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Fira de Barcelona

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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 Once more, the record for attendance at the XVI International Tattoo Convention in Barcelona was broken with around 14,000 visitors.  With 180 artists, performances of Pin Ups, Burlesque, Hakas, Graffitti, Break, Body Paint, Hula workshops, seminars or daily tattoo competitions the EXPO did not dissapoint . Since it’s creation in Cotxeres de Sants 18 years ago, some time in La Farga de l’Hospitalet and now at Fira de Barcelona, only the best of the best continue to support this amazing EXPO. One of the data highlighted by the convention’s organizers was the fact that almost all the tattooist stands were full during the 3 days tattoo show. 180 artists, among the best of the world, coming from 29 countries, had made a total of more than 1,200 tattoos, what generated approximately 320,000 euro profit.   Taking into account hotels, restaurants, investment on staging area, publicity, merchandising, tickets sale, cloths etc… there was around 1 million euros of capital movement during the hall convention. “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” ... Read More »

Tatau Bistro

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By Molly Kitamura I have never interviewed a restaurant owner but I could not resist with a restaurant named Tatau Bistro and their chef/owner, Tonino Valiente just seems so cool. Tatau Bistro is located in Huesca, Spain. They serve mainly Tapas and have just changed their menu. From the photos and reviews I’ve read, it looks and sounds like a refreshing stop with delicious food and a cool atmosphere. Tonino and I managed to do an interview via email, check it out and definitely check out Tatau Bistro the next time you are in Spain, I do not think you will regret it!! Molly: What is your concept and how long have you been in business? Read More »

Gent Stef: 666% – Barcelona and Back

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By Stef Pitera I’m one of those guys with that condition, the “Travel Bug.” Can’t sit my ass in the same place for too long. I’m sure many of you out there will be familiar with what I’m talking about… To spend years constantly on the road, out of a backpack, sometimes changing countries every week. The airport hall, check-in desks and safety procedures become what you may consider more familiar. I don’t know where this comes from but when you are on the way to your flight, carrying just the essential to go to tattoo somebody else, somewhere else and to look presentable, you feel light, free. No strings attached, no responsibilities. Some kind of eternal youth. Suspended in that limbo, with that rush you can only feel right after leaving and just before arriving. A new place to see, new people to meet, a new beer to try… Or maybe just running away. Who knows. Ask me in 10 years… Read More »

Xam Tattoo Artist Magazine Article Preview Issue #26

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Phil Kyle: Would you recommend an apprenticeship to people knowing how difficult that is to do on your own? Xam: Totally and definitely. It’s the only way. Not anyone can do it. Not everyone deserves it, people will still try it, like I did… Call me selfish if you want but there are too many of us now. It’s out of control. Some will fail and most will keep doing shit forever. And that’s it really… Read More »