A convention is an event where people with the same interests gather together. Like you already read, when it comes to a tattoo-convention it’s all about tattoos.
At a tattoo-convention you can find several tattoo artists, who expose their work and are also tattooing. Besides that there are also different traders which sell books, clothes, jewelry. Both, artists and dealers, you can find in our artist and dealer list.
Food and drinks are also offered.
You, tattoo lovers, belong here too. You don’t need to have a tattoo yourself, it’s already enough if you just like them.
At our website you can find the lists of artists and dealers/traders. We keep this list up-to-date. We refresh the list as soon as we get new registration forms back from artists/dealers. We don’t put people on the list, just through verbal communication. We want to avoid having people on the list which are not able to come after all. That would be not professional and fair against the visitors (you). Because of this, please be patient. ;)
Please keep yourself updated by our website. These days, you can’t count only on Facebook anymore, even if you’ve liked the page.
All the news and changes we publish on our website and on FB, but like we said, those, who keeps themselves updated, will not miss anything.
Especially at our convention you can find the Crème de la Crème of the international tattoo scene. Some of them are fully booked for years and/or are from far away. Some of them created their very own style or are great realistic-artists. It doesn’t matter what kind of tattoo you want, we can assure you, you will find the right person on our convention (see the list here).
Please contact the artist, which you are interested in, as soon as possible. On the artist list you find al the information you need to contact the right person.
Our artists are independent, so we are unfortunately not able to help making appointments for you.
Some of our tattooers make appointments and some are just doing walk-ups. Please discuss this on time with your favorite tattooer. It’s also important to inform him/her about your tattoo wish, the size, where you want it and so on…, this all is really important info for “your” tattoo artist.
Please make sure, you’ve printed your tattoo design and bring it on paper with you. It’s hardly not possible to print a design from your mobile phone during the event. This is the reason why it’s important to do this before. The size of the design, the artist can change for you during the convention. That’s not a problem at all.
No, it’s not possible at all!
The rumor about being a tattoo-model for artists at conventions is very persistent. This is nonsense!
Most of the artists bring their own costumers or waiting for a costumer who wants to get tattooed.
No, a tattoo during a convention costs as much as somewhere else. How much it will cost is something you have to discuss with your tattoo artist. ;) Our artists are independent, so we are unfortunately not able to help making a price for you.
These are tattoo designs for the spontaneous and undecided amongst you. Lots of artists are bringing “Wanna-Do’s”, which means that they pre-design a tattoo, which they want to tattoo on you. Maybe you find something?
This is something for the Home- and fan pages of conventions:
Every now and then we read questions like: “Who’s got time to do a tattoo on Saturday?”
During a convention, there is no time to read and answer THESE kind of posts. Nobody knows who has some open spots left, besides the artist himself. There is no central appointment-give-away-point.
First come, first served. If you would like to have a tattoo, it’s a good thing to be there early. If you want to have more chances getting an appointment, be there on Friday. Then it’s most likely you will get a spot with your favorite artist during the weekend.
Yes, because entrance is entrance. We can’t control the customers and appointments of the artists. The effort of personel and logistics would be way too high and not practicable. As mentioned before, our artists are self employed. With our convention we took care for appointments to be possible at all, the rest is up to the artists and their clients.
Yes and no. Kids, younger than 12 years and handicapped persons (over 80 grade of handicap, please bring your ID) don’t have to pay any entrance fee. All others pay the normal fee.
Our convention is an open to public event. That means that you are allowed to make pictures and/or videos. As long as you don’t cross the line with personal rights. A random shot from the ambiance is not a problem, but if you want to make a portrait of somebody specific, please ask before taking a picture. All media you make is for non commercial use.
Of course. Children, younger than 12 years have free entrance.
We just have a small question for you:
At our convention it could be crowded, that means that the corridors might be full of people. A ride with the stroller could be very complex. That doesn’t mean that you are not welcome with the buggy. We just want to prepare you. :)
Besides that, we offer a family friendly program, which fits with every age. What we can’t tell, is how your children will react on freshly/bleeding tattoos. This question you should ask yourself. ;)
No, dogs (like all other animals too) are not allowed. The hygiene rules are strict and prohibit this.
Depends on what you are bringing. Unsafe objects are not allowed to bring. For example glass bottles, knifes and so on… Please no Fondue!!!!! ;-) )
We are sorry to tell you, but because of the age of our beloved Kaiser-Friedrich-Halle (think about the time when they just had horse carriages) there are no parking lots available directly next to the event. Therefore we ask you to start early looking for an available parking spot. We advise you to take the bus or train. But no worries, the last few years it always worked out with getting the car parked somewhere.
Otherwise the Central Station is in walking distance or you can get here by taxi for low budget.