Tattoo Convention Coverage in the News
Cover-up tattooed by Tim Kern at the Evergreen Tattoo Invitational.
This morning, my tattoo news alert was blowing up with mainstream media coverage of tattoo events across the US. This past weekend, three major conventions took place: the Evergreen Tattoo Invitational in Springfield, Oregon; the Motor City Tattoo Expo in Detroit, Michigan; and the West Texas Tattoo Convention in San Angelo, Texas.
The Evergreen Tattoo Invitational received a lot of local press coverage, particularly for a first convention, which was organized by Joshua Carlton and Riley Smith. The more extensive coverage came from The Register-Guard, which posted this video (below), as well as some photos from the convention floor. You can also find a slideshow from Evergreen at Komonews.com.
Tattoo above by Randy Engelhard, winner at the Motor City Tattoo Expo.
The Motor City Tattoo Expo celebrated its 19th year as Michigan's most popular convention. The Detroit News covered the event, as did MLive, which also has a sizable slideshow of images from the show. As with other convention coverage, there was an emphasis on the tattoo TV reality stars in attendance.
For the West Texas Tattoo Convention, K-San news offered this video, featuring a quickie interview with Oliver Peck.
I'll be covering my hometown NYC Tattoo Convention, March 7-9.