On Saturday May 19th Eric Gonzalez and Chuey Quintanar were tattooing live at Atomic Dogg Magazine’s “Super Bully Show” held at the Orange County Fair grounds. We’d like to thank Big L, Cruz, Herb, Dave Wilson, and everyone at Atomic Dogg Magazine for hosting the event and having us. A very special thanks to Le Voyageur Photography and everyone Deer’s Eye Studio crew for all your work and help in making this possible.
Nspired1 resident artist Jeffrey “The Catalyst Butcher” Figueroa was featured in issue 9 of “Bound by Ink” Magazine. The 10 page article showcases some of Jeffrey’s work but more importantly, gives insight on the depth, meaning and inspiration behind his artistic style.
Here is an excerpt from the article:
“Sometimes grotesque and sometimes beautiful, Jeffrey, The Butcher’s art is at all times polarizing and reactionary. Known for his often controversial mixed-media sculptures that ride the line of divinity and secular morbidity, Jeffrey will get a reaction for his art. It’s all part of his motivation for presenting it in the first place, almost putting the viewer within the composition, at least emotionally. ‘I’ll try to make something that you look at in disgust, but you can’t look away. You have to react to it and appreciate it- it will be unforgettable’…While his work can be seen by many as dark, macabre, tragic and morbid, Jeffrey’s art is very much alive – and so is his artistic spirit.” – John Jarasa; Bound by Ink.
This issue of Bound by Ink magazine is out now! Be sure to get your copy and check out the rest of the article and interview.
Eric Gonzalez will be representing Nspired1 at this years Arizona Tattoo Convention on April 20-22. For tattoo appointments please email: email@example.com
Be sure to checkout the online store as we are now featuring custom artwork by “The Catalyst Butcher” Jeffrey Figueroa. http://shop.nspired1.com
The Nspired1 crew is back in Frankfurt Germany for the annual International Tattoo convention. We will be debuting the latest Nspired1 and Catalyst Butcher Tshirts and have custom art for sale. Edgar “OSOK” Hoil will also have a gallery displaying artwork from the Latino Art Collection.
Tattoo appointments for this special event are still available. Schedule your appointment today by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth at Musink. As always, the N1 crew had a blast and we’re looking forward to next year’s event.
Nspired1 will be at Musink Music and Tattoo Convention March 2-4. Our booth will feature live tattooing by artists Eric Gonzalez, Chuey Quintanar, Steve Schultz, and Benjamin Duarte. We will also have art for sale by Jeffrey Figueroa as well as a special T-shirt sale $10 each or 2 for $15!!! Stop by and visit us. More details: http://www.musink.org
So we landed in Milan Thursday evening and it was snowing……. Its really cool but we were just thinking that hopefully it doesn’t affect the attendance at the convention. Later on we met up with some friends and had an amazing Italian meal! Followed by a great time having a few……… A lot of drinks with some of the other artists at the convention hotel bar.
On friday before going to the convention we went into the city and checked out the Duomo…….. WOW! Seeing this place in person just blew my mind. I’ll be posting up detailed pictures later.
The first day of the convention was a success. The attendance was great! The artists working at this event are ridiculously good. I got a chance to tattoo a geisha on a girl named Sara. The drawing was done by her dad who is a tattoo artist out here in Milan. After tattooing the geisha I ended up tattooing a freehand skull on her parents which was split in two so it can be complete when they match up their arms.
Well it’s Saturday now and I’m off to the convention.