Now going into its fifth year, the Cape Town Tattoo Expo has evolved into the most important lifestyle festival of its kind on the African continent. And, with a greater range of top international tattoo artists attending, a very ambitious art events schedule and our biggest and best concert schedule to date, next year’s Cape Town Tattoo Expo promises to be the best one yet!
Visit this page often to find out more about new attending artists, pre-convention events, concert line-ups, competitions, and more.
Osti (Ralf Ostermöller) has been tattooing since 1992 in Aachen, Germany and is currently working from The Sinner and the Saint
His influences include the likes of Ed Hardy, Greg Irons, Mike Malone and Bob Roberts. I like skulls and tattoos with black outline in general.
The 5th annual Cape Tattoo Expo will now be held at the iconic Cape Town City Hall!
This iconic building, a landmark of the ‘Mother City’ since 1905, is the site of Nelson Mandela’s famous first public speech upon release from prison in 1990.
Join us next January at the Cape Town City Hall where we will host some of the world’s best inkslingers, top art exhibitions, themed areas, big concerts and more.
First of all, members of the public CAN get tattooed by any of the artists at the show. (Hell, that’s what they’re here for!)
So, if you want to book a tattoo with one of the artists at the 5th Annual Cape Tattoo Expo, here's what you have to do:
1. Go to the Artists' page on our website (click here)
2. Find the artist whose style best matches the piece you want to have tattooed
3. Follow the artist's link and contact him/her directly
Alternatively, many of the artists tattoo members of the public without prior appointments. The key is to make your connection with the artist as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
Dates & Times:
- Friday 25TH JAN, 7 to 8pm – Bar/Food Area
- Saturday 26TH JAN, 12 to 12pm - Bar/Food Area
- Sunday 27 JAN, 12 to 2pm - Bar/Food Area
- SOMA tribal fusion
- Rhythm Nouveau Tribal Fusion
- Black Orchid Burlesque
- Velvet Swan Burlesque
- Golden Delishas
- Scar-lit Hearts
- Lady Magnolia
- Lady Magnolia’s Bevy of Beauties
- Demi Monde