Cape Tattoo Expo 2014

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The Cape Tattoo Expo is bringing the best in global tattoo culture to the African continent with a unique lifestyle festival featuring a great range of top local and international tattoo artists.

Event organizer Manuela Gray says:

The idea of the Expo is to provide the SA public with an environment where they can get tattooed by great artists of their choosing. But, as important, it’s also a platform for tattoo artists to showcase their artistry, skill, and creativity in an open and social environment and for the SA public to see how varied and evolved the industry has become”.

There will also be an art exhibition with the theme “Victorian Oddities” that will open on Friday 28 February and live bands in the Auditorium on Saturday night 1 February. There are also more exciting related events in the weeks leading up to the Expo.

Side events:

Saturday 8 February – “Ride the Lightning”Art Exhibition at House of Machine.

Address: 84 Short Market Street. Free Entry. Time Start: 19h30.

Marvel at a display of custom sprayed tattoo artwork on helmets. The group show by tattoo artists and illustrators will showcase their work on helmets and also 3d laser cut wood helmets. Farryl Purkiss and DJ RAEL will perform at the exhibition.

ride the lightening

Friday 21 February – Tattoo Expo Golf Day

Metropolitan Golf Club – 16h30

Yes folks, they are doing it in style this year! R600 for a 4 ball  – 9 Hole.

Players can book at – Only experienced golfers can take part.  The event will be free to the public and the prize giving will happen after the game at the club house bar. There will also be an after party at House of Machines to round off a perfectly cool day.

Ticket sales for Cape Tattoo Expo 2014 will open today 5th February and will be available via  Tickets are R100.00 per day or R250.00 for a full weekend pass. Full weekend passes allow free entry to the live music at the City Hall Auditorium on the Saturday night.  (Note that the day passes do not include access to the live music.) The ticket also does not include the price of tattoos. These can be booked with and paid to the artist directly. To book, go to: and contact the particular artist. “Walk in” tattoos will also be welcome, if time and booking schedules allow.


Doors open at 17h00 on Friday and at 11h00 on Saturday and Sunday.


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