2nd Rennes Tattoo Convention

Extras - Issue 19

The weekend of 6 and 7 June, HeartbeatInk team had the chance to be in the city of Rennes, in the French Brittany, where we participated in Rennes Tattoo Convention with our own stand.

This tattoo festival takes place for the second consecutive year at the stadium "Stade de la Route de Lorient" of the city that never gets dark: Rennes, and hosts artists not only from Brittany and France, but also from all around the world.

This unique cultural event attracts people from across the country, where both adults and children visit this convention to get tattooed by their favourite artists or simply enjoy them at work, meet new tattooists, drink beer or the traditional regional wine (cidre), enjoy live concerts, have fun and purchase unique custom products. The French showed indeed a strong preference for our first clothing line (HeartbeatInk Apparel), since some pieces of our collection were literally blown away.

The turnout exceeded 8,000 people, while there were also some traditional elements, with a group of men and women dressed in traditional costumes of Rennes walking around and getting willingly photographed by and with the festival's numerous visitors.

Heartbeatink had the honour of being part of the jury team in the competition section of the convention, with the director of our magazine Ino Mei rewarding the best tattoos of the convention along with the highly important tattoo artists Tin Tin (ed. also organizer of the enormous Le Mondial du Tatouage), Michael de Poissy, Miss Atomik and Fede, director of Global Tattoo Magazine, and spent two wonderful days there.

À l'année prochaine!

Below, we present some highlights of the 2nd Rennes Tattoo Convention:

Reportage by Eirini Katsara.
Photos by Ino Mei.

Photo by Lionel Beylot.​

Photo by Lionel Beylot.