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.
It was a fun day back at Iron Heart. Glad to be home. #joshuabowersmachines #desmoines #iowa #tattoos

It was a fun day back at Iron Heart. Glad to be home. #joshuabowersmachines #desmoines #iowa #tattoos

I have a couple rotaries left after the convention. 1 big can and 1 small can. Both with the matte finish and a 5 mm stroke. $450 ea. if interested or have any questions e-mail me @ joshuacbowers@hotmail.com #joshuabowersmachines #joshuabowers #rotarytattoomachines #handmade

I have a couple rotaries left after the convention. 1 big can and 1 small can. Both with the matte finish and a 5 mm stroke. $450 ea. if interested or have any questions e-mail me @ joshuacbowers@hotmail.com #joshuabowersmachines #joshuabowers #rotarytattoomachines #handmade

I’ve only got 3 rotaries left goin in to Sunday. $450 ea. Come and get em Columbus. #hellcitycolumbus #joshuabowersmachines

I’ve only got 3 rotaries left goin in to Sunday. $450 ea. Come and get em Columbus. #hellcitycolumbus #joshuabowersmachines

This new anchor and globe striped tank is up on Etsy… finally! I also posted the eagle hoodie, globe and anchor sweatshirt, globe and anchor sleeveless poncho and bee crop top. Everything is also stocked at Vitae. More to come! And this tank along with the baby/kids globe and anchor baseball tee will be available at the Hell City Tattoo Convention. #acanthusapparel #ss14 #nautical #new

This new anchor and globe striped tank is up on Etsy… finally! I also posted the eagle hoodie, globe and anchor sweatshirt, globe and anchor sleeveless poncho and bee crop top. Everything is also stocked at Vitae. More to come! And this tank along with the baby/kids globe and anchor baseball tee will be available at the Hell City Tattoo Convention. #acanthusapparel #ss14 #nautical #new

Trying to get some photos of the new baby and kids baseball tee that will be debuting at the Hell City Tattoo Convention in Columbus this weekend. I really wish I had a cuter baby model… Just kidding! #acanthusapparel #ss14 #babyapparel #kidsapparel #baby

Trying to get some photos of the new baby and kids baseball tee that will be debuting at the Hell City Tattoo Convention in Columbus this weekend. I really wish I had a cuter baby model… Just kidding! #acanthusapparel #ss14 #babyapparel #kidsapparel #baby

This is what I have left to take with me to Columbus #hellcitycolumbus , if you’ve been waiting to get your your hands on one swing by the booth early. I sold out everything I had in Chicago early on Friday, these might go just as quickly. Also I will not be taking orders there, I’ll be busy with a few projects for a while. #joshuabowersmachines #joshuabowers #rotarytattoomachines #rotaries #spinners

This is what I have left to take with me to Columbus #hellcitycolumbus , if you’ve been waiting to get your your hands on one swing by the booth early. I sold out everything I had in Chicago early on Friday, these might go just as quickly. Also I will not be taking orders there, I’ll be busy with a few projects for a while. #joshuabowersmachines #joshuabowers #rotarytattoomachines #rotaries #spinners

I just wanted to thank everyone that came to the Chicago Tattoo Convention 2 weeks ago and purchased an item. I appreciate every one of you and love seeing the photos you take wearing Acanthus Apparel. Joshua will be in Columbus next weekend with a brand new baby/kids baseball tee and something for the adults too! #acanthusapparel

I just wanted to thank everyone that came to the Chicago Tattoo Convention 2 weeks ago and purchased an item. I appreciate every one of you and love seeing the photos you take wearing Acanthus Apparel. Joshua will be in Columbus next weekend with a brand new baby/kids baseball tee and something for the adults too! #acanthusapparel

It’s a sunny day in the East Village. Stop in @vitaedesign and pick up one of these restocked hoodies. Also available on Etsy. #acanthusapparel #acanthushoodielove #vitae #etsy (at Vitae Design Collective)

It’s a sunny day in the East Village. Stop in @vitaedesign and pick up one of these restocked hoodies. Also available on Etsy. #acanthusapparel #acanthushoodielove #vitae #etsy (at Vitae Design Collective)

I just finish up these frames for Columbus, first thing I’m doin when I get back from Columbus is making myself a matte Finish rotary, I love the way these came out. I’ll have some shiny ones with me as well if that’s more your speed. #joshuabowersmachines #columbustattooconvention #hellcitycolumbus

I just finish up these frames for Columbus, first thing I’m doin when I get back from Columbus is making myself a matte Finish rotary, I love the way these came out. I’ll have some shiny ones with me as well if that’s more your speed. #joshuabowersmachines #columbustattooconvention #hellcitycolumbus

HELL CITY COLUMBUS, you want something that will make you tattoo better and or make tattooing funner? Stop by the booth, either @chris_quidgeon or I will have what you need. I will have an assortment of rotaries as well as these fine coil machines. #hellcitycolumbus #tattoomachine #joshuabowersmachines

HELL CITY COLUMBUS, you want something that will make you tattoo better and or make tattooing funner? Stop by the booth, either @chris_quidgeon or I will have what you need. I will have an assortment of rotaries as well as these fine coil machines. #hellcitycolumbus #tattoomachine #joshuabowersmachines

More new items I’ve been working on this week… Women’s sleeveless hooded poncho with the globe and anchor design, unisex globe and anchor sweatshirt, unisex eagle zip up hoodie and women’s bee crop top. I’m going to work on tagging and photographing everything this weekend. Everything should be up on etsy and at Vitae towards the end of next week. #acanthusapparel #ss14 #new

More new items I’ve been working on this week… Women’s sleeveless hooded poncho with the globe and anchor design, unisex globe and anchor sweatshirt, unisex eagle zip up hoodie and women’s bee crop top. I’m going to work on tagging and photographing everything this weekend. Everything should be up on etsy and at Vitae towards the end of next week. #acanthusapparel #ss14 #new

Working on the anchor and globe women’s tanks today. They will be available in a couple of weeks! #acanthusapparel #SS14 #nautical

Working on the anchor and globe women’s tanks today. They will be available in a couple of weeks! #acanthusapparel #SS14 #nautical

I had the pleasure of tattooing this cute little chickadee tonight. #tattoosnob #tattooistartmag #joshuabowersmachines

I had the pleasure of tattooing this cute little chickadee tonight. #tattoosnob #tattooistartmag #joshuabowersmachines

Finished off the weeks  with this neat one. Tiger sizing a camel for a suit. #tattoosnob #tattoo #tattoos #joshuabowersmachines

Finished off the weeks with this neat one. Tiger sizing a camel for a suit. #tattoosnob #tattoo #tattoos #joshuabowersmachines

Girl and wolf done at the Chicago convention. #Tattoos #tattoo #joshuabowers #tattooistartmag #picoftheday #tattoooftheday #tattoosnob #joshuabowersmachines

Girl and wolf done at the Chicago convention. #Tattoos #tattoo #joshuabowers #tattooistartmag #picoftheday #tattoooftheday #tattoosnob #joshuabowersmachines