July 9-11, 2021

 Cliffbreakers & Riverview INN 700 W. Riverside Blvd., Rockford, IL, 61103

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Decay and Rebirth

By Nick Baxter - Nick Baxter

My good buddy and coworker James Hall wanted a pair of bio-organic style sleeves; one representing life and growth, and the other representing decay and rebirth. This Arm is the decay and rebirth side, based on the concept of fungi and dirt-dwelling insects being the decomposers of nature, with a rotting peach thrown in for good measure. This and the other sleeve tie into his gears of time backpiece which I did previously, and which you can see elsewhere in this tattoo gallery.

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Rock River Tattoo Art ExpoThree days of becoming a better artists, tattooers, and people! The Rock River Tattoo Art Expo will combine aspects of artist-focused professional development events with the style of a larger tattoo convention, open to the public. The two convention floors will be filled with artist and vendor booths, with the artists showcasing not only tattooing but work in other mediums as well. Some booths will feature live painting alongside the tattoo booths. There will be additional vendor booths in some of the hallways and auxiliary spaces along with a museum exhibit showcasing some important tattoo artifacts including some of local significance. Throughout the weekend there will be activity on the main stage including interviews, talks by high-profile speakers, a historical discussion, tattoo art critiques, and a daily showcase of work that was completed on the convention floor.

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  • Shawn Barber
  • Hannah Aitchison
  • Nikko Hurtado
  • Jeff Gogue
  • Orge Kalodimas
  • Gabe Ripley

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