Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones But Ink Will Never Hurt Me - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones But Ink Will Never Hurt Me

Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones But Ink Will Never Hurt Me

Published June 5, 2009

Loved by many and hated by mothers all across the world, tattoos are an ever-growing fashion accessory in popular modern society. But for some, tattoos are more than an accessory – they’re a way of life, so why not celebrate this? The Icelandic Tattoo Festival does just that. This year, Sódóma plays host to the festival that goes on THIS VERY WEEKEND (unless you’re reading this too late).
Started back in 2006, event founder Þröstur Hafþórsson, his wife and friends established a convention to widen the interest as well as discovery of body art and tats across Iceland. Now in its fourth year, the Icelandic Tattoo Festival has gained sponsorship from internationally renowned tattoo magazine Prick. Bringing with it respected artists Sofia, Jason June, Scott Ellis, Ezra Haidet, Thomas Asher, Jen Beirola, Erin Lambert, Chip Baskin, and Rich Lajoie who will all exhibit and perform live for your pleasure.
Friday plays host to an evening of dark melancholy country rock and rockabilly courtesy of Esja and Langi Seli og Skuggarnir. And what could accompany tattoos on a Sunday better than Iceland’s very own Rolling Stones tribute band? Well nothing.
Opening times are 14:00 till 23:00 on Friday, 12:00 till 23:00 on Saturday and finishes slightly earlier on Sunday as some of us have work the following morning, 12:00 till 20:00 to be exact. Admission is the modest some of 600ISK per day.

  • Times: Friday June 5th- 14:00- 23:00; Saturday June 6th- 12:00- 23:00; Sunday June 7th- 12:00- 20:00
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