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Recap from the Road: Calgary Tattoo Convention 2018

Recap from the Road: Calgary Tattoo Convention 2018

October 5, 2018   |   By The Eikon Team

The Calgary 2018 Tattoo Convention is the last stop for our tattoo convention season!  And what better way to close off the year than a trip to snowy Alberta, for the Calgary Tattoo and Arts Festival run by everybody’s favorite grumpy old man... Steve Peace and family.

The Calgary Tattoo and Arts Festival is one of, if not, the largest tattoo convention in Canada, boasting over 450 artists from around the world. This years show was loaded with talent, highlighted by the return of David Corden  and  Carlos Torres as well as a bunch of Ink Master artists who at this point are pretty much Canadian citizens. As always the weekend was kicked off with an ‘Adults Only” performance schedule that kept the crowds going well into the wee hours of the morning. 

Check out the art and some of the artists in action

Congrats to Cass Ditchfield of Addictive ink.

If you didn’t get the chance to see Circus Acts insomniacs, head on down to the BMO centre and check out the show, here is just a taste of what you missed (Adults only night images are blurred for your protection).

Inked Magazine Calagary Recap

If that didn’t cut it, check out this video recap from our friends over at Inked Magazine

"We’ve been working the Calgary convention since its inaugural year, each year it gets bigger and badder, and I can tell you we are already looking forward to next year." Inked Magazine

Thanks again to Steve, Lindsay Peace and family (yes, @elporter this includes you!) as well as all our friends who swung by the booth to say hi. It never ceases to amaze me how much the artists working this show feel like family.

Till next year, stay warm Calagary!

The Eikon Team

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Eikon Device was started in 1994, working out of a small garage, manufacturing the first needle specifically designed to meet the needs of tattoo artists. That started an odyssey of research and development that has seen many advancements in tattoo equipment including four generations of Eikon meter/power supplies, the Tru-Spring Armature Bar system, Griffin Tubes, Hydra Needles, and Symbeos, Helix and Green Monster Machines.
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