After years of absence forced by the Covid 19 pandemic and its suspension in 2019, the event is back in the capital of Tuscany. In the historic Fortezza de Basso, the Florence tattoo convention is hosting the first exhibition of Akimitsu Takagi’s photographs in Italy.
For three days, visitors will be able to admire a selection of photographs of the Tokyo tattoo scene taken in the 1950s by the Japanese writer and tattoo enthusiast. Pascal Bagot, author of the book the tattoo writer, will be on hand for the occasion. He will be giving a talk on Sunday 3 December at 1pm on the main stage.
Florence, city of art and tattooing
With its many masterpieces of Renaissance art and architecture, Florence is also the Italian capital of the 10th art form, the art of tattooing, for a weekend. More than 3,000 m2 in the city centre will be dedicated to the art of tattooing in all its forms. Artists from all over the world will be representing a wide variety of styles. Conferences, seminars and competitions will round off a solid programme that also includes a number of concerts. Italian bands from the local alternative scene, signed to the Italian labels Grandine Records (Bologna) and Overdrive Records (Milan) among others, will be taking turns on the main stage to spread the good word of noise, doom and drone music.