California Tattoo Festivals


Tattoo Festivals, Conventions

MONTEREY: Ink at the Bay Tattoo Festival June 3-5, 2022. Over 100 tattoo artists from around the globe display their talent to the backdrop of live music from Noche de Banda, Featuring LA CREACION, Santa Cruda, True Zion, Maiz, Lujan & Militia of Love and Richard Vex. Aztec dancers, youth art contest, tattooing on site, tattoo contest, dancing, face painting, craft vendors and food vendors, plus a Oldies Car Club  Car Show, pin-up contest, tattoo contest and more. Location: Monterey County Fairgrounds Monterey, CA inkatthebay/ | tattoo

SANTA ROSA: Santa Rosa Tattoos and Blues April 22-24, 2022
Flamingo Conference Resort & Spa
2777 Fourth Street
Santa Rosa, California 95404
Three days of bands performing, world-renowned tattoo artists, competitions, and contests.  


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

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

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

OROVILLE: Feather Falls Tattoo Expo 2019 February 22-24, 2019
Feather Falls Casino
Mooretown Gymnasium
3 Alverda Dr.
Oroville, CA 95966
Free admission,
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, moved from OC to LA and now - no news!
 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 
Hyatt Regency SFO
1333 Bayshore Ave.
Burlingame, CA
$30 / day approx.
World Renown Tattoo Artists, Great Music, Tattooing, Exciting Entertainment
Expected Hours
Friday 5pm - 11pm
Saturday 11am - 11pm
Sunday 11am - 6pm

SAN DIEGO: San Diego Tattoo Invitational last held in 2021
San Diego Concourse Golden Hall
202 C St.
San Diego, CA
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
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

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.
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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