Welcome to The Original Dublin International Tattoo Convention

ARTISTS 2018

Agathe Larouge
Barbara “Gin” Naggi
Shaun Carroll
Aisling Mahon
Morgan Dúch Dubh
Alex Eremko
Chris de Villiers
Sergy Blackhat
Aidan Cunningham
Leah Williams
Iain Cummins
Kimi Duck
Heather Drew
Jo Cregg
Shannon Ritchie
Niamh Cunningham
Michele Bellentani
Roberto Gasperi
James Kennedy
Romina Nepi-Deianira
David Nilsson
Andrea Corradini
Magda Radomsky
Ovidiu
Tim Lease
James Conway
Jason Leeser
Crets
Jos
Ro Sheridan
Vincenzo Micheletti
Javito
Neo Parker
Gaara
Davide Galetti
Penny Lane
Alan Brennan
Diego Casas
Koko Rohan
Victor Cala
Dana Metschina
Kim Sweers
Nicolas M
Sebastien Pradels
Tanja Liesinger
Caz Kelly
Gonzalo Cuesta
Megan Brotherston
Richard Montgomery
Andrew Ochnio
Rene Papp
Claudia Trash
Madda Lena
Marocs Silva
Yves Charp
Stu
Cliona Reck
Robert Gorlt
Gentleman Dre
Cam Norris
Audrey Selva
Blackgerm Aurelie
Seven Echek
Antone Masri
Callum Hollinshead
Robbie Flaviani
Bonnie
Anthea
Sednae
Jo Harrison
Hanumantra Lamar
Miha Sukato
Erica Flannes
La French Sarah
Graydon Payne
Joe Meinwieser
Evia Skull
Roy Cheung
Carol Ester
Leo Dias
Brian Duffy
Mauro de la Fuente
Paul Standsby
Ben Hart
Lauren Barfield
Jose Lopez
Jose Bandera
Marco Bratt
Daan Verrbruggen
Peps
Alekandr Samsin
Darkbird25
Manuel Frei
Shane Sunday
Cornel Stocker
Simone Stocker
Rob Stewart
Karin Jonsson
Thomas Ofner
Lofi Cruz
Francesco Luporosso
Erin L.ink
Lukas Om Shivaya
Vincent Penning
Agne Hurt
Brett Duvenage
Huang Ting-Hsiang
Fernando Maciel
Gabriel Lemos
Camila Conti
Ali Campion
Shane Travers
Niccolo Casati
Clement Yzo
Erik Van Cuyck
Angel Rose
Meela Rainey
Mark Boyle
Sergio Hidalgo
David Rogers
Sean Perrins
Georgiana Stoian
Ruby Red
Keith Rusty Murphy
Andy Lopez
Helen McDonnell
Charlotte Lee
Cathy Sue Williamson
Danni Ratt
Colin (Rossi) Rossiter
Mohikan Tatau
Black Chain
Christopher Lee
Agne
German Forte
Jake Berry
Vinnie J Leis
Fede Aguero

Agathe Larouge

Tattooist since 2015 in the Rouen area and now on the Road, I travel shop-to-shop with my Tattoo style, somewhere between the Cartoon and New School tattoo

What do i like the most?

Especially spooky girls and big eyed animals eating your soul!

So, if you’re a kind person and like my universe, contact me for a FLASH TATTOO or any PERSONAL PROJECT, I’d be honored to do it!

Barbara “Gin” Naggi

My name is Barbara ‘Gin’ Naggi. My artistic passion is tattoos and what they say about us, our cultures and our world. I specialize in Blackwork and Dotwork. Botanical designs are my favourite subjects..I love  drawing tiny hidden flowers, delicate bouquets, pretty branches and nature scenes…

I listen to my client’s desires and ideas and work with them to create designs that fully express who they are.

Shaun Carroll

Shaun has been tattooing for 21 years and is the owner of Hot Rod Tattoo in Blacksburg, VA, USA.  Originally trained by Eddie Yeary, Andrew Conner, and Reno Price, Shaun has won multiple awards for Celtic knotwork, full color tattoos, and cover-ups.

His work has been featured in many newspaper articles and magazines such as Skin Art, International Tattoo, Skin & Ink, Tattoo Revue, and Tattoos for Men.

Shaun is adept at solid color tattoos as well as smooth black and grey.  His major influences are Filip Leu, Jeff Gogue, Guy Atchison, and Joe Capobianco.

Aisling Mahon

I have always been creating since I was a young child. From paper hedgehogs to wire headpieces, there was always a creation to be made. I grew up in the countryside, this started my fascination with all things wild and wonderful. This curiosity of the outdoors inspired my work as I was always drawn to working from real life.

This passion progressed to a love of adorning the body. I studied Art & Design in Ballyfermot college before my apprenticeship and have been tattooing professionally since 2012. After a year away from tattooing I relaunched my own studio in Newbridge, County Kildare.

My favourite style to work in is a mix of ornamental and neo trad.

Morgan Dúch Dubh

I’m mainly working black and grey, with a big preference for dark, realistic and gore tattoos

Alex Eremko

Alex Eremko started tattooing in Vancouver, B.C., Canada in 2005. He has since made Calgary, Alberta his home for the last 6 years. He loves all things pop culture related, and is very fond of tattooing them in traditional and illustrative styles. Alex loves working with colors. The brighter the better. Aside from Pop culture though his favorite has to be designs of animals, particularly dynamic or ferocious images of animals. Alex’ work often features bold linework with fine details to give the overall tattoo more dimension and depth, and a large pallet of colors to bring the design to life.

Chris de Villiers

I’m a tattooer from Cape Town, South Africa. I have been tattooing about 6 years and specialise mostly in blackwork inspired neo traditional and japanese work aswell as some ornamental tattoos. 

Sergy Blackhat

After more than 20 years of experience, Sergy can realize everything. He believes that an accomplished tattoo artist has to be able to masteris any styles and that is what he does. In making your tattoos even more beautiful then you have ever imagine he is a huge contributor in making Instagram a beautiful place.

Aidan Cunningham

Aidan Cunningham Tattooing 6 years From my own Studio Humble Beginnings Tattoo Studio in Navan Co.Meath. My styles of tattooing is Neo traditional, Trash Polka, and Black and Gray

Leah Williams

Tattooing since 2009, U.S. based artist, Leah Williams now travels the country in a motorhome doing guest spots and conventions year-round. Leah has worked in 20 cities across America in the last two years and prides herself as both a large-scale, custom tattooer and a “Walk-In Warrior”. She tattoos in all styles but is known for fine-line details and vibrant watercolor designs.

Iain Cummins

Kimi Duck

Heather Drew

Jo Cregg

Shannon Ritchie

Shannon Ritchie grew up in southwest Missouri and learned to tattoo in 2001. Pop culture strongly influenced his artwork growing up, and his style reflects that. Comic books, video games, cartoons, and film imagery are the things he likes to tattoo the most. He did an alternate cover for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters #2. His favorite color is purple.

Niamh Cunningham

Founder of – KOLLECTIVE – Dublin, Ireland based private studio Est. 2015. A massive fan of all styles of tattooing/Creative works but would mainly specialise in Black and Grey photo realism/dark realism and portrait work.

 

Michele Bellentani

Roberto Gasperi

James Kennedy

Romina Nepi-Deianira

I’m Romina Nepi, I started tattooing in 1996 and opened my  studio in 2000. During these years I participated in many international tattoo events, like TI-Tattoo Convention Lugano, NY Empire State Expo, Amstrdam Tattoo Expo, Berlin Tattoo Convention and this year Inkmania 2.0 and The Dublin International Tattoo Convention.

I love working with colors, cartoon style is the one I prefer but mixing abstract drawing and realism is the ultimate style I like working on.

 

David Nilsson

Andrea Corradini

Magda Radomsky

Magda is an artist from a long time. She has been gradueted in 2004 of Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Wroclaw, Poland. As a tattoo artist she is for 11 years. Her experience was growing in Poland, Germany, and now – in Ireland. For all this time she always knew her thing is black work. She love to do nice, clear line work but she loves all black and grey tattoos as well. From 2016 owner of Illusion Tattoo in Tullamore where it fulfills both as an artist and tattoo artist.

Ovidiu

My name is Ovidiu Putura Born in Transilania . I live in Ireland for 11 years now and I call it my home 🙂 … I enjoy most doing custom pieces , to collaborate with my clients to create the ideal piece of art for their body . I enjoy all styles of tattooing but my favourite are : Black & grey realism  and colour realism

Tim Lease

Tim Lease is a world travelling award winning artist home based in Orlando,Florida. A professional tattooer for 5 years, He is highly proficient in Clean linework and stylish shading. Most known for eye catching custom designs and blackwork with a diverse subject matter such as Geometry, Floral, Animals, and Portraits. Tim also can do well saturated colorwork. Tim Lease Tattoos are custom made with the test of time in mind. The only thing better than your tattoo will be the fun laughter-filled experience!

James Conway

Neo traditional Japanese artist

Jason Leeser

Jason was born and raised in the U.S. and has a degree in Fine Art from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA. As a professional tattooer for eight years, Jason is very experienced in all styles of tattooing including realism, traditional, and ornamental but favors bold, bright, Japanese inspired and floral tattoos the most. When not tattooing Jason is often painting, drawing, or traveling to tattoo conventions around the world.

Crets

Hey,

 

I’m Crets, a real belgian dude who likes beers and french fries.  I have 10 years of tattoo experience. I m part of the crew of Fantasy Tattoo in Belgium.

I ame an allround tattoo artist but my speciality is Black and grey, Geometric, realisme and Mandala.

Jos

Hey,

I’m Jos. I own my shop Fantasy Tattoo since 1993. I have 25 years of experiences in tattoo making. We have a crew of 3 artists of who I am really proud. We are a big family with a lot of passion for tattoo art. I’m an allround artist, but my favourite style is realistic style, black and grey, colourwork, portraits and trash style .

Ro Sheridan

 

I am a Dublin born and based tattoo artist with a love for custom tattooing in various styles but my favorites would be black and grey illustrative and blackwork ornate/lace.

 

I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Vincenzo Micheletti

Vincenzo Micheletti owner of Alma y Sangre Tattoo since 2015
Tattoo artist since 2007, free hand designer, favorite styles New Tribal (Dot work, mandala,
full black, geometric, ornamental).

Javito

Javier Perales, known as Javito, is from Andalucia and resident in Valencia.

His life is dedicated to drawing and has been tattooed since 2012.

He crossed the life of Neo Parker and Gaara in a convention.

And since then whenever you can visit them in Madrid.

He is a kind person with whom laughter is assured.

Your realism style in black and white or color.

Neo Parker

His real name is Rober Pedragosa.

Being small he loved to draw Spiderman, there is part of his professional name.

Frined from Gaara, is the other creator of Creepshow tattoo.

He is always thinking that drawing and thanks to it, makes unique creation in full color.

A personalized realism, in which you download your talent.

Gaara

Gabriel Aragoneses, born in Madrid and resident in a town in the north in Madrid.

He began his walk in the world of drawing from a very small.

Graphic creation study and interested in tattooing, was deriving his career towards it.

He has been tattooing and collaborating in several sstudies in spain for seven years.

With effort and dedicatio, i manage to ride with his friend and fellow profesional, his own studio called Creepshow tattoo.

His Style is black and white realism, always adding his personal touch.

Davide Galetti

Piercing, specialized in dermal, micro-dermal and jewelry change.
Currently at the Pinkertattoo in Genoa. Sterile, certified and disposable material.

Penny Lane

Rambler Tattoo Artist since 2012, she started tattooing in Brazil (Rio de Janeiro) and she
kept inking in London, Amsterdam, Genoa, Livorno, heading up to Dublin in 2016.
She recently opened her own studio in Bray, the Red Spades Studio that involves art,
tattooing and music.
She works free-handing and her favorite style is Avant-Gard and Cartoon.

Alan Brennan

Diego Casas

Traditional tattoo artist for the last 18 years. Strong solid colours and clean lines.

Koko Rohan

Realism tattoo artist from Barcelona with 20 years experience. Color or Black & grey, just bring a picture and he will do it.

Victor Cala

Previously winner of Dublin tattoo convention  best realism the last 2 years. Speciality with photo like tattoos. Black and grey master.

Dana Metschina

SINCE 2000 PROFESSIONAL TATTOO ARTIST | HOUSE OF TATTOO OWNER
DOT | MANDALA | MASTER OF DISASTER | OH YES ….

Kim Sweers

I’m Kim. The only woman in our crew pac J which takes a lot of balls and patience J. I have 5 years of experience in tattoo art. I am an all round tattoo artist but my favourite style is all kinds of work in colour, black and grey, dotwork and realism. I am also a painter, so I love water colour and abstract tattoo work

Nicolas M

My name is Nicolas, I’m inspired by the traditional French tattoos from « Biribi » which is a slang name for French penal colonies and foreign legion in the 20’s-30’s. I like simple designs with solid lines  to express a strong symbol.

Sebastien Pradels

My name is Sébastien Pradels, I’ve been tattooing for 12 years now.

I tattoo Japanese style because I love the symbols, the harmony and the poetry of Irezumi.

I travelled in Japan and I like this way of life so I try to express it in my tattoos.

I’m also a jazz drummer and I’m ready for a jazz session after hours.

Tanja Liesinger

Tanja arrived in 2013. She is now artist since 2014. She loves doing watercolour style.

Caz Kelly

Gonzalo Cuesta

Tattoo artist from Santander (Spain). I usually take part un conventions around Europe and also work as a guest artist at other studios. I have always loved tattoes and the tattoo world so 5 years ago I decided to set Up my own studio (Tattoo Serie-b). The name of my studio comes from my passion for horror films and comics. My favourite Styles range from from new to old school so I would term my style new-old school. I have been influencias by many tattoo artists but amongst them I would specially mention Dave Tevenal although I also follow artista such as Timmy b, Víctor Chill, Jesse Smith, Tim Hendricks Influenced

Megan Brotherston

Richard Montgomery

Andrew Ochnio

over 15 years of experience in a professional tattooing , Andrew specialize in realistic style ,which would be his favourite one as well. He also like to do portraits , custom tattoos , black&grey or colour. In January 2018 he opened ‘Andew Tattoo Studio’ in Tullamore ,Co.Offaly , Ireland . Feel free to visit us and our page 🙂

Rene Papp

I am  now opened in Ballincollig, Co.Cork since August 2009.

I do traditional hand-poked tattoos,  machine made tattoos, cover ups, remakes and piercings. I do custom work tattoos or you can choose from a ready prepared designs if you wish. You can bring your own idea and we transform it into a beautiful personalized tattoo.

Claudia Trash

I was born in a little city not far from Naples and for my entire life I have been fascinated by tattoos, jail’s story and trash culture. I start tattooing just three years ago, but in this only three years I arrived to open my own studio in my city birth and I try to put in each tattoo a little bit of me. My tattoos are thug and bold, traditional influenced and inspired from the ancient Neapolitan culture. I hope you’ll like them! see you in Dublin in august!

Madda Lena

Marocs Silva

Yves Charp

My name is Yves Charp
I’m from Switzerland and I like to travel.
I speak German, English and French and
my preferred style is Blackwork, Traditional
and Dotwork.

Stu

I like doing traditional, Japanese, Samoan, dot work and colourful tattooing but, can do most styles.
Been tattooing 22 years so plenty of experience. Won awards for polynesian, dot work and colour work. (if thats a thing people look for in an artist). And I can create custom pieces for those who want that something a little bit ‘special’

Cliona Reck

I’m an Irish artist, living and working in Belgium and The Netherlands for the last few years. I’ve painted my whole life and love to bring that into my tattoos, realistically, technically and freely. Colour or black and grey, my favourite things to tattoo are animals and beautiful women.

Robert Gorlt

Robert Gorlt, started tattooing in 1994, opened my own shop, Tattoo Nouveau, in 1999. Been at the first Dublin Tattoo Convention and most of them ever since. Prefered Tattoo Styles  -Art Nouveau  -Realistic and Portaits  -Japanese. I´ll be taking walk-ins, as well as prebookings.

Gentleman Dre

André is a Norwegian tattoo artist and gentleman with a reputation for making solid and “bulletproof” tattoos. Now, with over a decade of experience, the gentleman is a well-established tattooer, dividing his time between 3 different studios in 3 major Norwegian cities, as well as going frequently on the road. As a travelling tattoo artist, André also speaks Spanish and English, and he is eager to show his work to people abroad.

Cam Norris

Cam Norris is a tattoo artist from Toronto, Canada. He loves bright, bold tattooing. Cam lives by ‘Life is short, get fun tattoos!’ When not on the road, you can find him tattooing out of his studio Scarlet Begonias.

Audrey Selva

French tattoo artist, based in the south of France. Inspired by old illustrations and engravings, she likes to mix with modern and geometric patterns and negative textures.

She works transformation and evolution about one element to an other to create something of special, with poetry, something dark, elegance and fineness.

Blackgerm Aurelie

Blackgerm is a young tattoo artist since 2015, she loves to do tattoos about nature in general: flowers, plants, animals, or ornamental tattoos like mendhi art or lace are her favourite themes, sometimes with touches of colors and in a style in reference of engraving art

Seven Echek

Antone Masri

Callum Hollinshead

Robbie Flaviani

My real name is Roberto Fereda but a long time ago adopted Robbie Flaviani as my artist name, i am from Venezuela born and Raised, i started tattooing about 3 years ago, i had amazing artists teaching me, then i moved to Barcelona Spain about 1 year ago, i love to tattoo realism animals in black and white and color, sometimes blackwork or sketch tattoos, but also i love a lot tattooing Manga in color; i have many stiles i like but these are the principals.

Bonnie

Bonnie is one of those people that will put a smile on your face as soon as you meet her.
She’s an Artist in every aspect of her personality and you’ll soon realize how fun tattooing can be. She holds great pride in her work and dedicates time to those details that many artists don’t always consider. It’s fundamental for her to give her clients a tattoo that they will carry on their skin with satisfaction every day of their lives.
Now, to the details, she’s an incredible artist that has been dedicating her life to tattooing for over 13 years.
Many people know her as the “Queen”, because she’s absolutely great at being in charge and wears her crown with style.
She enjoys artistic challenges and believes that everything can be done, as long as you put care and dedication into your work.
She’s specialized in realism tattoo, both in color and black & grey, but she’s been trained to do everything and anything, so her work and methods are quite unique.

Anthea

My name is Federica AKA Anthea, I specialize in new school and cartoon because it allows me to express my fun side and my fantasy runs wild with lots of colorful and bizarre elements that make me happy! I am open to any kind of request but my very favorite subjects are: BRAINS in all of its shapes! Big headed DOLLS! Last but not least, FOOD!

For info and appointments don´t hesitate con contact me through Instagram or email

Sednae

Tattoo artist and illustrator living in Barcelona (Spain) I love art and drawing since I was a little girl. My style focuses on a very illustrative drawing, I work with designs where colors predominate, among my styles you can also find watercolor and the sketch and I make many designs about videogames, animation and comics.

Jo Harrison

Art was in my blood long before I can remember and tattooing was my passion before I had any markings of my own. Inspired by the colourful English punk scene tattooing was an unexplained calling for me from a young age. My career began in 1996 when I spent my student loan on buying the necessary equipment to tattoo as a ‘professional’. It was out of student dorms that I began tattooing friends and cultivating my own award winning style producing custom designs in an era of flash.

Three years later I had built up enough momentum to open Modern Body Art where the aim was to be a welcoming, female friendly custom tattoo studio.

8 years later after bringing some of the top female talent in the UK through our studio I decided to embark on my ‘Sweet Sting’ world tour, travelling across continents, making memories as well as tattoos. That brought me back into the arms of my family and friends finally settling in the medieval market town of Shrewsbury bordering the Welsh countryside. Jo Harrison and Hanumantra in Un1ty, our private creative space.

Hanumantra Lamar

At 18 I left my home in the UK to explore Australia, having bought a van and taking to the ocean road I would spend hours drawing inspiration from my surroundings waiting for the surf to greet me with a wave and invite me and my board in. The time I spent watching the sun rise and fall provided the perfect setting to draft my first tattoo, an abstract piece inspired by the sun on the ocean, which still sits on my right calf. This was to be the beginning of my personal journey in the world of tattooing and even though I explored various other styles and genres I found myself coming back full circle and realising that my love lies in abstract blackwork. Seeing the strength of a tattoo hang off just a few perfectly placed instinctive lines and fitting it’s wearer like a tailored item of clothing. Focusing with only black I create a design that when tattooed becomes part of the body and appears integrated with the person, a silhouette balancing on the skin working in harmony with their geometry displaying a mature contemporary look.

Every tattoo I do should enhance a persons natural form and by taking the time to handcraft their individual design, convey and amplify an inner strength of spirit, allowing them to feel empowered and protected as though wearing a layer of armour. A modern day warrior ready for battle.

Receiving a tattoo is a right of passage, it is a journey we embark on and when we emerge at the other end, lessons will have been learned and a life experience gained. Blackwork is a tattoo choice, it’s a lifestyle and it’s a philosophy, believing that less really is more and understanding that we should not be afraid to stand out in world full of people trying to fit in.

Miha Sukato

I have studied Art for five years. My style is mainly big colourful designs and black-line-dotwork. I like to draw the tattoos also freehand directly on the body.

Erica Flannes

Grew up in the woods of Mississippi among deer, insects, and birds.  Her interest in art and art history led her to attend the Rhode Island School of Design.  At RISD, She majored in illustration, and during her free time created puppets and puppet shows by hand. After college, she traveled extensively around Europe and Africa, soaking up as much of the world as she could.

In 2005, Erica began her tattoo apprenticeship in Mississippi. She began tattooing full-time in 2007. Since then, she has spent time working at Eye Candy Tattoo in New Orleans and traveling to tattoo conventions around the world. Erica then joined the Red Rocket crew in NYC, and has been creating high-quality tattoos for her clients ever since. In her own words,

I enjoy most all tattoo styles and types, but my favorite subjects to tattoo are probably the more whimsical and elegant… and, for a lack of a better word, “girly”…  I’ll never turn away a request for a lovely lady head, or a mermaid, or a fuzzy critter or bug!”

La French Sarah

French-American by birth, I grew up in Lyon, where I studied art and graphic design.  After working  in that field for a few years in different countries, I branched out into tattooing in 2012.  After my apprenticeship, I decided to open my own shop in Lyon, so I’d be free to develop my own style:  mainly in black and grey with fine lines, and an illustrative style. I love flowers and animals of every kind. I also do geometrical and ornamental styles.

Graydon Payne

Graydon Payne is a Seattle based artist who specializes in large scale projects in photo realism and illustrative realism. He has been tattooing for over 13 years and while you will almost always find him in the studio when he has free time he is either traveling the world or spending time with his children.

Joe Meinwieser

What’s up Ireland ?!    Two styles I really enjoy are lettering and Japanese !   I’m born and raised in Toms River New  Jersey  , USA. I was born may 13, 1988

I first got into tattooing back in 2007.  I’ve been apart of the TATTOOVILLE FAMILY SINCE 2009. In 2012 I moved to California for about 4 years. While working in Venice beach California I was given an opportuntiy to do a reality tv show “TATTOOS AFTER DARK”! Since then I have moved back to New Jersey and am currently traveling across the states and Europe, along with Australia and other places too!

Evia Skull

Hi everyone, my name is Evia Skull.   Tattoo artist from Slovenia! I  have been tattooing for 5 years!   I’m currently traveling and tattooing in Europe and America ! Everyday I strive to expand my craft! It Will be my first time tattooing at the Dublin international tattoo convention and I couldn’t be more excited to be here! See ya soon!

Roy Cheung

Roy cheung is the newest addition to the wildcat family! Roy is a well rounded artist, with talent extending across many styles, he especially excels in anything colourful! Tattooing since 2009, he is known for his big, bold and bright designs.

Carol Ester

Leo Dias

I’m involved with  tattoo since 2002,

Actually I’m working with custom tattoos

I love traditional , blackwork and Japanese

Style , everything I’m doing will be directed for these styles , whatever what you want.

Brian Duffy

Brian is a Dublin based Tattoo Artist. He is a resident artist with Wildcat Ink Jervis St. and has been tattooing for 15 years. Proficient in most styles, predominantly works in black and grey realism.

Mauro de la Fuente

I’m Mauro de la Fuente, 29 years old born in

La Plata, Buenos Aires , Argentina. I started my apprenticeship 8 years ago learning about different styles which I was changing time to time  from many artist and colleagues in my city, now I’m only focus on one of them, geeks tattoos. All related to anime, cartoons, games, comics, mangas are my goal and I hope to improve every day.

Paul Standsby

Ben Hart

Lauren Barfield

Jose Lopez

Born in Mexico, Jose came to California at the age of 12 with his family. Their intentions were to live the “American dream,” but unfortunately an incident occurred just a few years later, putting Jose permanently in a wheelchair. For many people who become disabled, a time of misery and depression takes a hold of their life where they ask themselves, “Why me?”

Jose, no longer able to walk, was confined to a sitting position and was no longer able to perform his usual physical activities. Instead of sulking in his newfound extra time, Jose picked up a pencil and began doing sketches. As more time went on, he would learn to perfect his artwork, getting better and better at it with each piece of work. Jose was also getting into tattoo art and was actually doing tattoo work on people’s skin while still a teenager living at his mother’s house!

Over the next eight years, Jose’s reputation as a reputable tattoo artist quickly began to spread throughout the Orange County area, and he became so busy that he just didn’t have time to think about his new physically challenged world. Just four years ago, the demand for Jose’s work was so great that he moved to the next level and opened up his own tattoo shop called Lowrider Tattoo. Today, the shop has won countless awards at tattoo conventions and now employs four other talented artists besides Jose

Jose Bandera

My name is Jose Bandera I am from lhospitalet (Barcelona) I have been tattooing for about 10 years approximately. My style is realistic black and white I also feel very comfortable with Aztec art

Marco Bratt

Marco Bratt is a Dutch award winning tattoo artist and author of several books on Japanese tattoo art. He will be working at the Dublin tattoo convention in August. Would you like to get a Japanese tattoo done, contact him for an appointment

Daan Verrbruggen

Peps

Alekandr Samsin

Hi! I am Aleksandr Samsin a tattoo artist from Tenerife, resident at “La Flor de La Vida” and I also regularly come to Ireland to guest at Loud Ink in Drogheda.  

I have been drawing most of my life, primarily I was influenced by the graffiti movement. I would describe my style: mainly 3 round liner single needle work. I like many styles and try to incorporate different things in to my work, I just experiment and have fun. Check me out at the convention I will have some free time for smaller tattoos like lettering and other medium sized designs or contact me in advance for a bigger serious peace. Thanks! 

Darkbird25

I have been tattooing for 14 years. I like black and gray drawings but I also do color. A clear and solid line, a universe in the image of my rock’n’roll culture. Skulls, insects and references to music, welcome to my world.

Manuel Frei

I’m based in Solothurn, Switzerland and i’ve been tattooing for about 7 years now. One year ago i opened my own shop “MobySickTattoo” in Solothurn, Switzerland.

My favourite styles are Neo Traditional, Newschool and Realistic.

Shane Sunday

Cornel Stocker

t all started with a needle, a friend and a desire for a new kind of expression and that many years ago. The rest is history. Cornel Stocker started tattooing in the 90s. Through his interest in art and his observation and not least by his love for this profession, he learned constantly, quickly and is now in his home country as a man of trust, when it comes to the beautiful art on and in the skin. Over the years, Cornel has won a variety of awards at various tattoo conventions and has already been to various fairs in the USA. Including New Jersey and Las Vegas. In the last studio, which bore the beautiful name Kunst-Werk, he worked for 13 years. But after this long and fantastic period, it was just time for something new! And so the tattoo studio “Color Confession” was born.

Simone Stocker

It’s hard to write about yourself. My interest has always been in the beauty of creating the artist, only through their imagination, the will and perseverance of the creator to complete. No matter with or with which material or also which style. So it came to self-experiment with pencils, charcoal, rubella, oil on canvas, cardboard, paper and other materials and substrates. For tattooing, I came across Cornel, whose art I have always been very impressed. I was also blown away by the interaction of the customer idea and the tattooing imagination. An artistic teamwork of the special class. And when everything plays together, what unique art can emerge. I learned to tattoo and soaked up everything. For 5 years I worked in the studio “Kunst-Werk”. Now I am involved in a great project in the Studio “Color Confession” in Schwaz and I look forward to seeing you soon when we make your art a reality! ^^ Bäääm I`m out!

Rob Stewart

Rob Stewart tattooing for 17 years enjoys all styles neo-traditional being my favourite.

Karin Jonsson

My name is Karin Jönsson and i work as a tattooartist in the north of sweden. Im an educated art teacher and have also studied at ”Östersund Art School” with the highest grade in all courses. Before I started tattooing I worked as an Art teacher and classic artist. Now Im tattooing on fulltime. I prefer to work in black and gray.

Thomas Ofner

Thomas started being a tattooist in 2015 and he loves doing skulls and trash polka style.

Lofi Cruz

If you want something big and bold, Lofi’s the man for you. Award-winning traditional Artist Lofi Cruz is a master of his field with thick lines and unique statement designs; you would recognise a tattoo by Lofi anywhere.

Francesco Luporosso

Erin L.ink

Born in Catania in 1987, Tattoo worker since 2012.

I’m a scholar of American and Italian traditional, specialized in the handpoke style. My own style can be summarized with the phrase: “I believe in Roots

Lukas Om Shivaya

My passion for tattoos started over 10 years ago when I decided to get my first tattoo of Lord Shiva.

Over 5 years ago I have started tattooing as I was really amazed with this form of art.

My main fascination are all the tribal cultures from all over the world which used and some of them still are decorating bodies with their beautiful designs.

To me tattooing is something more than just a body decoration as for few years now I am on a spiritual journey in my life and tattooing is closely connected with this path.

My favourite tattoos ideas are the ones that have a spiritual and sacred meaning but I also really enjoy tattoos that are just pure ornamental body decoration.

Being a tattoo artist gives my big joy in my life and at times makes me feel like I am a shaman because of the tattoo ritual culture coming from the tribes.

My favourite tattoo styles are geometric, modern-spiritual, ornamental, blackwork and some of my favourite techniques are dotwork. I also really enjoy to combine heavy blackwork with delicate dotwork, sharp and straight shapes of geometry and flow of organic shapes and patterns.

It is a challenging job to be a tattoo artist as each of us have a unique soul which speaks in lots of different languages. Though I love the journey that sometimes happens before creating the right design

Vincent Penning

I started tattooing 6 years ago under Darko, after finishing my studies at the Academy of Fine Art. Since then I’ve traveled quite a bit and worked with good friends all over the worId. I specialize in Japanese and Western Traditional, but enjoy all traditional styles!

Agne Hurt

black, bold and abstract.

Brett Duvenage

I have been tattooing since 2014 in South Africa and recently moved to Barcelona.  I enjoy realism and love adding a little neo tradtional touch.

Huang Ting-Hsiang

Travelling from Taiwan to visit the famous Dublin International Tattoo convention. My favourite style is Japanese.

Look forward to seeing everyone in August. DM or email me with you tattoo ideas

Fernando Maciel

Owner of Malahide Body Art Studio Tattoos Nando has been working in the industry for 10 years.

Originally from Brazil, his tattoos days began at young age in the underground shops in his city.

His custom and free hand designs included Maori, Polynesian, Samoan, Traditional Tribal, Geometric, Dotwork, Old School, Neo-Traditional and Japanese.

Gabriel Lemos

Gabriel has been tattooing over 15 years, hailing from Brazil his passion for tattooing brought him to Ireland over two years ago to join the irish tattooing industry.

Gabriel has perfect Old School and New School styles of tattooing

Camila Conti

Hailing from a small town in Brazil where she began her journey in the fashion industry, Camila became the first female tattoo artist in her city. Tattooing over 4 years Camila has made her mark in the Dublin tattooing industry, showcasing her specialities which include, watercolour, sketch work and botanic tattoos. Camila is known for her passion to create custom designs with her clients and fulfilling meanings through tattoos.

Ali Campion

Ali began her career as an apprentice in the U.S.A before travelling to the London to continue  her passion for tattooing. Now back on her home turf in Dublin her focus lies on fine line work inspired by the beauty of Malahide and its surroundings. Her work often includes black and grey floral pieces, feminine ornamental designs and delicate bird influenced custom designs. Ali works alongside clients who are eager to translate their ideas into beautiful designs and tattoos that they can appreciate forever.

Shane Travers

Niccolo Casati

Niccolo Casati was born in Milan on 10 June 1992. He was interested in drawing and artist practices at an early age. He attended the School of Sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera in Milan, finishing his studies with full marks and honors. Tattooing for him has always been a great passion, in parallel with the sculptural activity with which he found many points of contact. His concept of tattooing is in fact that of shaping the body just as it does with a sculpture, working on the volume and anatomy of the subject with whom he relates each time, in a unique and unrepeatable way. In fact, his style, inspired by tribal, reinterpreted in a modern and sometimes ornamental, develops almost entirely freehand, directly on the skin of the subject.

Clement Yzo

I’m clement,originally from east Malaysia ,professionally tattooing since year 2010,for the last two year I’ve been trying to explore tattooing industry from different side of the world and so on till today traveling looking forward to expand my experience. I’m an all rounder artist and my favorite style is vibrant color,new age Japanese,and black and grey tattoos.

Erik Van Cuyck

Angel Rose

Meela Rainey

Mark Boyle

Sergio Hidalgo

David Rogers

Sean Perrins

8 since I first picked up a machine. 6.5 post apprenticeship.

Tattoo Style: Once you go black, you don’t go back.

Georgiana Stoian

My name is Georgiana. I was born in Romania and I’m tattooing for about 10 years. I love tattooing in black and grey but I enjoy color as well. I’ll let my work do the rest of the “talking”

Ruby Red

Keith Rusty Murphy

I have been tattooing for the past 8-9 years now and mainly want to focus on colour of anykind.

Andy Lopez

My style is sketching and illustration.

Tattoist since 2015 in Madrid (Spain) , meeting new countries with my tattoo life style.

 

Used to make my own designs always, Ilustrador and artist. Pleasure to give people my art, and make them happy.

 

If you want to meet me came to the both and say hello, maybe I’ll got some design you’ll like.

Helen McDonnell

Charlotte Lee

ONLY BLACK

Cathy Sue Williamson

Danni Ratt

Colin (Rossi) Rossiter

Mohikan Tatau

Coming directly from France close to Lyon (the city of lights), I am an tatoo artist specialize in Polynesian an Maori Tattoo. Polynesian’s used tattoo art,full of distinctive signs to express their identity and personality. This kind of tattoos would indicate status in a hierarchical society as well as sexual maturity, genealogy and ones rank within the society.

Everybody got a story to tell, and I think, the best way to tell it, is to draw it.

Black Chain

Black Chain lives in the french alps, the cold and the snow push him to specialize himself in flower, ornamental and dots design. He likes sophisticated, thin, and poetic tattoo.

Christopher Lee

Agne

German Forte

Jake Berry

My name is Jake Berry and I am a tattoo artist from Los Angeles, CA who moved out to the west coast of Ireland to be with my wife. I have been tattooing for about four years and my work mainly consists of fine line, nature inspired tattoos. I love tattooing all sorts of flowers and foliage but have been exploring more of a small, realistic style as well.

Vinnie J Leis

Fede Aguero