*5 Dollar Discount with Student or Military ID
(Includes a free t-shirt)
The first annual West Virginia Tattoo Expo is finally here, and will be the first and foremost event of its kind in the state of West Virginia! Located at the Morgantown Event Center, the expo will run October 11th - 13th.
With on-site tattooing and piercing from over 100 artists, multitudes of vendors, contests, a Miss Tattooed West Virginia pageant, and more, this will be the premier tattoo event in the state.
The expo is open to the public, and kids under 12 are free with a paying adult. We also offer a Kid’s Zone featuring face painting, activities, and more!
If you don’t want to miss any of the action, stay at the Waterfront Place Hotel and receive a drastically reduced rate when you mention the code wvtattoo expo.
We Can't wait to see you there!
Friday, October 11th
Matt O'Ree Band
Voted by BB King and John Mayer Winner of Guitarmageddon
Saturday, October 12th
American Idol Finalist Christian Lopez
and Joe's Taxi
Free Admission with WV Expo Tattoo Wrist Band
All others $10 per show
Free Shuttle Service!
Two Waterfront Place
Morgantown, WV 26501-5958
Toll Free 866-782-9974
This is a seminar on the history of the tattoo machine and a fabrication seminar teaching from the basics of tattoo machine theories and how they work, to tricks tips and tuning techniques. A 12 year machine building veteran, Tony Urbanek goes in depth with this seminar, providing hands on assembly, theory, and tuning tricks of his craft. Everything you always wanted to know about coil tattoo machines, and their functions will be covered. The seminar will also be accompanied by a PowerPoint presentation, hands on demonstrations, and will follow up with a question and answer session. Spend 3 in-depth hours building the machine of your choice (liner/shader), talking about tricks, tips, history, and theories of machine fabrication, tuning, and assembly. Spring cutting, coil winding, frame casting and fabrication variations discussed and/or demonstrated. All tools, frames, and parts courtesy of Tony Urbanek, and Kingpin tattoo supply.
Space is limited to 10 people
Pre-Registration is recommended
Contact Tony Urbanek for pre registration, payments, or info:
In my seminar I will be discussing the rotary machine, the different styles, makes and models. I will also be discussing how to get your client to sit longer. I will cover how to take care of the tattoo before, during and after the tattoo process. I will be giving Ink samples of the ink I use, tattoo application gel I use, after care products I use, t-shirt as well as some new products about to be released on the market, along with some Stencil Bond samples. I will also be including a small book/pamphlet i wrote pertaining to the rotary machines.
Contact Russ to sign up for the seminar: 570-374-3200
In the past 11 years I have had many opportunities to learn techniques from the best artists in color realism, illustrated, and traditional art styles. Through my own experimenting I have come across a process that removed the guesswork of producing incredible, jaw-dropping artwork! In addition, over the years I have learned many techniques and tips that allow me to render that incredible artwork through a tattoo needle!
The seminar is broken into two one-hour segments with follow up Q&Q.
Segment 1: In the first hour we discuss the most important tool in a tattoo artist’s arsenal, the needle. There is a wide assortment to pick from and for every application there is a specific needle grouping or type. From there we will move to understanding machines and which machines are best suited for specific artwork styles (color realism, Japanese, neo traditional, etc.) To close the segment we will discuss ‘best practices; to ensure you are creating the highest quality, longest lasting tattoo possible!
Segment 2: In this segment we break art down into basic skills in which training and practice are crucial. We will discuss specific methods of training that will allow you to maximize your potential and wow your clients. I feel strongly about the saying “if you cannot draw it, you cannot tattoo it!” We will discuss correct practice methods for perfecting your drawing skills. We will discuss color theory, composition, light sources, how to understand physical reality and what it takes to pull off a well-rendered reference. Theses all key topics and are the building blocks for incredible artwork.
Tattooing has evolved and left some artists in the dust because of the quick evolution of the mechanics, tools, and practicing techniques. If you feel your career is being surpassed buy others, and you want to be the best you can be for your clients, as well as yourself, please consider this seminar
Contact Nick to sign up for the seminar: 321-917-9633
A look at my approach to black & gray, as well as color, in one seminar. I will discuss needles, inks, washes, machines (coils vs rotaries), application and more. Attendees are encouraged to bring their portfolios. The first 10 attendees to sign up will receive a free gift.
Sunday: 1-3 pm
All payments can be done via PayPal : made out to firstname.lastname@example.org
Any artist of any skill level interested in learning a little more about Biomech or just getting a view from another perspective is welcome to participate. We will study: Biomech Fundamentals - Form and Structure - Layout and Design - Surfaces and Texture - Lighting and more!
Participants will receive a Biomech Sketchbook by Rich Cosgrove *(as sold on Kingpin Tattoo Supply).
Requirements: Bring a sketch pad and some pencils and things to draw with, as well as a couple of your past and present Biomech designs.
Groups will be small and spots will be limited to a first come first served basis. Call ahead for a reservation. 412-683-4320Cost: $100 Day and Time TBD