Wrap Up: 2016 Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention

This was our second year attending the Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention, and we were blown away.  Known nationally for the quality and caliber of conventions, Troy Timple lived up to it again this year in Philadelphia. The announcement came early Friday over the loudspeakers, this past weekend was the largest tattoo convention in the world with 750 booths, 1,500 tattoo artists plus vendors.  Just walking around took several hours because of the magnitude.  This year our booth was only a few rows away from the main stage, in the relative middle where we had a video display showcasing laser tattoo removal treatments being performed, progress photos and real results.  This lead to some great conversations and a lot of new clients!

Wrap Up: 2016 Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention

Booth looked really clean this year, with some additional feather flags added to the top.

Grumman Tracker II

Utilizing a different part of the Convention Center this year, the Grumman Greenhouse and this WWII-era Grumman Tracker II Naval plane art display was right out in front of the main entrance.

Wrap Up: 2016 Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention

Mike was able to sneak away from the booth long enough for Ole Hongvanthong to make a wet plate portrait.  This was how photographs were made 150 years ago and Lancaster based Ole had a booth setup making them, one at a time with a portable darkroom.  It was truly an amazing experience.

Wrap Up: 2016 Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention

Sunday was Valentine’s Day and we had a little something for everyone.  Party hats for those who had something to celebrate, matchbooks for those who needed to burn their ex’s crap.

Wrap Up: 2016 Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention

It was really hard to miss our booth with both our flag and the PicoSure one.

Wrap Up: 2016 Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention

We had a free-to-enter raffle this weekend, and it’s now time to announce the winner!  Pulled at random, the winner of a free laser tattoo removal treatment is Jennifer Thomas.  We’ll be emailing you shortly Jennifer, thanks to everyone who entered.

The weather was a wee bit warmer this year compared to last, some snow happened and some wind blew some people around but overall the entire weekend was amazing.  We spent the entire time talking about how laser tattoo removal can help benefit cover-up tattoos and even a few who were seeking full removal.  Continuing to spread the knowledge of how this process works, setting realistic expectations and building relationships is at the core of what we’re all about.

We also got to see plenty of old friends, exchanged lots of high fives and met so many new friends!  Overall, an amazing experience.

Goodnight Philadelphia.

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