Hall plan and list of stand holders online!
Click here to see the hall plan of the convention and the full list of stand holders.
After Party on Sunday 05/31 from 09.00 PM till 03.00 AM
On Sunday night May 31st the Amsterdam Tattoo Convention After Party will take place!
Free entrance for stand holders (with your stand holder wristband!).
Location: Akhnaton Amsterdam – near Central Station
Address: Nieuwezijds Kolk 25, Amsterdam (telephone 020-6243396)
Live music @ the Amsterdam Convention!
Friday 05/29 – The Red Maddies
Saturday 05/30 – Jam of Gypsys
Sunday 05/31 – The Mosquito’s
See the program for performing times.
Exhibition Body Art at the Tropenmuseum
Body modifications like tattoos, piercings and make-up can be seen every day on the street. The body, and in particular the skin, serves as a canvas to give form to yourself, to transform and show who you are. It is an important means of expressing identity. With Body Art the Tropenmuseum presents an exhibition about body modifications in the widest sense, from make-up and tattoos to implants below the skin and surgical changes. Across time and cultures. The central question is – why do people alter their body?
The Body Art exhibition can be seen from 20 March to 30 August 2015 in the Tropenmuseum.
For more information go to: http://tropenmuseum.nl/en/exhibition/BodyArt
PLEASE NOTE: Redirection train traffic
Due to work on the railways, train station RAI is unreachable on May 30th and May 31st. On these days, no trains will be travelling between Station Amsterdam Bijlmer Arena - Station Schiphol and between Station Duivendrecht - Station Schiphol.
Travelers can be faced with a redirection and can plan their alternate route via the following websites:
NS Journey planner: http://www.ns.nl/en/travellers/home
Journey advice on the move (mobile): http://m.ns.nl/planner.action?lang=en
Travel planner Xtra: http://reisplanner.ns.nl/#reisplanner
Free Tatooism tattoo by ‘De Kracht van de Veilige Naald’
‘Tatooism’ has been proven to exist for thousands of years. The Egyptians were already tattooing 4000 years before Christ and "Ötzi", the ice mummy from the Alps who lived some 5350 years ago, had 59 tattoos. The religious organization ‘De Kracht van de Veilige Naald’ (‘The Strength of the Save Needle’) has given the oldest religion in the world the official name ‘Tatooism’ in July 2014, with this main goal: Tattoos have to be generally accepted.
People with tattoos are still often rejected for a job, especially if they have tattoos in visible places. Sometimes people get fired when they get a tattoo, or are not even considered for a job opening because of a so called 'Tattoo Policy'. They are regarded as not being representative.
Discrimination. As so often, this form also stems from a fear of or aversion to the unknown, things that are ‘different’. But discrimination on grounds of ethnicity, age or religion is prohibited. Why then is it okay when it comes to tattooed people?
The registration of ‘De Kracht van de Veilige Naald’ as a religious organization for Tatooism gives the faith regarding tattoos an official name, and aims to promote the acceptation of tattoos. After all, having tattoos doesn’t say anything about the inner self, the norms and values and the skills of a person!
‘De Kracht van de Veilige Naald’ will be present at our convention to tattoo the symbol of Tatooism (± 5 cm) on everyone who wants it - completely free of charge. If you then also leave your name, age, city and a short story about what tattoos mean to you, you have officially joined ‘De Kracht van de Veilige Naald’.
Creativity, innovation and recycled scrap are the key ingredients forming the art of Steampunk Art, present at the convention again!
Bodypaint by the Grimeshop
The Grimeshop will show bodypainting of the highest level during the convention. Visitors can also be bodypainted!
Tattoo Preservation Service
Present at our convention: The Tattoo Preservation Service.
Proud of your tattoo? Proud of the moment it represents? Proud of the pain, time and money you have put in the making of it and proud of the artist that made it for you?
They say tattoos last a lifetime and then some, but now your tattoo can really exist forever. The Tattoo Preservation Service by Walls and Skin works together with a team of medical professionals that will turn your tattoo into a piece of artwork that will last forever: they preserve tattooed skin after death.
When that unfortunate moment comes, a pathologist will remove the tattoo to freeze or package it in formaldehyde, ideally within 48 hours, before it is sent to a laboratory outside the Netherlands. There a 12-week procedure extracts water and replaces it with silicone, leaving a rubbery substance, turning your tattoo into an indestructible piece of plastic.
In order to handle your tattoos in the most respectful way Peter van der Helm and Judith van Bezu founded ‘The foundation for the art and science of tattooing’. With preserving tattooed skin they will also preserve the story’s behind the tattoos. Judith van Bezu has done a thesis research on preserving tattoos for museums which can be read here (in Dutch).
Not everyone is known with this service. Therefore the Tattoo Preservation Service is open to answer all kinds of questions you can ask them at the AmsterdamTattoo Convention!
Convention hotel link is uploaded! Check here