This years Australian International Tattoo Expo started with a BANG on Friday with some of the best pieces of the weekend coming from work started &/or completed on the first day of the expo.
My notible day 1 highlights would have to be the STUNNINGLY beautiful eagle piece done on Paul Wright's neck by Jack Fowler, the beast created by Joel from Forbidden Ink...the attention to detail in this one is fucking mind blowing. Karli Koffin done an awesome corset piercing that was a must see piece & who could forget the Art Fusion experiment on the Main Stage, featuring International Superstar Roman Abrego, one of my idols Deepack Siamese IV, Kevin Henessey & Onnie O'Leary. The work was so awesome, I actually purchased one of the completed works for my office!
There was also a very interesting talk by the great Rhys Gordon on Sydney's tattoo history. Told by one of the masters of the art, it was a fascinating insight into our heritage.
After 12 hours of buzzing tattoo guns, it was time to get 3 hours sleep & be back there again first thing in the morning for Super Saturday.....stay tuned for Day 2 hightlights soon!!!