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On October 5, 2017, I wrote in this article, "This year will witness the third edition of India’s biggest tattoo convention, Heartwork Tattoo Festival in New Delhi, from 1st to 3rd December." Well, 45 days later, I don't exactly...
It's been almost two weeks since we experienced the second edition of Pune Tattoo Festival in Raga Lawns, Pune, and we purposefully waited so long to do this story. As a matter of fact, the moment the convention officially ended,...
The following story of two artists, and their insane collaboration was one of our highlights from the recently concluded Pune Tattoo Festival 2017. It was fresh. Raw. Dynamic. It was a performance. A display of everything that makes tattooing so...
After last year's revamp and rebranding, the Pune Tattoo Festival turned tables to straightaway establish itself as one of the most entertaining tattoo conventions of South Asia. With fantastic tattoo artists, rocking music and a bunch of other activities,...
With rapid growth of tattooing in the mainstream psyche over the last few years, tattoo conventions throughout the calendar year have become a regularity in India and Nepal now. There are 7 noteworthy tattoo cons in South Asian belt,...
Different tattoo artists have their own individual traits and characteristics, which shape them and makes their art so unique and special. But one of the best realism tattoo artists in India, Sunny Bhanushali is a trip in himself. In...
Finding truths, cultivating love and searching to reach my highest potential as a human being, is my purpose. This is how Maïka Zayagata likes to describe herself when you land on her website. One of the shining lights of...
“If my armor breaks, I’ll fuse it back together.” —Chester bennington, battle symphony Fuse it back together, mate, because this world will be a lot less expressive, and a whole lot more bottled up without you. On 20th July, my heart sank when...
As an editorial voice, choosing a headline for an artist like Rishabh Narang is a huge challenge, trust me. In our opinion, he is easily the best tattoo artist in Punjab, but when it comes to artistry, we prefer staying...
"What an experience to get in touch with the roots of tattooing!" - Fabrice koch This year, Mallorca witnessed the third edition of the Traditional Tattoo and World Culture Festival (TTWCF). For those of you who are unaware of this...
India is bustling with tremendous tattooing talent all across the country, since the last few years. As tattoos are finding their way into the Indian mainstream, artists have popped up across the nation, with varied styles, tastes and artistic...
On 7th May, Kolkata witnessed the coming together of its metal community, with all its heart and soul, for the return of THE PIT. What is THE PIT, you ask? THE PIT is a concept that a group of metal...
"Abstract and geometric. Conceptual and bold. Electric. Dynamic and kinetic. Angular and futuristic while being influenced by vintage graphic design." - Tattoodo on Ben Volt Well, in simpler words, Ben Volt is the mould of futuristic thought, fused with ancient...
There are many reasons to love tattoo conventions, and one of my favourites is the chance to talk to and understand tattoo artists. In this case, we are talking about one of seniors of the business. One who has...
The fact that tattooing has evolved beyond the idea of it being just body art is evident when you see the rich talent practicing the art form now. Artists from different backgrounds, and varied schools of thought are taking...
"I was once told by my partner that covering my chest with ink would ruin my life and it was an absolute waste." Roaming around in tattoo conventions with a camera is probably the most ideal recreational activity to be...
Last month, the city of Rome witnessed a unique tattoo convention. Called 'The Other Side of Ink', this tattoo convention stood out because of one reason - it's the world's only all-female artists' tattoo convention. With an assembly of...
Acclaimed tattoo artist, Jay Freestyle's website starts off with this quote - "If I could say it in words, there would be no reason to paint." It is fascinating because of the way he tattoos. It is truly fascinating to...
Let's be honest an clear: From calling for dinner, to buying a new pair of socks, we do everything online now. Statistics say that the average internet user spends over 3 hours everyday on their cell phones. Even when...
We are at a very interesting phase of modern tattooing in India where we are loaded with so many options of tattoo artists around us, that as art lovers, we haven't really enjoyed enough of the great tattoos coming...