How to describe Ink-N-Iron… depending on the audience I have described it in a few ways. To the general public it has been “a tattoo convention,” to people who are outwardly not fond of tattoos it has been “a rockabilly show and car expo” while neither of these descriptions is entirely true, neither is false at the same time. The tattoo aspect was certainly the focus of the event with things like this traditional tebori tattooing, waiting around every corner.


Here is the main hall of the Queen Marry, 3 stories of the worlds best tattoo artists gathered in one place. One big happy place where thousands of people can let their freak flag fly high and embrace one aspect of their lives that they have chosen completely for themselves.


With that said, the car expo aspect of this event was not to be trifled with, these people had some serious vehicles and they were proud to show them off. Since I am far from a car expert and car shows kinda’ explain themselves, I’ll not try and comment on these fine autos, rather, I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves.

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The other huge aspect about this place, beyond the insanely perfect weather is the ship. Although the Queen Marry is moored to the dock and has been modified to be more hotel/expo center then boat, it’s still a huge old boat that you’re in which is pretty freaking awesome! The thing is mad old looking (the technical term I believe) inside which gives the whole event a very specific feel, exactly what the organizers are going for I’m sure.

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Getting to the upper decks and looking over the grounds made for a great view.

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Although there is plenty more to write and post pictures about I’m dead tired, so this is the end for now.


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