Organized by the tattooist of the stars as Tintin, the World of tattooing offers again this year a rich and varied program. With over 30,000 visitors expected in three days, this convention is the most important of the year at the international. For the enthusiast or the curious.


They are 420 this year from the four corners of the planet. International Stars of the profession or star rising no less than 40 nationalities are represented. Every time Tintin makes a drastic selection and renews approximately one-third of the seats. Visitors can get a tattoo on the spot or make an appointment if they are still hesitant.

The public will also find stalls annexes (jewelry, accessories, inks, books…) as well as food trucks for a gourmet break well-deserved.

The sponsorship of Philippe Découflé

After having seen the short pieces of Philippe Découflé, the famous choreographer at the Palais de Tokyo, Tintin immediately thought to invite the artist to the World of the tattoo. we both like the mix of genres, ” he says. The idea of occur in a tattoo convention and reach a different audience was packed. From my side, to bring the world of the tattoo to dance it’s fun for me too.”

Drawing in the directory of its various shows – Decodex, Octopus, New Short Plays – three scenes per day of approximately 15 minutes are taken up with flying dancers, skirmishes and lighting original. The icing on the cake, the dancers will appear on the touages ephemeral tailor-made created exclusively for the lounge by Tintin, and some of which will be for sale at the show.

The fashion show contest at the World of the tattoo. Margaux Chalmel The contest

This is “THE unmissable event of the show. The parades allow the tattoo artists to expose their work to the general public and received an award at the largest international convention greatly increases the notoriety of the tattoo artist. Many nationalities are selected and represented (Taiwan, Usa, etc.). Each year the level of competition passes a milestone. Once again the competition will be tough and decide between the competitors, may be difficult for a jury consisting of Filip Leu, Luke Atkinson, Kari Barba, Mark Mahoney. Three categories are featured: black and white, back, and full. Several sessions per day are organised in which the Best of. A must-see…

Mondial du tatouage at Grande Halle de La Villette. 211, av Jean Jaurès (Xix). Opening hours: Friday and Saturday 12: 30 pm-midnight, Sunday 11: 30-19: 30. Prices: from 20€ to 60€.

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