Croc Art Masters is holding its second International Tattoo Convention at North End Football Stadium next weekend, 3rd and 4th June.
Taking over the entire Sir Tom Finney Stand, there are over 120 tattoo artists from all parts of the UK and Northern Ireland, plus many parts of Europe too.
Artists are competing across different genres of tattoo styles such as traditional, realism and black work with the overall winner having bragging rights of being named Croc Master 2023, as well as walking away with a cheque for £2,000
For local Preston and Lancashire residents it’s a chance to get up close and personal with some of the country’s leading artists; many of whom are taking walk up bookings over the two days.
From an all-important business perspective it it’s a great opportunity for local traders to be seen and sell to an audience who are enjoying having a great day out and looking for treats and something different to interest them.
Other local businesses benefitting include food and drink establishments having an influx hundreds of people coming into our city, looking for places to dine and drink over the evenings of Friday to Sunday.
Local hotels benefit from around 300 nights’ worth of accommodation bookings that’s completely new to the city.
All told it’s a great opportunity for Preston people to have fun and enjoy a day of creativity, art and entertainment that’s usually the domain of our bigger city neighbours.