02 • 04 October 2020

LOCATION

Cliffbreakers & Riverview INN
700 W Riverside Blvd, Rockford, Illinois 61103
United States

SHOW TIMES

Friday12:00 – 21:00
Saturday12:00 – 21:00
Sunday12:00 – 19:00
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SHOW INFO

Rock River Tattoo Art Expo

Tattooing is undoubtedly a major force in our modern culture. With roots reaching back to the beginning of recorded history, the tattoo art form has evolved into a fine art with a conspicuous presence in today’s world. Tattoo conventions have been a driving force behind the growth of the industry and have become large, dynamic, well-attended centers of trade, attracting artists, vendors and art collectors from all over the world.

The Rock River Tattoo Art Expo will combine aspects of these artist-focused events with the style of a larger convention, open to the public. The two convention floors will be filled with artist and vendor booths, with the artists showcasing not only tattooing but work in other mediums as well. Some booths will feature live painting alongside the tattoo booths. There will be additional vendor booths in some of the hallways and auxiliary spaces along with a museum exhibit showcasing some important tattoo artifacts including some of local significance.

Throughout the weekend there will be activity on the main stage including interviews, talks by high-profile speakers, a historical discussion, tattoo art critiques, and a daily showcase of work that was completed on the convention floor.

  • EZ Tattoo Supply
  • FK IRONS tattoo machines

Current artist list includes: Guy Aitchison, Shawn Barber, Nikko Hurtado, Hannah Aitchison, Kim Saigh, Jeff Gogue, Deano Cook, Bob Tyrrell, Steve Moore, Kari Barba, and more being added weekly.

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untitled - #tattoo by @christinatattoos (Christina Christie) Black Rabbit Tattoo @blackrabbittattoo
, Vancouver Canada
Travel Dates:
10/02/20 to 10/14/20 - Rock River Tattoo Art Expo @RockRiverTattooArtExpo
Cliffbreakers Rockford, IL

#colortattoos #eviltattoos
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untitled - #Tattoo by @christinatattoos (Christina Christie) Black Rabbit Tattoo @blackrabbittattoo , Vancouver Canada Travel Dates: 10/02/20 to 10/14/20 - Rock River Tattoo Art Expo @RockRiverTattooArtExpo Cliffbreakers Rockford, IL #ColorTattoos #EvilTattoos

Kari Barba has been carving her own path in the tattoo world, and clearing the way for others to be whom they want to be no matter what the culture at large says. You need to hear what she has to say.

Octopus Tattoo - #tattoo by @karibarba (Kari Barba)
Part healed, part fresh octopus tattoo on Jason!! Thank you @jasonctak for trusting me with you piece! #octopus #blackandgreytattoo

Outer Limits Tattoo @outerlimitstattoo
22 S. Chestnut Place, Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
Travel Dates:
10/02/20 to 10/14/20 - Rock River Tattoo Art Expo @RockRiverTattooArtExpo
Cliffbreakers Rockford, IL

#animaltattoos #blackandgraytattoos #realistictattoos #natureanimaloctopustattoos
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Kari Barba has been carving her own path in the tattoo world, and clearing the way for others to be whom they want to be no matter what the culture at large says. You need to hear what she has to say. Octopus Tattoo - #Tattoo by @karibarba (Kari Barba) Part healed, part fresh octopus tattoo on Jason!! Thank you @jasonctak for trusting me with you piece! #octopus #blackandgreytattoo Outer Limits Tattoo @outerlimitstattoo 22 S. Chestnut Place, Long Beach, CA 90802 United States Travel Dates: 10/02/20 to 10/14/20 - Rock River Tattoo Art Expo @RockRiverTattooArtExpo Cliffbreakers Rockford, IL #AnimalTattoos #BlackandGrayTattoos #RealisticTattoos #NatureAnimalOctopusTattoos Feed powered by @TattooNOW_dot_com

Chrysanthemum tattoo - #Tattoo by @nickchaboya (Nick Chaboya)
Very much looking forward to the next session! I’m now opening my schedule! Write me with your ideas!

Tattoos by Nick Chaboya @https://buff.ly/2uYHl1j
, San Francisco, CA United States
Travel Dates:
10/02/20 to 10/14/20 - Rock River Tattoo Art Expo @RockRiverTattooArtExpo
Cliffbreakers Rockford, IL

#ColorTattoos #FeminineTattoos #FlowerTattoos
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Chrysanthemum tattoo - #Tattoo by @nickchaboya (Nick Chaboya) Very much looking forward to the next session! I’m now opening my schedule! Write me with your ideas! Tattoos by Nick Chaboya @https://buff.ly/2uYHl1j , San Francisco, CA United States Travel Dates: 10/02/20 to 10/14/20 - Rock River Tattoo Art Expo @RockRiverTattooArtExpo Cliffbreakers Rockford, IL #ColorTattoos #FeminineTattoos #FlowerTattoos Feed powered by @TattooNOW_dot_com

Shoulder Mandala - #tattoo by @coryferguson (Cory Ferguson) Good Point Tattoos @goodpointtattoos
2335 Trafalgar RD., Oakville, ON United States
Travel Dates:
10/02/20 to 10/14/20 - Rock River Tattoo Art Expo @RockRiverTattooArtExpo
Cliffbreakers Rockford, IL

#blackworktattoos #femininetattoos
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Shoulder Mandala - #Tattoo by @coryferguson (Cory Ferguson) Good Point Tattoos @goodpointtattoos 2335 Trafalgar RD., Oakville, ON United States Travel Dates: 10/02/20 to 10/14/20 - Rock River Tattoo Art Expo @RockRiverTattooArtExpo Cliffbreakers Rockford, IL #BlackworkTattoos #FeminineTattoos Feed powered by @TattooNOW_dot_com

Color Sea Turtle Tattoo - #tattoo by @deanocook (Deano Cook)
@deanocook did the first layer of a 2 layer process on the background water of this #seaturtletattoofull sleeve using his own #underwaterphotography.
Much more to come on this soon.

Sink or Swim Tattoo @sinkorswim_studio
1289 Roswell Rd , Marietta, GA 30062 United States
Travel Dates:
10/02/20 to 10/14/20 - Rock River Tattoo Art Expo @RockRiverTattooArtExpo
Cliffbreakers Rockford, IL

#animaltattoos #colortattoos #realistictattoos
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Color Sea Turtle Tattoo - #Tattoo by @deanocook (Deano Cook) @deanocook did the first layer of a 2 layer process on the background water of this #seaturtletattoofull sleeve using his own #underwaterphotography. Much more to come on this soon. Sink or Swim Tattoo @sinkorswim_studio 1289 Roswell Rd , Marietta, GA 30062 United States Travel Dates: 10/02/20 to 10/14/20 - Rock River Tattoo Art Expo @RockRiverTattooArtExpo Cliffbreakers Rockford, IL #AnimalTattoos #ColorTattoos #RealisticTattoos Feed powered by @TattooNOW_dot_com
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