Category: Conventions & Shows

Chris Garver Interview: Tattooing from the Gutter to the Top

In a summarized historical explanation, the “Tattoo Renaissance” began in the late 1950s with tattooers like Lyle Tuttle, Don Nolan, Zeke Owens, Ed Hardy, and others pioneering the way. “Between the hippie movement of the late ‘60s and the feminist campaigns and rights movements, the tattoo industry saw itself in the midst of a rebirth […]

Xoïl: A Rare Appearance at the London Tattoo Convention

Scene360 had the honor of meeting and filming Xoïl in a rare appearance at the 14th International London Tattoo Convention. This Frenchman has stood the test of time as a “tattoo artist,” pushing the boundaries of the field and not conforming to the mainstream. In youth, Xoïl was inspired by the modern paintings of Sergio […]

TTTism Presents the 15th Annual Bay Area Tattoo Convention

The highly awaited Bay Area Tattoo Convention (presented by TTTism) was held on the weekend of May 16 to 18 at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Burlingame, three-minutes away from the San Francisco airport. Many tattooists in the Bay Area were ecstatic to be attending and  bragging about it in their studios because of how […]

Old-School Charm at the Santa Rosa Tattoo Studio

After seeing the efficiently managed, 28th Santa Rosa Tattoo & Blues, the longest running tattoo convention in California, Scene360 was curious to meet up with co-organizer Daat Kraus who also owns and runs a studio by similar name, “Santa Rosa Tattoo” (originally established in 1978 by Bert Rodriguez). The shop is situated in a renovated […]

Interview with Tattoo Goddess Ryan Ashley Malarkey

In just a few years Ryan Ashley Malarkey has soared to international fame by winning the 2016 “Ink Master” and starring on the 2017 reality show, “Ink Master: Angels.” In 2018 she was the most sought-after tattooist—headlining conventions in many countries including the United States, Mexico, England, Spain—and on the cover of top magazines Tattoo […]

Nikko Hurtado: Work Smart and Be Grateful

We met up with tattooist Nikko Hurtado at the end of a warm-winter day at the conference hall, a building located across the Golden State Tattoo Expo in Pasadena, where he and other prominent colleagues Joe Capobianco and BJ Betts conducted workshops to aspiring artists. Hurtado, the event co-host and studio owner of Black Anchor, […]

The Tattoo Expo at Feather Falls Casino in Oroville, California

Although not a lot of people knew where Oroville was (a pleasant town north of Sacramento in California), many tattoo enthusiasts made their way there to see the Feather Falls (Casino) Tattoo Expo, organized by Chris Earl who also held the Fresno event a week ago. Celebrities like Tommy Montoya, Ryan Ashley Malarkey and BABA […]

The Valley’s Big Fresno Tattoo Convention

Celebrating its 15th year at the Fresno Fairgrounds, the event welcomed a packed arena of spectators admiring the work of 200 tattooers from all over the United States. From Berkeley’s freehand tattooer Dave Moore to Seal Beach’s Mr. Lucky inking an epic flower on a client’s head, the predominant styles were American traditional, Asian, and […]

Michela Bottin Interview: NYC, Tattooing, and Scarification

We met and interviewed Michela Bottin in 2017, at the Setubal Tattoo Convention, she was one of the more sought-after tattooists because of her differential style inspired by Japanese and American cartoons. Her colorful tattoos made people smile and that’s likely the reason why she was invited to participate in “Hope vs Cancer” organization, which […]