Sydney Tattoo and Body Piercing Expo 2015

2015 Tattoo & Body Piercing Expo

You don’t realise how fast a year passes until you go to an annual event that you swear was only held a couple of months ago.

That’s how I felt at the 2015 Tattoo & Body Piercing Expo in Sydney recently. I was positive that the 2014 event was only a few months ago, not a whole year ago. Time flies and what a difference a year makes! The crowd this year was huge, especially on the brilliant sunny Sunday afternoon that I attended the Expo with my trusty Fuji camera.

I was on the look out for the last trends in body art and I found them on display in the many booths of the exhibitors.

As I said, the crowd was huge and the Expo very well attended by artists for all over Australia and the world. There was even a few laser tattoo removal clinics on show and even two laser distributors peddling their wares.

Wandering the aisles I was struck by the huge age distribution of the crowd this year. This Expo is no longer just for the young, this has become a show for people of all ages and interests.

Spray On Tattoos

Spray-On Tatts. They start really young nowadays!

Now, at each Expo and show I attend, I look for art that catches my eye. As you may be aware, I love science-fiction, technology and super-heroes so when I saw Darth Vader, I knew I was in the right place.

Darth Vader

Darth Vader

The big thing I noticed at the Expo was that BIG ART is definitely IN right now. Everywhere I saw BIG ART being done brilliantly. Here’s some of what I saw being done.

Chest Piece

Chest Piece

Back Piece

Back Piece

Front Piece

Front Piece

Full Sleeve

Full Sleeve

Full Sleeve

Full Sleeve

And for those people that think that laser tattoo removal is painful, spare a thought for these guys …

Eyebrow Tattoo

Eyebrow Tattoo – SO ZEN!

Neck Tattoo

Neck Tattoo – I have now words and neither did he.

Small of the Back

Small of the Back – It tickles

Ribs

Ribs – This DOESN’T tickle

So until next year, here’s a few more photos from the day. And I forgot to mention, I managed to get my haircut at the Expo by the great guys at Hair By Tommy J. Hit them up next time you need a cut and tell them I sent you!

Hair By Tommy J

Hair By Tommy J – That’s not me, I’m behind the camera

Thigh Piece

Thigh Piece

Bicep

Bicep

Chest piece

Chest piece – Love the sunnies

Bicep

Bicep

Thighs

Thighs

Darth Vader

Darth Vader – The Empire