Ink-credible! Tattoo Jam set for return to Doncaster Racecourse

Body art: Tattooist's Colin Jones applies a tattoo to Shaun Jervis. So far the virtual full body tattoo has taken around 40 hours.
Body art: Tattooist's Colin Jones applies a tattoo to Shaun Jervis. So far the virtual full body tattoo has taken around 40 hours.

Tattoo Jam, the UK’s record breaking tattoo show, has been running for five years and promises to be bigger and better than ever this autumn.

The organisers have secured new dates (October 12-14) and a host of leading tattoo artists from around the globe to ink thousands of visitors over three days. Following a £34m redevelopment, Doncaster Racecourse provides state-of-the-art facilities for the thousands of tattoo lovers who’ll be flocking to Doncaster next month.

The event is run by the publishers of Skin Deep, Skin Shots International, Tattoo Master Magazines, Tattoo Vixens , The Tattoo Bible, Tattoo Dynamite bookazines and event organisers of the first convention of the year, Tattoo Freeze, the recently acquired Manchester Tattoo Show and the brand new London convention, The Great British Tattoo Show.

With more than 300 artists working at the event every day, a day devoted specifically to those in the industry (Artists’ Friday), seminars, workshops, the Tattoo Masters’ Ball, trade stands, vendors and lots of live entertainment, Tattoo Jam is an unmissable event for anyone with an interest in ink.

Organisers have secured a host of leading names in the tattoo industry from around the globe, having searched the world to attract artists who cater for every style and taste, including artists who tattoo traditionally by hand, using basic instruments rather than a tattoo machine which is used by most contemporary tattooists.

Tattoo Jam 2012 begins on 12th October with a trade day for artists, followed by the Tattoo Master’s Ball and UK Tattoo Industry Awards ceremony in the evening. The following two days are open to the public who can consult with, and be tattooed by, the best of the best in one of the hundreds of tattoo booths built for the show.

With over 300 incredible tattooists and dozens of trade stands, selling everything from tattoo flash and clothing to jewellery, a host of bands performing, burlesque acts, tattoo awards, a huge interactive graffiti wall and much more – Tattoo Jam is well on its way to becoming one of the world’s most outstanding tattoo events.

Visit the website for more information or to buy tickets Tattoo Jam