Wednesday, May 20, 2009

How to book for the 2009 London Convention

On the 25th, 26th and 27th of September 2009 we, Allan and Amalie, will be attending the 5th London Tattoo Convention.

Last year at the London Convention, Allan had some rules for how to book an appointment for the show.
These rules were made so we could make sure that Allan would get to do fun pieces that wouldn't break his back and put him in a bad mood.
And also to make sure that the pieces he'd start at the show would get finished there too.

And it worked out really well last year.
People came up with some great ideas, Allan had a good convention and got to do some awesome tattoos on some great people.
And that's why we'll be doing the same at this years convention!

So these are the rules for this years London Convention, please read them before writing us:

1) You can write us between the 10th of July and the 1st of August with your request.
After the 1st Allan will go through the mails and pick out those he'd like to do at the show.
You can write to or
We won't reply to any mails until after the 1st of August, when Allan has had a chance to look through the mails.

2) Allan won't be doing necks, ribs, stomachs, hands or insides of upper arm.
These are all places that suck to do on a convention.
If you wanted one of those spots, sorry.
There are usually no good chairs or beds at conventions and that makes these spots hard to do, for both Allan and the client, so he won't do them.

3) Try to think of something really fun to do.
Allan will pick the craziest idea, and the ones he thinks will be the most fun to do.
So think about something that hasn't been done 10000 times already.

He always loves to do animals, strange things and objects, traditional/old school portraits, and of course roses, but try to surprise him and come up with something truly original.
There is nothing wrong with hourglasses and owls, but they have been done a gizzilion times and he'll most likely do them a gizzilion more times at the studio, so try to think of something new.

4) It has to be something that can be finished in max. 4 hours.

5) Only write if you are really sure that you can make it!
We don't want to waste time emailing and scheduling people who'll cancel at the last minute, so if you aren't sure that you can afford it or make it there, then don't bother writing.
There are other people who are sure, so don't waste their chance of getting tattooed.

6) Include this information in your mail:
-Basic idea of what you want
-Where on the body
-What size
-Anything else you think Allan will need to know in order to make your tattoo

Remember that it is between the 10th of July and the 1st of August that you can write.
Do NOT email us before the 10th.
Your mail will probably be forgotten, so if you aren't sure about what date it is then just wait a day.
I won't decide right away any way and it's not about who writes first.

Thanks for your cooperation and we look forward to hearing your ideas!

Even the good old spots, like a lower arm, can be awkward to do at conventions!

Ps. Allan won't be doing a guestspot anywhere in the UK before or after the convention.

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