About the Convention

The Great British Tattoo Show is moving to The Palace!

2012 saw the very first Great British Tattoo Show in London, UK. This show broke the mould of all that has gone before.

A brand new show with a brand new vibe.

We have made the exciting decision to move our 2013 event to Alexandra Palace (Ally Pally) and all 6,500sqm of The Great Hall.

The People’s Palace seems the rightful place for The People’s Tattoo Convention. The 7 acre Palace is the iconic North London venue that is surrounded by 196 acres of beautiful parkland, and grounds that boast a pub & restaurant, ice rink, boating lake, pitch & putt course, 1,500 free parking spaces and much, much more.

Easy access via Rail and tube, there is also a complimentary shuttle bus that will pick you up from Wood Green Tube Station and Alexandra Palace Railway Station and take you to the doorstep of The Great British Tattoo Show.

As with each of our high quality conventions (Tattoo Jam, Tattoo Freeze, Manchester International Tattoo Show) you will experience world-class artists, vendors and traders, all under one roof. There will also be the usual array of fantastic entertainment and attractions.

But what's new? Yet another first for the UK tattoo industry, what we intend to bring to this London tattoo convention, is a massive fashion element that will work beautifully alongside the other elements of the show.

In essence the event will be about tattoos and their association with fashion. We will have the one giant room encompassing all three areas of Traditional, Contemporary and Urban. The tattoos, fashion and music will be based around these elements, whilst having stages and a catwalk/ entertainment area in the centre.

Lifestyles – we all have one. Jobs, friends, acquaintances, interests, pastimes; tattoos transcend our material differences and join us together as one big, beautiful, painted party.

We aim to offer our visitors a five star tattoo event experience to eclipse all others.

Exciting times are ahead...

Shelley Bond - Event Manager