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October 4th, 2012 by Julene - -
October 2nd, 2012 by Julene - -
For their second gallery show, Mercury Tattoo Studio went with a very October-appropriate theme: Ghostly Lore and Legends. Join them for art, a home-brew tasting and some homemade Halloween goodies on Saturday, October 6th from 4-9pm at the shop in Doylestown, PA. More information on the event can be found here.
September 24th, 2012 by Julene - -
I’ve seen just enough Instagram previews to be insanely jealous of anyone living in southern California that plans on attending the Horror Business opening at Left Hand Black Gallery this weekend. For the unfamiliar: it’s an entire show of hand-painted meat cleavers. As you can seen from the flier below, they’ve got a pretty impressive list of participating artists.
So now that I’m done sucking the proverbial dick of this event — go if you can. It’s this upcoming Saturday, September 29th from 6:00pm-10:00pm. Drinks will be provided but they’ve said to feel free to bring your own poison if necessary… and I think we all know that means there’s going to be plenty of fun to be had.
September 18th, 2012 by Julene - -
If you’re into tattooing for a cause, allow me to gently suggest you find a way to participate in Krooked Ken’s fifth annual Tattooing to Save Babies on September 22nd. While Krooked Ken’s letter on TAM was aimed at tattooers, I think it’s important for all of us to be aware of the work that March of Dimes does and how strong an impact they have on the families of premature babies.
As parents to two premature children, the March of Dimes has been an amazing source of strength and support to our family. They continue to fund and find amazing ways to save a child that has been born too soon. Through education and awareness we can fight against babies being born prematurely and having to face life long disabilities and even infant mortality. One in every eight babies born, are born prematurely.
If you’re a tattooer and would like to donate your time and work, it’s really easy to participate. As Ken said:
Just tattoo on Sept. 22nd just like any other day and at the end of the day donate all of your proceeds by mailing your check or money order made out to the March of Dimes to: Tattooing to Save Babies
1201 Tuckahoe Ct.
Denton MD 21629
–or by using your PayPal account and send your donation to email@example.com. All proceeds need to be received no later than November 1st.
Some shops like to advertise their event locally to draw customers and others just tattoo their normal appointments like any other day and forward the donation without fan fare. It is totally up to you and your shop.
If September 22nd does not work for you, any date is fine as long as the proceeds are forwarded by November 1st.
Poster provided by Dwaine Shannon of Saints and Sinners in Baltimore, MD.
August 23rd, 2012 by Julene - -
State of Grace Tattoo in San Jose, CA is celebrating their 10 year anniversary next weekend, September 1st. For $2, I doubt you’re going to find a better way to spend your Saturday.
August 21st, 2012 by Kevin - -
On November 18th, Tattoo Now is holding the Food Tattoos For Hunger day. Artists, shops and donators will all work in partnership with Feeding America and will be doing food tattoos from flash for donations to food banks. If you are a tattoo artist or part of the studio, and are interested in joining the event November 18th, please fill out the submission form on Food Tattoos For Hunger and they will contact you directly.
Raising money for good causes is not new to the tattoo industry; although, banding together and focusing collective efforts will increase the impact. We are looking for anyone willing to help donate their time and efforts to this goal. Together we can generate more media attention and sponsors to donate to the benefit. Our goal is to have 100 shops participate and be able to raise at least $1,500 each so we can donate up to $150,000 to food shelters.
As this event approaches, I have no doubt we’ll have more information about participating shops and how collectors can be part of this event.
July 10th, 2012 by Julene - -
Skip over to Honkeykong’s solo art show on Saturday, July 14th at 5 and Dime in San Diego, CA. He’s calling it Zero Fucks Given and I totally back that.