In the 1990’s I was the lone wolf among friends who didn’t get a big ass tribal tattoo permanently etched onto my skin. It was the word “permanent” that scared and scarred me most.
As much as I loved the concept of wearing one’s art on a body part, I could never fully commit to a design I would have to look at for the remainder of my days on earth.
Vanity plays a big part – watching your work of art expand or shrivel with the growing years.
But I love tattoos and so admire the artists that can work hours on end meticulously embedding ink into flesh, without the slightest hesitation.
This month at BREWS I’ve gathered together several established local tattoo artists to showcase some of their “other” art – working beyond the skin in a variety of different mediums.
Hanging on the walls at BREWS for September will be works by tattoo artists JD Davis, Stella Ipswitch, Caitlin Cantele, Argentina Mike, Joseph Linker and Jeremy Shock.
During the opening reception, several of the tattoo artists will be on site and set up to help anyone who would like to take a crack at being a tattoo artist. Local diva, model and muse Lilah Stiger, who’s body was painted during last month’s Figure Show at BREWS has volunteered again to be the canvas for anyone wielding a needle and ink. JUST KIDDING!!!
Opening reception for the show is Thursday, Sept. 3, between 5 and 8 p.m. and all are invited to attend.
BREWS is located at 2 Pine St. -– across the street from the Eureka Springs post office.
Pictured is “Red Skull” by Argentina Mike