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Tampa Convention Center Welcomes Thousands of Tattoo Enthusiasts

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The 6th Annual Villain Arts Tattoo Arts Convention returns to the Tampa Convention Center this month, from October 18th - 20th. This event will feature local, national, and international tattoo artists to give attendees fresh ink and share industry knowledge with other professionals. Special guests to attend include artists from 9MAG and various television shows, like Ink Master, Tattoos After Dark, How Far Is Tattoo Far, and Tattoos After Dark.

Tattoo contests will be held throughout the weekend - in unique categories like “Most Unusual”, “Best Lettering”, and more. Winners will take home trophies & plaques for 1st, 2nd and 3rd placing. Attendees can also look forward to fire dancing performances, a live human suspension artist, and a pinup contest. The pinup contest will take place Saturday, October 19th at 4:30pm - registration and information can be found here. Throughout the weekend, rows of vendors and exhibitors will offer attendees various industry related products, like tattoo supplies, jewelry, clothing, and artwork.

A full schedule of events can be found on the here on the Villain Arts website. Single-day passes for the event start at $20 and 3-day passes start at $40. Tickets can be purchased at the show or in advance online here.


Event Date Times

Friday: 2 P.M. - 12 A.M.

Saturday: 11 A.M. - 12 A.M. 

Sunday 11 A.M. - 8 P.M.