Celebrity Experiences

This year we will be having special meet and greets, photo ops, and more with some of our celebrity guests. Join our mailing list to find out when new celebrity artist experiences are announced and if you want to know before everyone else, sign up for our text list! Quantities will be limited.

Live Tattooing

There will be over 150+ amazing tattoo artists covering every style in the industry. Check out our current line up of tattoo artitsts here.

Kids Activities

The convention is family-friendly until 8PM and we have a dedicated area for kids that includes a bounce house, caricature artist, face painting and a bunch of other fun activities to keep them occupied. We also have our annual kids tattoo competition where your children, between the ages of 3 and 12, can "tattoo" their parents, friends, and/or siblings. Don't worry these tattoos are temporary. Once completed they can compete these "tattoos" for a chance to win a slew of prizes.


This convention isn't just about tattooing. We will have a wide array of local artists, crafters, thrift boutiques, and more exhibiting their goods and creations all weekend long. Check out who's coming this year and plan ahead.

Food & Beverages

We have a hand-selected menu that we have curated through the hotel Bistro as well as multiple food trucks with some of the best food that Richmond has to offer. To compliment all this amazing food, there are bars scattered throughout the venue that consist of your typical go-tos as well as a few speciaility drinks. We offer Food and Beverage Vouchers at a discount if you buy them ahead of time. 

Live Art For Charity

We gather amazing artists from all over the world to do their artwork live on a 3' x 3' canvas. These canvases will be auctioned off to benefit charity. We will be announcing this year's artists on Instagram so be sure to follow us to stay in the loop. 

Tattoo Competitions

We will be having a range of tattoo competitions for artists/collectors to compete in. Prizes for the artist and collector will be given to all the winners. All VIP tickets come with free entries.

"Get what you Hit" Booth

Test your marksmanship skills while earning a tattoo in the process. At this booth, there will be a giant board covered in a ton of different tattoo designs. Your task, if you choose to accept it, is to hit the design of your choice with a weapon from our arsenal. Don't get too excited, these aren't real weapons! Whatever you hit, you get.

If for whatever reason you don't like the design that you hit, then you can purchase additional shots for $20 a pop. All VIP tickets come with at least one free shot.
(Limited to one tattoo per day).

"Get what you Get" Booth

Put your fate (and arm) in the hands of a skilled tattoo artist. At this booth, we will have mulitple sheets of different tattoo designs on display. Your task, if you're brave enough to accept it, is to choose one of those sheets and put your arm through the hole. At this point it's up to the tattoo artist on the other side to select your fate.  

This booth is first come, first served and priorty will be given to VIP ticket holders.
(Limited to one tattoo per day).

PinUp Competition

Don't miss the 2024 Miss RVA PinUp Competition hosted by The Baby Girl Vintage! Bring your class, sass, and ink to center stage for a chance to be crowned "Miss RVA PinUp" and take home a piece of the epic prize pool. The competition will be held on Sunday, Oct 20th at 5pm. If you'd like more info or would like to sign up for the competition, please fill out this signup form.

Poker Tournament

The Dead Poker society will be hosting its annual Poker tournament at this year's Richmond Tattoo and Arts Convention. Tournaments will take place on Friday and Saturday night starting at 10pm. Winners of those two tournaments will earn a space at the final table, on Sunday Night at 10pm, where they can win cash and prizes! First place will receive $1500, Second Place $750, Third Place $375, and all runnerups will receive consolation prizes.
To participate in the tournament all you need is a VIP ticket and to fill out this signup form. Space is limited, so sign up ASAP.

Magic (MTG) Tournament

Billy & Ogre's Games will be hosting a Magic The Gathering tournament. More details to come once we get closer to the event. If you'd like to stay up to date on the details be sure to join our mailing list below.

Seither Games Tournament

The Battle Bunnies will be hosting their annual Seither Games. This is a tournament for the Seither Chronicles™ Trading Card Game that they founded. In order to play you must have a VIP ticket and your own deck. The winner of the tournament will get a custom trophey and a grand prize TBA.

Become an Exbihitor

Artist Submission

Artist Contact Form

Artist Submission

Become a Volunteer

(All volunteers will receive a Free Richmond Tattoo & Arts Convention T-Shirt for helping out)
(For every hour that you Volunteer at the Richmond Tattoo & Arts Convention, Loose Screw Tattoo will give you free tattoo time. On Wednesday, Thursday, Friday Morning and Monday Morning you will receive $15 of FREE TATTOO TIME for every hour worked and on Friday Evening, Saturday and Sunday you will receive $10 of FREE TATTOO TIME per every hour worked)

Book Your Hotel!

Book your Room!

We’re taking over the DoubleTree by Hilton Richmond – Midlothian and we're sharing our convention discount with you! Stay the night, enjoy the full convention experience, but most importantly, party safe knowing you can have a drink or two and don’t have to drive.
(We will do our best to accommodate, however due to availability we cannot guarantee that we will be able to put you on your preferred floor)
(We will do our best to accommodate, however due to availability we cannot guarantee that we will be able to put you in your preferred room type. If we cannot get your preferred room, we will let you know immediately)
Each night is $193.80 + 3% processing fee. (Cancellations: 24 hours notice prior to check-in date is required. Cancellations after that point are subject to be charged a total of one night's stay. There is a $50 early check-out fee for any reservation that vacates the room early)

Official Richmond Tattoo & Arts Convention Merchandise

(If you have purchased multiple T-Shirts then please list any additional sizes below.)
(If you have purchased multiple T-Shirts then please list any additional sizes below.)