OOctober 24-27, 2024 - Jiminy Peak MA
Inspiring Tattooers, Collectors, and the Curious since 2008

PTG Artist: Gunnar

Jiminy Peak Resort - Hancock MA

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Gunnar was born in New Brittan Connecticut in 1974. In 1997 his interest in art became sparked after being offered an apprentiship in tattooing in New Haven Connecticut. With no true art education other than a few classes in college, he began to delve further into the world of art. Artists from Bernini to Vargas stimulated him and he began to study their styles and techniques while learning to apply what he could to his own art form. In June of 2000 Gunnar's first daughter was born sparking a new interest in the duality of children the mix of pure innocence and their devilish spirit. It is this idea that pushed him to develop the style for which he has become know for, "Creepy Kids". In 2001 Gunnar opened Gods and Monsters with his partner Hoffa in Columbus, Ohio. At this point Hoffa began to educate Gunnar in the fine art of acrylic painting. Gunnar's paintings and tattoos are a culmination of innocent children and horror themes. He creates worlds where children reside amongst ghosts, monsters, and other foreboding entities. Illustrative in style he uses classic painting techniques to create a slight realism to the work while still embodying a cartoon look. He pays homage to classic cartoons with his use of the three finger characters. However interest in artist from the Hudson River School and Albert Bierdstadt influence the background landscape art. His art often reveals a undertone so social political humor and more often a romanticized view of broken hearts. In his second year of painting he received his first big job working with a major record label to produce a multi-paneled cd cover for NEW FOUND GLORY. He has also shown in several group shows around the country, as well as, BURTON'S RIDES OF PASSAGE world tour art show. His work has been published in many international magazines and books. While only at the beginning stages of his art career his accomplishments are numerous. Gunnar's art continues to evolve on a daily basis. Gunnar now resides in Southern California where he continues to push himself as a painter and tattoo artist.

What happens at the Paradise Tattoo Gathering?


At The Paradise Tattoo Gathering, we're all about creating events that inspire tattooers and artists of all mediums, both online and in real life. It's one of our most favorite things! We believe that when creatives come together, magic happens. That's why we've made it our mission to provide a platform for artists to connect, learn, and grow.

Our events are designed to be inclusive and welcoming to artists of all levels, from beginners to seasoned professionals, and all cultures/sub-cultures.  We believe that everyone has something to teach and something to learn. That's why our artist list is always filled with inspirational talent from a variety of backgrounds and styles.


At The Paradise Tattoo Gathering, we're all about helping tattooers, apprentices, and tattoo vets take their skills to the next level. That's why our events are designed to be immersive professional development experiences that include a wide range of activities.

From seminars and discussion panels to critiques and workshops, our events are tailored to meet the needs of tattooers at all levels. We believe that by bringing together talent from around the world, we can create a collaborative learning environment that is truly life-changing.

Our events have been described as transformative by many tattooers, who have come away from them feeling inspired, motivated, and empowered. We hope you'll join us for one of our upcoming events and experience the magic for yourself.


Let me tell you something about the power of networking. It can change lives. Bringing like-minded people together is a powerful force that can inspire, create working relationships, and forge lifelong friendships. For over a decade, the PTG event has been doing just that.

The PTG brings together diverse artists who share a common goal - to better themselves, to better the tattoo community, and to make a positive impact on the world. Tattooing is a form of art that has a significant impact on cultures, and it is our responsibility to become positive stewards of this art for the time we are here.

By working with like-minded individuals, we can create a culture of respect, inclusivity, and creativity. The PTG is a place where artists can meet, network, and collaborate to shape the future of the tattoo industry and its impact on society.

Artist & Studio Packages

By grabbing a condo for your studio and attending our events, you can help your whole team get motivated and inspired. And with special group rates and discounts available, you can save money while investing in your team's professional development.

So why not take advantage of this unique opportunity and help your studio grow and thrive? Register today to save with our group rates and dont forget the tax writeoffs!If you're thinking of coming to The Paradise Tattoo Gathering alone, we say go for it! It's an adventure, for sure, but it's a pilgrimage that's well worth it. Many of the artists who attended our first few Gatherings have gone on to have amazing careers and many of them have returned to lead workshops and share their knowledge with others.

If you're an apprentice just starting out, The Paradise Tattoo Gathering is the perfect place to get started on the right foot. And if you've been tattooing for years, we encourage you to join us and share your stories and experiences with others. 

Studio 5-Pack Payment Plan

Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort

37 Corey Rd Hancock, MA 01237


Call (413) 738-5500 with room block "tattoo" to reserve a hotel room on site. Rooms are limited and the hotel nearly always sells out.


Condos are an amazing way to save some $ sharing space with your studios and/or friends. Kitchenettes, decks, each condo is unique! 


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Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort
37 Corey Rd.
Hancock MA 01237
O: (413) 738-5500