This weekend the Icelandic Tattoo Convention will take place in a place called Gamla Bíó, located in the center of Reykjavík. The organizers of the convention are the very talented team of owners and tattoo artist at Reykjavík Ink – a popular tattoo parlour in Reykjavík.
This year 27 tattoo artists from all over the world will attend the event. Guests will be able to get tattoos done at Gamla bíó throughout the festival and some of the tattoo artists are staying in Iceland the week before and after, tattooing those that wish.
But, if you’re not up for getting one, going to the convention is still fun and always lively, for example Icelandic rapper ‘MC Gauti’ jumped off stage last year and got one of the artists to tattoo him while performing.
The festival organizers have also put together a great schedule of concerts at Bar 11 on Hverfisgata. The party starts at 11 PM Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with bands like Dorian Gray, a Gun’s and Rose’s tribute band and Casio Fatso. The bar will also be selling beer for 500 ISK and shots 400 ISK – that is one hell of a deal!
So, if you’re spending the weekend in Reykjavík and have an interest in tattoos – the Icelandic Tattoo Convention is the perfect place to go!
You can get a ticket for the convention but the concerts are all free!