20th anniversary meetup
Over 300 tattoo artists from around the world will be in Milan this weekend for the 20th edition of the city’s most popular tattoo convention.
Aimed not only at fans but also at newcomers interested in exploring the body art world, the festival will offer a range of collateral events – art exhibitions, sculpture and photography exhibits, conferences on the history of tattooing in different cultures around the world, book presentations, dance shows, body painting performances, as well as the traditional best tattoo contest and the election of Miss Tattoo Convention.
The event opens on Friday at 14.00 with body painting, the main stage show, a pole dance number and other attractions, closing at 22.00 On Saturday, from 12.30 to 23.00 events will include more body painting and pole dancing and Polynesian dancing, and on Sunday from 12.00 to 20.00 events will include the contest finals.
A section of the convention will be dedicated to slip-on tattoos, works created on special material which can be worn, but also removed.