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  • What is it with tattoos and bikers? They go together seamlessly and you can guarantee to see a good percentage of bikers sporting a plethora of tattoos. Go to any rally, custom bike show or rock venue and there will be acres of tattooed skin on show. This is something that Stez, one of the organisers of the Pro-...
  • Let’s get one thing straight first off – everything about this convention, like the city it was held in, ROCKED! (And I DO mean in every sense of the word, as in ‘ruled’ and ‘rock’n’rolled my very soul!)For those of you who’ve never visited this amazing northern German harbour city, Hamburg encompasses everything you...
  • The weather leading up to the convention had been very ‘British’ - cold and wet but on the day of the show, the sun shone down on the masses. As this was the first SINZ (South Island, New Zealand) convention it was everything organiser Sue Moore could have hoped for. Not that she saw a lot of it as she sent most...
  • This year the organizer’s of the Gillingham show changed it’s date, they brought the show forward by a couple of weeks to the bank holiday at the end of May and the day’s also changed from Saturday/ Sunday to Sunday & bank holiday Monday.   When I found out the show was being held on Sunday/Monday I must...
  • I’d always fancied going to Norway ever since I studied the fjords in geography at school. So when Phil and Susanne from Arctic Tattoo in Norway came up to the Skin Deep stand at this years’ Manchester Skin Tech show and invited me over for their Tattoo Convention, I jumped at the chance. I had a bit of...
  • July is a good time of the year, it’s warm, the best chance of sunshine you’re going to get in the good old UK and even if it does rain, it’s not cold rain, it’s warm summer rain. On top of all this there’s also the Portsmouth convention, which in all its years of running has only had one year...
  • Tattoo conventions in South Africa don’t happen that often, so when they do happen, visitors flock from all over the country to attend. The BLOODY MARVEL-US “Yearn to Burn” Tattoo Convention was held from 13-14 May at the Wesbank Raceway in Germiston, East of Johannesburg. , East of Johannesburg.  It was...
  • Sunday 6th August 06 saw the first convention held at the Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl in south Wales. The Pavilion is quite an impressive building right on the sea front and dead easy to find.  Inside it is on two levels, the main hall with the stage which is the area all the working artists were situated in and...
  • In 2004 a group of tattoo fans from Amsterdam decided to put this cosmopolitan city back on the world tattoo map. Since the last convention held in 1996 and organized by Henk Schiffmacher, Amsterdam has been severely lacking in a tattoo convention in the Dutch capital. So for the third year in the first...
  • This year saw the 2nd “Street Art Vs Tattoo Art” convention in Cardiff running as a 3 day event on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd of September. The venue was the old coal exchange in Cardiff Bay, the same as last year. Friday 1st was just for the street art and the Saturday and Sunday included tattoos and tattooing. Due to a...
  • Prague is located at the centre of Bohemia, “The magic capital of Europe” this may be thanks to the presence of several cultures, which cross on its land and also for its architectural and artistic heritage. The city with the hundred spires is certainly one of the most beautiful cities in the world and by a...
  • This year’s Skin Tech was my first convention of the year as I had to miss Swansea due to me coming down with Malaria (it’s a long story), so I was really looking forward to meeting up with old friends and seeing some great new ink work appearing on skin. This year’s Skin Tech was due to be held in the Manchester G-...
  • Welcome Home! Finally After a seven year wait to be able to get here, I am standing outside an astro-turf covered, converted ex-airport shuttle bus called Mossy being welcomed to Black Rock City, Nevada by the Burning Man Project Greeters. It is six o’clock in the morning, and the desert sun is just peering over the...
  • ‘I’m putting on The Great North Tattoo Show!’ were the first words I heard through my telephone receiver. A bit taken back, I soon recognised the man behind the broad Newcastle accent. It was Carl Cooke from Artful Ink in Durham. He was full of his usual enthusiansm about the comeback of this convention. The Great...
  • The Queen Mary is a magnificent cruise ship which once travelled the seas with pride and swifted her elegant body through terrible atlantic storms and waves as high as a house! She was build in Southampton during the early 1930s and had her virgin cruise in 1936. I bet this ole lady saw quite a lot of action and...
  • Montreal is the largest city in Quebec and the second largest in Canada, with a metropolitan population of 3,359,000. Montreal is one of two large islands in this part of the St. Laurent River (the other, Jesus Island, includes Laval and several other communities) and its highest point, Mount Royal, is 761 ft/ 232m...
  • I wasn’t sure what to expect for this years Colchester show, it was in its 2nd year and in a new venue and at a later time in the year on the 10th of September. Although not right in the centre of town as last year the Charter Hall is a big leisure complex just outside. It was easy to find and had it’s own car park....
  • The famous Japanese tattoo event TATTOO SUMMIT took place in mid July and this year we could see some positive changes in a culture that is deeply rooted but has the flexibility to adjust to make it grow and flourish for the better. The old school traditional Japanese tattoo or Irezumi will never die, but it will...
  • This had to be one of the tattoo community’s most eagerly awaited events for the last twelve months. Almost before the doors had closed on the hugely successful first show, the cogs and gears had started working for this years convention. The first show was a runaway success with over fifteen thousand attendees and it...
  • Held between Thursday the 5th and Sunday 8th October, 2006, (thus nicely timed to coincide with the London Tattoo Convention), the Rubber Ball weekend was, as always, the largest and most eagerly awaited event on the annual fetish calendar.   Kicking off at the Café De Paris was a memorable evening, where Flash...
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