FashionHarp Presents the 12th edition of Florence Tattoo Convention

Yvonne Sun November 8, 2019


Wait no more! The well known annual event for tattoo fans, the Florence Tattoo Convention, is back again at the historic Fortezza da Basso.  There are 390 internationally renowned tattoo artists gathering around to satisfy the desires of the public.

This year, the 12th Florence Tattoo Convention has put a particular interest on the brand new photographic section devoted to portraits, the site specific by Alexandros Mars curated by Rossana Calbi, and the works on canvas of the collective group show presented by the florentine Street Level Gallery, Circo dei tatuatori and Marta Gabrieli, as well as individual artists.

What’s more, the 12th Florence Tattoo convention has also set up a new space BACKYARD, which is dedicated to Graffiti, Skate, Hip Hop and Fashion Street Style. BACKYARD is the place where important Fashion Photographers in action (such as Bushmann, Sun & Rifat) can capture the youth expressing themselves freely.

“I was not quite surprised to see that this November 8, 9, 10th the Florence Tattoo Convention has involved the street culture. The skateboards, the breakdance battles made me feel like as if I were in the blocks in the Bronx, Brooklyn. I believe that authenticity is the best way to express oneself.” said Yvonne.  “Just like tattoos, which used to be less acceptable within society’s standard, but now we are all here to see what more artistic tattoos or techniques they can show us. Street culture has transformed itself from the underground culture to the mainstream culture. It is pretty evident that brands like Prada, Gucci, Balenciaga & etc have adopted street-style to their designs in these years.”

More pictures are coming soon



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