The South African International Tattoo Convention 2019 returns to Cape Town for the 3rd annual show with an upscaled offering of tattooers, bands and an even bigger experience for visitors. The show will run from 29 to 31 March 2019 at The Lookout, V&A Waterfront.
What’s it all about?
The South African International Tattoo Convention 2019 invites a curated collection of 90 tattooers from over 15 different countries to present their personal style of tattooing. Each tattooer is inspired by over 15 genres of modern and traditional tattooing. SAITC has become a highly respected event among the international tattoo community and is recognised by international artists as one of the most highlighted events on the world tattoo convention calendar; the only one of its kind in Africa.
What makes it an experience not to miss?
There is something genuine and special about this global meeting place of world travelling artists. It offers a high quality tattooing experience in a professional environment where you will receive world class advice and have a wide selection of tattoo styles to choose from.
The vibe always includes story telling between travelling tattooers and clients alike, meeting people from all walks of life and getting to hang out, browse or even be attooed. Whether you are collecting a small momento-type tattoo from an artist’s drawing sheet, looking for some fine art prints for your home or commiting to a full day tattoo by your favourite artist, there is an unexplainable magic that happens when so many people come together to share the stoke and get tattooed under one roof.
What happens other than tattooing?
The three day show has upscaled their offering by introducing six live bands, three food trucks, an improved market area with fashion and lifestyle vendors, chocolatiers, coffee roasters, a fully kitted beer garden and a picturesque ocean view deck bar. Everyone is welcome and children of all ages are now able to attend. (Please note, children under 5 will not be allowed inside the tattooer exhibit hall area)
How to get tattooed at #SAITC2019
Pre-book to avoid disappointment! Artist bookings are open and slots fill up extremely fast. To ensure you get a session with your favourite tattooer, head to the South African International Tattoo Convention website and book by emailing the artist directly before the convention to start discussing the process and your design and tattoo placement. Find the Artist’s Page here: https://southafricantattooconvention.com/2019-artists/
Walk-ins are also welcome
If you’re comfortable with throwing caution to the wind, buy your tickets to the convention and find an artist on site on the day between 29 – 31 March 2019. Spontaneously select a piece you love and get small, quick sketches and pieces of work known as “flash” designs without needing to pre-plan or pre-book.
Jenna Bouma – Handpoke Tattooer – World Traveling
Eddie Czaiki – Neo Traditional Tattooer – Paris, France
Yadou – Watercolour Tattooer – Warsaw, Poland
Bob Geerts – American Traditonal Tattooer – Eindhoeven, Netherlands
Clemens Hahn – Neo Traditional – Manneheim, Germany
Ross Turpin – Western Japanese – Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Greg Whitehead – Western Japanese – Portland, Oregon
Nate Hudak – American Traditional – Cincinnati, U.S.A
Waldo Del Rocca – American Traditional – Cape Town, South Africa
Rudolf Maartins –Sacred Geometry – Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Matt Cannon – Neo Traditional – Anaheim, California
For all comfirmed tattooers please check out the artist page.
What: The South African International Tattoo Convention 2019
Where and when: The Lookout, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town from 29 to 31 March 2019
Friday Ticket R195
Saturday Ticket R280
Sunday Ticket R240
Weekend Ticket R590 – *includes a collector’s pin
29 March 2109: 5pm to 10pm
30 March 2019: 11am to 10pm
31 March 2019: 11am – 9pm