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2014

So we are into a few big projects that have us JUST NOW telling where we will travel this year. The projects will really make the choices for us so...until then...

FEBRUARY: MOTOR CITY TATTOO EXPO
 Detroit, MI
Feburary 21-23 2014

Motor City Tattoo Expo website

 

Rundown:

-9th year in attendance, invite only, waiting list for a booth
-low down and dirty but high profile artists
- a midwest staple and great catch up for old tattoo friends
-some of our dearest friends came to us as clients from this show
-Conan awarded "Top Three Artist Choice: Best Sleeve Tattoo" in 2010

-see the website for juicy voyeur details, competition dates, hotel and ticket info! 

 

 


2013

So the year was so fast and full of more travel and adventure than we can tell you just now. Because each show is worth a tremendous write-up with galleries of pictures and links to relevant content. We wish we had it all up and sparkling on our site to show you but, simply put, we are in the rare situation in life where it is too GOOD and fast to take time to post! We feel like dirt for not sharing but we promise to show you all of it and talk your ear off about the year during your tattoo session. What a year!

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FEBRUARY: MOTOR CITY TATTOO EXPO
 Detroit, MI
Feburary 22nd - 24th 2013

Motor City Tattoo Expo website

Rundown:

-8th year in attendance, invite only, waiting list for a booth
-low down and dirty but high profile artists
- a midwest staple and great catch up for old tattoo friends
-some of our dearest friends came to us as clients from this show
-Conan awarded "Top Three Artist Choice: Best Sleeve Tattoo" in 2010

-see the website for juicy voyeur details, competition dates, hotel and ticket info! 

 
 

MARCH: PARADISE ARTIST RETREAT
 Albuquerque, NM
 Tamaya Resort
March 25-28 2013

Inspiration, learning & art creation
for tattooers, apprentices, & artists of any skill level

http://www.paradiseartistretreat.com

Rundown:

-Second "Paradise Tattoo" event we've attended. We will try to never miss one, they are so good for the soul.

-this show is tattoo artist learning and teaching retreat, art more than tattoo.

-top names in tattoo world and Alex Grey, famous painter, teaching and mingling.

-organized by Off The Map Tattoo, a powerhouse name in our industry.


-see the website for juicy voyeur details, competition dates, hotel and ticket info!

 

APRIL: HELL CITY TATTOO FEST
Killumbus, OH
April 19th - 21st

http://www.hellcity.com

Rundown:

-This is our favorite show of all time!

-11 years running, we've attended since the first show

-now two HC shows, one in OH and one in AZ. We hope to attend the AZ this year also, might be moving a daughter off to college that month.

-Conan has taken five (or more? failing memory...) awards from Hell City shows over the years.

-See our blog posts about our years at Hell City in the past. We did not write one about last year because we ran out of time, but it surely deserved high marks!

-see the website for juicy voyeur details, competition dates, hotel and ticket info!

 

 

MAY: AMSTERDAM TATTOO CONVENTION
Netherlands
May 31 - June 2

http://amsterdam.tattooexpo.eu/nl/2013

 

Rundown:

-Sharing a booth with the talented Caryl Cunningham!

-Can't tell you much more than this yet but we are crazy excited!

-see the website for juicy voyeur details, competition dates, hotel and ticket info!

 

 

JUNE: ILLUSTRATION MASTER CLASS
Amherst College, Mass
June 10-16

http://www.illustrationmasterclass.com

 

Rundown:

-Conan is going to this one solo, while the lovely Michele, as usual, is the power behind the man and will hold down the studio in Indy.

-This is a week-long course taught by some of the world's most talented illustrators.

-This will crack Conan's Right Brain open in a way that is beyond comprehension from his current mindset. Your tattoo wins!

-If your brain can handle the power, we dare you to hit the links below. These are the instructors! And what talent will be among the other students? OVERLOAD!

ILLUSTRATION MASTER CLASS INSTRUCTORS 2013

Boris Vallejo . Julie Bell . Rebecca Guay . Donato Giancola 
Greg Manchess Dan  Dos Santos . Scott Fischer Irene Gallo .
 Mike Mignola . Iain McCaig . James Gurney 

 

 

JUNE: CONAN IS A GUEST ARTIST AT
OFF THE MAP TATTOO
Easthampton, Mass
June 17-22

http://www.offthemaptattoo.com/Easthampton_MA_01060/index.html

 

Rundown:

-This is a world-renowned studio that houses and host a guest artist list of some of the greatest talent in the history of tattoo.

-As a guest Conan will be among top tattoo talent and in the midst of industry leaders. He will collaborate to learn as much as he can while giving freely of all of he has learned about every aspect of the craft, the industry and the running of his studio. This is the cluster effect turned up to 11.

-Conan is honored and aware of his good fortune. He is also giddy like a little girl!

 

 

JULY: GAMBLING ROSE TATTOO CONVENTION
Cincinnati, OH
July 12-12

Gambling Rose Convention Website

 

Rundown:

-This show is the first in Cincy by Shane O'Neill, a winner of InkMaster TV show. Should be a high-profile show given Shane's talent, reputation and TV status.

-Shane is throwing three shows per year now under the INFAMOUS PRODUCTIONS flag. We will probably hit his Pittsburgh show later in the year if we aren't across the pond. :)

-Conan first tattooed in Cincinnati, which is only two hours from Voluta Tattoo. When Conan started tattooing 13 years ago Shane was one of the industry leaders we all looked up to. Shane is the real deal.

 

-see the website for juicy voyeur details, competition dates, hotel and ticket info!