United Ink I Summer Vibe Tattoo Festival

Tattoo Lou Presents the 3rd Bi-annual New York Tattoo Expo at the Nassau Coliseum:

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Friday 2pm-11pm
Saturday 12pm-11pm
Sunday 12pm-7pm

On May 2nd-4th 2014 – Attend the greatest tattoo show on Earth!

The United Ink Summer Vibe Tattoo Festival – Experience tattoo culture with a new and totally unique experience. United Ink is unlike any other tattoo convention you’ve seen before.  Completely open to the public, the convention is the perfect day for the whole family with entertainment like magicians and suspension shows, games, contests, live tattooing and piercing, an artist lounge, art exhibits, and too much to list!  Visit the Miss United Ink Pageant to judge the hottest next tattoo cover girl model to be featured in Rebel Ink Magazine.

At the United Ink convention, you can watch the world’s best artists pierce and tattoo, and if you’re in the market for new ink or piercings, this is the place to be.  Why not let one of the globe’s most talented artist use your body as their newest canvas?

And there’s plenty for the kids to do, too. United Ink will offer face painting (baby’s first tattoo!), temporary tattoos, coloring contests, flash art contests and more for the little tattoo fans in your life.  The best part?  Kids under 12 enter the convention for half price.

Don’t miss our special tattoo reality show celebrities!  Scheduled to appear: Big Gus – Tattoo Nightmares, Ink Masters: Halo, Jim Frances, Kyle Dunbar, Sara Miller, Lydia Bruno, and Tattoo Rescue’s Bella Arte Tattoo Co. 

Buy tickets: http://www.newyorktattooshow.com/buy-tickets/

By e-mail: booking@newyorktattooshow.com
By Phone: 631.584.3858
For Celebrity and Media Inquiries – Contact Jackie@newyorktattooshow.com

For information on booking with the Expo -Celebrities / Bands / Entertainers -
Please contact Jackie@newyorktattooshow.com

Tattoo Lou Announces Flight 914 New York Tattoo Expo at the Cradle of Aviation September 12th-14th:

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Cradle of Aviation Museum
One Davis Avenue
Garden City, NY 11530

Friday 2pm-11pm
Saturday 12pm-11pm
Sunday 12pm-7pm

On September 12th 2014 – Dive deep into the history of tattooing as well as our air born ancestors…

We will be returning to the Cradle of Aviation Museum – The perfect setting for the Ultimate Tattoo convention on earth.

Flight 914 is unlike any other tattoo convention you’ve seen before. Completely open to the public, the convention is the perfect day for the whole family, with entertainment, games, contest, tattooing demonstrations, an artist lounge, art exhibits, and more. Visit the  Miss United Ink Pageant to judge the next hottest tattoo cover girl model to be featured in Rebel Ink Magazine. Live Music throughout the weekend, a Coney Island Freak Show, and much, much more.

At the Flight 914 convention, you can watch the world’s best artists pierce and tattoo, and if you’re in the market for new ink  or piercings, this is the place to be. Why not let one of the globe’s most talented artist use your body as their newest canvas?

And there’s plenty for the kids to do, too. Flight 914 will offer face painting (baby’s first tattoo!), temporary tattoos, coloring, flash art contest and more for the little tattoo fans in your life. The best part? Kids under 12 enter the convention for half price.

Convention Etiquette: Photography Do’s and Don’ts

Tattoo Lou’s is here to remind you of proper convention photography etiquette. We want everyone to have a great time at United Ink Tattoo & Body Arts Expo—maybe you can even learn a thing or two about the art of body modification—but we want to make sure that everyone is safe, as well!

DO ask an artist, piercer, or subject if you can take a photograph.

Be nice! With all the time and effort put into the killer tattoos you’ll see at the convention, it’s nice not to be treated like a zoo animal. Ask nicely for permission before your photograph your subject. They’ll appreciate your asking instead of immediate flashing lights like a paparazzo.

DO show the picture after you’ve taken it.

Showing the picture you’ve taken to the artist, piercer, or tattoo subject is common courtesy, just to ensure that the photo you’ve taken works for both of you. And who doesn’t love some instant feedback? This helps your portfolio, if you’re trying to build one.

DO thank the subject after you’ve taken a photo.

Maybe you didn’t listen when your mother said it, or you missed that day in Sunday school, but “please” and “thank you” make the world go ‘round. That applies here.

DON’T throw a fit if someone declines your request for a picture.

Sure, it’s not hard to pose for a photo, but when you’ve had a day of flashes in your face, you may not want to be present for another. If you ask to take a picture of a tat or artist and the artist declines, say “ok, thank you” and move on. No need to be a diva! There will be plenty of people to photograph and take photos with.

DON’T smack-talk someone else’s camera.

Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Olympus, Sony—who cares? A good photographer can take a great snapshot with a disposable point-and-shoot, so save the brand pissing match for another time. Or never, really. Having a thousand dollar camera doesn’t make you better than the guy who spent $100.

DO chat with other photographers.

See another photographer snapping some great shots of the ink and piercings at the convention? Strike up a conversation. You can share tips, tricks, and other great subject matter. Making a contact (or a new friend!) is always a win.

These are just a few tips so you can take some great snaps during the United Ink Tattoo & Body Arts Expo. We hope to see you soon!