THE first ever Croydon Tattoo Convention was described as the "event of the year" by those who attended.
The event, which was held over the weekend at Fairfield Halls, featured tattoo artists from as far afield as the USA and Mexico.
Event organiser Richie Bennett said the event went "like a dream".
He added: "Everyone is looking forward to coming back next year as we hope to make it an annual event."
Mark Jelliman, 23, who is a tattoo artist from Inkeys tattoo shop in Downham, Bromley, and who attended the convention, said: "I thought it went really well, it was very well organised, all of the entertainment fitted really well and there was a really good atmosphere throughout.
"I would definitely attend again if it was on next year."