If you're on pins and needles about getting a new tattoo, this weekend is your shot. Tons of the best artists across the globe are arriving for the second-annual Houston Tattoo Arts Convention on June 7th through June 9th.
From local to international to tattoo-TV celebrities, you're in good hands with the artists there to teach you how it's done. Special guests include several stars from Ink Master and several others.
- Shanghai Kate
- Justin Coppolino from Tattoos After Dark
- JP Roland from Ink Master season 11
- Mystical Mike from Ink Master season 3
- James Vaughn fom Ink Master season 1 and 7
- Anwon Boneface Johnson from Ink Master season 8 and 9
- Al Fliction from Ink Master season 1
You can view the entire artist and vendor list here.
Tickets run for $20 a day or $40 for a three-day pass, and they're only sold at the door. You can catch some live tattoo shows from 2 pm to 11 pm on Friday, from 11 am to 11 pm on Saturday, and 11 am to 8 pm on Sunday.
Among other live performances will be Alakazam the Human Knot. And yep, he does exactly what you think he does.
There will also be jewelry, clothing, and artwork to top of every tattoo enthusiasts look. Plus, there will even be live human suspension above you as you get your ex's name covered up. Perfect.
For an extra $10, you can enter a tattoo contest. "Tattoo of the Day" will be awarded and prizes include machinery like the Bloodmoney Irons, and Axys Rotary.
Now is your shot to get that crazy tattoo you've been wanting. Because I have a feeling a tattoo like this wouldn't come out this good at just any old tattoo parlor.
Houston Tattoo Arts Convention
Address: 1 NRG Park, Houston, Texas 77054
Why you need to go: All the best tattoo artists and fellow tatted friends will be there.