Skindustry Tattoo Expo 2018 at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center

Review & Photos –  By: Janel Spiegel

 

Skindustry Tattoo Expo

Friday March 9, 2018 – Sunday March 11, 2018

 

 

March 9, 2018. “It was a good day” (note: one of the tattoo artists had drawn Ice Cube and turned the drawings into pins, and yes they were incredible)  to go and meet and hang out with some incredibly talented artist. The Skidustry Tattoo Expo held at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center went from 2:00pm to 11pm. The Sands was organized, and as usual, the staff working the event was kind, courteous and helpful. It was a packed event but not over-crowded, and people were coming in at a steady pace. The Sands had everything set up nicely for the vendors/artists.

As you entered you saw the stand for every type of supplies needed for tattooing. Then you walk into the event center area which has seen rock legends, musicians and more. Today it was filled with talented tattoo artist and one woman who has done some of the most incredible Henna work. Many of the tattoo artists were tattooing, sketching work and talking to potential customers. The crowd was steady all day, as the Sands was packed with people.

Tattoo artist took time to talk with everyone. People were asking questions, and the artist explaining the technique. I walked around and talked to everyone. Each artist was inviting and showed you some of the work they did. There were a lot of artists who were in the midst of tattooing someone. People were eagerly waiting to be tattooed. There was a comradery among all of these talented individuals. It was fascinating to see all of the work. I also stopped and interviewed a few of the artist. I stopped at Catherine Lent’s Henna table and spoke to her and her daughter Sam. I signed up and had a small Henna moon done on my hand. Her line was consistent as I walked around.

People flocked to the Sick Ink table, as they had what appeared to be a double booth. All the artists quickly chimed in about what they have planned to accomplish during the weekend. Karin of Amaryllis Tattoo spoke with me for a few minutes as her stand was calming, peaceful and full of serenity. It reminded you of walking into a garden or a spa. They had it set-up beautifully.

A lot of the tattoo artists had pins and stickers with work featured that they were giving away. The ArtsQuest booth was set-up, and they had the wheel to spin and a contest for people to win Musikfest Tickets (I entered and picked Joan Jett and Styx and spun the wheel and won an awesome Musikfest pin) each person was doing what they were meant to do. It takes skills to tattoo a person in a crowded venue too. The people who were being tattooed during the show all seemed okay with the crowds and were also happy to talk about the tattoos they choose and why.

The set-up was nice. The artists also occupied the stage and surrounding areas so if you don’t want to miss anyone you had to head up the steps where they also had tattoo artist. Don’t forget everyone from Slash to Rob Base to Magical magicians and Evanescence has graced that stage. It was also cool because you get an overall view of the entire SKINDUSTRY show. This expo was efficient, done well and it was nice to be among the hustle and bustle of the crowd at The Sands Bethlehem Event Center. Make sure to go https://www.skindustryexpo.com/ to read more about the show and also The Sands Bethlehem Event Center’s site for more info: http://www.sandseventcenter.com/

FOR TICKETS TO SKINDUSTRY http://www.sandseventcenter.com/events/skindustry-tattoo-convention-2018/

 Who is there??? See below or visit the show…

BRYNNE VERBEL – TATTOOER 610-440-2700

TATTOOS BY BILL MCKAY 484-359-4134

ABADDON TATTOO 570-345-3511

STINKY MONKEY TATTOOS RKANE ON INSTAGRAM

ANDY MORRISSEY INSTAGRAM ANDYMORRISSEY1990

ART RAGE TATTOO STUDIO 570-344-2975

SINK INK STUDIOS 610-443-1668

FOUR PEAKS PROFESSIONAL TATTOOING 1-302-503-7153

TATTOOS BY KITTY SOFT PAWS 267-640-7455

TATTOOS BY ANALI DE LANEY WWW.DELANEYINK.COM

JOY LESSPOSH@ GMAIL.COM

DOUGLAS SPARKS EMPIRE TATTOO – MEANMUGDOUG –INSTAGRAM

FAST TIMES TATTOO 732-556-6132

TIFF GEORGE INFO@TIFFGEORGE.COM

INKPULSIVE CUSTOM TATTOOING 631-648-9430

PHENOM-A-BOMB TATTOO 215-249-8288

SEAN DUFFY ATOMIC LOBSTER TATTOOS 215-249-8288

AARON FRANCIONE SEVEN SWORDS TATTOO CO. 267-319-1910

JEFF MILLER JMILLERTATTOO.COM

JAKE DELBENE TATTOOER – SEVEN SWORDS TATTOO COMPANY

TATTOOS BY JONATHAN JAKUM

D MICHAEL WATSON – ABADDONSTUDIOS.COM

ELECTRIC CITY TATTOO CONVENTION APRIL 13, 14, 15 IN SCRANTON, PA

SEMINARS – VERITAS MFG. TATTOO MACHINES BY GREG DIGIACINTO

PABST GALLERY ART AUCTION

SHIRT WHEEL –I WON A COOL MUSIKFEST PIN

@LILDOCWATSON ON INSTAGRAM

ART N SOUL STUDIOS 610-433-4850 NICK AUSTIN

FAMILIAR ENEMY

ELECTRIC CHEETAH TATTOOS 610-419-1007

RHIANNON WINTER https://www.instagram.com/rhiannonwinter_/

A COLLECTION OF CURIOSITIES WWW.ARTSBYKAREN.COM

STEVE BUTTONS TATTOO ARTIST ELECTRIC CHEETAH

ART RAGE TATTOO STUDIO 570-344-2975

ALEX ZAHORSKY TATTOO

BAKER STREET TATTOO

BAY AREA CONVENTION OF TATTOO ARTS MAY 18-19-20, 2018

PAUL BACHMAN – MIND’S EYE TATTOO

KELLY FITZ @MSKFITZ INSTAGRAM

NICHOLAS FREIDLINE TATTOOPARADISEDC.COM

INK ASSASSINS TATTOO 814-455-6752

IMPERIALBODYART 208-344-8287

TATTOO ALLEY – IAN MAURICE

BAKER STREET TATTOO- SETH MUSHRUSH

@JONCLUE FREEZINGMOON@ME.COM

OBSIDIAN TATTOO AND PIERCING PARLOR – 610-317-2221

GOLDEN HAMMER TATTOO STUDIOS

PARTNERS FOR A NEW BEGINNING 484-633-1706 – HERION OPIATE AWARENESS

WWW.MINDSEYETAT2.COM

TATTOOS BY JACK HATCHET 267-385-6654

WENTZ WELDING – CUSTOM TATTOO ARMRESTS AND STOOLS GREG WENTZ – 610-462-7456

DESMOND MOONEY WHITE LOTUS TATTOOS 732-505-6887

TAYLOR MILLS – PROVENIA TATTOO

http://www.proveniatattoo.com/

CATHERINE LENT – FRENCHTOWN, NJ – ALL-NATURAL HENNA BODY ART WITH CATHERINE LENT

SACRED SPACE TATTOOS STUDIO 484-833-1060

CROSS KEYS TATTOO STUDIO

BRANDON DELONG – LUCKY 13 TATTOOS AND BODY PIERCINGS

WWW.LUCKY13PA.COM

TATTOOING BY BRETT BURNHAM – SAINTS & SINNERS TATTOO

CHRIS AND KARIN VANGELI – WWW.AMARYLLISTATTOO.COM

LEAH KRAMER – MIND’S EYE TATTOO

TINA WATTS – MIND’S EYE TATTOO 2

JUSTIN CALL INDEPENDENT TATTOO 302-436-5581

RICHIE TATTOOS, BUCKS COUNTY

SACRED SPACE TATTOO STUDIO

KEYSTONE TATTOOERS 610-437-2869

 

 

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