ILTC 2008 Recap

International London Tattoo Convention 2008 Recap

So today (written 28/9/2008) Melly and I went to the London Tattoo Convention.

It's a 3 day exhibition and today was the wind down day it seemed. However still a ton of great artists and work to be seen.

Nice crowd, slight underlying tension as you find with most events in London but on a whole was really cool.

So I went there to spot Oliver Peck who runs Elm Street Tattoo in Dallas. He's from my hometown so got to show support. And he also has ties with VANS and Wifey and I both rock his signature slip ons.

Also wanted to see Tim Hendricks who is on Miami Ink this season.

It's tough to know what to do when you do see these guys. So I chose to just nod, smile and check out their work before moving on.

However, I was fortunate enough to meet a really awesome guy, Jesus 'Chuey' Quintanar. I wandered over to his stall and he recognised my tee as one he designed for Stussy X Neighborhood collaboration series called Boneyards. Like I say, really nice dude, I'm a big fan of his style and work, and was very happy to add a tee he had on display to my collection.

Melly and I don't think we saw any Suicide Girls, but we had a lot of fun, and it was a glorious day out. We enjoyed a walk along the river and a KFC in a dungeon. Yeah. Beat that.