Smaller than some of the other tattoo shows around, the Great British Tattoo Show was a good introduction to tattooing for the relative newcomer or ink virgin, but had enough going on to satisfy the more experienced customer.
Although there were some inks and machines for sale, the overall feel was less industry, as well as being less crowded than the bigger shows, which made for a relaxed atmosphere.
– Sarah Corbett Batson summing up the inkgun vibes at the Alexander Palace event.
Photos by Carl Byron Batson. Not to be reproduced without express prior permission.
Photographer, published poet, former party animal, body builder, grave robber
to the stars and renowned chainsaw juggler, Carl can often be spotted on his
Harley Davidson pretending to be in Terminator 2. He is also frequently seen in
the press pits of old London town, camera in hand, avoiding being hit by bottles
of wee and crippling his opposition with secret Kung Fu moves.