Garden City, NY - August 2, 2016 - With the United Ink Flight 816 Tattoo & Arts Festival set to invade the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City Friday, August 26th through Sunday, August 28th, even more great events are getting ready to take place at the family friendly expo that champions Tattoo culture and various art forms to the fullest! It was recently announced that festival goers will have a chance to win a brand new Dean Acoustic Guitar signed by non other than Grammy Nominated rockers Jane's Addiction, participate in live Wall-Mural Art Showcases from BK Foxx and Fanakapan, and attend the EPIC after-party at Aura Nightclub with music from DJ Andre & Rob Krush Saturday night, August 27th 9:00PM-12:00AM!
You may know hard-rockers Jane’s Addiction from their long rock history and hits like “Jane Says”, “Been Caught Stealing”, and “Mountain Song” or the fact that lead singer Perry Farrell launched the first Lollapalooza Festival...but at United Ink Flight 816 you’ll get a chance to take home a piece of your own history with a signed guitar from the band! The Acoustic Dean guitar signed by Dave Navarro, Perry Farrell, Stephen Perkins, and Chris Chaney will be raffled off with ALL proceeds going to Face the Music Foundation, whose mission is “to raise awareness about addiction, provide resources for those active in recovery and to promote a clean and sober way of life”.
You’ll also be astonished by some of the amazing live wall-mural artwork from artist BK Foxx--who works on large surfaces and uses spray paint and brush work to portray beautiful creatures in their natural habitat, whether that be a puma living in the wild, or a house cat posing her cat bed-- as well as London-based graffiti artist Fanakapan, whose hyper-realistic helium balloon work has been dazzling New York City in recent years.
But it doesn’t end there! Saturday night you can keep the excitement going with free admission (with Flight 816 wristband) into the official United Ink Flight 817 After Party at Aura Nightclub- 1900 Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow, NY 11554! With “A NEW FUN FRESH ATTITUDE TOWARDS NIGHTLIFE…WHERE IT’S ALL ABOUT YOU!” you’ll get the sounds of soulful house music & the classics from DJ Andre and Rob Krush along with $4 Fireball shots and $3 Coney Island beer!
With so much to look forward to, you won’t want to miss World Famous Tattoo Ink presents: United Ink Flight 816 Tattoo & Arts Festival August 26th - 28th!
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Ticket Info: One price for all tickets – includes full access to Long Island’s Air and Space Museum with every ticket. FREE PARKING!
Day Passes: $25.00
Weekend passes: $55.00*
$10 off with Student I.D.
Kids 2-12 get in 1/2 price!!
Avoid Lines – Advanced tickets may be purchased at the Cradle of Aviation Box office, or online. (Click on the Buy Tickets Now link) Tickets will also be available at the door.
More About United Ink Flight 816 Tattoo & Arts Festival:
Friday, August 26th: 2 p.m - 11 p.m.
Saturday, August 27th : 12 p.m - 11 p.m.
Sunday, August 28th : 12 p.m - 7 p.m.
With over 200 of the world’s best tattoo artists including Jose Lopez of Lowrider Tattoo and Denis Sivak, New York Artists Darwin Enriquez and Jose Contreras, InkMasters Tyler Nolan, Halo, Aaron Is, Chris Blinston, and Ty'esha Reels, and World Famous artists Sarah Miller, Joshua Carlton, Lydia Bruno, Oleg Shepelenko, Zhang Po and many more- you’ll have the chance to browse through 150 tattoo and vendor booths while meeting some of the industry's best and most prominent in tattoo culture for this incredible event!
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As tattoo culture has barrelled its way into the mainstream in the past decade alone, tattoos have become more of a way of life than the “passing fad” they were once seen as. What’s left are those from all walks of life offering up their body as a canvas for the world’s best artists to work their magic!
Looking for more than tattoos & piercing? Flight 816 will offer opportunities to meet and mingle with reality tv stars, internationally famous artists, tattoo collectors and models. Shop jewelry and apparel, get dolled up to enter the Miss Vixen Pin Up contest hosted by Award-Winning Pin Up Model- the lovely Ms. Laura Lynn, and stop by the booths for Inked, Tattoo Society, Urban Ink, and 247 Ink to show off your tattoos for a chance to be featured in the world renowned magazines!
Completely open to the public and to all ages, it’s your chance to see artwork from local and international artists that spans over many mediums with The Artist Hanger and Fusion Project* (in which much of the artwork exhibited will be FOR SALE) along with a charity auction for much of the art created by attending artists, and kids can enjoy getting their own temporary tattoos as well as tons of kid-friendly entertainment including art seminars and FULL ACCESS to the the aviation museum itself!
*Anyone Can Display in the Artist Hanger. If Interested in Displaying Your Art, Please Contact: here or here
With United Ink celebrating the arts in all mediums, live art showcases will feature the work of globally recognized artists including Dinotomic and Sean Yoro aka HULA creating large murals throughout the weekend along with tons of other fun interactive art projects!