The Art of Tattooing

The Art of Tattooing ~ An Introduction to the History of Tattooing and its Evolution as a Fine Art Form ~

Saturday, July 9 | 6:00 – 10:00 pm | Admission:  $10 per person | $ 5 Cedarhurst members
Must be 18 to attend | Food Concessions & Cash Bar – featured cocktail

Presented by: Guy Aitchison

6 to 7 pm  –  Cocktails/cash bar | Shrode Art Center | View tattoo artist Michele Wortman’s oil painting exhibit.
7 to 8 pm  –  Guy Aitchison presentation | Performance Hall
8 to 10 pm – Mix & Mingle

  • See Guy Aitchison’s oil paintings on display in the Performance Hall at Cedarhurst
  • Enjoy the ‘live gallery’ of tattooed individuals. Several of Guy and Michele’s ‘art collectors’ will be present. We encourage everyone to show-off their tattoos.
  • Have an opportunity to view and purchase a variety of the books they have published, as well as prints of their artwork and merchandise.
  • DIY- temporary tattoo station with metallic, glitter and realistic looking temp. tattoos for free


– tattoo artist since 1988
– educator in tattoo field since 1992
– involved in countless events, publications and exhibitions
– featured artist in ‘Tattoo’ an art exhibit at the Field Museum, Chicago
– appeared in various TV productions including Tattoo Wars, LA ink and Best Ink
– known for his abstract “Biomechanical” style which he has helped popularize
– gave Rob Zombie his first tattoo in 1989 when he was 21


Jul 09 2022


6:00 pm - 10:00 pm


$10 per person | $5 Cedarhurst Members
Shrode Art Center


Shrode Art Center
2500 E Richview Rd., Mt. Vernon, IL 62864