Whether you have tattoos from your head to your toes, or don’t have one drop of ink under your skin, the Cyprus International Tattoo Convention is an event everyone should experience at least once.
Held at the Carob Mill Restaurants Ltd, Limassol CYPRUS, lots of tattoo artists, tattoo enthusiasts, and the tattoo curious will gather from Friday 29th till Sunday 31st of March to celebrate the ancient art of tattooing.
Here’s what you should know before you go.
The convention kicks off at around 1 p.m. on Friday and is open until midnight. Saturday we start early 11 a.m. till midnight & Sunday’s 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Entrance tickets are €15 per day or €25 for 3-day pass.
* with the 3 DAY PASS you get a FREE BEER
Get them by clicking here: TICKETS
Once you’re there
While the ink is the major attraction, there is much more to experience during this 3-day festival of artwork. Getting a tattoo or watching an artist tattoo a friend is the main objective of attending the weekend-long show, but there is live entertainment and music, as well as cold beers from Leon Beer & Sandy Beer, super cool and tasty cocktails by Sailor Jerry, tatoo contests, shopping area, barber shop and much more…
Here you’ll find the list of all SHOPPING STALLS
Getting a tattoo
Lots of talented tattoo artists (100+) will bring their ‘guns’ to this 3-day event, and be on hand for scheduled appointments or customer walk-ups.
Research and contact the artist(s) you wish to get work from in advance. If you miss that opportunity, be at the convention first thing when the doors open on day 1 to try to get an appointment set up! Some of these artists can book the whole show in the first 30 minutes of the opening day. Don’t let the chance slip by, you may never have another opportunity to get tattooed by them again; artists come in and drop out of the convention circuit all the time.
Unless you know which artist you want to get work on by, take your time from before, examine all the portfolios you can until you see someone with the talent to do what it is you want done.
Check all the attending artists & their contact details here: TATTOO ARTISTS 2024
Don’t haggle. In spite of the circus-like atmosphere, conventions are not flea-markets, and the artists in attendance aren’t junk-dealers or used car salesmen/women. They are professional craftspeople, with traveling expenses, who likely dropped a lot of money to come to your town and make their services available to those who want their work. If you don’t think their price is in your range, thank them for their time and move on to another artist. After comparing quality and prices, you may be back!
Be prepared to leave a deposit. This one always seems to surprise some people. If you are making an appointment to get tattooed, and an artist has to take time in advance to draw up what you want, then they NEED a deposit for that preliminary work, and to guarantee your spot on a busy day at the show. They are there to do tattoos and there’s only so many working hours in the day. The very last thing they need is to book a time slot and have a no-show.
Be on TIME for your appointment. And I’d say the same thing to the artists. Some people are notoriously late, some just simply move slow, but I don’t think there’s a valid excuse for not behaving like a professional, on time and ready to go at the time you agreed to start. It’s disrespectful, and it goes both ways.
Take in the sights
The convention kicks off at 1 p.m. Friday. Take your time and walk around, meet the artists and just get familiar with the atmosphere as well as the procedures. Tattoo contests will beging at around 5 p.m and will continue throught the day. Second day we start early. On Saturday doors open at around 11 a.p. Tattoo contests kick off at around 4 p.m following up for closing the night with a unique LIVE performance by Black Strays at around 21:00.
Sunday follows and is a day with lots of competitions as well as the best of the show contest. Doors open at 11:00. During the day there will be a special LIVE performance by the Athens duo ‘ No Hard Feelings‘ ( TINY JACKAL & THANASIMOS).
Highlight of the day, ‘THE BEST OF THE SHOW’ contest.
For details schedule click HERE
Be sure to be there to see the best of the best!!