Tattoo Celebrities

Witness some of the biggest tattoo artist celebrities in the world all in the same building! We have a range of contestants and winners from multiple seasons of the hit TV Show Ink Master as well as stars from the reality TV show Black Ink Crew. Don't miss this incredible opportunity to see your heroes and some of the most famous tattoo artists in the industry on the weekend of October 18th through the 20th. Plus we will be offering special meet and greet opportunities, if you want to be the first to know about them be sure to sign up for our text list.

Ryan Ashley

Winner and judge on the hit TV show Ink Master, Ryan Ashley, returns serving as this year's Co-Host. Her work has innovated the ornamental jewelry style of tattooing.

DJ Tambe

The infamous three-time Ink Master winner and newest judge on the show, DJ Tambe is known for unparalleled versatility as a tattoo artist.

Bobby Johnson

Ink Master's most recent winner Bobby Johnson will be returning this year to grace us with his stunning art nouveau tattoo artisty.

Kevin Laroy

Star of reality tattooing show Black Ink Crew and Ink Master, Kevin Laroy's rose tattoos and portraits are truly a sight to behold.

Gian Karle

Nearly winning Ink Master season 14 Gian Karle is bringing his masterful Neo-Traditional style in full force. 

Melody Mitchell

We have another star from the reality show Black Ink Crew, the magnificent, Melody Mitchell. Her work stands out for its complex color palettes, distinctive themes, and rich subject matter. 

Bob Jones

As a finalist from Ink Master seasons 13 and 14 Bob Jone's bringing his show-stopping anime/cyberpunk to this year's convention.

Cleen Rock One

An Ink Master classic and regular, Cleen Rock One, returns in full force with his iconic New School and big personality

Angel Rose

From multiple seasons of Ink Master, Angel Rose returns to grace us with her masterful, dark realism. 

Josh Payne

Winner of Season 10 of Ink Master, Josh Payne's color work and his wild concepts are out of this world.

Deanna James

Welcoming another Ink Master star, we have the incredible Deanna James bringing her distinctive baroque style to this year's convention. 

Steve Tefft

Ink Master OG and Season 2 winner, Steve Tefft will be with us again bringing his distincitve black and grey, horror work.

Elva Stefanie

From season 12 of Ink Master, Elva Stefanie returns with her wide range of skill sets and diverse body of work.

Lalo Yunda

Ink Master and Black Ink Crew's Lalo Yunda will be returning this year bringing his signature abstract style of tattooing.

Duffy Fortner

Ink Master's Duffy Fortner will be joining us again with her crisp and beautiful Neo-Traditional style of tattooing.

James Vaughn

Ink Master fan favorite and Richmond Tattoo Convention OG, James Vaughn is back for another year bringing his classic traditional style.

Jesse Smith

Host of the Richmond Tattoo & Arts Convention, Owner of Loose Screw Tattoo, and contestant on multiple seasons of Ink Master Jesse Smith is a world-renowned innovator of the New School tattoo style.

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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

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