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Event Archive - VAN TAT 2005 ~ Vancouver's 2nd International Tattoo Expo: T.Paul Ste. Marie, Kill Rhythm, Zimmer's Hole, Joycamp & Tenant, VAN TAT

Fri. May 27th 2005 @  Empire Landmark Hotel (No Minors)
11 AM - 11 PM
Presented by: Van Tat Holdings

VAN TAT 2005
Vancouver's 2nd Annual International Tattoo Convention

With your Host & Emcee


VAN TAT 2005 is proud to announce that after the enormous success of VanTat's first ever tattoo expo, Vancouver will once again host British Columbia's 2nd International Tattoo Convention this May 27, 28 & 29, 2005. Friday & Saturday (27th & 28th). The hours are 12 noon till 11:00 pm, Sunday hours are 12 noon till 8 pm. Tickets available now! We have lined up more of the world's finest tattoo artists and tattoo industry & trade experts. Again this year we're pleased to have T.Paul Ste. Marie as our host & emcee.

We are very excited to be hosting Vancouver 's 2nd Annual International Tattoo Convention and very thankful to all of you who made the first year such an incredible event. We truly look forward to welcoming you to Vancouver's 2nd International Tattoo Convention, being held this year at the Empire Landmark Hotel. There will be 75 booths & over 150 of the world's top artists attending the tattoo expo this year! There will be daily tattoo contests, seminars, book signings and much more!

Ticket Prices

Single day pass: $21 includes GST (+service charge)

Single day passes will allow you entry to the convention area any single day from May 27th – 29th.

3 Day pass: $53.50 includes GST (+service charge)

3 Day passes allow you entry to the convention area for all three days of the Expo May 27th – 29th

* Tickets will also be available at the door for each day.

Tickets for the Vancouver International Tattoo Convention are available at any Ticketmaster outlet. You can charge by phone at (604) 280-4444, or online at TICKET MASTER CANADA Please note: All tickets from Ticketmaster will have a service charge applied.


(visit the VANTAT website for directions and more details)
Empire Landmark Hotel
1400 Robson St.
Vancouver B.C. Canada V6G 1B9
Tel: 604-687-0511
Fax: 604-687-2801
Toll free: 1-800-830-6144

Tattoo Convention Hours

Friday May 27th - 12 noon till 11:00 pm
Saturday May 28th - 12 noon till 11:00 pm
Sunday May 29th - 12 noon till 8 pm
*note there will be 1 hour after closing for artists to finish up tattoos


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