Tattoo Conventions Worldwide

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June 19-21st 2015
The 17th Annual Toronto show.
Northern Ink Xposure 2015
World’s top Tattooists
Westin Harbor Castle
1 Harbor Square, Toronto.NIX 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 8 – 10, 2015

One Nation Under Ink Tattoo Convention
Chinook Winds Casino
1777 NW 44th St, Lincoln City,
OR 97367
United States

May 8 – 10, 2015
Full Moon Tattoo & Horror Festival
Music City Center
201, 5th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37203
United States

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

May 15 – 17, 2015
Body Accents Tattoo Expo
Mesa Convention Center
263 N Center St, Mesa,
Arizona 85201
United States

May 15 – 17, 2015
Ink Masters Tatt2 Show – Killen
Courtyard by Marriott Killeen
1721 E Central Texas Expy,
Killeen, TX 76541
United States

May 15 – 17, 2015
Silverstate Tattoo and Arts Festival
Peppermill Casino‎
2707 South Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89502
United States

May 16 – 18, 2015
Maritime Tattoo Festival
Halifax Forum
2901 Windsor Street
Halifax, NS B3K 5E5
Canada

May 29 – 31 2015
1st Art Tattoo Show Québec
Centre des Colngrès de Québec
1000 Boulevard René-Lévesque Est,Québec City
Canada
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May 29 – 31, 2015
Tattoo Mania Expo West Palm Beach
Palm Beach County Convention Center
650 Okeechobee Blvd
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
United States


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


July 10 – 12, 2015
NY Empire State Tattoo Expo
New York Hilton Midtown
1335 Avenue of the Americas,
New York, NY 10019
United States

July 10 – 12, 2015
Ink In The Clink
Ohio State Reformatory
100 Reformatory Rd,
Mansfield, OH 44905
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
Ink-N-Iron
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

September 18-20 2015
3rd Annual Steel City Tattoo Convention
at the David L Lawrence Convention Center
located at 1000 Ft Duquense Blvd
Pittsburgh PA 15222


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

November 13 – 15, 2015
The Ottawa-Gatineau Tattoo Expo 7 “Clash of the Titans”
http://ottawatattooexpo.com/
 The Hilton lac Leamy , 3, Boulevard du Casino, Gatineau-Ottawa, Quebec, J8Y 6X4

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May 01 – 03, 2015Tattoo Weekend CHIUDUNO
Centro Fiera Chiuduno
Via Martiri della Libertà
24060 Chiuduno BG
Italy

May 01 – 03, 2015
Tattoo Convention des Trois Frontières Colmar
Colmar Expo
Avenue de la Foire aux Vins
68000 Colmar
France

May 02 – 03, 2015
Oeste Fest Tattoo
Centro de Convivência Padre Miguel
Rua Francisco Real, 365
Padre Miguel – Rio de Janeiro
Brazil

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

May 02 – 03, 2015
Freiburg Tattoo Weekend
Mooswaldhalle
Hochdorfer Straße 16 A
79108 Freiburg im Breisgau
Germany

May 08 – 10, 2015
Montpellier Tattoo Convention
Le Zénith
2733 Avenue Albert Einstein
34000 Montpellier
France

May 08 – 10, 2015
Flensburg Tattoo Convention
Erlebnis-Center Sportland
Raiffeisenstraße 13,
24941 Flensburg
Germany

May 08 – 10, 2015
Bergen Tattoo Convention
Logen Teater AS
Øvre Ole Bulls plass 6,
5012 Bergen
Norway

May 08 – 10, 2015
Maiden City Ink
Everglades Hotel
Prehen Road BT47 2NS
Northern Ireland
United Kingdom

May 08 – 10, 2015
International Tattoo Expo Roma
Palazzo dei Congressi
Piazza John Fitzgerald Kennedy
00144 Roma
Italy

May 08 – 10, 2015
Örebro International Tattoo & Arts Festival
Conventum Arena
Fabriksgatan 28 70223
Örebro
Sweden

May 09 – 10, 2015
Convention Tattoo Chalon-Sur-Saone
Parc des Expositions
1 Rue d’Amsterdam
71100 Chalon-sur-Saône
France

May 09 – 10, 2015
Tattoo Convention Erfurt
Thüringenhalle
Werner-Seelenbinder-Str 2,
99096 Erfurt
Germany

May 09 – 10, 2015
Tattoo Expo Magdeburg
Messe Magdeburg
Tessenowstraße 9a
39114 Magdeburg
Germany

May 15 – 17, 2015
Liverpool Tattoo Convention
Britannia Adelphi Hotel
Ranelagh Place
Liverpool,L3 5UL
United Kingdom

May 15 – 17, 2015
Copenhagen Ink Festival
TAP1
Ny Carlsberg Vej 91
1760 Copenhagen
Denmark

May 15 – 17, 2015
Athens Tattoo Convention
Tae Kwon Do Stadium at Faliron Bay
Athens
Greece

May 16 – 17, 2015
Tattoo Convention Bamberg
Hauptsmoorhalle‎
Hauptsmoorstraße 96129
Strullendorf
Germany

May 16 – 17, 2015
Needle Art Convention
BRESS Sportcenter
Nieuwe Inslag 99
4817 GN Breda
The Netherlands

May 16 – 17, 2015
Alchemy Tattoo Expo
Salle Polyvalente‎
Rue des Industries 11
1964 Conthey
Switzerland

May 22 – 24, 2015
Tattoo Expo Napoli
Mostra D’Oltremare‎
Piazzale Vincenzo Tecchio, 52
80125 Naples
Italy

May 22 – 24, 2015
Int. Tattoo Convention – The Storm
Luxexpo‎
10 Circuit de La Foire Internationale,
1347 Luxemburg City
Luxembourg

May 22 – 24, 2015
International Tattoo Show Prague
Průmyslový Palác‎
U Výstaviště
170 00 Prague 7
Czech Republic

May 22 – 24, 2015
Tattoo Convention Belgrade
Bask Prestige Hotel‎
24 Bulevar vojvode Mišića
Beograd
Serbia

May 22 – 24, 2015
Tattoo Collection Kiev
The National Complex «Expocenter of Ukraine»‎
1 Glushkova Ave.
01033 Kiev
Ukraine

May 23 – 24, 2015
Ink & Oil Tattoo and Art Convention
Peterborough Arena
The East of England Showground,
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire PE2 6XE
United Kingdom

May 23 – 24, 2015
Zurich Tattoo Show
X-Tra Hotel
Limmatstrasse 118
CH-8005 Zürich
Switzerland

May 23 – 24, 2015
Northern Ireland Tattoo Convention
The Ulster Hall
34 Bedford St, Belfast,
County Antrim BT2 7FF
United Kingdom

May 23 – 24, 2015
The Great British Tattoo Show
Alexandra Palace
Alexandra Palace Way
London N22 7AY
United Kingdom

May 29 – 31, 2015
Tattoo Jam Radom
Katakumby
Plac Stare Miasto 11,
Radom
Poland

May 29 – 31, 2015
Amsterdam Tattoo Convention
Amsterdam RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre
Europaplein,
1078 GZ Amsterdam
Netherlands

May 29 – 31, 2015
Kerry International Tattoo Convention
College St
Killarney
Co. Kerry
Ireland

May 30 – 31, 2015
Massilia Tattoo Fest
Dock Des Suds
12 Rue Urbain V,
13002 Marseille
France

May 30 – 31, 2015
La Louvière Tattoo Convention
Salle Omnisport de Bouvy
rue de Bouvy, 127
7100 La Louvière
Belgium

May 30 – 31, 2015
JKL Tattoo Convention
Jyväskylän Paviljonki
Lutakonaukio 12,
40100 Jyväskylä
Finland

May 30 – 31, 2015
Tattoo Messe Ingolstadt
Bezirkssportanlage Nord-Ost
Wirffelstraße 25
85055 Ingolstadt
Germany






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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