We want to give a huge thanks to everyone that came out to the opening reception for the Blowout and Beautiful Forever exhibitions! Hosted in part by Uptown Tattoo, it was a lively event filled with amazing art and great people all coming together to support fellow artist Tom Strom (pictured above, right). We want to give a very special 'thank you' to everyone who purchased artwork, as each piece sold helps pay for Tom's recovery!
Not only did we have the staff of Uptown Tattoo on hand to pour beers (graciously donated by Surly Brewing Co.) and raffle off a brand new, hand-crafted tattoo gun, but we also had a temporary tattoo station on hand to help people get in the spirit of the show by applying artist-made temporary tattoos. Most people to chose to put them on their arms, face or neck, but we'll admit a few people got... creative with their application!
Every piece from Blowout and Beautiful Forever are available on the shop, so take a look! There's some really amazing tattoo artists and contemporary illustrators collected together in one place. If you didn't make it to the opening, that's ok! Each sale helps raise money to offset the cost of surgery and recovery for Tom Strom, a local tattoo artist and great friend!
Make sure to take a peek at all of the other fun photos in our Blowout/Beautiful Forever flickr set!