Tattoo Conventions to Watch Out for in 2017


Tattoo conventions provide a great atmosphere for artists to share their talent and skill. If you’re an artist and looking to boost your bookings for the next year and really make a name for yourself, try and book yourself a slot at one of the conventions planned for next year!

Not only will you widen your client base, you’ll get to network with other artists, too!

The Tattoo Collective

One of the newest conventions to launch is the Tattoo Collective; a collaboration between Tattoo Life and The London Tattoo Convention.

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Running from February 17th-19th at the Old Truman Brewery in London, over 150 tattoo artists have been invited already to showcase their work. Tattooing, art exhibitions and networking opportunities galore, even if you’re not taking part in the convention yourself, we recommend getting yourself down there and having a wander around – if only for inspiration and networking purposes.

Tattoo Tea Party

Another convention which occurs early on in the year is the huge Tattoo Tea Party which is held in Manchester.


This year, the event will take place on the 4th and 5th of March at EventCity. It is officially 6 years old this year and is expected to bring in some of the biggest, most-influential artists from the UK, offering an audience experience that they are describing as “something that they haven’t seen before”.

It really is a celebration of all things tattoo-related, and we can’t wait to see what they have in store for us this year!

Tattoo Jam

If you’re looking for a date a little further into the year, August plays host to Tattoo Jam. On the 11th-13th of August, Doncaster Racecourse is set to host the world record breaking convention, offering artists and attendees a place to embrace the tattoo culture and show off their body art!


The convention holds its own awards, and even hosts a wide range of entertainment, such as burlesque shows, parties, and even body painting for those who aren’t quite ready to take the plunge and get a real tattoo just yet!

Tattoo Jam will be celebrating its 10th year running, and according to its Facebook page, this year’s convention will be a little bit different to the previous years, and promises that it will be even more special!

Scottish Tattoo Convention

For all our Scottish artists out there, there’s a convention which is a little closer to home happening on the 26th to the 27th of March – The 7th Annual Scottish Tattoo Convention!

Edinburgh opens up to the convention which welcomes artists from all over the UK to attend in a huge gathering at the Edinburgh Corn Exchange. Some of the most prolific artists from around the world will descend on the capital to showcase their incredible skill, and we can’t wait to see what the artists have to offer this year!


Whether you’re an artist looking to network with fellow tattoists, a tattoo enthusiast, or someone who is looking to appreciate the body modification culture on a whole new level, be sure to get yourself to a tattoo convention in 2017!

As providers of a variety of tattoo equipment to many artists across the UK, we think that conventions are a great way to get your talent noticed! If you’d like to stock up on inks or equipment before heading to a convention, feel free to get in touch with us today and we’ll do our best to help you out!