East Coast Tattoo Expo
15 - 16 November 2014
Highfield Grange Holiday Park
Clacton-on-Sea, Essex CO16 9QY,
Now in our 11th year the East Coast Tattoo Expo is regarded as the friendliest show for artists and guests alike, grounded very firmly in the old tradition of conventions, the only thing that separates us from that ethos are the health and safety regulations!
This years theme is Trailer Park Trash (think My Name is Earl) and we encourage all to get involved with this theme.
We have seen a growth in the number of conventions over the years some better, than others but all of them different to ours, we have maintained a fierce independence and have refused to get involved with anyone who wants to influence our show. This ethos and belief in keeping within convention tradition has lent itself to attracting world redound artists travelling from around the globe to showcase and participate.
The competition rules that we set and that many said would never work, have now been taken on by other conventions. If you don’t work our show you can’t enter the competition is to us a fair thank you to the hard working artists that support us.
We also give 1st 2nd and 3rd place this again is to show our commitment to “showcasing” tattoos and giving credit to each artist who enters, the incredible standard of work make it hard for the judges to decide which is best, in most conventions this means that the artist walks away with nothing despite being one point away or less from recognition, offering the 123 system of judging we believe we can offer a fair and less controversial awards.
That the show has continued to grow in size and reputation is testament to our ideals and to the hard work of Sonya and the team. We are grateful to all of you for your continued support, we have two shops and we are aware of the work involved just keeping them going.
Come and join us for the the party expo, the original tattoo weekender where you can work,rest,and play.
The venue is at Highfields Grange Holiday Park Clacton, we offer our unique on site accommodation holiday homes but now in modern clean homes in a purpose built setting with all amenities to make your stay as comfortable as possible.