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LITE 2015 Announcement

December 3rd, 2014

Really looking forward to next years expo!

We’ll be gradually announcing the first bunch of tattooists but just to get you started we are really lucky to have the following names join us at The New Dock Hall on the weekend of June 6th/7th in 2015!

Valerie Vargas, Stewart Robson, Brent Mccown, Tahiti Tatau, Bene Bader (Cheyenne), Toni Donaire, Sneaky Mitch, Brenden Jones and Rebecca Vincent.

As well as representation from some of the top studios in the city including Oddfellows Tattoo Collective, Inspirations, Ultimate Skin and Brotherhood.

Please keep an an eye on the instagram handle @leedstattooexpo for examples of everyone’s work and our facebook page for more news!

LITE 2015 A5 Web

Opening Times/Schedule.

May 18th, 2014

Here are the opening times/schedules for each day.

Friday 23rd
Warm Up Party at Santiago Bar (1-3 Grand Arcade, LS1 6PG)
8:00pm Doors | Free Entry | Open Late
9:00 – 9:40pm | Katnip – Cerebral/Post Punk/Prog
10:00 – 10:40pm | Famine – Grind/Punk/Hardcore
11:00 – 11:40pm | Magnapinna – Grooves/Grooves/Grooves
Facebook Event Page!!

Saturday 24th
New Dock Hall (Armouries Drive LS10 1LT. opposite the main entrance of the Royal Armouries)
11:00am | Entry for advance ticket holders.
12:00pm | Entry for walk up customers.
1:00 – 1:20pm | Leeds Steel Cats (main Stage).
1:30 – 2:30pm | Dr Sketchys Alt Life Drawing Class (main stage).
2:00 – 4:00pm | Leeds Roller Dolls Demo (outside).
4:00 – 4:20pm | Need for Tweed, 46 Mile Charity Long Boarding Run Arrive (outside).
4:00 – 5:00pm | Dr Sketchys Alt Life Drawing Class (main stage).
5:00 – 5:20pm | Leeds Steel Cats (main stage).
5:30 – 5:50pm | Bloody Bones Sideshow (main stage).
6:00 – 8:00pm | Tattoo Competition Judging (main stage).
8:00pm | New Dock Hall Closes.

After Party at Belgrave Music Hall (1-1A Cross Belgrave Street Ls2 8JP)
Free Entry with LITE Weekend/Artist wristband | £5 Entry without
8:30pm Doors | Open Late | First Come First Served.
9:00 – 9:40pm | False Flags – Noise Rock/Riffs/Throat.
10:00 – 10:40pm | Limb – Stoner/Sludge/Jams.
11:00 – 11:40pm | Palehorse – Hypnotic Bludgeoning Noise.
12:00 – 3:00am | Slut Drop DJs – Hip Hop/Electronic/Experimental.
Or Garage (alternative party) at The Cockpit from 12:00am-3:00am
Facebook Event Page!!

Sunday 25th
New Dock Hall (Armouries Drive LS10 1LT. opposite the main entrance of the Royal Armouries)
11:00am | Entry for advance ticket holders.
12:00pm | Entry for walk up customers.
1:00 – 1:20pm | Leeds Steel Cats (main Stage).
1:30 – 2:30pm | Dr Sketchys Alt Life Drawing Class (main stage).
2:00 – 4:00pm | The Works Skate Demo (outside).
4:00 – 4:20pm | Leeds Steel Cats (main stage).
4:30 – 4:50pm | Bloody Bones Sideshow (main stage).
5:00 – 7:00pm | Tattoo Competition Judging (main stage).
7:00pm | New Dock Hall Closes.

Cool Down Party at Santiago Bar (1-3 Grand Arcade, LS1 6PG)
7:30pm Doors | Free Entry | Open Late
8:00 – 8:40pm | Dadrock – 2 Piece Garage Rock.
9:00 – 9:40pm | Corinth – Epic Desertscapes.
10:00 – 10:40pm | Super Luxury – Extroverted Fist Pumpers.
11:00 – 11:40pm | Wizard’s Beard – Crushing Walls of Bass.
Facebook Event Page!!

Artist Announcement!!!

March 30th, 2014

Latest round up of recently confirmed tattooists!!

For a full list of artists please check the artists section above :D

Araceli 4Ever – London - https://www.facebook.com/araceli4evertattoos
Araceli - https://www.facebook.com/araceli4evertattoos
Melissa Szeto - https://www.facebook.com/melszeto

All Seeing Eye Tattoo – Liversedge - https://www.facebook.com/AllSeeingEyeTattoo
Katriona Macintosh - https://www.facebook.com/katriona.macintosh
Steve Wade – https://www.facebook.com/allseeing.eyetattoolounge

Angelic Hell – Brighton - https://www.facebook.com/AngelicHellBrighton
Alexis Camburn Cox – https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100006623684380&fref=ts

Black Heart Tattoo - Epsom – https://www.facebook.com/BlackHeartTattooEpsom
Tom Wookie Devine – https://www.facebook.com/tomdevinetattoo

Black Oaks Tattoo – Bremen, D - http://www.blackoakstattoo.com/
Rolf Bergmann - http://www.blackoakstattoo.de/
Lukas Escher – http://www.jetblackbug.com/

Brotherhood – Leeds - http://brotherhoodtattoo.co.uk/
Goldfrank - https://www.facebook.com/goldfrank1
Tony Homchan – https://www.facebook.com/tony.homchan

The Circle – London - https://www.facebook.com/thecirclelondon
Math - http://www.tattoosbymath.com/site/
Kieran Williams - http://kieran-williams.tumblr.com/
Rebecca Vincent – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rebecca-Vincent/412241072183149

Couley’s – Newcastle - https://www.facebook.com/couleys.newcastle.9
Gabriela Lastra – https://www.facebook.com/gabrielaalicialastra
Simon Gunn – https://www.facebook.com/little.s.gunn

End Times – Leeds - https://www.facebook.com/endtimestattoo
Andrew Mirfin – https://www.facebook.com/andrew.mirfin.1
Miles Welby-Jenkins – https://www.facebook.com/miles.welbyjenkins

The Family Business – London - http://www.thefamilybusinesstattoo.com/
Michele L’abbate - https://www.facebook.com/michelelabbatetattooer
Andrea Giulimondi - https://www.facebook.com/andrea.giulimondi

The Great Western Tattoo Club – Swindon - https://www.facebook.com/TheGreatWesternTattooClub
Chris Martin - https://www.facebook.com/krismanyanatattooer
Sam Ricketts Soos - https://www.facebook.com/sam.ricketts.986
Jay Soos – https://www.facebook.com/jaythurleytattoo

Hold Fast Tattoos – Torrevieja, E - https://www.facebook.com/Holdfasttattoovinigarcia
Vini Garcia - https://www.facebook.com/Holdfasttattoovinigarcia

Humanfly – Madrid, E - https://www.facebook.com/pages/HumanFly-Studio/21460484961
Joako – https://www.facebook.com/joakotattoo

Inkamatic – Trieste, I - https://www.facebook.com/dane.inkamatic
Dane Mancini Soos - https://www.facebook.com/dane.inkamatic
Giacomo Sei Dita – https://www.facebook.com/giacomo.6dita

The Inker – Torrevieja, E - http://www.the-inker.com/
Georgi Mirchev - https://www.facebook.com/georgi.mirchev.39
Jordi Pinzell – https://www.facebook.com/jordi.pinzell

Itaca Tattoo – Tarragona, E - http://www.itacatattoo.com/
Ana Itaca - https://www.facebook.com/annaitacaTattoo
Jesús García - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jesus-Garcia-tattoo/402666399819454

Katattoomba – A Coruña, E - https://www.facebook.com/katattoomba
xPerex – https://www.facebook.com/xivanperezx

Kaeru Tattoo – Valencia, E - http://www.kaerutattoo.com/kaeru-tattoo-piercing.html
Carlos Escutia – http://www.kaerutattoo.com/kaeru-tattoo-piercing.html
Joe Soprano - https://www.facebook.com/joe.pudo

LTW – Barcelona, E - https://www.facebook.com/ltwtattoo
Rodrigo DC – https://www.facebook.com/rodrigonedc

Magnum Opus – Brighton - https://www.facebook.com/magnumopustattoo
Dan Crowe – https://www.facebook.com/danfeltontattoos
Adrian Willard – https://www.facebook.com/adrianwillardtattoo

Mystery House Tattoo – Barcelona, E - http://www.mysterytattoohouse.com/
Manu Raccoon - https://www.facebook.com/ManuRaccoon
Sade – https://www.facebook.com/sade.justicia/photos

OSC Tattoo – Stourbridge - https://www.facebook.com/osctattoo
Adam Hudson – https://www.facebook.com/adamhudsontattoo

Queen of Hearts Tattoo – Lisbon, P - https://www.facebook.com/queenofheartstattoos
Pedro Soos - https://www.facebook.com/pedro.soos
Diogo Nunes – https://www.facebook.com/DiogoNunestattoos

Red Couch Tattoo Shop – Sesto San Giovanni, I - https://www.facebook.com/redcouchtattoo
Marco Tafuri - https://www.facebook.com/marco.tafuri

Red Hot and Blue – Edinburgh - https://www.facebook.com/redhotandbluetattoo
James Aitken - https://www.facebook.com/james.aitkenbsyt

Skingdom Tattoo Shop – Mogliano Veneto, I - https://www.facebook.com/skingdomtattooshop
Dap Pitteri – https://www.facebook.com/skingdomtattooshop

George Scharfenberg – Belfast - http://www.facebook.com/georgescharfenbergtattoos

Scratchline Tattoo – London - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Scratchline-Tattoo/168520556572734
Mister (Scott) Paterson - https://www.facebook.com/misterpaterson.artist
Jesse Singleton - https://www.facebook.com/scratchlinetattoo

Seven Doors – London - http://www.sevendoorstattoo.com/
Dani Queipo – https://www.facebook.com/dani.queipo
Andrea Furci – https://www.facebook.com/andreafurci82

Shamanic Tattoos – Westcliffe - https://www.facebook.com/shamanics
Iain Parry - https://www.facebook.com/iainparryshamanics
Robert Theobald - https://www.facebook.com/robert.theobald1

Tattoo CLUB Buenos Aires – Buenos Aires, ARG - https://www.facebook.com/NorbertoLopezTattooing

Noberto Lopez – https://www.facebook.com/NorbertoLopezTattooing

Ultimate Skin – Leeds - https://www.facebook.com/ultimateskintattoo
Isra Almagro - www.instagram.com/almagrotattooer
Natassia Wild - http://instagram.com/tashawild
Chris Jenko – http://instagram.com/chris_jenko_tattooer
Fabricio – https://www.facebook.com/fabrictattoo.deoliveira

V Tattoo – Valencia, E - http://www.vtattoo.es/
Miguel Bohigues – https://www.facebook.com/vtattoo.spain

Wanted Tattoo – Mollet del Vallès, E - https://www.facebook.com/pages/WANTED-TATTOO-STUDIO/194179031928
Samuel Sancho – https://www.facebook.com/WANTEDTATTOO


And Another Announcement!!

February 23rd, 2014

Quick sly reminder that tickets are on sale here!!

Ok we are ecstatic to announce that Seven Doors Tattoo (London) will be joining us, we will be announcing which specific artists will be attending ASAP http://www.sevendoorstattoo.com/@sevendoorstattoo.

We also have the incredible traditional tattooers of SOoS crew fame;
Dane Mancini Soos
and Jelle Soos

Keep an eye out for another artist round up tomorrow afternoon!!

Next up we have the incredible UK Custom Plugs and their huge range of jewellry apparel and accessories!!https://www.facebook.com/UKCustomPlugs

Innocent Vandals Hair Studio featuring some of Leeds’s hottest up and coming hairdressers.

Vintage stylist/trainee hairdresser/barberette S’ailor Vie

The dark and intricate artwork of Amy Johnstone.https://www.facebook.com/pages/Amy-Johnstone-Artist/178566562154556 @amomaymo

The classy, striking and squeky Fetasia Latex companyhttps://www.facebook.com/FetasiaLatex
@fetasia Latex

New traditional ornaments and apparel by Corazón Loco.

The art of aspiring tattoo artist, piercer and illustrator Katie Helena Lawes.

A huge range of apparel and accessories from Mr Zeds Emporium.

Dapper cuts and close shaves from Remedy Hairdressing for Men.

And some super rare screen prints, posters and apparel from Steve Myles.
http://www.smylesscribbles.blogspot.co.uk/ (new website soon)


More Artists!

February 23rd, 2014
Miss the Early Bird tickets?? don’t worry we now have advance day and weekend tickets on sale!!!
Guarentees entry and a small saving to boot .
https://www.facebook.com/leedsinternationaltattooexpo/app_102483650494?ref=br_tfANNND we have another artist announcement!!

Victor Del Fueyo.
Tatau Suite Custom Tattoo, Leon, E.

Carlos Escutia.
Kaeru Studio, Valencia, E.

Jonny Gilbert.
New Mind Tattoo, Huddersfield, UK.

Matt Hart.
Inspirations, Leeds, UK.

Ana Itaca.
Itaca Tattoo, Tarragona, E.

Chris Jenko.
Ultimate Skin, Leeds, UK.

Colin Jones.
Stained Class Tattoo Studio, Shrewsbury, UK.

12 Needles, Llandudno, CYM.

Blue Dragon Tattoo, Brighton, UK.

Dave Wiper.
Modern Savage, Wakefield, UK.

Another Artist Announcement !!!

February 8th, 2014

Loads more artists to announce today!! To see a collection of their work then either follow the links or take a look at our gallery over at www.leedstattooexpo.com/gallery please make sure to share/follow them all!!!

There will be another 12 artists announced over the next few days along with the first bunch of traders, its all very exciting !!

David Barry – Follow Your Dreams Sheffield.

Kris Boyd – Twisted Image Custom Tattooing – Hull.

Barbour Brown – Blue Dragon Tattoo Studio Brighton UK.

Martin Di Collalto – Highscore Tattoo – Bolzano – Italy.

Daniel Dude Skinz Hartley – Distinktion Tattoo – Bradford.

Teo Lescio – Highscore Tattoo – Bolzano – Italy.

Pete Oz – Seven Star Tattooing – Bexleyheath.

Juan Pardo – Downtown Tattoos – Bremen – D.

Jon Potter – Twisted Image Tattoo – Hull – UK.

Manu Raccoon – Mystery House Tattoo – Barcelona – E.

Fredy Ricca – Amanda Toy Tattoo Parlour – Milano, I. Highscore Tattoo, Bolzano, I.

Swann – Downtown Tattoos – Bremen – D.

February Announcement!!!

February 4th, 2014

Next set of artist announcements !!

We have lots to shout out about over the next few days so please keep checking back :D…..

Mao and Cathy, Barcelona, E.

Borja Navarro.

Jota Paint.

Follow Your Dreams, Sheffield, UK.

Tacho Franch.


O’ Happy Dagger Tattoo, Amersham, UK.

Paul Tipping.




Northern Soul, Liverpool, UK.

Adam Caudill.

Sharron Caudhill.

For examples of all our artists please check …

(and don’t forget to follow @leedstattooexpo on instagram ;))

LITE xxx

January Announcement !!

January 6th, 2014


Here to help lift your January blues are a few more announcements from Leeds International Tattoo Convention!!!

Firstly Early Bird Tickets will be online this evening at the special price of £28!! (+ 10% booking fee). All tickets are rapidscan to avoid ques and are great value for a whole two days of awesome art and interesting attractions. Look for the buy tickets link next to our photos tab or follow to http://leedstattooexpo.com/tickets/

Physical tickets will also be available at selected Leeds Tattoo shops over the coming weeks (more news soon).

We are also super excited to add the following studios to our roster, many more are waiting in the wings but just to whet your whistle we have…….

Cock A Snook (Newcastle)

Queen of Hearts Tattoo (Lisbon, Portugal)

Blue Dragon Tattoo Studio (Brighton)

Naughty Needles (Bolton)

Den of Iniquity (Edinburgh)

Electric Kicks (Wakefield)

Facebook event page is live over here https://www.facebook.com/events/640322049342810/ please invite some buddies if you have the time !!!

We can also announce our record fair, we have some awesome labels lined up covering a broad spectrum of tastes, more news soon (traders please contact enquiries.lite@gmail.com for details).

We will also be running an independent clothing market (yet again enquiries.lite@gmail.com for trader enquiries), live music and after party announcements coming in the next week, its all moving .

Thanks for your continued support, if you feel like being lovely please hit share, we’d really appreciate it

All the best.

LITE xxx

Artist Announcement.

December 10th, 2013

Time for a little appetiser, we are extremely happy to announce that the following international artists will be joining us next May…

Mao and Cathy (ES)

Chad Koeplinger (USA)


Our local tattoo circuit will also be represented in full force with the following studios already on board…

Black Crown Tattoo

Dock Street

MVL Tattoo

Oddfellows Tattoo Collective

Ultimate Skin


We would also like to take this opportunity to thank the following for their continued support …

Barcelona International Tattoo Exposition.

Tattoo Life and Tattoo Energy.

London International Tattoo Convention.

Brighton Tattoo Convention.

Barbers DTS.


Please keep an eye out for the next set of announcements, we have some really great artists in store for you!! Keep checking back to this website as we will be making regular updates over the coming weeks.

Thanks !!


Silvia, Steve and the rest of the LITE team.


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P.P.S Please drop in on our friends over at “Kin Hell Fest” organised in part by one of our team :D.