The Tattoo Collective – 2 days to go!

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The countdown is on; just two more days to go until The Tattoo Collective!

We are excited to share our second ‘what’s on’ guide for The Tattoo Collective, taking place 17th-18th March at The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane. 

Take a look at some of the highlights of the show below and start planning your weekend! Advance Tickets are still online, and don’t forget that students are eligible for a 50% discount on the door with NUS ID (on the day sales only, offer does not apply to Advance Tickets).


New for 2018, Claudia De Sabe has released an inspiring new book named ‘Drawings of an Autumn Garden’. The book is crafted in an unusual concertina format, which folds to reveal two beautiful and richly detailed paintings. The Tattoo Collective are very proud to exhibit these impressive works for the first time.

Excerpt of a painting by Claudia De Sabe

Stylistically, tattooer and fine artist Dario Grasso is known for his use of unconventional mediums and re-imaginings of established forms from across art history. Grasso has been based in England since 2017, working as a multimedia artist who embraces media from sculpture to tattoos. The Tattoo Collective are proud to exhibit Dario’s latest series of work, entitled ‘Uncomfortable Guest’.

Painting by Dario Grasso

This weekend, London-based fine artist Chris Guest will be displaying his latest works at The Tattoo Collective, along with a painting workshop on Saturday 17th March from 11-3pm – a unique chance for visitors to view the artwork coming to life.

Painting by Chris Guest at The Tattoo Collective

Painting by Chris Guest

‘Kisolola’ is the brainchild of Gina McQuen, a fine artist specialising in painting on leather. Gina is inspired by nature and ‘Irezumi’, the art of traditional Japanese tattoo. Many of her richly detailed works borrow themes from Japanese tattooing, from tigers, dragons and skeletal spectres to beautiful peonies and chrysanthemums. See Gina’s work in our T3 gallery area.

Gina Mcquen at The Tattoo Collective

Details of work by Gina McQuen


The Tattoo Collective are very excited to present the 2018 Tattoo Competition. Our expert panel of judges from the tattoo community will decide which lucky artists and customers take home our beautiful custom-made prizes, handcrafted by El Rana in Italy. This year we are lucky to be joined by Grace Neutral, George Bone and Joe Spaven on the judging panel.

A bodysuit by Josh Fisher is put before the judges

A bodysuit by Josh Fisher is put before the judges

With over 40 years experience between them, top UK barbers Paul Hewitt and Brad Cowan will be offering traditional services and timeless cuts at their pop-up barbershop, 17th-18th March at The Old Truman Brewery. The pop-up barbershop will be situated in room T2 near the bar, food and Main Stage areas.

Brad Cowan at The Tattoo Collective

Brad Cowan at The Tattoo Collective


Deno’s work is highly distinctive; his unique style is inspired by both graffiti and abstract expressionism. Recurring themes throughout his portfolio make Deno’s work instantly recognisable, with his bold use of graphic shapes, colour and form. The Tattoo Collective are thrilled to welcome Deno back to The Old Truman Brewery this weekend.

Tattoo by Deno, Seven Doors

Tattoo by Deno, Seven Doors, London


Only two more days to go! We can’t wait to see you all and welcome you to The Tattoo Collective, 17th-18th March at The Old Truman Brewery. Pick up your Advance Tickets online today. 


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