LIMERICK will depart its mark subsequent month as 1,500 guests converge on the town for its annual tattoo conference.
Over 100 tattoo artists will participate within the Limerick Tattoo Conference weekend, which takes place on March 23 and 24 on the Nice Nationwide South Courtroom Resort.
Held for the primary time in 2017, this gathering of among the best-known tattooists will as soon as once more return to the town for what has change into the largest occasion of its type in Eire.
The extraordinarily excessive requirements ultimately 12 months’s occasion drew the biggest attendance of greater than 12 tattoo conventions held throughout the nation in 2018.
This 12 months organisers have put in even better efforts to draw these at the forefront of tattooing and they’re anticipating even bigger crowds for the 2019 occasion.
“Limerick was in all probability the biggest city centre that didn’t have a conference in Eire,” Conference co-organiser and proprietor of Soul Habit Tattoo Studio on Roches Avenue, Roy Keane defined.
“Together with co organisers Sylvia Butkiewicz and Thomas Skwara, we wished to deal with that and produce again the very best of what we had seen at conventions around the globe however on a smaller stage, in fact,”
“So, after we set about pulling the primary two conventions collectively, we actually wished to boost the bar as excessive as we may and ensure our occasion in Limerick could be completely different and in the end, higher than another conference right here. We did so principally by bringing in among the greatest identified artists on the planet and it labored.
“It’s like bringing in among the largest and greatest identified stars in sport. Once you do this, others observe to see them. There’s no level doing the identical factor as all over the place else so final 12 months we introduced within the highest calibre of artists at any Irish conference,” he added.
This 12 months’s occasion see artists from 26 nations attending, amongst them among the best-known tattooists on the planet. These embrace Luke Sayer, winner of E4’s Tattoo Artist of the 12 months; Nikki Simpson of US actuality TV present ‘Ink Grasp’ and star of Paramount’s ‘Ink Grasp Angels’ TV collection together with Josh Payne and Teej Poole additionally from the TV present.
Jenna Kerr, who’s changing into one of the crucial recognised feminine tattooist on the planet will even attend. Present host might be Los Angeles tattoo mannequin and Sullen TV presenter Bernadette Macias.