Saturday, 25 July 2009


For quite some time now I have been passing posters saying that the big “tattoo convention” will be taking place in Stavanger.
Well, it started this Friday and although tattoos are definitely not something that I would ever have done myself, today I decided to take a glimpse into this “new world”.

I have to admit that many of the tattoos I saw were very artistic. It obviously requires a talented and steady hand to create these masterpieces

Some people said that this event, was something they had been looking forward to for a long time, and to have some of the best international tattooists there tattooing people was brilliant!

In case anyone is wondering, no, I did not end up getting swept up in the event and getting a tattoo or piercing.

Trond Kjørkleiv, from "Leading Light Tattoo & Piercing Senter" in Sandnes is the tattooist.
Amazing work!

Check out their website. http://www.tattooconvention.no/

9 comments:

Steffe said...

Glad you decided to visit. Like you I don't have any tattoos but the people that have them are often interesting to talk to and photograph!

lisasarsfield said...

Great shot! I have tattoo's and they are addictive...believe it or not! I am suprised you were allowed to photograph this, some places here prohibit it. Lucky you:)

Gunn White said...

I had permission from the organizers of the event.
Although some people did not want to be photographed, which all photographers of course have to respect, most people were fine about it. The local TV company was also there so it is fairly "open" here.

Jacob said...

I can see where it would be fun and interesting to watch how they do it.

Not for me, though.

Leif Hagen said...

Usssssch - vad hemst! Ikke min smakk! Nei takk! Aldrig!

Sarah said...

Thank for sharing it. Nice photo!
To be honest, I do not like Tattoo...

John said...

ILke some of the others, the artwork is great - but no way I would have one. Good for you for getting in and getting the shots.

Meri said...

It's fascinating. And always intriguing to me how many otherwise "normal" and "conservative" people turn out to have tattoos when I wouldn't have expected it.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

It IS amazing work and some of the motifs are fascinating...but not on me. LOL