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, Cape Tattoo Expo 2013 promises to be the best one yet.
The festival, presented by SixLove Events, will be held at the iconic Cape Town City Hall from January 25-27 2013. Event organizers Manuela and Allan Gray are thrilled with the new venue: â€œWe are very excited. The event has grown significantly over the past few years and City Hall is the perfect space for the size and vibe of the expo. For the first time we can host all of the related events: the expo, art exhibition and concerts under one roof.â€
About the Cape Tattoo Expo:
It was back in 2009Â that renowned tattoo artist Manuela Gray realised a dream of putting together an international tattoo convention on South African soil.
Held at the CTICC, 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 â€˜fringeâ€™ or â€˜backstreetâ€™ art form and found its place in mainstream society.
Over the following four years, the event attracted scores 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 â€œregularsâ€ such as Bob Tyrrell (US), Laura Juan (Spain), Randy Englehard (Germany), Robert Hernandez (Sp/Pol), Mark Bester (UK), 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 R250. Tickets will be available through the Cape Tattoo Expo website and select retail outlets nationwide from 26 November 2013.
Visit www.capetattooconvention.co.za for updates about attending artists, pre-convention concerts, competitions, and info.
Also be sure to join the Southern Ink Xposure and Cape Town International Tattoo Convention facebook and Twitter groups for all the latest news about related eventsÂ and artist info.
- Twitter: @CapeTattExpo
- Facebook:Â www.facebook.com/pages/Southern-Ink-Xposure/17321767097