S.I.X Art exhibition 24/01/2012

This past weekend was the tattoo convention and to launch it, Wildfire held an art exhibition featuring a wide variety of art and artists.  From tattoo inspired art to photography, everything was covered.  They even had a fully functional 6 hole tattoo-putt-putt course for visitors to play a little drunken mini-golf.  Fun!  My next post will be the actual convention, so keep a peeper on the blog for more photographs of pain…

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Summer is here.  Its hot and sticky and I have noticed many people now have tattoos.  Body art.  It is also tattoo convention time just around the corner.  International artists will be heading to our shores to showcase their art work and we all have the opportunity to book sessions with these amazing artists.  For the buildup to the convention, a few of the local artists were given permission to paint  a mural on a wall in Gardens.  It was a scorching hot Sunday, but despite the obtrusive sun and its searing heat, the artists still worked at it in the mid day sun, with nothing but a few aloe-type shrubbery to cast a warm shade where everyone took turns to escape the sun.  Despite the heat, they worked pretty fast.  They finished the painting in the span of about 3 hours, only to discover that the stencil of the lady was dwarfed by the size of the wall.  It was decided to blow up the stencil and just aswell, it is now a beautiful strong image that catches your eye.  I hope it stays up.  These artists are amazing and their work is, as one would expect by the way they hold a passion for their craft, incredible.  Keep an eye out for the Southern Ink Exposure Tattoo Expo happening NEXT WEEKEND! 

Due to technical problems, I was unable to edit these photographs.  So unfortunately I have sensor dust for everyone to see…