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The Docks Tattoo Convention 2024

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The Docks – Liverpool Tattoo and Arts Expo is set to hit Liverpool in May 2024! Coming to you live from the Exhibition Centre Liverpool, this inaugural event is set to be the biggest and best tattoo convention ever seen in the North West.

 Drawing the best artists from across the globe, have we got a line up for you. But it’s not all about the tattoos – we’ve got traders, entertainment, food and drink as well activities for all the family!

By Artists.  For Artists.

Established by a unique team of leading tattoo artists, creatives and event organisers from the North West, The UK Tattoo Convention is becoming recognised across the nation. With a lifelong interest in tattoos, coupled with a passion for design, events and meeting other artists, we’ve rallied an elite group of people to make this the go to tattoo convention!



If you have any accessible requirements, please see HERE for more information, or call 0344 335 0437. Please be advised, any Personal Assistants are not allowed to be tattooed or drink alcohol at this event. 

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From the south...

Avanti West Coast operates hourly, direct services from London Euston to Liverpool Lime Street (with a journey time of just over two hours). Other long-distance rail services also operate into Liverpool Lime Street station.

Exhibition Centre Liverpool is a 20-minute walk from Lime Street or a short taxi ride. You can also transfer at Lime Street onto the underground Wirral Line trains to James Street station (10 minute walk) or catch the CityLink Route C4 (7am – 8pm) directly to the venue. If travelling from outside Merseyside, you can catch an underground train to James Street station from Lime Street station, inclusive of the cost of your train ticket.

Flying into Liverpool John Lennon Airport...

A taxi from the airport to the city centre will take approximately 20 minutes or the express bus service Route 500 will take approximately 25 minutes, dropping you off within a five minute walk of Exhibition Centre Liverpool.

Most Liverpool city centre bound buses will call at either Queen Square bus station (a 15-minute walk) or Liverpool ONE Bus Station, which is only a five minute walk to Exhibition Centre Liverpool.

For further information on bus routes within Merseyside, you can visit https://www.merseytravel.gov.uk/customer-information/routes-and-maps/

For up-to-date information on all bus, train and ferry services, call Traveline Merseyside on 0871 200 22 33, open 8am – 8pm, 364 days a year or visit www.merseytravel.gov.uk

For all car journeys it's best to follow the white on brown tourist route signs for the Waterfront. These signs are visible on the major routes into the city. Exhibition Centre Liverpool is situated on the Kings Dock directly adjacent to the south side of the Albert Dock. Upon arrival, the Kings Dock entrance is clearly sign posted.

From the North...

Leave the M6 at junction 26 and follow signs for M58 Liverpool. Follow to end of M58 and then take signs for A59 Liverpool. Continue to follow Liverpool City Centre until picking up signs for the Waterfront. 

From the South...

Leave the M6 at junction 21A and take the M62 to Liverpool. At the end of the M62 follow signs for Liverpool City Centre along Edge Lane, picking up and following signs for Waterfront. 

There is onsite parking and plenty of parking nearby, more information on driving to the venue and parking can be found here.


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