UNITED INK FLIGHT 914 TATTOO, ART AND MUSIC FESTIVAL to Run 9/12-14
From Friday September 12th through Sunday September 14th (Friday 2-11pm, Saturday 12-11pm, Sunday 12- 7pm), join international artists from Italy, Russia, Japan, China, Sweden, UK, Switzerland, Ireland, Germany, Nepal, Spain and others alongside thousands of art, music, and tattoo lovers as World Famous Tattoo Lou's Presents the United Ink Flight 914 Tattoo, Art and Music Festival at the Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Blvd, Garden City, NY.
Browse through 150 booths and meet 250 of the world's best tattoo artists. This is an invitation only event for artists and shops, no wannabe's here. Tattoo Lou and Jackie Rubino have personally traveled the world to find the cream of the crop to bring back to Long Island for this incredible event.
Tattoos have become more than a passing fad over the past decade; gone are the days of the "bikers have tattoos" mentality, replaced by those who look at tattoos and the tattoo culture as a way of life. Now, everyone from corporate lawyers to working moms proudly display their ink and are excited to offer up their body as a canvas for some of the world's best artists in any medium.
Some of the confirmed artists include Master Mike, Myke Chambers, Cris Gherman, Jose Perez, Zhang Po from China and direct from Japan Traditional Japanese Tebori tattoo artist (original hand poke style of tattooing). So many cultures collaborating together to present a collective of some of the many different styles in the ever changing and growing art of tattooing! Plus, Shanghai Kate, called "the godmother of tattooing" will be there as well. Come see the worlds art!
You see, no longer do artists have to wait until long after they are gone to become rich and famous, they can simply become tattoo artists - many painters and the like have done so in the new millennium with spectacular results for both the artists and their subjects. This is a perfect opportunity to see this magic happen, in person.
Completely open to the public and to all ages, and with a wide variety of things to do for all, it's the perfect day for the whole family. With music from artists like All Music's Rock N Roll University All Stars and The Royal Guard, games, contests, tattooing demonstrations, tattoo movie showings and a screening of Troma Films "Escape from Nukem High" (featuring most of the cast members of the movie in person) in the IMAX theater, temporary tattoos for the kids in the awesome kids area, art exhibits and more, United Ink is unlike any other tattoo convention you've ever seen before! All outdoor entertainment is FREE.