Amplifying positive artists, craftspeople, and business owners worldwide to leave the longest lasting impact possible has been my passion since the mid 90's. When the going gets tough, I stay focused on my mission and primary values: englightenment, evolution, and endurance.
Consulting - for artists, studios, events, and companies with a positive mission. I regularly visit studios to work with business owners and teams to brainstorm some good, and vital, ideas! Limited availablity for 2-8 hour sessions, ideally onsite.
Conventions & Events - Adding value to your convention or studio event is one of my favorite jobs! Because I have been producing events large and small for over a decade, I'm no headache - only promotion ahead of time, contributing during events with seminars, interviews, video recording, and other activities, and post coverage!
Recruiting & Placement - Helping amazing high quality artists land guest spots and residencies at world class studios is a way for people to benefit from my quality network. Also, managers. The tattoo world needs awesome experienced managers. And serious support team members...
Video Series & Webinar Production - For over a decade Gabe has been producing professional development webinars, and video series that helps artists and businesses tell their amazing stories.
January 24 - 26 2020
I will be packing up the video gear and catching up with tattoo artists, suppliers, and collectors on the west coast! If you are in the Los Angeles area and are interested in business consulting, or possibly a video interview, contact me asap!
For 20 years Gabe Ripley has been observing and participating in tattoo artists careers through TattooNOW, Off The Map Tattoo, and the Paradise Tattoo and Art events. Take a guided tour through an example artist's career, from their first inclinations as someone with an artistic interest, all the way through to becoming a master of their craft. While the artist's story is completely made up of real life examples of what works (and doesn't!). We will talk about the different forces at work (identifying which ones are in your control and which aren't), how they evolve throughout time, the foundation necessary to endure bad times and good, and common things we have found leads to success. Includes a 15 minute Q&A session.
For tattooers, studio owners, and managers looking to get more out of their career or business.
Rember will join to help discuss the philosophy of leading many unique tattooers successfully, and Gabe will do a deep dive into responsible marketing saturation. The final session will be deceided apon by attendees, who will be able to let us know thier priorities apon purchasing a ticket, and help craft a part of the days events. This summit is developing as we speak.
We are excited to announce Guy Aitchison’s first convention, The Rock River Tattoo Art Expo, which is to be held in Rockford Illinois (near Chicago’s O’Hare Airport) on October 2-4, 2020. Guy is working with veteran convention hosts TattooNOW and local studio Euro Tattoo to make a tattoo art event unlike your standard convention - something which will be high-profile and high-energy, with a tight focus on the needs of the attending artists while still making a great show for the public with an emphasis on fine art, education and history.
Guy has attended hundreds of conventions in his 30 year career and has developed a strong sense of what such events should involve. The venue is mid-sized, around 100 booths, with a number of seminar spaces, a dedicated museum area and several projector galleries to showcase the work- in all mediums- of the attending artists. One of the strengths of this show, which is partly inspired by TattooNOW related events such as the Paradise Tattoo Gathering and the Worldwide Tattoo Conference, is that we offer inclusive weekend passes to attending artists that provide them access to a variety of seminars, demonstrations and product samples.
Thanks for your time,
When conventions or studios bring me to their events, they know that I understand my role as a contributer, their roles as event promoters, and the audience's need to receive an experience that truly helps them see something unique in the world. They trust in me because I have decades of experience producing, co-producing, and presenting at successfull inspirational events large & small all around the world.
Pre event promotion, business seminars, stage interviews, event consulting, & post event coverage. Now booking 2020.