Traveling to a tattoo convention is a perfect way to get inked by some of your favorite artists that may be featured right here on Tattoo.com. Tattoo conventions are packed with some of the world’s most talented artists and their shop crew. If you plan on attending a tattoo festival, these tattoo convention tips will help you secure an appointment with your desired artist.
Booking an Appointment
Tattoo convention promoters do not handle appointment bookings. You’ll have to arrange a tattoo appointment (often far in advance) by contacting the tattoo shop or the professional tattoo artist. He will confirm his availability at the convention and usually provide a tattoo estimate for the time needed to complete your tattoo request. From there you will usually pay a deposit to ensure that you show up for your appointment. Artists work on a commission base and last minute cancellations hurt their income considerably, so be diligent and reliable and show up to your appointment after you’ve made the commitment.
Finding an Artist
You can scroll through our list of local tattoo shops in your area, or go the country over to find a talented tattoo artist. Once you access their contact information and shop name, you can find out whether or not they attend any tattoo conventions in your area. Most tattoo conventions are located in large and bustling cities, where the tattoo event promoters have more attendance.
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