Cape Electric Tattoo, in association with ShowHorse Productions, is proud to present the South African International Tattoo Convention that will be taking place at the CTICC in Cape Town between 24 -26 March 2017.

Why is the SAITC so important?

The South African tattoo industry has grown in rapid strides over the past five years due to a widespread acceptance of the art form. The South African International Tattoo Convention provides a platform for local tattoo artists to showcase their skill alongside some of the most renowned international artists from around the globe. It also provides the public with the opportunity to learn more about these virtuosos and their styles, and get tattooed on site!

Additionally, the SAITC is purely a tattoo show. Many other events of this nature dilute their offering with all sorts of sideshows; the SAITC offers an intimate, curated event that shines the spotlight on the artists and their product.

Book your tattoo!

They are proud to bring to the South African public more than 78 of the world’s most renowned tattoo artists from six continents, specialising in a variety of tattoo styles. Attending artists include Holly Ellis from Idle Hand in San Francisco, Wan from Wild Rose in South Korea, James McKenna from Australia, and Big Steve from Fun City in New York City, to name but a few.

Festival goers can get tattooed at the convention by either pre-booking directly with the artists or simply walking up to see if there is a time slot available on the day. The details of all attending artists are available on our website. Book early to avoid disappointment!


Ticket prices & special rates

Tickets for the South African International Tattoo Convention 2017 are now available on their website. The current prices are as follows:

Friday only: R150

Saturday only: R220

Sunday only: R180

Full Weekend Pass: R380

VIP Pass (includes SAITC T-shirt & collectors pin): R500

Please note that these prices will increase with 20% from the 1st of January 2017. Book your tickets online before 31 December 2016 to take advantage of these great Early Bird rates and stand a chance to WIN a two night stay for two at The Daddy Long Legs Art Hotel in Long Street, Cape Town. As always, terms and conditions apply. The names of all ticket buyers will go into a random draw, which will be done live on video and announced via their social media channels before 15 January 2017.