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Post by Tattude » Wed Dec 19, 2007 11:25 am

North American Shows:

February 8-10 2008
Tattooed Kingpin : Baltimore Tattoo Arts Convention
Sheraton Baltimore City Center Hotel
101 W. Fayette St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
website: http://www.tattooedkingpin.com/baltimor ... tists.html
email: TattooedKingpin@yahoo.com

February 15-17, 2008
6th Annual Ink Travelers Tattooing & Piercing Convention
Location: The Red Lion Hotel at The Quay
100 Columbia St.Vancouver, WA, U.S.A
Hotel Phone: 360-694-8341
Contact Info: Felicia or Skrappy at:
Storybook Ink Tattoo
360-701-9633
Website: www.inktravelerstattooconvention.com
E-Mail: storybooktravelers@hotmail.com

February 15 - 17, 2008
Salt Lake City International Tattoo Convention
Salt Palace Convention Center For contact & more information: www.slctattoo.com

February 22-24th, 2008
Slinging Ink Tattoo Expo
is once again upon us. Just a reminder, if you didn't get a chance to sign up earlier this year at the 2007 expo, you need to reserve your space as soon as possible..... time and space is running out!
For Artist/Vendor information and show details, please call 210-698-2856 or 210-336-0619.
To receive email updates on the Slinging Ink Tattoo Expo 2008, please forward your email address to nikitaprod@aol.com

Feburary 29th - March 2nd 2008
13th Annual Motor City Tattoo Expo
Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center
Detroit, Michigan 48243
Reservations: 313 568-8000
More info: 517 540-6055
eternaltattoos.com
eternaltattoos@aol.com
Hosted by Terry (Tramp) Welker & Brain Everett

March 14-16, 2008
2nd Annual INKSPLOSION
Statehouse Convention Center
10 Lincoln Square
Little Rock, AR 72201
Hotel reservations 1.800.PEABODY - ask for INKSPLOSION rate
info: www.arkansasinksplosion.com
contact lollie at inkjunkys2@sbcglobal.net or 501.328.3389

March 14-16, 2008
Massachusetts Tattoo and Art Festival
Crowne Plaza Hotel
10 Lincoln Square
Worcester, MA 01608
508.791.1600
www.cpworcester.com
Convention contact: Irene 508-414-3203
www.zazaink.com
irene@zazaink.com

March 21st-23rd 2008
7th Annual Nashville Full Moon Tattoo and Horror Festival
Nashville Airport Marriott, 600 Marriott Dr.,
Nashville Tn. 37214
Room Reservations 615-889-9300
Lone Wolf Body Art
Contact: Ben Dixon
email: thebloodywolf@hotmail.com
web: lonewolfbodyart.net
myspace.com/nashvillefullmoontattoo

March 27-30, 2008
9th Annual Tattoofest
4500 West Cypress Street
Tampa, Florida 33607
Info Call - 888-837-1560
website: www.tattoofest.com
email: tattoofest@aol.com

April 4-6, 2008
Houston Ink Fest
Pasadena Convention Center - 7902 Fairmont Pkwy, Pasadena, TX
Contact: Amy Garfield (210) 274-2418
http://www.inkfest.net
amy@ipcma.net

April 18th-20th, 2008
The Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention
Sheraton City Center
17th and Race Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
For hotel reservations call 215.448.2000
Mention tattoo convention for a discounted rate
For show information call tattooedkingpin at 1800.541.8239
or log onto www.tattooedkingpin.com

April 25th-27th, 2008
Laughlin Tattoo Convention
Laughlin, Nevada, Aquarius Casino
Contact: Kevin Read 808-955-0323
www.dermalknowledgeproductions.com
dermalknowledge@gmail.com

April 26 & 27, 2008
4th Annual Fresno Tattoo Expo
Fresno Convention Center
Fresno, Ca
www.myspace.com/centralvalleytattoo

May 16-18, 2008
Hell City Tattoo Festival Hell City 6: The Respawn
Hyatt Regency Downtown.
Columbus, Ohio
Contact: Durb – durb@hellcitytattoofest.com
Tony – tony@hellcitytattoofest.com
Rooms: http://columbusregency.hyatt.com
Website; http://www.hellcitytattoofest.com

May 16-18, 2008
Arizona Skin Art Expo
University of Phoenix Stadium - Glendale, AZ
Hotel Reservations: TBD
Contact: Gerad Clarkson 1(877) 255-6072
website: www.skinartexpo.com
email: gclarkson@highcaliberevents.com

May 16-18, 2008
Lilac City Tattoo Expo
Spokane Convention Center,
Spokane Washington
www.lilaccitytattooexpo.com
hivetat2@msn.com

June 13-15,2008
10th Annual Northern Ink Xposure
Toronto Tattoo Expo
The Toronto Hilton.
145 Richmond Street W., Downtown Toronto, Canada
Hotel: 1(416) 869 3456
Convention Info & Bookings: 1(800)214-7104 or 1(416)203-7399 (outside North America)
Website: www.tattoos.com/nix
Email: dmcgrath@tattoos.com or stuk@tattoos.com

June 27-29, 2008
Sin City Ink Fest
Riviera Hotel & Casino - Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV
Contact: Amy Garfield (210) 274-2418
http://www.inkfest.net
amy@ipcma.net

August 8th, 9th, & 10th, 2008
3rd Annual OKC Tattoo Convention
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Biltmore Hotel 401 S Meridian Blvd. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 405-947-7681 www.okctattooconvention.com Contact Chris Brady @ 405-245-8787 or first amendmenttattoo@gmail.com for Booking

Aug 30th - Sept 1st, 2008
5th Annual Calgary Tattoo & Arts Festival
The Stampede Round Up Centre
Hotel: The Westin Downtown (403) 266-1611
Show Info: www.calgarytattoos.com
steve@calgarytattoos.com

September 12-14, 2008
6th Art Tattoo Montreal
at the beautiful Gare Windsor
1160 de la Gauchetiere O.
Montreal,Canada
Convention info:TattooMania:514-525-2025 or
Pascal :450-477-9814
email: arttattoomontreal@hotmail.com
website: www.prosproduction.com

September 12-14, 2008
2008 Jacksonville Tattoo Convention
Downtown Jacksonville, FL
Wyndham Riverwalk
Hotel Reservations: 904-395-5100
Convention Info: www.conventionpros.com
Email: daughertyjack@hotmail.com

September 19-21, 2008
Austin Ink Fest
Austin Expo Center - Austin, TX
Contact: Amy Garfield (210) 274-2418
http://www.inkfest.net
amy@ipcma.net

October 23rd-26th, 2008
Paradise Tattoo Gathering
Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort, Hancock, MA.
Contact: 1(413) 738-5500
TattooGathering.com
gabe@tattoonow.com

October 31st - November 2nd
Maniac Madness Tattoo Expo
Portland, Maine
Hotel Info: Howard Johnson (207) 774-5861
Contact Info: Pins & Needles Tattoo
(207) 774-8282
Email: tat2u8282@yahoo.com

Outside North America:


Updated Dec 13th, 2007

Nov. 23,24,25 2007
Inka Tattoo Expo (lima)
Centro de Convenciones de el Hotel Maria Angola
LIMA-PERU
contact: tattooinkman2002@hotmail.com
tlf: 0034 952226627 spain
0051 1 91264908 lima

Nov 30th - Dec 1st 2007
Inka Tattoo Expo(cusco)
centro de convenciones de el hotel cusco
CUSCO-PERU
contacto: tattooinkman2002@hotmail.com
tlf: 0034 952226627 spain
0051 1 91264908 lima
http://www.inkatattooexpo.com

Dec. 7th-9th, 2007
17th Tattoo Convention Berlin Germany
Arena Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Hotel: Mercure Hotel, Berlin
Info: info@tattoo-convention.de
www.tattoo-convention-berlin.de

Dec 15th, 2007
The Annual Tattoo and Music in the Philippines
Location: Philippine Trade Training Center in Pasay City Philippines. For more info visit philippinetattooconvention.com you can contact us at rastadog@gmail.com.

February 8th -10th, 2008
Milano Tattoo Convention (Italy)
Quark Hotel via Lampedusa 11/A
Info: www.milanotattooconvention.it
email: mikivialetto@tattoolife.com

March 13th-16th, 2008
1st “ Moscow Body Art Festival” in Russia
Mrs. Aleksandra (director)
LLC "ASInternational"
Tel: +79263804200
Fax: +7495-1484545
Email: asintern2006@aim.com or alex82work@yahoo.com
www.moscowbodyartfestival.com

April 4 - 6, 2008
I Love Tattoo --Kenting International Tattoo Convention
Location:Kenting Youth Activity Center?No.17, Kending Rd., Hengchun Town, Pingtung County 946, Taiwan (R.O.C.)?
Hotel info::Kenting Youth Activity Center http://cyh-kd.network.com.tw/
Contact: Super Natural Skill Tattoo Supply
TEL:886-7-2217262
FAX:886-7-2218596
Address:No.55,Sinsing Rd.,Sinsing District,Kaohsiung City 800,Taiwan(R.O.C.)
E-Mail:neo.pan@msa.hinet.net
Website:www.ilovetattootaiwan.com

April 12th and 13th, 2008
13th Belfort Tattoo Convention (FRANCE)
HOTEL ATRIA BELFORT
organized by the Belfort Tattoo family
Hotel reservation +333.84.58.85.00
contact : Jean Marc +336.66.02.80.89
www.belforttattoofamily.com
email: btfamily@hotmail.fr

April 19th-20th, 2008
North Lakes International Tattoo Show
shepherds inn carlisle cumbria uk
www.mikestattooz.co.uk
colinjohnfell@aol.com

May 17th & 18th, 2008
Needle Art Convention
Inslag sportcenter, Breda, Netherlands.
Hotel Brabant, Breda.
Organisation: Needle Art Studio's
Haarstraat 8
4201 JC Gorinchem
www.tattoo-beurs.com
info@needle-art.nl

May 30 - June 1st, 2008
Amsterdam Tattoo Convention
Borchland Amsterdam
Contact: info@tattooconventionamsterdam.nl
phone: 003 (163) 838-3921
fax: 003 (120) 330-3470
web: tattooconvention.nl

June 13th-15th, 2008
8th Annual Valencia Tattoo Convention
Valencia, Spain
Hotel: ehvreservas@espogrupo.com
Contact: convencionvalencia@hotmail.com
Web: valenciatattooconvention.com

August 1st-3rd, 2008
Skin Deep’s Tattoo Jam
Cymru, Llandudno, North Wales UK
Contact: Neil - editor@skindeep.co.uk
Contact: sarabryan@tattoojam.co.uk
www.tattoojam.co.uk

August 1st-3rd, 2008
Tattoo Jam
Venue Cymru, Llandudno, North Wales,
LL30 1BB
General Enquiries: info@tattoojam.co.uk
www.tattoojam.co.uk

August 22nd-24th, 2008
2nd Styrian Tattoo & Hotrod-Show
forumKloster Gleisdorf, Austria
Andy & Yvonne from Mystery touch Tattoo
www.styriantattooshow.com
info@styriantattooshow.com

September 5th-7th, 2008
2nd Annual Castellon Tattoo Convention
Castellon, Spain
Hotel: www.castellonturismo.com
Contact: castellontattoo@hotmail.com
Web: castellontattooconvention.com

October 16th - 19th, 2008
Dragon Edong 2ND Saipan International Tatu & Arts Festival
Pacific Islands Club
Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands
For more info & to register check out:
www.saipantatufest.com

October 18th & 19th, 2008
2dn Annual Evian tattoo show
Palais des Congres, Evian les Bains, Haute-Savoie, France. About 80 international tattoo artists will be there. Evian is located in the French alps, near Geneva Lake and Lausanne.
Information : evian@tattoo-passion.com
Website : www.eviantattoo.com
Myspace : myspace.com/tattoopassion

December 6th & 7th, 2008
Europe Tattoo Convention
University Campus of la Doua, Lyon, Villeubanne, France. This annual convention is one of the largest annual conventions in France with over a hundered booths and artists from 27 countries.
Information: Tel/port Bénédicte : +33. (0)661.93.25.37
http://lyontattooconvention.free.fr
lyontattoo@orange.fr
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Post by jjantzen13 » Wed Dec 19, 2007 4:52 pm

4th Annual Fresno Tattoo Expo
Fresno Convention Center
April 26 & 27, 2008
Fresno, Ca
www.myspace.com/centralvalleytattoo

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Post by Tattude » Wed Dec 19, 2007 5:09 pm

jjantzen13 wrote:4th Annual Fresno Tattoo Expo
Fresno Convention Center
April 26 & 27, 2008
Fresno, Ca
www.myspace.com/centralvalleytattoo
Is this a true convention?
Reason I ask is because all conventions are Thursday - Sunday
Thursday is for the artists and vendors and Friday - Sunday is for everyone.
2 days ????

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Post by jjantzen13 » Wed Dec 19, 2007 6:14 pm

Tattude wrote:
jjantzen13 wrote:4th Annual Fresno Tattoo Expo
Fresno Convention Center
April 26 & 27, 2008
Fresno, Ca
www.myspace.com/centralvalleytattoo
Is this a true convention?
Reason I ask is because all conventions are Thursday - Sunday
Thursday is for the artists and vendors and Friday - Sunday is for everyone.
2 days ????
the people with booths set up Friday, and last year a friend of mine working the show said that they were already doing tattoos on some people that would be getting work done all weekend, public is allowed to come in Sat/Sun. From how I understood it, they are only open to public for two days because it is a newer convention (this is the fourth time it has been held), and its name isn't built up yet to draw in enough people to warrant being open to the public for a third day.

EDIT: so I guess the dates are the 25-27, I just listed the days for the public.
EDIT2: 848 M St, Fresno, CA 93721 (address for the convention center)

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Post by FadeToBlack » Thu Dec 20, 2007 11:59 am

I'm mos definitely going to the baltimore convention.......fuck yes.

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Post by Tattude » Thu Dec 20, 2007 12:17 pm

I love baltimore...One of my favorite cities on the East Coast.

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Post by clily » Thu Dec 20, 2007 4:23 pm

Tattude wrote:I love baltimore...One of my favorite cities on the East Coast.
are you serious!?

Im not a fan, its kinda a sketchy place- I almost got a job there actually- im actually pretty glad it wasnt a job I wanted.

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Post by Tattude » Thu Dec 20, 2007 4:28 pm

No way! It's a clean, (compared to the rest of the North East), convenient, city that is packed full of cool stuff to do. It’s no Orlando or Boston but it sure beats the hell out of most of the other cities on the East…
I hate Charlotte, Atlanta, Pittsburg, New York, New Jersey, for dirty various reasons… lol

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Post by mshaf » Thu Dec 20, 2007 5:12 pm

Tattude wrote:No way! It's a clean, (compared to the rest of the North East), convenient, city that is packed full of cool stuff to do. It’s no Orlando or Boston but it sure beats the hell out of most of the other cities on the East…
I hate Charlotte, Atlanta, Pittsburg, New York, New Jersey, for dirty various reasons… lol
Charlotte is awesome!


(You know New Jersey is a state, right?) :P

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Post by Tattude » Fri Dec 21, 2007 12:36 pm

I hate the entire place! lol

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Post by FadeToBlack » Fri Dec 21, 2007 1:40 pm

Baltimore is pretty.........bad haha. To many heroin addicts for me to love the place.

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Post by Tattude » Fri Dec 21, 2007 2:19 pm

There is NOTHING wrong with heroin!

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Post by mel4576 » Thu Dec 27, 2007 6:47 am

I did not see one close to me on that whole list!!!

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Post by Tattude » Thu Dec 27, 2007 9:14 am

Damn, where do you live?

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Post by clily » Thu Dec 27, 2007 9:51 am

Tattude wrote:No way! It's a clean, (compared to the rest of the North East), convenient, city that is packed full of cool stuff to do. It’s no Orlando or Boston but it sure beats the hell out of most of the other cities on the East…
I hate Charlotte, Atlanta, Pittsburg, New York, New Jersey, for dirty various reasons… lol
I guess I havent really spent any large amount of time in any of those other cities, only a day or two here and there, but being in northern va i see and hear all the bad things that happen in baltimore.
On the bright side I talked to my cousin this weekend and we might go to the convention there too!

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