March 22, 2008
Greetings From Hyperspace!
A couple months back, Guy and Michele made a trip out to Los Angeles,
partly for a painting performance and partly so Guy could appear in a
guest spot at Kat Von D's tattoo shop in Hollywood, for the purpose
of filming an episode of TLC's hit TV show LA Ink. Guy's sister
Hannah Aitchison has been a cast member of the show since its pilot
last year, and has been impressing the viewers in TV land with her
stunning figurative tattoo work. For the episode with Guy, brother
and sister teamed up to do a large collaborative backpiece project,
which they completed in one intensive visit. That same week, Guy
also did a biomechanical 3/4 sleeve as well, also under imposing time
limitations. We can't show you these pieces here because the show
hasn't aired yet- but if you tune in to TLC this coming Thursday the
27th, you can check out these two epic projects.
Also this week, Michele and Guy are appearing in an artist's profile
at the Apple website. The two of them have been Mac users for a
decade, using them for everything from tattoo design to publication
layouts, so when Apple approached them about doing this profile, they
were flattered and excited to participate. If you are a Mac user or
are curious about why we like them so much, drop by their website and
take a look.
Coming up the weekend of April 18-20, Guy and Michele will be
visiting the Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention in Philadelphia,
PA. At this convention they will be doing live painting performances
alongside visionary artists Alex and Allyson Grey, along with other
artists such as Jon Clue. Michele will be tattooing as well, and
both she and Guy will be signing copies of their art books Organica
and Moments Of Epiphany. Dozens of tattooists from all over the
world will be working the floor throughout the convention. If you
are in the Philadelphia/ New Jersey/ NYC area, this is an event not
For artists who participated in the Scratch Art project, we have some
exciting news. The books have been printed and are now on their way
here. We will be releasing the book at the Hell City Tattoo Festival
in Columbus, Ohio May 17-19th, and showing all the original pieces in
a premiere exhibition that will open Saturday the 18th at the show.
The quality and variety of art that was submitted for this project is
hard to do justice to in a verbal description-- you just have to see
the collection to believe it. Then, on July 19th we will be showing
the collection again, this time in Los Angeles at a gallery called
Canvas LA, which is a tattoo-oriented gallery. Many of the original
pieces will be for sale, and the Scratch Art book will be available
at both events. It will also be for sale at our online store. After
the July exhibition, the remaining originals will be returned to the
Last but not least, be sure to check out the new slideshow we just put together of Michele and Guy's art,
with a soundtrack by Sunchannel, posted at our Tattoo Television Youtube channel... some eye and ear candy to welcome in Spring.
Thanks, and we'll be in touch soon!
Guy & Michele