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Tattoo Education NewsAsk Guy Column in Tattoo Magazine
May 24, 2013
Some of you are already familiar with the Ask Guy page here at TattooEducation.com, where I'm taking questions from both artists and tattoo enthusiasts on a whole range of subjects related to tattooing. Because it's available to the public I've been steering clear of nuts-and-bolts technical stuff, with more of an emphasis on understanding design in a way that can be beneficial to both artists and collectors. So far we've gone over a whole range of material, but in the past few months I've expanded this into an illustrated column that is syndicated in Tattoo Magazine, the largest and longest-running tattoo publication in print.
It's been a great opportunity to share information with the public, and I've enjoyed the challenge of addressing these subjects. It's a reminder of how complex of a subject art can be, and the task of coming up with simple answers has caused me to have to think more thoroughly about design matters that I'd taken for granted for a long time. Please take a moment to check out the newest column, along with the two previous ones. Or drop by your local newsstand and pick up a copy of the July 2013 Tattoo Magazine, where you'll find it in the Slinging Ink pages.
I've also got a version of the Ask Guy column at my new website, www.GuyAitchison.com. Some of you may have already checked it out- it's been live for a few weeks. It's a site where I'm focusing on a particular side of the art that I do, with hand-picked galleries and an archive of magazine features going back to 1989, among other things. You can submit questions to the column from either GuyAitchison.com or here at TattooEducation.com. Either way, check it out and tell me what you think.
Thanks, and I'll be in touch soon!
New Documentary Out: Hell City, The Movie!
May 22, 2013
Greetings from Tattoo Education!
We've known Durb Morrison for quite a while now. Durb does great tattoos and has some excellent products that he's pioneered, such as True Tubes and ErgoSquish tubes, which we carry at the TattooEducation store. But most of you probably know Durb because of his spectacular Hell City Tattoo Fest, which is held twice every year in Columbus, OH and Phoenix, AZ. Hell City has long been one of America's most stand-out conventions. It's packed with all kinds of events and features, but its foundation has always been built on the high skill level of the artists who work at the show- Durb personally screens the portfolios of all artists applying to work there.
After 7 years of filming, Durb's friend Russell Dornhecker has released a documentary about the Hell City Tattoo Fest. It's a visual feast featuring the tattoo artists, collectors, performers, painters, showmen and downright characters that populate the Hell City Fest. Whether you've had a chance to attend the festival or not, you'll be entertained by this powerhouse film. Available now at our online store!
Michele and I once hosted an event called Innerstate at one of the Hell City Fests- you'll find a couple minutes of it in the Hell City documentary. We produced our own film about the Innerstate event, which features profiles of 40 tattooists working in a high-pressure environment over a 5 day period to create a group of masterwork paintings. The documentary comes with a book that has large format color plates of the paintings, along with chapters showing the artists working all week to create them. Since Innerstate and Hell City share such a strong relationship, we're now offering a bundle that includes both films and the book, at a discount price. A must for any tattoo library!
Thanks, and we'll be in touch soon!
Upcoming Tattoo Education Events
Participation to the 6 Artists workshops (Guy Aitchison, Nick Baxter, Jeff Gogue, Nikko Hurtado, Bob Tyrrell, and Alex DePase
Participation to the Panel to discuss with the presence of all the teachers
Coffee breaks for both days
Buffet lunch for both days
Certificate of attendance
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