Atlanta Tattoo Arts Convention: Express Yourself

IMAGE: Atlanta Tattoo Arts Convention Photo by Abby Palazzo

When I first entered the massive lobby that held the Atlanta Tattoo Arts Convention, I wondered if I was hearing bees. The “zzz” of electric tattoo guns filled the air. As someone with no tattoos, I felt out of place at first as I wandered through the room, past table after table covered with thin black cloth and plastic scrapbooks filled with samples of artists’ work. There is no replacement for a tattoo - nothing else is both permanent and customizable. It’s art you commit to for the rest of your life...unless you get a cover-up, of course.

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