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Off The Map Tattoo Guest Artists
If you're a regular reader of this site, you're probably ready to run away. How much more can this woman talk about tattoo copyright, right?! It's almost a decade of this discourse, from my first article in 2003 on BME -- which was oddly quoted again today in Bloomberg's BNA blog -- to posts on this blog here and here and here ...
But I got so much more to say, and I plan to do it in a hands-on practical way that will help artists and collectors truly understand how copyright and trademark works, how to protect your rights, AND how to profit from your artwork through licensing. And I'll be doing it with fellow tattooed attorney John Kastelic at the wonderful Paradise Tattoo Gathering next month in Keystone, Colorado, September 13-16.
We'll be addressing these questions:
Who owns your tattoo? Is it you . . . or your client?
Do you need to copyright your work?
How is a copyright different from a trademark?
How can you protect your art from being used without permission by media, corporations and others?
How can you protect your studio's name, logo and reputation?
In addition, artists more and more are finding alternative avenues for generating revenue from their artwork, image and even endorsements - this seminar will provide information to understand how to control the use and licensing of your work and image as well as understand the issues you may confront and how to be prepared to maximize your profits and best protect your interests before signing away any of your rights.
The multi-media presentation will include real world examples, informative handouts, sample contracts, and a Q&A. I encourage participants to submit questions beforehand to marisa(at)kakoulaslaw(dot)com but any question during the seminar will be addressed.
Space is limited so it's best to book your spot now online. The cost is just $175, a bargain just for the sample contracts alone. It will take place 5-7pm Saturday, September 15th.
HELLENIC STIXIS TATTOO
As I mentioned last week week with my post on Kore Flatmo, I'm really excited by the tattoo work that is coming in for my next book, and I have to share some with y'all. For today's show-and-tell, I figured I'd honor my Hellenic homies and Greece's first ever win in the World Cup yesterday by presenting the work of an Athenian artist whose tattoo work--by hand and machine--is inspired by motifs and texts of the ancient Greeks and re-interpreted in a modern way.
Check the work of Hellenic Stixis.
Below, the artist offers more on the influences in his tattoos:
The ''journey'' starts from the Cycladic era, around 4.000 b.c. and continues into Minoic, Mycenaean, Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic periods and reaches modern times. It explores the ways of expression that apply to all people, regardless of origin, belief or cultural background, since all people come from the same source. Our effort is to bring to light the things that unite us while at the same time preserving the beauty of diversity.
An important aspect of H.S. is geometry, since geometry expresses and represents the Archetypal that is common to all individuals. In addition, the technique of working by hand which we use, goes beyond technical achievements, and helps to approach the primary way of application of this ancient form of art in a ceremonial way.