The highly anticipated South African International Tattoo Convention returns 23rd – 25th March 2018 this year at The Lookout at V&A Waterfront in Cape Town.
SAITC2018 provides a platform to showcase creative talent from all over the world, where artists have opportunity to connect with South African tattoo enthusiasts and members of the public, who can engage, explore and learn more about these virtuosos and their styles, as well as get tattooed on site!
The convention aims to inspire and educate; breaking stigmas about tattoo culture by showcasing this art form in an accessible and friendly show-format which includes attractive food, craft gin and beer gardens, bars, exhibitions and lifestyle vendors who bring elements of fashion, art and music into the mix.
“The tattooing community has been rapidly growing in popularity throughout the last years. We believe this is due to the acceptance of tattooing as a well-respected art form and introduction into mainstream media. The main objective of The South African International Tattoo Convention is to educate the public on health perspective and the correct way to approach getting a tattoo, as well as introducing the public to a wide range of new styles and cultures.” Says founder Waldo Del Rocca.
Want to get your tattoo done?
Pre-book to avoid disappointment! Artist bookings are open and slots fill up fast, to ensure you get a session with your favourite tattooer, head to the South African International Tattoo Convention website HERE and book by emailing the artist directly, before the convention, to start discussing the process and your design and tattoo placement.
“WALK-UPS are also welcome! If you’re comfortable with throwing caution to the wind, buy your tickets to the convention and find an artist on site between 23rd – 25th March 2018. Spontaneously select a piece you love and get small, quick sketches and pieces of work known as “flash” designs without needing to pre-plan or pre-book.
Tickets range between R 195 – R 590 for a weekend pass.
23 March 2108 – 17:00pm –21:00pm
24 March 2018 – 11:00am – 22:00pm
25 March 2018 – 11:00am – 21:00pm
Photo credit – Jacobus Snyman