The Nation’s Only Native Owned Tattoo Expo

Getting tattooed

Welcome to the most exciting tattoo event in the country! Doors open at 12 noon and that is when the excitement starts! Walk right in and start browsing the many tattoo artists portfolios. When you see one you like, don’t be bashful. Speak directly to the artists about what you are looking for and if you are ready to get tattooed. The artist will then work with you on pricing and available times. To see some of the artists that will be tattooing click on the event page.


During the day starting at 3pm we have amazing stage entertainment! Drop by the main stage to see insane human suspension shows, sideshows, tattoo awards and live national music acts! Be sure to check out our industry vendors including tattoo supply companies, art vendors, clothing, Native art and food and drinks.

native art and tattooing

Check out the local Native art exhibits as as well as traditional hand tap tattooing! Artists vary by location so be sure to check the event page for more details.

ticket levels

Weekend passes are always your best bet, nothing is worse than finding the perfect artist and them not being able to tattoo you until the following day. Besides that a weekend pass will always be the best value. Admission prices include all concerts and shows! Day passes are available and in some venues,  VIP will also be available.


Once you get that amazing tattoo swing by the main stage starting at 9pm Friday and Saturday night for a concert! Native Ink only books national acts. This is a great way to see an intimate concert with some amazing bands at no extra charge. The sound, lights and production are always top notch at Native Ink! Check the ticket page for VIP options in certain venues.


Native Ink awards are some of the best in the industry. All are custom made per event and we never have basic wood plaques or gold plated plastic trophies! For a complete list of awards and schedule please click on the Awards section of our site.