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
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
By Danny Claser
In 2009 I was free and clear from break-up with a female tattoo artist who was on the show LA Ink. In the time we were together we spent a lot of time traveling the world doing tattoo conventions. I fell in love with the atmosphere and the
By Jeff Gogué
When I first agreed to attend the tattoo expo in Napoli, Italy... Honestly, I had doubts I would make it. It would be my third trip to Italy in less than a year. I, of course, am honored and grateful to be invited anywhere and would continuously be