Jump to content
aberdeen-music

Tattoo convention


Floor Tom
 Share

Recommended Posts

  • 2 weeks later...

Not a chance! The tattoists are all established & otherwise licenced professionals. Any work by new artists would only be non-permanent.

If you are talking about the gear/supplies aspect, yes there is a trade room but again, you are going to need your licence to get in. General public/amateur artists are not welcome in there.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Not a chance! The tattoists are all established & otherwise licenced professionals. Any work by new artists would only be non-permanent.

If you are talking about the gear/supplies aspect' date=' yes there is a trade room but again, you are going to need your licence to get in. General public/amateur artists are not welcome in there.[/quote']

I must have imagined all those freebie tattoos new artists have given me...

Link to comment
Share on other sites

You don't need a licence to be a tattooist...

I read it somewhere before...was possibly an american site.

Tattoo operations need to be licenced by the local council in the UK. Mainly for compliance with health & saftey & clean-working guidelines. Usually by environmental health but individual practice varies a bit. For conventions elsewhere, the home licence is usually deemed acceptable but apparently this year, Aberdeen insisted that each tattooist's workspace be registered as an individual tattoo studio in its own right for the duration of the convention at 80 a pop. The artists were pretty pissed-off about that & several didn't come because of it. Has given the organiser some worries about being able to stage it again but hopefully they will overcome.

American practice varies widely - some places have next to no restrictions whilst other places are exceptionally & stupidly strict. Somewhere insists that they must hold a full medical degree!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...