El Paso, TX (PRWEB) June 02, 2011
Ink Life Tour’s successful 2011 tour makes its third stop in El Paso, TX for the second annual Texas Tattoo Showdown being held July 1st – 3rd, 2011 at the El Paso Coliseum.
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 200 of the worlds best tattoo artists, the Showdown in El Paso also includes a Battle of the Bands competition with a $2,000.00 cash prize, LA Ink’s Amy Nicoletto, insane human suspension show by Atzlan Arts, Sideshows, Spike TV’s Half Pint Brawlers, live tattooing, tattoo contests as well as live performances by Cherry Poppin Daddies and the best local bands El Paso 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 George Galindo, Showdown creator and owner of the world famous House Of Pain Studios in El Paso TX. "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."
At the Showdown in El Paso TX, participating tattoo artists will compete for bragging rights and trophies in over 20 categories. Several national publications will be covering this exciting event and featuring winning artists including, Tattoo magazine, Inked, Tattoo Society just to name a few.
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.
In El Paso, Ink Life continues its search for undiscovered talent with a Battle of the Bands competition. The winning band receives a $2000 cash prize and a chance to battle for a spot on the 2012 Ink Life Tour. Enter for your chance to rock the house at the Texas Tattoo Showdown by filling out the form at http://www.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
- July 1 – 3 El Paso TX. (Texas Tattoo Showdown)
- July 22 - 24 – Denver, Co at the National Western Complex
- Sep 30 – Oct 2 - Myrtle Beach, SC at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center
Tickets for the Tattoo Showdown can be purchased at all Ticketmaster outlets or purchased at the gate. Show a military ID and get $5.00 off admission.
Tattoo artists and other event sponsors may reserve a booth at http://www.inklifetour.com, or call Ink Life at (866) 935-1822 or email vendors(at)inklifetour(dot)com for more information.