In less that 2 weeks time, one of the worlds finest tattoo conventions takes place, right here in jolly old Blightey. This will be my third year attending the Brighton Tattoo Convention, and my first time getting work done there. I am super super excited about this show, the artist list is better than it’s ever been, and the new venue at Hilton Metropole Hotel looks incredible (and HUGE!).
Have a look on the website for details about what artists are in attendance and what Woody has planned to keep us all entertained. You can buy advance tickets (which will get you in an hour early) from Ginger Tickets here, they are£20 for either day, or £35 for the weekend.
I’ll be down on the Saturday, and as I’m getting tattooed first thing, I’m likely to be seen limping around with a big grin on my face. So if you see an awkward skinny guy with a curly moustache milling about be sure to come say hello! I’ve put a picture of me below for those of you that don’t know me (I’ve since grown my chin fluff back you’ll be pleased to know).
Rather than talking about the pile of rubbish Channel 4 showed last week (which was apparently about tattoos but seemed to me to be about people with some rather serious mental health problems), I’d rather talk about something awesome. Like the new episode of The Gypsy Gentleman.
For those unfamiliar with the show, it is made by American tattooer Marcus Kuhn who has been travelling from city to city, exploring cool places and making great tattoos with some of the best artists in the world. This episode is based in London, and features Valerie Vargas from Frith St Tattoo, and Ian Flower from New Skool Tattoos. Both of these guys are artists whose work I have been following since I became interested in tattoos, and it is great to see them getting some international attention. Rather than going on about why they are so awesome I’ll just let you watch the video and you can see for yourself!