Tattoo artist proposes to girlfriend in a very risky way

Tattoo artist Vinny Capaldo-Smith has just raised the bar for marriage proposals. He asked his girlfriend Brooke Wodark to marry him by tattooing “Will you marry me?” on his leg, above “yes” and “no” boxes. Totally unaware of what was in store, he asked Wodark to tattoo his leg, where she tattooed a little heart. She then discovered the new tattoo on Capaldo-Smith’s leg. Read more.

Should teachers be able to have tattoos?

Headteachers are debating whether it’s OK for staff to display their body art in school. Could he ever be allowed in front of children and parents? The recent hot weather has posed a problem for headteachers wondering whether to let staff roll up their sleeves and display their body artwork. This is what our panel thought on the matter... Read more.


The 13th edition of The International London Tattoo Convention, the most exciting, anticipated and resoundingly successful celebration of body art in the world, has been confirmed for the weekend of 22/23/24th September 2017 at Tobacco Dock, 50 Porters Walk, London E1W 2SF.

Join us once again at East London’s striking Tobacco Dock for the 13th edition of the world’s greatest tattoo event, The International London Tattoo Convention.

Over 400 of the most prominent, talented tattoo artists working today, handpicked from every corner of the globe, are set to attend this prestigious and highly acclaimed event, tattooing in a dazzling and diverse range of styles. From Western Traditional and Japanese tattoos to stunning photo-realistic styles and traditional hand-tapped motifs, the very best examples of every tattoo style will be on display. Read more.