I almost didn’t go to the London Tattoo Convention this year. I’m saving up to return to South Africa in November and I figured it would be a nasty kind of torture to go and desperately want more work done while not being able to indulge. The last tattoo I got was by Ian Parkin at the Brighton Tattoo Convention in February and I am itching to finish my arms and cover up some ugly old tattoos I had done when I was still stupid about tattoos.
In the end I am glad that I went. I caught many of the performers, discovered great new artists, indulged in people watching, met some beautiful people and caught up with others in the business like Alice who publishes Things and Ink magazine and Antony Flemming.
These two were so lovely, they spoke Spanish and were just so friendly.
This is Joe. After I stopped rubbernecking at him, I asked him if he wouldn’t mind letting me take a photo of him for my blog. This photo does not do him justice because he has the most beautiful pair of hazel eyes. I love the t-shirt he is wearing too, its by Tattoo Fest Brand. What a handsome man.
Antony Flemming and his girlfriend Belle Jorden.
Teta Maria, Fuel Girls.
Sasha Flexy, Fuel Girls.
Leah Debrincat, Fuel Girls.
This is the third time I have been to the London Tattoo Convention. The first time I went was to the very first one and it’s where I got my very first tattoos (the words Love and Peace inside my wrists). Each year I go, I discover even more amazing artists and am newly inspired to keep saving for the best that I can afford.
Did you go this year? What did you think? Did you get work done?