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Tattoo & Arts Festival

Immersed In Ink announced the arrival of Jacksonville’s most prestigious Alternative Arts Festival to the Wyndham Hotel on January 28-30, 2011. This festival will host some of the nations’ hottest Tattoo Artists and is open to the public for live tattooing, sideshows, human suspension and more. Patrons can enter their tattoos in contests or just come watch artists express themselves in this alternative art medium. In addition to tattoo artists from all over the world, the show will feature many different vendors selling merchandise from clothing to tattoo supplies and beautiful hand crafted art.  Entertainment includes The Original Synners Stunt Show Spectacular, as seen on Jay Leno, The Howard Stern Show, The New Tom Green Show, CBS, NBC, FOX, Ripley’s Believe It or Not and many more!  We will have a comedy, magic, jack ass stunt show by John Shaw and circus sideshows by The Captains’ Sideshow and live human suspension by the SBS Suspension Team.

Immersed In Ink will be donating 25% of the admission proceeds to the Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation with our Tattoos 4 Tits program.  Featured artists within the convention will be tattooing pink ribbon for $20, with all proceeds going to the foundation. 

“Tattooing and Piercing used to be a taboo form of expression but is now widely accepted as a mainstream art form throughout the World.” Shannon Gutierrez, owner of GFORCE Productions explains in an interview with Immersed In Ink Magazine. “This festival promotes this alternative form of expression and provides patrons with the opportunity to learn about the culture and beauty of art in this medium. Tattooing, Piercing and Scarification (Body Modification) began many centuries ago with Polynesians and many other tribes who ceremonially labeled their kind. One could determine marital status, wealth, tribal status and so much more just by looking at tattoos. Tattoos were popularized in Western civilization in the 60’s and became much more prevalent in the 80’s with rock stars and hippies. Today, with more and more demand for the art and less risk involved with getting tattooed, Artists have learned to do amazing things with the Human Canvas. Immersed In Ink began producing shows 6 years ago throughout the US and this is the second show in our 2010 tour across the US. This festival will feature some of the best artists from all over the world to showcase their talent and win awards.”

Immersed In Ink Magazine will be covering all three days of the event in this Free industry publication and will be conducting an Alternative Model Search all 3 days of the event. The winner will receive a multiple page spread in the Magazine and will also be featured on the cover of that issue.

The show is opened on Friday, January 28th from 2pm-10pm, Saturday, January 29th from 11:30am-11pm and Sunday, January 30th from 12pm-8pm. Admission is $20 for the day or $35 for the weekend.  All entertainment is included in the admission price.  Discount tickets can be printed online at www.TattooFestival.net.

More information about the festival can be found at www.TattooFestival.net.

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