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SUNDAY AUGUST 30TH

Times in EASTERN STANDARD TIME (EST)

11 - 11:30 Main Stage

Guy Aitchison will lead off the Fourth Virtual Tattoo Gathering, letting everyone know what the event is about, introducing the day's speakers, and providing instructions on how to navigate and get the most out of this new experience. Viewer questions welcome.

11:00 - 6:00 Ballroom Floor

Drop by the various booths on the Ballroom floor and watch live tattooing, join studio or factory tours, speak directly with artists and chat with other guests. Each booth has its own channel featuring a variety of live content which includes interviews and other fun in-depth material. You can see which booths are live by looking at the Ballroom Floor page.

11:30 - 1:00 Seminar Room
Andre Malcolm: Large Scale Japanese Design

Join Bay Area artist Andre Malcolm as he shows you stages of his creative process including early sketches, fitting on clients and other aspects of his workflow. He'll also talk about palette choices and designing for various skin types. Audience questions are encouraged.

1:00 - 1:15 Main Stage
Lightning Critique: Large Scale Japanese Tattoos

Andre Malcolm, Guy Aitchison and a guest panelist will do fast-format critiques of submitted medium to large scale Japanese inspired tattoo work. It's a quick pace where not a word is wasted. Artists can submit their tattoo photos at critiques@virtualtattoogathering.com. Put "Large Japanese" in the subject box.

2:00 - 3:30 Main Stage Guy Aitchison interviews AD Pancho

4:00 - 5:30 Seminar Room
Panel: Thriving as an Independent Artist in 2020

Join Guy Aitchison and a panel of guest artists (to be announced) to talk about the current realities of making it as an artist today. This includes some detailed discussion of social media and internet promotion, but intends to tap into the mindsets of artists who are finding new ways to get by in a changing world.

5:30 - 6:30 Main Stage
Product Demonstrations

Join our sponsors in taking a look at their latest tattooing products, including demonstrations by top artists and a number of amazing product giveaways.

7:00 - 9:00 Main Stage
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MONDAY AUGUST 30TH

Times in EST

11 - 11:30 Main Stage

Guy will open the second day by introducing the Monday's speakers and talking about the day's schedule. Audience questions are encouraged, which will help guests understand how to get the most of their Virtual Tattoo Gathering experience.

11:30 - 1:00 Seminar Room
TBA

1:00 - 1:15 Main Stage
Lightning Critique

2:00 - 3:30 Main Stage - Tattoo Society's Tony Romel Live Interviews

Tattoo Society was a pivotal presence in tattoo publishing when it first hit the magazine racks, raising the bar for quality and artistic diversity to new levels. It’s publisher, Tony Romel, continues to do insightful interviews with trail blazing artists.

4:00 - 5:30 Seminar Room
Frank Lanatra: Next Level Character Design

Frank Lanatra is known for taking a boldly artistic approach to new school design, often minimizing his outlines and using subtle color approaches and atmospheric interference to bring his high-energy characters to life. The session starts with a short introduction where Guy Aitchison asks Frank about his history as a tattooist and how he arrived at his current design philosophy. After this Frank will be diving into his design process. There will be time for audience questions.

5:30 - 5:45 Main Stage
Lightning Critique: Cartoon/New School Tattoos

Frank Lanatra, Jesse Smith and Guy Aitchison will do fast-format critiques of submitted cartoon/new school tattoo work. It's a quick pace where not a word is wasted. Artists can submit their tattoo photos at critiques@virtualtattoogathering.com. Put "Frank" in the subject box.

6:00 - 6:30 Main Stage
Product Demonstrations

Join our sponsors in taking a look at their latest tattooing products, including demonstrations by top artists and a number of amazing product giveaways.

7:00 - 9:00 Main Stage
TBA

9:00 - ? Bar
Drunk Critique with Tony Romel and Bob Tyrrell!

Many of you are already familiar with this fun and somewhat sloppy tattoo tradition, which has become a sought-after distraction during the pandemic. If you have nerves of steel, you can submit your work for critique at critiques@virtualtattoogathering.com. Be sure to specify "drunk critique" with your images.

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