Tattoo Events, the Artists and You

Tattoo events are almost everywhere and new tattoo enthusiasts join the pack almost every minute all over the world. What started as an innocent, small body ink can turn into a burning passion that you couldn’t live without. Many celebrities, who had small tattoo, at first, became tattoo enthusiasts and maintained regular appointments with their favorite tattoo artist.

If you are curious about what goes on in the world of tattoo, then it is best to attend any of the tattoo events when your schedule permits. You will learn a great deal about the art and the reasons behind its rising popularity.

London tattoo convention

Before, only tribesmen, service men, circus people, and criminals got to wear tattoos. Today, almost anyone who has a flair for tattoo art can wear one.

If you need a quick introduction and learn about tattoos, then going to a tattoo convention is the best place to start.


What to Expect

Most artists attend all tattoo conventions whenever their schedule permits. It is a great avenue for them to share their expertise and gather new clients. They also get to meet with fellow artists and old friends. There are artists who hold exhibits and showcase some of their work. If you are on the lookout for a tattoo designer to hire, then the event can give you lots of suggestions. You might even see them in action.

London tattoo convention

Some tattoo events also hold contests and seminars where artists get to participate. The usual categories for the contest are best gray scale, best original design, and best sleeve. The seminars usually tackle the subject of enhancing the artist’s technique, how to maintain the equipment, the latest in tattoo gadgets, and more.

The events aim to entertain and educate. You might chance upon a live band, parties, and side shows. Some even put up a fashion show that showcases different tattoo designs. Some conventions provide play area for the kids.

Amsterdam tattoo convention

If you’re lucky, you will get to take home some freebies from the convention. Anything is good enough as long as it’s free, but make sure that you won’t get in trouble if you try something for free. It could be free coupons, small items, or free trial.

You can get to mingle with fellow tattoo enthusiasts and get some advice. You might even discover something in you that you never thought you have – the passion to cultivate the art.

Take advantage of the tattoo events if there are any in your area or when your schedule permits. You will never know what’s in store for you, unless you come.


Featured image by Randall E. Scott

Note from Tattoo Artist Magazine blog – Unfortunately, we were not able to find the information on the artists who are responsible for these tattoos. If you happen to know who did one of these pieces, please feel free to leave a comment and let us and the rest of the readers know!


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