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thing art auction.JPGArtwork above by Charlie Lacroix.

Two exciting charity exhibitions are opening soon, offering an opportunity to score artwork from your favorite tattooers for a good cause.

The "Beware of the Thing! exhibition opens tomorrow, February 26th from 7 to 11pm, at the Neon Parlour, in Thornbury, Melbourne, Australia. It's a super-cool show of tattooed silicone hands and sheets (shown above) created for the exhibit by over 30 stellar tattoo artists in Australia and throughout the world. Those artists include Sasha Unisex, Apro Lee, Grace Neutral and Australia's own Terry James, Fabz, Mimsy, Matt Deverson, and many more.

All profits from the auctioning of the artworks will go to Safesteps and WIRE, two Melbourne based organizations dedicated to providing support to women and children experiencing domestic violence. The exhibit, which is presented by The 4th Wall, Inked and Things & Ink magazines, also offers attendees of the opening a chance to tattoo Thing hands and also win them.

Can't make it to Melbourne? Well, you can bid on the tattooed artwork on eBay. Right now, the silicon sheets are up online and the hands go up for bid tomorrow.

For more info, Check, on Instagram @thinggallery, and on Facebook.

In Brooklyn, NYC, the 2nd Annual Warriors Fund Art Show and Auction opens March 11th, 7pm, at tattoo studio Eight of Swords. In its second year, the event benefits the students of the Wounded Knee District School (WKDS). As noted on the Warrior's Fund site, WKDS serves 134 K-8 students on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. WKDS, like most schools on reservations across the country, is geographically isolated, contends with a severe lack of funding, and has one of the highest drop-out rates in the nation.  
The charity exhibit will showcase original artwork from nearly fifty top tattooers, including New York City veterans like Timothy Hoyer, Virginia Elwood, and Stephanie Tamez. Work from Cheyenne Randall, a native artist who has gained popularity in recent years with his "shopped tattoo" photographs under the name @IndianGiver, will also be featured, as well as Wounded Knee Skateboards, a group that was instrumental in building a skate park on Pine Ridge, and raises awareness through artwork and skate decks.

Last year, the Warriors Fund raised $10,000 to support the WKDS; specifically, to fund training for suicide prevention counselors and its food pantry. [With only a single convenience store on the reservation and the nearest grocery store a staggering 70 miles away, Principal Alice Phelps took matters into her own hands and started a food pantry that she runs out of the school for families that are the most in need. And that is what the Warriors Fund aims to keep stocked.]
The Warriors Fund is organized by our friend Patrick Sullivan, along with tattooers Dave C. Wallin and Betty Rose of Eight of Swords. [Betty is also the creator of, an online community spotlighting women in the tattoo industry.]

For more info, visit and Instagram @warriorsfund.

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Tattoo above by Betty Rose.
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Tattoo above by Gin Hicks.

Yesterday, a fantastic new blog and online community launched that I'm incredibly excited about: Brooklyn-based tattoo artist Betty Rose and her husband Matty, have created a space to promote women tattoo artists, curated with an eye towards the very best in the tattoo community.

Betty Rose explains more:

Lady Tattooers began a few years ago, after my husband (Matty) made clear how little he knew about female tattoo artists. I've always wanted to help spread the passion that started my career in tattooing, so Matty's bewilderment opened my eyes to a unique opportunity to both do something I loved and give back to the community of female artists that helped pave the way for me. Continuing the spirit of that first goal has allowed the humble Lady Tattooers instagram account to flourish into being the popular hashtag and website it is today.
What I particularly like about the site are the Q & As, offering a greater look into what drives the artist and her background, and also, it's beautifully designed to navigate more of the artist's work online, with easy links to the artist's website and social media.

Through LadyTattooers, I've already discovered new artists -- including Gin Hicks and Missy Rhysing, whose work is shown here -- so Betty & Matty are clearly on the way towards their goal of becoming the online resource for female tattoo art. Check it.

Missy Rhysing tattoo.pngTattoo by Missy Rhysing.
05:07 PM
cattoos Betty Rose.jpgbetty rose tattoos 2.jpgThe Sidekick video series, by Emily Sheskin and Suzanna Schumacher, which focuses on adopted and rescued pets, has a sweet video profile (shown below) of Brooklyn's Betty Rose and her "Cattoos."

The video takes a look at Betty's feline art -- something she is particularly known for, although she has a strong and diverse portfolio. As Betty says in the film, people love to memorialize their pets, as she has done herself, and so honoring this bond seems natural for her.

Betty says that the "cattoo" rep began with her kitty in a tea cup tattoo on her husband's leg, and from there, she has done numerous "cattoos," in different styles on pet lovers. And she says that she never gets tired of doing them.  

Check more of Betty's art on her site, Instagram, and Facebook.

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