Tattoo Bash Düsseldorf Ink & Rock Festival

Just back from a pleasant convention weekend. It was more than a month since the last one we attended, so the expectations were high and we were excited to hit the road again.
You can see bit’s about conventions here, here and here. Or personal thoughts about the differences of tattoo shows held in Japan and in the West.
Despite some attempts on this blog like this or this past posts, never had a proper “convention report”.
This is aimed for you customers (past and present) that never had the opportunity to visit. It will divided in few parts, as there’s many photos taken while we were masterminding this plan. Hope you enjoy!

今まではは”コンベンションリポート”的な物は書いた事がなかった。だが、前回書いた事をもう一度読み直すと一度は試しでやってみようかなと思った。なんせタトゥーブログなんで。。。
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Convention days starts early. Matter of fact, the preparation starts way earlier. We already have schedules booked for 2014!
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コンベンションの朝はメチャパヤイ。そこからひたすらドライブ。
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会場に着くと、まずは荷物を指定のブースまで運びそこからセッティング開始。ステージではライブやDJ等が出演する場合はサウンドチェックが同時に進行中。
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Arriving at the hall, we just carry all the stuff to our booth and start the setting. We already had done it few times, so carrying and setting takes no longer than an hour. Fast as a shark!

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Doors open, time to rock. The first customer wanted a tiger. A very good start!

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最初に来たお客さんは虎をリクエスト。サクッとスケッチを描いて、場所とサイズを確認。

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Finished photo here
仕上がった作品はこちら

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初日(金曜日)のスタート時間は遅め、夕方から仕事帰りの人が来る。
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End of the first day. Time to pack and back to the hotel. The different carpets with the same address, all hotels are boring looking the same.

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一日の終わり。ブースを布でカバーし、大切な物だけをリュックに入れてホテルに戻る。土曜日が勝負の日

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Carlos aus Tokyo

International player, attitude holder, tattooist of the masses. ロス、リオ, 東京, アムス、アントワープ、リエージュ、ドルトムンド、ケルンと世界を渡り、彫り歩く。タトゥーはその土地土地の空気を表す手段という解釈で今日も胸いっぱい彫ります