Events Tattoos
01_021217_TattooConvention_Carroll.jpg Thom Carroll/PhillyVoice

Kevin Urban of Por Vida Tattoo in Albuquerque, NM, poses for a photo on the opening night of the show, Friday, Feb. 10, 2017.

February 11, 2017

Photos from the Tattoo Arts Convention

See celebrities, sideshow performers, and (many) covered in head-to-toe ink.

The 19th Annual Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention, presented by Villain Arts, is held this weekend, Feb. 10-12 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. 

Here are some scenes from the opening night of the event. 

NoneThom Carroll/PhillyVoice

Nicole Auletto of Glendora, NJ receives a tattoo Friday night of the convention by Alex Rivera of Killeen, TX. Auletto and Rivera are both tattoo artists attending the convention.


NoneThom Carroll/PhillyVoice

Phil Hatchet-Yau of San Diego gives a tattoo on Friday evening of the convention.


NoneThom Carroll/PhillyVoice

John Whitney Jr. of Nue Organic Body Jewelry and Indigenous Art was one of many who came to the convention to sell items from their industry-relayed businesses.


NoneThom Carroll/PhillyVoice

Artist Ryan Ashley, winner of the TV show Ink Master on Spike, attended, along with many other well-known artists from around the country.


NoneThom Carroll/PhillyVoice

Tattooist and Illustrator, Brooke Michael Englehart of Chicago gets a tattoo from Aaron Harman of Sunhouse Tattoo in Detroit.


NoneThom Carroll/PhillyVoice

Artist, Andy Victoria of Dover, DE gives Warren Varney a Bill Nye tattoo, Friday, Feb. 10, 2017.


NoneThom Carroll/PhillyVoice

Sideshow performer The Enigma, covered in a full-body jigsaw puzzle tattoo, was one of dozens of entertainers at this years convention. Here the Enigma lights a cigarette by throwing sparks from a hatchet pressed against an angle grinder.