Want to get tattooed by some of the best tattoo artists in the world? Now is your chance as the second annual South African International Tattoo Convention is back for a stellar weekend filled with stellar body art, delicious food, and excellent entertainment.

Taking place from 23 – 25 March, SAITC2018 showcases creative talent from all over the globe, giving artists a space to interact with one another and with tattoo enthusiasts and members of the public who are interested in tattooing. People will also be getting tattooed on site, which is a great opportunity to gain insight into the world of this art.

The annual event is all about inspiring and educating people about the art of tattooing while breaking the stereotypes and stigmas about tattoo culture that are often misunderstood. This year, the convention also brings visitors a wide array of food options as well as craft gin, beer gardens, bars, exhibitions and lifestyle vendors – the perfect mix of fashion, art, food and music.

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If you’d like to get tattooed by your favourite artists, pre-book now to avoid disappointment! Artist bookings are currently open but they fill up extremely fast. Check out the South African International Tattoo Convention website to book by emailing your desired artist directly and before the convention. Here, you can discuss your tattoo design and placement.

The convention also allows walk-ins for those who are comfortable with taking risks. Buy your tickets and find an artist on site on one of the days, where flash designs are sometimes available without needing to pre-plan or book ahead of time.

Tickets start at R195 per person. For more information and bookings visit the SAITC website.

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