An illustration of a purple figure with a white headscarf held together with a safety pin under the chin. The figure wears a black glove and holds a dripping tattoo machine.
© Ink About it / Hanadi Chawaf
An illustration of a purple figure with a white headscarf held together with a safety pin under the chin. The figure wears a black glove and holds a dripping tattoo machine.
© Ink About it / Hanadi Chawaf

Ink About It!

Hamburg's queer-feminist antifascist tattoo-convention

Tickets:

Free entry

Past dates

Friday

10/7/22

3:00 PM

Westfoyer

Saturday

10/8/22

12:00 PM

Westfoyer

Sunday

10/9/22

12:00 PM

Westfoyer

The tattoo scene is not only still male-dominated, but also often misogynistic and queer-hostile, which leads to the fact that some tattoo artists do not want to participate in large tattoo fairs. As a result, Hamburg-based tattoo artist Hanadi, together with Kampnagel and other tattoo artists, founded her own mini-convention in 2019 at which there is no room for discrimination or toxic masculinity.

  • Johanna Feth, Mannheim (hello[at]johannafeth.de)
  • Hanadi Chawaf, Hamburg (hanadi[at]hanadisgarage.com)
  • Yasmin, Dortmund (fluffywongo[at]web.de)
  • Merel, Tilburg, Niederlande (merel.woudwijk[at]gmail.com)
  • Mel, Leipzig (graphics[at]koepfen.org)
  • Lena, Hamburg (lena.kuebler96[at]gmail.com)

As part of the tattoo convention, visitors will also have the opportunity to choose motifs by artist Valentina Medda and have a piece of Kampnagel stitched under their skin live on site. The motifs come from a photographic collection in which the artist has captured the "scars and wounds" that can be found on the walls of the Kampnagel factory: Scratches, cracks and furrows in the masonry.

Under the heading PUBLICUMSSANIERUNG we gather various artists who support our audience in becoming who they want to be: Geraldine Schabraque offers chic hairstyles, makes the eyes of the audience shine with her brow art and pampers the underarm hair with fresh colors; visitors can upgrade their clothes with stylish Kampnagel prints and the nail studio ensures that the polish will not be off for a long time.