Go Granny!

Quite possibly the most rockin’ Granny around!

Just goes to show it’s always a good time to get inked!


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Rainbow Bridge

A beautiful tribute to four beloved four legged friends.

The inspiration for this piece originated with this poem:

http://www.legendofrainbowbridge.com/poem.html


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Designorama!

So far this afternoon I’ve drafted a Borneo back piece, a half sleeve by Camille Rose Garcia, a Lichtenstein and a back panel of a Humpback Whale. Few things are as sweet as jammin’ to good music while creating sweet tattoos. Good times.

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Change of Venue: History of Hip 1.11.11

History of Hip:  A Brief History of TattooingChange of Venue!

1.11.11 is now happening at the MN History Center

(check out the date… now that’s cool).

Yes. MN History Center. (No. Turf Club)

Yes. MN History Center… that’s where all the fun will be.

Seriously.

See you there.

Parking $5 – admission is free

Beer and wine will be available for purchase in the cafe

The museum exhibits are free Tuesday nights

Come early to look around!

www.minnesotahistorycenter.org/hip

History of Hip Facebook event page

History of Hip: A Brief History of Tattooing

History of Hip:  A Brief History of Tattooing

History of Hip:  A Brief History of Tattooing

1.11.11 beginning at 7:30 pm

The Turf Club, 1601 University Ave. West, St. Paul, MN

Never just the domain of sailors and outlaws, tattoos have a rich and storied history. From Pacific Islanders to American hipsters, body art has long been a popular form of self expression with many layers of meaning. Dr. John Troyer gives an overview of the history of body art with tattoo artist Awen Briem.

$6/$5 MHS members. Age 21+ only.

Tickets and more info at www.minnesotahistorycenter.org/hip

History of Hip Facebook event page

Hold the date! History of Hip, 1/11/11

Art With a Point joins the Minnesota History Center for “History of Hip

“Never just the domain of sailors and outlaws, tattoos have a rich and storied history.  From Pacific Islanders to American Hipsters, body art has long been a popular form of self expression with many layers of meaning.  Dr. John Troyer gives an overview of the long history of body art with help from tattoo artist Awen Briem.

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011 – 7:30 – 9:00 pm

The Turf Club 1601 University Avenue West

Saint Paul, MN 55104

Please note:  You gotta be 21.  It is the Turf Club.

Tickets:

MHS members: $5

non members: $6

Today’s Tattoo… about family.

Celtic Family

Tattoo Trivia Monday

Tattoo Trivia to get your Monday off to a good start… What inspired the Macy’s red star logo? Hmmm….http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/homegarden/86759367.html?elr=KArksUUUoDEy3LGDiO7aiU

Macy's Red Star Logo

Top O the Mornin’ To Ya!

Celtic week continues… The Celts are deeply symbolic folk.  Here’s a nice one – the Tree of Life… Branches reach high into the heavens while roots dig deep into the Earth.  Never ending knots, all interwoven signifying the connection between this world, the other world and all living things.

The Tree of Life.

Hey – have fun celebrating today!  Have a safe and fun St. Pat’s Day!

Celtic Tree of Life

Irish Stylings…

Celtic art conjures visions of knotwork – or what some tattooists call “Celtic Nightmares”. Not me. Can’t get enough, in fact!  There are three traditional styles of Celtic design:  knot work, maze patterns and spirals.  Celtic knotwork is distinguished by its never ending pattern, and also includes Zoomorphic designs (see the birds in the piece to the right).  Spirals are typically rendered in three’s, which while attributed to the Holy Trinity is pre-Christian symbolism for This World, the Otherworld and the connection In Between.  And then there’s the maze pattern… the path we take as we find our way each day… a metaphor for life’s journey.

Celtic Styles: Knotwork, Spirals and Maze Patterns