California Tattoo Festivals

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Tattoo Festivals, Conventions

PASADENA: Golden State Tattoo Expo January 25-27, 2019
Pasadena Convention Center
300 East Green Street
Pasadena, CA
goldenstatetattooexpo.com

SANTA CRUZ: Santa Cruz Tattoo Expo February 1-3, 2019
Kaiser Permanente Arena
140 Front St.
Santa Cruz, CA
santacruztattooexpo.com

FRESNO: Fresno Tattoo Convention February 16-17, 2019
Fresno Fairgrounds
Fresno, CA
centralvalleytattoo.com

SANTA ROSA: Santa Rosa Tattoos and Blues February 28-March 1, 2020
Flamingo Conference Resort & Spa
2777 Fourth Street
Santa Rosa, California 95404
$15-30, santarosatattoosandblues.com
Three days of bands performing, world-renowned tattoo artists, competitions, and contests.  

OROVILLE: Feather Falls Tattoo Expo 2019 February 22-24, 2019
Feather Falls Casino
Mooretown Gymnasium
3 Alverda Dr.
Oroville, CA 95966
Free admission, featherfallscasino.com
Tattoo Contest, Entertainment, Vendors, Beer Garden and World Class Tattoo Art Live Tattooing, plus tattoo contests, music and Ryan Ashely from the hit reality television series Ink Master.

COSTA MESA: Musink March 8-10, 2019
OC Fairgrounds
88 Fair Dr.
Costa Mesa, CA
$30-up, musink.org
World-renowned tattoo artists, Low N Slow Car Show, music performances from top hard rock & punk artists including Suicidal Tendencies, Limp Bizkit, Hatebreed, Sick of it All, Dead Kennedys, TSOL, and drum set featuring Travis Barker & friends.

BURLINGAME: Bay Area Tattoo Convention May 17-19, 2019
Hyatt Regency SFO
1333 Bayshore Ave.
Burlingame, CA
$30 / day approx., bayareatattooconvention.com
World Renown Tattoo Artists, Great Music, Tattooing, Exciting Entertainment
Expected Hours
Friday 5pm - 11pm
Saturday 11am - 11pm
Sunday 11am - 6pm

MONTEREY: Ink at the Bay Tattoo Festival June 7-9, 2019
 Monterey County Fairgrounds
Monterey, CA
$15-20 approx., inkatbay.com
facebook.com/pg/inkatthebay/
Hours Friday:  3-10 p.m. Tattoo Contest 7 p.m. | Day's Best 8 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m.-10 p.m.  Contest 7 p.m. | Day's Best 8 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.  Contest 5 p.m. | Day's Best 6 p.m.
Bands galore!

SAN DIEGO: San Diego Tattoo Invitational June 28-30, 2019
San Diego Concourse Golden Hall
202 C St.
San Diego, CA
$20-70, sandiegotattooinvitational.com
Event producer, Bill Canales, promises a world-class event attracting over 5,000 attendees. The three-day show includes more than 150 tattoo artists from all over the globe. San Diego becomes the center of the tattoo world in June!

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE - STATELINE, NV: Tahoe Tattoo Show July 19-21, 2019
Harrah's Casino Lake Tahoe
15 US-50
Stateline, Nevada 89449
$20, tahoe.tattoo
Expected Hours: Friday 2pm to 10pm
Saturday 10am to 10pm
Sunday 10am to 8pm

VENTURA: Seaside Tattoo Show September 6-8, 2019
Ventura County Fairgrounds
10 West Harbor Boulevard
Ventura, CA 93001
$18-20, seasidetattooshow.com

EUREKA: Humboldt County: Lost Coast Tattoo Expo September 13-15, 2019
Bear River Recreation Center
265 Keisner Road
Loleta, CA 95551
Family friendly $5 entry children under 12 free. lostcoasttattooexpo.com
Over 40 award winning artist from across the country with a couple ink master veterans sprinkled in. Concerts- Bone Thugs N Harmony Friday the 13th- Drowning Pool Saturday the 14th Redwood Coast show & shine car & bike show hosted by Tattoo expo on the 14th 9am-5pm For more info contact John McGinnis @ 707-407-6616 

4 out of 6 American adults has a tattoo--similar odds to having a dog. What's all the excitement about? Some people just love their body art and they love it so much, they have run out of space to find any place to stick it on their bodies. You'll see some of that at the tattoo conventions, but you'll also see non-tattooed skin, and you'll see bands, and fashion, and films, and cars. Tattoo conventions are lifestyle gatherings where attendees generally like to show off their skin, and some go to get more tattoos from well known industry names appearing at the events. If you're NOT into getting tattoos but do like the way they look, feast your eyes--but don't gawk when you head for the upcoming events.

Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.

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