Category: Conventions & Shows

The Santa Cruz Tattoo Expo Rocks!

Although it was a stormy-skied February weekend in the central coastline of California, there was immediate warmth once entering the Kaiser Permanente Arena for the Santa Cruz Tattoo Expo. The environment was pleasantly inviting for everyone—the artists, vendors, spectators and press; a well-organized event by Tom Hernandez of Tattoo Tour and Basiks Shop. While tattoo […]

Event Coverage of the Golden State Tattoo Expo

One thing you can expect in California is a chill environment, that’s the weekend we had in Pasadena at the Golden State Tattoo Expo, organized by Inked magazine and co-hosted by Carlos Torres and Nikko Hurtado. Other headliners were “Ink Master’s” Season 8 winner Ryan Ashley Malarkey and distinguished painter Michael Hussar, the latter instructing […]

An Exciting Look at the 2018 Lisbon Tattoo Rock Fest

Scene360’s focus is tattoo art not music, however, the Lisbon Tattoo Rock Fest presented great live-band shows from Sheer Terror to Bizarra Locomotiva. The event was cancelled last year but the organization came back bigger than ever with over 100 tattoo artists in the “Sala Tejo” in Altice Arena, located in a gorgeously modern area […]

Tribes of the Future: Interview with Tattooist Hanumantra

“I like the dystopian; what will the future be? [Like “Blade Runner” and “The Fifth Element”] What would the people look like in the future?” explains Hanumantra about his vision and creation of blackwork as the future of tattooing. This UK-based tattooist Hanumantra spent a decade traveling with his life and business partner Jo Harrison […]

Being Human The Ami James Interview

A tattooer with 25 years of experience, a television star and entrepreneur, Ami James is without a doubt a name that everyone in the industry and beyond knows. He is an old-school tattooer having done apprenticeships when he first started, mastering various tattoo genres and specializing in the Japanese style, opening several studios including “Love […]

Inside the 2nd Annual Van Isle Tattoo Expo

It’s only been a year since the first annual Van Isle Tattoo Expo, but it feels like a lot has changed behind the scenes. The haphazard intimacy that marked the inaugural convention in downtown Victoria has been refined. From the room layout to the volunteers to the way artists from different places interacted with each […]

Megan Massacre Interview: On the Changing Tattoo Scene and Being a Cool Granny

There are very few tattoo artists working today more recognizable than Megan Woznicki. Though most know her better by professional name: Megan Massacre. It’s a marvel to see her at work, giving depth and texture to tattoos that blend different styles into one that is unmistakably hers. She’s just as quick with a kind smile […]

The Norse God Tattoo: Interview with Carlos Torres

While setting up his new studio in 2017 named The Raven and The Wolves in Long Beach, California, Carlos Torres was also attending the London Tattoo Convention—where we met up with him for an interview. He worked three days straight on a massive Norse god tattoo in his typical black and grey inks on client […]