Chinese New Year & 3rd Anniversary!

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We’re ramping up the year with our annual Chinese New Year Celebration. The Year of the Snake is upon us, and we will be featuring a group exhibition of local artists focused on the Year of the Snake!

The celebration kicks off Friday, February 8th at 6pm. We will have live music by SHY BOYS, playing their vintage garage surf rock. Catch the wave at 8pm!
This February also marks the 3rd Anniversary of Windhorse Tattoo & Gallery, so we’re throwing this bash to celebrate some awesome occasions! We’d like to thank everyone for their continued support of the shop, art openings, AND TATTOO ARTWORK!

Matthew Crim returns to KC!

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We’ve recently been leaking the great news that Matthew Crim is coming to KC, and joining Windhorse as a permanent artist! We are thrilled to have him at our studio, and happy to open scheduling up for this great artist. Expect to see more amazing work from this fellah, with an expanded portfolio here on

You can also check out for updates directly from Matthew. Call 816-283-0500 or email for information on scheduling with Matthew.



Also, First Friday gallery shows at Windhorse return in February, stay tuned for more news on our upcoming schedule and events!

New Paintings by Gatlin McClun – November 2nd

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Thank you to all who have made EleMental CommUnion a success at Windhorse Tattoo & Gallery. The exhibition brought many in to see this living installation and enjoy the artwork. The show is open for its final weekend, this week, so please stop by if you haven’t experienced it!


Friday, November 2nd marks the fist solo show from Kansas City’s Gatlin McClun. A self-taught artist, Gatlin presents a new body of oil paintings at the Windhorse Gallery. Gatlin’s monochromatic paintings highlight dramatic uses of black and white contrasts, along with traditional figurative poses and portraiture.

Windhorse is proud to host this opening, November 2nd at 6-10pm. Through November 30th during normal gallery hours.

Please RSVP and share with friends, or visit for past work and news about Gatlin.

Windhorse Goes To PDX.

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Hello Everyone, We would like to let everyone know that Mark Galloway will be heading to Portland again for The 4th Annual Portland Tattoo Expo, October 12-14th.  This year is going to be great, Mark will be sharing booth space with the very talented Matthew Crim.  If you know anyone interested in getting tattooed this weekend, let them know to come check out the convention.  Mark will also be in Portland the following week of the convention to take on a guest spot tattooing at Art Work Rebels in PDX.  Check out their shop, stop in and see Mark, he may have just what you are looking for.  Thanks for the support, and carry on!  Yep… Wee Man.

First Friday in October, EleMental CommUnion part II.

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Join us at Windhorse Tattoo, this first friday. 1717 Wyandotte room 200. This October will be the second chance to see EleMental CommUnion, a group show featuring local artist Maria Calderon, Ashley Lande, Anthony Hurd and Mark Galloway. Join us in our secret Garden at the Windhorse.

EleMental CommUnion – September 7

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We’d like to thank everyone that has made it out to Order of Three, Ryan Haralson, Gabe Coppage, and Ryan McIntosh enjoyed the response from the show very much. We’d like to thank LaCucaracha Press for their work on prints for the show. Look for remaining prints and artwork to be added to our shop. Order of Three closes AUGUST 31st.

Our September opening has been announced on our Facebook page!

EleMental CommUnion marks the joining of four artists, presenting a series of pieces and installations in the Windhorse Gallery.

Artists Ashley Lande, Anthony Hurd, Maria Calderon, and Mark Galloway present a spectrum of mediums to entice our fans. You can find past work and portfolios at their respective websites, though expect new work from these artists at EleMental CommUnion, opening September 7 from 6-10pm.

RSVP for more info and current discussion. Share the news and be well!


Ramblin’ Man(s)

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An exciting weekend for Windhorse, as Mark and Ryan travel to New York for a bit of business, and a little pleasure!

Studio hours will be extremely limited over the weekend, feel free to leave a voicemail at the shop, or email for quicker assistance!


Mark Galloway will be in attendance at Kings Avenue Tattoo‘s Fudo Myo-o Drawing and Design Seminar hosted by Horitomo & Horitaka of San Jose’s State of Grace. Seats to this seminar with both renown artists were limited, with plenty of interested parties traveling from afar. Expect Mark to return with anxious ideas for new large scale pieces!

During his Northeast stay, Mark will be holding a guest spot at White Lotus Tattoo in Toms River, New Jersey. If you are in the area, please contact the shop at (732) 505-6887 or visit them at 59 Main St Toms River, NJ. Mark has been making regular trips around this region. If you’d like to schedule a consultation for future work in this area, contact Windhorse or White Lotus, as well!

Thomas Hooper


Studio Assistant, Ryan M., makes his journey to Saved Tattoo in Brooklyn, NY. Ryan has been preparing mentally and physically for a two-day session with a flagship artist, Thomas Hooper. Hooper’s black and grey tattoos, as well as radial and pattern work have been inspiration and sought-after by many. Check out Saved Tattoo’s website here, or Thomas’ personal blog at

Finally, we’ve announce our next First Friday show at the Windhorse Gallery: Order Of Three. Featuring collaborative works by Ryan Haralson, Ryan McIntosh, and Gabe Coppage. Prints by La Cucaracha. This upcoming First Friday, August 3rd from 6-10 p.m. RSVP!

Be well.

Order of Three.

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Windhorse Gallery and La Cucaracha Press is proud to present a group show Featuring Ryan Haralson, Gabe Coppage, and Ryan McIntosh.  Opening Reception is at 6pm Friday August 3rd.  Prints provided by La Cucaracha Press.  Come celebrate First Friday with the Windhorse!


Mike DiDia in da house!

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Mike DiDia visits Windhorse a bit early! Originally slated for mid July, Mike has moved his trip up to this week! If you’d like to make an appointment, or need to reschedule with him, please call the studio, or give us some email love. 816-283-0500 or

You’ll find a few more images in our last post, as well as

Mike DiDia returns to KC!

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Friends, we’re happy to welcome back Mike Didia, visiting from White Lotus Tattoo in Toms River, NJ, back to Kansas City!

Mike was rad enough to visit for the opening of Windhorse’s REACH BEYOND DEATH exhibition in March, and returns in July for a guest spot, tattooing at Windhorse!

Mike is scheduling his trip for July 16th – 26th, and has provided a portfolio to Windhorse, if you’d like to see his work at the studio. (Dates subject to change, and such..)

We’re also providing a small gallery you can feast on below. Check out those WIIIIINNGGS!

Please contact Windhorse if you’d like to schedule some work from Mike Didia! Also visit for more work from Mike and his shop-mates in New Jersey.