Written & Images: Renita Clarke
The 2016 Baltimore Tattoo Convention was held in downtown at the Convention Center this weekend. The main floor was filled with tattoo artist mainly from the east coast, but folks came from far and wide to hopefully get inked by an artist they might not otherwise get to meet. The stage gave you a good break form the tattoo action with acts that included suspension and some cool sets with nails and a lot of sparks to the face. Another added perk throughout the weekend is all the cool vendors, such as, Inked and Fukitt.
One of my highlights was catching up with my main man Chris Blinston. Chris was on Season 6 of Ink Master on Spike TV. When I tell you his portrait tattoos are amazing. You really have to see his work live. You can find Chris at the “No Hard Feelings Tattoo & Piercing Gallery” in Coral Springs, FL.
The other highlight was Takashi. Takashi is a master of the Tebori Method of Tattooing. Takashi home base is at Runin Tattoo in Brooklyn NY. Takashi use of the ancient art of Tebori, keeps in in very high demand. He was booked for the whole weekend of the convention.
Check out some of the images from the convention: