For the most part, it was booth space over three floors for tattoo studios to show their portfolios, hand out business cards and brochures, and do some tattooing. There were a couple jewelry booths and some live activities.
One event was body painting on a couple of bikini-clad models.
Another event was a musical performance on a traditional instrument (the name of which escapes me). (Edit: It's a shamisen. Thanks, Sidney!)
|He wore sunglasses and that facial expression the whole time.|
There was also a "tattoo pinup" contest. I entered just for the heck of it. I didn't really expect to win, but I hadn't seen a lot of big pieces on women that day. So you can imagine my surprise when all twelve of us lined up backstage and half of them stripped to their underwear and were just covered in brilliantly colored, exquisite work.
|Striking the most pinup-y pose I could think of.|
|I'm pretty sure I've seen her in a magazine.|
First prize was to be the covergirl of Tattoo Burst magazine, I don't remember what the runners up were awarded.
We had class that evening, so we left right after the contest, but I'm glad we went.
(Big thanks go to Awezome Joey for taking lots of great pictures, some of which I stole from his Facebook page to use here.)
Edit: I'm in the Tattoo Burst issue that covers the convention. Achievement Unlocked!