You’ve just been invited to the Richmond Tattoo, Art & Music Festival! …Now what?

Maybe you’re a grandfathered artist who has faithfully joined us year after year, or perhaps this is your first year attending the show. In any case, we’re excited to host you! This resource will explain two important steps that you’ll need to follow in order to attend the Annual Richmond Tattoo, Art & Music Festival. Each step should be followed through to properly register as an attending artist.

1. Obtain your Virginia Temporary Tattoo License (Out of State tattooers only.)

A.) Fill out the Limited Term Tattooer License Application found HERE. If you are a tattoo studio fill out the Limited Parlor License HERE.

B.) Get your BBP, CPR, and First Aid medical certifications through one of these APPROVED VENDORS.                         

*If your medical certifications are not obtained through one of the approved vendors, the DPOR will consider them invalid and deny your application.*

C.) Email your Limited Term Tattooer License Application, your current tattoo license, and medical certifications to: [email protected]

D.) This must be received by the Event Coordinator no later than July 14th. 

2. Obtain an event insurance policy.

A.) Contact your individual or studio’s insurance carrier and request that they add RVA Tattoo Arts LLC and Shamin Hotels as additionally insured.

B.) Email the Certificate of Insurance to: [email protected]

C.) This must be received by the Event Coordinator no later than September 1st. 

D.) More information about how to obtain insurance through your shop’s policy can be found here.