Saturday Brigette , Brandon I hit the road early and made our way down to New Plymouth for the New Zealand Tattoo and Art Festival. The festival had so much to offer and I was super excited to hear that the organiser Brent had brought Sabina Kelly over for the event. Sabina has always been one of my role models/ idol in the Pin Up scene and I was super excited to meet her.
Brigette was also excited as she had a appt with Tilly Dee from Mimsy’s Trailer Trash Tattoo who had come over from Brisbane for the festival.
I couldn’t get a booking on the day so I purchased an appropriately make up themed print from Tilly.
While waiting fro Brigette to have her arm done and Brandon with his leg I popped up to see Claire and Rose from the Pamper lounge! They had a great set up in the retail section with their Besame and Glorydays stand. I got to step in during the day and help with some vintage hair doo’s when the afternoon crowds rolled in.
After a busy day Brigette and I realised we had eaten all day and unfortunately there wasn’t many vegetarian options so settled for some hot chips had a quick break and then plucked up the courage to go a meet Sabina. Sabina is really lovely, we introduced ourselves, had a quick conversation and she happily posed with two star struck pin ups!
I finally got to catch up with Venus Starr and Bonita Danger Doll in the evening after all the shows etc. Venus had come up from Wellington to perform and I have been fortunate to perform in her shows. Bonita flew up from Christchurch, we meet at the New Zealand Burlesque Festival and she really is a hot sweetie!