Over its 14-year history, Northern Ink Xposure has become a boisterous cultural celebration.
Each June, the world’s elite body artists interact with thousands of dedicated fans
hoping to become human canvases for their work.
Billy DeCola Dan Smith Sabina Kelley Joe Capobianco
Tats All, Folks!
Body Art Guru Joe Capobianco and Reality Star/Pin-Up Sabina Kelley
Highlight the Global 14th Annual Northern Ink Xposure Art Show
June 15, 16 & 17 – The Hilton Hotel – Toronto, Canada.
Head judge Joe Capobianco, owner of an eponymous global tattoo brand, and his colleague, judge/pin-up model Sabina Kelley, will launch the 2012 edition of Toronto’s internationally-renowned Northern Ink Xposure Art Show Convention. Joe and Sabina are just two body-art A-listers on the roster of NIX taking place June 15 -17 at the Toronto Hilton Hotel, 145 Richmond St. W.
Dan Smith, of TLC’s L.A. Ink, and Billy Decola of its spin-off series N.Y. Ink will join top tattooists from Asia, Europe, North America for a weekend of tattooing, mentoring and meeting with collectors, aficionados and fans.
Over its 14-year history, Northern Ink Xposure has become a boisterous cultural celebration. Each June, the world’s elite body artists interact with thousands of dedicated fans hoping to become human canvases for their work.
As well, the event is a showcase for tattoo-culture fashion labels like the “Sullen Collective” and “Steadfast Clothing,” a catwalk element that adds yet more spice the four-day celebration of the culture.
On the technological front, industry professionals will exchange the latest advances in the science of the art. Top portrait artists like Bob Tyrrell, will host seminars of advanced techniques. Artists will also be avail themselves of a course in cross-contamination and blood-borne pathogens, paving the way to a worry free environment for clients.
The theme of this year’s Northern Ink Xposure Art Show is ‘Work Hard, Play Harder.’ Complementing the theme is “Tattoo End of Days 2012,” a collaborative painting project by dozens of artists that will kick off the NIX opening party on Thursday, June 14th at the Toronto Hilton.
The show will be open to the public from 2pm –11pm on Friday June 15th at the Toronto Hilton’s Convention Level, on Saturday, June 16th from noon to 11 pm and Sunday June 17th from noon to 7 pm.
Convention tickets and event details are available online at www.tattoos.com/nix.
Single day admission is $25 and a weekend pass is $60.
A limited number of VIP passes are available on the website http://tattoos.com/.