Saint Petersburg
Tattoo Weekend-2017

May 12 - 13 - 14, in the center of St. Petersburg will take place a grandiose event tattoo of culture, organized by the best tattoo artists

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about convention

The Second Saint Petersburg Convention of Tattoo Artists will take place on 12-14 May. The whole weekend is full of cool stuff.

Meet fellow tattoo artists from all over Russia and other countries

Participate in various competitions and contests

See live shows and concerts

Lots of exciting events and an intriguing afterparty

Programm

12 May 2017 first day

10:00opening for the artists
11:00opening for the models
14:00opening for the guests
15:00official part
21:00closing of the first day

Fully healed tattoos by one artist in EASTERN ASIAN style based on traditional canons and plots.

14:00 - 15:00registration
15:30 - 16:30competition
20:00 - 20:30rewarding

Fully healed tattoos by one artist based on ETHNIC or modern ORNAMENTS.

14:00 - 15:00registration
15:30 - 16:30competition
20:00 - 20:30rewarding

The tattoo must be done in deep black color, have sharp contours and shadows in the form of linear hatching.

15:30 - 16:45registration
17:15 - 18:30competition
20:00 - 20:30rewarding

Only tattoos by one artist, covering up ("camouflaging") an old tattoo are eligible for the category. A photo of the tattoo before the COVER-UP must be submitted to qualify. The "before" photos are submitted during registration and shown to jury members during the contest on paper (A4/A5) or on screen of a smartphone/tablet.

15:30 - 16:45registration
17:15 - 18:30competition
20:00 - 20:30rewarding

Horror tattooing typically includes dark or morbid subject matters: characters from horror films, monsters and etc.

15:30 - 16:45registration
17:15 - 18:30competition
20:00 - 20:30rewarding

Only tattoos, started and completed by one artist in the first day of Tattoo Weekend, are eligible. Styles: REALISM, BLACK&GREY and COLOR tattoo.

18:30 - 19:30registration
20:50 - 22:00competition
20:50 - 22:00rewarding

13 May 2017 second day

10:00opening for the artists
11:00opening for the models
12:00opening for the guests
21:00closing of the second day

Only fully healed tattoos by one artist using only BLACK, WHITE and GREYSCALE ink are eligible. May have 1 (one) accenting color, taking up to 5% of total tattoo space (at the discretion of the Jury).

12:00 - 13:30registration
14:00 - 16:00competition
19:00 - 19:40rewarding

Fully healed portraits, done by one artist, in any style. Portraits of people who are not widely known are only eligible if a reference photo is present.

12:00 - 13:30registration
14:00 - 16:00competition
19:00 - 19:40rewarding

Only fully healed large tattoos by one artist are eligible for the category - «sleeve» and «leg sleeve» (tattoos, fully covering a body part/extremity (arm or leg)).

12:00 - 13:30registration
14:00 - 16:00competition
19:00 - 19:40rewarding

May or may not include outlines, sometimes extra wide. Cartoon style, including vivid color palette, color contrasts with complex effects, creating volume: flares, shadows, reflexes, light and aerial perspective and so on. Accented exaggerated complicated forms, warped perspective.

14:00 - 15:30registration
16:00 - 18:00competition
19:00 - 19:40rewarding

Bold same thickness outlines. Simple forms. No volume, light and shade effects. Low level of detail. Limited color palette, that includes basic colors.

14:00 - 15:30registration
16:00 - 18:00competition
19:00 - 19:40rewarding

Bold various thickness outlines. Forms are more realistic and anatomically correct, than old school. Some effects are possible, but usually without any volume or basic light and shade effects. High level of detail. Wide color palette, that includes shades of a few color schemes.

14:00 - 15:30registration
16:00 - 18:00competition
19:00 - 19:40rewarding

Only tattoos, started and completed by one artist in the second day of Tattoo Weekend, are eligible. Styles: REALISM, BLACK&GREY and COLOR.

18:00 - 19:00registration
20:00 - 21:30competition
20:00 - 21:30rewarding

14 May 2017 third day

09:00opening for the artists
10:00opening for the models
12:00opening for the guests
21:00closing of the convention

Only fully healed tattoos by one artist using multiple COLOR ink are eligible.

12:00 - 13:30registration
14:00 - 16:00competition
16:20 - 17:00rewarding

Only fully healed tattoos by one artist in PHOTOREALISTIC manner/technique are eligible.

12:00 - 13:30registration
14:00 - 16:00competition
16:20 - 17:00rewarding

Fully healed large tattoos by one artist: back piece, torso piece, full body suit.

12:00 - 13:30registration
14:00 - 16:00competition
16:20 - 17:00rewarding

Only tattoos, started and completed by one artist in the third day of Tattoo Weekend, are eligible. Styles: REALISM, BLACK&GREY and COLOR.

16:30 - 17:30registration
18:00 - 19:00competition
18:00 - 19:00rewarding

Tattoos, started and completed during Tattoo Weekend are eligible. They can be various collaborations (two or more artists, doing one tattoo), one artist's tattoo for two-three days.

18:30 - 19:30registration
20:00 - 20:30competition
20:00 - 20:30rewarding

Only artists holding the first place in any category of the Tattoo Weekend except «BEST OF SHOW» may enter. The Artist and Model must attend the contest. If one of them is absent during the category contest, the tattoo is disqualified.

20:30 - 20:45registration
20:30 - 20:45competition
20:30 - 20:45rewarding

Location

The Lenexpo pavilion 3 on Vasilyevsky Island, almost in the center of Saint Petersburg, will become the venue of the event.
Address : St. Petersburg, Bolshoy pr.V.O.103

How to get there

From Primorskaya metro station :

  • Trolleybus №10
  • Bus №: 6, 1
  • Fixed-route taxi №: 6, 44, 690, 120, 359

From Vasileostrovskaya metro station :

  • Bus №: 6, 1
  • Tram № 6
  • Fixed-route taxi №: 44, 309, 349, 183, 690
  1. Turn left to the University embankment (Neva and Palace Bridge should be left behind on your left side)
  2. Go along the University Emb. till the first junction with tram rails (Syezdovskaya -1 Line)
  3. Turn right.
  4. Take the left row till the first junction with the traffic lights and a street on the left (Bolshoy pr. V.O.)
  5. Turn left.
  6. Go along Bolshoy pr. till the end (Harbour, Marine passenger terminal)
  7. Turn right in front of Marine passenger terminal after the small public garden (Nalichnaya str.)
  8. Take the right row and go along Nalichnaya str. till the first adjoining street (Srednegavansky pr). The visitors’ entrance is on the other side of Nalichnaya str.
  1. Take the middle row while going across the bridge.
  2. Turn left at the junction and take the right row
  3. Turn right at the second junction , going with the main transport stream (8-9 lines)
  4. Go in the left row till the first junction with the traffic lights (Bolshoy pr.V.O.)
  5. Turn left
  6. Go along Bolshoy pr. till the end (Harbour, Marine passenger terminal).
  7. Turn right in front of Marine passenger terminal after the small public garden (Nalichnaya str.)
  8. Take the right row and go along Nalichnaya str. till the first adjoining street (Srednegavansky pr). The visitors’ entrance is on the other side of Nalichnaya str.
  1. Take the right row while going across the bridge
  2. Turn right behind the bridge
  3. Go with the main transport stream till the first traffic lights, turn left (Maliy pr. V.O.)
  4. Go along Maliy pr. V.O. till the end (large junction – Nalichnaya str) and turn left.
  5. Go along Nalichnaya str.
  6. Take the right row after the parking area. Visitors’ entrance is on your street side.

Organizers and partners

BLACKOUT tattoo collective

Collective of professional tattoo artists located in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Appointments and info via admin@blackout.tattoo

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Just tattoo shop

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ODIN Tattoo

ODIN Tattoo Studio more than 7 years is making your dreams about the tattoo come true.
ODIN Tattoo Shop is helping the tattoo artists to realize their dreams.

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TATTOO-SPB

One of the best Saint-Petersburgs tattoo studio offers tattoo lovers a full range of services: from drawing a sketch to removing or covering old tattoos.

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World Famous Tattoo Ink

World Famous Tattoo Ink World Famous Forever. Vegan friendly. Premium tattoo ink. Made in the U.S.A.

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KWADRON

Quality selected tattoo needles and supplies. KWADRON, UNISTAR, NEMESIS, INOX PRIME, EQUALISER, INKTROX POLAND.

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Lacenano

The lightest rotary tattoo machine. 100% maintenance free, fully autoclavable and independently adjustable speed, power and stroke.

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Sorry Mom

Sorry Mom is a professional international lifestyle brand focusing on tattoo process- and tattoo aftercare products.

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Critical Tattoo

Here to Innovate, refine, and serve it up with love. Not to mention the best customer service in the industry.

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FK Irons

Provide professional tattoo artists with the best tool available making sure that their investment will always be protected with a lifetime warranty.

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Ink Booster

Ink Booster supports a simpler processing of the tattoo ink into the skin and reduces redness.

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EQUALISER™

Innovative, high-tech premium grade machines.

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