On Friday, July 14th we are celebrating the opening of our newest art exhibit featuring new works by Tattoo Artists Jackie Dunn Smith and Rob Benavides.
Join us from 7-11pm for what’s sure to be a wild good time, with lots of beautiful art and an open bar sponsored by Flying Dog Brewery.
About the Artists
Rob Benavides & Jackie Dunn Smith
In 1999 Jackie and Rob met at a venue while The Business was playing and became fast friends. The two grew close over the years, sharing a love of art and tattooing. They began working together in 2005 at San Diego’s Flying Panther Tattoo. Jackie has since moved to Texas, and is very excited to collaborate on this art show with Rob in a space not limited or defined by theme or content.
Tattoo Artist Rob Benavides mastered his craft by learning from legends of the tattoo industry. His work is heavily influenced by classic tattoo imagery and is anchored in American traditions. In 2006 Rob opened Flying Panther tattoo shop in California and today it’s San Diego’s premier custom and classic tattoo shop.
Jackie Dunn Smith tattoos is Dallas, Texas at Saints and Sinners Tattoo. Jackie’s art is rooted in whimsical imagery, often featuring curvaceous ladies, magical mermaids, and sea creatures, as well as creepy yet cute monsters. We’re delighted to have Jackie as a regular guest artist and friend of the shop!