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Philadelphia- Villains Arts Tattoo Convention

I want to share a bit about my experience at the Philadelphia tattoo convention, organized by Troy and the entire Villain Arts team.

This was a convention I had been looking forward to for years, due to its solid reputation, size, and high artistic standard.

And I must say, I was not disappointed. The convention is BIG, it took quite some time to explore all the booths (and collect the artists' stickers, who hasn't done that, right? Haha). There were a lot of people, booths filled with high-quality art and talent. For hours on end, I felt inspired to evolve, to draw and paint more. It was an incredible experience.


About the booth itself, it had an adequate size for two artists, not overly extravagant, but certainly not cramped if well organized. There were four plastic chairs, a main table, and an auxiliary table, along with power connections at each booth and designated areas for needle disposal and disposable trash bins.

During the convention, I looked for tattoo supplies provided by the organization, but unfortunately, there was nothing available. While not a major issue, the only challenge when traveling to conventions in other countries is bringing all the necessary supplies. Fortunately, I found many vendors with fair prices, so I ended up purchasing everything there. Additionally, the lighting at the venue was sufficiently good at my booth, so I didn't need to worry about that.


I had the opportunity to talk to several artists I admired only through the internet, including some tattoo celebrities. To my surprise, most of them were extremely welcoming and friendly, and some even became friends. It was a fantastic interaction.

Anyway, I want to emphasize that if you are an artist or a tattoo enthusiast, the Philadelphia convention definitely deserves a spot on your annual agenda.


Well, that's it folks, this is my first post and I'm still getting used to writing, but I'll do my best to share more about my experiences at future conventions and trips. See you soon!


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