Ink Life Tour & Music Festival 2012

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Ink Life Tour & Music Festival 2012

Longview – The Ink Life Tattoo and Music Festival is the worlds largest and most talked about tattoo and music festival! This three day mega event hosted by the world famous House Of Pain Tattoo Studio in El Paso, TX and MC’d by Dr. Blasphemy captures the true essence of the body art lifestyle. August 24 through 26, artists will flock to the Maude Cobb Center in Longview to take part in this event. 

Head to Longview and get tattooed on the spot by over 150 of the worlds top tattoo artists like Amy Nicoletto from LA Ink! These artists will be tattooing starting Friday and will continue all the way through Sunday. Now is your chance to get amazing work at great prices. While you’re getting tattooed check out the amazing entertainment all weekend like face melting performances from the best local and national bands, jaw dropping suspension shows, insane pole dancing competition and the countries hottest industry vendors!

If you would like to pre-book your tattoo appointments please visit our attending artist page and contact the artists directly. Many of them like Amy Nicoletto from LA Ink and others do not book appointments ahead of time. For those artists it is recommended to pick up a weekend pass, show up early Friday to check out all the artists’ portfolios and speak with them about what you are looking for. This allows you more time to see all the artists and get your appointment booked early before the madness begins.

Music at an Ink Life show is second to none! National bands like Days Of The New, Scum Of The Earth, Mushroomhead, Authority Zero, Cherry Poppin Daddies, Grind, Hawthorn Heights, Barb Wire Dolls and more have played on the huge Ink Life Tour stage! Not to mention the best local bands each town has to offer.

Ink life supports local music! At every stop you can see the best local bands play for a chance at a $2,000.00 cash first prize in our band showcase! The winning band from the day moves onto the finals on Sunday for the finale! With the large amount of local and
national media attention Ink life attracts this is an amazing opportunity for band
exposure!

Performances also include Candlebox, Days Of The New and the George Lewis Project!

The sickest human suspension show on earth happens daily at Ink life! See the
world famous Aztlan Arts put on a jaw dropping show! You will see the human
body go through things you couldn’t have imagined possible! You have been
warned this show by Aztlan is not for the squeamish.

Maude Cobb Center 100 Grand Boulevard Longview, TX 75604

* Tickets are $20.00 for the day and $35.00 for a weekend pass, these prices include all concerts! BUY TICKETS NOW!

Event Hours
Friday – 12pm –  11pm
Saturday – 12pm – 11pm
Sunday – 12pm – 9pm

Event Schedule

Friday August 24th

9:00 A.M. – Load In For Artists And Friday Bands
11:00 A.M – Sound Check
12:00 P.M – Doors Open To Public – MC Announcements
12:30 P.M – Registration For Tattoo Competitions Begins
BAND SHOWCASE
12:00-3:20
4:00–4:30 Magic Show
5:00-6:00 Suspension Show
6:45 – 7:30 George Lewis Project
7:45 8:45 CANDLEBOX
8:50 – Begin Tattoo Competition Judging
10:15 – Award Presentation
11:30 – Stage Load Out / Doors Closed

Friday Award Categories

Asian
Religious
Animal
Unusual
Best Tattoo using Starbrite Inks
Tattoo Of The Day

Saturday August 25th 

10:00 A.M. – Load In For Artists And Friday Bands
11:00 A.M – Sound Check
12:00 P.M – Doors Open To Public
12:30 P.M – Registration For Tattoo Competitions Begins
12:00-3:20 Band Showcase
3:20-4:00 stage break Open music
4:00–4:30 Magic Show
5:00-5:45 Suspension Show
6:30 P.M – End Of Tattoo Competition Registration
6:00-6:45 George Lewis Project
7:00-8:15 Days Of The New
8:30 – Begin Tattoo Competition Judging
10:15 – Award Presentation
11:30 – Stage Load Out / Doors Closed

Saturday Award Categories

Tribal Small
Traditional Medium
Traditional Large
Traditional Small
Portrait Medium
Portrait Large
Portrait Small
Floral
Skull
Day Of The Dead
Movie Character
Back Piece
Leg
Sleeve
Realistic
Best of day using Starbrite Inks
Tattoo Of The Day

Sunday August 26th

10:00 A.M. – Load In For Bands and Vendors
11:30 A.M – Sound Check
12:00 P.M – Doors Open To Public -Open Music and MC Announcements
12:00 P.M – 1:30 P.M Band Showcase showdown with the winning bands from Friday And Saturday
1:30 P.M – Registration For Tattoo Competitions Begins
1:30 P.M -Suspension Show
2:15 P.M – Band Showcase Finals
3:15 Pole Dancing Competition
6:15 P.M – Tattoo Competition Judging Begins
8:15 P.M Awards Presented
9:00 P.M Show Closes With Sponsor And Artists Thank You
9:15 P.M Stage Load Out / Doors Closed

Sunday Award Categories

Small Black & Grey
Medium Black & Grey
Large Black & Grey
Small Color
Medium Color
Large Color
Over All Male
Over All Female
Best Local Shop (spectators choice voting is all weekend and awarded on Sunday.
Best Tattoo using Starbrite Inks
Best Of Show
Tattoo Of The Day (Judging To Begin Promptly After Over All Female Category)
*BEST OF SHOW* IS FOR THE WINNERS FROM EACH BEST OF DAY OR A Piece Worked On Over The Course Of The Weekend That Could Not Be Entered In Best Of Day

For more information call TOLL FREE : (866) 935~1822 or EMAIL : INFO@INKLIFETOUR.COM.

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