Music, foods, cafes, beers, tattoo artists and – mostly – a worldwide display of tattoos will be a part of this year’s Fourth London International Tattoo Convention on 26-28 September 2008 at the newly located Tobacco Dock of London.

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Said to be the largest convention yet, 190 artists pooled from nearly 1,000 worldwide applicants – Japan, China, Thailand, Singapore, America, and also Europe and the UK to name a few – will join an anticipated 18,000 guests over the three days to showcase art and tattoos, food and live music from music performers such as Vince Ray and The Boneshakers, and Dilana. Magicians, acrobatics, and snakedancers will also be a part of the convention highlights as guests join artists and stroll the worldwide talent.

Visitors are also invited to join tattoo contests of four different categories: best tribal, best backpiece, best back & grey, best colours, and best of show.

Tickets and more information are available at £20 per day or £50 for a three day pass. Be sure to purchase in advance as in previous years people have been turned away.

– Ben Chernivsky