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I can’t wait for new London event ‘The Tattoo Collective’

Tattoo Life Magazine, and the team that bring us the annual world-famous London Tattoo Convention, are hosting a brand new event in 2017… The Tattoo Collective.

The Tattoo Collective Kelly Violet

The Tattoo Collective, poster artwork by Kelly Violet

Showcasing the best of British and Irish tattoo artists, it takes place on the weekend of 17th – 19th February at The Old Truman Brewery in bustling Brick Lane, East London. Inkluded will be there on the Sunday and I can’t wait.

New and very exclusive for 2017, The Tattoo Collective will bring together 150 of the country’s best tattoo artists. Unlike many other UK conventions, this rare weekend event is very carefully put together by the organisers. “Only the best 150 are invited to the exclusive convention,” say The Tattoo Collective. If you’re wanting to truly explore the very best of British and Irish tattoo art, then this is the tattoo convention for you. I’m excited to see some of my favourite tattooists at work.

Claudia De Sabe

Art by Claudia De Sabe, The Tattoo Collective

As well as live tattooing, the exhibition will showcase over 150 original pieces of art created by the attending artists. The art exhibit will give visitors an exclusive opportunity to take home an artwork (off the body!), made by one of the finest tattooists in the country. This curated section will represent the diversity of the UK’s tattoo scene and offer a unique insight to the creative minds behind the tattoos.

Chris Guest

Art on display by Chris Guest, The Tattoo Collective

Other larger art exhibits will be available to view, featuring multiple works by artists such as Claudia de Sabe, Jo Harrison and Hanumantra. Learn about traditional tattoo imagery in exhibitions focusing on Polynesian and Japanese tattoos. Say hello to tattoo vlogger Monami Frost in an exclusive meet and greet. And so, so much more.

Join me there! The Tattoo Collective is likely to sell out – tickets start from £20 and can be booked online.

Tattoos by Olivia Chell

Tattoos by Olivia Chell

Tattoo by Kelly Violet

Tattoo by Kelly Violet

Tattoo by Damian Gorski who will be at The Tattoo Collective

Tattoo by Damian Gorski who will be at The Tattoo Collective

Tattoo by Keely Rutherford who will be working the event

Tattoo by Keely Rutherford who will be working the event


Words: Beccy Rimmer
Photos: As credited

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