The Pros & Cons of Tattoo Conventions

Thinking about attending your first tattoo convention? Here are some suggestions for getting the most out of your convention experience, and a few warnings to consider before you go. The very best tattoo conventions in my experience, (for fans and pros alike), are those hosted by actual tattooers. I've been involved

The Risks of New Tattoos . . .

It’s the moment of truth. Your tattoo artist has wiped way the cleanser and you are looking in the mirror or down at your fresh tattoo.  Most of us have total satisfaction with this event.  The time, thought, energy, physical endurance and the financial investment all comes to fruition in

Vintage Tattoo Signage Part One

The first documented professional tattoo artist in the USA was in 1846 and became mainstream in the 1970's.  Here are some of the signage associated with tattooing and tattoos that dates back decades.     [divider]  *To see MORE and learn about some of the MOST AMAZING tattoo artists of our age, check out these

Tattoo Artist & Studio Marketing that Sticks!

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Virginia Museum of Fine Arts: “Perseverance”

Since 1936, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts has been dignified. Revered. Respectable. Timeless. As of May 29th, however, it’s going to look a little different. On May 29th, it’s getting 115 tattoos. And frankly, it’s about time.  With the opening of Japanese Tattoo: Perseverance, Art, and Tradition (also known as Perseverance), Richmond’s most popular art form

3 Day Ed Hardy Event at Kings Avenue Tattoo

From Kings Avenue Tattoo: We are honored and humbled to host the legendary tattooer and artist Ed Hardy for an unprecedented 3-day event.  Hardy, renowned for his genre changing, globally influenced tattoo designs, announced that he will host “Pictures of the Gone World,” taking place May 15th, 16th & 17th at

Are Tattoo Conventions Sanitary? Helpful Guidelines–

Tattoo conventions certainly have a lot to offer tattoo enthusiasts and the local communities, starting with access to some of the best artists from around the world, without the expense of flights and accommodations. The question of sanitation at conventions has long been a topic of concern debated by artists and

Inked in Montreal

For more information about the Art Tattoo Quebec show May 29-31 in Quebec City, visit: http://news.arttattooquebec.com For more information about the Art Tattoo Montreal show September 11-13 in Montreal, visit: http://http://news.arttattoomontreal.com

Crash: My first tattoo convention, San Diego,1993

This post is the story about my very first tattoo convention. It was (gasp) 1993 (I think; it could have been 1992); I was a fairly inexperienced, young tattooer and my new boss, "Painless" Paul Nelson (of Atlanta's famous Ace Tattoo Studio), decided to attend the San Diego "Tattoo Tour", (an

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

Meet and Greet Tattoo Stars

My first tattoo convention

As you start to get more and more tattoos on your skin, you would also want to know more about the tattoo world and how it all works, right? Luckily, there is always a venue for an up-close and personal encounter with all the amazing people who run the tattoo

R.I.P. “Rollo”/Mike Malone Memorial Video: TAM

In the city of Chicago, mid-2007 at the memorial celebration for legendary tattoo artist Mike "Rollo Banks" Malone upwards of 25 tattoo artists, family and friends concluded the day by getting tattooed with an ink batch containing a spoonful Malone's ashes. It was a loving act of tribute to the