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Transcending Tattoo: The Pursuit of Excellence

Transcending Tattoo: The Pursuit of Excellence

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The Art Exchange in Long Beach has an upcoming show that featuring the paintings of six tattoo artists from Southern California.

Nothing illustrates the two-way street shared by tattooing and painting more than work by artists who have mastered both mediums. To highlight this important connection, The Art Exchange (ARTX) in Long Beach, California, collaborated with tattooist Shay Bredimus to invite talented individuals who dabble in both art forms to showcase their most outstanding recent pieces. The show’s grand opening is tomorrow night at 6:30pm in the art center’s main gallery space, and it’s bound to be a very informative and exciting event.

A divine portrait by Shay Bredimus (IG—shaybredimus). #artshow #fineart #TheArtExchange #ShayBredimus #TranscendingTattoo

The exhibit will feature visual art by six prominent tattooists from the state, including Bredimus, Shawn Barber, Mikey Carrasco, Henry Lewis, Sergio Sanchez, and Carlos Torres. These tattooists come from a wide range of different artistic backgrounds. Some of them are classically trained, while others are largely self-taught, but all of them channel their expertise in tattooing into painting and vice versa. 

The event is free and open to the public. ARTX is located at 356 E. 3rd St., Long Beach, CA, so if you’re in the greater Los Angeles area and are free tomorrow night, make it out for the grand opening. It should be one of the best tattoo-related art shows of the season.


Ross Howerton
Written byRoss Howerton

BA in Literary Studies from The New School. MFA in Creative Writing from NMSU. Staff Writer for Tattoodo. I love art, books, movies, music, and video games. Hit me up on Twitter @Powertonium

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