Wednesday September 9, 2009

We're gearing up for the Paradise Tattoo Gathering!

The 2009 Paradise Tattoo Gathering is finally here, and we couldn't be more excited! Thank you to everyone who has come together to make this event possible, we really couldn't have pulled it off without you. This years' Paradise Tattoo Gathering features a lineup of seminars and workshops from Guy Aitchison, Bob Tyrrell, Shawn Barber, Dan Dos Santos, Tom Strom, Russ Abbott, Joshua Carlton, Jeff Ensminger, Pulse Tattoo Machines, RethinkYourInk, Chris Dingwell, taking photos with Mario Rosenau, and Tax-time with Rob. Because other seminars have been so successful with pre-registration, we decided to add Jeff Gogue's Gut Level Tattooing Seminar to the roster! He'll also be sharing a tattoo booth with Bob Tyrrell. The seminar is scheduled for Friday the 18th from 8:30-11:30. Now is the time to reserve your space, other seminars have filled up quickly and we expect Jeff's to do the same. For full details check out the events section of our site! Total cost is $150 with a $50 deposit! On Sunday september 20th from 2-3 the TattooNOW staff will discuss marketing yourself on the web and how to build a broader clientele of people who are actively researching tattoos. We'll cover basics of using your TattooNOW account as well as tips and tricks on getting yourself more traffic. This tutorial and informal Q&A session is open to current clients who want to learn about better utilizing their site or any artist wondering whats up with the hype. If you ever had any questions on TattooNOW or getting your own custom high traffic website, nows the time! If you are not a TattooNOW artist member, bring a USB with tattoo pictures and $100 to set up your own TattooNOW account on the spot if you like what you see. Throughout the weekend, there will be seven discussion panels with topics ranging from the opener "Pushing the skin to its limits" to "Keeping sharp, how leading tattooers push themselves upwards and onwards every day." Confirmed Panelists include Joe Capobianco, Nick Baxter, Durb Morrison, Mike Cole, and Nikko Hurtado among many others. If you are a tattooer, this is not a convention to miss! This will be one to attend for four days of responsible learning and inspiration! Visit for the complete list of events and links to put down deposits!

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