Top 10 Tattoo Conventions 2009

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Bring on the 2009 circuses of INK! Whether you are hoping to see, be seen, or rub inked elbows with the most coveted professionals in the tattoo industry, we’ve picked the top 10 tattoo conventions of 2009 to keep you covered all year long.

Singapore Tattoo Show: January 9-11, 2009

Location: Singapore Expo Exhibition

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The first annual Singapore Tattoo Show will gather famed tattoo artists from around the world, including show ambassador Chris Garver of “Miami Ink.” The show is sponsored by the Singapore Tourism board and will feature tattoo contests, trade seminars and live performances. Event Partner is Utopia Studio owned by Kirby Lian who is also the shows mentor.

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The Organizers of the 1st Singapore Tattoo Show also run a lively facebook group: Tattoo Artistry which is open for all to join, visit

Miami Tattoo Expo: January 9-11, 2009

Location: Miami Beach Convention Center

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The 2009 Miami Tattoo Expo, formerly the Gold Coast Tattoo Expo, will include world-renowned tattoo artists, live tattooing and piercing demonstrations, seminars, custom cars and choppers, special guests and much more.

23rd Annual New York AM-JAM Tattoo Expo: January 23 – 25, 2009

Location: Holiday Inn – Syracuse/Liverpool (Exit 37) New York

Contact Information: 518.893.2273


Imagine three epic days of all things Ink. Expo features live music, special guest the “Lizard Man,” over 75 working artists and piercers, tattoo competitions including “Tattoo of the Day” awards, leather and jewelry vendors.

14th Annual Motor City Tattoo Expo: February 27-March 1, 2009

Location: Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center, Detroit, Michigan

Contact Information: 517.540.6055


Award-winning tattoo artists, tattoo competitions, trade seminars and vendors from throughout the nation will help celebrate the 14th year of this famous Expo in Detroit.

Sydney Tattoo & Body Art Expo: March 6-8, 2009

Location: Sydney Showground, Australia

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The first annual Sydney Tattoo & Body Art Expo will feature over 100 international artists and body piercers, tattoo supplies, merchandise, 8 live bands, tattoo contests and a tattoo art-fusion project.

via Top Ten Tattoo Conventions in 2009.

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5 responses to “Top 10 Tattoo Conventions 2009

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    Baltimore, MD at the Sheraton Baltimore City Center Hotel. January 23rd, 24th, 25th, 2009. Hotel Res.: 410-752-1100(mention the convention ). Over 100 world famous tattoo artists, sideshow acts, burlesque dancers, contests and more For more info: 800-541-8239 or go to

  3. LTC

    The 2nd Annual Liverpool Tattoo Convention takes place on the 6th/7th June 2009, following on from the success of the 2008 show which became the premier alternative cultural event in the North West of England. The 2 day convention has been expanded and will now feature more artists, traders, entertainments and a few surprises are in store!!
    The Liverpool convention will be packed with high calibre tattoo artists from the UK, Europe, America and as far away as Singapore.
    Over 130 artists invited from prominent studios around the world will be on hand to demonstrate their highly skilled art, the display of tattooing will be complemented by live music, a market area selling alternative clothing, jewellery and gifts and after show parties at top Liverpool venues. Competitions will be running throughout the weekend such as best black and grey tattoo, best colour, best portrait, in addition Liverpool will again be running ‘Tattoo Duel’ which is unique to the Liverpool convention, two Duel’s will run on the Saturday and another two on the Sunday and sees nine top artists go head to head to produce a themed tattoo within a timeframe.
    The convention will occupy the whole of the Liverpool Guild of Students building situated on Mount Pleasant on the 6/7th June 2008. For more information check or from which tickets are available priced at £18 per day or £35 for a two day pass.

  4. we would like to come next year…if possible,let us know when you are booking for booths please.thank you..paolo

  5. Yeah, It’s really great, the list really helped me as a tattoo fan.

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