By Gabe Ripley
Get ready, the Paradise Tattoo Gathering is this week!
Tattooers, apprentices, collectors and the curious have been registering for the Paradise Tattoo Gathering which is coming up September 13-16 in Keystone Colorado. Hotel rooms and Condos are being booked, and seminar registrations are coming in every day. Jeff Gogue's seminar only has 15 spaces left out of 100, so don't snooze on registering!
This years lineup is truly amazing: Tattooing, workshops, seminars and live painting are being led by the likes of Bob Tyrrell, Adrian Lee, Tommy Lee, Nick Baxter, Jeff Gogue, Tom Strom, Chet Zar, Damon Conklin, Nikko Hurtado, Alex De Pase, Big Gus, Shawn Barber, Jo Harrison, BJ Betts, Megan Hoogland, Cory Ferguson, Seth Ciferri, James Kern, Jason Kundell and many, many more. We hope to see you there!
All the seminars are well worth taking, here are few featured seminars to give you an idea of what's coming. Check the complete schedule of over forty events!
Russ Abbott's The Tattooist's Palette
Color Theory & Practical Application
In this inspiring course, Russ Abbott will take you past the color wheel to a deeper understanding of a tattooist's palette. Using examples from his own work, Russ will explain a variety of color secrets that will help make your work more interesting and effective.
Secrets of Color Mixing
Developing Color Schemes
Tattooing for Longevity
Tattoo as I see it -Jeff Gogue Seminar
I will share my approach to the artistry, design, and execution of my tattooing. I will also share some trade secrets I've developed over my career (technical tips, so to speak) I will also focus on how to honestly approach marketing and publicizing your work to develop a unique voice and style so as to be sought after as an influential tattooer and artist is this ever-expanding field. I have accomplished many of my goals as an artist and would like to encourage others do to the same.
ONLY 10 SPOTS LEFT
Tattoo Photography from A to Z with Bill DeMichele
For the past 12 years Bill has been the senior photographer of International Tattoo Art magazine with over 150 covers to his credit. In this seminar Bill will thoroughly discuss the tools of his trade. Topics to be covered include the Camera, Shooting a tattoo, Photo File management, Prepping files, Promotion and Legal.
Get your realistic tattooing game on! Bob Tyrrell and Nikko Hurtado will be presenting a split seminar. From the horse's mouth: "Portraits and realistic Techniques. Covers all aspects of doing a black and gray portrait." Register now before it sells out!
Artist passes, packages and rooms
While tattoo collectors and the curious are more than invited, the Paradise Tattoo Gathering is designed to be an immersive professional development experience for tattooers, apprentices and aspiring apprentices. Time and time again tattooers have described the Gathering as a life changing event, and not to be missed.
Artist pass includes:
Click here to buy your Artist Weekend Pass: $100
Click here to buy a Studio 4 pack of Artist Passes: $300 (Save $100!)
Well, in closing we will remind you that all the Paradise Tattoo Gatherings have sold out the resort and many of the seminars and workshops. It seems we are headed towards another amazing event so make your plans, and don't snooze on booking your rooms, registering for the seminars or getting those tickets! We can't thank everyone enough, and will be working non-stop until the event. Feel free to email or call (413) 585-9134 with any questions!
- Admission into the tattoo and live art room
- Discussion panels each day
- Entry into the group critique
- Durb Morrison's Longevity of the Tattoo Artist
- A live tattooing seminar with Big Gus on Thursday (include your tattoo idea with your ticket order for a chance to win this tattoo!)
- TattooNOW's websites and internet marketing seminar.
- There are many other seminars and events offered during the four days, check the event schedule and register for any classes you want to insure entry in.