There have been tattoo conventions all around the world for many years. They are a multi-day event that brings together tattoo artists, tattoo collectors, vendors, and entertainers as a celebration of tattoo culture. where guests may experience the tattooing industry up close and get acquainted with certain tattoo shops and tattoo artists. Today here we are going to talk about some of the upcoming tattoo convention events which are going to be held in 2023.

Upcoming tattoo convention events

  1. INK MASTERS TATTOO SHOW ARLINGTON

Date: 06-08 January 2023

Location: ARLINGTON EXPO CENTER 1200 BALLPARK WAY, ARLINGTON, TEXAS 76011, UNITED STATES

they are bringing 200 skilled tattoo artists converging in one place for YOUR tattoo requirements! You can find here all the diverse styles from realism, traditional, black and grey, and color tattoos. Throughout the weekend, there will be free tattoos valued at $1,200 up for grabs with the participating artists of your choosing! We’ll be giving away two free tattoos every day! With the purchase of your entrance pass, you are eligible for this free raffle. To participate in the raffle and win, you must be 18 years old. The winner must be 18 and have a valid ID.

Only at the door will tickets be sold! To receive a $5 discount on any pass (day or weekend), arrive before 5 pm on Friday.

Friday, from 1 to 11 p.m., is $25 ($5 discount before 5 p.m.)

Saturday: 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Sunday: 11:00 am to 9:00 pm equals $25.

$40 for a 3-day weekend pass

So, come to the fifth annual Ink Masters Tattoo Show in Arlington, Texas.

For detail please visit https://www.inkmasterstattooshow.com/

 

  1. POR VIDA TATTOO ART FESTIVAL 2023

Date: 06-08 January 2023

Location:  LAREDO INTERNATIONAL FAIR HIGHWAY 59 EAST, LAREDO, TEXAS 78043, UNITED STATES

In Laredo, Texas, the next spring of 2023, in a gorgeously sunny climate. Across 100 artists from all over the United States and beyond were present in 50 booths.

Apply for the artist booth your registration is here https://www.porvidatattoofest.com/basic-01

Or contact for more at https://www.porvidatattoofest.com/

 

  1. 14TH MINNEAPOLIS TATTOO ARTS FESTIVAL

Date: 06-08 January 2023

Location: HYATT REGENCY MINNEAPOLIS 1300 NICOLLET MALL, MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA 55403 UNITED STATES

Come and get inked by 350 of the best tattoo artists in the world, including the best regional, national, and international practitioners. In this event, Public tattooing will be performed by tattoo TV personalities! There will also be a large number of vendors selling anything from jewelry to clothing to industrial equipment. There are daily tattoo competitions where you can display your tattoos.

So, don’t miss the 14th Annual Minneapolis Tattoo Arts Festival, which offers something for everyone.

Tickets

$50 for 3-Day Pass; $25 for a Day Pass

Children under the age of 12 are free to enter.

Show time

Friday from 2 PM until 11 PM

Sat. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Sun. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

N.B. Health safety measurements will be taken at this event

For more details, please visit https://villainarts.com/tattoo-conventions-villain-arts/minneapolis-tattoo-arts-convention/

 

  1. 5TH OMAHA TATTOO ARTS FESTIVAL

Date: 13-15 January 2023

Location: CHI HEALTH CENTER OMAHA 455 N 10TH ST, OMAHA, NE 68102 UNITED STATES

Come get inked by more than 350+ of the best tattoo artists in the world, including the best regional, national, and international practitioners. Meet & Greet with Ink Master, Tattoos After Dark, and Best Ink stars from television. Public tattooing will be performed by tattoo TV personalities! There will also be a large number of vendors selling anything from jewelry to clothing to industrial equipment which you can find here. There are daily tattoo competitions where you can display your tattoos. There is something special for everyone at this event, so don’t miss it.

Tickets

$30 3-Day Pass; $20 Day Pass

For this concert, tickets are only available at the door.

Children under the age of 12 are free to enter.

Show time

Friday from 2 PM until 11 PM

Sat. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Sun. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

For more information please visit https://villainarts.com/tattoo-conventions-villain-arts/omaha-tattoo-arts-convention/

 

  1. The 25th Annual Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention

Date: 20-22 January 2023

Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, United States.

Both industry professionals and tattoo hobbyists will be attending the Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention. The public is encouraged to attend.

Come get inked by hundreds of the best tattoo artists in the world, including the best regional, national, and international practitioners. Meet & Greet with Ink Master, Tattoos After Dark, and Best Ink stars from television. Public tattooing will be performed by tattoo TV personalities! There will also be a large number of vendors selling anything from jewelry to clothing to industrial equipment. There are daily tattoo competitions where you can display your tattoos.

Show time

Friday 14:00 – 00:00

Saturday 11:00 – 00:00

Sunday 11:00 – 20:00

For more details please visit: https://villainarts.com/tattoo-conventions-villain-arts/philadelphia-tattoo-arts-convention/

 

  1. STAR OF TEXAS TATTOO ART REVIVAL 2023

Date: 27-29 January 2023

Location:  PALMER EVENTS CENTER 900 BARTON SPRINGS ROAD, AUSTIN, TEXAS 78704 UNITED STATES

An amazing event is going to take place in Texas. So, if you are a tattoo lover and live in Texas then don’t miss the event. The event is included tattooing, entertainment, vendors, competitions, and more.

Tickets are available in advance online or at the door, and everyone is welcome.

For more detail try to contact them  at their official Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/StarofTexasTattooArtRevival/

 

  1. INK MASTERS TATTOO SHOW BRYAN 2023

Date: 27-29 January 2023

Location: THE BRAZOS CENTER 3232 BRIARCREST DR, BRYAN, TEXAS 77802 UNITED STATES

Come to the 7th annual Ink Masters Tattoo Show Bryan/College Station Texas Tattoo Expo! Over 100 award-winning tattoo artists will be performing live tattoos all weekend!

For all of your tattoo requirements, they are in one place! Different tattoo designs, including realistic, classic, black and gray, and colored tattoos.

Throughout the weekend, there will be free tattoos valued at $1,200 up for grabs with the participating artists of your choosing! We’ll be giving away two free tattoos every day! With the purchase of your entrance pass, you are eligible for this free raffle. To participate in the raffle and win, you must be 18 years old. The winner must be 18 and have a valid ID.

Welcome to all ages but you need to be 18+ and have a valid ID

For tickets and other information please visit https://www.inkmasterstattooshow.com/

 

  1. INK MASTERS TATTOO SHOW CLEBURNE 2023

Date: 03-05 February 2023

Location: CLEBURNE CONFERENCE CENTER 1501 W HENDERSON ST, CLEBURNE, TX 76033, UNITED STATES

Attend the sixth Cleburn Tattoo Expo, which Ink Masters Tattoo Show is hosting this year! Over 60 acclaimed tattoo artists will be performing live tattoos all weekend long! We’ll have tattoo artists on hand to help you find the design you’ve been wanting! There are many various tattoo styles, including conventional, black and grey, realistic/realism, and color! We’ll have the ideal musicians for you! Food will be also provided.

Ticket information

Only at the door will tickets be sold!

On Friday, arrive before 5 p.m. to receive $5 off!

Friday, from 1 to 11 p.m., is $20 ($5 discount before 5 p.m.)

Saturday: 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday costs $20.

$35 for a 3-day weekend pass.

For more information: https://www.inkmasterstattooshow.com/

 

  1. INK MASTER TATTOO SHOW AMARILLO 2023

Date: 9-12 February 2023

Location: FIFTH SEASON INN 6801 I-40 FRONTAGE RD, AMARILLO, TX 79106, UNITED STATES

4 Whole Days! beginning on Thursday! Over 60 award-winning tattoo artists from throughout the nation will be performing live on-site tattooing throughout the weekend! We’ll have tattoo artists on hand to help you find the design you’ve been wanting! Various designs, from traditional to realistic, or from black and white to color! We’ll have the ideal musicians for you!

All weekend long, there will be free tattoo giveaways worth up to $1,200!

Tickets Informations

Only at the door will tickets be sold!

On Thursday and Friday, arrive before 5 pm to receive a $5 discount!

Thursday: 1 to 11 p.m.: $20 (5 percent off before 5 p.m.)

Friday, from 1 to 11 p.m., is $20 ($5 discount before 5 p.m.)

Saturday: 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday costs $20.

$30 for a 3-day weekend pass.

For more information please visit https://www.inkmasterstattooshow.com/

 

  1. PITTSBURGH TATTOO EXPO 2023

Date: 17-19 February 2023

Location: SHERATON PITTSBURGH HOTEL AT STATION SQUARE 300 W STATION SQUARE DR. PITTSBURGH, PA 15219 UNITED STATES

After Covid, they are back again. Don’t pass up the opportunity to get inked by international artists.

Prepare yourself for a weekend that’s jam-packed with some of the greatest local merchants Pittsburgh has to offer, live tattooing, body piercing, live music, tattoo contests, food, and fun!

Let’s make this year the finest one yet!

Show time

Friday 14:00 – 23:00

Saturday 12:00 – 23:00

Sunday 12:00 – 18:00

Tickets information

Enrollment Ticket at Doors

$30 for each day, $60 for a three-day pass

Saturday and Sunday pass cost $40.

Free for children under 12 with an adult purchase

N.B. They will provide a $5 OFF 3-Day Pass for Military Only

For more information please visit https://www.pittsburghtattooexpo.com/registration.php

 

  1. ROSEMONT TATTOO EXPO 2023

Date: 17-19 February 2023

Location: CROWNE PLAZA CHICAGO OHARE HOTEL & CONF CTR, AN IHG HOTEL 5440 N RIVER RD, ROSEMONT, IL 60018, UNITED STATES

Visit the first Rosemont Tattoo Expo, presented by Golden Wave and Ink Masters Tattoo Show! Over 200 award-winning tattoo artists will be performing live tattoos all weekend long! You can find tattoos in a variety of styles, including conventional, black and gray, and color. Throughout the weekend, there will be free tattoos valued at $1,200 up for grabs with the participating artists of your choosing! We’ll be giving away two free tattoos every day! With the purchase of your entrance pass, you are eligible for this free raffle. To participate in the raffle and win, you must be 18 years old. The winner must be 18 and have a valid ID.

Welcome to all ages (children must be accompanied by an adult).

FOR TATTOOS, YOU MUST BE 18 OR OLDER AND HAVE A VALID ID!

Tickets and other information

Only at the door will tickets be sold! To receive a $5 discount on any pass (day or weekend), arrive before 5 pm on Friday.

Friday, from 1 to 11 p.m., is $20 ($5 discount before 5 p.m.)

Saturday: 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday costs $20.

$35 for a 3-day weekend pass.

For more information please visit their official event: https://www.facebook.com/events/480368557402876/?ref=newsfeed

 

  1. SANTA ROSA TATTOOS BLUES 2023

Date: 24-26 February 2023

Location: THE FLAMINGO RESORT IN SANTA ROSA, 2777 4TH ST #4795, SANTA ROSA, 95405 CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES

The Flamingo Resort in Santa Rosa, California will host the 31st Annual Santa Rosa Tattoos & Blues. Live music, renowned tattoo artists, competitions, and contests over three days. Join us in wine country as we invite tattoo artists and fans from all across the Bay Area and the nation. The convention features a vehicle exhibition, live music performances over three days, and more than 200 performers.

Tickets information

Kids Under 12 Free *

Tickets Available at The Door

The Location Is Inaccessible to Strollers

Event Schedule

Friday Show

(12:00 pm – 11:00 pm)

Performing bands

(7:30 pm – 12:30 am)

  1. No account
  2. Rowdy River Special
  3. Derek Irving Combo
  4. Electric Grease
  5. Sky Daniel O’banion & Friends

Saturday Show

(12:00 pm – 11:00 pm)

Car Show

(12:00 am-6:00 pm)

Tattoo Contest Registration

(12:00 pm-4:00 pm)

  1. Best Black & Gray
  2. Best Color
  3. Best Sleeve
  4. Best American Traditional
  5. Best Japanese Traditional
  6. Best Back Piece
  7. Best Portrait
  8. Worst Tattoo
  9. Contest Judging

(5:00 pm-9:00 pm)

Contest Awards

9:00 pm

Bands

(7:30 pm – 1:00 am) ​

  1. The Young Barons
  2. Del Bombers
  3. Decent Criminal
  4. The Vintage Vandals
  5. Moonlight Trio
  6. The Hellbillies

Sunday

(12:00 pm – 8:00 pm)

Bands

(2:30 pm – 6:30 pm)

  1. Tuesday Social Club
  2. Sean Parnell And South County
  3. Soulshine

For more information please visit: https://www.santarosatattoosandblues.com/

 

  1. INKERS TATTOO EXPO 2023

Date: 24-26 February 2023

Location: CIVIC CENTER 4012 NATIONAL PARKS HWY, CARLSBAD, NM 88220, UNITED STATES

All are welcome to the upcoming performance in Carlsbad, New Mexico. We have a few booths open on February 24, 25, and 26. Message us if you’d like to reserve one. We are hosting a show with more than 50 performers. Artists visit studios across the country. With live music, a range of activities, 19 tattoo and piercing competitions, tens of thousands of eager attendees, retail vendors, and demos!

For more details please contact their official Instagram page https://www.instagram.com/inkers_tattoo_expo/

 

  1. 1DC TATTOO EXPO 2023

Date: 24-26 February 2023

Location: SHERATON PENTAGON CITY HOTEL 900 S ORME ST, ARLINGTON, VA 22204 UNITED STATES

On February 24–26, 2023, the nation’s capital will once again host the DC Tattoo Expo. The top tattoo artists from across the world will be gathered under one roof as part of the celebration of our comeback. Live painting, tattooing, shopping, entertainment, and more are all included in this engaging experience! This is an entirely new experience. The show will be the BEST one we’ve ever had not the biggest. There at the Event, Anyone Could Get Tattoo and the price.

Tickets Information

Tickets are available all day on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at the door.

A day pass costs $30, a three-day weekend pass costs $60, and a Saturday and Sunday pass costs $45.

Free for children under 12 with an adult purchase

Active Service Military Personnel Only: $5 Off 3-Day Pass

For more information please visit https://www.dctattooexpo.com/registration.php

 

  1. LANCASTER TATTOO AT FESTIVAL 2023

Date: 03-05 March 2023

Location: WYNDHAM EXPO CENTER, 2300 LINCOLN HIGHWAY EAST, LANCASTER, PA, 17602 UNITED STATES.

We are now taking applications from international artists and vendors. We are thrilled that Ink Master, from Season Q12, will be attending soon. Moreover, the Pennsylvania Liberty Belles are holding a pinup competition. All funds raised by the Liberty Belles will go to Milagros House, a wonderful organization in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The pinup competition’s entry fee will also be given to Milagros House.

Razorblade Pro will sponsor a competition to find the worst tattoo. A $250 worth of laser hair removal services will be given away to the winner. There will be entertainment, competitions, and raffles. plus, a whole lot more.

For more information please visit https://tattconink.com/

Or, contact at: [email protected]

 

  1. Atlanta Tattoo Arts Festival 2023

Date: 10-12 March 2023

Location: Atlanta Convention Center Americas Mart, 240 Peachtree St Suite 2200Atlanta, Georgia 30303, United States

Over 300 international and domestic tattoo artists will perform live tattooing at the Atlanta Convention Center. Meet competitors for the Ink Master and enjoy sideshow performances with a carnival theme, burlesque, and live human suspension!

Show Time

Friday 14:00 – 00:00

Saturday 11:00 – 00:00

Sunday 11:00 – 20:00

Tickets Information

$20 per Day,

$40 for 3-Day Pass,

kids under 12 are free to visit

Tickets are only available at the door.

For more information please visit https://villainarts.com/tattoo-conventions-villain-arts/atlanta-tattoo-arts-convention/

 

  1. The 13th Chicago Tattoo Arts Festival 2023

Date: 17-19 March 2023

Location: Donald E. Stephens Convention Center 5555 N River Rd, Rosemont, Illinois 60018, USA United States

This tattoo convention’s 13th edition is also going to be cool as its previous ones. Watch over 400 of the best tattoo artists in the world tattoo live! Burlesque, live human suspension, sideshow performances, and more stuff are waiting for you!

Show Time:

Friday 14:00 – 00:00

Saturday 11:00 – 00:00

Sunday 11:00 – 20:00

Tickets Information:

$30 for 3-Day Pass and $20 for a Day Pass

Only at the event tickets are sold.

Children under 12 are not charged.

For more information please visit: https://villainarts.com/tattoo-conventions-villain-arts/chicago-tattoo-arts-convention/

 

  1. The 15th Annual Baltimore Tattoo Arts Festival

Date: 21-23 April 2023

Location: The Baltimore Convention Center, 1 W Pratt St, Baltimore, Maryland 21201 United States

After so many successful events both industry experts and tattoo hobbyists are welcome at the upcoming Baltimore Tattoo Arts Festival. The public is thoroughly encouraged to attend. Come and get inked by 700 of the best tattoo artists in the world, including the best regional, national, and international practitioners. Public tattooing will be performed by tattoo TV personalities! There will also be a large number of vendors selling anything from jewelry to clothing to industrial equipment. There are daily tattoo competitions where you can display your tattoos. Everyone will enjoy the 15th Annual Baltimore Tattoo Arts Convention, which is a must-attend event.

Show time

Friday 14:00 – 00:00

Saturday 11:00 – 00:00

Sunday 11:00 – 20:00

 

Tickets information

$30 3-Day Pass; $20 Day Pass

Only at the event are tickets sold.

Unaccompanied children under 12 are not charged.

For more information please visit: https://villainarts.com/tattoo-conventions-villain-arts/baltimore-tattoo-arts-convention/

 

  1. Houston Tattoo Arts Festival 2023

Date: 02-04 June 2023

Location: NRG Center 1 NRG Park, Houston, Texas 77054, United States

For the fifth consecutive year, Houston will host the largest tattoo convention tour in the world. Get inked by some of the top tattoo artists in your area, country, or world. Additionally, Tattoo TV Stars. vendors offering every tool and supply a tattoo artist would require. Additionally, some vendors specialize in tattoo enthusiasts, selling everything from jewelry to apparel to artwork. To finish off a fantastic weekend of pleasure, see our live human suspension and fantastic sideshow entertainment.

Ticket Information

$20 for a Day

$40 for a 3-Day Pass

Tickets will be sold at the venue

Children under 12 are free to come.

For more information please visit: https://villainarts.com/tattoo-conventions-villain-arts/houston-tattoo-arts-convention/

 

  1. Denver Tattoo Arts Festival 2022

Date: 21-23 July 2023

Location: Colorado Convention Center 700 14th St, Denver, Colorado 80202 United States

Denver will host the sixth installment of the largest tattoo convention tour in the world. So get inked by some of the top tattoo artists in your area, country, or world. vendors offering every tool and supply a tattoo artist would require. Along with vendors catering to tattoo enthusiasts who sell everything from jewelry to apparel to artwork, enjoy fantastic Sideshow performances and live human suspension to round off an incredible weekend of pleasure.

Show time:

Friday 15:00 – 00:00

Saturday 11:00 – 00:00

Sunday 11:00 – 20:00

Tickets Information

$30 for 3-day Pass; $20 for a day Pass

Only at the event tickets are sold.

Children under 12 are not charged.

For more information please visit: https://villainarts.com/tattoo-conventions-villain-arts/denver-tattoo-arts-convention/

Conclusion

These are the famous upcoming tattoo conventions for 2023. I hope you got enough pieces of information and share it with your tattoo-lover buddies. These events are going to be really good so don’t miss the chance if it is near your home!

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