Tattoo Conventions Worldwide

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June 25 – 28, 2015
Reno Rockabilly Riot
John Ascuaga’s Nugget
1100 Nugget Ave,
Sparks, NV 89431,
United States

June 26 – 28, 2015
NYC Urban Tattoo Convention
Industry City Bush Terminal
233 37th Street,
Brooklyn, NY 11232,
United States

June 26 – 28, 2015
Asheville Tattoo & Piercing Expo
Asheville Civic Center
87 Haywood St,
Asheville, NC 28801,
United States


July 3 – 5, 2015
St. John’s Tattoo Convention
Bella Vista
Torbay Rd,
Newfoundland and Labrador,
Canada

July 3 – 5, 2015
Ink and Art Tattoo Expo
Santa Fe Convention and Visitors Bureau
201 W Marcy Ave,
Santa Fe, NM 87501
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 10 – 12, 2015
Duke City Tattoo Fiesta
Isleta Casino & Resort
11000 Broadway Blvd SE,
Albuquerque, NM 87105,
United States

July 17 – 19, 2015
Body Art Expo – Pomona Show
Fairplex
1101 W McKinley Ave,
Pomona, CA 91768,
United States

July 17 – 19, 2015
Okanagan Tattoo Show
Parkinson Rec Center
1800 Parkinson Way,
Kelowna, BC
Canada

July 17 – 19, 2015
Inkmasters Tattoo Show – Corpus Christi
Ortiz Center
402 Harbor Dr,
Corpus Christi, TX 78401
United States

July 17 – 19, 2015
Texas Tattoo Showdown Festival
Coliseum of El Paso
4100 East Paisano Drive,
El Paso, TX 79905-4324,
United States

July 17 – 19, 2015
Inktoberfest’s Inkin The Coast
Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center
2350 Beach Blvd,
Biloxi, MS 39531,
United States

July 24 – 26, 2015
Live Free Or Die Tattoo Expo
Radisson Hotel Manchester
700 Elm Street,
Manchester, NH 03101-2599,
United States

July 24 – 26, 2015
Visionary Tattoo Arts Festival
Asbury Park Convention Hall
1300 Ocean Avenue,
Asbury Park, NJ 07712,
United States

July 31 – August 2, 2015
Niagara Tattoo Expo
Conference Center of Niagara Falls
101 Old Falls Street,
Niagara Falls, Ny 14301,
United States

July 31 – August 2, 2015
Fort McMurray Rock N’ Ink Fest
Casman Centre
110 Eymundson Rd,
Fort McMurray, AB T9H 5A5,
Canada


August 07 – 09, 2015
Ink-N-Iron
Bicentennial Mall State Park
600 James Robertson Pkwy,
Nashville, TN 37243,
United States

Aug 7 – 9, 2015
Pacific Ink & Art Expo – Hawaii
Neal S. Blaisdell Center
777 Ward Avenue,
Honolulu, HI 96814,
United States

Aug 7 – 9, 2015
20th South Florida Tattoo Expo
Marriott Coral Springs Hotel
11775 Heron Bay Boulevard,
Coral Springs, FL 33076,
United States

Aug 14 – 16, 2015
Wildwood Tattoo Beach Bash
Wildwoods Convention Center
4501 Boardwalk,
Wildwood, NJ 08260,
United States

Aug 14 – 16, 2015
Ink Life Tour 2015 – Longview
Maude Cobb Event Center
100 Grand Blvd,
Longview, TX 75604
United States

Aug 14 – 16, 2015
Seattle Tattoo Expo
Fisher Pavilion Seattle Center
305 Harrison Street,
Seattle, WA 98109
United States

Aug 14 – 16, 2015
Virginia Beach Tattoo Festival
Virginia Beach Convention Center
1000 19th Street,
Virginia Beach, VA 23451,
United States

Aug 14 – 16, 2015
Grand Tattoo You 24
Grand Casino Hinckley
777 Lady Luck Dr
Hinckley, MN 55037
United States

Aug 21 – 23, 2015
3rd Annual West Virginia Tattoo Expo
Morgantown Event Center
Three Waterfront Place
Morgantown, WV 26501
United States

Aug 21 – 23, 2015
The Boston Tattoo Convention
Sheraton Boston Hotel
39 Dalton St
Boston, MA 02199
United States

Aug 28 – 30, 2015
Hell City Tattoo Fest – Phoenix
Arizona Biltmore Resort & SPA
2400 East Missouri Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85016
United States

Aug 28 – 30, 2015
Jacksonville Tattoo Convention
Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village
500 South Legacy Trail
St. Augustine, FL.32092
United States

Aug 28 – 30, 2015
1st Annual Chicago Downtown Tattoo Arts Convention
Hyatt Regency Chicago
151 E Upper Wacker Dr,
Chicago, IL 60601
United States

Aug 28 – 30, 2015
Knoxville Tattoo Convention
Holiday Inn Knoxville Dwtn Fair Park
525 Henley Street
Knoxville, TN 37902,
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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June 26 – 28, 2015
16th Midleton Tattoo Show
Midleton Rugby Club
Towns Park,
Midleton, Co.Cork,
Ireland

June 27 – 27, 2015
International Tattoo Fest – Fiľakovo
Fiľakovo
stadium FTC gym,
street sports,
Slovakia

June 27 – 27, 2015
1. Runway Tattoo Session – Hrade Králové
Jana Černého 109/14
503 41 Hradec Králové
Czech Republic

June 27 – 27, 2015
Cataratas Tattoo Festival
Tetris Container Hostel
Av. das Cataratas,
639 – Vila Yolanda, PR
Brazil

July 3 – 5, 2015
Festival Tatouage de Chaudes-Aigues
Mairie Square
15110 Chaudes-Aigues,
Cantal
France

July 3 – 5, 2015
Tattooconvention Bodensee
Euregia and Graf Zeppelin
88045 Friedrichshafen,
Germany

July 4 – 5, 2015
3º Expo Tattoopeba
Parque de Exposições
Paraopeba – Minas Gerais,
Brazil

July 4 – 5, 2015
Body Art Expo Dublin
The Helix DCU
Collins Avenue,
Glasnevin, Dublin 9
Ireland

July 4 – 5, 2015
Southampton Tattoo Festival
The Ageas Bowl
Botley Road,
Southampton, Hampshire S030 3XH
United Kingdom

July 4 – 5, 2015
Tattoo Expo Koblenz
Schloss Arenfels
Schlossweg 1,
53557 Bad Hönningen
Germany

July 4 – 5, 2015
Tatouage au Village
Chaudes-Aigues
France

July 5 – 6, 2015
Tattoo Convencion Cordoba
Studio Theater
Rosario de Santa Fe 272,
5000 Cordoba,
Argentina

July 10 – 12 2015
1st Creta International Tattoo Convention
Athlitikes Egkatastasis
Iraklio 713 03,
Greece

July 10 – 12, 2015
Tattoo Rock Fest Goiânia
SOL MUSIC HALL
Av Quitandinha n°600 Setor Jaó,
Goiânia – GO, 74673-060,
Brazil

July 11 – 12, 2015
Tattoo Convention Brugge
Beurshal
Hauwerstraat 2,
8000 Brugge,
Belgium

July 11 – 12, 2015
Tattoo Fest Ayia Napa
Pavlo Napa Beach Hotel
Ayia Napa,
Cyprus

July 17 – 19, 2015
Transilvania Tattoo Expo
Casa de Cultură a Sindicatelor
Piata Unirii, Sibiu,
Romania

July 11 – 12, 2015
Tattoo Convention Brugge
Beurshal
Hauwerstraat 2,
8000 Brugge,
Belgium

July 18 – 19, 2015
Tattoo Convention Middelkerke
Sporthal De Branding
Populierenlaan 35,
8430 Middelkerke,
Belgium

July 18 – 19, 2015
Guatemayan Tattoo Convention
Industry Park
6A Calle,
Guatemala City 01009,
Guatemala

July 18 – 19, 2015
Powys Charity Tattoo Convention
Community Centre
Mount Lane,
Llanidloes, Powys SY18 6EZ,
United Kingdom

July 18 – 19, 2015
Tattoo Music Fest
Club Las Vegas Nevada
Calle 59 N. 13 – 65 Chapinero Estación de la 63,
57 Bogotá,
Colombia

July 24 – 26, 2015
Moscow International Tattoo Week
Tishinskaya pl., 1
Moskva,
Russia

July 24 – 26, 2015
Tattoo Week Sao Paulo
Expo Center Norte
Rua José Bernardo Pinto, 333 – Vila Guilherme,
São Paulo – SP, 02055-000
Brazil

July 24 – 25, 2015
11th International Tattoo Convention Stavanger
Sjøhusene i Stavanger
Nedre Holmegate 12,
4006 Stavanger,
Norway

July 24 – 26, 2015
Tattoo Convetion Heilbronn
Block E – Altes E-werk
Lichtenbergstraße 23,
75031 Eppingen,
Germany

July 24 – 25, 2015
Unique Art Tattoo Festival
Kulttuuri- Ja kongressikeskus Verkatehdas Oy
Paasikiventie 2,
Hämeenlinna,
Finland

July 25 – 26, 2015
Gdansk Tattoo Konwent
AmberExpo
Żaglowa 11,
80-560 Gdańsk,
Poland

July 25 – 26, 2015
Portsmouth International Tattoo Convention
Portsmouth Guildhall
Guildhall Square, Portsmouth,
Hampshire PO1 2AB,
United Kingdom

July 25 – 26, 2015
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, 2015
2nd Expo Playa Del Carmen International Tattoo
The Reef Coco Beach
Luis Donaldo Colosio,
77728 Playa del Carmen, Q.R.
Mexico

July 31 – August 2, 2015
8th Starfire Tattoo Weekend
Stadthalle Hiltrup
Westfalenstraße 197,
48165 Münster,
Germany

July 31 – August 2, 2015
Titanic International Tattoo Convention Belfast
Titanic Building Belfast
1 Queens Rd, Titanic Quarter,
Belfast BT3 9EP,
United Kingdom

Aug 6 – 9, 2015
Bolivia Tattoo Convention
Centro Boliviano Americano
Pque. Zenon Iturralde # 121,
Av. Arce, La Paz,
Bolivia

Aug 7 – 9, 2015
25th Berlin Tattoo Convention
Arena Berlin
Eichenstraße 4,
12435 Berlin
Germany

Aug 7 – 9, 2015
Summer Tattoo Festival
Mamamia
Via Enrico Mattei, 32,
60019 Senigallia Ancona,
Italy

Aug 7 – 9, 2015
Tattoo Jam
Doncaster Racecourse
Leger Way,
Doncaster DN2 6BB,
United Kingdom

Aug 8 – 9, 2015
Tattoo The Sun Fesztivál
Dürer Kert
1146 Budapest,
Ajtósi Dürer sor 19-21,
Hungary

Aug 8 – 9, 2015
Tattoo Convention Bourgas
Sport Hall PMG Burgas
ulitsa “Tsar Simeon I” 97,
8000 Burgas
Bulgaria

Aug 14 – 16, 2015
Panama City Ink Fest
Hotel El Panama Convention Center
Via Espana 111, Street Eusebio A. Morales,
P.O. Box 0816-06754
Panama

Aug 14 – 16, 2015
Tatcon Blackpool
Norbreck Castle Hotel
Queen’s Promenade,
Blackpool, Lancashire FY2 9AA
United Kingdom

Aug 14 – 16, 2015
2ª Expo Tattoo Floripa
Centro Sul Hotel
Florianópolis, SC,
Brazil

Aug 14 – 16, 2015
Tucuman Tattoo Festival
Usina Del Bicentenario
AV.Sarmiento 1100,
SM. de Tucuman, Tucuman
Argentina

Aug 14 – 16, 2015
Expo Tattoo Limeira
Centro Municipal de Eventos
Av. Maria Theresa Camargo, 1525,
Limeira – SP
Brazil

Aug 14 – 16, 2015
Monster’s Tattoo Expo
Club Deportivo Pringles
Colón 1257
5700 San Luis
Argentina

Aug 15 – 16, 2015
2º Tattoo Fest Salvador
Centro de Convenções da Bahia
Salvador,
Bahia,
Brazil

Aug 15 – 16, 2015
Dundee Tattoo Convention
Abertay University
Kydd Building, Bell Street
Dundee, Dundee City DD1 1HG
United Kingdom

Aug 15 – 16, 2015
7th Norwich Body Art Festival
The Open Youth Venue
20 Bank Plain,
Norwich, Norfolk NR2 4SF
United Kingdom

Aug 20 – 24, 2015
Siberian Tattoo Festival
Сосновка
Novosibirsk, 630049
Russia

Aug 21 – 23, 2015
World Tattoo Ink Brazil Convention
Hotel Beira Rio
Rua Luiz de Queiroz, 51 – Centro, Piracicaba –
SP, 13400-780,
Brazil

Aug 21 – 23, 2015
Cagliari Tattoo Convention
Hotel Setar
Via Lipari 1/3, 09045
Quartu S. Elena (Cagliari)
Italy

Aug 21 – 23, 2015
Tattoo Ink International Convention Brasil
Espaço Cassiano Ricardo
Av. Cassiano Ricardo – Jardim Alvorada
São José dos Campos – SP, 12240-540
Brazil

Aug 22 – 23, 2015
18th Tattoo Convention Luxemburg Vianden
Centre Larei
Rue Charles Mathias André,
Vianden,
Luxembourg

Aug 28 – 30, 2015
Ti-Tattoo Convention Lugano
Centro Esposizioni Lugano
Via Campo Marzio
6900 Lugano
Switzerland

Aug 28 – 30, 2015
9th Stockholm Ink Bash
Münchenbryggeriet Event & Konferens
Torkel Knutssonsgatan 2,
118 25 Stockholm
Sweden

Aug 29 – 30, 2015
Ink’n’roll Tattoo Festival Chateauroux
Salle des Fetes
Avenue Daniel Bernardet,
36000 Châteauroux,
France

Aug 29 – 30, 2015
Expo Tattoo Guadalajara
Calle 2
Av. Parres Arias y Periférico s/n Parque Industrial Belenes,
45150 Zapopan, Jalisco,
Mexico

Aug 29 – 30, 2015
TattooBash Oberhausen
Turbinenhalle Oberhausen
Im Lipperfeld 23,
46047 Oberhausen
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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