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Milano Tattoo Convention | Radiant Colours Tattoo Ink 0

This weekend sees the return of the much anticipated Milano Tattoo Convention!  One of the best tattoo conventions in Europe, this long-standing convention has been running for 23 years, and it only gets better and better!  With an array of incredibly talented artists and top-flight entertainment in the form of live music and shows all in the heart of the beautiful city of Milan, what more could you ask of a tattoo convention? With a variety of international tattoo artists from Venezuela to South Korea, thiconvention is not to be missed!

Epidermis Tattoo Convention | Tattoo Equipment Wholesale UK 0

Last weekend on the 21st and 22nd October, we were at the first ever Epidermis Tattoo Convention at Weston Point, Exeter! We were super excited to be the official supplier for this convention and had an amazing time while we were there!  It was great to see so many amazing artists all under one roof, and we absolutely loved seeing the brilliant work that was being produced there.  We were busy working hard all weekend supplying artists with a huge range of Tattoo Supplies from the most popular brands, and the whole weekend was such a fun experience. 

Check out some of the pics from last weekend!

6 Things You Need to Know About Tattoo Goo 0

A tattoo is one of the most vigorous forms of self-expression. Relying on experts will help you to be more educated on how to properly care for that life-long treasure. 

Aftercare products do not just help heal your tattoo faster and properly, it is also needed for the protection of its colour and to preserve its vibrancy. 

One of the best aftercare products in the market today is Tattoo Goo. Here are some information you need to know about it 

  • What is Tattoo Goo? 

Tattoo Goo aftercare products contain vitamins, herbs, and other ingredients developed especially to help your skin in its healing process and to help protect your new tattoo. Unlike other products, Tattoo Goo is made not only to prevent infection skin infections, it can also help heal cuts, burns, and scrapes. Manufacturers of Tattoo Goo made sure that the ingredients they used will not clog your skin's pores to avoid infection, and to make sure that the vitamins are well-absorbed by skin. It has natural moisturisers that help enhance your tattoo's colours. It also helps protect your tattoo throughout the healing process.  


  • Will Tattoo Goo cause my tattoo to fade? 

No, Tattoo Goo will not cause your ink to fade. Even if you over-apply Tattoo Goo, it won't damage your tattoo because it does not contain lanolin or petroleum. Tattoo Goo The Original (ointment) is a bit thick, which means you don't have too apply too much.Simply rub your finger on top. Rub, do not scoop. Then, gently rub it on your skin. Put just the right amount of ointment, it will barely leave a shiny finish. But, if you feel like you've been putting on too much Tattoo Goo, just gently wash it off your tattoo, and air dry 


  • Is fragrance added to Tattoo Goo? 

Since Tattoo Goo products are 99% natural, only the herbs and oils give its pleasant smell. Tattoo Goo Aftercare Lotion is fragrance- free. 


  • Does Tattoo Goo contain any harmful ingredients? 

The ingredients used to make Tattoo Goo products are approved by FDA and are considered GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) products. 


Although the formula contains some dye, it is only about 10 parts per million. It is nothing compared to the dye used in your tattoo, which is about thousands of times more. In addition to that, all of the dyes used are Certified D/C Drug and Cosmetic, by FDA standards. 

  • How is Tattoo Goo better than other similar tattoo aftercare products? 

Tattoo Goo does not contain harmful ingredients that can cause unnecessary reactions on the skin. It is 99% natural which will makes it safe even for people who have sensitive skin. Another thing is that, Tattoo Goo is specifically developed for healing tattoos; it's not a general wound care solution like other products. 


Tattoo Goo is also petroleum- free and lanolin- free. Petroleum covers the skin and prevents tattoos from breathing, making the healing process a bit longer. Petroleum and lanolin can clog the skin, which can cause skin infections. 

Manchester International Tattoo Show 0

The most loved and much awaited tattoo convention in the UK is almost here! It will be held next month October 29 – October 30th at Manchester Central Convention Complex! Tattoo artists and tattoo enthusiasts are all excited. If you’re thinking of attending the Manchester International Tattoo Show, here are some of the things to expect during this two-day affair. 

Obviously you will meet and see a lot of tattoo artists, tattoo shop owners, vendors selling tattoo supplies, clothing, and other tattoo related items. Aside from that you’ll also see a lot of tattoo enthusiasts, including those who are wanting to have their bodies as canvasses. Hundreds of tattoo artists from around the world will be there, so this event is perfect not only for those wanting to get inked but also for aspiring tattoo artists wanting to get apprenticeship. Some artists will be coming from Thailand, Turkey, Cyprus, Spain, France, Netherlands, Greece, Ireland, Belgium, Italy, Germany, South Africa, and of course the well-known tattoo artists in the UK.  

If you’re planning to get a tattoo during this two-day event, here are some tips that might come on handy. First, checkout the conventions Facebook Page and see the list of tattoo artist who will be participating in the event, though these artists will accept “walk-ups” keep in mind that thousands of people are expected to attend the event, and pre-booking is the safest option. Second, don’t be afraid to ask questions and make a conversation to make your experience worthwhile. 

If you don’t feel like getting tattooed, there are quite a lot of other activities you can do during this convention. This is your chance to meet, chat, and take a photo with your favourite tattoo artists, but make sure that you don’t bother them too much when they are doing an actual tattoo on a client. Aside from that, there will be a lot of vendors selling clothes, artworks, and other memorabilia, most of the vendors deal with cash only transactions so bring cash to avoid hassle. 

You shouldn’t worry about getting bored during the event, because aside from tattoo sessions there will be bands playing different types of music, burlesque, and some magic and freak-shows. There’s face painting, henna sessions, and tarot card reading.  

Another most awaited happening during the event is the Skin Deep Contest, where some of the highest standard tattoos will be judged. Different tattoo artists will be competing and will be judged on the mainstage based on the design, creativity, and quality of their work. The awards for this contest includes: (For Saturday) Best Oriental, Best Traditional, Best Blackwork, Best Colour, Best of Saturday, (For Sunday) Best Avante Garde, Best Black and Grey, Best Realism, Best of Sunday and Best of Convention. 

If you feel that even after participating in all the mentioned activities above are still not enough, you may join the after-show party at the REVOLUTION BAR (Deansgate) just a few minutes away from the Manchester Central Convention Complex.