LEXINGTON, Ky.- Immersed In Ink has announced the arrival of the best Alternative Arts Festival to ever come to the Lexington Convention Center April 19-21. This festival will host over 100 of the nations’ hottest Tattoo Artists and is open to the public for live tattooing, sideshows, human suspension, comedy/magic acts, Ms. Tattoo Pageant, and more. Patrons can enter their tattoos in over 25 different contest categories 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. 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 60’s and became much more prevalent in the 80’s 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 7 years ago throughout the US and this is the 2nd show of our 2013 that spans the county. This festival will feature some of the best artists from all over the world showcasing their talent and entering to 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. There will also be a Ms. Tattoo Pageant that is free and open to the public. 1st place will receive $250 in cash, $100 gift certificate from Austin Dermagraphix, a crown, and a free photo shoot.
The show is opened on Friday, April 19th from 2pm-10pm, Saturday, April 20th from 11:30am-11p, and Sunday, April 21st from 12p-8p. Admission is $20 for the day or $35 for the weekend. All entertainment is included in the admission price.