Seminars

MONDAY, JULY 25

Jeff Gogue: Shift 10-12

After 16 years of tattooing, ambitious goals, and pursuit of acquiring a high skill set, world wide recognition, and widespread respect among the tattoo community, Gogue has discovered a whole new perspective on tattooing. His desire to focus on large scale tattoo projects and full coverage tattooing has brought him a very esoteric understanding of the role of the tattooer in the life of their clients. Jeff folds practical insights, design practices, and spiritual aspects all into one eloquent presentation that confirms powerful understanding for the listener. This 2-3 hour seminar takes the course from your personal journey in tattooing and acquisition of skills through long term goals, daily tasks, relating to and serving your clients, and finally to a deeper understanding of yourself and your enormous role in the lives of the people you tattoo.

Jeff's personal story and path has opened the door to a deep, powerful, and insightful way to approach tattooing.

Oddboy: Oil & Skin 1-3

Focusing mainly on portraiture, the seminar will compromise a "toolkit" of drawing and painting techniques, and discuss how they apply to the tattooing process. Spontaneity, expression, artistic voice, and how to access them: first on canvas, then onto skin effectively.

Traditional media:

  • Mixing a simple and effective portrait palette in oils.

  • Simple exercises to focus and improve proportion and form in drawing and painting.

  • Stencils and their uses.

Tattooing:

  • Effective portrait palette selection.

  • Focal points and artistic license.

  • Streamlining and decision-making.

Durb Morrison: Longevity of the Tattoo Artist 3:30-4:30

This seminar is a tattoo artist's insight into simple ways to keep your body healthier, limber & stronger, therefore allowing the tattoo artist feel the best they can throughout the length of their entire career.

Tattooing can take a major toll on the tattoo artist's body and can contribute to health issues and daily discomforts while tattooing everyday over the length of a tattoo artist's career. This informative seminar covers various aspects of health issues and discomforts associated with long-term tattooing and also accompanied by simple ways to extend your tattooing and art career dramatically.

This seminar is for any tattoo artists looking to gain insight to improve their physical self & basic daily habits around the studio to feel better during & after tattooing with preventative exercises, stretches & diet!

THIS SEMINAR IS SIMPLY SUGGESTIONS TO HELP TATTOO ARTISTS PRESERVE & PROLONG THEIR TATTOOING CAREER. THE TOPICS DISCUSSED ARE MEANT TO IMPROVE THE COMFORT OF THE ARTIST ON AN EVERYDAY BASIS and TO TEACH SIMPLE, EFFECTIVE STRETCHES AND PREVENTATIVE MEASURES FOR THE EVERYDAY TATTOOER!

Gabe Ripley: Responsible Marketing Bombardment 5-6

Finding the line of cheesy advertising and finely tuned authentic effective marketing isn't always as simple as it should be. Tactics and techniques that work wonders for some will produce no results for others. First, we'll dissect the essentials of a strong cohesive (but not overbearing) marketing plan, how different factors will effect the market, and then blast through so many different marketing tactics that you will be dreaming about wondrous marketing campaigns and actions for a very long time.

Every artist will leave with a clear set of marketing actions they can use to help spread their art and message far and wide.

Nick Baxter: The Holistic Approach 6:30-8:30

The seminar centers around the philosophical concept of holism, or looking at systems and causes instead of separate parts or individual symptoms. It's intended to counter the fragmented, mainstream philosophy that tends to dominate our lives, and in turn leads to limiting tattoo strategies.

The seminar goes deep into some conceptual and philosophical teachings, and Nick will relate them back to tattooing. Nick teaches through a foundational approach, so people are inspired to make their own discoveries through experimentation, thereby pushing themselves further to excel. This is the path of true innovation, rather than quick and easy copycat success. Prepare for some abstract thinking, as Nick takes attendees on a mental journey of self-discovery.

Tattoo.TV Interview Party 10-?

Open to the public. Come on out and watch some interviews with world class artists. You might even be able to ask your own! If you have something nice to say (or a great tattoo) you may just find yourself in front of the camera!

TUESDAY, JULY 26

Morning Q&A Panel 9-?

All our speakers will be in attendance to answer more questions!

Networking & Fun Day! All day

Networking, artist activities, exploration, and good ol' fun around Dublin's beautiful city centre!