Welcome to the Cardiff International Tattoo Convention 2017
Starting out four years ago as the first of its kind in the UK, the Cardiff Tattoo and Toy Convention quickly grew out of our first venue and into the Motorpoint Arena – Wales’ largest exhibition venue.
The show now not only features some of the best tattoo artists from every corner of the UK and the rest of the world, but also a whole host of entertainment. Plus retailers offering everything from toys, collectables, clothing, jewellery and taxidermy to custom foods and culture and even tarot reading!
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Frequently Asked Questions
We wanted to focus on the fact that we are attracting an audience of artists from all over the world so we wanted our name to reflect that.
If you have an artist in mind but haven’t developed a design, then you need to contact them in advance so that you have time to discuss what you want and for them to create a design for you.
Artists charge for their time, so be prepared that this design time will be part of their fee. Each artists should be able to give you an idea of their hourly rate and how much your total cost is likely to be when you first start chatting with them.
For the more spontaneous amongst you, there will be artists offering “walk-ups” and will have pre-prepared designs at fixed rates.
Some artists will purchase a ticket for you and build this cost into the fee you pay them, but most will expect you to take care of this yourself.
If you have a tattoo booked, buy your ticket in advance to ensure you get in quickly, and aren’t late for your appointment. This will save you unnecessary stress between yourself & your artist.