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Tobacco Dock

Tobacco Dock is an architecturally significant warehouse in Wapping in London's Docklands. It is a listed building and is designated Grade I, which is the highest grade.

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Inside Tobacco Dock

Inside Tobacco Dock
Made by ThingsmyGadgetsSaw
Tobacco Dock. This vast cavernous area was built between 1811 and 1813 and was used for the storage of skins, tobacco, tea and spices. When the docks closed, it was converted into a shopping centre, but this failed to attract the public in sufficient numbers and now it is an empty and haunting place where your footsteps echo in the crypt-like interior. As you enter, there are two interesting statues of a little boy looking up at a huge tiger. These commemorate the days when the area was a landing stage, not just for exotic cargoes, but also for all manner of exotic beasts. These statues depict an incident in the early 19th Century when a full-grown Bengal Tiger, which had just been delivered to the nearby Jamrach’s Emporium on Ratcliff Highway, escaped from its crate. It trotted down the road, scattering people as it went. An eight-year-old boy, who had never seen such a big cat, attempted to pat it on the nose, but the tiger seized the child between its jaws and trotted off with him. Mr Jamrach ran after them, forced his bare hands into the tiger’s throat and managed to release the boy unscathed.

Vanessa Lake: ginger & tattooed pin-up

Vanessa Lake: ginger & tattooed pin-up
Made by PierrEmmanuel
Vanessa is one of the icons of Tattoo Energy magazin. Inspired by the glamour girls of the 50′s and 60′s, she is an american alt & glamour model. I met her at the Tattoo convention in Tobacco Docks, in London where she was signing copies of her calendar Her tattoos are illustrations inspired by the works of Lewis Carroll Alice in wonderland and Through the Looking glass

Cheeky Grin

Cheeky Grin
Made by cazphoto.co.uk
This was the last character we spotted on the way out. She was very chatty - apparently her husband does her hair for her once a week. It was quite solid but flexible - she gets it under a crash helmet and it bounces back when she takes it off! Taken at the London Tattoo Convention 2011. Ref: D731-97

Tat Two . . . . . . . . . . 09-12-2010

Tat Two . . . . . . . . . . 09-12-2010
Made by An Old Barbie Doll
Taken at Tobacco Dock, London Part of a project which I plan to do every day for a year. Why not come join in the fun.Part of 2 or Two a project which I plan to do every day for a year. Why not come join in the fun.

Minding Baby

Minding Baby
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This guy was rocking the pushchair minding baby whilst mum went to the bathroom. His full-back tattoo was being much admired. Taken at the London Tattoo Convention 2011. Ref: D731-45

Mind the steps

Mind the steps
Made by Martin Deutsch
Peeking through the shutters at the now-padlocked Tobacco Dock shopping centre.

Patricia's Fangs

Patricia's Fangs
Made by cazphoto.co.uk
Meet Patricia. Simon had quite a conversation with her - apparently she's a tattoo artist from Colombia. Taken at the London Tattoo Convention 2011. Ref: D731-37

I think I know what I want

I think I know what I want
Made by beast love
Taken at the London Tattoo Convention, 2010. Sexy fire-breathing tattoo ladies. Getting into this for free marked just the halfway point of an epic weekend.

Day #1364

Day #1364
Made by cazphoto.co.uk
Miss Scarlet. Taken at the London Tattoo Convention 2011. More info. Ref: D655_1364

Shiz hard at work at the London Tattoo convention

Shiz hard at work at the London Tattoo convention
Made by odin's_raven
Bumped in to Mr Shiz at the tattoo convention unexpectedly and had to get a picture and say hi. Can check out his stream here

Peoplewatching

Peoplewatching
Made by cazphoto.co.uk
From the balcony of the min level. I liked the cat tat on his forearm. Taken at the London Tattoo Convention 2011. Ref: D731-14

Smoker

Smoker
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I was intrigued by the carved-in design on this guy's cheek. Taken at the London Tattoo Convention 2011. Ref: D731-30

Artist At Work #2

Artist At Work #2
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His client didn't seem very comfortable having this done! Taken at the London Tattoo Convention 2011. Ref: D731-12

Waiting For The Call

Waiting For The Call
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She seemed very intent on a text or call on her mobile. Taken at the London Tattoo Convention 2011. Ref: D731-59

Lunchtime Conversation

Lunchtime Conversation
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These two were deep in conversation over their lunch. Taken at the London Tattoo Convention 2011. Ref: D731-26

I Is Watching You

I Is Watching You
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Not quite eyes in the back of her head, but close! Taken at the London Tattoo Convention 2011. Ref: D731-50

Animated Conversation

Animated Conversation
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These two were chatting like long-lost friends. Taken at the London Tattoo Convention 2011. Ref: D731-33

Flowing Locks

Flowing Locks
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This lady was posing for lots of photographers .Taken at the London Tattoo Convention 2011. Ref: D731-55

Red All Over

Red All Over
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She was posing for Simon at the time, I think. Taken at the London Tattoo Convention 2011. Ref: D731-67

Chi Chi Revolver

Chi Chi Revolver
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A little bit of burlesque with a hula hoop. Taken at the London Tattoo Convention 2011. Ref: D731-83



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