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Alex de Pase on the World Wide Tattoo Conference

World Wide Tattoo Conference

By Nicki Kasper What was the inspiration for the World Wide Tattoo Conference, and who’s idea was it in the beginning?  The project WWTC (WorldWideTattooConference) was conceived in 2011. The original idea was to get together different talented Tattoists in an itinerant multicultural context who would travel around the world, stopping over in significant European and American spots to share and offer their expertise and personal views of their work to the global tattoo community. The initial idea was mine. This year’s conference is in Venice, Italy… Where have previous conferences been held?  Did you find that each event had a different vibe? 2014 is the year to get back to the origins… After the first edition of Rome 2011, the WWTC is going back to its home country, Italy. So far the WWTC has been held 5 times, once in Europe and once in the States alternatively: 2011 was in Rome, April 2012 was the turn of Chigago, then September of the same year in London… 2013 was in Boston and 2014 will be Venice (actually it is in Mogliano Veneto, 10 minutes from Venice). Each edition had definitely a different vibe, specially if we distinguish between Europe and the US, but I guess the most distinctive one was the atmosphere perceived in London, as this conference was much rougher and wilder than the other ones, being it held in the same premises of the 8th London Tattoo Convention and just before the very same convention. How has the conference progressed in ... Read More »

The First World Wide Traveling Tattoo Conference: Free Ticket Giveaway

By Gabe Ripley Guy Aitchison Seminar: “The Extra Mile Is Never Crowded- A Few Extra Things You Can Do To Make Your Work Stand Out” Included as part of the Worldwide Tattoo Conference educational program, $800 for 6 2-hour classes (see event description for more information).  Free ticket giveaway: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dENTeUV2QTJfdE1VMXBOMWo0S1JOclE6MQ Read More »

The First World Wide Traveling Tattoo Conference Giveaway

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By Gabe Ripley To have a chance to win a free ticket to the World Wide Tattoo Conference, please click the link below and fill out form. Winners will be chosen at the start of next week: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dENTeUV2QTJfdE1VMXBOMWo0S1JOclE6MQ Six of the world’s most famous tattoo artists will gather together in the Chicago area to share their expertise and experiences. Two days of full immersion into the secrets that made Guy Aitchison, Jeff Gogue, Nick Baxter, Boris, Bob Tyrrell and Alex De Pase very popular and successful. The program includes a series of highly integrated core seminars and lectures that provide attendees with a great opportunity to learn more about the technical skills, tips and tricks and suggestions that can make you a better tattooist. Every artist will explain his unique artistic approach to body art and show his own peculiar vision on the tattoo world. Read More »

Shirts & Destroy Retail Store Opens in Brooklyn

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Courtesy of Shirts & Destroy: Shirts & Destroy’s first retail store, located at 293 Manhattan Ave. in Brooklyn, NY will officially be open to the public on September 9th, 2011. This brick and mortar store has been a long time in the making, and what was once an old social club in Brooklyn is now a storefront housing some of the finest shirts, prints and other merchandise from the most forward-thinking artists, metal / punk bands and tattooers from around the globe. Some of S&D’s current contributors include world-renowned artists like Thomas Hooper, Chris O’Donnell, Florian Bertmer, Christopher Conn, Arik Roper, Aaron Horkey, Mike Rubendall, Seldon Hunt, Mario Desa, Aye Jay, Justin Bartlett, Timothy Hoyer and bands like Gallows, Cave In, SunnO))), Kvelertak, Isis, Boris, Disfear, Pelican, Integrity, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Nachtmystium, Watain, Doomriders and more. Their merchandise, along with other exclusive items, will be available at the Shirts & Destroy store along with material from countless other artists under the S&D umbrella.  Read More »