frequently asked questions

Can I get a tattoo at the convention?



Yes! This is the opportunity for you to get tattooed by artists from around the world, without you having to travel. There are also many great local tattooers for you to choose from if you are looking to start a big project.

Is the convention open to the public?



Yes it is, we could not make this happen without our awesome tattoo enthusiasts.

Are children allowed?



Yes they are, we love kids! There is any area for the kids to engage in many activities through out the weekend. Be sure to enter them in the daily coloring contests. They will get a chance to come up on stage and win a prize!

Are the tattoos free?



Oh hell no. In fact there is a $100 minimum for tattoos. These artists have taken the time to leave their busy studios, to travel from all around the globe and tattoo you. Please be respectful and do not ask for a deal. This is not a tattoo swap meet.

What is a tattoo contest?



Tattoo contests are an awesome way for you to show off your tattoo art to our esteemed judges & the crowd around the main stage. There are several categories for tattoos that have been completed prior to the convention. There are also Tattoo of the Day contests at the end of each day. These are for pieces that are completed that day. Did we mention there are CASH PRIZES?!!! For more info, peep the contest page.

Are credit cards/debit cards accepted?



Admission is CASH ONLY. Some of the artists and vendors do accept cards. You can save money and ATM fees by bringing cash with you. There are several ATMs throughout the exhibit hall.