Tattoo Conventions Worldwide

North American

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

October 28 - October 30
Pacific Northwest Tattoo Arts & History
Spirit Mountain Casino
27100 SW Salmon River Hwy, Grand Ronde, OR 97347
United States

November 4 - November 6
Viva La Tinta Tattoo & Arts Festival
López Mateos 610
44500 Arcos Vallarta Sur Guadalajara , Jalisco

November 11 - November 13
Ottawa Tattoo Expo & “Gathering of the Titans”
Hilton “CASINO” Lac Leamy
3 blvd du Casino Gatineau , Quebec

January 13 - January 15
Minneapolis Tattoo Arts Convention
Hyatt Regency
1300 Nicollet Mall. Minneapolis, MN 55403
United States

February 10 - February 12
Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention
Pennsylvania Convention Center
131 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
United States

February 24 - February 26
Cleveland Tattoo Arts Convention
FirstMerit Convention Center of Cleveland
127 Public Square. Cleveland, OH 44114
United States

March 17 - March 19
Evergreen Tattoo Invitational
Lane Events Center
Eugene, OR
United States

March 31 - April 2
Alamo City Tattoo Show
Hilton Garden Inn
8101 Pat Booker Rd. Live Oak, TX 78233
United States

March 31 - April 2
United Ink No Limits Tattoo Expo
Resorts World Casino NYC
110-00 Rockaway Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11420
United States

March 31 - April 2
15th Annual Lady Luck Tattoo Arts & History Expo
Circus Circus Hotel & Casino
500 N Sierra St, Reno, NV 89503
United States

March 31 - April 2
One nation under ink
Little Creek Casino
Shelton , WA
United States

March 31 - April 2
Alamo City Tattoo Show
Hilton Garden Inn
8101 Pat Booker Rd. Live Oak, TX 78233
United States

April 14 - April 16
All American Tattoo Convention
Crown Expo Center
1960 coliseum dr fayetteville nc 28306
United States

April 21 - April 23
Inkfest Live Tattoo Expo
Cabarrus Arena & Events Center
4551 Old Airport Rd. Concord, NC 28025
United States

April 28 - April 30
Hell City Tattoo Festival Columbus
Hyatt Regency Columbus
350 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43215
United States

June 9 - June 11
208 Tattoo Fest
Expo Idaho
Boise, ID
United States

June 9 - June 11
Northern Ink Xposure 2017
Metro Toronto Convention Centre - SOUTH Building
222 Bremner Blvd Toronto, ON M5V 2T6

August 18 - August 20
2nd Tahoe Tattoo Show
Harrah\\\'s Convention Center
18 U.S. 50, Stateline, NV 89449
United States

August 25 - August 27
Hell City Tattoo Festival Phoenix
Arizona Biltmore
2400 E Missouri Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85016
United States


November 4 - November 6
Viva La Tinta Tattoo & Arts Festival
López Mateos 610
44500 Arcos Vallarta Sur Guadalajara , Jalisco

November 5 - November 6
Sheffield tattoo show
ICE Sheffield
Coleridge road, Sheffield
United Kingdom

November 11 - November 13
4th India International Tattoo Convention
Exhibition cum Convention Center
Sector - 12, Faridabad, Delhi NCR, India

November 11 - November 13
International Trieste tattoo expo
Salone degli Incanti
Riva Nazario Sauro 1 - Trieste

November 18 - November 20
Florence Tattoo convention
Fortezza Da Basso
viale Filippo Strozzi 1 , Florence

November 18 - November 20
Florence Tattoo Convention
the Fortezza da Basso
Viale Filippo Strozzi, 1, Firenze, Italy

December 2 - December 4
International Puerto Rico Tattoo Convention
Puerto Rico Convention Center
Puerto Rico Convention Center, 100 Cll Guamani, San Juan, 00907
Puerto Rico

January 28 - January 29
Tattoo Art Expo Midlands 2017
Hodson Bay Hotel Athlone
Roscommon Road, Athlone, Ireland

February 10 - February 12
3 Eyes Tattoo Convention
Adelaide Convention Centre
North Terrace, Adelaide, SA, 5000

February 18 - February 19
MECC Maastricht convention center
Forum 100, 6229 GV

March 25 - March 26
The Scottish Tattoo Convention
Corn Exchange, Edinburgh
New Market Road
United Kingdom

March 31 - April 2
Cyprus International Tattoo Convention
Carob Mill Restaurants
Βασσιλίσσης Βερεγγάριας, Limasol

March 31 - April 2
Tattoo Expo Bologna
Unipol Arena
Via Gino Cervi, 2 – Casalecchio di Reno – Bologna

March 31 - April 2
7th International Nepal Tattoo Convention
Hotel Yak & Yeti
Durbar Marg ,Kathmandu

April 15 - April 16
Maidstone Tattoo Extravaganza
John Hendry Pavilion in Detling Showground Maidstone
Maidstone Kent detling showground
United Kingdom

April 22 - April 23
Tattoo Messe Ulm 2017
Ulm Messe, Halle 1
Böfinger Str. 50, 89073 Ulm

April 28 - April 30
ExpoTattoo Panamá
ATLAPA Convention Center
Panama Republic of Panama

May 6 - May 7
Tattoo Show Hildesheim 2017
Halle 39
Schinkelstr. 7. 31137Hildesheim

May 25 - May 27
Prison Ink
FÆNGSLET, Horsens prison
Fængslet Fussingsvej 8 8700 Horsens

May 26 - May 28
The AMSTERDAM tattoo convention
RAI Amsterdam convention center, Hall 5
Europaplein 1078GZ Amsterdam

June 16 - June 18
Tattoo Convention Alsfeld
An der Hessenhalle 1, 36364 Alsfeld

September 8 - September 10
I Expo Tattoo Londrina
Iate Clube de Londrina
Av. Higienopolis 2135

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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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