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Tattoo Convention Q&A

May 30, 2021
Hey guys, are we doing great in today's video? I'm going to do questions and answers based on

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. I had a great time, it was a lot of fun and I've been to a good number of conventions. I have been to each and every convention in the world. That would be impossible, but I went to London for the tattoo convention twice. Obviously I haven't been to much, but I have an idea of ​​how tattoo conventions and things like that work, so I thought I'd share my knowledge as best I can with any questions you guys might have about tattoos.
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I definitely want to go to a lot more conventions. There are many things on my list. I want to do more in Europe. I want to venture to the United States. I feel like the tattoo conventions there look really fun. If you have any tattoo convention. Recommendations appear below, tell me why you like them and all that jazz. I posted a post on my Instagram today and said: Hey guys, I'm doing a Q&A about tattoo conventions, so if you have any questions about them. or for me, related to tattoo conventions, submit them below and within a minute I have 62 comments.
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Obviously I won't be able to access every single one of them, so the first question I have here is from Katie PS 97. and she said, is it stressful getting tattooed at a convention? I'd love to get tattooed at a convention, but I'd be nervous if a lot of people stare at me, so I've only been tattooed at a convention twice, not three times, three times. Holy cow okay three times the first one I got was my Jodi Dormer bee tattoo the second was my Sam Whitehead alien tattoo and then the new one was done by Hugo Geun so for the first time I got the London collective.
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It was my first tattoo convention. I think I had my back to the convention, if I remember correctly. Yes, I was like to say that the convention was behind me. I had my way of sitting like that, so I didn't really do it. To be honest, notice someone staring at you, except my back to the convention when a white-haired guy tattooed me for my alien tattoo. I was, you know, in front of a convention, there are people walking by but mostly they're not looking. me and I get tattooed as such, they look at Sam more as sort of merchandising and his portfolio books and most tattooed eyes will have like this photo album of all his tattoos in this type of photo album to be honest , it's a little old school. it's like a little flash book, it's cool and then they'll have their business cards and stuff so you can look even more into that situation, but honestly you don't pay attention to it.
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I would say it's stressful. I would say that maybe it's more stressful if you have to be quite exposed, so every time I have to play at a convention it has been on my legs, so when I arrived in Germany with my pant leg rolled up I wasn't exposed. I feel like if you're exposed like you've been cut or you know a lot of your legs are showing, you can feel a little more self-conscious. I can't really talk about that side of things because I haven't. I've been through that, but yeah, honestly, you don't realize people are looking at you.
I don't know if it's because you're in a little pain or I just don't know because everyone is kind of friendly at tattoo conventions. It's the least judgmental place I've ever been in my entire life, every tattoo convention because you're all there for the same reason, you know, so yeah, I've never felt like a judge or anything, this is very fun. asks Liam, if you're watching this for a second, this is don't underline, weird man. I asked her, oh, there are a lot of cute boys. I'd be lying if I said no, these are men walking around with their tattoos out and it's like oh hi, nice to meet you, good afternoon, good morning, this question again is from Katie Pierce 97, but she has a very popular question, several likes on this and I think some other people have done this, but I'll answer your question.
She said ooh, delicate, what she tends to charge someone else when she gets it tattooed at a convention and I'm going to say yes, 100%. I've spent a lot more on tattoos at conventions than in a studio, let's say not. Do you remember how much my Jodie Dawber tattoo cost? Two years ago my Sam Whitehead tattoo was 250, maybe a little more than that, I don't really remember, but it was a bit expensive and then the new one was 275 quid, so that's probably the most expensive tattoo I have It's that size. I imagine if I went to his studio or some studio it probably wouldn't be that much and the reason I choose to make them more expensive at conventions is because the tattoo artist has to pay for them. at their booth they have to pay for their travel to get to said convention and they also like everything to pile up, so they raise their prices because it's the convenience of getting tattooed at a convention, so you know you're talking about an artist in the middle of way, so I say it's more expensive, but by summoning you are paying for the convenience, so yes, they definitely increase the price.
I'm not mad at that. I don't see a problem with it personally because I don't know, I just feel like, okay, they deserve that money because they're paying for the pain of coming to this convention, so the next one is I want to live at Disneyland. I love Laura March because the same hello, which is better in your opinion, comes up and makes a If there is no appointment with an artist, you will love to go there. I would say 100% make an appointment because then you won't be disappointed if you don't get a spot or whatever, because some artists will make reservations for, say, Saturday and Sunday, they'll let you know on Friday for walk-ins. or Sunday for walk-ins and if you go on Saturday and they only have reservations, you won't get a tattoo of your favorite artist.
The way to find out if a tattoo artist is going to a convention is to look on the convention website and they will have a huge list of all the ice going there or you can look on that Instagram page that most of them will advertise to say. Hey I'm going to this convention, my reservations are open for this convention or I have a slot or whatever, so yeah, if you're desperate to get tattooed by certain artists, I 100% booked something, if you're a little casual I'll do it would do. say no to book something and then you know if you see something you like you can walk to the next one it's by James Reeves hilly hill - hey you - I'm deafening yeah that's butchered said I went to lunch and tattoo This year's convention was the first time I attended exhibitors.
Disappointed me. It seems like there wasn't much order. Do you find this with another convention? I'm thinking about going to Brighton next year but I'm not sure so the London tattoo convention is definitely it's wild it's wild it's so busy no matter what you do well I've been twice and I was the Friday both days because it's a bit quieter I think, just because everyone is at work and going to conventions is kind of a weekend, but some conventions start on Fridays, yeah London is so busy even on Fridays you have to pass between the people and the spaces between each of the islands, so there will be a stand here and then stand here then you walk through the middle it is quite small.
I realized this when I went to the Brussels tattoo convention, it was huge and there was a lot more space. I think it's just a place it's in honestly and when it comes to organization, so I don't know, I never noticed anything horrible. Honestly, I feel like every convention is different no matter what it is, compared to Brighton or Brussels or whatever, they're all very different in their own way. London is wild, but I definitely recommend going. to Brighton it's just that Brighton in general was amazing. I love glitter a lot, yes, but Brighton is also very nice.
The next question I have here is about purchasing. underlined underlined small 7. Is it more of a noisier, less clean, more difficult place? to get a tattoo than a normal tattoo shop or is it the same, it's definitely louder but 10 times louder than ours so looking back in Brussels there was a huge stage and for most of the day there were people playing music on stage, like very loud rock music and that echoed throughout the place. I don't know what to call this place where the tattoo convention was held. It was so big, it was so huge that there were like several rooms, so, well, don't you know my corner of the room?
It was like multiple fucking warehouses like it was that big, because of how big it was and how many tits there were, I don't know how many tits there are, well I don't have the list of artists, but hundreds, so there were hundreds of tattoo machines. ringing right away so you can imagine the buzz and when it comes to a difficult place to get tattooed again I would say yes you don't really have much space to get tattooed so each artist has a pretty small booth. It's not like a tattoo studio where you pretty much have free rein over the entire tattoo studio.
You have this little booth that the artist has to maneuver around. You have to maneuver around the tattoo. What I think you end up doing is like a little dance. here just to make sure everyone has Remini, other artwork will fit in that little booth, there's little space and especially if you have to be in bed at eight, so when Hugo was getting my new tattoo done, there was like an assistant and another artist squeezing in and I was lying down and I had like cigarette butts in my face and it's also like it's a little claustrophobic, but to be honest, there's nothing you can do about it because there's limited space and when it comes to cleanliness, obviously it's not going to be as clean as the studio, there's nothing as clean as a tattoo studio, but the artists obviously practice safe tattoos, you know, they'll clean the beds after every client, they'll put cling film down.
I'll do everything they do at a tattoo studio but it's just the environment isn't as clean so you know with the tattoo studio you know they're going to clean it every day whatever it is but with a tattoo convention you know the floors aren't I'll be clean all the time and I'd like the surroundings not to be so clean, but the stations are just as clean I imagine, so anyway the next question is from Claire's underline, what are you looking for personally at a convention when it comes to products? or a real tattoo and are you going with the mentality of getting a tattoo?
So obviously I'm looking for something new that Tasha wants to pursue, so I'm always looking at her kind of book portfolio that the flashiest ones they have to get tattooed on, so I always choose. tattoo ice cards that I want to follow and then I don't think I've bought much at a tattoo convention. I've bought t-shirts from tattoo conventions but I've never bought from an artist and I guess I mainly look at Flash and look to get tattooed but sometimes I haven't been successful so whoever I've been to recently, at tattoo conventions in London a Those that I have attended have never tattooed me.
I have searched but never found. anything that's really stuck in my mind and I thought I need it right now okay next one is from Kaylie we'll see xck and she asked me. I went to my first tattoo convention earlier this year and while I got one tattoo, I got about three prints from different artists. I also went and grabbed all the gifts I could, but I felt super cheeky. Do you think the ice mines I'm collecting are stickers without buying anything? Et Cie. I felt exactly the same way at my first tattoo convention I thought, "Oh yeah, to take this joint, I have to give them money like there is over there and the answer is if there are things out there that are priceless, you can take them, Just make sure it is.” I don't have a price tag nearby, like we really look at the table so you can grab their business cards, that's how I remember Tattoo RS to follow on Instagram because when you're at a convention you don't really want to know, find. a good step on your phone, enter their username on Instagram, you just take their card and follow them later at your hotel or at home or wherever you are, many tattoo artists have stickers that you can make for free.
I'm sure they're free because some artists charge for stickers, just double and triple check that there aren't any signs that say three euro stickers or three dollars or three panels or whatever, but make sure there aren't any signs that say say that the stickers have a price, but a lot. Tasha Waters's post free business cards and stickers for you as a promotional thing, like it's to promote them, so there's a chance you follow them on Instagram, which means you can see their tattoos on your Instagram, which means that you can book a tattoo with them it's all like promotional and you know, get your name out there or you can even take a photo of their stickers on your Instagram page or whatever and you can tag them like it's a good business tactic, It's more for them than for you.
If you think about it, the next question is V underlined, underlined shaded, gem, this helped you break up, you're touchy right?, you got stuck, getting a new tattoo inspired you even more for those who don't know, I did a video.A while ago I said I was stuck on a tattoo rock and honestly I'm still bad, it's helped me a little because now I want to get tattooed even more but I just don't know what I'm doing on a pike well the next one is from underline heaven ebony and her I asked you if you plan on getting a tattoo that day but you're not 100% sure where you want it.
What could you wear? Hmm. I would 100% recommend bringing a pair of shorts so you can wear whatever you want. Bring with you a pair of shorts or maybe a tank top, you can wear that as swimsuits at all tattoo conventions. I didn't do that like an idiot and ended up having to cut myself emoji or you can wear baggy clothes so Clots are an amazing idea to use for a tattoo procedure because they are light and flowy you can roll them up and it's super easy or you can just layer them and wear them, you know, a tank top, then a t-shirt, and then a sweater, but don't don't wear skinny jeans if you want to tattoo your leg and you can't partially roll them up.
I'm just saying from experience that the next one is from Lasse Cool and she asked if you ever felt pressured by her eyes at her convention to tattoo you. I went to a recent convention and found several different artists urging me to do some of her work. I am not very visibly tattooed on my arms or legs. In the end it started to become very irritating and an uncomfortable situation. I'm wondering if you have or know anyone who has had this happen to or if it's something that only non-tattooed people experience so unfortunately I've never experienced that so I may not be the best help so if you have Any advice or if you have If this had happened to you, comment below, we can help each other here.
I got a tattoo. I greet you or thank you for looking at my staff and no one has ever said to me: come and get a tattoo, come and play if you like to haggle. If I got a tattoo, I personally would feel very uncomfortable too, so you have every right to feel that way, that's very strange to me, honestly, that's very strange and I'm sorry that you went through that because I promise you that not all conventions of tattoos. something like that and not all of them touch you. I'm like that, so I hope that hasn't put you off too much because there are wonderful tattoo conventions out there.
The next one is from underscore money dot new and she asks how you find artist prices. I always feel awkward asking it, so I'm on the same page as she wants. I hate asking for anything that has to do with money. I like it a lot, so I'm a tattoo artist and will have their prices on the table next to each flash piece, I say. With the hand like a flash piece, they'll stick it on and the price will be on the sticker and then sometimes they don't do it and it's like, "Oh my gosh, I already love this piece and if it's too much, I feel pretty bad for asking." ". because if I can't afford it, but I always have the mentality that if I really like this piece, if I 100% want it, I just ask, no matter how much it is, I will buy it and that's how it was.
When I got there, I loved Hugo's tattoo so much. I was like, I don't care how much of this there is, but yeah, it might be awkward to ask the price, but chances are you and a hundred other people will ask that the art is exactly the same. ask that day so they don't do it. I don't think they care. If they didn't want people to talk to them they would have just set the price and I'm not saying tattoo artists set the price. I don't want people to talk to them but they might just be posting it so people know you know and the reason I think touching what I stroked they posted their prices is so people don't like it Compare prices and stuff. try to get the cheapest tattoo and they want people to be very serious about getting attached to you, buy them you know, so I think that's one of the main reasons why you touch your eyes and don't publish their prices, that It's what occurs to me anywhere.
I could be wrong, I don't know, but yes, it may be uncomfortable, but remember that there have been hundreds of people passing by your booths who have asked you the same question, is this you? And if it's not in your price range, don't feel bad either. just say oh thank you so much and take their card and then leave or whatever you know and remember that tattoo convention prices are a little more expensive than they would be at a studio so if you can go to that touch . ' wants to do it and you really can't pay the price they gave you now take the card give them an email and if you can travel to them then play the studio it will probably be a little cheaper oh yo I love this question, this question is from Lauren Lauren underscored Welch and asked what are some signs that the eyes will be fine with the technical application if it's your first time hearing them and looking at the flash, so obviously I had to stop by Brussels. tattoo convention the other two artists that tattooed me I already knew them and knew they were good touch your eyes yeah I had never heard of Hugo and what I did I saw the flash I heard that's amazing I look through his portfolio with the photographs he has taken of other tattoos and then I looked at his Instagram page and also double checked so you can make it Most, if not all, who touch Weiss at conventions nowadays have an Instagram, so What you can do is take their card, walk away from their booth, look at that Instagram and if you like what they've done before, come back and see if you can get a tattoo and buy them.
I highly recommend doing it, it's a bit of a long process, especially if you're at a busy convention and there are people around you and you're just looking, you know your phone, but make sure you stay away from their booth so the artist doesn't catch you looking at the page of Instagram that I have always been on. dressing, you know, I looked over my shoulder to make sure no one is watching what I'm doing, so that's why I also walk away from the booth, but I recommend doing that. The next question is from Matt Majique. Evelyn probably said that wrong.
I've never been to one before. Would you recommend I go to a smaller convention first or a big one like Brussels? I say go to whichever one you can get to because every convention is different. The best convention I attended was the collective one in London, which was the smallest. convention that I've been to there is still a big convention feel when it comes to who was tattooing there, there was so much amazing art, but as far as size goes it was much smaller and it was much easier to navigate. and walk around, you'd have to walk around and around a thousand times with something like Brussels, which was huge, like I said, you can probably walk two or three times in a day, but with something like the London tattoo collective you could have walked like 20 times in a day. one day, so it depends if you want to see the same tattoo 20 times or you want to see the same touch three times, look at the list of artists and see how many tattoo artists are there and how. how many do you know and how many do you want to see the work and then if you want to see them 20 times go to a smaller one, if you just want to have a bit of fun I would say go to a bigger one but honestly. yeah, I don't really have any advice when it comes to that, I'm just saying what you can do.
I wonder if there are so many good questions. I could make these videos, so I'm really sorry I followed all of them. these because there are really good questions. This is from Megan Taylor and she said, is it as hectic as I imagined? I want to get a tea party vibe tattoo, but I'm afraid the atmosphere might make me anxious. so i have never been to the tattoo tea party. I really aim to go next year, like 100 percent. I really want to do it if you can go on Friday, if you're feeling a little anxious about the crowds I definitely recommend it. going on a Friday it's a little bit quieter it's quite hectic it's very busy you know there's a lot of alcohol and there's a lot of people stopping and starting and moving and you have to make your way through the people but when you're getting a tattoo you just sit there so You're not moving, obviously, so it's not that bad, but when you walk there are a lot of people, but keep in mind that if this helps you in any way, I don't.
I know if it will be like that, but everyone is there for the same reason, there is no one there judging you, there is no one there looking at you, thinking, oh my God, why are you here? They're all so open-minded and loving and kind, you know, and especially crashing. in people when things like no one is going to start a fight with you or something like everyone is there for the same reason, it is very peaceful, but yes, it can be very busy, the busiest hours, I would say they are not because the afternoon, so I can go very early in the morning as soon as the doors open and it won't be as crowded, but mid-afternoon is when it's busiest and then as the night goes on it gets a lot quieter, so maybe try going I would say.
Try to go in the late afternoon if you don't want to spend the whole day there. The next question is from the transparent ferry. Do you have to be over 18 years old to go to conventions? I'm meeting just out of curiosity, I mean, oh god, I don't really. I know, because I'm 28 years old, but I've seen kids at conventions. Yes, there have been babies and children. I think you have to do it. If you are under 18 or 16 you may need an adult to supervise you but first come the kids so you will be fine but yeah I think if you are under 16 you need to be with an adult I think and the next one is from Transparent Fairy.
You can also book to get a tattoo at the convention center or you have to go that same day. So if you want to have the guarantee in Uchee, you must book with an artist, but you can get a tattoo without an appointment. Also, the next question is from Kate. How likely is it that if you see a contact, you'll want to receive it while you're in Uchee? the convention and how hygienic the boot touch is, I've already covered that, so how likely is it? I will say that about 70% are like me. I don't know, yeah, because both times I went to lunch and I touched myself. convention I've never really seen anything I really like to the point where I want to leave.
I've seen things I like and I'm like wow, I really like that, but I haven't been in it, it hasn't led me to do it. I've gotten to the point where I have to understand that, but at the other conventions I've attended there have definitely been times where I've been like that, so yes, it depends on knowing your style, your preferences, and your artist choices. , honestly, but yes. you'll definitely see if you definitely see some things like that you have oh my gosh I would really like that for sure it just depends if you get to the point where you like it I have to help you next question is from twinkle chatters Are there any disadvantages to the convention?
Just curious disadvantages. It can get busy and you know, the icon says you can end up bumping into people and it can get a little Christian-phobic and it can get very, very hot. That's something I'm going to post here I don't know if anyone has asked a question about temperatures and stuff like that, but keep in mind that the number of bodies can make a convention very warm, so dress like me and wear a light jacket which will obviously suck if you go in the winter and then you leave and it's cold, but when you're inside a convention, there aren't really most conventions, I think they have cloakrooms, so maybe check it out if you're worried about something like that , sometimes there are not enough seats.
For everyone, that's another disadvantage of the race, so let's say you want to have a moment to relax or eat or whatever, sometimes there aren't enough seats to do something like that and you end up sitting in the strangest places or on the floor . Next up is from Brody Claridge asking what's the best way to get the most out of a tattoo convention if your eyes are full. I like this question so yeah you might be a little disappointed if you go to a tattoo convention and you like what tattoo you would like I'm sold out and you haven't been able to book anything you don't see anything he likes something like Oh, what?
What I can do? I would just say that you try to discover artists that you have. never heard of them before, grab their cards, follow them on Instagram, maybe look for products to buy prints, pins, look for freebies like little stickers and things you can make a little game with like Liam when we went to the tattoo convention from Brian the first time I collected so many cards and stickers for myself and it was fun and obviously you might like to try the food there. Watch the performances. Most Hatchew conventions have performances. They'll have people like Pyro Hex or Fuel Girls, who are girls who do dangerous stunts. breathe fire and star for you, you know there will be live bands, most conventions have live bands so you can chill with them or not, but listen to them and even if it's not your kind of thing, it's fun, it's definitely a way to make the most of it if you're not going to touch it don't feel like you have to get a tattoo at a convention stay still you know walk around look around and stuff next one is from Rebecca underline the underscore Kat any tips or tricks for navigating and the convention last year I went to Philadelphia.
My goal is to go to that place at some point in my life because I have seen blogsabout Quickens and stuff and it looks so cool he keeps asking. It was amazing, but it was like a maze because it was so hectic, we love each other so much, oh thank you, so yeah. I felt that way with the Brussels tattoo convention because I went and, like I've said a thousand times, it was so great. and you asked me what I was waiting for, obviously it got lost but we said I don't know where everything is because you go to one room then you go to another room and then you say I actually need to go back to the first room we were in and then we were able to find it because there were so many different rooms there are so many rooms outside of these rooms and it's crazy, that's why conventions have maps.
I really wish I had the map of Brussels. I'll be back in two seconds. Well, I hope I'm focused. Clothes move my chair. I have everything here that I collected from the tattoo convention just to show you so I have a bunch of cards and I ended up following all these artists on Instagram and then I also have these things that me and Yasmin took care of the photo booth at the tattoo convention from Brussels, so we did it four times. I think so, four times, it's less fun to do it because of the other question above.
They didn't tell me about, do you know what you can do at tattoo conventions? So some might have done it. to photo booths so yeah this is the guide to an awesome tattoo convention it actually doubles as a poster and this is like their promotional poster for 2019 which is cool and something you can hang up if you want if you like . That kind of thing, this on the other side is the map of the convention and it doesn't look like much, it doesn't look that big, but believe me, it was huge, so there will be multicolored squares, there will be an artist booth, I think so. and then sometimes in each kind of square there would be like two artists or whatever I like, it's crazy and then this one here was where all this fun stuff was, so the performances and there was wrestling.
I know you mentioned there was wrestling and then all of these, as well as other rooms in here, were filmed, so what was the question anyway, but still most conventions will have maps like this to help you find things and they are all numbered so you can tell something obvious from the narrative illness. but say it, this tit is 1 9 1 and then all this here is the list of artists and then all the brands too, so there was Kill Star in there, so if you want to see Kill Star as the clothing and accessories brand, try find them. in this, I don't know, it's alphabetical, ah, yes, this is alphabetical, sir, and it makes life so much easier.
Ugh, so if I wanted to find Kill Star, I would choose K, okay, dump K, hmmm, wait, what not, that doesn't even have the markings here, oh my god, these are all the tattoo artists, close the front door, yeah they have a lot of killer stars on the roster here holy okay so these are all the artists like these are all the artists that were the problems of the country convention you can see yourself. How big was this thing. All this. There are no browns here. I thought the browns would be listed here too like it had a coastal aspect attached to it, but yeah, I'll help you with that, but yeah, most conventions will have a map. and you can follow that, so you can mainly try an exit route, you know the path you are going to walk, so say you start it.
I think this is where you stop a car. Remember, but say this is where you start, so maybe you can turn around. and make a snake like this and then come up here and then make a snake and maybe just trace it like this and then you probably won't get as overwhelmed. The manager didn't do that, we just walked everywhere. I swear we must have taken thousands and thousands of steps that day but make sure you grab a map and with the Brighton tattoo convention there was a map too, there are some maps scattered around the walls so I imagine the more moving conventions would have that. but when you go to a convention multiple times, I've been to Brighton twice and London twice.
The second time I went, I knew how to handle the convention. I'm sending the art, it's what I knew where. convention, so if you go several times you will get used to it. The next question is from Chris CTU Chris Chris. A tea. I say it wrong, how did you find out about the conventions? I know a few, but when I try to Google them, they don't seem to come to mind much. I might Google some, although I think the best way to find out about tattoo conventions is to follow the tattoo artists I see and they always ask if they are going to attend them.
It's a good way to find it there, so if you follow tattoo artists on Instagram, check out their stories, if you're like me and you follow 600 tattoo artists or whatever, I don't know how many you follow, but there's a lot going on in each story. It can be a little tiring. What else could you do? I would say Google, we didn't have a good time with Google, but most major cities have conventions. I would say that with England there is London, Manchester Brighton and then Oxley with Brussels, which is like the capital. Belgium and I know Conant will have one soon in Krakow.
Luxembourg. I saw a poster and then, gosh, in the US, I'm not really on the US side too much when it comes to conventions. I know the Delphian. I've won because of speeding up yeah I definitely say keep an eye on social media honestly and see what I guess what happens with the next one is from naw Nami one two four you should say well not by convention , what to expect, what. Go on, how many touches do you usually get at a convention? So should you save up big for conventions if you want to get a tattoo?
Yes, because as I say, they are a little more expensive and you can end up seeing t-shirts, pins, jerseys. pieces of are all there was a booth that had the most amazing 3D art products as if you were here. I'll do it, but gosh, it was a little pricey, but there were so many that I wanted to buy that I should take. a whole crowd something gothic II and very cool, so there are things like that also at conventions and food, plus the food is obviously a little more expensive, you can leave the tattoo conventions and go get food somewhere else again, it depends on the location with Brussels I.
I had never been there before and when we arrived and when we left there didn't seem to be much around the convention area as far as restaurants and stuff so you end up having to buy food and drinks at the convention like Brian . there are tons of food places and London also tons of food places, so you never like to go hungry what to expect what happens what to expect crowds tattooed people are people getting tattoos people walking around half naked because they have a new tattoo that In fact, I admit it sounds a little strange, but when someone is in the middle of a tattoo and you know they're going to the bathroom or to get a drink or food or whatever, they're just taking a break and going for a little walk and you see all this. people walking around with half-finished tattoos and ecstasy.
I love it, it's cool to see people go through things that you've gone through and everyone just looks at them and they're cool and they see some of your favorite tattoos. It's also a tattoo, so when I went to the London tattoo convention, I saw Nikko Hurtado's tattoo for the first time and I swear it's one of my best memories of all time. I've admired his work for a long time and seeing that was worth it. I know that traveling there, paying the bill, walking for hours and hours and hours, is worth it, so if you really like tattoos, that's great, plus you have performances and maybe wrestling, it's just a fun day, It doesn't matter.
What if you like tattoos just a little bit? You would love it. How many tattoos do I usually get? The times I got tattooed at conventions I only got tattooed once. I haven't gotten tattooed several times. I know people who do. some will get one, two, three, as many as they can get in one day, some will get a tattoo that's huge, like a big piece on their back, a piece on their chest, a huge tattoo on their thigh, and they'll It will take maybe two or three days. If you go you know you would have to be there multiple times throughout the weekend so let's say you start on Friday you might have to get tattooed on Saturday and you might find that if you go multiple times you will see the same person getting it done. . same type of tattoo so it's fun to see but I've never been for several days but I've seen it on Instagram.
The next one is from Pete Morris 19 and he asked me if it's something you have to know in advance or is it something you see on Facebook, Instagram and they're free to attend, so talk about conventions, announce them a year in advance, at Just like with the fossils, you know they are already delivered, their date is 2019, which is the eighth ninth, November 10, 2019. So they have already booked and done the same type of convention hall with similar fighters, they announce it. I think two months after the convention they already have it, so this year I think it was in March or April and then next year it will be in February, yes.
They announced it pretty early and then they released tickets, I think it was the day they announced it or a couple of months after they announced it and yes, like I say, you can find tattoo conventions through artists who post about it on Instagram or through Google and the tattoo conventions I have attended have not been free. I think the price varies depending on the convention, obviously I think London is the most expensive I've been to, but you're not going to spend too much money on tickets. If you're looking at between £15 and 50p each day, you can get weekend tickets, which are a little cheaper.
I said don't buy on Saturday to get a separate Sunday ticket. Separately you can get a weekend ticket and it will take like five 10 quid off the ticket amount if you bought it separately but you have to pay to go, you don't have to book in advance if you don't want to, you can go that same day and then buy your ticket in that sense it makes sense, it's like you can pay to get in, but I recommend getting your ticket in advance and sometimes that allows you early access too. Oh gosh, I really have been working for so long, but there are so many good things. questions and I really don't want to miss the email and this is from Lily underlines I've never been to one just because I'm anyway, I'm too shy to go alone on this so I definitely notice people going alone, there's nothing wrong with that, you'll see people just walking alone or whatever, no there is nothing wrong with that.
I have never been. I have ever been with Yasmin or Liam and would I go to just one? Yeah, probably definitely, I think actually, but I can't really compare the difference between going with someone and going alone when I've been with Yasmina. Liam or it's you, you walk together, it's not like holding hands or anything, you just look at things, you don't really talk too much, like the things that come out of my mouth when I walk around conventions, literally. or one like that, oh that's good, that's cool, Mina hasn't really chatted like when I'm editing the videos, that's why I put music on top.
Most convention vlogs can touch you when I see things because Nicola, all I'm saying is. that's nice, that's nice, that's very repetitive, but yeah, you don't have long conversations, so you don't feel like you have to be with someone, the only time you can feel alone, honestly, is maybe when you're eating something. Yeah, that's it because when you're watching performances you're too depressed to talk, so yeah, I think the only time you're going to feel lonely or lonely is maybe when you're eating, and even then you might have a drink and you know, He looks at Stephanie.
You know, the next one is from Willow Flame 13. How far in advance should you try to book with an artist? You know she's going to a convention. Book with an artist beforehand. We bought a ticket. About the idea. Basically, as soon as you get to the office. announce they're going to be a convention, try to see what pens I'm popular in, tattoo eyes, honestly there's a chance the artist won't get up very quickly, there's a chance they'll get a lot too. of emails from people you know all over the world who are attending this tattoo convention, so get in there if you're desperate to get this, it's just an email as soon as you can and with the ticket situation if you're just If you're going to this convention to get tattooed by size, be sure to secure your spot first and then book your tickets.
I've never seen a tattoo convention sell out, so you'll definitely be able to get a ticket, but make sure Sure, as soon as you've booked that tattoo, you buy the ticket, but if you book with a tattoo way in advance, like three four five six months before the convention, there will definitely be tickets, so you'll be good to book the tattoo. and then book your ticket okay I'll do one more because I definitely feel like this video is going to be like 45 minutes maybe an hour I don't even know I'll see how far I can cut it down but this one is from Manon Hadir and she asks how long do you usually wait in line to get a tattoo and only the artist chooses what he pays you for your appearance or you can choose the design,so I had to wait in line, so let's wear it at the Brussels tattoo convention.
As an example, because that's fresh in my head. I saw the tattoo I got pretty early in the day. I think I saw him around two past two in the afternoon. maybe a little before and I saw it and looked at it. I wasn't going to like it very much. I walked away for a second and then came back. I was like, "Wait guys, but I need to figure out if I'm going to do it." You understand this kind of thing and I asked the ice, do you know when they are going to be monsters? There's no point hanging around a touch why it's for hours and hours and hours because you'll miss the rest of the convention, so you say CRS if See something you like.
Do you have space today? If so, when could I come back to get a tattoo? They will answer the question for you and just walk away and then make sure you come back sooner than they said because someone else might jump into that space if that makes any sense. I go back for about 15 minutes, I guess to say Atashi White says come back at 6:00, come back at 5:45 to make sure the artist knows you're eager to get the tattoo because if you're not there when they're done with the person that was in front of you, whatever person they were tattooing and someone else comes, they will touch that person.
Because that's guaranteed money, so they're just going to be like that, they're not really going to wait because there's a chance that you've changed your mind or gone home or whatever, go a little sooner than they said. I'm sure they know you're anxious and want to get a tattoo, but you don't hang around the station for 2 or 3 hours waiting, it's pointless and you've wasted your money and you tell them you're traveling just to There's a nice booth and when it comes to choosing a tattoo, if you have a book, a tattoo, tattoo artists will have flash and sometimes in bra shops, Amun may know this with any other tattoo convention, but in Brussels they have Flash. but then some of the artists had a little sign that said available for tattoo today custom or flash, that means they will actually draw something for you.
I never realized before that other tattoo conventions I've attended have always only had flash or you've booked with that so it was really interesting for me to see so yeah they'll have a ton of designs on the table in front of them of the things they want to do and if they have a sign there that says I can do whatever you want, which is custom, then they can do that for you, but I would say go for the unloading person, personally, I would go for the flash convention, yeah that's it for this video, thanks to everyone who submitted questions.
Luckily I didn't get to meet them all, they were all amazing, but I hope I've answered enough questions to the point where you guys know a little more about conventions again. This was all based on my experiences and what I've noticed at tattoo conventions how many times I said "touch it" in this video. Jesus Christ, if you have more questions, ask below. I try to reach out to you and other people who have attended tattoo conventions to help people. Next it's also good to get other people's perspectives, because other people will have different experiences than me, so help each other.
I hope everyone is doing very, very well and in my next video, bye.

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