The Venetian Tattoo Gathering is the first tattoo event of its kind, taking place within the beautiful city of Venice Italy, bringing together the most renowned artists in the world of contemporary tattooing, painting and sculpting. Not only will attendees experience the artistic and inspirational city of Venice Italy, but the Gathering allows the tattoo artists to absorb knowledge from artists and painters who travel worldwide to come together in order to celebrate arts & tattooing.
The gathering schedule will be filled with theoretic seminars, practical tattooing demonstrations, drawing sessions, outdoor painting and sculpting, etc., aiming at spreading a culture of arts and tattooing that elevates the art past the old stereotypes. The several speakers involved in the lectures and practical sessions are acknowledged as icons and masters of their arts by the artistic global community. The same can be said about all the artists working the show, be it tattooing, painting or sculpting. These artists truely represent some of the best among the best in their arts and whose success is internationally renowned. Besides top famous illustrators and painters like Julie Bell and Boris Vallejo, the first Venetian Tattoo Gathering will be honored to host tattoo artists (as well as painters) like Paul Booth, Jeff Gogue, Nick Baxter, Bob Tyrrell and Alex De Pase amongst many others.
The art of tattooing has been evolving at an amazing rate, and three of the arts most ardent supporters are joining forces to bring to tattooers, collectors and the curious a unique event landing at the perfect palace at the perfect time.
Tattooing has been transforming, evolving, growing, maturing and Durb Morrison and Alex De Pase have been two tattooers at the forefront of the artist growth. Durb Morrison has produced the Hell City Tattoo Festival for over 13 years, as well as owning internationally known tattoo studios and a tattoo supply company True Tubes. Alex De Pase is a founder of the Worldwide Tattoo Conference and Dermalize, protective tattoo film. Joining the pair of world class tattooers is Gabe Ripley, who has produced the Paradise Tattoo Gathering and founder of Off the Map Tattoo, all projects that pursue professional development with exceptional vigor. Each partner brings a tremendous energy, point of view and work ethic with their own personalities, and with their respective companies and crews of amazing people. This combination of forces will produce a unique event that tattooers, collectors, and anyone interested in tattooing will remember for years to come.
Venice is an inspiring city, with rich history in the arts and trade. Those who have been there know and those that don’t now have the perfect excuse. A Venetian Palace is a natural place for this event to channel the spirits necessary to push everyone to greater heights.
Top notch tattooing, arts in every sense and entertainment. Dedication to education, inspiration, and positive lifestyle. Tattooers have a mission to make a mark and we hope this event can do just that. Leave an impression on participants that lasts their lifetime. Hope to see you there.
Friday: 11:00 – 21:00
Saturday: 11:00 – 01:00
Sunday: 11:00 – 19:00
Seminars start at 11:30