Saturday, May 16, 2009
Inked Up at the Tattoo Convention
I spent today at the annual NYC Tattoo Convention at Roseland Ballroom. My great friend Adriane Errera, owner and designer of Lucky Girl Handbags has a booth of her latest handbags and leather accessories inspired by tattoo flash art. Each bag is handmade and an exquisite piece of art in itself.
As for the rest of the show, it was packed with people of all ages and sizes sporting some fantastic body art. The tattoo booths were buzzing as artists worked on clients, some of whom have been on waiting lists for almost a year. The designs were diverse-- from traditional 'sailor' tattoos, to portraiture, to intricate tribal patterns-- but all showcased the unique experience of an artist working with the client. As far as NYC events go, the tattoo convention definitely has a flavor all its own.