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ABOUT THE VTG

PURPOSE: VTG is a response to the covid-19 situation and the way that it has affected the tattoo community, which is a highly social culture that craves interaction. Our objective is to use networking and videoconferencing technologies to bring the community together in such a way as to fill the void left by all the cancelled conventions- allowing us to socialize, check out other visitors’ tattoo collections, share portfolios, watch our favorite artists work, learn from them at seminars and engage in chat groups on a variety of subjects. Vendors can demonstrate their newest products, offer factory tours and extend special offers. There will be panels discussing all kinds of topics including tattoo critiques. We hope that by bringing all of these activities together under one virtual roof that we can regain some of the important interaction that’s been lost because of the pandemic crisis.

Led by veteran tattooer Guy Aitchison, the team behind VTC has lived and breathed tattoos, education, and produced many of the tattoo world's most memoriable events in the last two decades in a variety of unique wonderful locations. Attracting amazing artists- along with those who aspire to be amazing- is how we have built the artist communities for Reinventing the Tattoo and TattooNOW for decades. We have webcast these events for over a decade, helping artists, collectors, and the curious from all over the world beam into events far and wide from the comfort of their own home (or on the car ride!). Given the current state of the world, we are excited to scale up and go all in and produce virtual tattoo conferences and conventions, starting with May 26th - 27th.

GUY AITCHISON

Guy Aitchison and Michele Wortman discuss Hyperspacestudios, the work they do and what motivates them.

GABE RIPLEY

Developing multimedia and events for tattooers, collectors, and the curious since the mid-90's. Here's a recent show produced by Gabe.

Eternal Ink
Cheyenne Tattoo
Empire Inks
Reinventing the Tattoo
TattooNOW

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