Convention Spotlight: Tattoo Jam, Doncaster

Convention season is in full swing right now, and we’ve decided to focus on one of the biggest dates in a tattooist’s calendar which is coming up very soon; the one and only Tattoo Jam which is held at Doncaster Racecourse from the 7th to the 9th of August this year.

As providers of high quality tattoo supplies, we’re going to take a deeper look at this phenomenal convention and provide you with some details of how you can make sure that you experience Tattoo Jam next month.

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What is Tattoo Jam?

Tattoo Jam is one of the biggest tattooing events held in the UK. It is a world record breaking tattoo convention that is held annually and hosts over 300 experienced tattoo artists who are available for tattooing throughout the weekend.

Doncaster Racecourse has just undergone a £34 million development transformation, making it a perfect modern location for this fantastic three-day event. It boasts enough space for 3,000 parking spaces and is easily accessible by rail or road from all over the country.

Run by some of the best known tattoo magazines, you can be sure that this is a professionally run event, with many of the industry’s finest artists making an appearance.

Tattoo Newbie? No Problem!

If you haven’t experienced a tattoo convention before, don’t panic! The Tattoo Jam website offers a fantastic guide on how to handle the experience, which can sometimes seem a little overwhelming.

From how to plan a tattoo that you want, to what is going on during the convention, the guide covers it all. It’s well worth a read, even if you aren’t a complete newbie to the tattoo convention world.  

How Do I Get There?

If you are travelling to Tattoo Jam, you are going to want to know how to get there. As the convention is situated in Doncaster, it’s pretty easy to access by road and rail, and for you flyers out there, there’s even air links to a nearby airport.

By Car Doncaster Racecourse is situated east of the town centre, near the Dome Leisure Centre. With links to the nearby motorway network, using the M1(junction 32), M18 (junctions 3 and 4), A1M (junction 36) and the M62. Car parking on site costs £5 for a day.

By Rail Doncaster train station is just two and a half miles away from the venue, and operated on the main London-Edinburgh line. Taxis are available from the station to transport you to and from the venue.

By Air Robin Hood Airport is less than seven miles from the racecourse and facilitates flights to and from over 40 different destinations worldwide.

We hope that we’ve given you an insight into this fantastic event. If you would like to know more information, check out the event’s own FAQ page and book your tickets today!

For all you tattoo artists out there, need to stock up on supplies before Tattoo Jam? Don’t hesitate to contact us here at Body Shock and make sure you are ready for one of the biggest tattoo events of the year! Call our team on 01922 744088 today if you have any queries.