Hong Wrong will be attending Hong Kong’s first International Tattoo Convention this weekend. Tickets are HK$100 for day entry from Ticketflap. Opens today through till Sunday, 18+ only, noon till 11pm each day.
“The convention is a way to showcase local talent, and tell the international community that we’re here, and to break the Chinese stereotypes that tattoos are only for the bad guys.” – organiser Gabe Shum told the SCMP.
The convention includes…
- Artists from Britain, US, Japan, S.Africa, France, Taiwan, Holland, Spain, China, Germany, Poland, Korea, Switzerland, Thailand, Hong Kong.
- Live “Yantra” tattooing by Thai Buddhist monk.
- Artist Competitions.
- Live Bands & DJs.
- Graffiti & Street Art.
- Food & Drink.
- Tattoo Equipment.
- Silverware & Thai Buddhist Accessories.
- Traditional Asian Wood Carving.
Read interviews with the organisers at Time Out and SCMP.
There is an official after-party at Fly on Saturday…
The convention is at InnoCentre, 72 Tat Chee Avenue (Festival Walk), MTR – Kowloon Tong Exit C1.