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September 27, 2016

Two Guy Aitchison Seminars You Can Catch In October!


It's been almost a year since the last time I've given a seminar, which was at the WorldWide Tattoo Conference in Portland, Oregon, which gave me the opportunity to go into the subject of coverup tattooing, from a fresh updated perspective. This coming October, I'll be teaching two different classes at the Paradise Tattoo Gathering at Jiminy Peak, Massachusetts. The first one, Coverup: The Next Level is a followup on the coverup theme, since I believe it is one of the most important skills that a tattooist can have. This time through I'll be teaching in a smaller classroom, and I'll be asking participants to bring me photos of their own coverup challenges, for us to discuss on the big screen, so that everyone attending will have some take-home things that they can immediately put into practice.


In the second class, Flow & Fit: A Hands- On Workshop, I'll be going into some of the core design theory from the Reinventing The Tattoo curriculum. The way that a tattoo design sits on the human form is at the very foundation of how to make an attractive tattoo. In this class we'll learn about the most important muscle groups, and the unique design opportunities found in every body type. There will be a series of short drawing exercises which we will review together in the classroom, giving everyone a chance to put some of the theory into practice so they'll have some new design tools to take back to the studio and put into everyday use.


As a special exclusively for Paradise Tattoo Gathering guests, we are offering a $100.00 discount off a one year subscription to Reinventing The Tattoo for anyone who purchases tickets to both seminars. For attending artists who are already Reinventing subscribers, you can apply that credit to a gift subscription for your apprentice or coworker, or towards renewing your own subscription when the time arrives. Either way, we'd like to invite you to attend these two courses at the beautiful alpine resort setting that Jiminy Peak has to offer. We also carry the tickets to the Paradise Tattoo Gathering event, which are required for all seminar guests, and give you access to the convention floor and other amenities.
 

September 16, 2016

Reinventing The Tattoo Guest Writer Phil Garcia!

One of the most exciting things about the new electronic edition of my educational package Reinventing The Tattoo is the participation of a variety of guest writers who all excel at different styles and subjects in tattooing. So far this year we have added chapters by Russ Abbott, Nick Baxter, Megan Jean Morris, Halo Jankowski and Don McDonald on subjects ranging from color theory to client relations to large format stenciling. These writers are allowing us to expand the Reinventing curriculum to encompass the interests of the entire tattoo industry, making it potentially useful to almost anyone, regardless of style or level of experience.

 

So we are particularly jazzed about adding the chapter by Phil Garcia, who many of you know as being the artist who has completely redefined the rose tattoo and brought it to a new artistic level. Phil's roses are not only realistic, but perfectly proportioned to the body part, bold and clear, with just the right exaggerations to make it read nicely on the skin and hold up to aging. In his new chapter, Attention To Detail, Phil spells out his process in a concise step-by-step format with in-depth discussion of some of the things that he considers to be the most important aspects of his technique. 

There are several more guest contributions in the works at this moment, which Reinventing The Tattoo subscribers can look forward to seeing added to the content over coming months, along with upcoming expansions to the coverup chapters along with countless other improvements. Reinventing is not just an e-book, but is a dynamic educational experience that is continually evolving to fit the needs of today's tattoo professional. You can take a look at our new video promotion to see the Reinventing The Tattoo electronic edition in action.