Program





Special Guest and convention host of the Needle Art Tattoo Convention 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' Verstraete 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 Needle Art Tattoo Convention 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!

Friday May 19th.


Artists only!!!

Friday May 19th the convention will only be open for (participating) artists and helpers.
The whole day is specially reserved for seminars and workshops so this will be the perfect opportunity to
finally catch up with colleagues or get inked yourself.

Also the by now 'world famous' BBQ party will be held at this special "artists only" day at the convention hotel.

All participating artists to the convention and seminars will receive a VIP entrance ticket, without this ticket
it is not possible to access the convention.

Program Seminars & Workshops
For registration and prices check the 'Artists Log in' menu or mail to: convention@needle-art.nl


Saturday May 20


12:00 Hrs.
-Open to public-

13:00 - 14:00 Hrs.
-Musical duo Verbraak/van Bijnen-
On the food court terrace 'small stage area'

15:30 - 16:00 Hrs.
-Hellbilly Hookerpunch-
Outlaw Trailer-Trash-country band - 'main stage area'

16:30 - 17:30 Hrs.
-Judging tattoos who entered the competition-
All categories except Best of Day! - 'main stage area'

18:00 - 18:30 Hrs.
-Circus of Madness show-
Spectacular show that involves beautiful ladies, excitement and fire - 'main stage area'

19:30 - 20:30 Hrs.
-Judging tattoos who entered the competition-
'Best of Day' category -'main stage area'

21:00 - 22:00 Hrs.
-Handing out awards-
All categories - 'main stage area'

22:00 Hrs.
-End of convention Saturday-

Sunday May 21


12:00 Hrs.
-Open to public-

13:00 - 14:00 Hrs.
-Musical duo Verbraak/van Bijnen-
On the food court terrace 'small stage area'

15:30 - 16:00 Hrs.
-Hellbilly Hookerpunch-
Outlaw Trailer-Trash-country band - 'main stage area'

16:30 - 17:30 Hrs.
-Judging tattoos who entered the competition-
All categories except Best of Day! - 'main stage area'

18:00 - 18:30 Hrs.
-Circus of Madness show-
Spectacular show that involves beautiful ladies, excitement and fire - 'main stage area'

19:30 - 20:30 Hrs.
-Judging tattoos who entered the competition-
'Best of Day' category - 'main stage area'

21:00 - 22:00 Hrs.
-Handing out awards-
All categories - 'main stage area'

22:00 Hrs.
-End of convention Sunday-

Circus of Madness




Circus of Madness show

This year’s edition the Circus of Madness will be delivering entertainment all weekend through fire, dance and a piercing show.

The ladies will add a new spirit to the event taking the stage as they will steel the show with their raw performance over the weekend.

 


Hellbilly Hookerpunch


Hellbilly Hookerpunch is a fact and that means no less than raw and true 'Rotterdam' Outlaw Trailer Trash Country music!
No matter if you are talking about Cash and Carters Jackson or House of the Rising Sun by the Animals.
You should know Hellbilly Hookerpunch from events like: 'The secret of the North', Rotterdam Tattoo Convention (Ahoy), Big Texas BBQ, but especially as the band who rocked away the 'Pijnacker Bluegrass Festival'.
Our motto: party, drink and get drunk!!!


Duo Verbraak-van Bijnen





New Orleans up close, Van Bijnen en Verbraak.


If you like to experience New Orleans, enjoy a lonely mariachi trumpeter and feel the rhythm of a sousaphone and banjo this is the right duo for you!

Lose but tight, on a sous and a fantastic guitar, like the songs they play with passion. A small but perfect 'group' of musical talent.


Tattoo Contests


Entering the competition is possible till 16:00 Hrs. for all categories except Best of Day.
Judging the work will take place at the main stage from 16:30 Hrs.

Entering the Best of Day category is possible till 19:00 Hrs.
Judging the work will take place at the stage from 19:30 Hrs.

Approximately 30 minutes after judging all Best of Day pieces the winners of all categories

will be called to the stage to receive their award.

Categories


Saturday May 20th.


Realistic

1st. 2nd. & 3rd. prize

Oriental
1st. 2nd. & 3rd. prize

Avant-garde/Trash/Watercolor
1st. 2nd. & 3rd. prize

Traditional
1st. 2nd. & 3rd. prize

Geometric/Dot-work
1st. 2nd. & 3rd. prize

Black-work/Polynesian
1st. 2nd. & 3rd. prize

Best of Saturday
1st. prize only

Sunday May 21st.


Realistic

1st. 2nd. & 3rd. prize

Oriental
1st. 2nd. & 3rd. prize

Avant-garde/Trash/Watercolor
1st. 2nd. & 3rd. prize

Traditional
1st. 2nd. & 3rd. prize

Geometric/Dot-work
1st. 2nd. & 3rd. prize

Black-work/Polynesian
1st. 2nd. & 3rd. prize

Best of Sunday
1st. prize only

Best of Saturday & Sunday
(2 days - 1 tattoo)
1st. prize only

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Best of show
1st. prize only


Jury members



To keep things as honest as possible and to make sure no member of the jury has to judge either his own work or from someone working at his studio we chose to work with 6 jury members...
This way members can alternate and there will be 4 members continuous judging actively.

The organization does not take place in the jury and has no influence on decisions and outcome of awards!