Tattoo Conventions Worldwide

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08 – 10 January 2016
7th Minneapolis Tattoo Arts Convention
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
1300 Nicollet Mall,,
Minneapolis, MN 55403,
United States

15 – 16 January 2016
6th DC Tattoo Expo
Crystal Gateway Marriott
1700 Jefferson Davis Highway,,
Arlington, VA 22202,
United States

29 – 31 January 2016
2016 Golden State Tattoo Expo
Pasadena Convention Center
300 E Green St,
Pasadena, CA 91101,
United States

29 – 31 January 2016
Due South Tattoo Expo
Golden Nugget Biloxi
151 Beach Blvd,
Biloxi, MS 39530,
United States

29 – 31 January 2016
1st Cleveland Tattoo Arts Convention
Cleveland Convention Center
300 Lakeside Ave E,
Cleveland, OH 44114,
United States

05 – 07 February 2016
Ink Masters Tatt2 Show
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center
1501 Mac Davis Ln,
Lubbock, TX 79401,
United States

12 – 14 February 2016
Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention 2016
Pennsylvania Convention Center
1101 Arch St,,
Philadelphia, PA 19107,,
United States

04 – 06 March 2016
21st Annual Motor City Tattoo Expo
Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center
400 Renaissance Center,,
Detroit, MI 48243,
United States

18 – 20 March 2016
Chicago Rosemont Tattoo Arts Convention
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
9291 Bryn Mawr Ave,
Rosemont, IL 60018,
United States

31 March – 03 April 2016
17th Annual Tattoofest
Bradenton Area Convention Center
1 Haben Blvd,
Palmetto, FL 34221,
United States

June 11-12-13 2016
Le Terminal/Espace Dalhousie
84 Rue Dalhousie
Québec, QC G1K
September 09-10-11 2016
Place Bonaventure
800 de La Gauchetière W.
Montreal.Quebec

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08 – 10 January 2016
Party in Paradise Tattoo Expo
Cebu Trade Hall
3rd Level North Reclamation Area, SM City Cebu, Philippines,
Cebu City – 6000 Cebu,
Philippines

09 – 10 January 2016
Convention de Tatouage Toulouse
Diagora Espace de Congrès et d’Exposition
Rue Pierre-Gilles de Gennes,
31670 Labège,,
France

15 – 17 January 2016
Tattoo Expo Zwickau
Neue Welt Zwickau
Leipziger Straße 182,
08058 Zwickau,,
Germany

15 – 17 January 2016
Goa Tattoo Festival
Tito’s White house
Arpora-Siolim road,
Anjuna 403 509,
India

15 – 17 January 2016
Ibague Art Festival Del Tatuaje 2016
CENTRO DE CONVENCIONES Alfonso Lopez Pumarejo IBAGUE
Gobernación Del Tolima,
Ibague, Tolima,
Colombia

22 – 24 January 2016
Tattoo Week Sao Paulo
Centro de Convenções SulAmérica
Av. Paulo de Frontin, 1 – Cidade Nova,
Rio de Janeiro – RJ,
Brazil

22 – 24 January 2016
International Tattoo Convention of Geneva
Salle des fêtes
Rue Ancienne 37,
1227 Carouge GE,
Switzerland

23 – 24 January 2016
4th Urban Ink Fest
Waregem Expo
Zuiderlaan 20,
8790 Waregem,
Belgium

28 – 31 January 2016
Venezuela Expo Tattoo
Teatro Urban Cuplé
Av. La Estancia,,
Caracas 1061,,
Venezuela

29 – 31 January 2016
Carrara Tattoo Expo
CARRARAFIERE SRL
Viale Galileo Galilei, 133,
54033 Marina di Carrara MS,
Italy

29 – 31 January 2016
3º Tramandai Tattoo Fest
Centro de Eventos de Tramandaí
Tramandaí,
Rio Grande do Sul,,
Brazil

30 – 31 January 2016
East Flanders Tattoo Convention
Festivalhal Donkmeer
Donklaan 125,
9290 Berlare,
Belgium

31 January 2016
Tattoo Freeze 2016
The International Centre Telford
St Quentin Gate,
Telford, Shropshire TF3 4JH,
United Kingdom

05 – 07 February 2016
Milano Tattoo Convention
Hotel Quark
Via Lampedusa, 11/3,
20141 Milano,,
Italy

05 – 07 February 2016
Convencion de Tatuajes Neuquen
Espacio Duam
San Mart n 5901,,
Neuqu n, Neuquen,
Argentina

06 – 07 February 2016
Tattoo Convention Wels 2016
Messe Wels GmbH
Messeplatz 1,
4600 Wels,
Austria

06 – 07 February 2016
Tattoo Convention Dresden
Eventwerk Dresden
Hermann-Mende-Straße 1,
01099 Dresden,,
Germany

13 – 14 February 2016
19èm Lyon Tattoo Convention
Mixed Doubles
19 Avenue Gaston Berger,,
69100 Villeurbanne,,
France

12 – 14 February 2016
5th Sevilla Tattoo Convention
Hotel NH Collection Sevilla
Avda Diego Martinez Barrio, 8,
41013 Sevilla,
Spain

20 – 21 February 2016
4. Mexicali Tattoo Expo
CEART (Centro Estatal de las Artes)
Colonia San Isidro,,
Mexicali, Baja California,,
Mexico

20 – 21 February 2016
Tattoo Convention Fulda
Wartenberg Oval
Stangenweg 26,
36367 Wartenberg,
Germany

20 – 21 February 2016
Tattooconvention Lichtenfels
Stadthalle Lichtenfels
Schützenstraße 1,,
96215 Lichtenfels,,
Germany

27 – 28 February 2016
Maastricht Tattoo Expo
MECC Maastricht
Forum 100,
6229 GV Maastricht,
Netherlands

04 – 06 March 2016
12th Tattoo Show Buenos Aires
La Rural
Juncal 4431,
1425 Buenos Aires,
Argentina

04 – 06 March 2016
21. Tattoo Convention Karlsruhe
Festhalle Durlach
Kanzlerstraße 13,
76227 Karlsruhe,
Germany

05 – 06 March 2016
Tattoo Tea Party 2016
EventCity
Phoenix Way,, Barton Dock Rd,,
Urmston, Manchester M41,,
United Kingdom

11 – 13 March 2016
Australian Tattoo & Body Art Expo Sydney
Royal Hall of Industries
Lang Road, Moore Park,,
New South Wales, 2021 – Sydney,
Australia

11 – 13 March 2016
Tattoo Ink Explosion 7
Kaiser-Friedrich-Halle
Hohenzollernstraße 15,
41061 Moenchengladbach,
Germany

11 – 13 March 2016
Big Field Tattoo Festival
Clube dos Aliados
Estr. do Mendanha, 1025 – Campo Grande,
Rio de Janeiro – RJ,
Brazil

12 – 13 March 2016
Tattoo Convention Plauen
Festhalle Plauen‎
Äußere Reichenbacher Straße 4,
08529 Plauen,,
Germany

12 – 13 March 2016
17th Tattoo Convention Antwerp
Hangar 29 Waagnatie
Rijnkaai 150,
2000 Antwerp,,
Belgium

19 – 20 March 2016
6th Rotterdam Tattoo Convention
Ahoy Rotterdam
Ahoyweg 10,,
3084 BA Rotterdam,
The Netherlands

19 March 2016
Annual Logan Tattoo And Art Exhibition
Acacia Ridge Hotel
1386 Beaudesert Rd,
Acacia Ridge QLD 4110,
Australia

19 – 20 March 2016
Tattoo Convention Aschaffenburg
Maintalhalle
Jahnstraße 50,
63814 Mainaschaff,
Germany

19 – 20 March 2016
Girl’Ink Tattoo Show
Le Caroussel
Rue de la Ferme du Presbytère,
77330 Ozoir-la-Ferrière,
France

25 – 27 March 2016
TattooParty Boituva
Centro de Eventos Francisco Gianott
Pereira Inácio,
18550 Boituva,
Brazil

April 29 – May 1st
VENETIAN TATTOO GATHERING
Palazzo Zenobio
Dorsoduro 2596
30123 Venezia,
Italy

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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