Having already announced over 400 of the world’s finest, most prestigious and elite tattoo artists as attending the most exciting, anticipated, spectacular and resoundingly successful celebration of body art in the world, the Tattoo Life Magazine organisers have upped the rock and metal music ante even higher than ever. Orange Goblin, Raging Speedhorn, The Broken Chords, Willie & The Bandits, King Kurt and Urban Voodoo Machine have all confirmed.

The Main Tattoo Life stage will host new tattoo competitions for Saturday and Sunday, with a brand new catwalk allowing the public to fully appreciate and capture the tattoo competition entrants’ high calibre skin – inked artworks.

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A whole feast of alternative attractions and numerous diverse distractions will also be vying for attendees’ attention, not least the first ever 2000AD art exhibition, featuring original artworks from the finest illustrators of the UK’s oldest and most iconic comic, will be on display, and attendees will be able to purchase numerous prints, books and other 2000AD merchandise at the convention. The full list of famous artists and illustrators who are set to be present at the exhibition, meeting fans and signing their unique prints, can be accessed below.

Full details here

The huge, diverse vendors and traders market will be packed with even more head-turning alternative stuff than you can shake a stick at. The usual wide-ranging selection of food and drink which will also be on offer, including a massive choice of real ales, ciders, craft beers and cocktails, plus everything from Mexican to freshly cooked Malaysian foods, German Sausages, gourmet burgers and vegetarian options.

Don’t delay in making plans to immerse yourself in the most sublime, thrilling weekend on the planet. Advance tickets, priced at £20 for Friday, £30 for Saturday, £25 for Sunday or £50 for a weekend pass, are available to purchase.

Tickets here

Need to Know:

The 12th London Tattoo Convention

Tobacco Dock, 50 Porters Walk, London E1W 2SF

23rd – 25th September

thelondontattooconvention.com