Tattoo Conventions Worldwide


July 11 – 13, 2014
InkFest Live Tour – Charlotte
Cabarrus Arena & Events Center‎‎
400 Southeast 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33131,
United States

July 18 – 20, 2014
Live Free Or Die Tattoo Expo
Radisson Hotel Manchester
700 Elm Street,
Manchester, NH 03101-2599
United States

July 18 – 20, 2014
Texas Tattoo Showdown Festival
Coliseum of El Paso
4100 East Paisano Drive,
El Paso, TX 79905-4324,
United States

July 25 – 27, 2014
Cleveland Tattoo Expo
Cleveland Convention Center
300 Lakeside Avenue,
Cleveland, Ohio 44113
United States

July 25 – 27, 2014
Body Art Expo – Pomona Show
1101 W McKinley Ave,
Pomona, CA 91768,
United States

July 25 – 27, 2014
Visionary Tattoo Arts Festival
Asbury Park Convention Hall‎
1300 Ocean Avenue
Asbury Park, NJ 07712,
United States

August 01 – 03, 2014
Niagara Tattoo Expo
Conference Center Niagara Falls
101 Old Falls Street
Niagara Falls, New York
United States

August 01 – 03, 2014
Pacific Ink & Art Expo – Hawaii
Neal S. Blaisdell Center
777 Ward Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96814,
United States

August 08 – 10, 2014
Art N Ink Festival
South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa‎
9777 South Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89183,
United States

August 15 – 17, 2014
Hell City Tattoo Fest – Phoenix
Arizona Biltmore Resort & SPA
2400 East Missouri Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85016
United States

August 15 – 17, 2014
Knoxville Tattoo Convention
Holiday Inn Knoxville Dwtn Fair Park
525 Henley Street
Knoxville, TN 37902,
United States

August 22 – 24, 2014
NEPA Tattoo Arts Fest
Best Western Genetti Hotel & Conference Center
77 E Market St,
Wilkes-Barre, PA,
United States

August 23 – 24, 2014
Bloodline Tattoo Trade Show American Vets
Visalia Convention Center
303 E Acequia Ave
Visalia, CA 93291
United States

August 29 – September 01, 2014
The Boston Tattoo Convention
Hynes Convention Center
900 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02115,
United States

September 05 – 07, 2014
Meeting of the Marked – Pittsburgh
Monroeville Convention Center
101 Mall Boulevard
Monroeville, Pennsylvania 15146,
United States

September 05 – 07, 2014
Montreal Art & Tattoo Expo
Gare Windsor
1100, De La Gauchetiere,
Montreal, QC, H3B 2S2,

September 12 – 14, 2014
Jacksonville Tattoo Convention
Wyndham Jacksonville Riverwalk
1515 Prudential Drive,
Jacksonville, FL 32207
United States

September 12 – 14, 2014
United Ink Flight 914
Cradle of Aviation Museum,

October 03 – 05, 2014
Tommy’s Tattoo Convention
Connecticut Convention Center
100 Columbus Boulevard #400
Hartford, CT 06103,
United States

October 17 – 19, 2014
The Calgary Tattoo & Arts Festival
BMO Centre (Stampede Park)‎
20 Roundup Way SE,
Calgary, AB T2G 2W1 T2G 2W1,

November 14 – 16, 2014
Ottawa Gatineau Tattoo Expo
Hilton Lac-Leamy
3 Boulevard du Casino
Gatineau-Ottawa, QC J8Y 6X4,

April 11 – 13, 2015
Hell City Tattoo Fest – Columbus
Hyatt Regency Columbus
350 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215
United States






July 12 – 13, 2014
Milton Keynes Ink Expo

MK DONs Arena
Stadium Way West, Bletchley,
Milton Keynes MK1 1ST,
United Kingdom

July 18 – 20, 2014
Tattoo Week Sao Paulo
Expo Center Norte
Rua José Bernardo Pinto, 333 – Vila Guilherme
São Paulo – SP, 02055-000

July 19 – 20, 2014
Memel Tattoo Convention
Teatro Gatvė,
Klaipėda County,

July 19 – 20, 2014
Cardiff Tattoo and Toy Convention
Mercure Cardiff Holland House Hotel and Spa,
24-26 Newport Rd, Caerdydd, Cardiff,
South Glamorgan CF24 0DD,
United Kingdom

July 25 – 26, 2014
10th International Tattoo Convention Stavanger
Sjøhusene i Stavanger
Nedre Holmegate 12,
4006 Stavanger,

July 26 – 27, 2014
Tattoo Convetion Heilbronn
Block E – Altes E-werk
Lichtenbergstraße 23,
75031 Eppingen,

July 26 – 27, 2014
Portsmouth International Tattoo Convention
Portsmouth Guildhall
Guildhall Square, Portsmouth,
Hampshire PO1 2AB,
United Kingdom

August 02 – 04, 2014
7th Starfire Tattoo Weekend
Stadthalle Hiltrup
Westfalenstraße 197,
48165 Münster,

August 02 – 03, 2014
Manchester International Tattoo Show
Manchester Central Convention Complex
Windmill Street, Petersfield,
Manchester M2 3GX,
United Kingdom

August 15 – 17, 2014
Panama City Ink Fest
Palacio Dorado (Centro comercial Plaza Mirage)
Av. Ricardo J. Alfaro
Panama City

August 15 – 17, 2014
Titanic International Tattoo Convention Belfast

Titanic Building Belfast

1 Queens Rd, Titanic Quarter
Belfast BT3 9EP,
United Kingdom

August 15 – 17, 2014
Australian Tattoo & Body Art Expo – Adelaide
Goyder Pavilion, Adelaide Showground

Goodwood Rd,
Wayville SA 5034,

August 22 – 24, 2014
Ti-Tattoo Convention Lugano
Centro Esposizioni Lugano
Via Campo Marzio
6900 Lugano

August 22 – 24, 2014
Cagliari Tattoo Convention
Hotel Setar
Via Lipari 1/3, 09045
Quartu S. Elena (Cagliari)

August 23 – 24, 2014
17th Tattoo Convention Luxemburg Vianden
Centre Larei
Rue Charles Mathias André,

September 05 – 05, 2014
Freetown Tattoo Convention
Den Grå Hal‎
Refshalevej 2
1432 Copenhagen,

September 13 – 14, 2014
Tattoo Expo Assen
De Bonte Wever
Stadsbroek 17
9405BK Assen

September 26 – 28, 2014
London International Tattoo Convention
Tobacco Dock
50 Porters Walk
London E1W 2SF
United Kingdom

September 28 – 29, 2014
10th Tattoo Show Buenos Aires
Hotel Bauen
Avenida Callao 360
Buenos Aires, Capital Federal,

October 03 – 05, 2014
Huskvarna Rock & Art Weekend
Stationsgatan 24,
56133 Huskvarna,

October 10 – 12, 2014
Tattoo Convention Krefeld
Seidenweberhaus Krefeld
Theaterplatz 1
47798 Krefeld,

October 11 – 12, 2014
Cezanne Tattoo Ink
21 Avenue de l’Europe
13090 Aix-en-Provence,


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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