Northeast India is home to a large number of tribes and sub-tribes. This makes the region a hub of diverse cultures, styles, and traditions. Tattoo, a form of body art is believed to have most of its origin here in the agrarian and forested landscapes of Northeast, one of the main reason which inspired TSTHETIC Progressive Work, RIPZ TATTOO & PIERCING and Vicky Communication and Associates to come together and organise The NEON Tattoo Festival, said Tanmoy Saikia, festival director and creator of TSTHETIC Progressive Work.
The idea is to create awareness among the youngsters and their parents on choosing tattooing as a career option and a profession, said Ripon Basak (RIPZ), festival creator, founder and owner of RIPZ TATTOO & PIERCING.
This first of its kind festival will be held for three days — February 21, 22 & 23 and will see tattoo artists from other parts of India, the likes of Sunny Bhanushali, Chirag Jhala, Niloy Das, Lokesh Verma, Sameer Patange, Micky & Vikas Malani, Mukesh Waghela and Nirmal Dias participating. International tattoo artists Dave. T from London and Bimal Rai from Nepal will be bringing in their artistic touch to this festival. The festival will be held at NEZCC, Shilpagram Guwahati.
Along with live tattooing and piercing by the renowned national and international tattoo artists, the convention would also include live music from distinguished bands from across the Northeast, DJ shows, fashion shows, dance competitions, B-boying, stunts, street dance to name a few.
So, take the once in a lifetime chance to get inked by notable artists. Tattooing, music, fashion and much more, all under one roof. Can you ask for more?