Tattoo Conventions Worldwide

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17 – 19 June 2016
18th Annual Northern Ink Xposure
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
North Building, 255 Front St. W,
Toronto, Ontario
Canada

 

May 28 – May 29 2016
Pile O Bones Tattoo Convention
Conexus Arts Centre
200 Lakeshore Dr
Regina, SK S4S 7L3
Canada

June 02 – June 05 2016
Tattoo Art Gathering
The Queen Mary
1126 Queens Hwy
Long Beach, CA 90802
United States

June 03 – June 05 2016
High Desert Tattoo Expo
Pioneer Event Center
45000 Valley Central Way
Lancaster, CA 93536
United States

June 04 – June 05 2016
Box State Tattoo & Art Expo
Hotel Eleganté Conference & Event Center
2886 S Circle Dr
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
United States

June 10 – June 12 2016
Art Tattoo Show Québec
Espaces Dalhousie
84 Dalhousie (Bil)
Québec, QC G1K 4C4
Canada

June 10 – June 12 2016
NYC Urban Tattoo Convention
INDUSTRY CITY
233 37th St
Brooklyn, NY 11232
United States

June 11-12-13 2016
Le Terminal/Espace Dalhousie
84 Rue Dalhousie
Québec, QC G1K
Canada

June 17 – June 19 2016
Ink At The Bay
Monterey County Fairgrounds
2004 Fairground Rd,
Monterey, CA 93940,
United States

June 24 – June 26 2016
Tahoe Tattoo Show
Harveys Lake Tahoe
18 US-50
Stateline, NV 89449
United States

June 24 – June 26 2016
Dallas Art and Tattoo Expo 
Fair Park
1300 Robert B Cullum Blvd
Dallas, TX 75210
United States

July 01 – July 03 2016
Northern Arizona Tattoo Fest
Prescott Resort and Casino
1500 AZ-69
Prescott, AZ 86301
United States

July 01 – July 03 2016
St. John’s Tattoo Convention
The RE/MAX Centre
135 Mayor Ave
St John’s, NL A1C 3G3
Canada

July 15 – July 17 2016
Ink In The Clink
Ohio State Reformatory
100 Reformatory Rd
Mansfield, OH 44905
United States

 

July 15 – July 17 2016
NY Empire State Tattoo Expo
New York Hilton Midtown
1335 Avenue of the Americas,
New York, NY 10019,
United States

 

July 15 – July 17 2016
Body Art Expo Pomona Show
Fairplex
1101 W McKinley Ave,
Pomona, CA 91768,
United States

July 22 – July 24 2016
4th Okanagan Tattoo Show
Kelowna Curling Club
551 Recreation Ave
Kelowna, BC V1Y 7V5
Canada

July 22 – July 24 2016
Live Free Or Die Tattoo Expo
Radisson Hotel Manchester
700 Elm Street,
Manchester, NH 03101-2599
United States

July 22 – July 24 2016
Tattoo Masquerade
The Colorado Convention Center
700 14th St
Denver, CO 80202
United States

July 22 – July 24 2016
Orlando Tattoo Festival
The Florida Hotel & Conference Center
1500 Sand Lake Rd
Orlando, FL 32809
United States

July 29 – July 30 2016
Visionary Tattoo Arts Festival
Asbury Park Convention Hall‎
1300 Ocean Avenue
Asbury Park, NJ 07712,
United States

July 29 – July 31 2016
Ink Mania Con
War Memorial Auditorium
800 NE 8th St
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
United States

Aug 05 – Aug 07 2016
Pacific Ink & Art Expo Hawaii
Neal S. Blaisdell Center
777 Ward Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96814,
United States

Aug 05 – Aug 07 2016
Pagoda City Tattoo Fest
Crowne Plaza Hotel Reading
1741 Papermill Rd,
Wyomissing, PA 19610,
United States

Aug 05 – Aug 07 2016
Niagara Tattoo Expo
Conference Center of Niagara Falls
101 Old Falls Street
Niagara Falls, Ny 14301
United States

Aug 12 – Aug 14 2016
UpState New York Tattoo Convention
The Oncenter Convention Center
800 South State Street, Nicholas J. Pirro Convention Center
Syracuse, NY 13202
United States

Aug 12 – Aug 14 2016
Ink Life Tour Longview
Maude Cobb Event Center
100 Grand Blvd,
Longview, TX 75604
United States

Aug 12 – Aug 14 2016
7th Wildwood Tattoo Beach Bash
Wildwoods Convention Center
4501 Boardwalk
Wildwood, NJ 08260,
United States

Aug 12 – Aug 14 2016
21th South Florida Tattoo Expo
Marriott Coral Springs Hotel
11775 Heron Bay Boulevard,
Coral Springs, FL 33076,
United States

Aug 19 – Aug 21 2016
4th Annual West Virginia Tattoo Expo
Waterfront Place Hotel
2 Waterfront Pl
Morgantown, WV 26501
United States

Aug 19 – Aug 21 2016
Seattle Tattoo Expo
Fisher Pavilion Seattle Center
305 Harrison Street,
Seattle, WA 98109
United States

Aug 26 – Aug 28 2016
United Ink Flight 816
Cradle of Aviation Museum
Charles Lindbergh Blvd,
Garden City, NY 11530,
United States

Aug 26 – Aug 28 2016
Knoxville Tattoo Convention
Holiday Inn Knoxville Downtown
525 Henley St
Knoxville, TN 37902
United States

Aug 26 – Aug 28 2016
Jacksonville Tattoo Convention
Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village
500 South Legacy Trail
St. Augustine, FL.32092
United States

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
Canada

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

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

3 blvd du Casino , Gatineau , QC, Canada

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May 27 – May 29 2016
Perugia Tattoo Convention
Hotel Giò Wine e Jazz Area
V.le Ruggero D’Andreotto, 19
06124 Perugia
Italy

May 27 – May 29 2016
Tattoo Convention Fribourg
Route du Lac 12
1763 Granges-Paccot
Switzerland

May 27 – May 29 2016
8th International Moscow Tattoo Convention
Sokolniki, Vystavochnyy Tsentr
5-й Лучевой просек, 7, стр. 1
Москва
Russia

May 27 – May 29 2016
12th Amsterdam Tattoo Convention
Amsterdam RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre
Europaplein,
1078 GZ Amsterdam,
Netherlands

May 28 – May 29 2016
The 6th Northern Ireland Tattoo Convention
Belfast Waterfront
2 Lanyon Pl
Belfast, Ireland BT1 3WH
United Kingdom

May 28 – May 29 2016
La Louvière Tattoo Convention
Salle Omnisport Deux Haine
Rue des Longues Haies 1,
7100 La Louvière,
Belgium

May 28 – May 29 2016
Tattoo Messe Ingolstadt
Wirffelstraße 25
85055 Ingolstadt
Germany

May 28 – May 29 2016
International Jyväskylä Tattoo Convention
Jyväskylän Paviljonki
Lutakonaukio 12
40100 Jyväskylä
Finland

May 28 – May 29 2016
The Flying Petoux
Parc Expo des Oudairies
Rue Giotto
85000 La Roche-sur-Yon
France

May 28 – May 29 2016
The Great British Tattoo Show
Alexandra Palace
Alexandra Palace Way
London N22 7AY
United Kingdom

May 29 – May 30 2016
Tattoo Music Fest 
Royal Center
Carrera 13 # 66-80
Bogotá, Cundinamarca
Colombia

June 04 – June 05 2016
International Deaf Tattoo Convention
Frankfurter Stiftung für Gehörlose und Schwerhörige
Rothschildallee 16A
60389 Frankfurt am Main
Germany

June 02 – June 05 2016
Palermo Tattoo Convention
Saracen Village
Via Libertà, 134,
90040 Isola delle Femmine PA
Italy

June 03 – June 05 2016
4th Kerry International Tattoo Convention
The Gleneagle Hotel
Muckross Rd
Killarney, Co. Kerry
Ireland

June 03 – June 05 2016
Expo Tattoo Maracaibo
Urban Cuplé Maracaibo
Calle 67 Cecilio Acosta
con Av. 8 Santa Rita
Venezuela

June 03 – June 05 2016
Cezanne Tattoo Ink
Pasino‎
21 Avenue de l’Europe
13090 Aix-en-Provence,
France

June 04 – June 05 2016
Starfire Tattoo Weekend Kehl
Stadthalle Kehl
Großherzog-Friedrich-Straße 19
77694 Kehl
Germany

June 04 – June 05 2016
Expo Tattoo Maceio
Centro de Convenções de Maceió
Rua Celso Piatti, s/n – Jaraguá
Maceió – AL, 57022-210
Brazil

June 04 – June 05 2016
Tattoo Expo Magdeburg
Amo Magdeburg
Erich-Weinert-Straße 27
39104 Magdeburg
Germany

June 04 – June 05 2016
Auxerre Tattoo Show
ESPACE CULTUREL
Route des Bries,
89380 Appoigny,
France

June 04 – June 05 2016
Leeds International Tattoo Expo
Royal Armouries Museum
Armouries Dr
Leeds LS10 1LT
United Kingdom

June 10 – June 12 2016
Incorpore Arte Tattoo Convention
Paraná Clube
Av. Pres Kennedy, 2377 – Água Verde,
Curitiba – PR, 80610-010,
Brazil

June 10 – June 12 2016
Waterford City Tattoo Convention
Crystal Sport & Leisure Centre
Cork Rd
Waterford
Ireland

June 10 – June 12 2016
La Spezia Tattoo Show
Spezia Expo’
Via del Canaletto 120
19126 La Spezia
Italy

June 10 – June 12 2016
3ª Tattoo Place Convention
Rua Alexandre Moura
nº 2 – São Domingos
Niterói/RJ, 24210-200
Brazil

June 10 – June 12 2016
14th St. Petersburg Tattoo Festival
Hall “Moscow”
2, Alexander Nevsky Square
St Petersburg
Russia

June 11 – June 12 2016
Krakow Tattoofest
EXPO Kraków
Galicyjska 9
31-586 Kraków
Poland

June 11 – June 12 2016
4. Tattoo Messe Furth
Stadthalle Fürth
Rosenstraße 50,
90762 Fürth,
Germany

June 11 – June 12 2016
Belarus Tattoo Fest
Palace of Arts
3 Kozlova str.
Minsk
Belarus

June 17 – June 19 2016
1st Caserta Tattoo Convention
Grand Hotel Vanvitelli
Viale Carlo III – Caserta
81025 San Marco Evangelista CE
Italy

June 17 – June 19 2016
Balkan International Tattoo Show
Pallati i Sportit “Asllan Rusi”
Rruga Dritan Hoxha
Tiranë 1000
Albania

June 18 – June 19 2016
York International Tattoo Convention
York Racecourse
Tadcaster Rd York
York YO23 1EX
United Kingdom

 

 

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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