Getting the needle at tattoo convention

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A few tattoo conventions have left their mark in the new city over the past couple of years, but if you’ve yet to feel the needle on skin, you’ve another chance this weekend.

The Back in the Day Tattoo Expo is being hosted this Sunday and Monday at The Holiday Inn, in Newport Pagnell.

Organisers Needle Gangstas are promising some of the most recognisable names from the industry over the past 40 years.

In all, 50 artists will be on hand, but this won’t be your conventional idea of a convention, they say.

For starters, it’s over 18s only, so no kiddies and no creche.

But what you will get is an entertainment overload – with a sleight of hand pickpocket, hypnotist, magicians and exotic dancers.

“This expo is being run by old school tattoo artists, not businessmen,” say those behind the event.

“It’s going to be an interesting experiment to calculate how many years of combined tattoo experience will be under one roof,” they added.

Tickets are £10 per ticket, per day.

If you want in, you need to send £10 per ticket via Paypal, to

You MUST remember to specify which day they are for and when your Payapl confirmation comes through, send a copy to and remember to take your own copy along to the event.

No ticket means no entry...and that’ll give you the needle too, but not in the way you want!

Some tickets will be available on the door, but advance booking is preferable and guaranteed.

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