This time two weeks ago we were in London, preparing ourselves for what we hoped was going to be a busy weekend.
We have received quite a few messages from people asking where we were at the convention as some people couldn't find us. Sorry! We weren't in our usual spot, we were in a room on the other side of the corridor by the main stage. So, if you didn't find us, you couldn't of looked very hard ;-)
We had an awesome big L- shaped space with lots of room to put up all of our new pictures.
The number of amazing artists at the convention is unbelievable! Here are just a few of them Marina Inoue, Stuart Cripwell, Miss Arianna, Samuele Briganti, Bert Krak, El monga, El Bara, Ryan Mason, Chad Koeplinger, Sarah Schor .... and the list goes on and on
Yet again, the convention was a great success and we got to meet up with friends and make lots of new ones. For any one who missed us at the convention hopefully you will be able to make it to the Brighton tattoo convention.
All of the new paintings and limited edition prints are available on the website
Amy screen print these for me in time for tattoo jam and I am really happy with them. This is one that we framed up for the convention.
print only is £20 and we will be selling them at the Norwich tattoo convention this weekend. They are limited to 100 so get one before they are gone!
I didn't manage to get this finished in time for tattoo jam but hope to get it ready for the Norwich convention this weekend.
Its been a little while now but, back in april, Evs had his back piece started by Chad Koeplinger and it is amazing! Chad was in the u.k for a little bit and Evs was lucky enough to get an appointment. He was guesting at Frith street tattoo in Soho so Evs and Amy went up to the big smoke for a couple of days.
He has got a couple of sittings left but already it is very impressive. I am looking forward to seeing the finished piece!
I have recently noticed, that there are a few blogs and sites that are using some images of my work. It is very flattering that my work is being used but, Some of these images are quite large files and do not have watermarks. I am not sure how people have got hold of these images and probably never will, however, if you are going to put something on your blog, website, or whatever, all I ask is that you at least give me a credit and hopefully a link to my site.
We had a stall at the Liverpool tattoo convention this year. It was the first time we had done it and it was also the first time we had attempted to do two conventions on the same weekend! Amy and Evs went up to Liverpool and I went to Plymouth. It wasn't quite as hectic as we had expected getting ready for two conventions at once. Maybe its because in anticipation of all the stress and madness we were actually organised!
Here are a couple of photos from the convention.
Amy and Evs had a great weekend and were in awe of the building. Our spot looks great in the photos, it is probably the grandest stall we have ever had.
Evs is a huge Beatles fan and loved looking around the city and visiting all of the famous spots.
The convention was a great success and and they both had a brilliant weekend.
We are looking forward to next year!
Sorry I've been really slack, but I'm going to make up for it.We took a trip to London this month for an action packed cultural feast( two exhibition openings, visiting friends ,eating out, shopping, celebrity spotting,ticket acquiring and many miles of general exploration)all in two days.We kicked off with Spittalfields antique market where I bought a handsome taxidermy fox,whilst in 14 bike co. we spotted Brian May outside on the street signing stuff,quite unexpected, wish it was someone I liked.Later on we went to Rodrigo's exhibition at Upper Playground, which was great, his collages of vintage photographs, hand written letters stitched and fixed together were beautiful. I bought a print which included someone licking some one's bum hole, ( I noticed it later)but I still like it. Later back at the hotel Amy and Ev's decided to have a fun filled harmless wrestling match which rapidly escalated into dangerous territory when Evs scratched Amy's face with his toenail, this enraged Amy beyond belief and I bit my pillow not to laugh.
Next morning I demonstrated what a lovely girlfriend I am by going all the way to The Roundhouse in Camden to wait in line for Q.O.T.S.A.tickets for myself, Mark , Tom and Sophie( but mainly for Mark) He actually seemed grateful, I might have even heard a thank you but I can't be certain.
We called in to Tutti,Rodrigo and Ceasar's lovely new shop Black Garden Tattoo where we were treated to a tour, ( and a chance to see Tutti's carpentry ) . Later we dropped off a print for Nicole at The Family Business, and a chance to meet Mo Coppoletta and have a look around his beautiful shop. We continued our exploring at a whirlwind pace, eating cakes , buying nice things and being sure that Evs missed not one bike shop whatsoever. After a stop off at Frith Street so Evs could book in with Valerie we made our way to Westbourne Studios for the opening of Pens and Needles at London Miles gallery. I had six pieces of work in the exhibition, loads of people turned up, people commented on my work and took photographs, I like being un-noticed, that's when you really hear what people think. The standard was high, in particular Sean Barber, Claudia , Xam and Daniel Albrigo were my favourites. Shelley rode across London to meet us at the show which was really nice of her, we had a good night but had to finally give in to exhaustion and bid the big smoke goodnight before our long drive home.
Hello , here's a bit of a peek at a new painting, it's not available on the website at the moment because it's going to be part of an exciting new exhibition at the London Miles gallery near Portobello road. The exhibition, Pens and Needles, includes some pretty impressive tattooists and painters, I'm quite honored to be part of it, not to mention slightly scared at the prospect of my own work hanging in such excellent company. The opening is next Friday, I'll be sure to post some pics and tales from the night for anyone who's interested.
My new year resolution is to keep my blog updated on a regular basis, but you may have to bare with me, I'm truely rubbish at all things internet ( last night I spent a whole hour trying to work out why my new post was appearing in Hindi ) but here goes....We're home from what is our most favourite convention, Brighton. Woody's show in his favourite city and coastline is special in so many ways but for me, the choice of tattooists who work relentlessly all weekend , as well as the entertainment , stalls and facilities coupled with the professional friendly support of the staff make it a really great show. This was our 3rd year at Brighton and it was good to see an evergrowing swell of familiar faces and friends, both Amy and Evs got new tattoos so they were happy bunnies. Our stall was hectic all weekend and we came home exhausted but happy.
Thanks to Woody for including us xx
Thanks to Woody for including us xx