8.-10.5.2020 @Oranssi, Suvilahti

What is Tattoo Circus? 

Tattoo Circus is an annual, 3-day-long tattoo convention and solidarity event.

All profits from tattoos and other fundraisings go directly to anti-repression work and supporting political prisoners.

Every year, Tattoo Circus Helsinki gathers an amazing and talented line-up of tattoo artists, from near and far, to contribute their time, work and skills to this cause. In addition, this event is made possible with the generous help and contributions from many other artists, performers, collectives and other crew.

The Prison-Industrial Complex deals with isolation but it is not isolated.

The Prison-Industrial Complex is connected to and thrives off racism, colonial exploitation, militarisation, patriarchy and capitalism.

Tattoo Circus Helsinki is not a single-issue struggle. We are a radical community event seeking to inspire and provide space for organising against repression and prison culture in all its forms.

It is our hope that Tattoo Circus Helsinki can be a space for learning, coming together and strenthgening a culture of solidarity, diversity, mutual-aid, trust and liberatory practices.

In Tattoo Circus Helsinki you can:

  • be tattooed by amazing artists (TBA soon)
  • enjoy performaces and other program
  • find books and zines from local distros
  • write letters to political prisoners
  • hear talks about anti-repression struggles
  • get updates on solidarity campaigns
  • help out by joining the volunteer crew


Against prisons – towards a more accountable future