The fourth annual London International Tattoo Convention will take place on 26-28 September 2008 at Tobacco Dock, Wapping.
Having become one of the more crowded conventions in Europe over the last three years, The “Number One Alternative Event of the Year in London” has outgrown its previous location of The Old Truman Brewery, with over 20,000 people visiting in 2007.
There will be stalls on the ground floor with almost 200 top artists from all over the world including Tim Hendricks, Horitaka and Tin Tin and well as Phil Kyle and Nikole Lowe. This is the convention that everyone agrees to attend.
Downstairs will contain a fetish market and a Torture Garden-created nightclub in the Vince Ray Rock’n’Roll Voodoo Crypt. The freshly tattooed Thrash Hits .com will undoubtedly head straight for the pie and mash stall via the real ale bar before hitting the Voodoo Crypt.
Tickets are available from the official website, priced at £20 per day or £50 for a three day pass. Bargain.
Through the ages, tattoos have traditionally been found upon the arms of outsider folk like sailors and prisoners as well as badges of honour and solidarity upon the skin of soldiers and nobility. These days, it’s all about fashion for some people.
Mr Cool Ice (pictured, above) is a great example of the lengths some people will go to for fashion. Wise? Probably not. How about this young lady’s ‘tramp stamp’? Lovely passage, though.
The London International Tattoo Convention will take place on 26-28 September 2008 at Tobacco Dock, 50 Porters Walk, Wapping, London E1W 2SF