Lebanon is having its first ever tattoo festival on May 6th and 7th at Concrete 1994 in Sin el Fil. 14 local tattoo artists will be participating and you can get yourself INKED live at the event by booking your artists for a consultation ahead of time.
I’m not a tattoo fan even though I helped my brother design one for himself, but I’m really glad they’re organizing a tattoo festival here as it would help bring together local artists and more importantly shed the light on some of Lebanon’s best tattoo masters and showcase new talents and upcoming artists. Added to that, it would help stamp out these negative stereotypes that a lot of people still have about tattoos.
There’s also entertainment, live bands, food stands, exhibitors and others. Those who are getting their tattoo at the festival don’t pay any entrance fee, otherwise it’s $20 for 1 day, $30 for a 2-day pass. You can buy your tickets [here].
Here are the tattoo artists taking part:
Hussein Mistrah: Hussein Mistrah Tattoos
Ali Hijaz: Alixz Tattoo
David Yeghiayan: David.purevisiontattoos
Mohammad Harb: Deep ink tattoo
Wael El Amin: Wael tattoo ice
Georges Babi: Fourteen Tattoo
Elie Rahme: Elie Rahme Tattoos
Elie Achkar: Dark Ink Tattoos
Dirany Tattoo: Dirany
Karen Klink: Karen Klink
Marwa El Sherif: Marru’s Tattoos
Taha Sammour: Lost Boys Tattoo Inc. By Taha Sammour