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Bring on the 2009 circuses of INK! Whether you are hoping to see, be seen, or rub inked elbows with the most coveted professionals in the tattoo industry, we’ve picked the top 10 tattoo conventions of 2009 to keep you covered all year long.
Singapore Tattoo Show: January 9-11, 2009
Location: Singapore Expo Exhibition
Contact Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
The first annual Singapore Tattoo Show will gather famed tattoo artists from around the world, including show ambassador Chris Garver of “Miami Ink.” The show is sponsored by the Singapore Tourism board and will feature tattoo contests, trade seminars and live performances. Event Partner is Utopia Studio owned by Kirby Lian who is also the shows mentor.
Click logo to visit the show site www.tattoo.com.sg
The Organizers of the 1st Singapore Tattoo Show also run a lively facebook group: Tattoo Artistry which is open for all to join, visit http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=32140274011#/group.php?gid=32140274011
Miami Tattoo Expo: January 9-11, 2009
Location: Miami Beach Convention Center
Contact Information: email@example.com
The 2009 Miami Tattoo Expo, formerly the Gold Coast Tattoo Expo, will include world-renowned tattoo artists, live tattooing and piercing demonstrations, seminars, custom cars and choppers, special guests and much more.
23rd Annual New York AM-JAM Tattoo Expo: January 23 – 25, 2009
Location: Holiday Inn – Syracuse/Liverpool (Exit 37) New York
Contact Information: 518.893.2273
Imagine three epic days of all things Ink. Expo features live music, special guest the “Lizard Man,” over 75 working artists and piercers, tattoo competitions including “Tattoo of the Day” awards, leather and jewelry vendors.
14th Annual Motor City Tattoo Expo: February 27-March 1, 2009
Location: Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center, Detroit, Michigan
Contact Information: 517.540.6055
Award-winning tattoo artists, tattoo competitions, trade seminars and vendors from throughout the nation will help celebrate the 14th year of this famous Expo in Detroit.
Sydney Tattoo & Body Art Expo: March 6-8, 2009
Location: Sydney Showground, Australia
Contact Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Website: http://www.tattooexpo.com.au, http://www.myspace.com/sydneytattooexpo
The first annual Sydney Tattoo & Body Art Expo will feature over 100 international artists and body piercers, tattoo supplies, merchandise, 8 live bands, tattoo contests and a tattoo art-fusion project.
via Top Ten Tattoo Conventions in 2009.
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