The fifth annual, rock-infused Icelandic Tattoo Festival begins tomorrow at the nightclub Sódóma in downtown Reykjavík and will continue throughout the weekend. Many well-known international tattoo artists will be in attendance and offer their services to visitors.
A tattooed woman in Helsikni, Finland. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.
When asked by Morgubladid whether people will wait in line for tattoos, one of the festival’s organizers, Linda Mjöll Thorsteinsdóttir, replied: “Yes, I certainly expect that. In previous years, not everyone who wanted a tattoo got one.”
Thorsteinsdóttir said the artists have a fixed price for tattoos and that it is fair compared to the quality of their work. “We have never screwed up the prices at these festivals.”
Participating tattoo artists include Daniel Santoro, Steven Bolts, Thomas Asher and Scott Ellis. “A great number of people are waiting for this and therefore we have invited new, bigger and more famous artists. This will be insanely cool,” Thorsteinsdóttir promised.
The tattoo-related program ends at 11 pm on Friday and Saturday and then it is time to rock. Performers include Cliff Clavin, the Ultra Mega Techno Band Stefán, Rusty Soul, Nögl, Endless Dark and Hoffman. “It will be an awesome weekend,” Thorsteinsdóttir stated.
Reporters from Tattoo Life will attend the festival and then feature it in the magazine, which is published in many languages all around the world.
A day pass to the festival costs ISK 650 (USD 5.1, EUR 4.1) and a pass for the entire weekend, Friday to Sunday, costs ISK 1,600 (USD 12.5, EUR 10.2). Sódóma is located on Tryggvagata 22.
Contact Reykjavík Ink for further information.