Here’s what they have in store for everyone:
First and foremost, the duo have brought together over twenty of the world’s best and highest profile tattoo artists/Star Wars fans who will be on site, slingin’ ink, talkin’ nerdy and giving attendees the ultimate Celebration souvenir! All of the artists who will be at the event have been handpicked by Marc and Shane and have been approved by the London Board of Health to ensure the highest standard of excellence!
With so many artists at the show you can rest assured that all styles of tattooing will be represented from traditional to portrait realism and everything in between! If you’re interested in getting a tattoo at Celebration, big or small, it’s important to know that walkups may be possible with some of the artists but many are quickly booking in advance so have a look over the list to see who’s artistry you like the most and drop them a line to discuss any ideas you might have!
The Star Wars Tattoo Competition is a long standing tradition and has become one of the must see Celebration events! Taking place on Sunday from noon2pm on the Behind the Scenes Stage, host Amy Ratcliffe will introduce the audience to some of the most decorated Star Wars tattoo collectors this side of the Outer Rim Territories as they showcase the best of their body art in five different categories: Small/Medium Colour, Small/Medium Black & Grey, Large Colour, Large Black & Grey and Tattoo of the Weekend! Each contestant will have their tattoos projected on the big screen for all to see before showing off their entries to our panel of special guest judges. Winners and runners up will receive exclusive Star Wars Celebration Tattoo Competition awards easily the some of the rarest Celebration exclusive items at the show!
*Note! Contestants m ust preregister for the event before close of show on Saturday. No late entries will be permitted and due to time constraints no symbols (Rebel, Imperial, Jedi Order, Fett skulls, etc) will be permitted to enter. Registration takes place at the Force in the Flesh booth in the Tattoo Pavilion during regular show hours.
The Force in the Flesh and Portraits from a Galaxy Far, Far Away!
Shane Turgeon, author of the Force in the Flesh will be there selling and signing copies of Volume II of the book series as well as copies of the exhibition catalogue for the Portraits from a Galaxy Far, Far Away art show he curated with many of the Celebration artists in attendance. The show was exhibited in Cardiff, San Francisco and Edmonton and a handful of the paintings will be on display in London at Celebration as well!
What would a Celebration be without exclusives? In addition to the competition awards mentioned above, we have some fantastic items that will only be available in the Tattoo Pavilion this Celebration!
● Shirts! Artist George Joseph has designed two killer Ink Fusion Star Wars tattoo shirts which are limited to only 75 of each design!
● Prints! The Force in the Flesh will be offering a very limited set of prints featuring the cover art to the book thematically coloured in blue to celebrate this Celebration. Strictly limited to an edition of 15, these handnumbered, 16x20” giclees are printed on 100% cotton, 320gsm, cold press, Hahnemuhle paper and feature a gold seal on the reverse.
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2/21 - Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Special Edition (1997)
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