Conventions, as we all know, our ways for people that like something to get together all in one big place. There are conventions for everything from Star Trek to Plumbing and Heating. And of course there are tattoo conventions. Thank whatever god you may follow, or just whatever your explanation for good things is, for the invention of tattoos and of course tattoo conventions. Next weekend, (0ct 2-4), Boston will be the thankful ones during the 8th annual Boston Tattoo Convention.
While I have never been to the BTC before I have herd only good things about it. So I am expecting my trip to this year’s convention to be amazing. I must say I am counting down the days and wish I could go now.
Like past years over 100 artists are expected to be in attendance and there will be on site tattoos and piercings being done. It is being held at the Boston Center for the Arts on Tremont St.
There will also be Burlesque dancers, the Skyline Cirque, Lucky dare Devil Thrill Show, an oil painting seminar taught Don Henk, Microdermal/ Surface Anchor techniques (piercing), a skin course for tattoo licensure, and tattoo contests.
One of the event sponsors is Sailor Jerry so we can expect some good stuff from them to be floating around, and I don’t think it will just be rum.
Ticket prices are not to bad. Single day tickets are $20 dollars in advance online or $25 dollars at the door. A weekend pass, good for all three days, is $45 online in advance or $50 at the door. For the extra special cool kids there is the V.I.P pass which is good for the entire weekend of course and includes a t-shirt and poster.
A portion of the events proceeds will go to the Cure Autism Now Organization. So this event is more than just a bunch of people getting and seeing tattoos it’s also for a good cause.
This looks like one of the coolest things to do all year in Boston besides a Sox game so get off your buts October 2-4 and get to the Boston Center for the Arts. The T can take you pretty much all the way. So there’s no excuse of how to get there even.