Thailand Tattoo Expo 2017 – part 1

Here’s the first photo gallery from Thailand Tattoo Expo 2017.

Shige from Yellow Blaze Tattoo (Shigenori Iwasaki)

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Linas Tattoo Convention 2017 – Part 2

Enjoy part 2 in my series of posts from the excellent Linas Tattoo Convention.

Yann Brënyàk

Yann Brënyàk

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Linas Tattoo Convention 2017 – Part 1

My first post with photos from Linas Tattoo Convention 2017.

Shelly d'Inferno, Grisha & Ingrid Mutschler.

Shelly d’Inferno, Grisha & Ingrid Mutschler.

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Interview with Ru Hwan | Tattooing in Korea

Tattooing in Korea – is it legal? Is it illegal? That would be “yes” to both questions. “What? Wait. How can it be both legal and illegal at the same time?” In this interview with Korean tattoo artist Ru Hwan, we’ll find out more.

Technically speaking, tattooing is legal in Korea (yes, this article is about South Korea of course), but you’ll need to be a licensed doctor in order to perform this type of “skin surgery”.
Now imagine yourself that you’re at the end of six years of medical studies at the university, it’s time to decide which path to choose: should you become a GP, a skin specialist, a surgeon or perhaps you should go wild and chase your childhood dream of becoming a tattoo artist?
Just like in every other country in the world, people with medical degrees don’t become tattoo artists – they become doctors – and that’s a good thing, because we all need someone who might be able to cure us when we are sick, but some of us also needs creative persons that can create art on our skin every now & then.

Graduation day at the Medical University: "Should I become a doctor or a tattoo artist?"

Graduation day at the Medical University: “Should I become a doctor or a tattoo artist?”

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Manuella Ana | Salon International du tatouage

A few photos of Manuella Ana while she was working at the tattoo convention in Marseille this weekend – Salon International du tatouage, Marseille.

You can see more photos of Manuella Ana in my Flickr gallery: https://flic.kr/s/aHskNnVfKk
I’ll also upload more photos from the tattoo convention to the gallery during the next days.

The Titanic Afterparty

A photo gallery from the Titanic International Tattoo Convention after-party that was held at Cabaret Supper Club in Belfast.

Once again thanks to Mr. Carson & his family for arranging the convention and thanks for inviting me to the after-party. Much obliged.

Check out my articles on “The History of Tattoo”, plus photos from other tattoo conventions here:
https://cardinalguzman.wordpress.com/tattoo/

My previous posts this convention:

 

Surprise, surprise! I got this message from the WordPress team today:

WordPress Anniversary - 5 Years
Let me also add, for those of you who don’t know, that I’ve had my tagline: «Encyclopedia Miscellaneous – ‘quality’ blogging since August 2011», since September 2011.

Both this after party and my WP anniversary is  definitely a rare event, nothing you’ll see every day.