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5 Tattoo Conventions To Attend in 2023

Updated: Feb 14

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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!

Find out more information at -

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2. Brighton Tattoo Convention, 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 -

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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!

You can book tickets and keep a lookout for more announcements here -

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4. Tatcon Blackpool, 19th-20th August - Norbreck Castle Hotel, Queen’s Promenade, Blackpool, Lancashire FY2 9AA

Oh, we do love to be beside the seaside! Perfect for the summertime, Tatcon Blackpool offers live bands, DJ’s, stage acts, an assortment of trader stalls to peruse at your leisure, and even awards for Best Tattoos!

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5. Halloween Tattoo Bash, 14th-15th October - Wolverhampton Racecourse, Gorsebrook Rd, Wolverhampton WV6 0PE

Spooky season will be in full swing, and what better way to get involved than at the famed Halloween Tattoo Bash! Not only is this convention a popular event for artists, but there’s also an auction, where traders and artists generously auction off their work to raise money for charity. In the past 6 years alone, the convention has raised over £37000!

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And that’s our top 5 tattoo conventions to visit for 2023, but there are so many more going on across the country throughout the year, and you can head on over to World Tattoo Events to check them out!

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