It’s already over again… the TIE 9. It went so quick.

Like always, it was amazing. In every aspect. We are really thankful to our great team, the best artists and all the kind and interested visitors!

But where it ends, it also starts, we will chill out a little bit and let our sore feet rest for a while and then we start planning our 10th anniversary already. What we can do, is to reveal it's theme: we are gonna blow new life into our very first motto. “Hula hula & Tiki”. So be prepared and get your Hawaiian skirts and coconut-bikinis out of your closets. 

IMPORTANT: Unfortunately, because of the restoration of our dear Kaiser-Friedrich-Halle, we will NOT BE ABLE to do the 10th anniversary on the date we wrote on the entrance tickets and the program booklets. We will keep you updated, as soon as we have more info!

Your TIE-Team

A big hit for our Mafia theme!

A big hit for our Mafia theme are our next two guests:
Ines and Dr. Mark Benecke!

For our TIE they dived into the history of the early Mafia in NY, just to give on Sunday an excellent and very interesting seminar.
We are really looking forward to this! But there is more… From 2:30pm-5pm, Ines and Mark are waiting for you at the info booth. Here you can get the already well known Tattoographs from the Benecke family. The revenue goes to peta2! Never heard about it? just ask them or search it.
We thing it’s AWESOME!

PHOTO CREDITS: Julian Pawlowski


Stern Freihandveredelung

The TIE wouldn't be the TIE if we wouldn’t find new ideas every year. All year long, we are looking for great artists, which we can welcome to our family.

That’s how we discovered Sterni.

He is a real master when it comes to paint brushes, has a creative mind, awesome in handcraft. So in short: a big deal in his sector. For him it doesn’t matter if it’s pinstriping on old cars/motorbikes or portraits on clay tiles. He just pimps everything like no one else. This years trophies for the TIE 9 are also done by him, his creativity has no limits.

See for yourself at the booth of Stern - Freihand Veredelung.

As a highlight for the little ones, our friend Sterni offered, to pimp the kids of our visitors. On Sunday from 1-6pm he does kids tattoos for the first time. OF COURSE WITHOUT ANY NEEDLES and nothing which isn’t removable with water. So come by his booth.

Besides that, his wife Sandra is also joining who will bring also a creative collection of 50s accessories.