First of all, this event is huge for me and it should be for the artists as well. It's the first of it's kind in our little country and I was sad to see so little tattooists there. In total there were about 20 little stands with artists (tattoo, piercing and classic art). I know there are a lot of people in Slovenia who do tattoos - where were you? I think you could take a day off and come to this event. I hope it will be better next year. If there will be a convention next year.
Not a lot of people here... maybe it was because of the €8.00 ticket to get in and not a whole lot to see.
As I mentioned before, a lot of people were getting their tattoos done at the convention. I won't deny it, it was interesting to watch the artists at work, but what about hygiene? I won't go too deep into it. To each his own. I know one thing for sure: I would not get a tattoo at a public place. I took some photos for your and my pleasure. They're not the best... The event was indoors and it was already dark when I came. Artificial light is all I could work with. Some of the people who were taking photos used flash, but I didn't want to bother the artists with it. High ISO FTW!
This guy was getting some sort of a tribal tattoo. I didn't ask him about it, because I had to keep my mouth shut, remember. =)
Dejan was my favorite artist at the convention. His work is simply amazing. Žiga (the guy getting a tattoo) has been sitting there for 5 hours before I took this photo. Kudos to both of them. And they both managed to share a smile as well. =) FYI: The upper part of the arm was also tattooed by Dejan.
Dejan working on Žiga's skull tattoo.
Someone was getting a portrait tattoo. I think it was a child's face, probably an offspring.
The next guy was getting a japanese inspired tattoo on his shoulder.
There was only one stand with a piercing artist. This is Matija and he's the one who made my first/navel piercing 8 years ago (I can't believe it's been so long). I was really very satisfied with his work and if you're from Slovenia and looking for someone to get a piercing from, this is the guy. The girl on the photo is getting a bridge piercing. P.S: Nevermind the girl in the back, showing off her heart covered tea bags. I really don't want Nihrida to become one of those sites. XD
Another portrait tatoo.
I don't know if this is the guy's special someone or just some fantasy girl. I should have asked, right?
This radio announcer got a back tattoo with notes and roses.
All in all, I was satisfied with the things I've seen, but I was also disappointed by the poor programme and small number of the artists who showed up. I don't like when other people watch me when I'm drawing and maybe that's why I didn't feel too comfortable hanging at the working tattooists' stands. It was a nice thing to see, but not really totally worth the €8.00. I could wait for another half an hour and watch some girl ''juggling'' with fire and spitting it up in the air, but I've had enough after merely 30 minutes. I wasn't in a circus type of mood anyway.
Tell me: what do you think of tattoos, piercings and other forms of body art?
Thanks for looking and commenting!