Tattoo Conventions Worldwide



January 15 – 18, 2014
Star of Texas Tattoo Art Revival
Palmer Events Center
900 Barton Springs Rd,
Austin, Texas 78704, 
United States

January 16 – 18, 2014
DC Tattoo Expo
Crystal Gateway Marriott
1700 Jefferson Davis Highway,
Arlington, VA 22202,
United States

January 23-25 2015
War of the Roses
Lancaster Host Golf Resort
2300 Lincoln Highway East
Lancaster, PA 17602
United States

January 30 – February 01, 2015
Ink Masters Tatt2 Show – Lubbock
801 AVE. Q

February 6 – 8, 2015
Best In Midwest IV
Mid-America Center
1 Arena Way, Council Bluffs,
Iowa 51501-6991,
United States


February 13 – 15, 2014
Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention
Pennsylvania Convention Center
1101 Arch St,
Philadelphia, PA 19107,
United States

February 13 – 15, 2014
Body Arts Expo – Phoenix
AZ State Fairgrounds
1826 W. McDowell Rd.
Phoenix AZ 85007
United States

March 6th – 8th 2015
” 20th Annual Motor City Tattoo Expo”
Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center
Detroit Michigan 48243
Hotel Reservations: 877 – 901-6632
(Be sure to mention the Motor City Tattoo Expo)
More info:

March 6-8, 2015
Ink Masters Tatt2 Show – Odessa
Ector County Coliseum
4201 Andrews Hwy
Odessa, TX 79762

March 13 – 15, 2014

Body Arts Expo – San Francisco
Cow Palace
2600 Geneva Ave
Daly City CA 94104
United States

March 6-8, 2015
Ink Masters Tatt2 Show – Kileen

April 10 – 12, 2015
Baltimore Tattoo Arts Convention
The Baltimore Convention Center
1 W Pratt St, Baltimore,
Maryland 21201,
United States

April 11 – 13, 2015
Hell City Tattoo Fest – Columbus

Hyatt Regency Columbus
350 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215,
United States

April 17 – 19, 2015 
17th Expo Tattoo MTL-laval 2015
Centre SporXpo
2890 Bl Dagenais,
Laval PQ, H7P 1T1

May 15 – 17, 2015
Louisville Tattoo Arts Convention
Kentucky International Convention Center
221 South 4th Street
Louisville, KY 40202,
United States

May 29 – 31 2015
1st Art Tattoo Show Québec
Centre des Colngrès de Québec
1000 Boulevard René-Lévesque Est,Québec City

June 19 – 21, 2015
Body Arts Expo – Chicago
Navy Pier Chicago
600 East Grand Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
United States

July 17 – 19, 2015
Body Arts Expo – Pomona
Pomona Fairplex
1101 W. McKinley Ave,
Pomona, CA 91768
United States

August 07 – 09, 2015
Bicentennial Mall State Park
600 James Robertson Pkwy,
Nashville, TN 37243,
United States

September 18 – 20, 2015
Biggest Tattoo Show on Earth
Las Vegas Convention ‎Centre
3150 Paradise Road
Las Vegas, NV 89109,
United States

October 16 – 18, 2015
Body Arts Expo – Denver
Merchandise Mart
United States

January 16-18 2015
Tattoo Week Rio
Centro de Convenções SulAmérica
Av. Paulo de Frontin, 1 – Praca da Bandeira
Rio de Janeiro – RJ, 

January 16-18 2015
Tattoo Expo Zwickau
Neue Welt Zwickau
Leipziger Straße 182
08058 Zwickau,

January 23-25 2015
International Tattoo Convention of Geneva
Salle des Fêtes du Lignon
Place du Lignon 16
1219 Le Lignon

January 24-25 2015
Urban Ink Fest
Waregem Expo
Zuiderlaan 20
8790 Waregem

January 29 – February 01 2015
Venzuela Tattoo Expo
Teatro Urban Cuplé
Av. La Estancia
Caracas 1061

January 31 – February 01 2015
East Flanders Tattoo Convention
Festivalhal Donkmeer
Donklaan 125
9290 Berlare

February 01 – 02, 2015
Tattoo Convention Dresden
Eventwerk Dresden
Hermann-Mende-Straße 1
01099 Dresden,

February 6 – 8, 2015
Milano Tattoo Convention
Hotel Quark
Via Lampedusa, 11/3
20141 Milano,

February 14 – 15, 2015
Budapest Tattoo Convention
Lurdy Ház
Könyves Kálmán Avenue 12 – 14

February 20 – 22, 2015
Brighton Tattoo Convention
Hilton Brighton Metropole
King’s Road Brighton,
East Sussex BN1 2FU,
United Kingdom

February 28 – March 01, 2015
Tattoo Tea Party
Phoenix Way, Barton Dock Rd,
Urmston, Manchester M41,
United Kingdom

March 27 – 29, 2015
Tattoo Tours
Parc des Expositions de Tours
Rue Camille Chautemps
37000 Tours

March 13 – 15, 2015
Nepal Tattoo Convention
Hotel Yak & Yeti
Durbar Marg,

March 13 – 15, 2015
Australian Tattoo & Body Art Expo
Royal Hall of Industries
Moore Park
Sydney, NSW, 2021

April 03 – 05, 2015
Tattoo Con – Sao Paulo
R. Des. Eliseu Guilherme
22 – Paraíso, Vila Mariana
São Paulo – SP, 04004-030

May 02 – 03, 2015
Arel Tattoo Show
Hall Polyvalent
Parc des Expositions 6
6700 Arlon,

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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