Get Inked in Kelowna

Roughly 20% of Canadians have tattoos. Whether its due to popular reality tv shows, a reduction in the negative stigma or some other more subtle trend that percentage seems to be creeping higher. They have gone from taboo to trendy. 
If your interested in some tattoo stats check out this graphic.
This weekend in Kelowna over 50 tattoo artists will descend on Parkinson Rec as part of the second annual Okanagan Tattoo Show. They are coming from as far as Germany and will also feature a number of our local tattoo shops.
I caught up with Diana Paraschiv (and her daughter) from Don't Look Down Tattoo who along with her co-conspirator Danielle are the organisers of the Okanagan Tattoo Show. 
If your interested in attending the event happens this weekend and doors open Friday at 4pm. Weekend passes are $45 but day passes are $15-20. Danielle mentioned that a lot of the artists are taking bookings in advance so if you want to get a tattoo this weekend or if you want to take in a few of the shows tickets and full details can be found at http://www.okanagantattooshow.com/about.html 
Live Music
The Music in the Park headliner this Friday is indie bluegrass legends, "My Kind of Karma", with rising country star Tanya Ryan opening the show. Here is a video for her tune "Cry for the Devil". Tanya has won a ton of awards and her music is fantastic so if you want to discover a new country act this weekend this is the show for you:

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About the Author

Ryan Donn is a singer/songwriter, event producer, digital creative, and Councillor at the City of Kelowna

I love creating songs, which have been used by the Terry Fox Run, Kelowna’s Centennial Celebration, or heard on various local radio stations. 

In the past few years, I've focused on creating community events including Music in the Park, New York New Years, Castanet’s Free Family Skate, Talented Kids, Talented Kelowna, and others.

Originally from Scotland, I’ve lived in Kelowna for over 20 years. My wife, Kimberly, and our two daughters, Lyla and Bella, share our home with Tom (adult with diverse abilities).

In 2014, I was elected to Kelowna City Council. 

Opinions are my own, and don't represent the City of Kelowna, Festivals Kelowna or Creative Okanagan. 

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