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The Tattoo Collective returns to Brick Lane 17th-18th March for a buzzing weekend celebrating the best of British and Irish tattoo art

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This unique tattoo convention will host 150 of the finest tattoo artists from selected studios within Britain and Ireland.

Some of the biggest names in the tattoo world will be heading to Brick Lane, including one of London’s original tattoo pioneers George Bone, as well as Dublin-based Remis of Remis Tattoo and award-winning travelling tattooer, Sam Barber.

Alongside these remarkable artists, The Tattoo Collective presents an exclusive gallery area with specially curated artwork which embraces the skill of tattoo art and culture, with the opportunity to purchase original artworks or limited-edition prints.

Exhibitors include British editorial photographer Mark Leaver, who will display his powerful new ‘Tattoos’ series, focusing on heavily tattooed individuals and the stories behind their ink.

London’s leading figurative artist Chris Guest will be unveiling his brilliantly bright works which utilise classical drawing and oil painting techniques, along with a live painting workshop where visitors can watch these paintings come to life.

The Japanese Gallery will be attending with a range of original Japanese 'ukiyo-e’ prints, alongside Norwich-based woodcut printmaker Lacey Law, who will be presenting her exquisite works along with a workshop for a lucky few to learn the tricks of the trade.

This year, The Tattoo Collective are thrilled to have joined forces with Gretsch Guitars, who have engaged five exceptionally talented tattooers to produce hand-painted artworks on their latest models. These beautiful guitars are a must-see for any tattoo or guitar enthusiast.

The UK’s finest resonator guitarists will take to the stage throughout the weekend, including guitar maestro John Fairhurst, hailed as ‘one of the top 3 resonator guitar players worldwide’.

The Tattoo Collective weekender also hosts an array of pop-up stores selling limited edition and unusual tattoo related apparel and goods. There will be plenty of expert advice on tattooing as well as tattoo competitions, a pop-up barbershop and food and drink throughout the weekend.

Join the The Tattoo Collective at The Old Truman Brewery, March 17th-18th, to celebrate a lifestyle in ink.

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