Villain Arts hosted the 1st Annual Denver Tattoo Arts Convention, September 1st-3rd, at the Denver Convention Center. This is the newest contender in the tattoo convention circuit, facing off with the Colorado Tattoo Convention, happening this weekend at the National Western Complex. Your boy, De La Vaca, went to the convention to see what was happening in the world of Denver body art. I spoke with convention organizer, Troy Trimpel, about what was in store for attendees. I also spoke with Mike Pinto from Thick as Thieves Tattoo Shop on Colfax. Finally, I went #underthegun with Mike Pinto to get a tattoo. Yes, it hurt. No, Mom, we don’t regret it. Check it out. And check out Thick as Thieves. They’re doing epic work.