Celebrity tattoo artist Shanghai Kate ready to ink the East Coast

A Pioneer in the World of Tattoo, this Artist, Educator, Global Traveler is geared up and aimed to tour the Northeast.
By: Shanghai Kate
PHILADELPHIA - Jan. 20, 2014 - PRLog -- The Godmother of Tattoo Art returns to the Northeast for a four-city tour with stops in Philadelphia, New York City, Buffalo, and Boston.  Shanghai Kate, one of the most influential people in modern tattoo history, begins the trip as an invited guest at the 2014 Philadelphia Tattoo Art Convention from Jan 31st-Feb 2nd at Philadelphia Convention Center where she will be inking onsite.

Tattoo pioneer Shanghai Kate Hellenbrand is notably the first woman of the modern era of tattooing and has the longest continuous career of any high-level female tattoo artist in the United States. She began tattooing in 1971 in NYC and has worked alongside the most prominent names in the business including the legendary Sailor Jerry Collins, Hawaii; Ed Hardy, San Diego, San Francisco, Los Angeles; Jack Rudy, Los Angeles and Michael Malone (aka “Rollo Banks.”)

Shanghai Kate’s NE Tour Schedule


January 31- February 2
Philadelphia Tattoo Art Convention
Convention info: www.villainarts.com

February 5 – February 11
Sacred Tattoo
424 Broadway/Manhattan

February 12 to February 20th.
Carl’s Tattoo Garage
312 Oliver St., North Tonawanda, NY

February 21 to February 28th
Wave N' Pave
973 Saratoga St., Boston
(617) 418-5115

Shanghai Kate, an avid educator, regularly lectures on the importance of women in the tattoo industry through her “From Voodoo To Vogue” slide presentation in which she gives a fascinating historical overview of how the modern tattoo industry evolved globally from prehistoric Ice Age to the current  embracement of modern tattooing. She has presented in Art Museums (Albright Knox Museum in Buffalo, NY); Universities (Columbia University, NYC and Tompkins College in Ithaca, NY); as well as many conventions around the world.  She is the ONLY woman featured in the highly acclaimed full-length documentary film, TATTOO NATION, released in 2013 and now available on DVD.

Kate is solely responsible for the newest (and possibly last) tattoo collectible: the acetate tattoo stencil. Once relegated to the garbage heap, Kate saw value in these hand-carved pieces of art and history by the masters of the craft and has published several global best selling books about Sailor Jerry Collin’s tattoo acetates. Kate will have her books, DVDs, artwork, and original Sailor Jerry stencils available for sale as wherever she goes.

Americans spend more than a billion of dollars* each year on tattoo ink and the woman who helped propel the once underground world of body art to a cultural norm has no plan on slowing down. This author, tattoo artist, lecturer, global traveler and cultural icon owns and operates Shanghai Kate’s Tattoo Shop in Austin, Texas and will be traveling to Germany in the spring of 2014 to set up shop for part of the year. Kate has worked in or managed tattoo shops in New York City; Honolulu, Hawaii; Salt Lake City, Utah; Buffalo, New York; Philadelphia, PA; and even Kodiak, Alaska. She has tattooed indigenous people in the rain forests of Panama, the Philippines, and Mexico City.

Celebrity clients include Howard Stern and his wife, Beth; Casey Affleck, members of  Pearl Jam, photographer David LaChapelle as well as many other actors, models, musicians; sports figures and other tattoo artists who continue to seek out Kate for her strong vivid tattoos in nearly every style: American classic, Polynesian, Tribal, Asian, Photo-realism, Fineline.

Tattoo enthusiasts wait for years to get more Shanghai Kate tattoos. New clients are encouraged to make an appointment for their own Shanghai Kate tattoo.

Book at Tattoo Session with Shanghai Kate : email to pre-schedule      Dameoftheworld@aol.com

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/shanghai.kate
Twitter:  @Theshanghaikate

*Tattoo Statistics
·       Annual amount of U.S. spending on tattoos $ 1.65 Billion
·       Total percent of Americans (all ages) who have at least one tattoo 14 %
·       Percentage of U.S. adults 18 – 25 who have at least one tattoo 36 %
·       Percentage of U.S. adults 26 – 40 who have at least one tattoo 40 %
·       Total number of Americans that have at least one tattoo 45 million
  Source: Pew Research Center, Tattoo Finder, Vanishing Tattoo

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