This past Labor Day was the 2015 Carriage House Tattoo Gathering in Lenoir, NC. This was the inaugural event that attracted top tattoo artists from all over the world. The event organizers were Big Gus, Tony Olivas, and Chris Holifield. The master of ceremonies was none other than Joe Germinario, aka Joey Tattoo from Spike TV’s hit series Tattoo Rescue. We would like to thank all involved for the opportunity to cover this event and all the hospitality.
The 2nd Annual Asheville Tattoo and Piercing Expo will take place June 26th through the 28th at the U.S. Cellular Center in Asheville, NC. This event is also being called the NC Tattoo Expo, which was the convention hosted by Little John’s Tattoo in Greensboro, NC. The North Carolina Tattoo Expo is a family friendly event brought to you “By the tattoo Family, For the tattoo Family”. They welcome anyone that is interested in tattoo culture, whether tattooed or not. Throughout the weekend there will be many different events including pin up contests, tattoo competitions and even a car show not to mention tons of live tattooing. So show up and show out!
This is not our normal Artist Spotlight as there will be no interview. Instead, it is to remember and celebrate the life of a young tattoo artist, Daniel Williams of Warlock’s Tattoo in Raleigh, NC who passed away on January 5th. Not only did Dan put his permanent mark on many of us in the form of tattoos but has also touched everyone he has met. Dan started his tattoo career back in 2009 and has worked in tattoo studios from Asheville to Cary, NC. Dan’s love of art went beyond tattooing and he was working on his own unique style that people would recognize by just looking at the piece. Continue reading Daniel Williams – Remembering a Friend and Artist→
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