The National Tattoo Association's 38th Convention will be held in Orlando, Florida at the Sea World Double Tree Hotel. Join the Tattoo Archive and the BookMistress at this wonderful, annual event! For more information visit NTA's convention website.

The Art of Greg Irons. In the art world Greg Irons was a man of many talents. He was a self-taught artist, whose early influences were the Mad Pocket Book reprints featuring Harvey Kurtzman, Will Elder, Wally Wood, and Jack Davis. Greg moved to San Francisco from Pennsylvania when he was 20 and started creating artwork for the local rock ballrooms in the Bay Area. This work led to animation work on the Beatles’ Yellow Submarine movie, underground comics, book illustrations and in 1980, to tattooing. This exhibit will features artwork by Greg Irons from many of these disciplines. This exhibit will run through March 31, 2017.

Ink and Water: Sailors’ Tattoos” will be on display from August 4 through December 4, 2016 at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum. On August 4, there will be an opening reception from 5-7pm. This is open to the general public. From August 5-7, The Minnesota Marine Art Museum is offering a two-for-one for patrons with tattoos. The Minnesota Marine Art Museum is located at 800 Riverview Dr., Winona, MN 55987. 507.474.6626.

After 50 years of collecting tattoo memorabilia from around the world, the time has come for us to start selling original, and often one-of-a-kind items from the Tattoo Archive collection. These items will be listed on our website in our Online Store under the section called “Collector's Corner” and will range from paper ephemera to frames, tubes, machines, flash, business cards, etc. We’ll be updating the Collector’s Corner regularly, so please stop by often.


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