Story by Skylar Owens, Photographs by Skylar Owens and Ethan Fredsti
Native, regional, and nationwide tattoo artists and lovers converged on Reno for the annual Woman Luck Tattoo Arts and Historical past Expo to showcase their work, in addition to collaborate.
Timothy Azinger and Johnny Fry, an artist with Distinctive Ink in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, hosted this conference in addition to the same tattoo conventions world wide. Properly-known native Reno tattoo retailers have been in attendance together with Marked Studios Inc., South City Tattoo Collective, Absolute Tattoo, and lots of, many extra.
I personally had the pleasure of being tattooed by Nikki Ventura from Silver Display screen Tattoo & Piercings in Oroville, California. Ventura drove 2-1/2 hours to attend the expo. A pal and fellow photographer overlaying the occasion with me obtained tattooed by Joe Elliott from Pierced Hearts Tattoo in Seattle. Each artists are very skilled.
Nationwide journal “INKED,” was readily available. It’s very well-known within the tattooed world for his or her fashions and artwork, and for that includes gifted tattoo artists from world wide.
Artists and collectors come to this occasion not simply from the U.S., but additionally from different nations. Vitor Lacerda and Rodrigo Maia of Maia Ink got here all the best way from Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. They confirmed off their stunning paintings which is commonly characterised by its shut resemblance to that of watercolor, as nicely daring calligraphy.
This expo was an actual privilege to take care of not solely see many distinctive design kinds, but additionally witness first-hand the method of tattooing and the ability and approach that’s concerned from begin to end. The inventive abilities of shading, coloration, and perspective needed to be utilized all whereas managing technical particulars such because the needle sort, ink stage within the tattoo gun, placement on a buyer’s physique, and upkeep of a sterile setting. It’s a true testomony to how expert tattoo artists actually are.
Regardless of getting access to all of the gifted artists that have been there from across the U.S. and the world, I’d nonetheless wish to encourage you to take a look at one of many fantastic native artists right here in Reno. Thanks Woman Luck Tattoo Arts and Historical past Expo for inviting ThisisReno.com to attend.
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