March Madness – Three tattoo Conventions in Three Weeks – Week One

It’s been a busy month with three great tattoo conventions in three weeks.  Packing up kits, flight, unpacking kits, working the weekend, packing up kits, flight, unpacking kits… rinse and repeat… twice.


Part 1 – Mondial du Tattouage – March 9th, 10th, and 11th


First up, the Mondial Du Tattouage in Paris. Empire Ink’s Grand Moff, Alex Rattray was one of the attending Artists. Alex was in great company. Mondial Du Tatouage features 420 of the world’s best tattooist and gets 32000 visitors through its doors making it one of the biggest Tattoo Conventions in Europe.

The weekend got off to a great start with Alex getting 1st place in the category of Best Large Colour on the Saturday. Not only was it a great honor to win at such an amazing convention, but the trophy did a good job of making Alex better looking.

Alex planned on doing a big 3 day piece over the course of the weekend. He managed to get a lot more done on the first day than he thought and then finished it on the second day (pictured below), giving him the third day to enjoy the show.


Such a huge and fun show full of great artist and attendees. Alex is looking forward to returning next year.