The Tattoo Planetarium will be welcoming the tattoo writer for a brand new exhibition at its forthcoming event on 2, 3 and 4 February. The Paris tattoo convention, organised by French tattoo legend Tin-Tin, will be held at the Grande Halle de La Villette in the 19th arrondissement.

An unprecedented exhibition

This will be the biggest exhibition of Akimitsu Takagi’s photographs to date. Some twenty silver prints will reflect the unique testimony left by the Japanese writer who is mad about tattoos. Pascal Bagot, author of the book The Tattoo Writer, will be on hand over the three days to discuss this research project on tattooing in Tokyo in the 1950s. Books will be available for sale, as will the prints on display.

Photographs and art prints

The public will be able to see the images in the best possible conditions, in the form of silver prints. These are true works of art. Made from the original negatives, which are over 70 years old,  they have been entrusted to a true master of the art: Pierluigi ‘Pilou’ Giannetti. The French printer is a specialist in black and white photography for 40 years.

An exceptional panorama of the 10th art

This year, the Tattoo Planetarium will be bringing together the cream of the world’s tattoo artists. More than 500 tattoo artists will be on hand to give fans of all styles a real treat. Competitions will be held to reward the excellence of the professionals and the most beautiful pieces created on site, among other events. Exhibitions (Guil Zekri, Robert Hernandez), performances, competitions and even concerts will enrich the programme. Highly anticipated on Friday evening, Belgium’s Amen Ra will be demonstrating the power of their doom metal music. On Saturday, the French band Hangman’s chair, a stoner sludge reference in France, will be shaking the metal structure of the Grande Halle de la Villette.