2017 LATEST NEWS: LONDON TATTOO CONVENTION

Tattoo Artist Interview - Shige

Shige is widely regarded as one of the best tattoo artists in the world, with his pioneering Japanese style winning multiple awards and gracing tattoo magazines across the globe. His work, deeply influenced by Japanese art and symbolism, is a unique take on a traditional and time-honoured style and his magnificently detailed bodysuits are instantly recognisable. Having spent time honing his craft with Filip Leu in Lausanne during his formative years, Shige emerged as one of the foremost tattoo artists in the industry, and works today from his private studio in Yokohoma. This week, we chat to Shige to discuss his roots, influences, and the story behind his latest poster design for The London Tattoo Convention…

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Tattoo Artist Interview - Arlo

Colorado-based tattoo artist Arlo DiCristina is only 26 years old, yet is already making waves in the tattoo scene with his impressive surrealistic works. Having recently opened his new studio, Elysium, Arlo will soon be making the trip to The London Tattoo Convention and visitors should not miss seeing his incredible works in the flesh. This week, The London Tattoo Convention caught up with Arlo to find out more...

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Tattoo Artist Interview - Benjamin Laukis

Australian artist Benjamin Laukis travels and tattoos on the road, and will soon be bringing his painterly and sometimes provocative realism style to the 13th edition of The London Tattoo Convention. Benjamin, alongside his five 'Rat Pack' comrades, made convention history last year by scooping 'Best of Show' with an incredible backpiece tattooed by the entire group over the weekend. This year, the superstar team are set to return and work together on another impressive large-scale piece...

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Exhibition Announcement - The Art of Matthew James

Tattoo artist Matthew James presents an exclusive exhibition of fine art at The London Tattoo Convention this September 22-23-24th. The collection is composed of large-scale charcoal pieces, each with a unique composition and flow reminiscent of his inspiring tattoo works...

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Tattoo Artist Interview - Juan Puente

This week, The London Tattoo Convention chats to tattoo artist Juan Puente; with decades of experience, Juan followed in the footsteps of some of the greatest names in tattooing and has in turn paved the way for a new generation. Now based at San Francisco's legendary Black Heart, Juan has a wealth of tattoo knowledge and creative experiences to share, from building his own line of machines and power supplies to documenting the life of Horiyoshi 3 on camera...

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Exhibition Announcement - The Art of Cam Rackam

The London Tattoo Convention are proud to show the work of California-based artist Cam Rackam this September in our new Quayside gallery area...

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Tattoo Artist Interview - Nissaco

Japanese tattoo artist Nissaco is a true original; combining heavy blackwork, dotwork and detailed geometric patterns with a nod to traditional Japanese iconography, his work is complex and intriguing. Unafraid of bending the rules, Nissaco experiments with mixing styles and above all, having fun with his work. Spontaneity and artistic freedom is key to creating his unique designs.

This week, The London Tattoo Convention caught up with Nissaco to discuss his ideas about tattooing, influences and plans for upcoming projects...

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Artist Interview - Tim Hendricks

World renowned tattoo artist Tim Hendricks can turn his hand to any style and execute it with ease. Starting out in the early 90's, Tim's tattoo career has taken him around the globe but he remains one of the most humble and hardworking artists in the industry. The London Tattoo Convention chats to Tim to discuss his beginnings, inspirations and convention experiences...

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Artist Interview - Dillon Forte

Californian artist Dillon Forte is known for his contemporary style of Sacred Geometry in tattooing. Specialising in dotwork and blackwork, Dillon aims to create imagery that merges the past and future, inspired by ancient cultures and mysticism. This week, The London Tattoo Convention chats to Dillon to find out more...

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Artist Interview - Claudia De Sabe

Claudia De Sabe has a unique and innovative style, blending elements of Western Traditional and Japanese tattoo together to form her signature look. Always with a project on the go, Claudia is one of the talented artists behind our poster campaign having created a beautiful piece using these trademark elements. This week, The London Tattoo Convention chats to Claudia to find out more...

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