hi.Does any one have any early vidios/dvds of any of the early tattoo conventions????
I remember the old ones and i recall that there was a guy going around the early conventions with a camcorder filming the avents and then selling them the following year at the next convention,i used to have a few but no longer have them and i would like to buy a copy for old time sake,I remember one i think it was buxton feturing the late Ron ackers.
Those good old days are long gone, tattoo conventions now are a breeding ground for wannabes,i was at doncaster this year and the amount of old school artists were limited i felt as if i was a new commer to the game it was a breath of fresh air seeing George bone and his lovely wife Pat(HI George & pat)also Lal (HI Lal)always good to see them.
So if any one has any old footage that they could sell me i would be over the moon
Many thanks happy Tatooing
Hi Gary - its good to see you are still flying the flag mate - Yes it was old Albert Beck who did the 'Artists of GB' video's and some of our club conventions (I say ours...Lionel's and Jenny's really...but hey - we are all in it together ain't we) - The tape with Ron on - was (Lionel's) Buxton 84 and it was the show Ed Hardy came over and worked at -If you are going to the London Tattoo convention pop in and see me at the history booth and I'll have a dvd for you with a few bits and bobs on...Buxton 84 ect - If not send me your studio address in Margate and I'll get it in the post for you...Cheers for now mate.
good to hear from you as always,many many thanks for your reply mate glad you got some footage of ron let me know how much i owe you and il pop it in the post to you asap, we got our anual old timers do in early december in deal in rememberance of the late great (painless) jeff baker there will be lots of old faces for you to chat with hope you can make it mate.
my address is FLASH ON FLESH 39 arlington square
margate kent ct9 1xn.
Many thanks again paul for all your kind help see ya soon take care
Hi Gary - Just seen your post - I've done you the Buxton tape (dvd) - and the short film about the Great Omi and a few other bits and bobs (Ed Hardy ect ect)- I've some other convention footage from Dunstable back in the 90's and when I get time I'll run them off for you...Cheers for now mate and all the best...Paul.
Hi Paul i just saw your post about old vintage video footage from the expos back in the day ...i recently found a 1991 vhs video of dunstable that year ive looked online to see if there are any other copies around but could see none ,i think i bought my copy from wildcat in brighton back then though i am not 100% on that ,or it may have been put together by somone else lots of great footage of tattooing and the whole show any ideas who has a copy or made this video ...on the lable it is simply typed tattoo 1991 Gary