“Tattooing and Piercing used to be a taboo form of expression but is now widely accepted as a mainstream art form throughout the World”
Tulsa, OK (PRWEB) March 6, 2011
Immersed In Ink today announced the arrival of Oklahoma’s most prestigious Alternative Arts Festival to the Renaissance Hotel & Convention Center on March 11-13. This festival will host some of the nation's 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 a comedy/magic stunt show by John Shaw and the Original Synners, Live Human Suspension and a graffiti wall that is open to the public. On Saturday we will have Extreme Midget Wrestling by Spike TV’s Half Pint Brawlers. There will also be a bounce house for the kids to stay entertained while their parents are getting tattooed!
“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 '60s and became much more prevalent in the '80s 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 2011 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, March 11th from 2pm-10pm, Saturday, March 12th from 11:30am-11pm and Sunday, March 13th from 12pm-8pm. Admission is $20 for the day or $35 for the weekend. All entertainment is included in the admission price. Friday night is Bike Night so bring your motorcycle to receive $5 off the daily admission price. Discount tickets can be printed online at http://www.immersedinink.com.
Immersed In Ink Tattoo & Arts Festival is sponsored by Riverside Scion of Tulsa and Inner City Ink. More information about the festival can be found at http://www.immersedinink.com.
Immersed In Ink Tattoo & Arts Festival 2011 Tour:
Jacksonville, FL Tattoo & Arts Festival - January 28-30, 2011
Tulsa, OK Tattoo & Arts Festival - March 11-13, 2011
Council Bluffs, IA Tattoo & Arts Festival - April 22-24, 2011
Salt Lake City, UT Tattoo & Arts Festival - May 20-22, 2011
Tucson, AZ Tattoo & Arts Festival - July 8-10, 2011
Louisville, KY Tattoo & Arts Festival - August 12-14, 2011
Albuquerque, NM Tattoo & Arts Festival - September 9-11, 2011
Reno, NV Tattoo & Arts Festival - October 28-30, 2011
For more information about our 2011 and 2012 schedule of events, please visit http://www.immersedinink.com.
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