Tattoo Conventions Worldwide

North American

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

September 1 - September 3
Denver Tattoo Arts Convention
Colorado Convention Center
700 14th St, Denver, CO 80202
United States

September 1 - September 3
Carolina Tattoo and Arts Gathering
1001 West Ave NW
Lenoir, NC 28645
United States

September 8 - September 10
15th Art Tattoo Montreal
Gare Windsor
1160, avenue des Canadiens-de-Montréal, PQ
Canada

September 8 - September 10
Tornado Alley Tattoo Expo
Clarion Hotel & Event Center 3201 S. Loop 288
Lubbock, Texas 79423
United States

September 8 - September 10
Electric Eye Candy Tattoo Extravaganza
135 Cemetery St
Frankfort, NY 13340
United States

September 8 - September 10
Inked Out New Jersey Tattoo Show
Meadowlands Exposition Center 355 Plaza Dr
Secaucus, New Jersey 07094,
United States

September 15 - September 17
Milwaukee Tattoo Arts Convention
Wisconsin Center 400 W Wisconsin Ave,
Milwaukee, WI 53203,
United States

September 16 - September 17
Limestone City Tattoo and Arts Festival
Four Points by Sheraton
285 King Street East, Kingston ON, K7L 3B2
Canada

September 22 - September 24
War of The Roses Tattoo Convention
Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square
25 S Queen St, Lancaster, PA 17603,
United States

September 29 - October 1
25th Annual Richmond Tattoo & Arts Festival
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Richmond
1021 Koger Center Blvd Richmond, VA 23235
United States

September 29 - October 1
Inkin The Coast
Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center
2350 Beach Blvd, Biloxi, MS 39531,
United States

September 29 - October 1
Colorado Tattoo Convention
National Western Stock Show
4655 Humboldt St, Denver, CO 80216,
United States

September 29 - October 1
Van Isle Tattoo Expo
Victoria Conference Centre
720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7,
Canada

October 6 - October 8
Tampa Tattoo Arts Convention
Tampa Convention Center
333 S Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602
United States

October 10 - October 12
Alliance of Professional Tattooists Trade Show
Golden Nugget Las Vegas
129 Fremont Street Experience, Las Vegas, NV 89101,
United States

October 13 - October 15
The Calgary Tattoo & Arts Festival
BMO Centre (Stampede Park)‎
20 Roundup Way SE, Calgary, AB T2G 2W1
Canada

October 13 - October 15
Portland Tattoo Expo
Portland Expo Center
2060 N Marine Drive, Portland, OR 97217
United States

October 13 - October 15
Portland Tattoo Expo
Portland Expo Center
2060 N Marine Drive, Portland, OR 97217
United States

October 13 - October 15
The Calgary Tattoo & Arts Festival
BMO Centre (Stampede Park)‎
20 Roundup Way SE, Calgary, AB T2G 2W1 T2G 2W1,
Canada

October 13 - October 15
Portland Tattoo Expo
Portland Expo Center
2060 N Marine Dr Portland, OR 97217
United States

October 20 - October 22
Roughrider Ink & Iron Expo
Scheels Arena
5225 31st Ave S, Fargo, ND 58104
United States

October 20 - October 22
Flight: 1017 Tattoo And Arts Festival
Cradle Of Aviation Museum
Charles Lindbergh Blvd, Garden City, NY, 11530
United States

November 10 - November 12
Ottawa - Gatineau Tattoo Expo 2017
Hilton Lac-Leamy
3 Boulevard du Casino, Gatineau-Ottawa, QC J8Y 6X4
Canada

June 8 - June 10
Northern Ink Xposure - Toronto Tattoo Show
MTCC North building hall C
222 Bremner Blvd. Toronto
Canada

June 15 - June 17
Tatooo RendezVous 3Rivières 18
Batisse Industrielle
1760,ave. Gilles-Villeneuve
Canada

International

September 1 - September 3
4th Inti Tattoo Expo Peru

Peru
Peru

September 1 - September 3
Trondheim Tattoo Convention
Ivar Lykkes veg 1
7492 Trondheim
Norway

September 1 - September 3
Maiden City Ink
Everglades Hotel
Prehen Rd, Derry BT47 2NS
Ireland

September 2 - September 3
Tae Tu Urban Ink & Art Festival
Boui Boui Bilk
Stadtbezirk 3, Suitbertusstraße 149 40223 Düsseldorf
Germany

September 3 - September 3
Staffordshire Tattoo Gathering
Kings Hall
Kingsway, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 1JH
United Kingdom

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

September 8 - September 10
http://spaintattooexpo.com/malaga/
Avenida de José Ortega y Gasset
201, 29006 Málaga
Spain

September 9 - September 10
Tattoo Convention Rheinböllen
Schulstraße 2
55494 Rheinböllen
Germany

September 9 - September 10
Tattoo Convention Idar-Oberstein
Messe Idar-Oberstein GmbH John-F.-Kennedy-Straße 9
55743 Idar-Oberstein,
Germany

September 9 - September 10
Tattoo Convention Basel
Altes Kraftwerk Birsstrasse 300
4052 Basel
Switzerland

September 15 - September 17
Montreux Tattoo Convention
Montreux Music & Convention Centre Av. Claude-Nobs 5
1820 Montreux
Switzerland

September 15 - September 17
Pisa Tattoo Convention
Palazzo dei Congressi – PISA Via Giacomo Matteotti, 1
56124 Pisa PI
Switzerland

September 15 - September 17
Torino Tattoo Convention
Palavela di Torino
Via Ventimiglia, 145, 10127 Torino,
Italy

September 16 - September 17
Tattoo Convention Stavanger
Sjøhusene i Stavanger
Nedre Holmegate 12, 4006 Stavanger
Norway

September 16 - September 17
Galway Tattoo Show
Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa Galway
Lough Atalia Road Galway, Co. Galway
Ireland

September 16 - September 17
Tattoo Expo Saar
Saarmesse
Messegelände 66117 Saarbrücken
Germany

September 16 - September 17
Kustom Festival & Tattoo
Salle Polyvalente Jean Sarment
Allée des Peupliers, 95620 Parmain
France

September 16 - September 17
Lincs Ink Tattoo Convention
Beachcomber Holiday Park & Entertainment Centre
208 North Sea Lane, Humberston, CleethorpesHumberston DN36 4ET
United Kingdom

September 22 - September 24
The international London Tattoo Convention
Tobacco Dock
50 Porters Walk London E1W 2SF
United Kingdom

September 22 - September 24
Arezzo Tattoo Show
Arezzo Fiere
Via Lazzaro Spallanzani, 23 52100 Arezzo AR
Italy

September 23 - September 24
Buckley Ink Tattoo Convention
The Tivoli
Brunswick Rd, Buckley CH7 2EF,
United Kingdom

September 29 - October 1
20th Barcelona Tattoo Expo
Fira Barcelona Montjuïc
Avinguda Reina Maria Cristina, 1 08004 Barcelona
Spain

September 29 - October 1
Modena Metal Ink
Stradello Anesino Nord
41123 Modena MO,
Italy

September 29 - October 1
8th Lviv Tattoo Fest
Arts Palace
Kopernyka street, 17, Lviv, Lviv Oblast,
Ukraine

October 6 - October 8
12° Genova Tattoo Convention
105 Stadium
Lungomare Giuseppe Canepa, 155 16149 Genova
Italy

October 6 - October 8
Expo Tchê Tattoo
R. São Pedro, 663 – Centro
Gramado – RS 95670-000
Brazil

October 6 - October 8
5th Warsaw Tattoo Convention
Stadion Legil Warsaw
Łazienkowska 3 00-449 Warszawa
Poland

October 6 - October 8
Convention Tattoo Nantes
Parc des Expositions
Route de Saint-Joseph 44300 Nantes
France

October 7 - October 8
Tattoo Convention Suhl
Congress Centrum Suhl
Friedrich-König-Straße 7, 98527 Suhl,
Germany

October 7 - October 8
Passion Art Tattoo Convention Bolzano 2017
Fiera Bolzano - Congress Center
Piazza Fiera, 1 Bolzano, BZ 39100 Italy
Italy

October 13 - October 15
South East Queensland Tattoo & Arts Exhibition
https://www.facebook.com/seqtattooandartsexpo/Souths Acacia Bowls Club
Brandon Park Reserve, Mortimer Rd, Acacia Ridge QLD 4110,
Austria

October 13 - October 15
Venezia International Tattoo Convention
Russott Hotel Congress Center
via Orlanda 4 – loc. San Giuliano 30173 – Venezia
Italy

October 13 - October 15
Bucharest Tattoo Convention
Crystal Palace Ballrooms
Calea Rahovei 198A București
Romania

October 13 - October 15
Nepal Inked Tattoo Festival
Pharping
Dakshinkali 44600
Nepal

October 13 - October 15
http://www.conventiontattooaix.fr/fr/accueil/
Centre de Congrès
14 Boulevard Carnot, 13100 Aix-en-Provence,
France

October 14 - October 15
Halloween Tattoo Bash
Wolverhampton Racecourse
Gorsebrook Rd Wolverhampton WV6 0PE
United Kingdom

October 21 - October 22
Upper Bavarian Days of Tattoo and Bodyart
Inntalhalle
Kapuzinerweg1, D-83022 Rosenheim
Germany

October 21 - October 22
Upper Bavarian Days of Tattoo and Bodyart
Inntalhalle
Kapuzinerweg1, D-83022 Rosenheim
Germany

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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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