Join the 94-3 The Shark crew at NASSAU COLISEUM on Hempstead Tpke in Uniondale for UNITED INK SUMMER TATTOO CONVENTION BROUGHT TO YOU BY TATTOO LOU'S with amazing tattoo displays, sales and exhibitions - plus giveaways, prizes and games from 943 The Shark!
Tattoo Lou Announces the 2nd annual New York Tattoo Expo at the Nassau Coliseum
On June 7th -9th 2013 – Attend the greatest tattoo show on earth!
The United Ink Summer Vibe Tattoo Festival – Experience Tattoo culture with a new and totally Unique Experience. United Ink is unlike any other tattoo convention you’ve seen before. Completely open to the public, the convention is the perfect day for the whole family, with entertainment, games, contest, tattooing demonstrations, an artist lounge, art exhibits, and more. Visit the Miss United Ink Paegent to judge the next hottest tattoo cover girl model to be featured in Rebel Ink Magazine. s. Music lovers will love the American Bombshells, beautiful pin-up girls harmonizing in the name of charity, as well as a Coney Island Freak Show, mechanical bull, and much, much more.
At the United Ink convention, you can watch the world’s best artists pierce and tattoo, and if you’re in the market for new ink pr piercings, this is the place to be. Why not let one of the globe’s most talented artist use your body as their newest canvas?
And there’s plenty for the kids to do, too. United Ink will offer face painting (baby’s first tattoo!), temporary tattoos, coloring, flash art contestand more for the little tattoo fans in your life. The best part? Kids under 12 enter the convention for free.
Don’t miss our special tattoo reality show celebrities! Scheduled attendees at United Ink include Chris Torres of TLC’s NY Ink, Roman from Best in Ink, Shane O’Neill from Ink Masters, and more.
What really sets United Ink apart is the 2nd Annual United Ink Elite Award Ceremony & Hall of Fame Celebration. This red carpet event will pay homage to the best of the best in the tattooing world. Artists can submit their portfolios to be judged in certain categories on this world stage, such as “Best Realism”, “Best Color Bomb”, “Best Biomechanical”, “Best Traditional”, and more, and only the best will be rewarded. A special committee will also choose inductees into the Hall of Fame, remembering the artists in the tattoo world who were inking up before it was considered “normal” to get a tattoo. These pioneers will be honored for their contributions to the industry and to future generations of tattoo artists.
Tickets are available on our site soon – Please contact Jackie@united-ink.com for more details. – Tickets will also be available at the Expo Box Office on September 5th. Those interested in sponsorship opportunities can contact our offices
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Convention Etiquette: Photography Do’s and Don’ts
Tattoo Lou’s is here to remind you of proper convention photography etiquette. We want everyone to have a great time at United Ink Tattoo & Body Arts Expo—maybe you can even learn a thing or two about the art of body modification—but we want to make sure that everyone is safe, as well!
DO ask an artist, piercer, or subject if you can take a photograph.
Be nice! With all the time and effort put into the killer tattoos you’ll see at the convention, it’s nice not to be treated like a zoo animal. Ask nicely for permission before your photograph your subject. They’ll appreciate your asking instead of immediate flashing lights like a paparazzo.
DO show the picture after you’ve taken it.
Showing the picture you’ve taken to the artist, piercer, or tattoo subject is common courtesy, just to ensure that the photo you’ve taken works for both of you. And who doesn’t love some instant feedback? This helps your portfolio, if you’re trying to build one.
DO thank the subject after you’ve taken a photo.
Maybe you didn’t listen when your mother said it, or you missed that day in Sunday school, but “please” and “thank you” make the world go ‘round. That applies here.
DON’T throw a fit if someone declines your request for a picture.
Sure, it’s not hard to pose for a photo, but when you’ve had a day of flashes in your face, you may not want to be present for another. If you ask to take a picture of a tat or artist and the artist declines, say “ok, thank you” and move on. No need to be a diva! There will be plenty of people to photograph and take photos with.
DON’T smack-talk someone else’s camera.
Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Olympus, Sony—who cares? A good photographer can take a great snapshot with a disposable point-and-shoot, so save the brand pissing match for another time. Or never, really. Having a thousand dollar camera doesn’t make you better than the guy who spent $100.
DO chat with other photographers.
See another photographer snapping some great shots of the ink and piercings at the convention? Strike up a conversation. You can share tips, tricks, and other great subject matter. Making a contact (or a new friend!) is always a win.
These are just a few tips so you can take some great snaps during the United Ink Tattoo & Body Arts Expo. We hope to see you soon!