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The 3rd Annual Westchester Tattoo Convention: October 2015

westchester-tattoo-conventionAfter debuting with a successful and sold out inaugural and 2nd annual Westchester Tattoo Convention, Addicted To Ink returns to host the 2015 Westchester Tattoo Convention on October 16, 17 & 18, 2015, at the Westchester County Center for the Arts in White Plains, NY.

This year’s convention will feature several new and interactive learning experiences available in the form of unique seminars and classes. See below for select activities taking place at the Westchester Tattoo Convention.



“Advanced Techniques in Painting on Watercolor Paper, and The Use of Blood as a Medium”, led by surrealist Vincent Castiglia.

Cost: $100

For the first time ever, Vincent publicly discusses all aspects of his creative process, his inspirations and preferences, as well as the importance of finding and honing your own style, composition, shooting your own photo reference, and his techniques of working with blood as a medium – including a step by step demonstration of how he mixes and works with the varying consistencies necessary to complete a painting. The seminar will include example slides from photo shoots, in progress shots of paintings, and blood collection. The seminar will begin in lecture format covering all topics in detail, including time-lapse videos of Vincent’s latest painting, “Beauty And Truth (Not Forgotten)” (for which cover model Leah Jung modeled), and the blood collection process. The seminar will conclude with a live painting demonstration done for attendants, illustrating how the first (foundation) and last (fine details) are applied to his paintings.

Attendants are strongly suggested to take notes, and are free to draw during the seminar (but no painting besides Vincent’s demo will be possible, as we won’t be setup for this). Vincent’s seminar is open to all skill levels. There will be a 20 minute Q and A following the live painting demo, during which Vincent encourages questions from attendants.

Spaces for this seminar are expected to fill up quickly, and are first come first serve! To sign up, PayPal $100 to: – If you’d like to ask a question before signing up, email to this address.

Vincent Castiglia



“There are No Stupid Questions”: A seminar & Q&A session with Timmy B., Lindsay Baker & Sam Fiorino of NiteOwl Tattoo

The massively talented artists from Northampton Massachusetts’ NiteOwl Tattoo will collaborate to create a unique opportunity for the professional tattoo artist. In this stripped down, informal seminar, artists will have an opportunity to ask questions regarding technique, color palette, equipment, application, and much more. Artists are encouraged to bring their own portfolios to be critiqued and should feel comfortable asking anything since, as the title states, there are no stupid questions! Sunday, October 18 @ 2pm, $50.00, spots very limited. Email to sign up!

Timmy B. – @timmy_b_413

Lindsay Baker – @lindsaybugbaker

Sam Fiorino – @samfiorinotattoos

Drink & Sip w/Christian Masot (Hosted by BlackBird Gallery, Jersey City)

BlackBird Gallery, a brand-new art gallery located in Jersey City, NJ, offers a variety of gun, creative and educational studio art classes for all ages. At this year’s Westchester Tattoo Convention, they will bring their popular “Paint & Sip” class, allowing attendees to enjoy glasses of wine while participating in an art class taught by renowned painter & tattoo artist Christian Masot (@christianmasot) of Silk City Tattoo.

8pm on Friday, October 16.

$50.00, includes:

  1. Convention admission for Friday, October 16.
  2. A reserved seat in the class
  3. 1st glass of wine
  4. Use of Professional Easel
  5. Use of paint, paint brushes & other technical tools
  6. Canvas to paint on & keep
  7. Guidance from professional instructor

Open to the public. All ability levels welcome, no experience necessary!

Spots are very limited in this intimate and rare experience. E-Mail to reserve a spot!

Spike’s “Ink Master” artist ‘Halo’ to conduct a LIVE digital painting demo + celebrates DVD release!

Spike’s “Ink Master” alumni ‘Halo’ (@tattoosbyhalo) will not only be tattooing at this year’s 3rd annual Westchester Tattoo Convention, he’ll also be demonstrating his ability to paint digitally LIVE on stage for attendees! There is no additional cost for this part of the event, and all are welcome to come and watch as Halo creates a beautiful digital painting before your eyes at lightning speed. There will also be a Q&A portion of this event with the audience. Open to all!

Halo will also be releasing his new DVD, “Re-invent Yourself Volume 1: In-Depth Photoshop for the Tattoo Artist” at Westchester Tattoo Con! Available here before anywhere else!

Email for more details!

The 3rd annual Westchester Tattoo Convention will be the best party to come to the Westchester County Center for the Arts all year! The Westchester Tattoo Convention is proudly sponsored by: Thought Space Apparel, A Nu U Laser Removal, Redemption, Out of Step Books, Undiscovered Realm, Sacred Gallery NYC, A Pound of Flesh & many more to come!

Ticket Information:

Tickets are on sale at the box office, in-person at Addicted To Ink, and at various other tattoo shops/outlets TBA soon. Tickets are also available via Ticketmaster – Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3

Convention Hours:

Friday, Oct. 16 – 2pm – Midnight

Saturday, Oct. 17 – 12pm – Midnight

Sunday, Oct. 18 – 12pm – 8pm


See below for a full list of confirmed artists!

Vincent Castiglia – Arcanum Studio (@vincent_castiglia)

Joe Capobianco – Hope Gallery (@joecapobiancotattoos)

Dave Tevenal – Omega & Sacred Tattoo (@davetattoos)

Olivia Strube – Ink Sanctuary/Vintage Ink (@tattoosbyolivia)

Kyle Cotterman – Distinction Tattoo (@kylecotterman)

Sarah Miller – Wyld Chyld (@sarahmillertattoo)

Andy B. – Sacred Tattoo NYC (@andybtattoos)

Gunny – Sacred Tattoo NYC (@tattooist_gunny)

Rods Jimenez – Sacred Tattoo NYC (@rodsjimenez)

Camila Rocha – Sacred Tattoo NYC (@camilarochaart)

Jon Mesa – Sacred Tattoo NYC (@jonmesa)

Jess V. – Sacred Tattoo NYC (@jessicavtattoos)

Mark Ford – Sacred Tattoo NYC (@markfordtattoos)

Timmy B. – NiteOwl Tattoo Mass (@timmy_b_413)

Travis Broyles – NiteOwl Tattoo NW (@travisbroyles13)

Lindsay Baker – NiteOwl Tattoo Mass (@lindsaybugbaker)

Sam Fiorino – NiteOwl Tattoo Mass (@samfiorinotattoos)

Shaun Miller – Urbans Ink (@shaunmillertattoo)

Jake Parsons – Larimer Tattoo (@jakeparsonstattoo)

Jed Leiknes (@leiknesoils)

Pon – Private Studio (@ponnyc)

Little Mike – Addicted to Ink (@littlemiketattoos)

Cash Cannon – Addicted to Ink (@cashcannon1)

Eddie Castillo – Addicted to Ink (@eddiecastillotat2)

Flaco Rodriguez (@tat2flaco)

Joe Mumola – Addicted to Ink (@jpmtattoos)

Mike Valentin – Addicted to Ink (@tattoosbymvalentin)

Cory Haberman – Addicted to Ink (@coryhaberman)

Christian Masot -Silk City Tattoo (@christianmasot)

Bili Vegas – Tattoo Afterlife (@bilivegas)

Brandon Schultheis – Tattoo Afterlife (@brandonschultheis)

Nico Negron – Tattoo Afterlife/BANG BANG (@niconegron)

Adam Guy Hays – Red Rocket Tattoo (@adamguyhays)

Ralph Giordano – Hope Gallery (@ralphygtattoo)

Yue Li Liang – Soul Tattoo China (@soultattooss)

Dan Henk – Alchemy Tattoo Arts (@danhenk)

Christian Perez – Hope Gallery (@christian1perez)

Gentle Jay Blondel – Alchemy Tattoo Arts (@gentlejaytattoos)

Matt Truiano – Apparition Studios (@matttruiano)

Halo – Black Lotus Gallery (@tattoosbyhalo)

Josf Ink – Big Bank Ink (@josf_ink)

Lydia Bruno – Black Lotus Tattoo (@lydiabruno13)

Aile – L Tattoo (@tattooist_aile)

Ariel Salgado – Millenium Tattoo (rel_salgado)

Babiery Hernandez – Backstage Palisades (@babierytattoo)

Cosmin Aorian – New Testament Tattoo Studio UK

Frank Scalzo – Millenium Tattoo (@frankiestaks)

Greg Halls – Revival Tattoo Studio UK

Ivan Koribanic – Holy Trinity Tattoo Studio UK

Jhon Campuzano – Backstage Palisades (@jhoncampuzanotattoo)

Joey Tattoo – Bella Arte Tattoo (@joeytattoo)

Larry Hardesty – Black Lotus Tattoo (@larryhtattoo)

Merv Heiner – Black Lotus Tattoo (@heinercustomart)

Mark Matthews (@manifestmark)

Moong – Moong Tattoo China

Nathan Heywood – Holy Trinity Tattoo Studio UK

Reo – T-Raise Tattoo

Steve Kaiser – Winky Dink Ink (@sjk_kringle82)

Su Jang – Su Jang Tattoo (@su_jang)

Wilson Chacon – Backstage Palisades (@wilsonchacon)

Justin Harris – The Seance Tattoo Parlor (@greenbaybully)

Sheena Gabrielli – The Seance Tattoo Parlor (@electricsdheena)

Shane Baker – Powerline Tattoo (@shanebakertattoo)


…with many more artists to come.


Join us for the 3rd annual Miss Inked NY Pageant at the convention on Sunday, October 18 at 2:00pm on the main stage as tattooed contestants vie for the title of “Miss Inked NY” along with thousands of dollars in prizes! Think you have what it takes to be the next Miss Inked NY? Send an email to for more info! Judged by Kitty Crystal (@theofficialkittycrystal), Leah Jung (@leah_jung), Ashle Danger (@ashledanger) and last year’s winner Millz Marley (@millzMarley). Sponsored by 24/7 Ink Magazine ( & Bow & Rose (



This year, the Westchester Tattoo Convention is teaming up with Tuxedo, NY’s Forest of Fear for charity! Artists will carve, paint, or tattoo pumpkins in their own style at the convention and all pumpkins will be placed up for auction to raise money for 10,000 PB&J’s, a homeless outreach effort, and put on display for the public on Saturday and Sunday. Auction winners receive them on Sunday at the close of the convention. For more info visit


If you are an artist, shop, vendor, prospective sponsor or performer interested in being a part of the 3rd Annual Westchester Tattoo Convention, please visit the booking page on the event’s official website or e-mail your inquiry to: Registration forms, pricing and more are attached in .PDF format to this release.


Click here to view footage from the 2014 2nd annual Westchester Tattoo Convention!


Click here to view footage from the 2013 1st annual Westchester Tattoo Convention!




Instagram: @westchestertattoocon


Twitter: @wctattoocon

Phone: (914) 231 – 6670

Mail: PO Box 218, Scarsdale, NY 10583




Social media: @addictedtoinkny



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