It’s that time of year again for the annual Golden State Tattoo Expo in Pasadena, California. Tokewell was invited to check out the expo and allow you to relive the experience through our pens and lenses. Legends in the tattoo game like Carlos Torres and Nikko Hurtado played host to the event and for lack of a better word, the ambiance was buzzing with energy. Collectors from all over the globe flocked over to Pasadena to get a glimpse of their and hopefully some work from some of the most talented artists to ever break the dermis.

The show featured some of the biggest names in the game today such as Victor Portugal, Chet Zar, Steve Soto, Norm, Mystik,World of Pencils, Daniel Rocha, Edgar Marquez, Rodrigo Molina and Mark Merino just to name a few.

Check out the rest of the snaps below. Enjoy!

Born Vincent Malvaez but better known as Taadow69K. I am a photographer and avid tattoo collector. I am the official photographer for Sullen, Tokewell and my works are published worldwide.