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May 24, 2013

Ask 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!