The Tattoo Arts Convention rolled its way into Philadelphia and ink enthusiasts from all over the Philadelphia area lined up to see the work of some of the world’s best tattoo artists. After getting into the building and stepping through the doors of The Pennsylvania Convention Center the sound of buzzing tattoo machines can be heard echoing throughout the room.
As you made your way around the convention you encounters all walks of life. From old tattoo connoisseurs to new tattoo fanatics– this was where both worlds came together. Tattoo artists displayed their proudest tats and were ready to give anyone the new ink that they desired. The atmosphere was calm, yet at the same time the excitement for the lifestyle could be heard in the conversations floating around the room.
There was plenty of entertainment for those not getting a tattoo. Awards were given out throughout the weekend, artists were working on their latest paintings, and Rigor Mortis Review performed their delightfully morbid burlesque show. There were over 200 of the world’s best artists tattooing all weekend long, and Amy Niletto from LA Ink was tattooing her fans. All around, the Tattoo Arts Convention was a great time, and you should definitely check it out next year.
I tried to find the geekiest tattoos in the convention and put them in a video for your viewing pleasure! Think you have a better geeky tattoo? Comment below with a link to a photo. We’d love to see it!
For more information on the Tattoo Arts Convention go visit Villain Arts’ official website.