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Artwork above by Sabine Gaffron.This weekend, on Sunday, May 31st, from 11 am, Things & Ink magazine and the Feminist Library will hold their first Feminist Flash Day. The event will "showcase the history, progression and future of women in both the feminist movement and the tattoo lifestyle, and it hopes to highlight topics such as the female body, ownership, notions of beauty, societal reactions and equality within both worlds."
Artwork above by Debra Yarian.
Artwork above by Miss Elvia.
I've been really excited about the recent celebrations of women tattoo artists and collectors, which highlight talent and artistry rather than the typical "T & A." It's been great seeing my social media feeds blowing up with women and men calling out sexist convention ads and acts; I'm seeing more women tattooers being interviewed about their work and photographed with their clothes on; and there are some great events showcasing the fine art work of women tattooers and sparking discussions on feminist issues in our community.
Two such events coming up are the "Ladies, Ladies Art Show" [LLAS] in Brooklyn, NY, on June 11th, and in London, Things & Ink's Feminist Flash Day, this Sunday, May 31st.
This 4th year of the fabulous LLAS, curated by Miss Elvia, Emma Griffiths & Pat Sinatra, promises to be extra special this year. It not only honors generations of women tattooers, particularly paying respect to tattooing's godmothers, but also, a portion of the proceeds from sales of the artwork will go to a great cause. Here's what Miss Elvia told me about it:
This year especially we made an effort to contact a few more women who have been tattooing 20+ years, such as Vyvyn Lazonga, Debra Yarian, Jennie Peace, Debbie Lenz, Miss Roxy, Judy Parker, Bev Robinson (aka Cindy Ray), Shanghai Kate Hellenbrandt and more. Along with them, works by other well respected names in tattooing include Jill Bonny, Hanna Sandstrom, Monica Moses, Virginia Elwood, MaryJoy, Megan Kargher, Anna Waychoff, Miranda Lorberer, Sabine Gaffron, Titine Leu -- and more, including new upcoming talents.
The opening on June 11 will take place at Forget Me Not Tattoo in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, from 7 to 11pm. It's free and open to all. The works will be on view and for sale every weekend until mid-July.
Here's more from Alice Snape, the editor of Things & Ink:
The day will bring together tattooists and enthusiasts alike to discuss the bonds between the female body, feminism and the empowerment and ownership that tattoos can afford women. The day will start with the opportunity to get a tattoo of feminist flash from one of three talented tattoo artists: Dexter Kay, Julia Seizure and Lou Hopper. This will be followed by a panel discussion comprised of some of the industry's most knowledgeable individuals, including renowned tattoo artists Dominique Holmes and Claudia de Sabe, who curated the Time Tattoo art exhibition at Somerset House. The discussion will be lead by art historian Dr. Matt Lodder and cult tattoo figure Blue from Into You in Farringdon.The event will take place at King of Hearts Tattoo Studio, 137 New Cross Road, London. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Artwork by Rose Hardy (top) and Lara Scotton.
At a time where women tattooers are so often featured for their bodies, rather their their body of work, it is exciting to share news of events and projects in which talent prevails.
Celebrating the fine art of female tattooers, the wonderful Ladies, Ladies Art Show [site has sound] will kick off its third year, next week, Thursday, May 15th, from 7-11PM at the Eights of Swords Art Gallery in Brooklyn, NYC.
Curated by Staten Island-based tattooers, Elvia Iannaccone-Gezlev (Miss Elvia) who works at Masterpiece Tattoo, and Magie Serpica, co-owner of Milk & Honey Tattoo, Ladies, Ladies showcases the work of established and emerging female tattooers from around the world. Here's more from Elvia and Magie on the show:
With all the interest on television about tattooing these days, Ladies, Ladies, is an exhibition of the serious, albeit sometimes playful, side of what it takes to be a talented artist in the industry. Each of the over 60 artists who are participating have created original pieces of art to display for the event. While some of the artists may be familiar names in the world of tattooing, other participants are just breaking onto the scene. Ladies, Ladies is a means of representing the progress made by female artists in the male dominated field of tattooing, and paying respect to those who have paved the way.Included in this year's international line-up are: Rose Hardy, Stephanie Tamez, Pat Sinatra, Holly Ellis, Miss Arianna, Kit King, Drew Linden, Betty Rose, Karen Glass, Emma Griffths, Anna Melo, Debra Yarian, Lara Scotton, Miss Marshall, Dana Melissa Dixon, and so many more.
All of the pieces on view will be available for purchase the night of the event, and the duration of the exhibition. The show will be on view through July 6, 2014.
Eight of Swords is located at 115 Grand Street, Brooklyn NY 11249. For more info, you can contact Miss Elvia or Magie at LadiesLadiesArtShow@gmail.com, or visit their site and Facebook event page.
Hope to see ya there!
In the past decade, we've seen an explosion of fine art by tattooists in galleries and museums, and it's been quite an exciting movement in the industry; however, there seems to be a lack of progress when it comes to representing the work of women tattooists in many of these shows.
Giving a platform for these women from around the world is the Ladies, Ladies Art show at Tattoo Culture in Brooklyn, NY opening next Thursday, May 17th from 7-11PM.
This exhibit, curated by Elvia Iannaccone Gezlev (Miss Elvia), Emma Griffiths and Magie Serpica, is in its second year and promises to be just as phenomenal as the first, with the work of nearly 100 female tattoo artists featured. The first show was primarily a salute to the modern godmothers of tattoo including Madame Vyvyn Lazonga, Pat Sinatra, Debbie Lenz and Juli Moon, who were all in attendance. For this show, the focus is largely on the next generation of women artists, largely from NYC but hailing from all over the country and around the world. Check their site for the list of talent. Here's more from the curators:
We can't help but notice the growing number of amazing women who choose to pursue the art of tattooing in its finest forms, as a job and as a lifestyle -- a craft that was only reserved to men until a few decades ago. A real revolution of the arts is happening! This is a chance to celebrate the female presence and spirit in tattooing, from the masters who paved the way to the established professionals who set the trends and to the talents of tomorrow. Enjoy, support and buy a piece of original art!For a preview of the art on display, see the Ladies, Ladies Facebook photo gallery.
Next Thursday's opening is sure to bring tons of people, especially as it's the night before the NYC Tattoo Convention and many tattooists are in town, so it's probably best to get there early. If you can't make it Thursday, the exhibit will be up for two months at Tattoo Culture.
Hope to see y'all there!
UPDATE: Just learned that Shanghai Kate Hellenbrand will be at the opening, showing a special historic tribute to the women tattooers of the past and onward. Another reason to head over there!
Art by Claudia DeSabe
Art by Miss Elvia
Art by Karin Schwaiger
I'm crazy excited about this upcoming exhibit opening December 10th at Tattoo Culture in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The Ladies Ladies Art Show features the fine art of 50 women tattooists, from long-time veterans of the craft to rising stars. See the full artist list below.
It's an event where tattooed women are celebrated for their artistry and not how they fill a bikini. [So let's just see how many tattoo mags actually cover the show.] I'll be there with my signature out-of-focus photo skills and let you know how it goes down. The opening party runs from 7-10:30PM.
Here are a couple of paintings that will be on view. See more on their Facebook page.
Painting by Titine Leu.
Painting by Maria Sena