Saturday 3 October will see the opening of our tattoo artist exhibition, Inked Palette.
Created in collaboration with Deasil Art Gallery in Leamington Spa, the exhibition will run for 3 weeks and showcase the work of tattoo artists all over the UK.
The artists are creating custom artwork on a variety of materials – rather than skin, they’re making work on paper, ceramic, canvas, and more. All artists are still working on their pieces, and they won’t be revealed until the exhibition opens.
Until then, we’d like to give you the chance to meet each tattoo artist here on Inkluded, see their tattoos and hear about their experiences as artists.
We hope you can come on down this October to explore the work they’re creating for you.
Name: Aron Cowles
Tattoo Style: Black & Grey
Tattooing: 3 Years
Location: A Fine Tattoo Establishment, Stratford-upon-Avon
Thank you for offering to be part of our exhibition. What made you say yes to being involved?
It’s exciting to be part of something different and I was honoured to be asked!
Have you ever had your work exhibited before?
No, this is my first time.
Tell us about what you’re planning to display.
I have some pieces that I like to take with me to tattoo conventions which I’ll be displaying but I would like to create something new for this exhibition too.
What does tattooing mean to you, in one word?
What’s the one thing you love most about your job?
Just purely doing something I love every day.
Describe what art means to you, in one word.
What are you looking forward to the most?
Meeting the other artists that are involved and seeing the diversity of styles.
Is there anything you want people looking at your artwork to take away from it?
I want people to see that my artwork is inspired by traditional black and grey roots and an element of realism.
What’s your creative process when putting a piece of artwork together?
I always create something that I can visualise being on the skin as that’s the most natural canvas to me.
Anything else you want to share with us?
We have just been accepted to work at the Empire State Tattoo Expo in New York next year, alongside some of the best artists in the world, so we’re really proud & excited about that! I also just want to thank all our clients and followers who have supported us and who make all of this possible!