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12th Annual Star of Texas Tattoo Art Revival 2014!!!

  • Jan 25, 2014 · 10:00 AM
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We're looking to get together once again for the 12th Annual Star of Texas Tattoo Art Revival Convention. The 2014 show will be moved to the Austin Convention Center! If you've never attended a tattoo convention, it is a super fun place to see some really cool artwork, photograph people actually getting their ink, and meet some truly interesting folks in the process.

Artists from all over the world will be in attendance at this convention. It should provide a great venue to get some unusual, one off type images. So if you're into photographing people who have a tale to tell, like to show off their body art, and who are exhibitionists by nature, this is definitely worth checking out!! You're sure to come away with some great shots!

Afterwards, we may walk across the street and grab a bite to eat, knock back a cold one, and talk about the event as well as lay out ideas for future get togethers. Join us for what is sure to be a great time!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry i couldn't find anyone

    January 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    First time at this convention, the artists are pretty amazing

    January 25, 2014

  • Steve p.

    Three of us are sitting at the tables in the sw corner of the convention center.

    January 25, 2014

  • Steve p.

    Not quite there

    January 25, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm on the south west side of the building. Inside there is an area with some tables. Parked on the public parking structure on the north east side of the convention center.

      January 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is anyone here yet?

    January 25, 2014

  • Allen R.

    I might be able to attend this meetup now as my weekend plans have changed. I see the meetup start time is 10 AM. I checked the website and it appears that the convention center floor opens at noon. Also is there a location and time to meet with the group?

    January 24, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hey Lee, I will also come at about 10. Are the seminars open to all?

      January 24, 2014

    • ESR

      Anna, I'm not altogether certain as to the open availability of the seminars? It may be that I end up walking the downtown area taking photos until noon!

      January 24, 2014

  • ESR

    Meeting – We can meet outside the show prior to entering the floor. This show has always been photography friendly. We want to keep it that way. There is another tattoo show held at the convention center that has a very strict NO PHOTOGRAPHY policy. So the last thing we want to do is enter en mass with 23 people all holding DSLRs snapping away. This is sure to raise eyebrows with both the artists as well as the event organizers. We want everyone to have fun at this show. It’s a good time. But please be both mindful and respectful of the artists and those getting their ink at all times.

    January 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can't seem to find the ticket price. Does anyone know what the fee is? Also, will we meet somewhere at 10?

    January 24, 2014

    • ESR

      A one day Saturday pass is $20.00 at the door. Online ticket sales are no longer available.

      January 24, 2014

  • ESR

    For those who have never attended a tattoo show:

    Respect the artists. Most are totally cool with being photographed as they work. Some, for whatever reason, may not. With that, always seek permission from BOTH the person getting their ink as well as from the artist. In most cases, a simple gesture with your camera and a knod will do. Do not photograph the tattoo artists sign work, logos, etc. These are proprietary to the artists and most will take issue if you begin taking shots of their signage directly.

    Watch your flash! You don't want to have a flash go off on an artist (if they are unaware) as he/she is in the midst of some intricate line work. If you photograph an artist working or some really cool tattoo on someone, offer to provide them the image. With that, it helps to have either business cards or a notepad and pen handy so that you can either give out your information or receive theirs in turn.

    December 30, 2013

    • ESR

      If it's like most tattoo shows, there won't be any walls for bouncing nearby. And the ceiling will most likely be a mile high. Best to use either a white card, fong type device, or other type of method for bouncing/redirecting your light. As for model releases? That's your individual call. I've photographed LOTS of tattoo shows and can count on one hand the number of releases I've had signed. Again, your call, your situation, your intended use. Also, bear in mind that the artists are working. They don't/won't want to be bothered with releases or any other type of intrusion(s) to their 'flow'.

      January 3, 2014

    • ESR

      Also, I took all the above shots included on this front page. All without flash. If that helps any.

      January 3, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    So do you recommend a specific lens of this show? Zoom from across the room type or something where you need to get up close and personal?

    December 30, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ok so I only have a 24-70,[masked], and my 50. Aye! Decisions.

      December 30, 2013

    • ESR

      Of the three, I think you'll find more versatility with the 24-70. But you're a seasoned pro. You'll make it happen!!! :)

      December 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wow. This looks like an amazing event. I'm new to the group and to Meetups in general. I am looking forward meeting you all.

    December 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds fun. This will be my first meet up with this group. I look forward to meeting some of y'all. Tattoos and photography, very cool!

    December 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very cool!!

    December 3, 2013

  • Tony K.

    Thanks for the info. I look forward to seeing every one again! Awesome group.

    December 3, 2013

  • Tony K.

    Tickets, How and were do you purchase them @. i'm looking forward to another meet-up. Everybody was so nice and helpful!

    December 3, 2013

    • ESR

      Tony - tickets can be purchased in advance online at a discounted price or at the ticket booth the day of the event at the convention center. Atop the images above, you will see a web link. You can order your tickets in advance there if you wish. Look forward to seeing you at the event.

      December 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This looks very exiting and interesting

    December 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So do we need to buy the tickets or how is gonna be done

    December 2, 2013

    • ESR

      Marco - Yes, those planning on attending this meetup will be responsible for the purchase of their own ticket(s) to the tattoo show.

      December 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks, I'm very exited about this meetup

      December 2, 2013

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