Muscovites to Get ‘Printed Tattoes’

PHOTO by Moscow International Tattoo Convention

The Ninth Moscow International Tattoo Convention scheduled for three days will start in Moscow Sokolniki park on June 2, festival organisers told Lenta.ru.

“The best tattoo masters from around the world will gather in Sokolniki to demonstrate their skills. This is a unique opportunity to get in touch with the old-school tattoo traditions and learn about the latest styles and directions of modern trends,” the source said.

The innovative tattoo printer Tatoué will be shown in action for the very first time in Russia. A printer represents a metal frame where tattoo machine using various sensors moves along the special guides.

Tatoué is capable of applying small geometric shapes, but its creators believe that it will ultimately give birth to a new format of tattooing: for instance, it will allow to convert music into drawings on the skin in near future.

The International Tattoo Convention is held annually in Moscow since 2007. Last year, it was visited by 15,000 tattoo-lovers.