Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get tattooed at the convention? How do I find the right tattoo artist?

There are plenty of opportunities to get tattooed at the Richmond Tattoo & Arts Convention!

– For appointments made ahead of time, all tattoo artists handle their own bookings. You must contact artists directly to check if they have availability for appointments. All clients who make an appointment prior to the convention will still need to purchase a ticket for entry into the convention.

– During the convention, some artists have designs that they will tattoo for a flat rate and some artists do walk-up tattoos! You can also put your name in the raffle for a free flash tattoo at the Free Tattoo Booth!

– Over 180+ talented tattoo artists travel from far and wide to attend this convention! If you’re looking for a specific artist or style of tattoo, please visit our Tattoo Artist Directory to find the perfect artist for your next tattoo!

Where do I buy tickets for the convention? How much does it cost?

You can purchase your tickets here.

– Tickets are sold both online prior to the event and at the door during the convention at the Admissions booth. There will be regular General Admission tickets and also VIP tickets that come with extra perks!

How do I join the convention as a tattoo artist, exhibitor, musician, etc?

This event is invite only. However, we are always looking for talented tattoo artists, creatives, musicians, and businesses to consider for the convention and future events!

– If you’d like to be considered to tattoo at the convention, please visit our Artist Submission Form.

– If you’re a creator, exhibitor, or business, please visit our Exhibitor Submission Form.

Are hotel accommodations available for everyone?

All attendees are welcome to stay at the DoubleTree by Hilton and party with us all weekend long! To book your room, you must use our Hotel Application. DO NOT call the hotel and try to book, they will probably tell you there is no availability for the convention weekend, as we book out the entire hotel.

How do I sign up to volunteer?

We’re always in need of fun, energetic, and positive personalities to help bring this convention to life! In addition to making new friends, you will also receive a limited edition Staff T-shirt and a day pass or, depending on how many shifts you can help out with, a weekend pass to the convention!

– If you’d like to sign up to volunteer, please visit our Volunteer Sign-Up Form.

Can I bring my kids?

Yes! This convention is family friendly and children under 12 years of age get in FREE! We just ask that you do not leave your children unattended. Any child left unattended with be given energy drinks and taught to swear.

– There will be a kids’ activity area in the outdoor section of the convention, along with a Kids’ Tattoo Competition on Saturday and Sunday! Check the schedule contest times.

– Adult entertainment begins every night at 8pm, so parents can use their own discretion on determining how late their children should be at the convention.

What’s the parking situation?

Parking at the venue will cost an estimated fee of $5 dollars.

You can purchase your parking in advance here.

Is photography allowed at this event?

All media and professional photographers must secure a press pass through Megan Wilson at It is required of all media to ask for permission before photographing or recording any tattoo artists, exhibitors, and other attendees.

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Get in Touch

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.)