June 22-24, 2012
Friday 4pm â€“ Midnight
Saturday Noon â€“ Midnight
Sunday Noon â€“ 10pm
Hyatt Regency Hotel
400 South East Second Ave.
Miami, Florida 33131
General Admission â€“ 1 Day Pass
$20.00 in advance
$30.00 at the door
General Admission – 3 Day Pass
$45.00 in advance
$60.00 at the door
Children 12 and under are FREE.
A tattoo convention is a meeting and exhibition for tattoo practitioners and enthusiasts,as well as anyone who wishes to see the world of tattooing up close.Tattoo conventions range from small events sponsored by a local business that may last a day, to major international conventions spanning a weekend or the better part of a week.They may include contests and exhibitions, booths selling tattoo-related items and even booths rented for use by tattoo artists who work during the convention. Collectors may attend conventions specifically to obtain a tattoo from a particular visiting artist.
Other events may include professional events such as workshops and meetings as well as social events.Contests, usually restricted to registered participants, usually feature a variety of categories: portraits, new school, traditional, black-and-gray, tribal, oriental, backpieces, sleeves and so on.
Judging may be by vote or by a panel of judges.
Featured Artists: Jesse Smith, Ron Russo, Jeremy Miller, Bili Vegas, Phil Garcia, Frank La Natra, Jon Montalvo, Vince Villalvazo, Stefano, Liz Cook, Paul Acker, Timmy B, and many more.