THE ARTIST ALLEY STUDIO & GALLERY STORY
Meet The GYPSY and Mad Hatter
ARTIST ALLEY STUDIO & GALLERY features the art and artisan creations of International Award Winning Artist J.A. George AKA; The GYPSY and Nationally Known Award Winning Portrait Artist Raychel “Mad Hatter” Smith.
MEET MAD HATTER:
Raychel “Mad Hatter” Smith is a hyper realistic portrait artist. She specializes in memorials. Mad Hatter often does charitable art. She also believes by keeping her prices reasonable it makes art available to everyone keeping on the forefront and available for generations. She often says, “I love giving someone an image of someone lost as if it was an extra moment they could never have.” Her Artistic Portrait Creations flow onto paper from pencil, pen, charcoal and crayon. When it comes to Portrait Art the Mad Hatter is unsurpassed.
MEET The GYPSY:
The GYPSY is the most experienced licensed Body Artist in Kansas. A Formally Trained Tattoo Artist The GYPSY has been Tattooing Since 1976. The GYPSY is also the only Body Piercer in Kansas to have gone to school to learn how to Pierce. He has been piercing professionally since 1990. In 2008 The GYPSY became one of only a few worldwide to have passed the Alliance of Professional Tattooist Tattoo Mastery Test. He was also appointed by Kansas Governor Mark Parkinson to the Kansas Board of Cosmetology where he served as the Representative for Kansas Body Artists from 2009 to 2010. The GYPSY’s philosophy has always been; “You can give someone the greatest Body Art in the world but when you forget that it is about them and not about you the art becomes something less than great.”
OUR ARTISTIC INTEGRITY
Policy’s Concerning Our Artistic Values
We are a Christian Owned and Operated Business:
We will do no art that is in direct conflict with the word of God; no exceptions. This includes but is not limited to Racist, Satanic and Derogatory Tattoos and Art aimed at degrading any group of individuals or that promote hate and evil.
Tattooing & Piercing People under 18 years of age:
We do not Tattoo or Pierce anyone under 18 years of age. The body is still growing until the age of 18. Because of this, in the case of a tattoo, the tattoo may become misshapen and also move on the body. In the case of a piercing there is an increased chance of migration of the jewelry which can lead to heavy scarring which can only be corrected with a very expensive surgical procedure.
Also people under 18 years of age are in a constant state of change and what they like today they will not like tomorrow. This often leads to a unwanted tattoo later in life. There is also the legal implications of doing Body Art on a minor. Regardless of consent forms given by parents they and the body artist can be held liable for several felonies from child endangerment to contributing to the juvenile delinquency of a minor. If the procedure is sexual in nature i.e.; tattooing or piercing breasts or genitals, tongue piercings or tattoos upon the gluteus maximus then that falls under the U.S. Code of Justice covering contributing to the sexual delinquency of a minor; a Class A Felony and Sex Crime.
Anyone who Tattoos or Pierces Your Minor Child does not care about the child, they only care about the money in your pocket.
Artist Alley Studio & Gallery is located at: 5836 SW Topeka Blvd. – Topeka, Kansas 66619
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