Total Tattoo Magazine visit the Robin Hood Tattoo Festival

As regular readers will know, round 2 of Nottingham’s biggest and best tattoo festival took place last year at Cotgrave Welfare Club just on the outskirts of Nottinghamshire.

This year Total Tattoo Magazine sent Perry RuleĀ along for the weekend. See what they had to say below.

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The principle behind Gray’s idea of a tattoo festival is quite simple; find a small hall, invite about thirty of your friends who happen to be some of the best tattooists in the land, open the doors to the public and put on a super friendly tattoo convention, with the focus on having a good time whilst raising money for charity.

As with many smaller shows, what this event lacked in size it more than made up for in atmosphere. Everybody was relaxed and happy to chat. Banter was bandied around the hall. Everybody was within earshot so it meant nobody felt left out of the jokes and all the fun being spilt around the place. Low dividers between the booths meant artists could share the visual delights of their developing pieces, giving a real sense of camaraderie and creativity.


Small, intimate events where the artists have time to really meet and socialise with each other are a sign of good things to come. Friendships are made, projects are developed and making money is no the priority.

The festival will be back later this year on the 20th and 21st August, keep your eye on The Robin Hood Tattoo Festival Facebook page and website for all our updates!

You can read the full article in Total Tattoo issue 134.

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