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5 Tattoo Conventions To Attend in 2023

It’s a new year and time to fill the calendar with fun stuff! But what’s there to do? Where should you go?

Tattoo conventions are great places to go for watching live entertainment, indulge in a bit of retail therapy, and the obvious reason – tattoos! Whether you’re looking for your first tattoo, contemplating your next one, or perhaps simply an admirer of them, we highly recommend going along to a tattoo convention and immersing yourself in this creative world!

To help you out we’ve put together a list of the top 5 tattoo conventions to visit in the UK for 2023…

1. Tattoo Freeze, 4th-5th February – The International Centre, St Quentin Gate, Telford TF3 4JH

With hundreds of artists in attendance, you’ll have the chance to explore a whole range of styles and designs. Maybe you know exactly what you want and which artist you’d like to do the job – you can book in advance or walk-in if the option is available!

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2. Brighton Tattoo Convention #14, 25th-26th February - The Brighton Centre, King’s Road, Brighton

In their 14th annual show, Brighton Tattoo Convention brings a whole host of artists, along with a vast range of traders and vendors - from clothing, jewellery, tattoo supplies and tarot card readings - you won’t be struggling for things to do and see.

Don’t just take our word for it though, check out everything on offer here -

3. Big North Tattoo Show, 29th-30th April - Metro Radio Arena, Arena Way, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7NA

This is their 5th edition and promises to be their biggest yet! With sponsors such as the Hard Rock Café Newcastle and TC Threads, it’s a great convention to visit with all the family because kids go free, woo-hoo! There’ll be no shortage of entertainment on offer across the weekend, including an alternative 'live' gaming arcade!