SA International Tattoo Convention 3rd Annual Show!

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The South African International Tattoo Convention returns to Cape Town for the 3rd annual show with an upscaled offering of tattooers, bands and an even bigger experience for visitors.

29-30-31 March 2019 The Lookout, V&A Waterfront. 

What’s It All About?

The South African Tattoo Convention invites a curated collection of 90 tattooers from over 15 different countries to present their personal style of tattooing. Each tattooer is inspired by over 15 genres of modern and traditional tattooing. SAITC has become a highly respected event among the international tattoo community and is recognized by international artists as one of the  most highlighted events on the world tattoo convention calendar; the only one of its kind in Africa.

What Makes It An Experience Not To Miss?

There is something genuine and special about this global meeting place of world travelling artists. It offers a high quality tattooing experience in a professional environment where you will receive world class advice and have a wide selection of tattoo styles to choose from.

The vibe always includes story telling between travelling tattooers and clients alike, meeting people from all walks of life and getting to hang out, browse or even tattooed. Whether you are collecting a small momento-type tattoo from an artist’s drawing sheet, looking for some fine art prints for your home or commiting to a full day tattoo by your favourite artist, there is an unexplainable magic that happens when so many people come together to share the stoke and get tattooed under one roof.

What Happens Other Than Tattooing?

The 3-day show has upscaled their offering by introducing 6 live bands, 3 food trucks, an improved market area with fashion and lifestyle vendors, chocolatiers, coffee roasters, a fully kitted beer garden and a picturesque ocean view deck bar. Everyone is welcome and children of all ages are now able to attend. (Please note, children under 5 will not be allowed inside the tattooer exhibit hall area)

How To Get Tattooed at #SAITC2019

Pre-book to avoid disappointment! Artist bookings are open and slots fill up extremely fast. To ensure you get a session with your favourite tattooer, head to the South African International Tattoo Convention website and book by emailing the artist directly before the convention to start discussing the process and your design and tattoo placement. Find the Artist’s Page here:

“WALK-INS are also welcome! If you’re comfortable with throwing caution to the wind, buy your tickets to the convention and find an artist on site on the day between 29th – 31st March 2019. Spontaneously select a piece you love and get small, quick sketches and pieces of work known as “flash” designs without needing to pre-plan or pre-book.

Featured Artists

  1. Jenna Bouma –Handpoke Tattooer – World Traveling
  2. Eddie Czaiki – Neo Traditional Tattooer – Paris France
  3. Yadou – Watercolour Tattooer – Warsaw Poland
  4. Bob Geerts – American Traditonal Tattooer – Eindhoeven Netherlands
  5. Clemens Hahn – Neo Traditional – Manneheim Germany
  6. Ross Turpin – Western Japanese – Tsim Sha Tsui Hong Kong
  7. Greg Whitehead – Western Japanese – Portland Oregon
  8. Nate Hudak – American Traditional- Cincinnati U.S.A
  9. Waldo Del Rocca – American Traditional – Cape Town – South Africa
  10. Rudolf Maartins –Sacred Geometry – Rottendam The Netherlans
  11. Matt Cannon – Neo Traditional – Anaheim California

For all comfirmed tattooers please check out the artist page.


Cape Electric Tattoo

Spokespeople: Romy van Tonder


Although we have increased our public experience offering we are happy to announce that SAITC ticket prices have remained the same without an increase for 2019.

Tickets are available via:

Friday Ticket R195
Saturday Ticket R280
Sunday Ticket R240
Weekend Ticket R590 – *includes a collector’s pin

#SAITC2018 Times

29 March 2108 – 17:00pm –22:00pm
30 March  2018– 11:00am – 22:00pm
31 March 2018– 11:00am – 21:00pm

Social Media Links

Facebook The South African International Tattoo Convention

Instagram @sa_tattooconvention #saitc2018

YouTube South African Tattoo Convention


For further information please contact Romy Van Tonder on or call 072 768 5058


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