Well I have just got back from the 1st UK female tattoo convention that was held in the Assembly, Leamington Spa. I have to say it was my favourite show of the year. Now there has been a load of grumbles about the concept behind this show. I have heard ‘All female grrr if it was an all male one there would be uproar’ and all sorts of other little quips about it putting female tattooing back 20 years etc.
I have to say I couldn’t disagree more. When Dave the organiser approached me to do the show, I thought it was a great idea and my initial thoughts about it hasn’t changed. Tattooing has evolved so much over the years and there is now a brilliant standard across the board male and female and it was a great opportunity to showcase the amount of top class female artists in one place. So whats wrong with celebrating the fact the UK can now put on a 40 artist show and they are all female. Surely this can only educate the public more to the fact that tattooing is open to all and its very much not just for sailors and whores these days.
To top it all off, Dave and the gang put on a relaxed, entertaining and enjoyable show. I would like to thank them for their warm welcome and I hear it is going to be on again next year. So drop any preconceptions you might have about this show and go and actually check it out next year, you will be pleasantly suprised.
And so to the tattooing I did. I finally got to finish off my floral sleeve I have been working on with Kelly over the last couple of conventions. I am glad to say its now all finished so below is a photo.