Seminars

Progressive Piercing Seminar: Ear projects and advanced cartilage fundamentals
Instructor: Ryan Ouellette of Precision Body Arts

ryan ouelette 2014 2This year’s course features an all new course structure. We will build on the basic concepts featured in previous year’s classes and focus on how to achieve the fancy cartilage piercings so popular in today’s industry.

Join Association of Professional Piercers member Ryan Ouellette as he discusses and demonstrates the techniques used to select jewelry and placement, how to mark sets of piercings accurately, and how to perform precise cartilage piercings and sets of piercings. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions and interact with the instructor and models to get the most out of their educational experience. Live piercing will be used to illustrate techniques wherever possible.

Topics covered will include: needle bevel theory to lessen cartilage trauma, marking techniques used to increase accuracy, selecting tools or improvised freehand techniques, jewelry selection theory for ease of healing, understanding the limitations of elaborate options, aftercare principals, and more. Piercings covered will include: daith, faux-rook, custom industrials, the triple forward helix, and more.

Sunday, August 31st, 1pm
Running Time: 2 hours
Cost: $125 pre-registered, $150 at the door.
To pre-register email Ryan at: ryanpba@hotmail.com


The Basics of Tattoo Flash Style Watercolor

Topics Covered:

-Brushes
-Paper/wood/board
-Paint (watercolor verses liquid acrylic)
-Spit shading
-Staining
-Sealing

Everyone that attends this seminar will receive Myke’s new sketchbook, Eternally Bound Vol 2.

This is a hands-on seminar. Brushes, paint, and paper will be provided (supplies permitting). If you have brushes bring them with you or feel free to pick up brushes before hand KAERELL Raphael (or comparable) #5 & #1.

Saturday, August 30th, 12pm
Price: $100
Space is limited and will fill up fast. Make sure to reserve your spot in advance by emailing mykechambers@gmail.com


Black and Grey Techniques with Carl Grace


Advance in your black and grey! Carl Grace will go step by step explaining his techniques in creating a solid black and grey tattoo. Using examples of previous work, Carl will explain how and why the skin was entered using various set-ups. The use of black and white, techniques of creating smooth consistent light greys, the secrets that come from years of experience with black and grey tattooing. Everyone knows watching is the best way to learn, a short live demonstration will be held to further the knowledge learned. Question and answer session will be held during and at the end. Topics Covered: Building contrast, focal points, full grey wash palette, solid black fill, realism, use of coils and rotary machines.

Sunday, August 31st, 3:30pm
$150 to attend, and this class counts as a 3 hours of continuing education.
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Finding Focus with Johnny Smith

johnny smith

Using fine art techniques to create paintings in the skin.

In this seminar Johnny will go step by step through his entire setup, and tattoo process, including talking with clients to create the best tattoo ideas possible, early conception, drafting ideas, creating and finding unique reference material, using the shapes of the body to enhance your tattoo, stencil and setup, color choices, and the various techniques he uses to create and execute a realistic tattoo.

Friday, August 29th, 7pm
Running time: 3 hours
Cost: $150