Fun Times At The Gathering Part 2

One and DONE!  Last weekend at the Fifth Annual Carolina Tattoo and Art Gallery we entered a single contest with Tasha’s Ice Cube portrait and brought home an award for most realistic black and grey!!!  Not too shabby at all!!  

We also have to say that the awards at the show were SUPER COOL! There is a local distillery in Lenoir and the trophies were made from old whiskey barrels that still smell like the alcohol that aged in them.  That’s a great touch by the hosts of the convention, Dragon’s Den Tattoo Company.  The tattoo that won was her portrait of Ice Cube.

Another highlight from the show was Tasha had the unbelievable opportunity to be coached by the one and only Jime Litwalk (you may have seen him on Ink Masters Season 3 where he placed second in the finale).  To have had the opportunity to learn from such a prolific figure in the industry is quite a moment.  We can’t say enough about his talent, how he has honed his craft and how gracious he was.

Tasha also got tattooed at the show, by Will. Her new piece is a black and grey portrait of Livio Scarpella’s Veiled Souls from his series “Ghost Underground” which depicts ghostly souls both peaceful and in anguish. The photos above are of the tattoo and the reference photo that was used.

Once again, we would like to say thank you to Lenoir, North Carolina and the Carolina Tattoo and Art Gathering for being such gracious hosts.  The scenery was beautiful, the food was amazing and we walked away from the convention with new friends that are genuine, kind and amazingly talented.  Overall, it was a great weekend.

Fun Times At The Gathering

It was a whirlwind weekend in North Carolina but both Will and Tasha enjoyed themselves and met some really cool people.  We took lots of pictures and will post them throughout the week but these are a few from last Friday night. Be on the lookout for more to come!  Special thanks to Carolina Tattoo and Arts Gathering and Lenoir, North Carolina for being so welcoming.  

Be sure to click on each picture so that you can see the slideshow. Also, stay tuned to check out the cool awards that we won this past weekend!!

Getting Ready For The Gathering

We are gearing up for the weekend!! Beginning this Friday, August 30 thru Sunday, September 1, Will and Tasha will be at the Carolina Tattoo and Arts Gathering in beautiful Downtown Lenoir, North Carolina. This will be the Fifth annual tattoo convention held by Dragon’s Den Tattoo Company and they will be attending with George Patrick, owner of both From The Cradle Tattoo Co (Richmond, KY) and To The Grave Tattoo Co (Lexington, KY). It’s setting up to be an amazing weekend and we are excited to share more about it as the week progresses. Check back for more info later this week!

We are gearing up for the weekend!! Beginning this Friday, August 30 thru Sunday, September 1, Will and Tasha will be at the Carolina Tattoo and Arts Gathering in beautiful Downtown Lenoir, North Carolina. This will be the Fifth annual tattoo convention held by Dragon’s Den Tattoo Company and they will be attending with George Patrick, owner of both From The Cradle Tattoo Co (Richmond, KY) and To The Grave Tattoo Co (Lexington, KY). It’s setting up to be an amazing weekend and we are excited to share more about it as the week progresses. Check back for more info later this week!

Heath Ledger Joker

Cardinal Tattoo's resident realism artist, Will, completed this awesome portrait of Heath Ledger as the Joker from the Dark Knight series of Batman films. Regarded by many as the best portrayal of the character ever, we feel like Will did this 10 hour piece justice. If you're in the greater Nashville or Hendersonville areas an are interested in black and grey or color portraiture or realism, Cardinal Tattoo is the place for you!

Cardinal Tattoo's resident realism artist, Will, completed this awesome portrait of Heath Ledger as the Joker from the Dark Knight series of Batman films. Regarded by many as the best portrayal of the character ever, we feel like Will did this 10 hour piece justice. If you're in the greater Nashville or Hendersonville areas an are interested in black and grey or color portraiture or realism, Cardinal Tattoo is the place for you!

Compass

Karen made this beautiful compass for Brandon, a long-time customer of Lighthouse Tattoo and an all-around great dude. Compasses are a fairly common subject for tattoos, therefore it can be hard to make one that is distinctly unique to the wearer. Karen did an excellent job making this design and catering it to Brandon’s individual tastes. The relationship we share with our customers helps us to do stunning work like this each day. If you’re looking for a tattoo artist in the Nashville area, why not give us a try? We’d love to meet you!

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