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 2015 Bay Area Tattoo Convention!

THE 2015 BAY AREA TATTOO CONVENTION The 2015 Bay Area Tattoo Convention (BATC) will take place Halloween weekend (Friday October 30, Saturday October 31 and Sunday November 1st) at the SFO Hyatt Regency. Hotel conventions are always fun and a halloween weekend will be especially cool! This will be the eleventh

Inked in Montreal

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

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

Seattle Tattoo Expo This Weekend!!

I will be attending the Seattle Tattoo Expo this weekend.  This is one of my favorite shows in the US… So many talented artists... the show is busy, and the city is fun.  If you're around, please stop by and check it out.  They always have good entertainment, good food,

Himalayan High: Tattooing in the Shadow of Everest

By Kiri Westby When I first heard there was a tattoo convention in Kathmandu, Nepal I was astounded! I lived in Nepal as a college student, worked there as a human rights activist during the recent civil war and have spent a lot of time studying Nepali language and culture. I also


By Marisa Kakoulas Reblogged from: One of the most acclaimed tattoo gatherings  -- the NYC Tattoo Convention -- has brought beautiful freaks worldwide to New York in spring time, as it has been held each May for 16 years. However, with the sad news that the convention's venue, the historicRoseland Ballroom, will be shutting

Fira de Barcelona

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

Hell City Phoenix 2013

Here's a nice video of the Hell City show in Phoenix last month by our friends at Tattoo Snob.  Check it out!