We are very excited to announce the full launch of Bill Demichele's "The Illustrated Woman" app. For the first time, famed tattoo photographer William Demichele is opening his vault. For the past 25 years Demichele has attended over 250 tattoo conventions and photographed over 4,000 tattooed woman. In 1992, Demichele published the book The Illustrated Woman, a 128 page hard cover coffee table book. Since then, Demichele has been published in more than 15 tattoo magazines, has had numerous museum and gallery exhibits in 5 countries.
We worked with Bill to create and develop an app that was able to put his famed book and more(latest convention coverage and models) in your pocket. We released two versions of the app for people to check out Bill's latest work. You can download a free trial version, which gives you a teaser of the special edition. For the special edition Bill will be updating the app often with the latest convention coverage and model photos. We also included a voting system which allows the community to vote their favorite 10 models. If you are a convention goer you can stay up to date with Bill's travel plans to find out when and where you can go to be photographed. This is a great app for anyone who wants tattooed ladies and event coverage all in one spot!
So we will be having a few guest artist visiting from abroad this summer. Our first Artist is Javier Rodriguez from Spain he will be tattooing here sometime in early July. We will keep you posted as soon as the exact dates get worked out. Javier is an awesome portrait artist you can check out his here. Call the shop if you would like to get in touch with him to book an appointment while he is here.http://instagram.com/javierrodrigueztattoos
So, if you are like us at the office you might not have a theatre playing the new Tattoo Nation movie near by. The movie focuses on the growth of tattooing in the West Coast and its influence. Notable artists are featured in the movie such as: Jack Rudy, Freddy Negrete & Charlie Cartwright. This a great source of knowledge for fans of the chicano style and gives a good history of Tattoo Land.
You can check out a trailer and see the full movie below:
For years people saw tattoos as a sign of rebellion. A middle finger salute to the rest of the world. Outlaw bikers got tattoos. Sailors on leave in Singapore got tattoos. Lifers in the joint got tattoos. But now in the United States one out of every three adults under forty has a tattoo! So what happened? How did tattoo go from something that was put on you to an expression that comes from within you? Tattoo Nation tells the story of a few people who helped transform the world of tattoo, and the way we think about tattoos, forever. This is the true story of the ink revolution.