Entries by J Michael Taylor

How Long Have Tattoos Been Around?

How Long Have Tattoos Been Around?   Let’s face it, pretty much everyone has at least one tattoo, or at the very least says something like, “I always thought about getting one but couldn’t decide where or what.” If you haven’t heard someone say that, you’re lying.   Many people, when discussing their tattoos, often […]


Happy Halloween! Our friends over at USF St Petersburg’s Connect wrote up a great  article on Black Amethyst Tattoo Gallery that we wanted to share. Friday the 13th is well known for being unlucky, but Black Amethyst Tattoo Gallery owner J. Michael Taylor was satisfied with his turnout considering this year was his first year […]

How to Get an Awesome Tattoo Every Time

How to Get an Awesome Tattoo Every Time Before walking into any of the tattoo shops in Petersburg, Florida, to get a tattoo, it is crucial to know what you are getting into.  Tattoo regret is a real thing and happens to one in three people who have been under the needle.  You can avoid […]

Legends Art Exhibit Promo Video

Come join your St Pete tattoo shop, Black Amethyst Tattoo Gallery, on Sept 22nd at Green Bench Brewing Co. as we host our final chapter of the Legends exhibit featuring 60 artists! We are excited to share this amazing video created by the talented Joe Boccia for our Legends exhibit! Check it out!!