Tattoo art. Burlesque shows. Live music. Hot rods. 50s fashion. Discover a one-of-a-kind experience on board the Queen Mary this June at the Ink-N-Iron Kustom Culture Festival.

Ink-N-Iron Kustom Culture Festival 2015

Jun 12 2015

Discover an amazing three-day event that showcases the creativity of underground artists at the Ink-N-Iron Kustom Culture Festival. Held in Long Beach on board the Queen Mary, this dynamic celebration features an international tattoo exhibition, hot rod car show, burlesque, live music and 50s fashion. From pin-up pageants and pole dancing competitions to tattoo seminars and a vintage bazaar, this So Cal party is a breath of fresh air on the festival scene.


It's a festival unlike any other, a celebration of underground subcultures and the art they create. The Ink-N-Iron Kustom Culture Festival takes place this June 12 through 14, on board the historic Queen Mary steamship in Long Beach, California. Part art show, part music concert, and part auto show, this unique three-day event showcases the best of create-your-own culture. Discover amazing hot rods and custom cars, live music shows throughout the weekend, tantalizing burlesque performances, and the best of 50s fashions showcased on stage and in the crowd. The main attraction is the international tattoo art show, which covers three floors of the ship. Tattoo artists come from all over the globe for this lavish affair, which features breathtaking views of the water and Long Beach city skyline. The Ink-N-Iron Kustom Culture Festival is creative expression at its finest, and the crowd will be dressed to the nines. Watch for pinup girls in corsets and 50s hairdos, classic cats with pompadours, celebrated tattoo artists and swing dancing in the crowd. And don't forget about the music - this wild festival features a huge lineup of performers. Headliners include Pennywise, Wanda Jackson, Killswitch Engage, Hatebreed, Peter Murphy, Gary Numan, Fishbone and The Slackers. You'll also encounter a pole performer showcase and championship competition, a pin-up pageant with beauty queens, and a Pleasure Portal Cabaret. Visit the Kulture Klash Art Show and browse at the Vintage Fashion Boutique - and of course, get yourself tatted up for a permanent souvenir.


Long Beach, California is arguably the tattoo capital of the United States. Home to Bert Grimm's World Famous Tattoo shop from 1927 to 2003, this coastal enclave fostered a culture that highly influenced the American tattoo industry.

Are you thinking about getting a tattoo at the festival? It's a good idea to check out a wide selection of portfolios before you choose an artist. You'll find them on the festival website's Attending Artists page. Don't forget to make a reservation.


Queen Mary

Address: 1126 Queens Hwy
City: Long Beach


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