SCHEDULE

 

The 3rd Annual  Asheville Tattoo and Arts Expo is taking place at the
Renaissance Asheville Hotel
31 Woodfin St, Asheville, NC 28801
Friday March 14-Sunday March 16, 2014

Formerly known as the Asheville Tattoo Fest,  the Asheville Tattoo and Arts Expo is bigger and better than ever! With tattooing, music, art shows, pin ups, face painting contests and more, there is something for everyone at the show. 100 of the most talented and respected artists from all over the world will be tattooing at the Renaissance Hotel Friday March 14 through Sunday March 16. That will also be the site of the car show, hosted by Bootleggers Car Club, pin up contest by Pinups for Pitbulls and tattoo contests. You can sample our custom convention beer or Carriage House Moonshine and shop with our vendors.

Purchase tickets at the door:: One Day $20 : : Two days $35 : : Three days $45 Children under 12 are FREE!

This year we are expanding the show beyond the hotel. The Masonic Temple on Broadway will be the site of the Food Truck Showdown, the pop up art gallery featuring work by fine artists and attending tattoo artists and the live music Saturday night. Serious tattoo collectors will appreciate being able to get tattoos from some of the best artists tattooing today. Be sure to check the artist list and book your appointment early.

If you don’t want to get tattooed, you can enter your tattoos in our contests and win trophies for your artist. Check the contest page for rules and categories. The live music, pin up contests, car show, seminars, art gallery and food truck show down will provide entertainment at both venues all weekend long. Check the schedule to be sure you don’t miss anything! Asheville Tattoo and Arts Expo is a weekend dedicated to bringing artists from all across the country to Asheville and showcasing the best in tattooing, fine art and music that we have to offer. Be sure to book your room before they sell out!!!

EVENTS and SEMINARS

 

EVENTS

FRIDAY :: MARCH 14th

Renaissance Hotel

  • Tattooing :: Noon – Midnight :: 100 of the best artists in the industry will be tattooing; Book your appointments before they’re gone.
  • Live Model Painting :: 5pm :: Amy Williams will showcase some of the most amazing body painting in the South.
  • Pin Up Contest :: 8pm :: Get your outfits ready for this amazing contest sponsored by Pinups for Pitbulls.
  • Tattoo of the Day Contest :: 10pm :: Our judges will award the trophy for the best tattoo done at the Show that day.

    Masonic Temple

  • Pop Up Art Gallery opening :: 8-10pm :: Come see fine art from local and visiting tattoo artists as well as some of the best regional artists in the area. Wine and beer will be provided and a portion of proceeds go to restoration of the Masonic Temple.

SATURDAY :: MARCH 15th

Renaissance Hotel

  • Tattooing :: Noon – Midnight :: 100 of the best artists in the industry will be tattooing; book your appointments before they’re gone.
  • Custom Car and Bike Show :: Noon-6pm :: Bootleggers Car Club will host an invitation only show featuring pre ’68 custom hot rods.
  • Beyond the Ink :: 2pm :: “The Not so Secret Secrets of the Tattoo World” this seminar tells you everything you need to know to get the tattoo you’ve always dreamed of.
  • Tattoo Contests :: 3-8pm :: Do you have great tattoos? Show us what you’ve got and see if you can win one of the amazing trophies; you might even end up in a tattoo magazine!
  • Tattoo of the Day Contest :: 10pm :: Our judges will award the trophy for the best tattoo done at the Show that day.

    Masonic Temple

  • Food Truck Showdown :: Noon-8pm :: Asheville’s best food trucks will be serving great food and competing for the title of “Best Truck in Asheville” as determined by our celebrity judges.
  • Pop Up Art Gallery opening :: Noon-10pm :: Come see fine art from local and visiting tattoo artists as well as some of the best regional artists in the area. Wine and beer will be provided and a portion of proceeds go to restoration of the Masonic Temple.
  • Live Music :: 7pm-Midnight :: Some of the area’s best bands will be performing in the historic theater. You’ve never seen music in a venue like this!!!

SUNDAY :: MARCH 16th

Renaissance Hotel

  • The Tattooist’s Palette Seminar:: 11am-1pm (see Seminars below)
  • Tattooing :: Noon – Midnight :: 100 of the best artists in the industry will be tattooing; Book your appointments before they’re gone.
  • Tattoo Contests :: 2-5pm :: Do you have great tattoos? Show us what you’ve got and see if you can win one of the amazing trophies; you might even end up in a tattoo magazine!
  • Tattoo of the Day Contest :: 6pm :: Our judges will award the trophy for the best tattoo done at the Show that day.
  • Best in Show Contest :: 7 pm :: our judges will award the trophy for the best tattoo done at the show all weekend

SEMINARS

Sunday March 16th, 11AM-1PM 

Eternal Ink [CLASSIFIED] + The Tattooist’s Palette 

presented by Russ Abbott

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Russ Abbott has taught his popular seminar “The Tattooist’s Palette” around the United States for the past 3 years. The seminar is designed to give artists a more complete understanding of color theory and how it relates to the tattoo medium.

Throughout the long development of this popular seminar, Abbott has used Eternal Ink for all of his personal tattoo work. He has been working exclusively with Eternal Ink for several years, applying his methodical and analytical talents to understanding how this popular tattoo pigment behaves in the skin.

More recently, in an attempt to push the boundaries of his own understanding of tattoo color, Abbott began scientifically measuring the precise color of every pigment in the Eternal Ink line. The result of this laborious and technically challenging project is the world’s most complete Abbott Color Wheel.

This color wheel is by no means simple. Eternal Ink has a huge line of colors! Measuring, organizing, and classifying them all was no easy task. We are going to be honest, this subject is tough for a lot of artists. But, if you’re willing to undertake the effort, the results that you can achieve in your work by increasing your knowledge of color theory and tattoo inks may surprise you.

Every seminar attendee will receive a copy of the “Abbott Color Wheel” which shows the color name, hue relationships, saturation, and value of each and every Eternal Ink color. In addition, Russ Abbott will teach “The Tattooist’s Palette” which covers basic and intermediate color theory as well as an incredibly useful section on tattoo composition.

  • Explanation of terminology with that relates textbook theory to practical uses in tattooing.
  • Overview of the benefits and pitfalls of various skin tones.
  • Detailed breakdown of all of the traditional color schemes and numerous examples in skin.
  • Incorporating composition principals passed down from the great illustrators.
  • Russ Abbott highlights the use of these color and composition ideas in a survey of his own tattoo work.

Standard Admission $160 or you can purchase the “Full shop special- Buy 3 get 1 Free!”

Click the button below to go the seminar registration page on Eventbrite.com

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