The 2018 Atlantic City Tattoo Expo
Nov
2
to Nov 4

The 2018 Atlantic City Tattoo Expo

The Atlantic City Tattoo Expo, one of the East Coast’s longest running tattoo conventions, is returning for its 15th Season at Bally’s Atlantic City, November 2nd through the 4th, and will showcase some of the country’s most well-known tattoo artists as well as some local favorites!

 Better known as “Drawin’ the Wild Card,” The Atlantic City Tattoo Expo will take over the 6th floor ballroom of Bally’s and will be surrounded by casino gaming, amazing eateries and a 1200 room hotel, making this a perfect spot for the 2018 event. 5,000 plus attendees are expected to assemble over the weekend, invading this gaming space for the love of ink and entertainment.

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LInk: Long Island Tattooing, Past & Present
Sep
22
6:00 PM18:00

LInk: Long Island Tattooing, Past & Present

Tommy Helm, Lauren La Bella, and Empire State Studio are pleased to present ‘LInk: Long Island Tattooing, Past and Present’  at 134 Broadway in Amityville, NY, on the second floor. The exhibition will run from September 22, 2018 – November 21, with an opening reception on Saturday, September 22 from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. 

The ‘LInk‘ exhibition explores the tradition of tattooing on Long Island, and examines how this history, established decades earlier, still deeply influences contemporary tattoo culture both locally and internationally. Not only does the exhibition pay homage to the tattoo artists themselves, but also to the tattoo collectors who have supported these artists in the community, and help keep the link of Long Island Tattoo Culture alive and thriving today.

There will be over 40 artists featured in the show, all Long Island-native tattoo artists from Long Island’s premier tattoo shops. 

The ‘LInk‘ exhibition will run through November 21, 2018. The artists will be present at the opening reception Saturday, September 22 from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. Gallery hours are from 12 p.m. – 8 p.m. daily, and by appointment. For additional information please contact Tiera Gonzalez and/or Lauren La Bella, 516-414-4249info@empirestatestudios.com.

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SUMMER VIBE Tattoo & Arts Festival
Jun
29
to Jul 1

SUMMER VIBE Tattoo & Arts Festival

SUMMER VIBE Tattoo & Arts Festival 

The ORIGINAL United Ink Productions event RETURNS to Long Island NY! The resurrection of SUMMER VIBE Tattoo & Arts Festival means that 300 booths of Tattoo Artists & Unique Vendors is BACK at the world-famous Nassau Coliseumnow known as NYCB LIVE! From all corners of the globe they will come! Tattoo artists and exhibitors of all styles will congregate on Long Island NY for a weekend of art, ink, and family fun!!

This festival includes the following:

  • Live tattooing by tattoo masters from around the world.

  • Appearances by famous Ink Masters

  • Body piercing

  • Permanent makeup artists: microblading, eyeliner, lips, and more

  • 3D nipple areola tattoo to honor breast cancer survivors

  • Live art/ music

  • Miss United Ink contest

  • Freak shows

  • Burlesque

  • Enter to win tattoo contests with winners will be featured in a national tattoo magazine

  • Seminars for tattooing and permanent makeup

  • Live laser tattoo removal and consultations

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EMPIRE STATE STUDIO NOW HIRING!
Sep
23
6:00 AM06:00

EMPIRE STATE STUDIO NOW HIRING!

NOW HIRING: Empire is seeking a licensed professional artist to join our family of highly creative and motivated tattooers who work in a fun and competitive environment. Tommy Helm, owner of Empire, has worked very hard to create the perfect environment for the artist to concentrate strictly on artwork. Must have at least five years professional tattooing experience and strong portfolio.  Must provide excellent customer service and have the drive to excel. We work very hard, but have a great time doing it. Opportunity for percentage increases. Serious inquiries only, no apprenticeships. Please email portfolios to info@empirestatestudios.com

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CONSANGUINE: a two-person exhibition opening 2/26 at the Lee O'Neil Gallery
Feb
26
to Feb 29

CONSANGUINE: a two-person exhibition opening 2/26 at the Lee O'Neil Gallery

A two-person, fine art exhibition in Savannah, GA. The exhibition is comprised of works by artists Lauren La Bella and Ryan Day that span across a variety of media from paintings, sculpture, installation to time-based media. Both navigate their practice by way of organic abstract forms through an innovative use of materials.

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