Cyprus Tattoo Convention: What you need to know before you go.

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 July 23rd & 24th to celebrate the ancient art of tattooing.

Here’s what you should know before you go.

Getting there

The convention kicks off at 11 a.m. on Saturday and is open until midnight. Sunday’s hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Convention tickets are €10 per day or 15€ for 2-day pass. There is the option to purchase online pre-sale tickets at €15 and from selected locations around Cyprus. Click the link for details PRESALE TICKETS.

Once you’re there

While the ink is the major attraction, there is much more to experience during this 2-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, super cool and tasty cocktails by Sailor Jerry, performance shows, body arts, shopping area, art exhibition and much more…

Getting a tattoo

Lots of talented tattoo artists (100+) will bring their guns to this 2-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 2022

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 11 a.m. Saturday. Take your time and walk around, meet the artists and just get familiar with the atmosphere as well as the procedures. Entertainment continues throughout the day with Royal Venom LIVE awards creation at 13:00. Tattoo contests kick off at around 17:00 following up for closing the night with a unique performance by NOFRENØ 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. Royal Venom LIVE body art at around 12:00 following up with lots of tattoo contests reaching at the highlight of the night which is ‘THE BEST OF THE SHOW’

Be sure to be there to see the best of the best!!

Check full schedule HERE