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Tattoo Conventions 2012

Tattoo Conventions 2012


Tattoo conventions are a hands-on place to start whether you're new to the world of body art or just want to collect some colorful tattoo flash.

World-renowned artists and well-known talent travel on tour and set up shop in some of the most famous cities across the map.

Book your own artist appointments, explore the wild world of tattoos or reconnect with an industry you love.

Below is the most current and updated list of tattoo conventions throughout the United States.


About.com and the site Guide are not liable or responsible for the events, dates and details listed below and are not affiliated with the event hosts.

Promote Your Event

If you are planning a tattoo convention or special tattoo or body piercings event or convention, please contact the Tattoo and Body Piercings Guide to provide details.

Tell Your Story

Expert and artist interviews are always welcome. Contact the Tattoo and Body Piercings Guide to tell your artist story. Please submit your portfolio or personal website for consideration.

Submit Event Pictures

Don't be shy! If you attend the events be sure to keep that camera snapping and send over your candid pictures or submit your new body art for consideration. Of course, be mindful and always ask permission before you snap and by all means don't distract the artists at work.

Contact Information

Please email Jodie Michalak the Tattoo and Body Piercings Guide at:


Connect and Get Coverage

Please contact the Tattoo Guide to add convention details, request press and editorial coverage/attendance to events or to book speaking engagements. Feel free to reach out and leave any other comments or suggestions.

Enjoy the shows and have fun!

1. Hell City Tattoo Fest

May 4th-6th

Hell City Tattoo Fest "A Decade of Sin"

Columbus, OH


2. Baltimore Tattoo Arts Convention

May 11th-May 13th 2012

Baltimore Convention Center Baltimore, MD



3. Tattoos By the Bay

May 11th-May 13th 2012

Corpus Christi, TX

4. New York City Tattoo Convention

May 18th-20th, 2012



5. Ink Life Tour

May 18th-20th, 2012

Austin, TX


6. Immersed in Ink

May 18th-20th, 2012

Immersed in Ink Festival

Bossier City, LA



7. 208 Tat2 Fest

May 26th-27th

Boise, Idaho


Tel: 208-936-1228

8. Battleship Olympia Tattoo Convention

June 1st-3rd

Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia Seaport Museum



9. Immersed in Ink Tattoo and Arts Festival

June 15th - 17th, 2012

Immersed In Ink Tattoo & Arts Festivals

New Orleans, LA



10. Tattoo La Palooza

June 22nd - 24th, 2012

Tattoo la Palooza

Hyatt Regency Hotel

Miami, FL



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