Tattoos - once you have one, something makes you go back to get more. Maybe it's covering our body in art, maybe it's the symbolism behind a piece, or you simply think something is cool - whatever tattoos mean to you, you can get inked this June at a massive Tattoo and Art Expo in St. Petersburg.
This will be the Ink Mania Tattoo and Art Expo's 3rd year running in St. Petersburg, and the event has only continued to grow with each passing year. This year's event is being held at the Coliseum, an 18,000 sqft pace large enough to accommodate all the extras that are coming to Ink Mania 2019.
This year's Ink Mania event will feature 9 local and international award-winning artists, who will be doing what they do best - putting works of art on skin. The list of artists includes Bryan Sanchez, known for his sketchy watercolor tattoos and is admired by over 33k followers on Instagram. Tattoo Master featured artist Frank La Natura will also be there with his signature cartoon style.
You can see some of their beautiful work below.
Aside from getting or watching people get kick-ass tattoos, this event will have over 100 vendors, selling various merch and art for you to collect, including Nerd Culture, where you can get exclusive Funko Pop figures.
While browsing for your favorite gear - you can dance to the beat from the live music. They'll also be offering special performances & entertainment throughout the entire weekend. You can even attend tattoo seminars to learn more about the trade or meet with attending artists.
You won't have to plan your meals at this expo either. There will be a bunch of food trucks to keep you full and energized at this event. You can even purchase CBD infused goodies from Tasty Relief - who have infused Oreos AND White Chocolate Resees.
Ink Mania will also be hosting tattoo contests and motorcycle contests, giving out awards to the winners. You'll be able to leave your colorful mark at the event on the graffiti wall, get creative at the art fusion wall, meet with special guests, and much much more.
Single-day passes to the event will run you $25, or if you go all in for a 3 Day Pass it'll be $60. All children under 12 are free. If you happen to be a governmental employee (cop, firefighter, paramedic, etc) you will receive 10% off your ticket price.
If you want to add to your sleeve, check out some talented artists, & satisfy your hunger all while enjoying killer tunes, the Ink Mania Tattoo And Art Expo will take place June 7th-9th. The event will be held at The Coliseum in St. Pete - located at 535 4th Ave N, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701.
For more information about the event or to purchase tickets, check out the UNation event page here.