Tattoo and Toy Convention Cardiff

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On the 23rd of July Katrin, Katie and I attended the Tattoo and Toy Convention in Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena. There were 280 artists from around the world. Tattooing, socialising and showcasing their talent, and what a bunch of talented SOB’s they are!!

As soon as you enter the convention room all you can hear is chit chat and a lot of buzzing from the tattoo guns. To be honest the buzzing over-powered most of this chit chat. Everything was neatly divided into sections, you had room to walk in the middle, with tattoo artists boothed on the left, and more tattoo artists boothed on the right!!

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There was such a variety of styles; from portraits to Pokemon characters everything was covered tattoo wise!! There was a lot of tattoo artists specialising in cartoon characters which was right up my alley since I was really desperate to have a Dragon Ball Z tattoo!!

There were so many amazing tattoo designs that I absolutely fell in love with!! I absolutely adored the work of Misha Connell (instagram.com/mishipopstattoo) who had this awesome Rick and Morty piece!! Unfortunately I wasn’t getting paid until the 26th and I’m absolutely skint 😦 it just means I’ll have to visit Scotland to get my tattoo done by her :).

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I was surprised with how many people came to the event. There was no queue to get in, you could move around the convention area was quite easy and you didn’t bump into anyway. In terms of a convention, it was absolute HEAVEN!!

Of course it wasn’t just a tattoo convention, we also had traders from around the country selling some awesome gear and items!! Every 6 stall was selling Taxidermy which, personally, I thought was really cool. I love Taxidermy and have wanted to purchase some for a while, but their always too expensive (and also I have no room in my house).

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Some other traders included Angie Foster (instagram.com/artbyangiefoster) who was selling some awesome inappropriate embroidery!! Some of embroidery included ‘Cock Womble’ (which I really need to buy for Helen), ‘I hope you step on lego’ and my personal favourite ‘Better late than Pregnant’.

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Other traders that I fell in love with included Jess Leese’ designs from Snikt and Bamf (visit website here). Her Jewellery pieces were soo cute and I already know which pieces I’m going to buy for Katrin for Christmas!! Their pastel jewellery was soo soo SOO cute!!

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Did I have a tattoo?? OF COURSE I DID!! But… that’s a post for another time hehehe!!
BUT…. that’s a post for next. I’m typing this an hour or two after the convention and the tattoo still looks slightly sore and puffy so I’ll be taking proper images of it tomorrow (24/7/16). I cannot wait for you to see it!!

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Here are the lists of artists that attended and worked at the convention.

• Aaron Foster • Abi Loveless • Abz Mills • Adam Blakey • Adam Farmer • Adam McDermott • Adam Pekr • A.J. Richards • Aidan O’Brien • Alana Forsyth • Alan Aldred • Alex ‘Tallboy’ Williamson • Alex Rattray • Alex Wright • Alley Lion • Amanda West • Amanda Wubbe (Netherlands) • Amy Edwards • Andrew ‘Quadey’ McQuade • Andrew ‘Yazus’ Hunter • Andy Walker • Ash Goldfinch • Ant Bate • Ashlea Dyson • Ashley Crow • Ashley Davis •Ashley Luka • Baran Morris • Beau Redman • Becca M. Brown • Bex Fisher • Boo • Brandi Smart (USA) • Brandon Sammut • Brownie • C.K. Low (Singapore) • Callam Godley • Caroline Derwent • Chaneice Evans • Chantale Coady • Charlie Manger • Charlotte Mortell • Chay Heyden • Chris 52 (USA) • Chris Harrison • Chris Morris • Chris Panayi • Chris Perkins • Chris Strach • Claire Jackson • Clarke Dudley • Col Cooper • Craig Smart • Dale Sarok • Damian Cain • Dan Barren • Dan Dygas • Dan Stone • Dane Forester • Dane Grannon • Danni Ratt • Dave O’Regan • David ‘Inky’ Jones • David Swambo • Davy T (Ireland) • Dean Hughes • Dean Sykes • Dom Curtin • Dude Skinz • Elliot Stone • Gage Talbot • Gari Henderson • Garin Oakley • Gary Heylar • Gazz Neaves • Gavin Clarke • Gemma Denise • George W. Marsden • Ghis Melou • Giles Twigg • Gray Silva • Grizzly • Guy Tinsley • Hadas Gan-El (Israel) • Hamilton Elliot • Hanan Qattan • Hannah Calavera • Hannah Ruth • Hannah Von Farren • Hannya Jane • Heather Maranda (USA) • Hollie May • Ian Turner • Jack Midz • Jack Wolf • James Butt • James Hastings • James Moule • Jamie Harris • Jamie Lee Knott • Jamie Macpherson • Jay Watson • Jersey Jay Wymbs (USA) • Jessi James • Jim Lynch • Jo Candymachine • Joanne Baker • Joe K. Worrall • Joe Lumbard • Johnboy (Ireland) • Jon (France) • Jonki Silfwerax (Sweden) • Jordan Baker • Jorge Becerra • Josh Delaney • Juan Mellet • Karl Atkins • Kat James • Kat Wilson • Kayley South • Kelly Ellis • Kerry Irvine • Kiefer Lilley • Kirsten Pettitt • Kristian Richards • Lady Hans • Laura ‘Li’ Penman • Lee Thompson • Lee Clements • Liam Casey • Liam Jackson • Lisa Elsom • Lisa Marie Walker • Lisa Toye • Lolly Mealing • Lucy Turner •Lukasz Trawczynski • Madam Mim • Marcus Ottner • Maria Fleet • Marie Cox • Mark Nutley • Mark Gray • Martin Crosthwaite • Mat Lapping • Matt ‘Oddboy’ Barrat-Jones • Matt Drury • Matt Stevens • Merry Morgan • Mesi • Mike Bianco (USA) • Mike Rogers • Mike Smith • Mike Wilx • Misha Connell • Molly Rose • Nadia Alnassiri • Natasha Butley • Nathan Hawkins • Nic Smith • Nicholas Dimpsey • Nicola Taylor • Nigel Brierley • Nina Maillet (France) • Niorkz Meniconi • Nipper Williams • Oliver ‘PJ’ Boots • Ori Livne (Israel) • Patryk Mazur • Paula Castle • Paul Armstrong • Paul Crowther • Paul Davis • Paul Talbot • Pedro Mendonca • Pellz • Pinky • PJ • PK • Podge • Rachel Honeywell • Ren Shorney • Reno Sammut • Rich Harris • Robin Williams • Ross Sleed • Russell Bishop • Ryan O’Conner • Ryan Ousley • Ryan Smith • Sam Collins • Sam Fisher • Samma Charles • Sam Nuttall • Sascia Marques • Sasha Wilkinson • Simon Ashley • Simon Cooke • Sonia Clarke • Scott Edward Wyness • Scott Masterson • Sean Sparks • Shannon Ritchie (USA) • Shar Sloper • Shaun Maddy • Shaun Williams • Steph Finnola Reed • Stephanie Hesketh • Steven Blance • Syluss • Tasha Pollendine • Taylor • Taylor Heald (USA) • Te Rangitu Netana (NZ) • Theresa Gordon-Wade • Toby Harris • Tori Treasure • Tyler Payne • William Jones •

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4 thoughts on “Tattoo and Toy Convention Cardiff

  1. Awesome post! I really enjoyed all of the photos. This convention sounds so cool! I’m looking forward to seeing the tattoo you got 🙂 Awww that Vegeta pop figure is so cute! I’ve been after it for ages but I’ve not been able to find it in the shops or even at my local Comic Con. I’m gonna have to give in and order it online haha

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