Alliance of Professional Tattooists

Professional development day! Forty tattoo artists and half a dozen Health Department officials from across Minnesota are attending the Alliance of Professional Tattooists, Inc. Prevention of Disease Transmission in Tattooing course today!

Thank you Psycho Suzi’s for providing the classroom, the coffee fix and tasty grub!

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Semicolon

All the feels around this tattoo!
 
 “A semicolon represents a sentence the author could have ended, but chose not to. That author is you and the sentence is your life.”
 
 Yes this. Kindness is free. Be good to one another. And to yourself.
 
 

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Winter is Going

Winter may be drawing to a close, at least here in Minnesota! As we try to keep warm today, here are some fantastic nature and outdoors tattoos evoking warmth and spring. Enjoy!
 

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Lace Garters

I’ve been getting a lot of inquiries about lace tattoos, which are hot! Here’s a link with some really nice examples of lace garters.
 
 

 https://www.artwithapoint.com/portfolio/
 
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Tattooing Health and Safety

Spending this snowy Monday training tattoo artists from the Twin Cities and across Minnesota, as well as MN health officials in the Prevention of Disease Transmission in Tattooing. How dedicated are professional tattooists to health and safety? Every person pre registered made it through the snowstorm – two drove three hours in the storm – plus thirteen more registered at the door.

Proud to be a part of a freaking awesome industry!

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Ötzi on spring break, part 1

Alright – here’s a little spring break fun. I’ve long been a fan of Ötzi as well as Radio Lab. So it was fun to see the two come together.

Here you go – the story of Ötzi the iceman, dated at 5000BC, covered with more than fifty tattoos – all of which correspond to areas of injury suggesting the tattoos were used as a mode of healing. Check it out. Cool stuff.

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Holy smokes! A Portfolio Update

Posted new tattoo pics to my online portfolio today… and prepped a whole lot more, so keep an eye out for upcoming updates!
 
 https://www.artwithapoint.com/portfolio/
 

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Minneapolis Tattoo Arts Convention

Hung out at the Minneapolis Tattoo Arts Convention this afternoon. Ran into Serena Rose and the Enigma… Took a fun family pic with the whole crew (and Enigma.).. Saw a bunch of friends including Shahn Anderson and Dan Dittmer from Electric Dragonland and Jacqueline Beach from Black Lotus Tattoo, ran into a few clients including LeAnn Kyro Oliver – And picked up this awesome t-shirt!

There’s still time to check out the show tonight and tomorrow!

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Tattoo Arts Convention Pt 1

Holy Guacamole! I lost a week somewhere! Maybe it was brain freeze during the polar vortex, or maybe it was the winter break that would never end (parents, I know you hear me)… But HEY, the Minneapolis Tattoo Arts Convention begins TOMORROW! Check out the details here!
 

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Scratch Art by Tattooists unique gift

Looking for a unique gift for the art lover or tattoo collector in your life? Check out the Scratch Art Project – a project by Guy Aitchison, who requested original art from hundreds of tattoo artists (including Awen Briem here at Art With a Point!) and compiled them into this fantastic collection of scratch art by tattooists. Here’s a peek at the book in a quick video!

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