Calgary Tattoo & Arts Festival


18 • 20 October 2019


BMO Centre
Stampede Corral, Roundup Way SW,
Calgary, Alberta,



Friday16:00 – 00:00
Saturday12:00 – 22:00
Sunday12:00 – 18:00



Welcome to the Calgary Tattoo & Arts Festival 2019

The biggest show of its kind in Canada. Over 450 of the best local & international artists. Entertainment, contests, retail exhibits, and tattooing all weekend long!

The Calgary Tattoo & Arts Festival returns to the BMO Centre with its largest show yet. This year, the first annual International Tattoo Competition will debut at the festival! Special guests include artists from TV’s Ink Master, Tattoo Nightmares and NY Ink plus the world’s most tattooed man, Lucky Diamond Rich.

Please Note – Friday is ADULT ONLY Night and a licensed event.
No one under the age of 18 will be permitted (no exceptions).



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  1. Dave 19 October 2019 at 00:23 - Reply

    Anybody available around 8 tomorrow night?

  2. Charlene 18 October 2019 at 21:50 - Reply

    My mom hates tattoos and yelled at me when I got the first one at the age of 28 lol but I have her addicted to watching ink masters. Maybe I can convince her to come with me . Hope to meet some of the artists from the show.

  3. Charlene 18 October 2019 at 21:46 - Reply

    I hope I get to meet Jasmine from tattoo nightmares. Tommy and Gus would be nice as well. I don’t need a cover up but really want a memorial tattoo for my boxer and cockatiel I am coming down Sunday and can’t wait.

  4. Rebecca 17 October 2019 at 10:22 - Reply

    Really hoping to get a 2 piece watercolour tattoo. Michelle Mcleod…. want to join?

  5. Donna Maloney 15 October 2019 at 19:59 - Reply

    I have an arm tattoo, at top of shoulder to mid arm, in desperate need of a cover up. I will be there Saturday if anyone would like to take my embarrassment away

  6. Zbyszek 15 October 2019 at 00:11 - Reply


    I’m intrested
    thank you

  7. Monica Lavoie 9 October 2019 at 14:05 - Reply

    Anne-Marie Merrick, Ashley Godolphin, who want to get tattoo with me? Rhiannon Lavoie, Sherry Schoeler, Michele Dawson, Laurie Phillips-Lamarche….

  8. Dana LeBlanc 16 June 2015 at 03:29 - Reply

    Looking for someone to do some simple script for me at the convention- was going to start a big piece but now just want something simple. If anyone has any interest please let me know!

  9. Lawrence Banman 27 March 2015 at 05:16 - Reply

    I'm gonna get my 1st 2nd and 3rd done that weekend.

  10. Amber Croswell 24 March 2015 at 20:15 - Reply

    Any word on what artist are coming to Calgary in October 2015?

  11. Steve Dunford 25 February 2015 at 10:10 - Reply

    I will be there doing that style

  12. Matthew Menczyk 25 February 2015 at 04:48 - Reply

    plans on going

  13. Brad Cameron 5 February 2015 at 17:03 - Reply

    Looking for an artist outside of Canada and possibly outside of the states to do my tattoo. I had an artist from Norway do mine for years so any artists from a different country tattooing at this years show? Thanks

  14. Cassie Mohan 19 October 2014 at 05:56 - Reply

    Interested about going to this tomorrow only heard about it today , got a bad tattoo on my side tried to get it covered and looks worse :( can you go there and speak to artists that would give advice :) what way does it work ??

  15. Onefree Naturalhuman 18 October 2014 at 04:06 - Reply

    I'll do it

  16. Shyla Rae Dowell 18 October 2014 at 01:20 - Reply

    What time does the expo open tomorrow

  17. Alexis Shears 17 October 2014 at 21:37 - Reply

    Wanting to finish my arm piece it is a dragon koi I need the background and two flowers to be done. Or a small wrist or ankle tattoo or possibly be a canvas for a free tattoo depending on the piece

  18. Lorina Hay Doyle 17 October 2014 at 18:11 - Reply

    Meg Niittynen @ Underground Ink does watercolor

  19. Kimberly Berg 15 October 2014 at 21:32 - Reply

    Looking for an artist who does Mandalas!! Or maybe some fill in around my dragon tattoo!! Please!!!

  20. Sue Merriam 14 October 2014 at 20:14 - Reply

    Randy just had two spots open up you can try to qualify uh emailing! Email right now.

  21. Mishayla Rocque 12 October 2014 at 16:44 - Reply

    If there's anyone who'd be willing to do my shoulder I'd be so grateful

  22. Maggie O'Brien 10 October 2014 at 22:35 - Reply

    I'm coming from Toronto for this! Anyone doing Water color tattoos?

  23. Amelia Lavallee 6 October 2014 at 22:34 - Reply

    I would like to book a piece with someone. If any one has available spots please e mail me at i am wanting a graphic art piece…Asian inspired, skull, son city feel. I will be there on Friday and Saturday. Someone pleeeeeez contact me.

  24. Mark Bertelsen 6 October 2014 at 18:24 - Reply

    How do I book an appointment with one of the attending artists?

  25. Paige Johns 4 October 2014 at 15:48 - Reply

    I have a Cpl spots still available.

  26. Paige Johns 4 October 2014 at 15:47 - Reply

    What are you looking to get done?

  27. Taylor Wolfe 2 October 2014 at 19:25 - Reply

    i will be attendin my wife and I would both like to get some ink hers would be an add on or a cover up if possible and i would like a portrait tatoo so if this is up your alley contact (780 934 7559) Taylor or MIlly

  28. Jon Kozak 24 September 2014 at 10:29 - Reply

    I will be attending the tattoo show and want elbow and shoulder peace I hope there is an artist out there that would like to do this its free rain put something bad ass….587 876 1189 Jon ..I have a foo dog and a hannya mask on my forearm artis

  29. Sue Merriam 11 September 2014 at 17:06 - Reply

    Tj Smithers the artists are highly sought after. There is a list of artists but not their availability schedule. You will have to pick a realism artist and email them directly as they have no problem finding people. Randy Engelhard "Heaven of Colours"and Mike DeVries I know are both booked. If there is someone in particular you want to get inked by, its a really good idea to follow them on Facebook and bookmark their websites to stay posted. Usually you have to email the same day they announce a new convention and even then you aren't guaranteed to get a spot. They also choose who will fit their time well and who's idea they feel they want to tackle. I wish you lots of luck. You do have to do your own leg work though. Its worth it though.

  30. Sue Merriam 11 September 2014 at 16:45 - Reply

    you have to email the artist individually

  31. Tj Smithers 11 September 2014 at 16:48 - Reply

    Is there a list or something on facebook so I can see who still has openings ? Kind of a shot in the dark messaging a bunch of people.

  32. Tj Smithers 11 September 2014 at 07:08 - Reply

    Anyone who does realism taking bookings for Calgary expo? I'm already In with Levi Barnett but I'd like to get my wife In to for Saturday? I know this is a long shot but thought I'd give it a try . Ps who's the special celeb guests this year anyone know yet?

  33. Ted Koch 9 September 2014 at 22:19 - Reply

    hi Madison,my name is teddy I would like to make an appointment for this years Calgary tattoo convention. reach me at thxs.

  34. Cam-Lorell Forster 21 August 2014 at 16:41 - Reply

    Super excited!!!

  35. Tat Chic 14 August 2014 at 23:06 - Reply

    yay cant wait.. see you all there friends!

  36. Pic-Man Tattoo 18 July 2014 at 20:03 - Reply

    Will be attending again this year!! 306-384-7887 – there are still 2 spots available!

  37. Jeff Armstrong 1 July 2014 at 16:53 - Reply

    I'm looking to get a couple things done but am open to suggestions. Give me a shout if you need a canvas

  38. Gordon Hart 28 May 2014 at 18:55 - Reply

    Looking to get a full sleeve done, would love to get it done this year at the show. If any artist is into that. can sit in the chair for a very long time!!! PLEASE !!!!

  39. Madison Loftis 2 May 2014 at 19:48 - Reply

    this is Maddie la Belle from Ink Master Season 3! I will be attending this year and taking appointments now at or 321-210-9078 :]

  40. PrimalAttitude Distributions 20 March 2014 at 19:09 - Reply

    CALGARY: We'll be back again this year for the Alberta Bound Tattoo & Arts Festival. Amazing show last year, even bigger planned for this year. Again we'll be bringing Sullen Art Collective Clothing, Along with the Inked Up Rockstar World Tour.
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  41. Johnny Innes 18 October 2013 at 06:13 - Reply

    no real information on this site

  42. Johnny Innes 18 October 2013 at 06:12 - Reply

    can I get tickets at the door?

  43. Dakota Codii Pasher-Owl 16 October 2013 at 19:00 - Reply

    I wanna come!! :)

  44. Terri Stadey-England 16 October 2013 at 16:07 - Reply

    Yayyy and you can too lol

  45. Stacy Metigwab-owl 16 October 2013 at 16:06 - Reply

    im going this year i want some ink

  46. Michelle Gauvreau 10 October 2013 at 02:29 - Reply

    Looking to get my parents memorial tattoo done if an artist is up for it!! I'll be there.

  47. Keith Jarvis 10 October 2013 at 00:06 - Reply

    Anyway of getting a freebe tat im up for a challenge

  48. Carol Fraser 25 September 2013 at 23:37 - Reply

    Plus my beautiful son will be there so if you want Clay to do some work for you, closer to home better call "Don't Look Down" at 250-862-8282 ASAP. Much love….

  49. Carol Fraser 24 September 2013 at 17:09 - Reply

    The tattoo used to be a mark of guilt or shame imposed on people to advertise their status as criminals and outcasts. It was like wearing a sign that said “victimize me.” Penitentiaries are showcases of skin art. Today, the gallery is expanding to include the world without oppression. I can't wait for this event!

  50. Tiffany Nicole Starecki 4 September 2013 at 03:57 - Reply

    I must go to this!

  51. James Hansen 23 August 2013 at 04:12 - Reply

    if someone needs an empty spot to work on, or wants to do some transformation I have something you can play with. inbox me

  52. Krissy Allard 13 August 2013 at 20:08 - Reply

    Can't wait to go to this! Would def. be up for being a live canvas at the show!

  53. Shane Risler 10 August 2013 at 05:58 - Reply

    any idea how I get tickets to this years show?

  54. Debbie Friedenberger 19 July 2013 at 19:07 - Reply

    would love to have a piece done so if anyone needs a canvas please email me looking for real tiger.

  55. Jeremy Payne 10 July 2013 at 23:08 - Reply

    I'm going for sure and am super excited to be someone's canvas. Message me!

  56. Catherine Speed 6 July 2013 at 21:18 - Reply

    Need to go this year, I want more tattoos FYI so if anyone needs a canvas to work on for anyway reason, gimme a message :D

  57. Bryce Golding 22 June 2013 at 00:48 - Reply

    I'm defenatly going this year!

  58. Karen Snyder 7 May 2013 at 18:06 - Reply

    I can't wait!

  59. Susanne Stocken 6 March 2013 at 17:41 - Reply

    I think I MUST go…again…was there in 2006.

    • Pauline Lightfoot 6 March 2013 at 20:19 - Reply

      Maybe I will go with you…

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