Things and Ink announce new kewpie exhibition Miniature Ink II

It’s less than a week to go until the grand opening of tattoo magazine Things & Ink‘s new exhibition, Miniature Ink II.

This group exhibition will celebrate contemporary tattoo artistry by featuring miniature original artworks from over 100 of the world’s leading tattoo artists. Opening in Covent Garden on Wednesday 23rd September (to coincide with the London Tattoo Convention 2015), Miniature Ink II is also being held to raise awareness for Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, with profits from sales being donated to the charity.

Amanda Toy Miniature Ink

Kewpie: by Amanda Toy

Steve H Morante Miniature Ink

Kewpie: by Steve H Morante

Miniature Ink II follows the overwhelming success of the magazine’s 2014 exhibition, Miniature Ink, in which leading tattoo artists contributed postcard-sized original artworks to the international group exhibition.

Rafa Decraneo Miniature Ink

Kewpie: by Rafa Decraneo

For this exhibition’s second edition, Atomica Gallery and Things & Ink have introduced a twist. Rather than using paper as their canvas, this year each of the contributing artists have been asked decorate an iconic object within the tattoo community: a kewpie doll.

Claudia Ottaviani Miniature Ink

Kewpie: by Claudia Ottaviani 

Wendy Pham Miniature Ink

Kewpie: by Wendy Pham

With tattoo culture exploding in popularity and becoming established as a mainstream art form, Miniature Ink II will once again showcase the breadth and variety of artistic talent within the community. Reflecting the medium’s inherent accessibility, each of the kewpies will be available to purchase at the same affordable price on a first-come, first-served basis, providing the opportunity for tattoo-lovers and art-lovers alike to own an original work by some of the most sought-after names in the industry.

Just Jen Miniature Ink

Kewpie: by Just Jen

I will be heading to London for the opening reception on Wednesday 23rd September but the exhibition is on until 2nd October. The pop-up venue can be found at 55 Neal Street, London, WC2H 9PJ. Visit the Facebook Event for more details about the 23rd, or email if you’d like to attend.

I know there was a queue to get into the exhibition last year, so if you’re like me and want to make sure you can get your hands on one of these beautiful pieces of original art… get there nice and early! Hope to see you there!

Rachel Baldwin Minature Ink

Kewpie: by Rachel Baldwin

To celebrate the opening, the lovely guys at Things & Ink would like to give Inkluded reader’s the chance to win a copy of their latest magazine – The Fruity Issue! We have 4 copies to give away, head over to Facebook to enter.

The Fruity Issue 2

Words: Beccy Rimmer
Photography: Things & Ink

Miniature Ink

Kewpie: by Jondix