Rich Howells

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: ‘Ink Master’ contestant Derek Zielinski of Glass Heart Tattooing & Arts in Plains

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: ‘Ink Master’ contestant Derek Zielinski of Glass Heart Tattooing & Arts in Plains

The NEPA Scene Podcast is back in a new location with new co-hosts and a fresh format, conducting the same honest, uncensored interviews and in-depth discussions about Northeastern Pennsylvania that the show has become known for, covering local arts, entertainment, and the issues that matter to the area. Recorded and produced every week by Internet […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, 2017 Electric City Tattoo Convention (some images NSFW)

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, 2017 Electric City Tattoo Convention (some images NSFW)

Setting up shop once again in a private room at the eighth annual Electric City Tattoo Convention at the Hilton Scranton & Conference Center in downtown Scranton, I took these portraits of tattooed convention-goers on Friday, April 21 and Saturday, April 22. As in previous years, be forewarned that some of these pictures are not […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Plains tattoo artist Derek Zielinski is competing in Season 9 of ‘Ink Master’

VIDEO: Plains tattoo artist Derek Zielinski is competing in Season 9 of ‘Ink Master’

Northeastern Pennsylvania was well-represented in the last season of “Ink Master” on Spike TV – Shavertown resident and Kingston tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey not only won the reality competition, taking home $100,000, but she also became the first female Ink Master, even earning her own special, “Ink Master Angels,” due out later this year. […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Kingston tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey will star in ‘Ink Master Angels’ special on Spike TV

Kingston tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey will star in ‘Ink Master Angels’ special on Spike TV

From a press release: Along with renewing for a 10th season, Spike TV’s hit original tattoo competition series “Ink Master” has green-lit a new television special, “Ink Master Angels,” starring Shavertown resident and Kingston tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey, who became the first female Ink Master in the live Season 8 finale last year. With […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Kingston tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey becomes first female ‘Ink Master’ in live TV finale

Kingston tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey becomes first female ‘Ink Master’ in live TV finale

From a press release: “It’s time that a strong, dedicated woman isn’t afraid to be herself and work hard for this title.” This quote from Shavertown resident and Kingston tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey was used in promotions leading up to the “Ink Master” Season 8 live finale on Tuesday, Dec. 6, and she lived […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

VIDEO: Kingston artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey tattoos over mastectomy scar of breast cancer survivor

Kingston tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey has been quite busy lately as a strong contestant and fan favorite on Season 8 of “Ink Master” on Spike TV as well as the co-owner of The Strange and Unusual oddities parlor, but she recently took time out of her busy schedule to work with Inked Magazine on […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Kingston tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey competing in Season 8 of ‘Ink Master’

VIDEO: Kingston tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey competing in Season 8 of ‘Ink Master’

In a special live episode on Spike last night, Arizona tattoo artist Anthony Michaels was named the winner of Season 7 of “Ink Master.” A trailer that debuted soon after revealed that Kingston tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey will have a chance to compete in Season 8. Malarkey, who is known for her intricate black […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Electric City Tattoo Convention portraits and fresh ink, 04/15-17/16 (some images NSFW)

PHOTOS: Electric City Tattoo Convention portraits and fresh ink, 04/15-17/16 (some images NSFW)

The seventh annual Electric City Tattoo Convention, held once again at the Hilton Scranton & Conference Center in downtown Scranton, attracted colorful characters – both inside and out – from Friday, April 15 through Sunday, April 17, and NEPA Scene photographers Jason Riedmiller and Michelle Beck returned this year to shoot portraits in a private […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: The faces and naked skin of the Electric City Tattoo Convention (some images NSFW)

PHOTOS: The faces and naked skin of the Electric City Tattoo Convention (some images NSFW)

Scranton photographer Jason Riedmiller teamed up with Michelle Beck of Allegro Photo and Design to cover the people and artistry of the sixth annual Electric City Tattoo Convention at the Hilton Scranton & Conference Center on April 17-19, and what they came back with was art in its own right. Riedmiller, who was featured on […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: ‘The Other Side of Electric City Tattoo’ opening at Forage Space in Scranton, 04/11/15

PHOTOS: ‘The Other Side of Electric City Tattoo’ opening at Forage Space in Scranton, 04/11/15

There’s a reason why it’s called the Electric City Tattoo Gallery – the artwork produced by these Scranton tattooists belongs in a gallery, and the integrity and quality of their artwork is just as important to them as their business. “The Other Side of Electric City Tattoo” proved exactly that, showing a side of their […]