Each year, the Amsterdam Tattoo Convention offers a feast for the eyes and the chance to get tattooed by some of the best artists in the world, in all types of styles. Last week we posted part one of coverage of the 2012 expo, with photos by Vivian Wenli Lin. Here’s part two, with more fantastic photos of the electric atmosphere of art, artists and tattooed fans that you can be a part of at this year’s expo, May 30 – June 1, 2014!
Photography by Mike Bloem
Early in the day, you can see the big pieces just getting started. Here’s Joy from Low Voltage Ink (Joure, NL) starting a backpiece:
This guy was proud to show off his black and grey work done by Carlos Rojas:
This beautiful backpiece by Gerrit Termaat of Tattoo Mania (NL) was another entry in the Best Color Tattoo competition. Gerrit is known for both bright color work and realistic black and grey portraits.
Here’s Carina from Bodyscript Tattoo (Stolberg, Germany), concentrating on an outline.
Heather Maranda of Sparx Worx Tattoo (Casper, Wyoming) getting started on a color portrait:
These two swan tattoos by Maxine from The Preacher’s Son tattoo studio (Amsterdam) come together beautifully! This fan of Maxine’s already had a few pieces inked by her and got another one done at the show.
Some more entries for the Best Color Tattoo competition:
…and the winner for Best Color Tattoo: Proki of Proki Tattoo in Athens Greece! The chihuahua color portrait tattoo on Maris’ arm is the piece that won.
All types of art were on display everywhere you looked, and the aisles were filled with tattooed fans who take great portraits!
Some of the beautiful people at the 2012 Amsterdam Tattoo Convention: