Greyscale Tattoo Convention brings back black


Tattooing is an ancient art with thousands of years of history. Illustration styles, artistic influences, remembrance, cultural import; tattoos mean a lot of different things, to a lot of different people.

The Greyscale Tattoo Convention takes it back to basics. Focusing on the stark simplicity and beauty of fine illustration and blackwork tattoos, the convention brings artists from around the Metro Vancouver area and beyond, for demonstrations, lessons, sessions, and talks.

The list of attending artists include:

Greyscale Tattoo Convention

When: August 12, 2015; noon to 8 p.m.

Where: Venue Nightclub – 881 Granville Street, Vancouver

Cost: $8

Skull on @weird.candle, thanks dude! #machinefreetattoo #homemadetattoo #stickandpoke #handpokedtattoo #skull #dotwork #black

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Peony thigh! Her first tattoo :) thanks Allyson!

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