Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Beijing 2008

Last week I was in Beijing, China. I went there for a tattoo convention organized by the China Association of Tattoo Artists. I had a great time meeting alot of new people and seeing some incredible tattoo work at the convention. There are some amazing tattoo artists in China! It was my first time in China and together with a small group from North America, we took in some of the sites, and experienced as much of Beijing culture as we could, we had alot of fun times and alot of laughs.
Thank you to Kisen Wang for inviting us all to come to China and for being such a great host.
Here are a few pictures from the trip....
Damian Mcgrath and Me in the Beijing airport
Paul Booth, Damian and Me posing for pictures for tourists at the Temple of Heaven
Temple of Heaven John "the Dutchman", John from Inksight, Paul, Damian, Me, Bob Tyrrell, Glen Paradis, and some of our friends who were showing us around.
Tattooing at the convention
A couple of tattoos I did
I shared a booth with Peel from Alberta, here he is hard at work, you can see Dan allaston working behind him.
Collaborative painting done at the convention by John "The Dutchman" and a great Chinese tattoo artist named Bill Du.
The Forbidden City
Dan, Glen, and Bob in the Forbidden City
Bob and Me in the back of a rickshaw

The Great Wall of China

Just a couple of the amazing sculptures we saw, Beijing has one of the most brilliant and cutting edge art scenes I have ever seen!
Damian and Me with Tian Taiquan, who does some very powerful and moving artwork. Damian and I later modeled for him at his studio for a future art project.
Damian and Melanie Lum in front of one of the galleries in the 798 Art area of Beijing.