This year Legendary Tattoos along with our Legendary LTD apparel brand attended the 2022 Villain Arts Tattoo Convention in Tampa, Florida. With the pandemic (and life in general) it has been years since we were a vendor at the event with the tattoo shop, plus this was the first year Legendary LTD attended. At the event we also promoted our Custom T Shirt Printing Shop, Legendary Screen Printing and Design.
The three day event kicked off on Friday 10/20 and lasted until Sunday 10/22. The event was held at the Tampa Convention Center, which is a prime location for any big events coming through the area - right on the water in the heart of Tampa Bay next to the Lighting Arena. We had a great setup, right next to the main stage, so there was a lot of traffic coming through. We had two booths at the convention, one for the Tattoo Shop, where we were booked with appointments all weekend. The other was dedicated to LTD Tattoo Apparel Shop.
We met some really cool Tattoo Artists from across the globe and offered guest artist spots at our shop. We hung out with some amazing tattoo lovers that were there to enjoy the artistic energy that the convention had to offer. It was awesome to see so many people enjoying the tattoo industries finest shops from all around.
The convention featured everything from tattoo artists doing what they do best right on the spot, piercers, Henna artists, clothing brands, jewelry designers and many other odds and ends. There was also live entertainment from No Gimmicks Needed Suspension Team, a Magic Act from Nigel Blackstorm and of course Music. Also, being that it was right before Halloween, you bet we saw a lot of people dressed up in spirit of the season. What a sight to see!
Overall it was a great turnout from the Tampa Bay area. We met so many interesting tattoo artist and enthusiasts at the event which made us realize how important it is to get back out there. People came from all over the world to check out the amazing artists and leave with a work of art for themselves.
If you haven't been to a tattoo convention it is definitely something you should check out. The convention is held every year in October in Tampa. We are planning to attend and look forward to seeing you all out there next year!