Earlier in October, UK tattoo blog Inkluded launched an exhibition showcasing the work of a selected number of UK and Midland tattoo artists.
Featuring the work of 16 of the UK's best tattoo artists – including seven from Birmingham – Inkluded has collaborated with Deasil Art Gallery in Leamington Spa to create the Inked Palette exhibition, which has now been opened to the general public until October 23.
This groundbreaking exhibition shares the craft of tattoo art and aims to address some of misrepresentations of tattooing. Founder of Inkluded, Beccy Rimmer said: 'this exhibition aims to portray the industry in a truthful and respectful light; where tattoos are art, and tattooists are artists.'
Rather than their more traditional canvas, the exhibiting tattoo artists have created custom artworks on a variety of materials and taken the opportunity to experiment with paper, ceramic, slate and even synthetic limbs.
Inked Palette. Until October 23. Wednesday-Saturday, 11am-5pm. Sunday midday-4pm. Deasil Art Gallery, 44 Oxford Street, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV32 4RA.