Tattoo Conventions Worldwide

Sept 02 – Sept 05 2016
Massachusetts Tattoo Convention
DCU Center
50 Foster St
Worcester, MA 01608
United States

Sept 09 – Sept 11 2016
14th Art Tattoo Montreal
Place Bonaventure
800 Rue de la Gauchetiere W.
Montreal, Quebec

Sept 09 – Sept 11 2016
6th Central Texas Low Brow Art & Tattoo Convention
Harker Heights Event Center
710 Edwards Dr, Harker Heights,
Texas 76548,
United States

Sept 09 – Sept 11 2016
Ink Empire Tattoo Expo
Germain Arena
11000 Everblades Parkway
Estero, FL 33928
United States

Sept 16 – Sept 18 2016
Tampa Tattoo Arts Convention
Tampa Convention Center
333 S Franklin St,
Tampa, FL 33602,
United States

Sept 23 – Sept 25 2016
El Paso Texas Showdown Festival
El Paso County Coliseum
4100 E Paisano Dr
El Paso, TX 79905
United States

Sept 23 – Sept 25 2016
Dubuque Ink and Art Expo
Grand River Center‎
500 Bell Street
Dubuque, IA 52001,
United States

Sept 30 – Oct 02 2016
Colorado Tattoo Convention
National Western Stock Show
4655 Humboldt St
Denver, CO 80216
United States

Sept 30 – Oct 02 2016
Galveston Island Ink and Art Expo
Galveston Island Convention Center
5600 Seawall Blvd
Galveston, TX 77554
United States

Sept 30 – Oct 02 2016
Inktoberfest’s Inkin The Coast
Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center
2350 Beach Blvd,
Biloxi, MS 39531,
United States

Sept 30 – Oct 02 2016
24th Richmond Tattoo Arts Festival
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Richmond
1021 Koger Center Blvd
Richmond, VA 23235
United States

Oct 14 – Oct 16 2016
City of Trees Art & Ink Expo
Sacramento Convention Center Complex
1400 J St
Sacramento, CA 95814
United States

Oct 14 – Oct 16 2016
Tommy’s Tattoo Convention
Connecticut Convention Center
100 Columbus Boulevard #400
Hartford, CT 06103,
United States

Oct 14 – Oct 16 2016
Addicted To Ink Westchester NY Tattoo Convention
Westchester County Center
198 Central Avenue
White Plains, NY 10606,
United States

Oct 20 – Oct 23 2016
Paradise Tattoo Gathering
Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort
37 Corey Rd
Hancock, MA 01237
United States

Oct 21 – Oct 23 2016
The Bay Area Convention of the Tattoo Arts
SFO Hyatt Regency
1333 Old Bayshore Hwy
Burlingame, CA 94010
United States

Oct 28 – Oct 30 2016
New Orleans Tattoo Voodoo Expo
Best Western Plus Landmark Hotel
2601 Severn Avenue
Metairie, LA 70002,
United States

November 11 – 13, 2016
Ottawa Tattoo Expo & “Gathering of the Titans”
Hilton “CASINO” Lac Leamy

3 blvd du Casino
Gatineau , Quebec


Sept 02 – Sept 04 2016
Tattoo Extreme Body Art Expo Shanghai
Shanghai International Fashion Center

2866 Yangshupu Rd
Yangpu, Shanghai

Sept 02 – Sept 04 2016

Stadthalle Chemnitz
Theaterstraße 3
09111 Chemnitz

Sept 02 – Sept 04 2016
Iceland Tattoo Expo
Radisson Blu Saga Hotel
Hagatorg, 107 Reykjavik,

Sept 02 – Sept 04 2016
Nepal Inked and Lifestyle Convention
Kathmandu Exhibition Hall
Pradarshani Marg, 44600

Sept 02 – Sept 04 2016
11th Tattoo Convention Reutlingen
Eishalle Reutlingen
Rommelsbacher Str. 55
72760 Reutlingen

Sept 03 – Sept 04 2016
Endless Summer Tattoo Convention
Kamener Stadthalle
Rathauspl. 2,
59174 Kamen,

Sept 03 – Sept 04 2016
Tox Cit’Ink
Foire Internationale de Liège SC
Avenue Maurice Denis 4,
4000 Liège,

Sept 09 – Sept 11 2016
Mennecy’nk Tattoo Fest

Parc de Villeroy
64 Avenue de Villeroy
91540 Mennecy

Sept 09 – Sept 11 2016
Malaga Tattoo Convention
Palacio de Ferias y Congresos de Málaga – Fycma
Avenida de José Ortega y Gasset
201, 29006 Málaga

Sept 10 – Sept 11 2016
Passion Art Tattoo Convention
Fiera Bolzano
Piazza Fiera, 1
39100 Bolzano BZ

Sept 16 – Sept 18 2016
6th Pisa Tattoo Convention
Palazzo dei Congressi – PISA
Via Giacomo Matteotti, 1
56124 Pisa PI

Sept 16 – Sept 18 2016
4º Barra Bonita Tattoo Convention

Pavilhão de Exposições‎
R. João Pessoa, 8
Barra Bonita – SP, 17340-000
Brazil ‎

Sept 16 – Sept 18 2016
Italian Tattoo Artists

Palavela di Torino
Via Ventimiglia, 145,
10127 Torino,

Sept 17 – Sept 18 2016
Dutch Ladies Tattoo Convention
Elementenstraat 25
1014 AR Amsterdam

Sept 23 – Sept 25 2016
International London Tattoo Convention

Tobacco Dock
50 Porters Walk
London E1W 2SF
United Kingdom

Sept 23 – Sept 25 2016
Expo Tattoo Pernambuco
Centro de Convenções de Pernambu
Av. Prof. Andrade Bezerra, S/N – Salgadinho,
Olinda – PE, 53111-970,

Sept 24 – Sept 25 2016
Tae Tu Urban Ink & Art Festival
Boui Boui Bilk
Stadtbezirk 3, Suitbertusstraße 149
40223 Düsseldorf

Sept 24 – Sept 25 2016
Katowice Tattoo Konwent

Galeria Szyb Wilson
Oswobodzenia 1,

Sept 30 – Oct 02 2016
7th Lviv Tattoo Fest
Arts Palace
Kopernyka street, 17,
Lviv, Lviv Oblast,


Convention Savvy

FIRST, a word to the wise, we’ve attended a bunch o’ conventions and even put a bunch on, so for those of you who are not convention savvy here are some tips:

1. If you can , call ahead for discount passes, most conventions have cheaper prices for pre bought passes.
Also, if applicable ask for a convention room rate from the hotel and try to book in as far in advance as possible. Get that hotel room ASAP, you want to get in there on the thursday usually, that way your all settled for friday and into that social groove thing. Also, do a convention outside your city and area, as a tattoo vacation. If you look into it, there are conventions in a lot of interesting cities.

2. If you want to get work done by an artist, particularly a popular one, then try to book time ahead with them, you may get there only to discover that the artist is booked from day one. You can also buzz websites for a listing of artists, or call the infoline for a brochure to see who is working the show.

3. Merchandising makes money, but at the last hour of the last day you will find T-shirt and other prices mysteriously go on sale , so you could save some bucks, however you could screw yourself out of a hot t-shirt too.

4. Some of the artists  work hard on their artwork and flash, so be careful when taking photographs that you do not give the impression that you are taking pictures of flash or custom artwork. Also , if you have artwork that you want to show around yourself , and if you don’t have a booth, have the decency to let the promoters know upfront and inquire as to what arrangements you have to sell or trade your flash/machines what have you on their floor. REFRAIN FROM PLACING BEVERAGES ON ANY TABLES WITH ARTWORK, EGAD MAN the life you ruin may be your own !!!

5. Don’t be whimsical , whether your getting a tattoo or buying a book don’t judge either by the cover. Just because they’re at a convention it does not mean they know what they are doing, as always , check out the portfolios first and foremost.

6. Don’t run around like a giddy kid , or interrupt working artists for a photo, just ask politely when they have a free moment , often enough you can get photos in the lounge/ bar later, and god forbid, don’t be dumb enough to touch or hug a working artist, he/she needs a steady hand!! Most of all get out there and support your artists , you don’t have to get tattooed, and if you are interested in learning more about the art, conventions have a wealth of information and collectables. See you out there !!!!

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