Off the Map Tattoo Northwest Events


Decoratif 2017


An Ornamental event featuring Russ Abbott's Hammer and Chisel seminar and Laura Jade's seminar The Jade Effect. This event will be hosted at Off The Map Grants Pass. Don't miss out on a weekend of knowledge and inspiration.


Featured Artists: 

Jeff Gogue, Laura Jade, Russ Abbott, Clara Sinclair, Savanah Colleen, Clinton Lee, Matt Matik

Schedule of events:

Thursday 5/11 9:00-9:30 Registration
                        9:30-10:00 Introduction/Welcome by Jeff Gogue
                        10:00-12:30 Russ Abbott, Hammer and Chisel 
                        12:30-1:30 Lunch
                        1:30-  4:00 Laura Jade, The Jade Effect
                        4:00-5:00 Q and A/Panel
                        5:00-??  Pizza and socializing at shop

Friday 5/12  10:00-6:00 collaboration day Tattoos and painting collaborations all day in shop.

Saturday 5/13 10:00-12:00 Roundtable discussion at shop reflecting on previous days.

Hammer & Chisel: Tools and methods used to craft and refine the decorative tattoo.

Russ Abbott   2-3 hours

In this unique workshop, Russ Abbott will demonstrate the analog and digital design methods used to create an ornamental tattoo design to fit one of the most complex areas on the human body- the neck & throat. As is often the case with complex tattoo designs, there will be hurdles to overcome and some things might get broken, but seeing how another artist solves the difficult problems can be one of the best educational experiences possible. 

Participants will follow along through the entire design process from initial consultation, through design, stenciling, and ending with a discussion of techniques to make the actual tattoo more successful. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind seminar!

The Jade Effect:

Laura Jade   2-3 hours

This 2-3 hour seminar takes the viewer from Laura’s beginning in India and Thailand learning henna and working as a professional henna artist for the years leading up to her amazing career as a Pacific Northwest tattooer. She shares her struggles and lessons transitioning in the mediums. She will also share some practical design techniques that will be the keys that open the doors for you to apply to your decorative work; be it your main focus or supplemental and complimentary to your subject matter and style. Her story is compelling and her expertise is inspiring to tattooers of all skill levels. Whether you’ve been tattooing for decades or just starting out, this seminar will offer insight, perspective, inspiration, and the tools you’ll need to propel you further into an amazing career in tattooing. I have watched Laura develop this presentation over the last year and I highly recommend anyone in the tattoo field to take this very impacting seminar.

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