Around 14.000 people visited Fira de Barcelona to enjoy the work from some of the best artists in the world.
More than 1.200 tattoos were made in the three days convention, that generated more than 320.000 euro.
Many activities inspired by the urban expressions and trends completed the program of what is considered one of the best tattoo conventions in Europe
“Here the crises does not affect us much, as people that come for a tattoo by a well-known artist from New Zealand for example, knows what he wants and does not care about the price” says Laura Cubero, convention’s spokesperson and organizer. In fact, all tattooists had their agendas filled during the convention, in some cases two months in advance. Not only did they demonstrate their skills, but also participated in the awards festival. This year The Best Piece of the Show” was for Javier Olmo tattooed by Samuel Sancho from Wanted Tattoo studio (BCN).
Among a list of talented artists, the conventions special guest on his first visit to Spain, was the prestigious master of traditional Japanese tattoo, Horitoshi I. Other really gifted performers included Jack Rudy, the single needle inventor and the “Fine Line” creator. The limelight was also shared by other well known artists to include Brent McCown (New Zealand), Tang Ping (China), Norm (U.S.A), José López (U.S.A), Laura Juan (Spain), Ching y Yang, from East Tattoo (Taiwan), Jota Esteban, from Mao&Cathy (Spain) and Andrea Afferni (Italy),
Barcelona Tattoo Expo
International Tattoo Convention
When: From Friday the 4th to Sunday the 7th of October 2013
Timetable: From 12.00h to 24.00h on Friday and Saturday and from 12.00h to 22.00h on Sunday
Cost: 15€ Friday ticket
18 € Saturday ticket
18 € Sunday ticket
40 €3 days bonus
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