Milly Zavattaro admits that some people still have doubts about coming into her shop. But Rock of Ages is a unique tattoo shop.
In fact it is more like a studio, full of talented artists who care about their profession and about preserving some of the most beautiful artistic traditions around, namely those forms that may be loosely termed ‘low brow’ or ‘custom culture’.
The other thing about this shop is that it has a large retail section at the front, which is called Scarlett Horse Emporium and stocks stuff like jewellery, t-shirts, sunglasses, and best of all a range of amazing ‘curiosities’. This is the place to buy yourself or someone you know a unique gift—the kind of present you won’t easily find anywhere else. And one you’ll be remembered for.
Over the weekend of the Oz Grom Open, Milly and her team want to welcome people into her shop for an exhibition of art works. Milly will curate the exhibition and invite artists to contribute works inspired by tattooing and the ocean, but she is also welcoming young ‘Grom’ artists to submit works inspired by skating, surfing or whatever.
Already confirmed for the exhibition are Johann Ingemar (artwork pictured), Josh Roelink, Tom Burrey, Matt Yeates, Brodie Jackson, Karlee Mackie, and Milly herself. The exhibition will start at midday on Saturday 6 July and music will be provided by DJTonx. All art works will be for sale.
If you are a grommet or young artist who would like to submit work to the exhibition send a sample of your work to Milly— loveknuckles [at] hotmail.com.