Frost City Tattoo (@frostcitytatau)
TTTISM is pleased to present a series of photos from the 2019 Bay Area Tattoo Convention, which took place October 18th - 20th. TTTISM is a proud sponsor of the 15th annual event, co-organized by Taki Kitamura and Roman Enriquez, which foregrounds the importance of community within the industry by bringing together a fantastic selection of tattooists from around the world.
Wan Tattooer (@wan_tattooer)
"So often today, tattoo conventions revolve around alternative entertainment and not what should be at the heart of any convention, the tattooing. At the Bay Area, you won’t find fire breathers, burlesque dancers, or rockabilly cover bands. You'll find some of the greatest artists from all over the globe, who come to the Bay Area to be a part of a tattoo microcosm. They gather for the weekend to meet their oldest friends and colleagues, to see old healed works from some of their first customers, to meet new and inspirational young artists, and some of tattooing’s oldest living legends alike. The sound of hundreds of tattoo machines buzzing all at once was a strong reminder that tattooing is ever-growing and won’t be fading out any time soon."
– Louie Jenkins, TTTISM Photographer