23d Frankfurt Tattoo Convention

Extras - Issue 17

HeartbeatInk Tattoo Magazine was in Frankfurt for the 23rd Frankfurt Tattoo Convention and spent three wonderful days full of tattoos, tattooing and plenty of unique and honourable moments.

The festival took place on Friday the 20th, Saturday the 21st and Sunday the 22nd of March at the spacious Frankfurt Exhibition Centre. The turnout was great and we even noticed many families with babies and young children, especially on Saturday and Sunday.

HeartbeatInk participated with its own stand and presented some pieces from its first complete line of clothes with great success.

During these three days we had the opportunity to meet with the famous American anthropologist Dr. Lars Krutak, known as the "Tattoo Hunter", and the renowned British art historian and professor at the University of Essex, Matt Lodder.

This year in Frankfurt Tattoo Convention numerous tattoo artists from 43 different countries were present! Among them, there were Greek tattooists such as Lonis, PanosGeorgoulias, Arise Tattoo, Erevos Tattoo and Dead Skin Mask Tattoo.

We would like to thank the editor Matthias Reuss and the organizer Tommy Köhler for the kind invitation and the warm hospitality.

Finally, we would like to congratulate the organization of the Frankfurt Tattoo Convention for the active charity, as this year they offered 5,000 euros to aid children cancer patients.

Words: Ino Mei.
Photos: Ino Mei & Nina Gouveli.