Incubate is the annual celebration of independent culture in Tilburg, the Netherlands. It is a festival exhibiting a diverse view on indie culture as a whole, including music, contemporary dance, film and visual arts. It brings more than 200 cutting edge artists in an intimate context to an international audience. Black metal next to free jazz. Refreshing art next to inspiring debate.

Tilburg Ink

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In the tattoo world, the one who handles the needle is considered the artist. From the perspective of the fine arts this is a unique situation because the ‘tattoo artist’ merely makes a copy of an already existing image. Ten contemporary artists such as Ronald de Bloeme, Marc Bijl, Rafael Rozendaal and Thomas I'Anson will create their own designs for tattoos. This collection will be presented in the traditional way, on so-called "flash sheets". Incubate will distribute these to tattoo shops throughout the Netherlands. This project will theoretically create an infinite number of copies of these artist’s works.

During the festival visitors can have the works tattooed by master tattoo artist Darko Groenhagen for free.

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Tilburg Ink design by: Koen Delaere
Tilburg Ink design by: Rafael Rozendaal
Tilburg Ink design by: Iris van Dongen
Tilburg Ink design by: Constant Dullaart
Tilburg Ink design by: Thomas I'Anson
Tilburg Ink design by: Mark Bijl
Tilburg Ink design by: Boris de Vries
Tilburg Ink design by: S Lloyd Trumstein
Tilburg Ink design by: Martijn Hendriks
Tilburg Ink design by: Ronald de Bloeme