Milano Tattoo Convention

Jakub, Sylwia and Max.

Jakub, Sylwia and Max.

Here’s a few highlights from Milano Tattoo Convention that took place 3-5th of February. I’ve shared plenty of photos on Flickr where the photos are also tagged with the name of artists etc, so if you’re interested in seeing more, I strongly recommend the Flickr album.

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Budapest Tattoo Convention 2016

A tattoo convention is the place where you’ll find the perfect harmony between ink & skin. Enjoy these galleries from Budapest Tattoo Convention 2016 and if you’ve missed my interview with Zsófia Bélteczky, you can read it here: https://cardinalguzman.wordpress.com/2016/03/05/interview-with-tattoo-artist-zsofia-belteczky/

Budapest Tattoo Convention 2016

Budapest Tattoo Convention 2016, Hungary.

Budapest Tattoo Convention 2016, Hungary.

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Interview with tattoo artist Zsófia Bélteczky

The wonderful & talented Zsófia Bélteczky @ Budapest Tattoo Convention 2016.

The wonderful & talented Zsófia Bélteczky @ Budapest Tattoo Convention 2016.

Budapest is the capital and the largest city of Hungary. One of the largest cities in the European Union, the city is famous for its thermal baths, ruin pubs and the Great Synagogue – which is the largest Jewish house of worship in the world outside New York City. In Budapest you can also visit places like Budapest Pinball Museum (“Great for a rainy day!”, according to a review on tripadvisor.com) and the House of Terror Museum. The city has a troubled, yet fascinating history and there are plenty of architectural interesting places to see, but we didn’t go there for that. I brought my friend to Budapest, so that we could check out the Budapest Tattoo Convention 2016.

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Color Outside the Lines: A Tattoo Documentary (2012)

Color Outside the Lines: A Tattoo Documentary (2012):  All cultures have ancient tattoo roots: Polynesia, Celts, Japanese, Native Americans, etc, etc. Here the other day I saw a documentary that drew historical lines from the black American community, back to legendary tattoo artist such as Sailor Jerry & Ed Hardy and their contact with Japanese artists. The 1 1/2 hour-long documentary was insightful on how ink looks different on different kinds of skin, how it was like for black Americans when they first started out in the tattoo business and how some of them (not all of them!) came from a background as scratchers.

(A scratcher is an “inexperienced, untalented, unclean and untrained tattooer”. (urbandictionary.com). Scrathcers often work from their own homes, they have no respect for the art and uses tattooing (or scratching) as an easy way to make money).

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Illustration photo from MBK Tattoo Contest 2015, by CardinalGuzman.wordpress.com

The documentary, directed by Artemus Jenkins and produced by Miya Bailey, has a number of interviews with black American tattoo old-schoolers like Jacci Gresham, plus a lot of younger artists – also some who are (or used to be) under the apprenticeship of hard-working tattoo artists.

“Color Outside the Lines is the first film that provides a deep look into the history, culture and lives of the world’s top black tattoo artists.” (YouTube)

If you’re interested in tattooing and tattoo history, I highly recommend this 1 1/2 hour documentary, which is available on YouTube:

More about tattoos in this blog:

https://cardinalguzman.wordpress.com/tattoo/

My tattoo related Flickr Gallery:

https://flic.kr/s/aHskqS6BJ3

 

MBK Tattoo Contest Vol 10, 2015

This isn’t the first post from this event, MBK Tattoo Contest Vol 10, that took place in Bangkok in November 2015. I’ve already posted some photos here in the blog, but now I’ve uploaded them all to a gallery on Flickr.

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Divine Ink (Click on this image to visit the full Flickr gallery)

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Back pieces by Ozzfest Tattoo Club Thailand

Amazing back pieces by Ozzfest Tattoo Club Thailand. MBK Tattoo Contest Vol. 10, 2015. Bangkok, Thailand.

Ink by Ozzfest Tattoo Club Thailand. Photo: CardinalGuzman.wordpress.com

Ink by Ozzfest Tattoo Club Thailand. Photo: CardinalGuzman.wordpress.com

My entry for: https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/trio/