The most leading tattoo convention of the Benelux is about to kick off again, and this time it’s bigger than ever! The 12th edition of the Tattoo, Art and Street Art Convention Amsterdam 2016 welcomes around 300 of the best tattoo artists from home and abroad and takes place from May 27th until May 29th in hall 4 and 5 of the RAI in Amsterdam
The Tattoo, Art and Street Art Convention has been a must-attend event for all tattoo lovers for years now, and of course still is. From traditional hand-poked tattoo to New School / cartoon style, from realistic to dot work, all tattoo styles are represented at this convention and everyone is welcome at this ever-friendly event.
Visitors can of course be tattooed, or simply admire the art of tattooing. One can shop and stroll along the various colourful stands with clothing, piercing, jewellery, and much more. The Grimeshop shows body paint demonstrations and also paints the most beautiful art on visitors if desired. Of course, as always, there will be lots of attention for street art at the convention: various street art artists will participate and let their creativity run wild. Barbershop ‘De Snorrensalon’ with its master barbers will take care of all your retro haircuts and old school shaves. On the stage one can see various shows, live music and tattoo contests.
Back at this convention: The Tattoo Preservation Service, which uses a careful and scientific method to preserve tattooed skin after death. This way your tattoo turns into a work of art that remains forever. Religious organization ‘De Kracht van de Veilige Naald’ ('The Strength of the Safe Needle') will also be present again to promote the acceptance of tattoos and will be tattooing, free of cost, the symbol of Tatooism on everyone that wants it (as far as time allows, don't wait too long!).
During the convention, the tattoo artists will be painting typical Dutch ‘wooden shoes’. At the end of the convention a contest takes place during which the best ‘tattooed’/painted wooden shoes are chosen. All customized wooden shoes will be donated to charity after the convention.
With the exception of a few shows the Tattoo Convention is child friendly. The location is easily accessible for wheelchair users. You are more than welcome, we hope to see you in Amsterdam!