Tattoos are often seen as a badge of honour, a reminder of certain period in our lives which we wish to remember, a life story, a lesson, a warning. When we think of tattoos it’s difficult not to imagine traditional intricate and skilful work of Polynesia artists , or the use of bold colours in Japanese culture, but the one still popular today amongst most westerners are military tattoos; flowers, hearts, mermaids, anchors, pinups, birds.
This weekend York Racecourse opens its doors to Ink for Heroes 2012, a tattoo convention with the unique intention of raising money and public awareness for the Help for Heroes Campaign.
This Saturday and Sunday dozens of artists and tattoo fanatics will join together for a weekend of live music, auctions and entertainment including an appearance from The Cupcake Girls, Yorkshire based artists Rose Elizabeth and Colleen Moss who have worked at some of the country’s largest tattoo conventions raising money for the Armed Forces.
The lineup of artists includes: Velvet Star, Super Charger, Professor Fiddlesticks and York Minxsters Roller Derby and many more.
A Day Ticket costs £15 with a Weekend Ticket costing £25