- Sara Elaraby and I gathered to cover the Cairo Tattoo Convention at the Tipsy Teapot in Maadi as a part of the "Covering an Event" project in JRMC 2202, by Professor Kim Fox. We then shared our first introductory tweet.
- The convention took place within two floors of a small villa.
- It was interesting to see the artist's doodles while they were waiting for the attendees.
- Nina Kamal showed us some of her work while she discussed her career as a body painter.
- Being unconventional started from the place itself.
- Music definitely added a flavor to the event.
- Apparently we were not the only news catchers.
- After finishing his tattoo, Hossam Seddik shared his experience with us openly.
- The tattoo process starts off with a discussion between the artist and the attendee regarding their desired design. Then the artist starts tracing a stencil, while the attendee waits with a plastic wrap on the designated area of his body.
- BBC Arabia also snuck a peak at the Cairo Tattoo Convention, interviewing recent tattooes.
- It was interesting to learn that Venezuelan tattoo artist and event organizer, Orne Gil, opened her own Nowhereland Tattoo Studio in 2012.
- Each artist had a different style, but they all paid attention to details while working.
Cairo Tattoo Convention 2015
The Cairo Tattoo Convention is an annual event that gathers all sorts of international and local tattoo artists under one roof. The event was hosted by the Tipsy Teapot in Maadi on November 6-7, and aimed to shed light on tattoo art, especially in the Middle East, and exchange artistic styles.
bySamia El Khodary755 Views