Monday, January 12, 2009
7th Annual Philadelphia Eddie's Tattoo Arts Convention
The Original Crazy Eddie
The show was held at the Philadelphia Convention Center, downtown across from the Reading Terminal Market. If you've never been there you really missing out. The market has all the food vendors you could image, all under one roof. It takes up almost a city block. It's my favorite spot in Philly.
We stayed at the Hilton across the street. Lots of things to do and sites to see nearby to keep folks busy... overall not a bad location.
Eddie, Stan and Freddie made themselves available throughout the weekend to talk with folks and pose for pictures. They even autographed copies of the Tattoo Video Magazine.
Check out Volume 11 and you'll get these guys telling their stories. If your an artist, you should have these in your collection. You should know where you came from and who paved the way for you in this business. It's all about respect, and these gentlemen deserve it.
Crazy Eddie and Bowrey Stan
Coney Island Freddie and Scott McCool
Annette Larue was there tattooing. She appears in Volume 7 and is on the cover too.
Another attraction at the show was a girl getting a custom paint job on her chest. She gathered a little crowd, as you would image.
Another highlight for us was Micro-Wrestling! Midgets beating each other up... good times. We got lots of video of that and a few good pictures.
We got a great interview with Lyle Tuttle. We spoke briefly in the past, but this time we got into some detail. Wait to you see the DVD.
We also met up with Anthony Riccardo from NJ at the show. We first met in Atlantic City when our booths were next to each other. A reral nice guy and fine tattoo artist as well.
Scott McCool and Lyle Tuttle
Scott and Anthony Riccardo
Jason McCarty in the other chair for a change
Jeremiah and Shannon ahad to leave on Saturday night to gety back to work and to take care of the dog. I stayed over and hung out with Boog until Monday.
Sunday night we went to dinner at Ruth Chris Steakhouse... very nice. About $800 nice. It's always my favorite time of the show... the end... and to get to hang out with some of the coolest people I've ever met and to eat good food, that's cool too!
Check out the Tattoo Video Magazine. Get your season box set. They're great tp play in the shop. Your customers will love them. And you'll support a good work too. Special pricing for Season 1 and 2. That's 20 hours in each season... thanks.