Frequently Asked Questions

General FAQ

Are tattoos free?

No. Artists need to make a living just as much as anyone else!

Does the price at the door go to part of my tattoo?

No it does not.

How do I get tattooed at the show?

To get tattooed at the convention, you can go to the show and see who is available for walk up clients or you can make an appointment with an artist beforehand. You can find a list of artists attending each show on our site under the attending artist tab!

Do I need to make an appointment or can I just walk up?

It all depends on the artist! Some prefer you make an appointment with them beforehand. Others will be advertising walk ups!

How do I make an appointment with an artist?

You will need to contact the artist to make an appointment. We do not have anything to do with artists schedules. However, if you check the attending artist tab, we will provide links to their social media accounts or website for you to get their contact information!

How much are tattoos?

The price of your tattoo is completely up to your artist! Contact an artist for a quote!

How do I get to the show?

Our convention location is posted on our website, and social medias!

How do I get tickets to the show?

We will be selling them at the door the weekend of the convention!

How old do you have to be to get tattooed?

You must be 18+ and have VALID identification the day you get tattooed. No one under the age of 18 will be getting tattooed or pierced at the convention.

Who will be at the show?

Featured artists, all attending artists, vendors, acts and performances will be available on the website as they are added.

What happens if I lose my wristband?

Your wristband MUST BE ON at all times. We can not give you another one. If you lose it, you must pay for another one. This goes for artists, clients, and attendees!! UNDER 21 WRISTBANDS MUST BE ON AT ALL TIMES, IF YOU TAKE IT OFF AND GET CAUGHT YOU WILL BE BANNED FROM THE CASINO AND ALL FUTURE EVENTS.

Artist FAQ

What comes with the purchase of a booth?

We will provide: two 8 foot tables, front table with a black table cloth, and back
table with a while vinyl cover. 4 chairs, pipe & drape, 2 artist badges. Up to 2 guest wristbands can be purchased at check-in for a discounted price. A sharps container and trashcan will be provided as well as internet and electricity access.

How do I check in/set up at the show location?

Early check in and set up on Thursday 12-8 and Friday 9am-11am.

How do I sign up for a booth?

We have applications on our website. Fill out the application with your information. From there we will review it. If you are approved, you will get an email with the next steps for payment. *filling out a booth application does NOT guarantee you a booth*

How do I pay for a booth?

If you are approved you will get an email with information on payment. We
require a deposit down plus $100 WV health department fee that is required PER STUDIO. We accept payments through PayPal, venmo & cashapp

What hotel is closest to the show?

There is a hotel on site as well as others nearby. All information is on the venue section of the website, as well as the home page.

If I am a vendor, do I need to submit health dept paperwork?

We require health department fee and paperwork if you are tattooing in your booth. If not, nope!

How do I get info on Health Department Requirements?

All of the health department information is on our website, as well as a link to the WV Health Department website!

How do I become a Sponsor?

We have sponsor packages on our website! We also have sponsorship add-ons if you are a shop or a vendor that wants to hang banners at the convention!

Can anyone enter the Tattoo Contests?

Absolutely! As long as your piece matches the correct category!

Is there a limit to the amount of entries that one person can enter?

Nope! You can enter as much as you would like, however the same tattoo can only be entered in up to 2 categories.

Can fresh/new tattoos be entered in the regular daily categories?

No. Only tattoo of the day or best of show categories can be fresh. With the exception of the Friday the 13th category.

Is there a cut off time for entries?

Yes. On Friday and Saturday, entry time will be between 6-8, judging starts at 8 and awards immediately after each category. 
Sunday entry time is 3-5, judging at 5, awards right after each category.

What tattoos are eligible for Tattoo of the Day / Best in Show?

A Tattoo of the Day entry must be done start to finish on the day of entry at the convention. Best in Show also must be done at the convention only and must be present the day of judging.