View Full Version : Star Wars Tattoo Events at CE!

Shane Turgeon
07-10-2007, 10:18 PM
I'm pleased to bring the world of Star Wars tattoos to collectors and aficionados at Celebration Europe, taking place this coming weekend (July 13 15) in London, England at the ExCel Center.

The Star Wars tattoo exhibit located in the Platinum Suite (Level 2 of the ExCel Center) is a unique attraction where people can view Star Wars art created by some of the finest tattoo artists in England. Here too will also be where collectors can purchase one of the most limited convention exclusives available: The I love my Star Wars Tattoo (http://www.theforce.net/image_popup/image_popup_global.asp?image=http://www.collectinghq.com/im/0009533.jpg) shirt. Licensed by LucasFilm and limited to 250 pieces worldwide (150 for Celebration IV and 100 for Celebration Europe), this shirt is a must have for those with Star Wars tattoos, those planning to get one and those who just like limited collectibles! The I Love shirt features a sweeping old school tattoo design surrounding a unique sacred heart Death Star montage and was designed by renowned tattoo artist Hannah Aitchison, star of Kat Von Ds upcoming new reality tattoo show, LA Ink! Dont miss your chance to pick up one of the hottest collectibles from Celebration!

The exhibit will also be the registration point for Star Wars tattoo enthusiasts to enter their Star Wars tattoos into the competition. Tattoos will be entered into one of 4 categories:

Small/Medium Colour
Large Colour
Small/Medium Black & Grey
Large Black & Grey

The tattoo competition will be taking place on Saturday at 3:30pm on the Platinum Stage. Those interested in registering for the competition must register their tattoos before 1:30 PM on Saturday. No entries will be taken after that point.

Also in the Platinum Suite will be the Illustrated Trooper, a combined art fusion event where several tattoo artists will work on separate pieces of armor to create a one-of-a-kind piece of art! The artists will be working on the Trooper all of Friday and Saturday with a final unveiling set for Sunday afternoon.

Also be sure to check out my Star Wars tattoo collecting panel discussion taking place in the Collector Panel room in the South Gallery on Saturday morning at 11:30am!

From Star Wars Dot Com:
Star Wars collecting takes many forms. Collections can be large or small, made up of action figures, posters, prototypes or props -- but in the end, it's all just stuff. Stuff that collectors can eventually liquidate, should they so desire. Venture with us into a realm of Star Wars collecting that involves ultimate dedication -- the hardcore world of collecting Star Wars tattoos. Shane Turgeon, author of The Force in the Flesh (http://www.theforceintheflesh.com), the recently published coffee table book all about the art of Star Wars tattoos, will lead the discussion, complete with beautiful tattoo illustrations.

07-10-2007, 11:12 PM
I wish some of the tattoo artists were offering their services at the show. I would get a tat while I was there!

07-10-2007, 11:43 PM
Im realy looking forward to this.

07-11-2007, 03:24 AM
This is SOOOOOOOOO gonna be good.

That shirt is all kinds of awesome.

07-11-2007, 04:12 PM
This is so cool!!! Will you be there in person Shane?
I was hoping to buy your book at the event, this news has made my weekend and its not even happend yet.
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07-11-2007, 04:16 PM
He is coming - he leaves ina few hours (and might not be able to answer your questions).


07-11-2007, 04:26 PM
Thanks Jeremy

07-11-2007, 04:27 PM
Shane will not have the book for sale at the event

(Sadly!!! Cause I was gonna buy one!)

07-11-2007, 04:29 PM
He might have 3 or 4 to sell, but that is it.


07-11-2007, 04:36 PM
GULP!!! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/shocked.gif

07-12-2007, 12:58 AM
He is having to hand carry them over from Canada.


07-12-2007, 03:37 AM
A friend of mine is entering the Compy as soon as I told heard about it I knew he had to enter..

earlier this year he flew to paris to get a B+W princess Leia on the inner of his left bicep and my god its amazing work.
Im sure all who see it will be impressed.

Shane Turgeon
07-19-2007, 11:23 AM
Thanks to everyone who came out to make the tattoo track the great success that it was!

I'm very sorry that i was unable to bring books over to sell. I had every intention to do so but because of various issues, it just didn't work out.

07-19-2007, 11:27 AM
It was great to meet you, Shane...I love my, I love my Star Wars Tattoo shirt!....and I still want a book! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

07-19-2007, 12:18 PM
The comp and the talk were both great - and there was a Tommy Lee impersonator up there in the comp for an added bonus.

Get rid of the gimp who was introducing the comp though if possible for the future. His best 2 lines though 'did it go septic' to a girl who entered and in response to a branding 'this is somebody preparing to get a tat'. Jesus if that's what you have to do nowadays to get a tattoo I'm never having another.

07-19-2007, 03:10 PM
The tattoo show was the highlight of my weekend, it was so good to meet everyone and see their tattoos in the "flesh"

Thanks for bringing the event to the UK Shane, i ordered a book online as soon as i got home http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

This is my Sith lord tattoos;

http://img398.imageshack.us/img398/8821/picture2205mx3.th.jpg (http://img398.imageshack.us/my.php?image=picture2205mx3.jpg)
http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/1500/picture2206ai1.th.jpg (http://img408.imageshack.us/my.php?image=picture2206ai1.jpg)
http://img518.imageshack.us/img518/6127/picture2207pv8.th.jpg (http://img518.imageshack.us/my.php?image=picture2207pv8.jpg)
http://img398.imageshack.us/img398/3791/picture2204dy1.th.jpg (http://img398.imageshack.us/my.php?image=picture2204dy1.jpg)

This is me and Shane
http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/3659/picture2191rb5.th.jpg (http://img408.imageshack.us/my.php?image=picture2191rb5.jpg)

Shane Turgeon
07-19-2007, 04:44 PM
Pics looks great Paul! Thanks for posting them! It was my pleasure to bring the event over to Europe and i hope we can do it again. I got your order as well...i hope to send out the book tomorrow.

Anyone wishing to get the book can do so at www.theforceintheflesh.com (http://www.theforceintheflesh.com) or meet up with us at the San Diego Comic Con next week.

And Malc, i had no control over the MC of the show. He was a helluva nice guy but not too well versed in SW or tattoos for a guy MCing an event like that. Glad you enjoyed the panel and event tho!

07-19-2007, 05:16 PM
Thanks Shane! Im looking forward to getting my copy of your book. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif
Be sure to keep us updated with all the latest goings on at future events on your your website.

Best regards


07-20-2007, 08:23 AM
Is there gonna be some Pix up on Scum from the Compy ?

I couldnt make the compy and I wanna see all those that took part.

I heard my mate Mark won Best small B+W with his upper arm Leia. top bit of work !

Good ta meet u shane. thanks for comming over,

Shane Turgeon
07-22-2007, 10:34 AM
Is there gonna be some Pix up on Scum from the Compy ?

Yup! Here ya go:


07-22-2007, 11:15 AM
I didn't make it to the Tattoo event but was at the panel and have to say it was one of the most interesting of all the panels. Thanks for organising it and I will probably pick your book up at a later date too. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

07-27-2007, 05:22 PM
I was at the panal and i entered the comp, but didnt win. No worries, taking part was fun.