Knoxville tattoo convention starts in two weeks
by Jessa Lewis
Published : August 7, 2012
KNOXVILLE (WATE) – Knoxville is about to get inked. Tattoo artists from all over the country are preparing to come to Knoxville in two weeks for the city’s first tattoo convention in three years.
Tattoo enthusiasts will be able to see the work of some of the best in the nation, and maybe even get some fresh ink from famous artists.
“We have some other artists that are actually coming to teach seminars to where other artists can learn new tattoo techniques, how to better do the things that they already do,” said Danny Fugate, convention coordinator and owner of Ambition Tattoo in Knoxville.
However, tattoo conventions aren’t just for artists and people interested in getting tattooed. They’re open to anyone.
“We do have stuff going on throughout the weekend for families with children or single parents who, it’s not always available for someone to have a babysitter,” Fugate added.
The convention in Knoxville isn’t just about the art. There will also be opportunities to give back to the community, which organizers hope will inspire attendees.
This year, the Scarecrow Foundation will be at the event to help Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee with the Food for Kids program.
“People are going to be able to come by our booth, learn all about the Scarecrow Foundation, they’re going to be able to learn all about the backpack program,” said Scarecrow Foundation Executive Director Jimmy Buckner.
The three-day event is expected to bring between 3,000-5,000 people into Knoxville throughout the weekend. It runs from August 24-26 at the Holiday Inn at World’s Fair Park.
More information is available on the convention website: www.knoxvilletattooconvention.com.
Source : WATE