By Jesse Smith - Loose Screw Tattoo
This was a collaborative tattoo with Will Gonzalez.
"When I first stumbled across this mass of chaos it looked like a large creature clinging to the side of a tree. It wasn't until I got closer that I realized that it was a nest of owls with a couple interleukin friends attached to make it look bigger than it actually is. Apparently they work together to protect one another from potential predators. Individually they look weak but as a whole I was definitely discouraged from getting too close."
Three 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.
Artist weekend passes including activities (with more details coming) from:
*Other seminars will be available for an additional fee
$250 $300 - Earlybird special - Save $50 and a limited edition T-Shirt!