11 • 14 October 2018
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4 DAYS OF INSPIRATION, LEARNING, TATTOOING & ART CREATION
The Paradise Tattoo Gathering is an intimate tattoo convention hidden away in the hills of Western Massachusetts. It’s unique location allows some of the world’s most talented custom tattoo artists to ply their trade in a focused relaxed environment amongst nature and insure that the convention is filled exclusively with truly motivated lovers of the tattoo culture. Education, inspiration, and sharing responsibly is the primary focus of the event and theme of the weekend. Tattoo artists and apprentices learn by getting tattooed, watching many masters at work, and by the numerous educational seminars and panels taught by experts in the field of custom tattooing throughout the Gathering. The public can learn all about the very best that tattooing has to offer as they see true masterpieces being tattooed right in front of their eyes. The Paradise Tattoo Gathering is designed for custom tattoo artists, apprentices, apprentice hopefuls, amd tattoo collectors. Jiminy Peak is a unique location away from the hustle and bustle, a place filed with peace and quiet and serious custom tattooing. and an alpine slide. Thanks to everyone for 10 years of amazing support.
“School is fundamental boys and girls… For all of those who think they know it all, get out of the clouds. Every day one learns something new and this gathering is a great opportunity to learn and school yourself to be better. Think about it: Even the world’s best tattoo artists come to this event to catch up.” – Tony Romel Tattoo Society # 19
“If any of you do any show next year… attend this one, but expect to be challenged and humbled. It was incredible. Even the drunken talks in the pub at night were on a different level than anything else… well until Tom Strom and Brett from Pulse had a dance off… a true battle… Seriously, it was a true “convention” or gathering together of an unbelievable group of amazing artists, and people in general… go check out the paradise gathering website and plan on being there next year, if you got the balls big enough to let them be broken… It will kick your ass and leave you wanting more out of your life!” – Jeff Gogue
If you were at previous gatherings and have a testimonial, please email us!
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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
Q: CAN I TATTOO AT THE PARADISE TATTOO GATHERING?
A: Sorry to say that the Paradise Tattoo Gathering has very few booths, is invite only and for all intents and purposes is sold out. We have a small waiting list of artists recommended by the major sponsors and current lineup. The Tattoo Gathering is an event designed for artists to come and take part in the seminars, panels, and workshops and we do have availability in the live painting room. If you were tattooing you would be missing out on the opportunity to be learning! If your hell bent on working the show, then you should come and participate as all the people who scrub the invite list will be participating in the events all weekend. It truly is an honor so many artists would like to work the show, thanks for your interest. Of course, you are more than welcome to email us a link to your portfolio and we can keep you in mind for future events. There are a limited number of live painting spaces avaiable at the Gathering. We also pull artists from our sister event, the Paradise Artist Retreat, which is a chance for artists of all levels to create art alongside experts and masters.
Q: CAN PEOPLE GET TATTOOS AT THE PARADISE TATTOO GATHERING?
A: Yes, there will be amazing tattoo artists plying their trade from Friday to Sunday. Some artists may tattoo on Thursday by appointment only. While many artists will be booked, many artists work on a first come first serve basis so everyone who attends can get a tattoo with a quality tattooer.
Q: HOW MUCH DO TATTOOS COST?
A: Tattoo artists set their own prices either be by the hour, piece, or session. You should discuss pricing with your tattoo artist prior to getting tattooed. The artists working the Paradise Tattoo Gathering are at the top of their game, you probably wont find too many artists working cheap, though everyone is very fair. Keep in mind tips are customary too. Tattoo Gathering LLC has nothing to do with pricing of tattoos by artists.
Q: HOW DO I GET A TATTOO FROM ONE OF THE ARTISTS?
A: Many tattoo artists will book appointments prior to the event, and many will book their weekend on the first day of the show. If you are interested in having a tattoo done at the Gathering, it is recommended you research their work and try to make an appointment prior to the event. You must contact the artist directly to make an appointment and secure any deposits. Tattoo Gathering LLC is not involved in arranging appointments. Check out the artist list and email your artist directly!
Q: IS THERE AN AGE MINIMUM TO RECEIVE A TATTOO?
A: No one under the age of 18 is permitted to have a tattoo performed at the Tattoo Gathering- NO EXCEPTIONS. Prior to beginning any work, artists are required to obtain a copy of proof of the client’s age as well as a signed consent form.
Q: IS IT SAFE TO GET A TATTOO AT A CONVENTION?
A: Yes, all exhibiting shops are licensed Tattooers and are required to adhere to strict health & sterilization requirements. The Western Mass Health Department and Health Educators will be on site monitoring artists to ensure proper health & sterilization requirements are being met.
Q: CAN I BRING MY FAMILY TO THE EVENT?
A: Yes- while we do not advertise this show as a ‘family’ event, we do not restrict attendees based on age. Each attendee must purchase a ticket and be wearing a wristband at all times. Please note that no tattoos will be given to anyone under the age of 18, regardless of parental consent.
Q: DO I HAVE TO PURCHASE TICKETS IN ADVANCE?
A: No, tickets will be available at the Welcome Center the day of the event. If you purchase your tickets in advance, you can avoid waiting in line at the Welcome Center and save a little money!
Q. I BOUGHT TICKETS AND AM NO LONGER ABLE TO ATTEND THE SHOW. CAN I GET A REFUND?
A. No. All tickets are non-refundable. No refunds will be issued for any reason.
Q: WILL THERE BE FOOD & BEVERAGES AVAILABLE AT THE EVENT?
A: Yes, there are many restaurants in the area, and a free shuttle throughout the resort.
Q: CAN I BRING A CAMERA/TAKE PICTURES?
A: Pictures are permitted ONLY IF you are taking pictures for yourself (not for profit or for a publication) with a non-professional camera AND receive permission from the artist and/or tattoo owner. Only those who have received specific permission from Tattoo Gathering, LLC and have obtained a press pass are permitted to use professional, SLR-type cameras and/or take pictures for any publication, website or otherwise for profit. The use of video cameras & camcorders is also restricted only to designated members of the press.
Q: I AM A MEMBER OF THE PRESS- HOW DO I GET A PRESS PASS?
A: All press requests must be made in advance by contacting Tattoo Gathering, LLC and will be granted to news organizations at our discretion. In general, press passes will only be granted to official members of the press able to produce official press credentials. We do not accept press pass requests from website/blog owners or contributors, online-only publications or broadcasts, or independent videographers/filmmakers. Those who are approved for a press pass will be on a list at the door, and can only be picked up by the person whose name is listed after displaying proper press credentials.
Q: WHAT IS THE SHIPPING ADDRESS FOR THE EVENT?
JIMINY PEAK MOUNTAIN RESORT
37 Corey Rd. Hancock, MA 01237
Q: WHERE DO I PAY FOR THE REMAINING SEMINAR BALANCE?
Prior to entering the seminar room, there will be a staff member collecting the remaining seminar balance. Please be at the seminar room 30 minutes prior to the start time of the seminar. CASH ONLY.