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What is a Tattoo Show?
A Tattoo show or tattoo convention is a friendly, inclusive and entertaining event that brings together tattoo artists, art and tattoo fans and people from all walks
 of life to celebrate everything about tattoos.

The show features many tattoo artists 'live' tattooing, so you can see them up close and get a tattoo if you want to.  A good tattoo show will usually feature quality artists from around the world and also feature plenty of entertainment including bands, live acts etc.

You don't need a tattoo to come, many people come looking for their first tattoo or just to enjoy the art, atmosphere and stacks of entertainment. Some people come just out of curiosity, to enjoy a unique day out or just to see the wonderful world of tattoo art in person. 

Tattooing celebrates individuality so whoever you are,

whatever your interests - All are welcome.


Can I get a Tattoo at the Show?

Absolutely! We have some world class national and international artists tattooing at the show.


If you'd like to get tattooed at the show we recommend contacting your preferred artist directly to book in prior to the show to make sure

of an appointment in advance.


However there will be plenty of artists at the show who will be doing 'walk up appointments' so you can browse their work at their stand, have a chat and book in with them there and then. 


Where can I buy tickets?

Discounted advance tickets will be available from our website or from

Full price tickets will be available on the door of the show.


Are kids welcome?

Yes, kids are welcome, under 18's need to be accompanied by an adult and under 14's are FREE so bring the whole family!

How do I enter a tattoo competition?

To enter a competition you must have a tattoo done by one of the artists actively working at the show, but can of been done in a studio before the show in all categories apart from Best Of Day and Best Of Show.

Competitions are free to enter.

For more information

see our 'tattoo comps' section in the navigation bar of this website


Can I park my vehicle at the venue?

Yes, Parking is available at the Excel venue.

They have a daily rate, please check their website for current rates.


What time does the show open?

The show will open at 10.30am for advance ticket holders

and 11.15am for pay on the door entries

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