Seminar registration is now open! All seminars are 1st come, first serve.
All seminars will be booked through the Portland Tattoo Expo.
Please contact us at 541-343-8287 to secure your seat in one
of these amazing seminars!
More seminars to be added! Dates and times TBA.
Unless otherwise noted, All seminars are approved for continuing education credit for all Oregon licensed artists.
Russ Abbott: The Tattooist’s Palette - Color Theory & Practical Application
Date: Saturday, October 23, 2010 - 2:00 pm
In this inspiring course, Russ Abbott will take you past the color wheel to a deeper understanding of a tattooist’s palette. Using examples from his own work, Russ will explain a variety of color secrets that will help make your work more interesting and effective. Course Length: 2 Hours
· Color Theory
· Secrets of Color Mixing
· Color Blending
· Developing Color Schemes
· Color Selection
· Special Effects
· Tattooing for Longevity
Fee: $160 (includes booklet)
Splat Ter: Blood
Borne Pathogen Training for the Body Mod Practitioner
Date: Friday, October 22, 2010 - 12:00 pm
This is a 2 hour
class. Splat has been in the industry for over 15 years, & is a
licensed instructor through "RED CROSS". This class will cover the
basics of Blood-borne Pathogens, how it effects our industry, and Laws
& standards. It also covers complete setup/breakdown of a
tattoo/piercing station & discusses dirty/clean room practices.
There will be a test. You will receive "RED CROSS" certification upon
completion of the class. Video. This class counts toward Continued Education.
Dan Dringenberg: Machine Tuning Workshop
Date: Friday, October 22, 2010 - 2:00 pm
This class, given by legendary machine builder Dan Dringenberg, will help you get to know your machines and keep them tuned. This is a hands on seminar. Danny and his crew will show
you how to tune, and keep your machines running at their best. Bring the machines you want to
work on, and a power supply to this very informative class, from one of the best builders in the
Nikko Hurtado: Color Portrait
Date: Sunday, October 24, 2010 - 12:00 pm
Nikko Hurtado demonstrates how to tattoo a color portrait. He covers his technique for making an intricate stencil and the application process. Nikko will then take you step-by-step through important aspects of doing a color portrait such as color choice, choosing the right photo, different needle groupings, and much more. This incredible seminar is packed with information that will guide the experienced tattoo artist to understanding the important components of a color portrait tattoo.
Shotsie Gorman: A Conversation with Shotsie Gorman
Date: Friday, October 22, 2010 - 5:00 pm
What is this "CONVERSATION WITH SHOTSIE GORMAN?"
This seminar is unlike anything you have ever experienced. During the discussion, Shotsie seems to unravel the mysteries surrounding the creative life, and put them back together in a manner that you can actually use in your daily life!
Shotsie covers so much ground, it feels like a roller coaster of thought.
Visually a feast for the eyes, the slide show is accompanied by a dialogue with the source of all creativity.
You can leave this experience knowing you have new tools to work with in your persuit of the best quality art work you have always deisred to make.
Tap into the 32 years of creative experience, with one of the tattoo communites legends.
This is not a technical or mechanical seminar, although new creative techniques are passed over and the mechanics of the creative process are revealed before your very eyes.
The most often heard statements from other tattooists who have attended is:
"I never thought I would experiance something like this at a tattoo convention seminar!""
Only the most mnd blowing seminar I have ever atended!"
"I left there so inspired, I couldn't wait to apply the ides to my work."
" My third eye was pulled open."
" I had no idea a tattoo seminar could be this exciting!"