- Attendance more than doubled last year, or 3,000 young people, more than double last year
- The tattoo index has also increased, from 30 in 2022 to 99 this year, with 27 from La Magdalena Contreras, 9 from Colombia, 4 from Argentina and 3 from the United States..
- Both events showcased the variety and energy of youth: Luis Gerardo “El Güero” Quijano.
In a warm atmosphere of camaraderie and reggae music, the 2023 Youth Festival and the second edition of the Contreras En Lapier Tattoo Expo came to an end, both events attracting more than 7,000 people from Contreras and other cities The event lasted several days with great participation of young people, full of music, creativity and artistic expression.
The 2023 Youth Festival and Contreras en la Piel Tattoo Fair, organized by the current government, more than doubled the number of participants compared to last year, with 3,000 young people, proving to be a platform to promote the arts and culture of local, national and international youth.
At the event’s closing ceremony, Mayor Luis Gerardo “El Güero” Quijano noted that both events held at the Magdalena Contreras “El Águila” Cultural Forum showcased The various manifestations and dynamism of youth.
He said it was inspiring to see more than 6,000 young people exploring the art of tattooing and enjoying music in all its manifestations, which is why he hopes next year’s Tattoo Festival and Tattoo Expo will triple and become a legacy of Contrera Youth for Mexico City. all youth services.
Mayor Luis Gerardo “El Güero” Quijano emphasized that the Tattoo Expo is already a benchmark, with more than one tattoo artist participating, from 30 last year to 99 in these two days, 27 of them from Contreras, 9 The people were from Colombia, 4 from Argentina, and 3 from the United States.
The Mayor emphasized that the Tattoo Expo gives young people the opportunity to meet and network with talented tattoo artists, learn about new techniques and witness live demonstrations of skin art.
He asserts that there is a taboo and a bad stigma about tattooing and stresses the importance of events such as tattoo expos where information is provided so that young people decide to tattoo with knowledge and responsibility, and with true art. together with the experts.
During the event, a competition was also organized to award the best tattoo artists in the black and gray, full color, new trends and new traditional categories. The jury consisted of two Mexican tattoo artists and two Colombian tattoo artists.
At the 2023 Youth Fair, nine civic associations participated in various booths offering HIV, hepatitis C and syphilis testing and even distributing condoms. In addition, workshops are held on topics as diverse as gender diversity, how to take care of yourself, health responsibilities, job placement and art exhibits.