July 9-11, 2021

 Cliffbreakers & Riverview INN 700 W. Riverside Blvd., Rockford, IL, 61103

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Big Bang Evolution

By Nick Baxter - Nick Baxter

David came to me with an interesting request for a shoulders and arms wraparound tattoo depicting the origins of life and ancient fossils. This project also involved a small coverup on one arm (you can see the back portion in the previous gallery image). I came up with a design influenced by Art Nouveau and the bold, high contrast color style of comic books that shows the Big Bang shooting forth through space the origins of life on our planet, in the form of ancient fossils and sea creatures. Two Nouveau inspired sequences depict the life cycle of plants and animals with the iconic fruit and tadpole examples. This tattoo was a lot of fun conceptually and artistically, and we hope to add more of the story of life and evolution at some point.

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Rock River Tattoo Art ExpoThree days of becoming a better artists, tattooers, and people! The Rock River Tattoo Art Expo will combine aspects of artist-focused professional development events with the style of a larger tattoo convention, open to the public. The two convention floors will be filled with artist and vendor booths, with the artists showcasing not only tattooing but work in other mediums as well. Some booths will feature live painting alongside the tattoo booths. There will be additional vendor booths in some of the hallways and auxiliary spaces along with a museum exhibit showcasing some important tattoo artifacts including some of local significance. Throughout the weekend there will be activity on the main stage including interviews, talks by high-profile speakers, a historical discussion, tattoo art critiques, and a daily showcase of work that was completed on the convention floor.

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  • Hannah Aitchison
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  • Jeff Gogue
  • Orge Kalodimas
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