What is a Tattoo Show?
A Tattoo show or tattoo convention is a friendly and entertaining event that brings together tattoo artists, art, entertainment and people from all walks of life to celebrate everything about tattoos.
The show features many tattoo artists 'live' tattooing, so you can see them up close and get a tattoo if you want to, or simply get inspired for your first or your next tattoo. A good tattoo show will usually feature quality artists from around the world and also feature plenty of entertainment.
Are tattoo shows for tattooed people only?
Not at all, You don't need a tattoo to come, many people come looking for their first tattoo or just to enjoy the art, atmosphere and stacks of entertainment. Some people come just out of curiosity, to enjoy a unique day out or just to see the wonderful world of tattoo art in person.
Tattooing celebrates individuality so whoever you are, whatever your interests - All are welcome.
Can I get a Tattoo at the Show?
Absolutely! We have some world class national and international artists tattooing at the show.
There will be plenty of artists at the show who will be doing 'walk up appointments' so you can browse their work (displayed at their stand, have a chat and book in with them there and then).
If you'd like to get tattooed at the show we recommend contacting your preferred artist directly to book in prior to the show to make sure of an appointment in advance.
Where can I buy tickets?
Discounted advance tickets will be availableto buy on our website
Full price tickets only will be available on the door of the show.
Are kids welcome?
Yes, kids are welcome, under 18's need to be accompanied by an adult and under 14's are FREE so bring the whole family!
How do I enter a tattoo competition?
See TATTOO COMPS section in the menu of our website
Competitions are free to enter
Categories will be made available closer to the date
Can I park my vehicle at the venue?
Yes, Paid Parking is available at the RDS venue subject to availability
What time does the show open?
The show will open at 10.45am for advance ticket holders
and 11.15am for pay on the door entries