Friday May 19th the convention will be open for artists and VIP only!!!
Saturday May 20th & Sunday May 21st are regular visitor days.
Welcome to the International Needle Art
Tattoo Convention web-page!
The longest running tattoo event in the Netherlands...
120+ (Inter)national Tattoo artists
Live music - Diverse bands
Seminars and Workshops
Special guest and convention host of the 2017 edition, Yall Quiñones!
Yallzee will be attending the show as a special guest and cover the show live from the Inked Mag Facebook page.
Also he will be hosting the show together with colleague and close friend "Femke Fatale" from Belgium.
Yall has been traveling the world for quite some years now, famous for his tattoos and good humor he is a well known and (more than) welcome guest at both tattoo shows and studio's.
For more info check out his FB page here!
Special guest and co-host of the 2017 edition,
Femke 'Fatale' Verstraete!
Femke will attend the convention the entire weekend and co-host the convention together with Yall.
Of course she will be the lovely lady who will reach out the awards on stage at the tattoo competitions.
As a well know International tattoo model Femke also proves to be an excellent host of a number of tattoo conventions, festivals and events.
For more info check out her webpage here!
Special guest and chairman of the jury, 2017 edition, Errol Buwalda!
Errol, well known for his excellent view on tattooing, craftsmanship, the Inkstitution tattoo studio in Rotterdam and nowadays also oil-paintings.
This tattoo, paint and ink- addict, with an always fair expertise, is a welcome guest and a perfect jury member.
Special guest and jury-member of the 2017 edition, Botse Caudron!
For many years already Botse has been a familiar face in both the Dutch and the European tattoo scene.
Together with 5 other members Botse will, with all his experience and enthusiasm, be a proud member of the jury for the tattoo competitions of the convention's 2017 edition.
Special guest and jury-member of the
The man behind the Art Makia tattoo studio's...
By now with 4 studio's in both The Netherlands and Germany an absolute top studio where some of the best artists can be found.
It's only honest to say Jakob has a talent to pick talent!
Special guest and jury-member of the
Originally from Buenos Aires - Argentina, nowadays living on the Canary Islands in Spain, tattoo artist and owner of 2 high class tattoo studio's in both The Netherlands and Germany.
Busy as he is we are glad he can find the time to take place in the 2017 edition's jury!
Special guest and jury-member of the 2017 edition, Tattoo Mick!
Since about forever located in Dordrecht this true expert on tattooing is willing to participate in the jury of the 2017 edition of this convention.
With honesty and his always critical view Mick is a true complement to the jury!
Special guest and jury-member of the 2017 edition, Roberto Gasperi!
All the way from Firenze, Italy!
Specially for participating and taking place in the jury at the Needle Art Tattoo convention 2017 in Breda.
His work and portfolio speak for itself!
Longest running Tattoo convention in The Netherlands...
The Needle Art Tattoo convention once started as a small one day event with only 15 artists at café “De Graanbeurs” in Breda during the Harley-Day of 1998.
Nowadays, the event is not only the longest running Dutch tattoo convention, but has also grown to be a successful world class event!
Because of the 120+ International known and respected artists working the convention, a diversity of shows, live music and of course the tattoo competitions, this
convention is highly recommended by both artists and visitors.
Organization and planning...
Every year the organization strives to accommodate the best tattoo artists from all over the world to share their talent. Beside the already well known artists working this convention, new upcoming talent also have the chance to prove themselves in the tattoo scene.
Planning and organization an event this size naturally takes a lot of time and effort. Starting with the 2017 edition of the convention the organization will therefore be expanded with 2 'new' faces. Brian Heijboer (Needle Art Tattoo) and Bertina Rens (Swallow Ink) will assist Jan Heijboer in organizing the convention, promising to organize a show to never forget.
Long story short...
The Needle Art Tattoo convention is the perfect place to get and share new ideas, discover and compare unique styles of tattooing and of course experience a fun and colorful weekend!
The standard commission for safe tattooing and permanent make-up (PMU) successfully launched early 2015.
The standards committee focuses on the development of a European standard for hygienic safe tattooing.
The organization of The Needle Art Tattoo Convention is a proud member of this committee and supports this initiative.