Tattoo enthusiasts inked by legends
March 11, 2009 10:45 AM
The Body Art Expo is touted as the world's largest tattoo and body art convention. And it did not disappoint.
With over 200 world famous artists involved throughout the three-day event from March 6th thru the 8th at San Francisco's Cow Palace, thousands of ink-heads flocked from across the Bay Area to catch a glimpse and even get tatted themselves.
"It's my world, I've been in the culture since my first tattoo at the age of 10, when I was in a gang and I still love the culture, and you will too in coming to events like these," said Body Art Expo 2009 MC, "CrayZman".
It's a modern day spectacle and for those involved, they love every minute of it.
"We come up here twice a year (San Francisco) and we love it up here," said expo sponsor and tattoo artist BABA from Vintage Tattoo in Los Angeles.
San Francisco is headquarters to the event twice a year because of the immense talent in the area.
"We do this expo all around the country and San Francisco is one of my favorite places...I don't give a shit about that Northern California and Southern California rivalry thing because if you got talent then we want you."
BABA hand picks every tattoo shop represented in the show, which can top-out the capacity of the South Hall at the Cow Palace, where the show is held, at over 150 booths per day.
Some features of the expo included art show-off contests of various events, piercing booths, and live bands.
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