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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Exhibition Announcement - BLACKTOP Tattooing

The London Tattoo Convention is proud to introduce the BLACKTOP TATTOOING exhibition, an exclusive collection of artwork from founder Gabriele Greco's new book. BLACKTOP Tattooing includes an impressive roster of world-famous traditional tattoo artists, with each piece rendered exclusively in black ink.

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The Tattoo Competition 2017 - Categories Announced!

The London Tattoo Convention is proud to present the 13th edition of our highly anticipated Tattoo Competition. 

This year, the Tattoo Competition Stage will showcase some of the most spectacular tattoo artwork in the world, completed by talented artists worldwide, offering visitors a chance to see the best tattoos created over the course of the convention weekend...

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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 - 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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New Artist Poster by Julian Siebert

The London Tattoo Convention is thrilled to present three exceptional posters for the 13th edition of our outstanding show, designed by world-class tattoo artists Shige, Julian Siebert and a collaboration between Stilian and Kaloian Smokov.

Our first poster release, designed by tattoo artist Julian Siebert of Corpsepainter Tattoo, Germany, is an opulent vision of London by night...

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New Artist Poster by Stilian & Kaloian Smokov

The London Tattoo Convention is thrilled to present three exceptional posters for the 13th edition of our outstanding show, designed by world-class tattoo artists Shige, Julian Siebert and a collaboration between Stilian and Kaloian Smokov.

Stilian and Kaloian Smokov of Smokov Tattoo, Bulgaria, joined forces to produce our second poster, a dark and powerful design with classic tattoo imagery framed in ornamental filigree...

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New Artist Poster by Stilian & Kaloian Smokov, News, The International London Tattoo Convention 2017

New Artist Poster by Shige

The London Tattoo Convention is thrilled to present three exceptional posters for the 13th edition of our outstanding show, designed by world-class tattoo artists Shige, Julian Siebert and a collaboration between Stilian and Kaloian Smokov.

World-famous Japanese tattoo artist Shige of Yellow Blaze Tattoo, Yokohoma, was the artist behind our third poster release...

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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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