The Jakarta Post
The Bali Tattoo Expo is scheduled for this weekend, when hundreds of tattoo artists are to showcase their work. (Shutterstock/Olena Yakobchuk)
The Bali Tattoo Expo is to return this weekend. Hundreds of tattoo artists from across Indonesia and overseas are to gather to showcase their work.
Taking place at the Bali Creative Industry Center on Jl. WR Supratman in Denpasar, the 2019 Bali Tattoo Expo is to be held from May 24 to 26.
As many as 134 tattoo studios, consisting of 131 modern and three traditional tattoo studios, are to participate in the even.
Expo organizer Bagus Ferry said on Tuesday that tattoo studios from several countries have confirmed they would participate in the event, namely from Spain, Australia, China, Nepal, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, France, Russia, India, Taiwan and Vietnam.
“The number of overseas participants this year have doubled, compared to last year,” Bagus Ferry said.
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The first Annual Bali Tattoo Expo was held in 2016, initially as a sharing space for tattoo artists from Bali. Following growth in the industry, the expo turned into a promotion tool for tattoo studios from around the world.
The event is to also showcase tattoo shows, contests, music performances and culinary delights, as well as exhibitions from tattoo communities and clothing brands. A children's playground is to be provided for visitors bringing their offspring to the event.
Tattoo artist Putu Agus Eka Prasantika, aka Kink, said that he was excited about participating in the event.
“Every year I participate in the Bali Tattoo Expo, without fail. This kind of event is needed to promote our artwork. We also get new experiences from other tattoo studios, especially those coming from overseas,” said Kink, who owns the Kink Tattoo Bali studio in Denpasar. (wng)