It was the 16th, 17th, and 18th of November 2018 when they hosted the Taiwan I love Tattoo International Convention in Kaohsiung (Taiwan).
And it was more than two years ago when Ching, owner of Orient Ching Tattoo and Peter Pan, owner of Supernatural Tattoo Supply had brainstormed the idea of organizing and hosting an international tattoo convention, boasting both local and international talent with over 300 artists from 35 different countries. The team had taken nearly two years to prepare the show; in-depth, ensuring that the convention would showcase the amazing talent of the artists in the best light and cater to old, new and existing client’s needs. It in turn ended up being Asia’s largest tattoo convention bringing in a whopping 12.000 visitors to the event.
The aim of the show was to bring top quality tattooists from across the globe, who are able to represent every tattoo style, from your traditional tattooing to blackwork, ensuring to provide the public with an idea of what tattooing is and the forever developing art of tattooing.
They say they were blessed to have been visited by the legendry Filip Leu of The Leu Family Family’s Iron, Luke Atkinson, and Tin-Tin as the main judges for the show. They also had artists from the likes of Jodnix to Tomas Tomas, Ichibay, Jose Lopes, Robert Hernandez, Brent McCown, Norm, Big Meas, Mystic, Antonio Macko, Victor Chil, Debora Cherrys, Nikole Lowe, Chris Crooks, Jee Sayalero, and many more.
The name of the convention was inspired by love; love is unexpected, painful yet so beautiful and irresistible. For Ching, his team and Peter Pan, love was all of that and more; and with each artists design, the masterful creation of an art piece that will be placed on the body for eternity is an instant bond of trust and love between the client and artist.
Read the interview with Ching and check out the complete photo report on next issue of Tattoo Life… Stay tuned!
Photos by Chung You Hsuan
Text by Kim