Singapore Tattoo Show 2010
With an estimated 300 renowned artists from all over the world, and an unrivaled lineup of unique contests, stage performances, and entertainment, the 3-day event, held 8th to 10th January 2010 in the Singapore Expo, is set to put Singapore on the regional map as a platform for artists and tattoo enthusiasts alike.
Singapore’s foremost tattoo show is set to return in 2010 bigger and louder than the first year with a grand mix of art, rock, entertainment, and more. The Singapore Tattoo Show, second edition, Tat2 2010 now the largest tattoo show in Asia, will bring back the fusion of East and West Tattoo Artistry – an estimated number of 300 internationally-regarded artists will come together to showcase their talent and create unique pieces of artwork. The 3-day event, held from 8th to 10th January 2010 in Hall 6B of the Singapore Expo, hopes to advocate the act of responsible tattooing and to educate the public about tattoos as a form of body art appreciation and culture.
Show organizers Debra Tan and Kirby Lian from Utopia Studios have planned an exciting line-up of activities to enthrall, engage, educate, and entertain visitors at the Singapore Tat2 2010 show. The show is set to feature a stellar lineup of industry experts including star tattoo celebrities such as Kim Saigh (L.A. Ink/ High Voltage Tattoos, USA) and Tim Hendricks (Guest Artist in Miami Ink/ Gold Rush Tattoo, USA) who will be in Singapore for the first time, as well as returning guests Chris Garver (Miami Ink/ Love Hate Tattoo Studio, USA) and Bob Tyrrell (Night Gallery, USA). Other notable guests include industry icons from countries such as the United States, United Kingdom, Belgium, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, China, and Taiwan.
“The Tat2 2010 Show is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for visitors from Singapore and the region to be inked by the world’s top artists from around the globe or to simply catch them in action at the show,” said Kirby Lian, a professional tattoo artist-entrepreneur with 8 years industry experience and the show’s brainchild. “Visitors can also look forward to the edgy and unconventional lineup of activities planned for them,” he added.
Highlights of The Singapore Tattoo Show 2010 include the Miss Tattoo Asia pageant – the first platform in Asia for tattooed women to showcase their body art, a performance by world-class contortionist Rubber Boy, who holds three Guinness World Records and was touted as ‘The Most Flexible Man Alive’, and Battle of the Bands, where budding musicians compete to snag the top prize of limited edition guitars and S$1000. Art lovers will also be treated to a visual feast – an art gallery featuring works by renowned tattoo artists as well as finalists of ‘Beauty is skin deep, a body art design competition for young creatives. In addition, graffiti artists and seasoned tattoo artists will demonstrate their artistic talents onsite. For tattoo enthusiasts, seminars will be conducted by elite tattoo artists
Singapore Tattoo Convention 2009 (1st Edition)
(09 – 11 January)