Maastricht Tattoo Convention 2015
By Romy Fernandes from RomyClick Photography
The last weekend of March, it took place ‘The Second international Edition of the Maastricht Tattoo Convention‘ at the MECC in Maastricht.
Although it’s a ‘young’ convention, this is just the second edition, we could see more than 60 great tattoo talents. They were not only from The Netherlands, but also from other European countries like Greece, United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, etc.
Visitors could of course be tattooed, or simply admire the art of tattooing.
Also we could enjoy the art of Steampunk, Burlesque Performances, or even have an old school shave or a retro haircut. The atmosphere was great, with a lot of good vibes.
It was really great to see a lot of great female artists, it’s really awesome to see that a lot of female artists become stronger and stronger each time in the Tattoos world.
Unfortunately, we discover that even now, a lot of people are still discriminated by their tattoos. ‘Tattooisme’, that was also on this convention, try to explain how the culture of tattoo has existed for thousands of years and has a lot of meanings and so much importance that you can’t even imagine. So never trust in ‘first impressions’.
Amazing piece situated on the chest. According to the Tattoo artist from Didson Script in Geleen the Netherlands, this piece is not finished yet and it was really difficult. Sure that the final result will worth it!
Also on this convention: ‘The Tattoo Preservation Service’, which according to a rigorous scientific method preserves tattooed skin after death. This way your tattoo turns into a work of art that remains forever. This Foundation is active since June 2014. Peter van der Helm & Judith van Bezu work hard to make this foundation a success. It was created because of the significance of preserving history, as well for the donors as for the next generation.
Finally, this second edition of the Maastricht Tattoo Convention was a success with hundreds of visitors.
You’ll find all upcoming Tattoo Conventions at World Tattoo Events!
But now is the turn of Amsterdam with its 11th edition.
See you there!