Last weekend was Hong Kong’s first Tattoo Convention, held at Innocentre just a minute from Festival Walk in Kowloon Tong.
The 3 day event featured tattoo artists from all over the world including Taiwan, Thailand, UK, Shanghai, South Africa, Hong Kong and more. Not only did they have array or international artists but live bands, djs, and competitions.
Hong Kong’s first Tattoo Convention was definitely a success and i certainly didn’t expect that many people to go especially from all walks of life, tattooed, not tattooed, different ages, from different cultures etc.
Tattoos in Hong Kong were originally related to a gangster triad life which is why it has taken Hong Kong quite a while to break out of that stereotype and encourage people to see it as art and an expression rather than have it give us an appellation but we’re doing a good job of breaking traditions. I’m positive this won’t be the last tattoo convention in Hong Kong, I think it will just get bigger and better.
The Tattoo: I had wanted a tattoo for a while but mine and Nic’s schedules kept clashing so he proposed I get tattooed at the convention which i was excited, anxious and nervous about but agreed straight away. I wanted to add on to the microphone and roses that i got a year ago, also by Nic so I decided on a memorial piece for a friend that passed away last year- 7/10/12. It’s not finished yet so you’ll have to stay tuned for the next session!
I got the best compliment by the Cheyenne Ink distributor, that there was a rumour going around that I was a Suicide Girl ha!! -Just to clarify, he was wrong haha.