Istanbul Tattoo Convention Meeting Point Of Art, Music, And Entertainment

Istanbul Tattoo Convention: Meeting Point of Art, Music, and Entertainment

The world’s and Turkey’s most experienced tattoo artists will meet tattoo enthusiasts at the 6th edition of Turkey’s first and only tattoo festival, the “ISTANBUL TATTOO CONVENTION.” Golden Arrow, the leader in the tattoo industry, brings together the world’s prominent artists and tattoo enthusiasts at the “Istanbul Tattoo Convention” held at Taksim Grand Pera between April 26th and April 28th, after a long hiatus due to the pandemic, just like every year.

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The most significant surprise of the festival will be the documentary screening and live demonstration on Friday featuring “WOMEN FROM SOUTHEAST TURKEY, WHO ARE 60 YEARS OLD OR OLDER YET STILL KEEPING THE TRADITION OF TATTOOING ALIVE,” showcasing their traditional tattooing methods and preparation process. Additionally, attendees will have the opportunity to listen to and watch the seminar by the renowned anthropologist Ahmet Yavuklu on “Deq” (tattoo), sponsored by Tattoom Art Gallery.

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The women from the Southeast say that they learned tattooing from their elders when they were young. They mix the breast milk of newly born mothers with materials obtained by burning wood, and then use needles to tattoo their hands, faces, and legs, trying to win the hearts of young men in their villages. During that time, the elderly women from the Southeast used to tattoo for the purpose of totem, protection, or bringing luck. On Friday at 3:00 PM, these elderly women will tattoo enthusiasts using traditional methods.

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The 6th edition of the “Istanbul Tattoo Convention,” which is being held this year, features famous tattoo artists from various parts of the world, including the United States, Brazil, Russia, Italy, England, the Netherlands, and Germany, who have tattooed Hollywood stars. Alongside them, renowned tattoo artists from many cities in Turkey are also participating. The convention will include tattoo competitions in numerous categories, creative workshops, seminars, and exhibitions showcasing the latest trends and techniques in the industry. At this festival where tattoo enthusiasts can witness every detail of tattoo art, visitors will have the privilege of observing both traditional and modern techniques of artists and even getting tattooed by them. With the participation of world-famous tattoo equipment brands and suppliers for promotional and sales purposes, the convention will transform into a massive tattoo festival.

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The “Istanbul Tattoo Convention,” integrated with the historic texture of Grand Pera, will not only focus on tattoo art but also offer a fun and social atmosphere. The festival will feature concerts, performing arts, delicious food and drink stops, and most importantly, surprise events such as “TRADITIONAL TATTOOING BY ELDERLY WOMEN FROM THE SOUTHEAST.” It will be a weekend filled with surprises. With leading artists from around the world participating in the event, tattoo enthusiasts can meet their favorite tattoo artists, watch tattooing demonstrations at booths, and get the tattoos they desire.

Visitors at the “Istanbul Tattoo Convention” will be able to follow the “Tattoo Competitions,” where artworks by tattoo artists from around the world, including Turkey, will compete. Tattoo artists will strive to be among the best in their styles and lift the trophy with evaluations from juries consisting of famous tattoo artists followed by enthusiasts worldwide. Throughout the day, Turkey’s renowned DJs and dance and music groups will add color to the festival.

The Istanbul Tattoo Convention is not just an event but also a host to a unique culture. During the festival, Grand Pera will host the painting and art exhibition on the theme of tattoos by the famous painter Deniz PELİSTER, enriching the unique historical texture. Tattoo enthusiasts can purchase tickets at discounted prices online from the event’s entrances and throughout the event to explore the festival and experience the extraordinary and enjoyable atmosphere.

For more information and to keep up with all the intricacies of tattoo art throughout the year, tattoo enthusiasts can follow Instagram; @istanbultattooconvention and visit the website



26 NİSAN CUMA: 14:00 – 23:00

27 NİSAN CUMARTESİ: 11:00 – 23:00

28 NİSAN PAZAR: 11:00 – 20:00



Hüseyinağa Mahallesi, İstiklal Caddesi. No:56/58, 34440 Beyoğlu / İstanbul

(0212) 640 73 72


Caferağa Mah. Sakızgülü Sok. No:21/1 34710 Kadıköy / İstanbul

(0216) 3474556

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