With so many up and coming talented tattooists in the North Wales area, the fantastic Cariad Ink Festival tattooheld to celebrate their art is set to get underway again on the 30th of November and 1st of December after being asked back to Venue Cymru by popular demand.

After such a positive response from within the community to the event held earlier in 2013, organisers are excited to announce its early return. The alternative scene has been really taking off with particular regards to the tattoo industry so it’s great to see the region keeping fresh and young.

The prior event staged in February was partially a fund-raising initiative to help raise over £1500 for the Motor Neuron Disease Association and it was a rousing success with locals and enthusiasts converging for philanthropy and ink in their hundreds.

An expansion has been promised for the burgeoning success with the family in-mind. With the stigmatism of tattoos fading and their acceptance coming into culture nationwide, all ages are welcome in what is sure to be an eye-opening experience for newcomers. Saturday’s events are £15 for admission and Sunday is £10 but you can enjoy a discount to £20 if you buy a weekend ticket!

The chilled atmosphere will allow you to mingle with internationally renowned artists, admire artists in their element as they set to work on creating beautiful pieces with the trendy black and white designs set to be huge. With the intimate nature of the festival, you can sit back and relax and be tattooed while you experience a thrilling performance on-stage.

Expect local musicians to bring the whole place down but make sure you grab goodies from the fantastic vendors scattered around the venue before they do.

Organiser Daisy Silcock had this to say after the convention’s success in February: “It was absolutely brilliant and also very successful. It was very big so we had a fantastic turnout”.

Well, if reports are to be believed then the latest festival will be even bigger, badder and inkier than before!

Highlights from earlier festival

“tattoo” by www.flickr.com/photos/danielflower/ and “tattoo gun” by www.flickr.com/photos/curmudgeony/

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