It is May again and I had one of the most interesting, pleasant and long journeys I ever did so I can be at Athens Tattoo convention 2015. It was Athens convention last year that ignited my interest in tattoos and tattoo culture and made me start this magazine.
The convention was in the same place last year. Everything was set up perfectly as always and despite the fact that the European Basketball championship finals was the same weekend there was a huge interest and Saturday evening was very busy.
I’ve seen most of the artists that were there last year and the presence of artists like Nikko Hurtado Carlos Rojas and Jamie Schene from Black Anchor Collective, Por Vida Tattoo Crew, and a lot more made it even more interesting. There were also tattoo artists from Italy, France, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Germany, UK and many more.
Official Staff T-Shirts were made by my good friends from Monsterville. They will be releasing their own collection of tattoo inspired clothing and I hope you will be able to read a bit more about it here later this year.
Met a lot of new friends and have seen some I met last year and there will be some very interesting interviews and articles following from some of the artists I met.
Last but not least it was a great pleasure and honor to be around the best friend ever, the Jedi master of the tattoos Paul Doxas and the rest of the Destiny Tattoo – Kiki, Andreas, Peter and Tiff Lee. They made me feel like home.
Check the pictures in the gallery and start arrangements to make sure you’ll make it for the next 10th edition of the convention in May 2016. I will be there for sure.