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International Tattoo Convention at Tobacco Dock 23 – 25 September

International Tattoo Convention at Tobacco Dock 23 – 25 September

Tobacco Dock plays host to the seventh International Tattoo Convention from Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th September.

More than 20,000 people flocked to Wapping’s Tobacco Dock in 2010 and even higher visitor numbers are expected in 2011.

In 2009 a Guinness World Record of 178 was set for the most people being tattooed simultaneously and the event is now considered amongst the most important in London’s cultural season.

7th International Tattoo Convention 2011 in Wapping

Over 250 of the world’s elite tattooists from around the world will come to Wapping and practice their art in public.

There are many other attractions at the event, which include exhibitions, artistic events, history stalls and contests – filling the giant Tobacco Dock site and bringing it to life.

Tobacco Dock Ship flying the International Tattoo Convention 2011 flag

Tobacco Dock Ship flying the International Tattoo Convention 2011 flag

 

Renowned Northern Soul DJ Tony Class will bring Wapping music, spinning his discs from 8pm until late (event license until 1am) on the Friday and Saturday evenings.

Tobacco Dock and Wapping

Tobacco Dock has been quiet and sleepy since Pre-Construct’s archaeological dig back in May 2011.

Plans for a Tobacco Dock Hotel on the adjacent site were recently submitted to Tower Hamlets Council – proposing a seven story apart-hotel and could bring part of the Porters Walk site to life permanently.

Visit the International Tattoo Convention 2011 at Wapping’s Tobacco Dock on 23, 24, 25 September at 50 Porters Walk (off Wapping Lane), Wapping, E1W 2SF.

See www.thelondontattooconvention.com for more event information and to buy tickets – priced £20 for Friday, £30 for Saturday, £25 for Sunday, or £55 for a weekend pass.

27 Sept: Photos from London Tattoo Convention 2011

Trouble viewing photos? See London Tattoo Convention photo album on Flickr

 

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