Ben Gun & United Magnetic’s past visit to Steel City Tattoo Convention

Shane O’Neill Productions Tattoo Convention in Pittsburg

The 2nd Annual Steel City Tattoo Convention was held on the weekend of September 19 – 21, at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburg. Besides the opportunity to get tattooed right there with your favorite tattooist, it also featured a variety of seminars for the tattoo artists, merchandise for sale, and of course a tattoo contest, which included many categories such as Best Back piece, Best Portrait Black & Grey, Best Sleeve, Best Asian…just to name a few.


Our dear owner Ben Gun was there as an attending artist, tattooing and also selling the amazing custom hand-made tattooing machines from United Magnetic.

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Ben Gun announced fot the Steel City Tattoo Convention in Pittsburg

Custom built high quality tattoo machines

United Magnetic is a collective brotherhood and outfit of professional and experienced tattoo machine builders. All of its members share a vision to create the machines with a focus on hand craftsmanship, quality over quantity, and function before form. All machines are hand built, tuned and guaranteed by each and every individual builder.

Their goal is to build tattoo machines that stand apart and make a serious difference for artists in the industry today. United Magnetic is also an institution dedicated to collecting and preserving industry history, knowledge and great old stories from the past and present day.

With a new stage for professional tattoo machine builders to perform and compete amongst each other, United Magnetic hopes to bring exciting new days and quite possibly, innovate the industry at the same time.

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United Magnetic machines at the Steel City Tattoo Convention in Pittsburg

If you want your tattoo made by professionals, then come to Mantra Tattoo & Body Piercing!

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Staff at Mantra Tattoo

Come visit us to discover why we are Denver’s best custom tattoos, piercing and body jewelry shop. Get your custom tattoo designed by one of our experienced tattoo artists. Or pick up a niece piece of body jewelry and get pierced by one of our professional body piercers.

We use only medical grade sterilization and always new needles on every tattoo and piercing. Our shop is fully inspected and regulated by the Jefferson County Health Department. Age requirements: 18 and up on your own with state issued photo ID or equivalent; 16 or 17 years of age with a legal guardian and both individuals are required to have a state issued photo ID or equivalent with matching last names.

1695 Wadsworth Blvd, Lakewood, Colorado
(303) 239-8282 / (303) 238-3736
Open: Mon – Sat 11:00 am – 9:00 pm, Sun 12:00 noon – 9:00pm.

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