TATTOO artists are set to swap needles and skin for paint and canvas as part of a new Leamington exhibition.
The Inked Palette exhibition will showcase the work of 15 tattoo artists through different mediums and feature interactive tattoo photography and installations.
Artist sketches and drawings – designed to offer an insight into the day-to-day life of a tattoo artist – will also be on display at the exhibition, which is set to run at Deasil Art Gallery on Oxford Street in Leamington from October 3 to October 20.
Aron Cowles of A Fine Tattoo Establishment in Stratford is one of the artists exhibiting his work. He said: “It’s exciting to be part of something different and I was honoured to have been asked to take part.
“I am really looking forward to meeting the other artists involved and exploring the diversity of styles. I will definitely be creating some brand new artworks for the exhibition.”
The exhibition has been organised by the founder of tattoo-blogging website Inkluded, Beccy Rimmer, who is passionate about the thinking behind the exhibition and sharing the craft of tattoo art.
She added: “This country’s creative tattoo scene is fast-growing and flourishing with talented artists, remarkable artwork and innovative styles.
“We thought it was time we unveiled the creativity and originality of the UK’s tattoo mastery through this exciting exhibition.”
Visit http://inkluded.co.uk/2015/07/16/inkedpalette/ for more information.