Philly Tattoo Art’s Convention 2011

4 Feb

From February second until the fourth, Philadelphia is going to be the home for one of the biggest tattoo conventions on the east coast.

The convention is happening at the Sheraton Philadelphia City Center Hotel, which is  located on 17th and Race Street. The price for tickets each day is $20 but for the whole weekend it’s only $40. Childern under twelve are free. The show times on Saturday are from 12  p.m. until 12 a.m. On Sunday the hours are from 12 p.m. until 8 p.m. The hours for today, Friday were from 2 p.m. until 12 a.m.

This convention was nothing like I had expected. There were rows filled with artists doing tattoos right on the spot. There were vendors with clothing, jewelery, ink, cleaning supplies, clothing, and art work.

At the convention there were all different types of tattoos. Some where huge detailed pieces, that people were getting on the spot. Where as some were smaller pieces or sketches, in the artists’ portfolios. There were people both young and old. Tattoos are for everyone.

One this thing that caught my interest was a scarifaction artist from New York. At this stand people gathered around with their cameras to catch a view of the intense and extreme form of modifaction.

Designs varied from artist to artist, and there is a huge amount of variety. There were tattoos for sailors to portraits, to classic art masterpieces redone. The amount of talent some the artists had was amazing.


3 Responses to “Philly Tattoo Art’s Convention 2011”

  1. danielleuniverse February 28, 2011 at 9:06 pm #

    I like the description you put into this post

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