upcoming travel expenses. Purchase one of my handmade rotaries for the regular $450 and get a free 12x18” “head in the clouds” print or the two 8x10” “Spanish lady” and “Valkyrie” prints. These are high quality giclee prints, printed on heavy watercolor paper, signed and embossed with my bee and crossbones logo. E-mail me at joshuacbowers@hotmail, include your shop name, and machine/ print preference. #joshuabowersmachines #sale #

SALE! I’m running a sale today on my three available rotaries to pay for some upcoming travel expenses. Purchase one of my handmade rotaries for the regular $450 and get a free 12x18” “head in the clouds” print or the two 8x10” “Spanish lady” and “Valkyrie” prints. These are high quality giclee prints, printed on heavy watercolor paper, signed and embossed with my bee and crossbones logo. E-mail me at joshuacbowers@hotmail, include your shop name, and machine/ print preference. #joshuabowersmachines #sale #

I got the the last two of these @eviantattooshow trio of machines done today. I’m super stoked with how they came out and I can’t wait to see who wins these guys. I also got started on a special project, I’ll pictures of that later. #joshuabowersmachines #handmade #handcrafted

I got the the last two of these @eviantattooshow trio of machines done today. I’m super stoked with how they came out and I can’t wait to see who wins these guys. I also got started on a special project, I’ll pictures of that later. #joshuabowersmachines #handmade #handcrafted

Saturday sketches. #sketch #drawing #skull #

Saturday sketches. #sketch #drawing #skull #

Saturday sketchin.#sketch #drawing #nakedchickonananchor

Progress, laid down some lines on this big ol kitty today. . Right sleeve done by @budha_79 .

Progress, laid down some lines on this big ol kitty today. . Right sleeve done by @budha_79 .

I get to do some pretty cool tattoos, thanks clients! Your the best! #joshuabowersmachines #eternalink #tattoooftheday #tattoosnob #tattooistartmagazine #tattooedbodyart #inkedmag #thebesttattooartists #ink #realtraditional #neotrad #neotraditional #art #the_inkmasters #toptattooartist

I get to do some pretty cool tattoos, thanks clients! Your the best! #joshuabowersmachines #eternalink #tattoooftheday #tattoosnob #tattooistartmagazine #tattooedbodyart #inkedmag #thebesttattooartists #ink #realtraditional #neotrad #neotraditional #art #the_inkmasters #toptattooartist

New hoodies!!! Camo winged skull hoodie and buffalo plaid birdhouse hoodie! Up on Etsy now and will be @vitaedesign on Monday. You probably need one of each. #acanthusapparel #etsy #vitae #fw14 #hoodies

New hoodies!!! Camo winged skull hoodie and buffalo plaid birdhouse hoodie! Up on Etsy now and will be @vitaedesign on Monday. You probably need one of each. #acanthusapparel #etsy #vitae #fw14 #hoodies

I got to do this fun melting hourglass today. Gonna be a start of a sleeve. #joshuabowersmachines #eternalink #tattoosnob #tattooistartmagazine #tattooedbodyart #inkedmag #thebesttattooartists #ink #realtraditional #neotrad #neotraditional #art #the_inkmasters #toptattooartist

I got to do this fun melting hourglass today. Gonna be a start of a sleeve. #joshuabowersmachines #eternalink #tattoosnob #tattooistartmagazine #tattooedbodyart #inkedmag #thebesttattooartists #ink #realtraditional #neotrad #neotraditional #art #the_inkmasters #toptattooartist