Augusta Tattoo Convention: On the Road in Georgia

I’ve been doing music coverage for Tattoo Artist Magazine for several months. June 4th, I passed the TAM Tattoo Convention initiation by setting up shop and representing Tattoo Artist Magazine at the Augusta Tattoo Convention in Georgia…

It was my first time working a tattoo convention and I was eager to see how the whole thing went down. I arranged all the banners, magazines and merchandise with great thought and then waited for the onslaught of customers.

Justin Shaw happens to be a righteous dude as well as a gentleman and a scholar. I told him so after a few vodka tonics.

Having nothing to compare this experience to, I would say it was a success. I sold stuff, talked about the magazine and met some interesting people. Everyone at the convention was most helpful to me. Justin Shaw offered me his trail mix, a dude let me wear his coat because it was sub arctic degrees in the room and I made fast friends with the 13 Roses crew.

I can't resist shooting music. Burns Like Fire.

When I got home late Sunday night, I wanted to bake everyone at the Augusta Tattoo Convention cookies for being so nice.

Baba Austin

(Rose Riot is a photographer in Atlanta and contributing blogger for Tattoo Artist Magazine)

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