Call for Tattoo Inspired Art

Gallery Exhibition Opportunity

Free to Submit 

Central Tattoo Studio and Create! Magazine are pleased to announce an open call to artists inspired by tattoo culture. Artists are welcome to submit work that addresses the rich visual history of tattooing. This exhibition invites artists to interpret the theme by using their unique style, subject and creative approach. Painting, drawing collage, photography and more will be considered. 

About Central Tattoo Studio

Central Tattoo Studio is a fine art forward, custom tattoo studio in Philadelphia, PA. Our first floor gallery space features rotating exhibitions from local and emerging artists whose work bridges the gap between fine art and tattoo work. Our second floor tattoo studio hosts tattoo artists with a strong understanding of the foundations of fine art; color, form, line, space and composition. Our tattoo artists specialize in watercolor tattoos, abstract/graphic tattoos, geometric tattoos and black and grey realism tattoos.

About Create! Magazine

Create! Magazine is an international, bi-monthly print and digital art magazine. It is a publication for artists, makers, and creative entrepreneurs. Our mission is to promote fresh, unique work of creatives from around the world. Each issue is filled with vibrant contemporary art, craft, design, and inspiring stories of the makers behind it. 


Juried by Melissa Montiel (Artist, Curator and Gallery Director at Central Tattoo) and Ekaterina Popova (Founder of Create! Magazine)

Deadline: August 7th, 2018

Selected Artists: Artists will be notified by August 27th, 2018 and provided instructions for drop off (shipping and delivery are the responsibility of the artist)

Exhibition: September (TBA) 2018

Eligibility: Artists 21 and older are welcome to apply with works in any medium: painting, sculpture, digital, printmaking, mixed media, more. Artists from Philadelphia, New Jersey and Delaware are welcome to submit.


Central Tattoo Studio

171 W Girard Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19123