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tattoo punk.JPGparis tattoo.JPGThis past weekend, 340 artists from around the world, converged on the Grande Halle de la Villette, in Paris, for the highly anticipated Mondial du Tatouage. It was reported that 30,000 (!!) visitors attended the convention this weekend, and judging from my social media feeds, featuring friends aghast at the line of people that snaked around the convention hall, it seems like a reasonable number. Our friend Serinde was one of those in attendance and she graciously came back with this post and photos. See more of Serinde's photos on the N+S Flickr.


This weekend the Mondial du Tatouage -- the Paris tattoo convention -- has come back into Tin-Tin's hands, and even from the very first day, it is a huge success, which is well deserved.

I was there on opening day, Friday, March 6, at the spacious venue, Grande Halle de la Villette. Tattoo booths lined the entire area with 2 mezzanine floors and the stage right in the center. Despite the crowds, I found it easy to walk around see each and every artist, without missing anyone.

I particularly enjoyed watching artists using traditional hand-techniques: hand-tapping from Borneo and tebori from Japan. There was every style of artwork you can imagine with so many of the best artists working.

The high quality of the convention was also evident with the esteemed jury members for the contests: Bill Salmon, Luke Atkinson, and Filip Leu (I was especially thrilled to see him Filip for real!). And Pascal Tourain, who is quite famous in the French alternative/tattoo culture scene was the Master of Ceremony, running the contests and events, which also included a variety of bands performing.

I largely photographed tattoo artists working -- especially women tattoo artists, like Claudia de Sabe, in light of International Women's Day -- because I was a bit surprised that many of the visitors were not really "showing off" their tattoos. But I was happy to capture these moments.


We're grateful to Serinde for her photos and perspective on the show. You can also check more on Mondial du Tatouage on the convention's Instagram and Facebook.

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 tattoo competition2.JPGBill Salmon, Luke Atkinson, and Filip Leu judge the tattoo competition.
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If it weren't for our hanging at our hometown NYC Tattoo Convention last weekend, we would have been in attendance at the much-anticipated Mondial du Tatouage in Paris, organized by the inimitable Tin Tin and Piero. Over 300 artists from around the globe gathered at the "Grand Hall de la Villette," once a slaughterhouse and now a cultural center. Seems fitting for three days of art and blood. And there was a lot of it, with an estimated whopping 30,000 visitors!

I was following the scene on Instagram via #mondialdutatouage and via photos posted to the convention's Facebook page, but there are also some other wonderful photo features across the web for your viewing pleasure. Here are some links:
Looking forward to being at the Mondial du Tatouage next year, especially after the success of this show!

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