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We want to see YOU at These August Conventions

While we are always here to take care of you via the Kingpin website and over the phone, it’s great to be able to work with the people that support us in person at conventions. There’s nothing like putting a face to a name, a shop, and an Instagram profile!


Here are the Tattoo Conventions in which you’ll be able to find the Kingpin Team this August



Wildwood Tattoo Beach Bash

When:August 10th-12th                                    

Where: 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood, NJ 08260

Public Hours: Friday 12-11pm, Saturday 11am- 11pm, and Sunday 11am- 8pm

 

After spending years in the industry, Mike Siderio made his hometown convention dreams come true with the Wildwood Tattoo Beach Bash. The 2018 convention marks it’s 9th trip around the sun. Aside from live tattooing, supply heaven and art contests, the weekend boss thrill shows, sideshows, a suspension show and swimsuit contest.


Honorable Mentions: Dannii G., Jordan Tattoons, Lee Cramer

 

Check out the set-up and grab your booth at www.wildwoodtattoo.com

 


South Florida Tattoo Expo  

When: August 10th-12th                                    

Where: Coral Springs Marriott, 11775 Herron Bay Blvd, Coral Springs, FL 33076

Public Hours: Friday 12pm- 1am, Saturday 12pm- 1am, Sunday 12- 7pm

 

This South Florida expo is more than just a convention with a huge tattoo contest. From the hundreds of artists and vendors to the wild shows, it’s one we are stoked to be a part of. And better yet, the expo benefits the James Jr Fund and Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, so the good times are also for good causes!


Honorable Mentions: Tyler Nolan, Ettore Bechis



 

In memory of “Tattoo Dave” Amchir. You are missed!

 

Check out the set-up and grab your booth atwww.floridatattooexpo.com


Virginia Beach Tattoo Festival

When: August 10th-12th                                    

Where: Virginia Beach Convention Center, 1000 19th Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Public Hours: Friday 12-11pm, Saturday 11am- 11pm, Sunday 12-8pm

 

With over 20 tattoo contests, multiple seminars and the Miss VA Beach Pin-Up Girl Bikini Contest (with $2500 in cash and prizes), this convention will put you to work. They don’t skimp on the fun though! Check out special guest, Enigma, a BMX stunt team, Mike Skiver’s Tattoo Museum, live painting and more!

 

Honorable Mentions: Joe Tatum, Rich Helton, Phillip Wolves, Kristel Oreto

Check out the set-up and grab your booth at www.vbtattoofest.com

 


West Virginia Tattoo Expo

When: August 17th-19th

Where: Morgantown Event Center, 2 Waterfront Pl, Morgantown, WV 26501

Public Hours: Friday 12-10pm, Saturday 12- 10pm, Sunday 12-7pm

 

For the 6th year in a row, the West Virginia Tattoo Expo is taking over Morgantown. Home of the Miss Tattooed West Virginia Pageant, multiple contests, the Tattoo Machine Fabrication, History and Maintenance Seminar and On the Scene Emergency and Health Training, this convention has plenty of excitement going on to keep you sharing your best work!

 

Pro Tip: The Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place offers huge discounts when you mention the code wvtattooexpo.

 

Honorable Mentions: Tony Urbanek, Rick Cherry

Check out the set-up and grab your booth at www.wvtattooexpo.com

 


Hell City Tattoo Convention 

When: August 24th-26th                      

Where: Biltmore Resort, 24OO East Missouri Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85016                                                  

Public Hours: Friday 12-11pm, Saturday 12-11pm, Sunday 12-8pm (then pool party)

 

From Chris Dingwell’s “Maintaining Boundaries, Respect, and Safety in Tattooing” to Melissa Ferranto’s “Studio Management” and Sailor Jesse’s “Vagabond: A Seminar For The Traveling Artist”, the Hell City Tattoo Convention will keep your business skills on point between client appointments. And don’t forget about the fun- Hell City invites you to “swim your sins away” at the many Biltmore after (pool)parties!

 

Honorable Mentions:Tiffer WrightJosh Payne
 

 Check out the set-up and grab your booth at www.hellcity.com

 


Inkin the Coast     

When: August 31st- September 2nd                 

Where: 2350 Beach Blvd., Biloxi, MS 39531                                                 

Public Hours: Friday 1-11pm, Saturday 11am-11pm, Sunday 11am- 8pm

 

With over 20 tattoo contests and a beard and mustache competition, there’s plenty of room to flaunt your work in Biloxi.

 

Pro Tip: If you stay at the Quality Inn Biloxi Beach, use the code Inking the Coast for a discount.

 

Honorable Mentions: The whole Chico’s Marked for Life Crew


Check out the set-up and grab your booth at www.inkinthecoast.com


Carolina Tattoo and Arts Fest 

When: August 31st-September 2nd               

Where: 1001 West Ave, NW Lenoir, NC 28645

Public Hours: Friday 3- 10pm, Saturday 12-10pm, Sunday 12-8pm

 

This is the 4th Annual Carolina Tattoo Convention hosted by Dragon's Den Tattoo Company in downtown Lenoir, NC. Grab all the Carolina BBQ you can eat, stock up on supplies and have fun Labor Day weekend!

 

Honorable Mentions:Judy Parker , Ashley StoverPatrick Flynn, Russ Abbott

 

Check out the set-up and grab your booth atwww.carolinatattooandartsgathering.com


 

Which conventions will we see you at this August? Be sure to follow us on Instagram for who’s repine the booth and where you can find us at the show!

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