What is a tattoo convention?
A tattoo convention is a gathering of many tattoo artists and collectors who come together to share their artwork and create new pieces. Live tattooing, piercing, and a variety of different forms of entertainment serve as the main attraction, while vendors offer a plethora of goods for sale such as t-shirts, artwork, jewelry, and accessories. Additionally, daily tattoo contests, competitions, music, after parties and performances flesh out the schedule.
Who can attend?
Admission is all-ages. Often there are many whole families there, ranging from babies to seniors. ATTENDEES UNDER THE AGE OF 18 MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT AT ALL TIMES.
How do I get a tattoo and how old do I have to be?
You must be at least 18 years old, with photo ID, to get tattooed. All working tattooists at the 1st International Tattoo Convention are licensed and trained professionals and will NOT deviate from that policy. As long as you are 18 or older, you can walk right up to any working artist at the show and discuss the tattoo design you are looking to get. Keep in mind that many attending artists will be busy with a number of different clients, so it’s a good idea to book your time in advance. You can view all of the artist portfolios online at http://cyprustattooconvention.com/artists-2014/ and contact them via email or phone.
Can I drink alcohol before I get tattooed?
NO. Alcohol is a blood-thinner, will make your tattoo bleed excessively, and complicate the process of receiving and healing your piece. Plan on eating a good meal prior to getting tattooed and leave the drinking to people not getting any work done.
How much does it cost to get a tattoo?
Prices vary from artist to artist and are completely at their discretion. Small tattoos may range from €50 to €100 with average hourly rates ranging from €100 to €250.
How do I get more information about the show?
Important details, times, ticket prices, contest schedules, artist contact info, travel info, and hotel info are available on the convention website: http://cyprustattooconvention.com/. During the show, please consult our facebook (https://www.facebook.com/cyprustattooconvention) account for updates and additional information.