Tattoo Conventions Worldwide

namericaheadOctober 10 – 12, 2014
Body Art Expo - San Diego
San Diego Concourse‎
202 C Street
San Diego, CA 92101,
United States

October 10 – 12, 2014
Portland Tattoo Expo
Portland Metropolitan Exposition Center
2060 North Marine Drive
Portland, OR 97217,
United States

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

October 17 – 19, 2014
Providence Tattoo Arts Convention
Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center
2350 Beach Blvd,
Biloxi, MS 39531,
United States

October 17 – 19, 2014
Inktoberfest Tattoo Convention
Rhode Island Convention Center
1 Sabin St,
Providence, RI 02903,
United States

October 24 – 26, 2014
Ottawa Gatineau Tattoo Expo
Hilton Lac-Leamy
3 Boulevard du Casino
Gatineau-Ottawa, QC J8Y 6X4,

October 24 – 26, 2014
Bay Area Tattoo Convention
Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport‎
1333 Bayshore Highway
Burlingame, CA 94010,
United States

October 24 – 26, 2014
Gathering Of The Giants Tattoo & Arts Convention
Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition
10901 Coral Way
Miami, FL 33165,
United States

October 24 – 26, 2014
Westchester Tattoo Convention
Westchester County Center
198 Central Avenue
White Plains, NY 10606,
United States

October 30 – November 02, 2014
Wicked West Tattoo Fest
Circus Circus
2880 S Las Vegas Blvd,
Las Vegas, NV 89109,
United States

October 31 – November 02, 2014
New Orleans Tattoo Voodoo Expo
Best Western Plus Landmark Hotel
2601 Severn Avenue
Metairie, LA 70002,
United States

November 21 – 23, 2014
South Coast Tattoo Show
Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa
3050 Bristol St,
Costa Mesa, CA 92626,
United States

December 05 – 07, 2014
Due South Tattoo Expo
South Beach Biloxi Hotel
1735 Beach Blvd,
Biloxi, MS 39531,
United States

January 09 – 11, 2014
Minneapolis Tattoo Arts Convention
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
1300 Nicollet Mall,
Minneapolis, MN 55403,
United States

January 16 – 18, 2014
DC Tattoo Expo
Crystal Gateway Marriott
1700 Jefferson Davis Highway,
Arlington, VA 22202,
United States

February 13 – 15, 2014
Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention
Pennsylvania Convention Center
1101 Arch St,
Philadelphia, PA 19107,
United States

March 6th – 8th 2015
” 20th Annual Motor City Tattoo Expo”
Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center
Detroit Michigan 48243
Hotel Reservations: 877 – 901-6632
(Be sure to mention the Motor City Tattoo Expo)
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April 10 – 12, 2015
Baltimore Tattoo Arts Convention
The Baltimore Convention Center
1 W Pratt St, Baltimore,
Maryland 21201,
United States

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

April 17-18-19 
17th Expo Tattoo MTL-laval 2015
Centre SporXpo 2890 Bl Dagenais Laval H7P 1T1


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

May 29-30-31 2015
Centre des Colngrès de Québec
1000 Boulevard René-Lévesque Est,Québec City


August 07 – 09, 2015
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






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,

October 18 – 19, 2014
Tattoo Convention Bayreuth
Bärenhalle Bindlach
Hirtenackerstraße 47,
95463 Bindlach,

October 24 – 26, 2014
Nordic Ink Festival
Arena Nord
Rimmens Alle 37,
9900 Frederikshavn,

October 24 – 26, 2014
Evian Tattoo Show
Palais des Congrès d’Evian-les-Bains‎
Place Peintre Charles Cottet
74500 Évian-Les-Bains,

October 31 – November 02, 2014
Parc des expositions de Perpignan – Le Grand Hall
Avenue du Palais des Expositions
66000 Perpignan

November 01 – 02, 2014
Tattoo Convention Kiel
An der Halle 400
1, 24143 Kiel,

November 02, 2014
Tattoosunday Brugge
Studio Hall
Boogschutterslaan 41,
Sint-Kruis (Brugge),

November 07 – 09, 2014
Brussels Tattoo Convention
Tour & Taxis
Avenue du Port 86,
1000 Brussels,

November 08 – 09, 2014
Tattoo Messe Augsburg
Augsburger Schwabenhallen Messe‎
Am Messezentrum 5
86159 Augsburg,

November 08 – 09, 2014
Schweinfurter Tattoo & Art Convention
Am Steinig 1
97456 Dittelbrunn

November 15 – 16, 2014
Troyes Tattoo Show
Parc des Expositions de Troyes
20 Rue des Gayettes,
10000 Troyes,

December 05 – 07, 2014
Moosburg Tattoo Convention
Stadthalle‎ Moosburg
Breitenbergstraße 18
85368 Moosburg,

January 10 – 11, 2015
Salon de Tatouage Toulouse
Diagora Espace de Congrès et d’Exposition
Rue Pierre-Gilles de Gennes
31670 Labège,

February 01 – 02, 2015
Tattoo Convention Dresden
Eventwerk Dresden
Hermann-Mende-Straße 1
01099 Dresden,

March 27 – 29, 2015
Tattoo Tours
Parc des Expositions de Tours
Rue Camille Chautemps,
37000 Tours,

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



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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