Tattoo Expo Napoli 2012 Preview
The 9th edition of Tattoo Expo Napoli is arriving, the big summer event in Naples (Italy) dedicated to the world of body art, culture and much more. The Expo, organized by the Cultural Association Napolindelebile and Micromutazioni in the huge spaces of Mostra d’Oltremare in Naples, this time will host 170 international tattoo artists, international suppliers in the business and a complex series of events scheduled during the three days (29, 30 June and 1st of July) like: art expositions, workshops, live performances (including suspensions, bondage, live music), the airbrush show and many contests… just to mention some of the attractions…
Some of the attending artists will also display their fabulous paintings in the Artexpo section: Artexpo is the contemporary art event-in-the-event, created by Manuela Bottone and Valentina Abussi, show casing some of the most representative young artists and some big names. This time Artexpo will also presents an online gallery, which will expose also pieces of art from the last edition of the Napoli Tattoo Expo.
The Mediterranean Airbrush Show, by Christian Bertolini, it’s a manifestation aiming on regrouping Italian artists involved in airbrushing joining their “cousins” in tattoo art in this big event, special guest will be Alberto Ponno and his hyper-realistic paintings.
The Bod Mod Seminar by Micromutazioni will be another important part of the event: there will be some classes scheduled during the three days, all focused on professional piercing and body modification.
While last year’s musical event was all about rock n’roll and punk rock, this year’s the Napoli Tattoo Expo will host the HIP HOP STREET CONTEST assisted by Culturale Jesce Sole & Ammontoneprod: Including a series of four contests:
-TATTOO SKETCH CONTEST
-TATTOO ROUTINE CONTEST
-TATTOO STREET DANCE
-TATTOO RAP CONTEST
(All surrounded by musical sets and live performances on the stage.)
Many attractions will be on the big stage this year, some of them are: the Bondage Performance of Satomi Zpira, the tribal and ritualistic performance of suspensions by the mutant squad Neuromaligno, the great fakir show of the Oslo team Pain Solution and the afro music band Foly du Burkina. By the stage will be of course the restoration zone and other contests for the visitors like the hot dog contest, pull the rope, miss wet shirt and much more…
The Tattoo Expo final event will be, as usual, the Best Tattoo Award ,where the best tattoo of its kind will be chosen.