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.
This is one of three builds that will be given out as a tattoo of the day prize  at the @eviantattooshow . I’m super pleased with them and excited for the opportunity. #joshuabowersmachines #handmade #handcrafted

This is one of three builds that will be given out as a tattoo of the day prize at the @eviantattooshow . I’m super pleased with them and excited for the opportunity. #joshuabowersmachines #handmade #handcrafted

This is probably on the coolest machines I’ve made. If you tattoo in a Moroccan opium den then this machine is for you. If your name is Emery then that’s even better because it’s stamped on the vintage key thumb screw. 5mm cam great for color, black and gray and stippling. $450 available. E-mail me at joshuacbowers@hotmail.com #joshuabowersmachines #rotarytattoomachine #handmade #handcrafted

This is probably on the coolest machines I’ve made. If you tattoo in a Moroccan opium den then this machine is for you. If your name is Emery then that’s even better because it’s stamped on the vintage key thumb screw. 5mm cam great for color, black and gray and stippling. $450 available. E-mail me at joshuacbowers@hotmail.com #joshuabowersmachines #rotarytattoomachine #handmade #handcrafted

5mm cam great for color, black and gray and stippling. $450 available. E-mail me at joshuacbowers@hotmail.com #joshuabowersmachines #rotarytattoomachine #handmade #handcrafted

5mm cam great for color, black and gray and stippling. $450 available. E-mail me at joshuacbowers@hotmail.com #joshuabowersmachines #rotarytattoomachine #handmade #handcrafted

No.2. I got a nice polish on this one and then put a high gloss clear powder coat on it. 5mm cam great for color, black and gray and stippling. $450 available. E-mail me at joshuacbowers@hotmail.com #joshuabowersmachines #rotarytattoomachine #handmade #handcrafted

No.2. I got a nice polish on this one and then put a high gloss clear powder coat on it. 5mm cam great for color, black and gray and stippling. $450 available. E-mail me at joshuacbowers@hotmail.com #joshuabowersmachines #rotarytattoomachine #handmade #handcrafted

I got a few more rotaries done today with the help of @fantasticbeef … So starting off this weeks batch posts is this guy. Pitted, knarled and knurled. This tough looking rotary is sold but so cool it needed to be posted. #rotarytattoomachine #joshuabowersmachines #handmade #handcrafted

I got a few more rotaries done today with the help of @fantasticbeef … So starting off this weeks batch posts is this guy. Pitted, knarled and knurled. This tough looking rotary is sold but so cool it needed to be posted. #rotarytattoomachine #joshuabowersmachines #handmade #handcrafted

Finally got a chance to ink this drawing up for a possible future @acanthusapparel design. #penandink #oldschoolillustration #illustration

Finally got a chance to ink this drawing up for a possible future @acanthusapparel design. #penandink #oldschoolillustration #illustration

………UPCOMING TRAVELS……….    
Evian Tattoo Show 
Oct. 24-26th
St. Louis Old School Convention.
Nov. 15-17
Due South Tattoo Expo (Biloxi MS)
Dec. 5-7
Now booking for these shows. Email me at joshuacbowers@hotmail.com #stlouisoldschool #eviantattooshow #duesouthtattoooexpo

………UPCOMING TRAVELS……….
Evian Tattoo Show
Oct. 24-26th
St. Louis Old School Convention.
Nov. 15-17
Due South Tattoo Expo (Biloxi MS)
Dec. 5-7
Now booking for these shows. Email me at joshuacbowers@hotmail.com #stlouisoldschool #eviantattooshow #duesouthtattoooexpo

The week of the dragons. This is number three for the week, pleased with how it turned out. It flows around his arm and well on to his back which makes photos pretty tough. #joshuabowersmachines #eternalink #dragontattoo

The week of the dragons. This is number three for the week, pleased with how it turned out. It flows around his arm and well on to his back which makes photos pretty tough. #joshuabowersmachines #eternalink #dragontattoo

In the coming weeks we will be putting out more adult fall/winter items… Here’s a new one that’s up on etsy. It’s a cozy Eco-ivory off the shoulder sweatshirt featuring our snail design. Super soft and perfect for fall! #acanthusapparel #fw14 #new #snail

In the coming weeks we will be putting out more adult fall/winter items… Here’s a new one that’s up on etsy. It’s a cozy Eco-ivory off the shoulder sweatshirt featuring our snail design. Super soft and perfect for fall! #acanthusapparel #fw14 #new #snail

Trunk show flyers finished! Can’t wait until October 3rd! #acanthusapparel #trunkshow #fw14

Trunk show flyers finished! Can’t wait until October 3rd! #acanthusapparel #trunkshow #fw14

Another new women’s item… A ‘no fox given’ cropped 3/4 sleeve raglan! #acanthusapparel #fw14 #nofoxgiven #new #etsy #vitae

Another new women’s item… A ‘no fox given’ cropped 3/4 sleeve raglan! #acanthusapparel #fw14 #nofoxgiven #new #etsy #vitae

More on this today. #dragontattoo #koitattoo #joshuabowersmachines

More on this today. #dragontattoo #koitattoo #joshuabowersmachines

This one is not available but I’ll probably be building more like it. #joshuabowersmachines #rotarytattoomachine

This one is not available but I’ll probably be building more like it. #joshuabowersmachines #rotarytattoomachine

Knurled and knarled, this guys available for purchase. Lightweight with a 5mm cam, great for black and gray, color and stippling. $450, e-mail me at joshuacbowers@hotmail.com #joshuabowersmachines #rotarytattoomachine

Knurled and knarled, this guys available for purchase. Lightweight with a 5mm cam, great for black and gray, color and stippling. $450, e-mail me at joshuacbowers@hotmail.com #joshuabowersmachines #rotarytattoomachine

I love how this one came out. Lightweight with a 5mm cam great for black and gray, color or stippling. $450. E-mail me at joshuacbowers@hotmail.com #joshuabowersmachines #rotarytattoomachine #handmade

I love how this one came out. Lightweight with a 5mm cam great for black and gray, color or stippling. $450. E-mail me at joshuacbowers@hotmail.com #joshuabowersmachines #rotarytattoomachine #handmade