The 8th annual Baltimore Tattoo Arts Convention is being held April 10th through the 12th at the Baltimore Convention Center. As much as we love every convention, this one is near and dear to us. Tattoo Expos are always a blast but this one promises an unforgettable weekend right here in our own home town. Painful Pleasures will be at the convention in full force with over five booths and of course, our very own Painful family.
Resident artists including Dee Sanchez, BillBill Webbz, Mike Dolch, Stevie Monie, Derek Entenmann, and Ashley Reynolds will all be in attendance. There will be over 400 of the world’s best tattoo artists including special guests from Ink Master, Best Ink, LA Ink, and Tattoo Nightmares. In between being star struck, pierced, and tattooed, you’ll be entertained by Lucky Daredevil Thrill Show, Marlo Marquise, Olde City Sideshow, Live Human Suspension, Half Pint Brawlers, and more. You can also sign up for the Miss Tattooed Baltimore Pageant or enter your tattoo masterpieces in over 20 contest categories.
If you can make the trip, do it! This is definitely a weekend you’ll want to be a part of. For your convenience there are four different hotels within walking distance of the Convention Center. The party doesn’t stop at the end of day though, there are multiple after parties taking place including a bash on Saturday night at the Horseshoe Casino. The hours are flexible and give you plenty of time to come out and witness this tattoo extravaganza. The convention starts Friday at 2pm and runs until 12am. Saturday and Sunday doors open at 11am.
If you’re an avid lover of tattoos, piercings, or simply a good time, the Baltimore Tattoo Convention hosted by Villain Arts is the place for you to be this weekend. While wondering around the Convention Center be sure to check out the Painful Pleasures booth and meet our incredible team. We hope to see you there!