The True Blue Tattoo Convention

The True Blue Tattoo Convention is back

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

Expect both artists and visitors from around the world to showcase their own work and work they've had set.  

The convention has enough activities for two days of visiting. Expect tattoo-related booths, food trucks and a fringe program.

Opening hours:

Friday, May 24 21:00-23:00 Only the exhibition is open (free) this day

Saturday, May 25, 11:00-22:00

Sunday, May 26, 11:00-20:00


The Klokgebouw used to be a Philips factory and was converted into a school, business space, hotel and, of course, cultural spaces. They have done this without losing the integrity of the building, which we are happy to show you.

From the Klokgebouw it is a 15-minute walk to the center of Eindhoven. Don't hesitate to do so and have a look around the city.

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

Next to the Klokgebouw is a train station called 'Strijp-S'. You can get here via a 'sprinter' that goes from Eindhoven central station. From Eindhoven Centraal 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 also departs from Eindhoven Airport.

If you come by car, take exit "Strijp-S" from all directions and follow the parking signs. Parking is best in garage "Om de hoek".

There is no guarded parking for bicycles, but the Ketelhuisplein has plenty of space to park your bike.


For the convention, you can purchase tickets for Saturday or Sunday only or for the entire weekend. All tickets can be purchased below.

Please check your spam if you did not receive a ticket after purchase. If you cannot find it here, please contact us. We cannot guarantee that tickets purchased through Ticketswap will be valid at the convention, as it is a third party.


From what age are you allowed to attend the convention?

The convention is family-friendly and children under 12 years of age have free admission to the convention. A ticket is required for ages 12 and older.

From what age are you allowed to get tattooed at the convention?

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

What other activities are available during the convention?

The convention does not just feature tattooing; there is a variety of art on display and presented. For example, there are several speakers, a bingo with fun prizes, banner exhibitions and workshops. After the convention, there is even an after party. In short, it's a day full of activities.

Is the convention wheelchair friendly?

The convention is wheelchair accessible and has several wheelchair-friendly restrooms. However, please note that the balconies in the bell building are not wheelchair accessible.

Can I come and help out at the convention?

We believe that volunteers are as passionate about tattoos as we are, so we welcome anyone to join our team to help before, during and after the convention. You can sign up here .

I am a tattoo artist and would like to come and work at the convention?

To ensure quality and overall atmosphere at the convention, we work by invitation only.

How can I schedule a tattoo at the convention?

To make an appointment with the artists, please contact them directly. To gain access to the event, you will need a ticket in addition to your booking. You can also get a flash tattoo, but there is no guarantee that a spot will be available with your favorite artist. 

For all other questions and info, please email convention@trueblue-tattoo.com.


We are extremely grateful to our sponsors for their support. Their contributions allow us to offer the best tattoo artists, shows, workshops and more. Be sure to visit our sponsors' booths during the convention to learn about their products and services.


Our convention is an invitation-only event for the artists. This way, we can guarantee the high standards we maintain in the studio for the convention as well. The artists at the convention come from all over the world and specialize in all different styles of tattooing. All artists will be announced on our Instagram.

Our performers this year: