Now going into its fifth year, the Cape Tattoo Expo has evolved into the most important lifestyle festival of its kind on the African continent.
With a greater range of top international tattoo artists attending and a very exciting arts and concert event schedule, next year`s Cape Tattoo Expo promises to be the best one yet. It was back in 2009 that renowned tattoo artist, Manuela Gray realised a dream of putting together an international tattoo convention on South African soil.
The inaugural event was attended by more than 75 artists, amongst them some of the brightest stars in international skin ink. For the 5 500 members of the public who attended the first event it was a clear sign that tattoos and tattoo culture had outgrown the stigma of being a ‘fringe’ or ‘backstreet’ art form and found its place in mainstream society. Over the following four years, the event attracted scores of more top international artists to the Cape shores, to the point where artists from over thirty countries have attended.
In 2013, Southern Ink Xposure will again bring the best in global tattoo culture and lifestyle. Attendees can look forward to thrilling in the artworks of big-name international convention “regulars” such as Bob Tyrell (US.), Laura Juan (Spain), Randy Englehard (Germany), Robert Hernandez (Sp/Pol), Mark Bester (U.K.), as well as the very best that South Africa has to offer.
A day pass will cost R100 (which, for the first time, includes admission to expo concerts), and an all-access weekend pass will sell for R250. Tickets will be available through the Cape Tattoo Expo Website and select retail outlets nationwide from November 26.