Ink Life Tour Tattoo And Music Festival’s 2011 Second Stop Brings 150 Of The Worlds Best Tattoo Artists To Oklahoma City

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This three-day mega-event features world-renowned and local tattoo artists competing for the Best of Show award and an exclusive feature in Tattoo magazine. Besides over 150 of the worlds best tattoo artists, the event in Oklahoma City also includes a Battle of the Bands competition with a $2,000.00 cash prize, as well as Pole Dancing competition, tattoo contests as well as live performances by Sivas Addiction and the best local bands Oklahoma City has to offer.

After Ink Life Tour’s successful 2011 kickoff show held February 18 - 20, 2011 in Amarillo, TX. Ink Life Tour is ready to bring this amazing one of a kind event to Oklahoma City. This will be taking place at the Cox Convention Center on April 15th through the 17th.

This three-day mega-event features world-renowned and local tattoo artists competing for the Best of Show award and an exclusive feature in Tattoo magazine. Besides over 150 of the worlds best tattoo artists, the event in Oklahoma City also includes a Battle of the Bands competition with a $2,000.00 cash prize, as well as Pole Dancing competition, tattoo contests as well as live performances by Sivas Addiction and the best local bands Oklahoma City has to offer.

Ink Life is not the typical tattoo convention seen in the past. Ink Life is the only tattoo and music festival designed to attract today's mainstream audience of tattoo enthusiasts, unveiling the latest tattoo trends from local and nationally acclaimed talent. As an added bonus, attendees may present their ticket stubs to any participating tattoo artist to guarantee a $20 discount for tattoos inked on location.

"Twenty years ago, we couldn't pull this kind of an event off," says Ink Life creator, Ragen St. Peter. "A negative stigma surrounded tattoos and body art in the 20th century. But, in the last ten years, the tattoo industry has become one of the six fastest-growing retail businesses in the United States. Ink Life strives to accommodate this new thriving market with an entrepreneurial spirit."

The Ink Life web site, located at http://www.inklifetour.com, includes a unique Guest Spot Locator that connects participating tattoo artists to local tattoo shops, so they may schedule guest appearances while they are on the tour. Traveling tattoo artists and local tattoo shops who network through the Guest Spot Locator benefit from this added exposure.

At Ink Life Oklahoma City, participating tattoo artists will compete for bragging rights and trophies in over 20 categories. The tattooist with the most Ink Life awards at the end of the 2011 tour will be featured in Tattoo magazine. The winner also receives a featured page on inklifetour.com and free booth space for the entire Ink Life 2012 tour (a $4,000 value).

The event is hosted by two nationally recognized tattoo shops: George Galindo's world-famous House of Pain, based in El Paso, TX; and Chico's Marked 4 Life of Miami, FL.
Galindo, a 15-year veteran to the industry, typically appears at one or two tattoo conventions every month.

"I'm hosting the Ink Life Tour because I like the fresh approach Ragen is taking," says Galindo. "We're creating a new concept that totally fits today's tattoo scene."

In Oklahoma City, Ink Life continues its search for undiscovered talent with a Battle of the Bands competition. The winning band receives a $2000 cash prize, a tattoo gift certificate, and a chance to battle for a spot on the 2012 Ink Life Tour. Enter for your chance to rock the house at Ink Life Amarillo by filling out the form at inklifetour.com.

The event also features a Pole Dancing Competition to be held on Saturday the 19th both professional and amateur dancers will amaze the crowd with a $500 cash prize at stake. Ladies can enter on site and online at inklifetour.com.

The Ink Life Tour includes 2011 tour dates in the following cities:

  •     February 18 - 20 - Amarillo, TX at the Amarillo Civic Center
  •     April 15 - 17 – Oklahoma City at the Cox Convention Center
  •     May 27 - 29 - Myrtle Beach, SC at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center
  •     July 1 – 3 El Paso TX. (Texas Tattoo Showdown)
  •     July 22 - 24 – Denver, Co at the Airport Crown Plaza

Tickets for the Ink Life Tour can be purchased online at inklifetour.com or purchased at the gate.
Tattoo artists and other event sponsors may reserve a booth at inklifetour.com, or call Ink Life at (866) 935-1822 or email vendors (at) inklifetour (dot) com for more information.

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