If sharp needles etching ink into skin, the buzzing drone it creates, blood dripping, and cling wrap filming is your thing, then you know the biggest lifestyle event of the year is soon on our doorstep. Entering it’s 6th year, the CAPE TATTOO EXPO, will never disappoint!
Attendees can expect an incredible visual display of tattoo artists from all over the world, as well as the best that South Africa has to offer. Tattoo booths situated in various big open rooms in the city hall and even if you do not book a tattoo, you will be able to see the masters at work with various clients. You’re able to choose an artist of your liking, but also get to see what the tattoo visionaries have to offer, in terms of design, art, and most important skill.
This year’s theme of “Victorian Oddities” opens the 28th February 2014 and the following day of the 1st March features some live acts to bide the time during your 3 hour sessions of awesome!
There’s a number of side events around the expo itself:
Friday 21 February – Tattoo Expo Golf Day
Metropolitan Golf Club – 16h30
Golf anyone? R600 for a 4 ball – 9 Hole.
Players can book at email@example.com – Only experienced golfers can take part. The event will be free to the public and the prize giving will happen after the game at the club house bar. There will also be an after party at House of Machines to round off a perfectly cool day.
Ticket sales for Cape Tattoo Expo 2014 opened the 5th February and will be available via Quicket here
Tickets are R100.00 per day or R250.00 for a full weekend pass. Full weekend passes allow free entry to the live music at the City Hall Auditorium on the Saturday night. (Note that the day passes do not include access to the live music.) The ticket also does not include the price of tattoos. These can be booked with and paid to the artist directly.
To book, go to: www.capetattooconvention.co.za/artists and contact the particular artist. “Walk in” tattoos will also be welcome, if time and booking schedules allow.
Doors open at 17h00 on the Friday and at 11h00 on the Saturday and Sunday.
For updates about attending artists, concerts, competitions, and info visit www.capetattooconvention.co.za
SixLove Events will also be hosting a ‘tattoo-athon’ in the next few months to raise money for the CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation SA. CHOC is a national organization dedicated to providing assistance to children that are battling cancer or life-threatening blood disorders, and their families. CHOC was established in 1979 and has Divisions in: Johannesburg, Pretoria, Free State, KwaZulu Natal, Eastern Cape and Western Cape..
CHOC is not funded by government, but rather by the donations received from corporates, individuals and parents of children with cancer. Funds raised are applied to directly benefit the children and their families, as well as those involved in the treatment of these serious illnesses. More info about CHOC visit www.choc.org.za
CHOC will be at the Tattoo Expo to tell people more about their cause. The date for the ‘tattoo-athon’ to be announced soon!
Also be sure to join the Southern Ink Xposure and Cape Town International Tattoo Convention Facebook and Twitter groups for all the latest news about related events and artist info.
We’re giving away 1 x double entry for Friday 28 February 2014 to the Cape Tattoo Expo 2014
To enter you must do the the following:
Step 1 of 3: Complete the entry form below (we need your details to contact you).
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Terms & Conditions: You must be over the age of 18, the competition closes at 12pm (12:00) on Thursday 27th February. Winners will be notified by 1pm (13:00) via Email the same day (Thursday 27th February). The prize is for 1 x double entry for the event on Friday 28th February 2014. The Judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.