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General Meeting 2014

A meeting of ABMAI will be held in the Red Cow Inn on April 9th at 7.30pm.  The venue was chosen as it is convenient to both members commuting from Dublin and those from outside the Pale. It also has free parking and is close to the Red LUAS line. We aim to finish the meeting before 9.00.  Among the items for discussion are:

  • Apprentice training
  • Discussion groups and forums
  • Review of website
  • Promotion
  • Press Liaison
  • Reciprocal Aftercare

Members Suggestions (please let us know in advance if there are any topics you would like to add)
I hope that you can join us. Please rsvp to
2014 Subscription
Thank you to everyone who paid their 2014 subscriptions. We are aiming to send out the certificates for the current year by the mid April. If you have not yet paid your 2014 fee please do so asap. ABMAI PayPal account is


ABMAI Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the association will be held on Friday 20th September at  6.00pm at the Radisson Hotel, Galway.
The Agenda for the AGM is:AGM

  •         Report of the Chairman
  •         Financial Report
  •         Any other business
  •         Election of the new board

If there are other items you would like added to the agenda, please email us with your proposed agenda item before 31st August 2013.

Seminars in Galway

ABMAI will be hosting two seminars at Galway Tattoo Show on Saturday 21st  andGalway Tattoo Convention Sunday 22nd September (times to be confirmed).  Each of these seminars will be free of charge to all ABMAI members and €50 for  non-members & spaces are limited.
To register for the seminar on Prevention of Cross Contamination,, please click here to send us your name and contact details.
To register for the seminar on Taxation, please click here to send us your name and contact details.


News Archives:



First ABMAI Talk Success :-)


ABMAI run series of Talks

As promised our first talk of the series will take place on Monday 29th April at
ABMAI Talks 2.00pm. The venue is Dublin Aids Alliance, 53 Parnell Square West, Dublin 1. First topic of the series will be on Revenue requirements for your business and will last approx 2 hours. Places will be limited so booking required. Free to Abmai members. €50 to non members. Phone us on 0858477327 or email to reserve a place. first come, first served.


Do we think before we ink?

Body art is becoming more and more popular, but is it good for our health, asksIndependant Abmai article Deirdre Cashion...

People think I'm super religious but I just think it's beautiful artwork

Tat's the stuff: Body-modification artist Kay Fagan and her boyfriend Alex are walking works of artStar power: It's not just the likes of David Beckham and Rihanna (inset right) who cover their bodies with tattoos nowadays. Tattoos are no longer the preserve of the celebrity footballer, pervasive pop princess, criminal overlord or street junkie.- FULL ARTICLE


25th Anniversary of the Dublin Aids Alliance

ABMAI attended the 25th Anniversary of the Dublin Aids Alliance on Friday 7th December. Things have come a long way since the first 2 cases of AIDS in Ireland were diagnosed 1982 and as the Dublin Aids Alliance marks its 25th birthday much of the news in relation to HIV and AIDS is positive. Research is giving us solid evidence that antiretroviral therapy can prevent new HIV infections and cases of new infection continue to fall. The DAA is continuing to work towards reaching the UN goal of zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero HIV related deaths. Happy birthday DAA and best wishes for the next 25 years!!



13th Midleton Tattoo Show

We’ve been quietly working away since our launch at the 9th Dublin Tattoo 13th Midleton Tattoo ShowConvention at the D4 hotel in March, getting our great new online forum ready to go and polishing up all those lovely framed membership certificates we’re sending out to new members, but today our bags are packed and we are off to the 13th Midleton Tattoo Show which is running from tomorrow Friday 29th at 5pm until 5pm Sunday evening 1st July at Midleton Rugby club.
So if you’d like to get your hands on your very own framed membership cert, or even have a chat with us to find out more about who ABMAI are and what we are all about, drop by our stand in the rugby club building (next door to the bar!) and say hi!
We’ll have application forms, new membership certificates and even some of these cool A2 posters for your studio
Watch out Midleton – here we come!  


Worldwide Tattoo Conference


The World's most famous Tattoo Artists will gather together to share their expertise and experiences.

The program includes a series of highly integrated core SEMINARS and lectures that provide attendees with a great opportunity to learn more about the technical skills, tips & tricks and suggestions that can make you a better tattooist. Every artist will explain his unique artistic approach to body art and show his own peculiar vision on the tattoo world.

Worldwide Tattoo Conference Artists

Worldwide Tattoo Conference Artists


2 Days Seminars to perfect your craft from tattoo visonaries