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The True Blue Tattoo Convention

The True Blue Tattoo Convention is BACK

80 artists, two days, hundreds of tattoos. Our convention takes the art of tattooing to the next level.

Expect artists and visitors from all over the world to show both the work they have and have got done. 

The convention will have enough events in itself to fill two days. You will have the possibility to get your portfolio reviewed, we will have some live dj-sets, there is a marketplace filled with tattoo-related stuff and we have a real life movie theater. 

Furthermore, at the same time during the convention, Dutch Chili Fest, Feelgood Market and a record fair will be in and around the same venue. For the last event, you will need a ticket as well. Contact them directly to get your ticket.

Opening times:

Saturday 11:00-22:00

Sunday 11:00-20:00

Artists

Our convention is an invitation-only event for the artists. This way, we can guarantee the high standards we maintain in the shop as well. The artists at the convention come from all around the world and are specialized in all different styles of tattooing. All of the artists will be mentioned here soon…

Venue

Because we decided to go bigger this year, we decided on Klokgebouw as our location for this years convention. Klokgebouw used to be a Philips factory and was converted to a school, place for businesses, hotel and of course cultural spaces. They did this without losing the integrity of the building which we can not wait to show you.

From Klokgebouw, it is a 15 minute walk to get into the center in Eindhoven. Don’t hesitate to do this and go have a look at some of our awesome attractions.

Located in the same building is Blue Collar Hotel. An eccentric hotel  with themed rooms for awesome people. From this hotel you can roll back to the convention after the first afterparty.

Next to Klokgebouw, there is a train station called ‘Strijp-S’. You can get here via a ‘sprinter’ that goes from Eindhoven central station. From Eindhoven central station, it is a 20 minute walk to the venue. By bus you can take line 401, 402 or 403 and stop at ‘Strijp-S’. This bus leaves from Eindhoven Airport as well.

If you go by car, take from all directions exit ‘Strijp-S’ and follow the parking signs. 

For bikes there is no guarded parking area but on Ketelhuisplein there is enough space to park your bike.

Tickets

For the convention you can buy tickets for only Saturday or Sunday or for the whole weekend. All tickets can be bought here.

Tickets from 2020 are still valid, you can just use the ones you have in your mail. Please check your spam if you haven’t received a ticket after purchase. If you can’t find it here, please contact us. We can not guarantee that tickets bought via Ticketswap are valid at the convention since it is a third party.

FAQ

At what age can you enter the convention?

The convention is family friendly and children under the age of 12 can enter the convention for free. From 12 and up, a ticket is needed.

At what age can you be tattooed at the convention?

Even though the regulated age in the Netherlands is 16 without parental consent, we enforce the age of 18. 

I still have a ticket from 2020?

Tickets from 2020 are still valid, you don’t have to do anything except use it.

I have a ticket from 2020 but can’t come this year?

Please send an e-mail to convention@trueblue-tattoo.com and we will refund your ticket.

I am an artist and would like to work at the convention?

We only have artists that we invite to the convention. To have us consider you, you can send an e-mail to convention@trueblue-tattoo.com.

How do I get tattooed at the convention?

To book in with the artists, you can contact them directly. You will need a ticket in addition to your booking to enter the event. You can also get flash tattooed but there is no guarantee that there will be a spot available with your favourite artist. 

For all other questions and info, you can send an e-mail to convention@trueblue-tattoo.com.