Welcome to the greatest, most respected and prestigious tattoo convention in the world, at Tobacco Dock, London 25-26-27th Sept 2015.
Over 400 of the worlds finest, most famous, truly unique tattoo artists, including TV Stars such as Ami James (Miami Ink & NY Ink),Tim Hendricks (NY Ink) and Phil Kyle (London Ink), will be jetting in for the spectacular 11th London International Tattoo Convention, the finest tattoo show on the planet. When The London Tattoo Convention was first established a decade ago, it was estimated that one in eight of all British adults had been inked. In 2010 it was estimated this had increased to a fifth of all adults having at least one tattoo, and now it is estimated that at least a third of all British adults have gone under the needle. It comes as no surprise, therefore, to hear that attendance figures have risen from 3500 at the original venue, The Old Truman Brewery ten years ago, to well over 20,000 at the vast, picturesque setting of Tobacco Dock last year.
Each year, the global Tattoo Life publication organisers have strived to outdo the previous event’s tumultuous success, and 2015’s extravaganza promises the richest smorgasbord of essential live musical acts, spectacular alternative entertainers and inspirational exhibitions ever.
The Main Stage: (All acts and guests are subject to change)
Amazing world class acts and alternative performances, from burlesque to sword swallowing, striptease to trapeze, are set to excite and amaze on the Main Stage.
The Fuel Girls - the original and best fire breathing, tattooed acrobatic dance troupe in the world, will return to star as the resident performers on the main stage at various times during the weekend with a brand new show, especially designed for the London Tattoo Convention. Their shows have developed over the years and the Fuel Girls have grown from young, rebellious party girls, into skilled, dynamic and incredibly talented performers. This unstoppable dangerous, wild and playful mayhem machine will take to the air in hoops and on silks, breathe fire balls into the sky, dance with swords of fire, woo you with their tribal belly dancing and amaze you with their acrobatic pole skills. Their shows have taken them across the world in previous years, from the Playboy Mansion in LA to the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas. They have toured Europe with Motorhead, performed in arenas of 80,000 at the biggest FMX sporting events and had their own series on Playboy TV, following their antics around the world. The Fuel Girls, whose shows are always entertaining, dangerous, sexy, unconventional and fun, can’t wait to rock the roof off Tobacco Dock again.
www.fuelgirls.co.uk or www.facebook.com/TheFuelGirls
Cervena Fox - this sensational global international alternative/fetish model and burlesque performer is known for her trademark fiery red hair, stunning Tattoos and friendly yet professional personality, Cervena Fox will unveil a brand new stage show, along with fantastic Merchandise for 2016. www.whosthatfox.com
Elegy Ellem - a huge hit at the 10th Anniversary 2014 convention, the sexy model and top Burlesque performer with an hourglass figure, will fly in once again from her native Sweden for the whole weekend to star on the main stage. Elegy Ellem, who varies her extraordinary performances from cute pin-up style with a twist to pure erotic fetish acts, is creating a whole new show especially for this year’s LTC. You never know what to expect when this sexy, seductive creature steps on stage; she loves to experiment with styles and always brings something unique. www.elegyellem.se
The Voodoo Stage:
The Voodoo Stage will once again feature compere / host Vince Ray, (also an artist renowned for his unique record covers, T-shirts and tattoo designs) and his band The Bone Shakers, who will play multiple sets over the weekend. The Boneshakers, a classic rockabilly/punk trio with guitar, double bass and drums, who sound “Like Eddie Cochran colliding with Motorhead”, are an unmissable, truly organic rock beast, whose songs are the sonic equivalent of Vince’s artwork—all about foxy femme fatales, hell-bent hot rods and ghoulish grave-robbing greasers. Vince has shared bills with artists such as The Meteors, Demented Are Go, The Kings Of Nuthin’ and The Damned. He has toured Europe extensively with the likes of The Stray Cats and the Reverend Horton Heat and recorded two albums with The Boneshakers, whose live appearances are a visual feast, with hand painted instruments, giant backdrops and tattoos everywhere. www.vinceray.com
Guests: (All acts and guests are subject to change)
The Graffiti Life - collective, a group of the UK's most well-known and respected street multi-disciplined fine artists, graffiti writers and urban visionaries, will be back again this year, creating new works during the 11th London Tattoo Convention. Graffiti Life have originated huge commercial graffiti projects for the likes of Adidas, Disney XD, FA Cup – ITV, Kurt Geiger, Nike and many more. Drop by their wall as it evolves over the weekend, and pick up some tips, pointers or answers to any questions you may have about the graffiti art form. www.graffitilife.co.uk
The third annual Inked Up World Tour - presented by Rockstar Energy Drink and Sullen Art Collective, will make a tour stop at the convention, featuring a new roster of select top tattoo artists from around the world, as well as the Miss Inked Up Model Competition Convention. www.inkedupworldtour.com
The Pinup Stage:
The Pinup Stage will host the finals of the second Miss Pinup UK and Miss Pinup International competitions, aimed at all women who embody timeless glamour and Pinup appeal, celebrating beauty of all ages, sizes and colours, at the Convention. Judging the competitions will be International Pinup model and makeup artist October DiVine from The Pinup Academy, renowned Pinup photographer Terry Mendoza of Retro PhotoStudio and the reigning Miss Pinup UK, the winner of last year’s competition, Miss Scarlett Luxe.