Welcome to our Frequently Asked Questions page about Tattoo Conventions and World Tattoo Events. Since our industry is all about tattoos, we have collected for you some interesting FAQ’s about the tattoos as well.

Last update: May 2022


A tattoo convention is a meeting and exhibition for tattoo practitioners and enthusiasts, as well as for anyone who wishes to see and experience the art of tattooing. Usually tattoo conventions also offer a rich entertainment program, in the form of live shows, freak shows, live music, seminars, tattoo contests and pretty much anything else related to the tattoo culture.

Unless you don’t have a special relation of agreement with the Tattoo Artist, there is no such thing as free tattoos at conventions. Instead expect to pay at least $100 an hour, when getting tattooed at tattoo conventions.

Usually tattoo events are organized by tattoo industry’s professional individuals and/or companies . They usually are famous tattoo artists, big tattoo suppliers or even tattoo media professionals.

This is a question which gets asked a lot, implying to offer skin in exchange for a free tattoo during tattoo conventions. This is something that totally depends on the tattoo artist and it may sometimes be possible if for example the artist is looking for a tattoo model, in order to participate at a tattoo contest.

For any questions or inquiry about tattoo conventions, we advise to directly contact the events organizers. Contact information are usually published on their WTE events pages, official websites and social media channels.

Generally YES. Entrance tickets, usually costs anywhere between $10 to $30+ a day. Most tattoo conventions offer a large variety of entertainment, side shows and the opportunity to get tattooed by some of the very best tattoo artists on the planet. In our experience it’s always worth the price.

Tickets are always available at the door and many conventions offer also advance tickets online (often for a discounted price). Here on WTE we have  a dedicated page of tattoo conventions selling advanced tickets. If you plan to visit a particularly busy convention, we strongly suggest to reserve your entrance tickets online to avoid long entrance queues.

One of the biggest advantage of tattoo conventions is that is possible to get tattooed by some of the world best tattoo artists. We strongly advise to contact (and book) your favorite artist as soon as you possibly can, via Instagram (99.9% of tattoo artists are on Instagram). Please keep in mind that the most famous artists may have a very limited availability during conventions.

Making pictures at tattoo conventions is generally well accepted, unless otherwise stated by the organization. However use your common sense and don’t be too invasive when taking pictures.  Also try not to interrupt tattoo artists while they are working  (that would just be plain rude).
In any case always ask before taking pictures and you will be fine.

Most tattoo conventions allow kids entrance (usually for free). However in same cases (for example when conventions are offering show suitable only to an adult audience), children will not be admitted.