Archive | July, 2011

Visionary Tattoo Arts Festival

29 Jul

How could I forget to post about this one. I love Asbury Park.

What: Visionary Tattoo Arts Festival

When: Today, Tomorrow, and Sunday (July 29, 30, 31)

Where: Asbury Park’s Convention Hall, Which is 1300 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park, New Jersey


Friday: 2p.m. – Midnight

Saturday: Noon – Midnight

Sunday: Noon- 8 p.m.

Cost: $20 per day or $30 for the weekend (if you are under the age 13 and with Mom or Dad it is free)

There will be tattoo contests, seminars on oil painting techniques and cover ups. For your entertainment purposes there will be a live oil painting, a parkour team,  The Show Devils (a stunt show), skate boarding, cabaret performances and suspensions! There will also be a band called Frowser playing too.

There are a couple of after parties going on that have been listed online including one at the bowling alley and the Wonderbar.





All Out Tattoo School

21 Jul

On my post about TLC’s new show “Tattoo School”, another tattoo teacher, Michael Warawa, posted a comment letting everyone know that he also runs a tattoo school.

Anyone who is interested in All Out Tattoo School, taught by Michael Warawa, check out his website. His programs is a little different than the one taught in upstate New York.

His program lasts for three to six months depending on which you sign up for and there is a one on one learning environment. His prices also vary by which program you enroll in. It can cost anywhere from $3750 to $7500.

If you are located in the British Colombia area and are a dedicated and motivated aspiring tattoo artist I would check him out.

One aspect that will be helpful apart from learning how to tattoo, is that Warawa offers information about setting up your own business.

For more info check out his website or a call at 778-470-5770.

*Thanks Mike for the Tip!

Inked Out NJ

11 Jul

Just a reminder 74 days until the Inked out New Jersey Convention is happening. This convention is taking place at The Meadowlands Expo Center in East Rutherford New Jersey.

There will be live artists, live bands, live acts and more.On Saturday and Sunday there will contests for tattoos including best in black and white, best color and more.

Seminars available thus far are on Microdermal Anchors, the cost of this seminar is $125. You must pay in advanced and after the course in about two to four weeks you will recieve your certificate of completion. This seminar will take place on Sept 23.

Mark it on your calenders now! It sounds like a great time. For more info check my first post about this!

“Tattoo School” on TLC

9 Jul

TLC is not new to the idea of having shows based around the art of tattooing or running a tattoo shop, but listen up to what they are planning now.

The new show “Tattoo School”, is a show where students learn how to tattoo in just two weeks. These “new artists?” “apprentices?”, contestants are looking to turn their lives around through the art of tattooing.

Not everyone can be a tattoo artist, and the skill usually takes more than two weeks to fully learn what to do. I am sure it will be an interesting show, but the idea of someone learning this technique is what is shocking people.

There are plenty of people out there who want to learn to tattoo and many looking for an apprenticeship, so maybe this will teach them some techniques as well.

The show is airing July 14th at 9 p.m. and takes place at the Tattoo Learning Center School. The location the show is filmed is the Albany, New York Location. If you are interested in attending the school, tuition is $4800, which is not too bad at the rate that college (for me) costs $28,000, a year.

After checking out their website, it seems like a bar-tending school but for tattooing, I think I am going to check out the show, at least for one episode!

If you are against the airing of this show, check out this petition.

If you are for the show, check out where it will be taking place.