Pictured: Roy Keane of Soul Dependancy Tattoo Studio Limerick who’s a co-organiser of the Limerick Tattoo Conference 2019. Picture; Katie Glavin/ilovelimerick
Limerick Tattoo Conference 2019 to make its mark as prime artists from world wide jet in
Limerick is the place to be for tattoo aficionados as some 110 artists, 400 tattoos and greater than 1,500 guests converge for the annual Limerick Tattoo Conference 2019 weekend on March 23-24.
Held for the primary time in 2017, the gathering of a number of the best-known tattooists on the planet returns to the Nice Nationwide South Courtroom Lodge in what has develop into the largest occasion of its variety in Eire.
The extraordinarily excessive requirements ultimately yr’s occasion drew the biggest attendance of the greater than 12 tattoo conventions held throughout the nation in 2018.
This yr organisers have put in even better efforts to draw these at the vanguard of tattooing and they’re anticipating even bigger crowds for the Limerick Tattoo Conference 2019 occasion.
Conference Co-Organiser and Limerick native Roy Keane, proprietor of Soul Dependancy Tattoo Studio on Roches Road, Limerick, defined that the conference’s success has been all the way down to targets set.
“Limerick was most likely the biggest city centre that didn’t have a conference in Eire. Together with co organisers Sylvia Butkiewicz and Thomas Skwara, we wished to handle that and produce again the perfect of what we had seen at conventions world wide however on a smaller degree, after all.”
“So, once 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 totally different and in the end, higher than some other conference right here. We did so principally by bringing in a number of the greatest recognized artists on the planet and it labored.”
“It’s like bringing in a number of the greatest and greatest recognized stars in sport. Whenever you try this, others observe to see them. There’s no level doing the identical factor as in all places else so final yr we introduced within the highest calibre of artist at any Irish conference.”
“It’s not simply the crowds that get pleasure from it; the artists do too. On the Friday night time we’re going to the medieval Banquet in Bunratty and it’s a fantastic alternative for them to get collectively and catch up. Final yr, probably the most well-known artists on the planet advised me that that they had by no means loved a vibe prefer it.”
This yr’s occasion see artists from 26 international locations attending, amongst them a number of the greatest recognized tattooists on the planet. These embody Luke Sayer, winner of E4’s Tattoo Artist of the Yr; Nikki Simpson of US actuality TV present Inkmaster and star of Paramount’s ‘Ink Grasp Angels’ TV sequence together with Josh Payne and Teej Poole additionally from the massive TV present.
Jenna Kerr, who’s turning into probably the most acknowledged feminine tattooist on the planet can be there, whereas present host can be well-known tattoo mannequin and Sullen TV Presenter Bernadette Macias from LA.
These attending Limerick Tattoo Conference 2019 will see performances from Cervena Fox who performs globally on the world’s greatest tattoo conventions.
“We now have quite a lot of the highest tattooists on the planet at our occasion and the wonderful thing about it’s that it isn’t only for individuals with tattoos. Final yr a really giant proportion of the attendance had been individuals who had been simply interested by tattoos however not essentially people who find themselves going to get one. We even have loads happening in parallel with the occasion, together with DJs, stay bands, break dancers, pole acrobats, magic-show and circus acts reminiscent of jugglers and hula hoop performers. It’s very a lot a household affair. Along with all that there can be tattoo competitions all through each days,” added Sylvia.
The occasion can also be good for the native financial system with guests coming in from overseas, notably the UK and mainland Europe, to get tattoos from a number of the prime artists on the planet, as they wouldn’t have the ability to get an appointment with these tattooists within the US or UK.
For tales on earlier Limerick Tattoo Conventions, click on here.