The Tattoo Collective

Presented by Tattoo Life and the International London Tattoo Convention

The Tattoo Collective is a unique and innovative tattoo convention showcasing the best of British & Irish studios and inspirational art exhibitions at The Old Truman Brewery, in London.

Tattoo styles were well-represented this year by the 150 artists, who also in a way reflected one of this city’s characteristics: a cosmopolitan essence, with people from every corner of the globe choosing to work here because London represents one of the biggest hubs in the world for expressing and showing one’s art. All of the artists there are based in Great Britain and Ireland: Xed Le Head, Antony Flamming, Tiny Miss Becca, Aimee Cornwell, the Black Garden Studio, Love and Hate Tattoo, Seven Doors Tattoo, Valery Vargas, Angelic Hell from Brighton, Frith Street, Ryan Smith, Chris Crooks and many more…
Take a look at the complete list here thetattoocollective.co.uk

CONTEST

FRIDAY
Best Colour
1. Alex Rattray, Red Hot and Blue Tattoo, UK
2. Rodrigo Souto, Black Garden Tattoo, UK
3. Billy Hay, Bath Street Tattoo Collective, UK
Best of Day
1. Phatt German, UK
2, Piotr Taton, Good Times Tattoo, UK
3. Daniel Baczewski, Inkdependent Tattoos, UK

SATURDAY
Best Black and Grey
1. Jak Connolly,UK
2 Justin Burnout, Ghost House Collective, UK
3. Piotr Deadi Dedel, Kamil Tattoos, UK
Best Ornamental
1. Josh Fisher, Factotum Body Modification, UK
2. Adem Senturk, Fat Fugu, UK
3. Clara Sinclair, Jolie Rouge Tattoo, UK
Best of Day
1. Alex Rattray, Red Hot and Blue Tattoo, UK
2. Daniel Baczewski, Inkdependent Tattoos, UK
3. Rodrigo Souto, Black Garden Tattoo, UK

SUNDAY
Best Backpiece/Coverage
1. Gino Angelov, Never Say Die, UK
2. Kali, Never Say Die, UK
3. Billy Hay, Bath Street Tattoo Collective, UK
Best Realism
1. Alex Rattray, Red Hot and Blue Tattoo, UK
2. Damian Gorski, Ushuaia Tattoo, UK
3. Jordan Croke, Second Skin Tattoo, UK
Best of Show
1. Ryan Smith, No Regrets Studio, UK
2. Sam Barber, UK
3. Rich Harris, Dark Horse Collective, UK

(Photos by Debora Marcati e Stuart McDowell)

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