Monday, September 28, 2009

The London Tattoo Convention

On Saturday made my way over to Pirates Quay in Wapping to check out the 2009 London Tattoo Convention, I knew it was going to be a busy day when I got into the Queue!...In the end it only actually took just over half an hour to get in and it was good weather anyway(as for some reason it always has been at any conventions I've been to) and they were giving out free Monster energy drinks on the way(do not buy them!)...

Once in(and after getting rid of the Monster filth!) went straight into the booths to start checking out who was on the bill...


A guy getting his face tattooed with traditional hand techniques, I think I could take or leave this really!...


Thomas Hooper(a Frith Street guest on occasion) from NY Adorned...

George Bone...

Some girls on a truck!...

The 'Graffiti Kings' painting and airbrushing some boards just near one of the bars...


Boog...

Here's a few shots of various tattooists working on their customers,there was some amazing work coming out on the day...




As always at the Convention there is plenty more than just the tattoo booths to check out, the gallery wasn't as busy when I got in there so it was a good chill out...

Some rad work on show too...

There was the obligatory Hells Angels section, with a shop and some amazing bikes and photography on show...


Phil Kyle & friends...

Emiliano Liberatori from Frith Street...

There was events going on throughout the weekend, I gave the awards and competitions a miss but would be rude not to check out the burlesque shows...Introducing Miss Luna...



Then to round things up down to Vince Ray's Rock and Roll bar...

For Vince Ray and the Boneshakers...


Roll on next year!...Also make sure to check out Swallows and Daggers blog and magazine, they were on sale at the convention and if you like tattoos or even if you don't go buy one, they're a bargain at £3 for a print version(so worth it) and £1 for a digital version...

We'll have some news about CF coming soon as well so watch this space...

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