In a Flash: Tattooing in America

Barnaby Williams
8 Sessions »Tuesdays, October 1- November 19

7:30-10:30pm | Studio 13 | $350


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This course will provide a complete understanding of classic tattoo design. The painting styles of “Americana” “fine line” will be explpred in regards to tattoos. A variety of painting, drawing, and rendering techniques will be  investigated. This will culinmate in an exploitation of ones own narrative of art and tattoos that will result in a collection of “Flash” tattos designed for onesself. 

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  • I acquired my BFA in painting from SFAI in 1991.
  • I became fascinated with tattoos in the late 80’s through the punk scene in the Bay Area.
  • I got my first true tattoo at Lyle Tuttles tattoo shop by the old greyhound station.
  • I have been tattooed by Ed Hardy, horiyoshi family, Filip Leu and Scott Sylvia.
  • I have tatttooed all over the world. Opening the first shop in the heart of the Haight, called Anubis Warpus.
  • In 1998 I opened Mom’s Body Shop and ran it for 15 years. I sold Mom’s and moved to Paris France to tattoo at Abraxas Tattuage.
  • After 3 years I moved back to California , Oakland and tattooed around the bay.
  • In 2018 I opened East Bay Tattoo with my long time friend Joe Parker.
  • I am also getting MFA at this time.