This weekend I had the pleasure of being part of the tattoo convention crew at Tattoo Kulture Seaside Shindig – I’ve never attended a tattoo convention but it’s safe to say it will not be my last!!
I have always loved tattoos and as I’ve grown older I know what I want and I am glad I’ve waited to start collecting bigger pieces. It definately hasn’t helped working in a tattoo studio!!
We had a fab start to the weekend with a pre party at The Twist Retro bar, then onto the first day of the convention with buzzing galore and show stopping burlesque dancers and a appearance by The Cherry Rebels. Then it was home to freshen up before heading back out for the after party at The Brit Bar with entertainment from All Cramped Up. I was happily being sensible drinking to prepare for the next day and was extremely put out when informed at 1am the clocks had gone forward!!
So in bed by 3am and then back to it Sunday morning for a mega packed day of punters and more burlesque dancers, tattoos galore and a performance from The Honky Tonks and The Coffin Nails. Then it was time for awards – which I can imagine must have been hard with such highly talented artists present!
An awesome time was had, friends were made and I can’t wait to do it all again next year! Now to add tattoo convention assistant to my cv!!
Photographs by Glenn Blake aka G-Man