After the final yr and a half with out tattoo occasions, it was a breath of recent air to be attending one, particularly in California. Held on Could 7 â 9, 2021, atÂ Feather Falls Casino in Oroville, north of Sacramento, the expo was full of spectators within the banquet hallâgiving the impression that tattoo demand will proceed strongly sooner or later.
At this similar expo in 2019, we had performed an exclusive interview with Tommy Montoya, who was current and headliner once more. Different tattooists current have been Butch Felix, Oak Morgan, Byron Rodriguez El Calavera, Bo 2 Thumbs, Flanders, and 40 others. The variety of tattooers this yr was decreased, however the organizer Chris Earl guarantees a large improve for 2022 with American and worldwide artists.
Above: One of many expoâs headliners: Tommy Montoya.
Left: Sacramento tattooist Oak Morgan.
Spike Moore and spouse Vandi of Working Class tattoo provide.
Honoluluâs Shanelle sporting the most effective masks of the day.
Tattooist Butch Felix engaged on a lettering piece for his shopper.
Miami Inkâs Tommy Montoya inking a particular portrait on arm.
A view from the banquet corridor down into the on line casino.
The expoâs organizer Chris Earl chatting with the Golden Rose crew.
Tattooist Byron Rodriguez taking a break and appreciating the venue.
Spectators excited to be again at a tattoo occasion.
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