Who’s This Lady? <ul><li>BFA from The Cooper Union, NYC </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Studied painting & drawing </li></ul></ul><u...
What, exactly, do you DO? <ul><li>Customer presents idea in a consult  </li></ul><ul><li>I sketch for them and we agree on...
<ul><li>I create a finished drawing, often using digital manipulation </li></ul>
<ul><li>After the client approves my design, we begin the tattoo!  </li></ul>
<ul><li>On many larger pieces we do multiple sittings </li></ul>
<ul><li>The finished product! </li></ul>
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A brief history of tattoos <ul><li>Tattoos (or scarification) appear in every culture in the world </li></ul>
<ul><li>Oldest discovered tattoo is from about 3,300 bce </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Often associated with coming of age rituals...
<ul><li>Techniques range as widely as subjects do </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The modern  tattoo machine was developed in 1891 b...
As the art form grows, so does the cultural acceptance Jeff Gogue Guy Aitchison Mike DeVries
Nikko Hurtado James Kern Paul Booth
Ooh, pretty! I want one! <ul><li>WAIT! </li></ul><ul><li>You must be 18 in the state of Oregon to get a tattoo, those who ...
THINK before you INK! <ul><li>Find a licensed artist you can trust who will listen to what you want  </li></ul><ul><li>If ...
“ A thing of beauty is a joy forever” - John Keats Thank you!
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This is a presentation I'm going to be giving to High School kids this coming week. It's an overview of my tattoo art, a brief history of the art form, and advice to the future tattooed. I hope you enjoy it and that they do, too!

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  1. 2. Who’s This Lady? <ul><li>BFA from The Cooper Union, NYC </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Studied painting & drawing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>First interested in tattooing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Middle school art teacher in MD & VA </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Taught for 4 years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Also taught FACS and Tech Ed </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Oregon licensed Tattoo Artist since 2007 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Independent contractor at 4 shops </li></ul></ul>
  2. 3. What, exactly, do you DO? <ul><li>Customer presents idea in a consult </li></ul><ul><li>I sketch for them and we agree on a basic layout & plan </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>I create a finished drawing, often using digital manipulation </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>After the client approves my design, we begin the tattoo! </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>On many larger pieces we do multiple sittings </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>The finished product! </li></ul>
  7. 16. A brief history of tattoos <ul><li>Tattoos (or scarification) appear in every culture in the world </li></ul>
  8. 17. <ul><li>Oldest discovered tattoo is from about 3,300 bce </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Often associated with coming of age rituals, healing, and other sacred rites </li></ul></ul>
  9. 18. <ul><li>Techniques range as widely as subjects do </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The modern tattoo machine was developed in 1891 by Samuel O’Reilly </li></ul></ul>
  10. 19. As the art form grows, so does the cultural acceptance Jeff Gogue Guy Aitchison Mike DeVries
  11. 20. Nikko Hurtado James Kern Paul Booth
  12. 21. Ooh, pretty! I want one! <ul><li>WAIT! </li></ul><ul><li>You must be 18 in the state of Oregon to get a tattoo, those who tattoo minors risk heavy fines and imprisonment </li></ul><ul><li>Those who tattoo minors or outside of a licensed shop are irresponsible, and most likely unskilled and DANGEROUS! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Staph infections/mersa </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hepatitis A, B, and C </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HIV </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cover-ups cost more, removal costs more AND hurts more </li></ul><ul><li>Bad tattoos make you look bad! </li></ul>
  13. 22. THINK before you INK! <ul><li>Find a licensed artist you can trust who will listen to what you want </li></ul><ul><li>If the shop is dirty, reusing needles, or makes you at all uncomfortable, LEAVE! </li></ul><ul><li>Look at examples of other art & come with an idea, please don’t pick it off the wall! What’s the rush? </li></ul><ul><li>Your tattoo is an expression of who you are! The quality of your tattoos shows how you feel about yourself! </li></ul>
  14. 23. “ A thing of beauty is a joy forever” - John Keats Thank you!

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