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London Tattoo Convention at Tobacco Dock – in pictures

London Tattoo Convention at Tobacco Dock – in pictures

The ninth London Tattoo Convention has brought body art enthusiasts and 180 top tattoo artists from all over the world to Tobacco Dock in Wapping this weekend.

From weird to wonderful to beautiful, ink has been hard at work in every corner of grade 1 listed Tobacco Dock.

The London Tattoo Convention is a chance for guests, not just to top up their tattoos but an opportunity show off their inked skin and more.

For Wapping, the Tattoo Convention is the largest event we’ll see in E1W this year, estimated to bring around 25,000 visitors in over the three day day event. Crowds were seen arriving at Tobacco Dock from all directions and overspilling the narrow pavements.

We asked a few Wapping residents what they thought about it all yesterday and ‘curious’ got mentioned every time. So here are some of the people and art we saw inside this year:

London Tattoo Convention 2013

Baz Black Piercing at the London Tattoo Convention

 

London Tattoo Convention 2013

25,000 people are expected to attend during the three day London Tattoo Convention

 

London Tattoo Convention 2013

A woman being tattooed at the London Tattoo Convention

 

London Tattoo Convention 2013

There were inked heads at the London Tattoo Convention

 

London Tattoo Convention 2013

And inked legs too

 

London Tattoo Convention 2013

A woman has her stomach tattooed at the London Tattoo Convention

 

London Tattoo Convention 2013

A mans leg is shaved before tattooing starts

 

London Tattoo Convention 2013

Men being tattooed at the London Tattoo Convention

 

London Tattoo Convention 2013

An artist draws the tattoo on a mans arm before beginning work

 

Squirrel giving a rabbit a tattoo

A taxidermist displays a squirrel giving a rabbit a tattoo

 

London Tattoo Convention 2013

A rabbit tattoo is seen on a woman's arm

 

London Tattoo Convention 2013

A woman is seen with a tattoo on the side of her head

 

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A man has the finishing touches applied to his tattoo

 

London Tattoo Convention 2013

Beatrix Von Bourbon seen at the London Tattoo Convention is one of the top 50 burlesque artists worldwide

 

London Tattoo Convention 2013

A man and his tattoo artist look at his tattoo

 

London Tattoo Convention 2013

A man plays on his mobile phone as he is tattooed

 

London Tattoo Convention 2013

A tattooed woman at the London Tattoo Convention

 

London Tattoo Convention 2013

People are tattooed in public at the London Tattoo Convention

 

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Knuckle tattoos seen at the London Tattoo Convention

 

London Tattoo Convention 2013

Life is sweet tattoo seen on a woman's back

 

Baz Black Piercing at London Tattoo Convention

Indestructible but very friendly: Baz Black Piercing at London Tattoo Convention

 

Today, Sunday 29th September is the final day of the 2013 London Tattoo Convention at Tobacco Dock and tickets are available on the door. For more information about the artists and performers visit www.thelondontattooconvention.com.

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  • http://www.robbiescott.com/ Robbie Scott

    The photographs are amazing! They really liven the place up year after year the exhibition was fantastic. There was quite a bit of music too. Unlike some of the other big events around the borough they respect residents and are generally very tidy.