By Nick Baxter - Nick Baxter
This sleeve is an interpretation of classical vanitas paintings, depicting the fleeting nature of life and beauty. The rose on the front of the shoulder was done previously by Jeff Ensminger, so I matched it with another rose and incorporated the simpler traditional style, as well as some Art Nouveau ornamental shapes, into the rest of the subject matter. The client Alison makes some amazing tattoo aftercare products, in small batches with only the finest ingredients under the label Stay True Organics, and as you might expect she healed perfectly after each of her grueling 2-day sessions.
Three 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.
Artist weekend passes including activities (with more details coming) from:
*Other seminars will be available for an additional fee
$250 $300 - Earlybird special - Save $50 and a limited edition T-Shirt!