* This post is late today because I have been anxiously following the London Riots, particularly in my adopted home town of Ealing. My heart goes out to any independent business affected by the actions of a few illiterate idiots.
Saturday was Tattoo Jam in Doncaster and I genuinely had the best time. I was really scared before I got there as I had no idea what to expect but it was absolutely fantastic. The atmosphere of a room full of hundreds of tattoos being done was insane! I was so fortunate to be able to interview some of the best tattoo artists there, which was such an incredible experience, and I will be featuring these artists over the next few weeks. If you have any interest in tattoos you will not want to miss these at all!
I also managed to pick up some lovely laser cut acrylic jewellery including a swallow necklace, a stag brooch and a chihuahua ring. I'm seriously loving my acrylic animal jewellery right now. I had such a good time at Tattoo Jam that I missed my train home to London and ended up having to get a train to Leeds instead. I had some nice chats with homeless people while I waited for my parents to pick me up and my mum made everything okay! Despite not packing any overnight stuff I had a brilliant time at home and caught the mega bus home from Manchester. For those who are unfamiliar with the mega bus it is the cheapest intercity travel so it tends to be a hellish journey with the desperate dregs of society. This journey flew by because an awesome graduate sat next to me heading down to start an internship at a fashion house. We bonded over a mutual love for her cambridge satchel company bag and we had a good chat the whole way down. Good times! Despite the string of disasters I had a blast this weekend and I actually think they helped add to the fun! I want to thank everyone who made my weekend special, especially my parents and the tattoo artists who were so generous to talk to me, you made my day year!