Just so you never miss out, we here at Tattoodo want you to be up-to-date on all of the best tattoo-related events in the world. That's why we put together this list of the best tattoo conventions happening this month. Check them out to see if one's coming to a location near you.
Atlantic City Tattoo Expo
The Atlantic City Tattoo Expo is occurring from Nov. 4th-6th, and will take place at Bally’s Hotel & Casino. So if you like gambling, this one should be right up your alley. The convention will showcase work by talented tattooists such as Joey Tattoo, Sarah Miller, and Georgia Grey. Tickets cost $20 for a day-pass, $30 for a two-day, and $40 for the whole weekend.
International Brussels Tattoo Convention
The International Brussels Tattoo Convention is one of the biggest and best in the world. It is taking place soon — Nov. 11th-13th — at the impressive former industrial sight of Tour and Taxis, which has some really phenomenal architecture. There will be incredible tattooists there, such as Antony Flemming and Ash Higham, and the performances will all be mind-blowing. The Fuel Girls, who are quite a badass spectacle to behold, are even putting on a show. If you're around Belgium, this is the convention to be at. Tickets are €15 on Friday and €25 on Saturday and Sunday. Three day passes cost €60.
St. Louis Old School Tattoo Expo
The St. Louis Old School Tattoo Expo will host some of the top tattooers who work in the American traditional style. It will also offer numerous seminars on this particular genre of tattooing. The event is going down from Nov. 18th-20th at the Holiday Inn in downtown St. Louis, and tickets are $20 a day, $50 for the entire weekend, and $75 for a VIP pass that comes with lots of perks. If you're in the central US and love traditional tattoos, make sure to hit this one up.
Florence Tattoo Convention
The 9th annual Florence Tattoo Convention is happening from Nov. 18th-20th at the historic Fortezza da Basso. The location is absolutely gorgeous, like make your eyes tear-up beautiful. The weekend-long event will host world-class tattooists like Joe Capobianco, Veronique Imbo, and Sam Barber to name a few. Tickets are running between €13-€40, depending on how many days and events you want to attend. There will be oodles of exciting performances, seminars, and contests, so if you're in or near Italy, this one's not to be missed.
Tattoo Convention Mannheim
Tattoo Convention Mannheim will take place from Nov. 25rd-27th at the ZRM Zworad AG building. The three-day event will attract some of the best artists in Germany and other nearby countries. It will also have various performances as well as contests for the best tattoos in various genres. The price of entry per day is only €10, so if you're around the area and free this weekend, there's really no reason not to go.
NZ Tattoo and Art Festival
The NZ Tattoo and Art Festival is one of the best. It will take place from Nov. 26th-27th at the TSB Stadium in the beautiful New Plymouth, New Zealand. Some of the notable artists who will be in attendance are Megan Massacre, Teresa Sharpe, Dan Smith, Steve Butcher, Dillon Forte, and Corey Divine. It would be so cool to get work from any of these badass tattooists. Because this one's such a big event, there will be tons of contests and performances as well. Tickets cost $30 for a day pass or $50 for both days, and there is a $5 discount for per day if you buy them in advance.
If you live nearby any of these destinations, we recommend strongly that you consider going to one of these conventions. They're all fairly affordable and will be tons of fun. Also, they are great places to get new tattoos because so many incredible number of artists attend them, so if you go, think about getting some awesome new ink while you're at it, and please do share it with us on our app.