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Tattoos and Blues
Tattoos and Blues in Santa Rosa offers 3 days of tattooing and body piercing by some of the worlds finest artists. Competitions, seminars, live blues music, circus acts, and fine foods round out the festival.
There is a certain feeling of camaraderie in the tattoo crowd, a peaceful bunch with an edge. Overall, the vibe of the Tattoos and Blues Festival was friendly and mellow, with moments of rowdiness! Even though it might have been obvious that I was a big square among a lot of circles, I felt totally welcome at all times. So if you ever considered getting a tattoo , but were afraid to ask ; ), this might be the perfect place for you to get educated and maybe even inked. The Tattoos and Blues Festival is a totally non intimidating environment, which welcomes new comers and old timers equally.
In the main ballroom there is a large outlay of artists spread out in booths. The tattooing takes place right there in the booths and it is fascinating to watch some of the intricate work being done. I came away from the festival with a whole new appreciation and respect for tattoo artists and the tattoo scene in general.
Blues music is played throughout the day in the Flamingo bar along with a snake dancer and other novelty acts. The scene is loose and very laid back.
If you are into tattoos I would imagine this would be like Nirvana for you. But even if you are not a tattoo afficinado, I would recommend checking the Tattoos and Blues Festival out. This counter culture celebration of the art of tattooing is sure to bring out your inner rebel.
Held at the nostalgic Flamingo Resort & Spa.
Doors open Friday at 12pm, Saturday & Sunday at 11am.