Its that time of year again my ink loving people! Weather you a lover of getting them or a lover of people that have them, then this IS the event for you!
In its 4th year now, its only getting better and better! I have been to all 3 past ones and let me tell you, its hard not leaving with a new one! In fact i have gotten 2 at them before! Not too mention that you get to see loads of Mooiness and Mooimen with awesome tats! (That last word could easily have gone wrong)
Here is ALL you need to know and the COMPETITION is below:
Cape Town International Tattoo Convention will again give thousands of South Africans and travelers from abroad the opportunity to get inked by some of the world’s most in-demand tattoo artists, at a hygienic, safe, friendly and entertainment-filled event. 70 booths, 20 vendors, floor shows featuring Burlesque dancing, acrobatic displays, sword-swallowing, live music and more, the Putt-Putt course, and a few more special surprises besides, will keep the curious and the tattoo-hungry completely entertained while the artists get down to work.
Making this event the biggest international tattoo convention on the continent, tattoo artists from some fifteen different countries this year, among them the USA, Spain, , the UK, France, Belgium, Austria, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, Argentina, Kenya, Canada, with a strong showing of our own South African talent, will be in attendance amounting to almost 100 artists in total!
Attendees can look forward to thrilling in the artworks of big-name tattoo legends such as Robert Hernandez (Sp), La Astrid (Nor), Benjamin Moss (US), , Manuela Gray (SA), Jay Jay (SWE), Rev. Simon White (SA), Joe Johns (USA), Tyler Murphy (SA), Milo Marcer (SA), Derek Baker (SA), Gordon Claus (Ger), (SA), Laura Juan (SP), , Thomas Alvarado (US) and Tom Yak (US).
Being more than “just a tattoo convention”, S.I.X 2012 aims to again paint the town in multi-chromatic hues with art exhibitions and live music events storming different and diverse venues across the city.
BANDS & MUSIC:
Johannesburg rock kings the Shadowclub will be holding stage at The Assembly (Saturday 28th) in a bid for “Death Or Glory”, playing alongside aKING, Dead Lucky and The Pits. One lucky party goer will take home a Fender guitar courtesy of Paul Bothner Music.
On Friday night, bands The Great Apes, Wolftown, and rockabilly rousers Them Tornados will further add to the soundtrack of what promises to be an unforgettable weekend of good music, and awesome tattoos at the Hold Fast party staged at the Harley-Davidson clubhouse in Zonnebloem.
PRICING AND WHERE TO BUY:
Tickets are available for either the full weekend (R250 p/p) or on a single day pass (R100 P/P), available from Computicket outlets and at the following tattoo parlours in Cape Town: Wildfire Tattoos (Long Street & Canal Walk); Metal Machine (city); Sins of Style (city); Mob Inc Tattoo Bistro (Sea Point); Body Architects (Claremont)!
The events’ Twitter and Facebook groups and pages will be keeping fans up to date with the latest developments and additions in the lead up to, and during, the convention opening.
The convention’s website www.capetattooconvention.co.za also contains a wealth of information for those looking to book their next tattoo, or merely find out who, where, what and why.
DATE & TIMES:
The convention opening hours will be:
Friday 27 January: 5pm –11pm.
Saturday 28 January: 11am – 10pm.
Sunday 29 January: 12pm – 8pm.
We giving away 1 hamper with the following:
- VIP ticket to the tattoo convention
- Bottle of Sailor Jerry
- T-shirt/Jeans combo from Lee Jeans (R750)
- R200 voucher for The Book Lounge
- 2 x after party tickets to Assembly
What you need to do:
Simple, come up with a sentence starting with the first letters of the word TATTOO
T – Today
A – Apples
T – Tomorrow
T – Tomatoes
O – On
O – Orions Belt
You get the idea! Be funny and clever though, not like my example!
Competition ends 4pm 25th January, winner announce 12pm 26th.