“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
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.