Artist Application – (Full Booth) – New

This is an invite only event. If you found this page without receiving an official RVA Tattoo & Arts Festival Invitation, please DO NOT PROCEED and instead, fill out a form HERE for future consideration.

If you complete this form and pay for a booth without receiving an official RVA Tattoo & Arts Festival Invitation, we cannot guarantee a full refund based on fees we incur.

All applications must be completed within one month or your booth space cannot be guaranteed.

  • Please be aware, the event is booked on a first come, first serve basis and space is limited.
  • Please Contact [email protected] or call (804) 342-1981 with any questions.
  • Please do not disclose the details of your application with anyone.

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Full Booth: - $900.00 Includes 4 Weekend Passes. Two (2) for the Artists and Two (2) for their helpers, friends and/or clients. Booth includes one (1) 8′ table, one (1) 6′ table, four (4) chairs, two (2) trashcans, and an electrical hookup.
We're excited to be able to accept booth location requests this year. If you'd like to select your space within the festival, please click one of the options below. As soon as we receive your request, an Event Coordinator will reach out via email with a floor plan of available spaces. All spaces will be on a first come first serve basis so please make sure to get them back to us ASAP.

Additional Passes

Each Artist is given two weekend passes, one for them and one for a helper, friend, etc. Additional weekend passes can be purchased for $45. (5 Max)

Official Richmond Tattoo, Art and Music Festival Merchandise

(If you purchased multiple T-Shirts, please list all additional sizes below)
(If you purchased multiple Hoodies, please list all additional sizes below)

Additional Questions

(We encourage attending artists/exhibitors to drop limited edition/exclusive and/or any new releases at our festival. If you send us promo images we will promote your exclusive merchandise via all of our online outlets.)

Boosting Options

Each attending artist receives one FREE social media post. Additional posts can be purchased for $25.00 per post (limits apply). Photos must be emailed to [email protected] by August 14th, otherwise content will be selected at our discretion.
Half-page ad in event program. Finalized art must be provided by August 14th to [email protected] Inside covers & centerfold spots are also available. For pricing, please email us.
Logo featured on a 5' x 6' Banner in one of the main ballrooms. Finalized Logo art must be provided by August 14th to [email protected] Larger Banner sizes are also available. For pricing, please email us.

Book your Room!

The festival will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Richmond – Midlothian. If you would like to stay at this hotel for the duration of the festival, please fill out the form below.
(We will do our best to accommodate your requests 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 for whatever reason we cannot get your preferred room we will let you know)
(Each night is $142.50 + 3% processing fee)

Event Requirements

All artists are required to have a temporary insurance policy citing the venue "RVA Tattoo Arts LLC" and "Shamin/Koger LLC" as additionally insured. More info can be found HERE.
For more information, please visit DEPARTMENT OF PROFESSIONAL AND OCCUPATIONAL REGULATION. For simple steps to obtain your license you can click HERE.

Terms and Conditions

The Undersigned hereby affirms that the Undersigned has read and understands the Terms & Conditions of this agreement, and accepts and agrees to all of its terms and conditions. The Undersigned affirms that the Undersigned enters into this agreement voluntarily, with full knowledge of its effect.
The Undersigned affirms that the Undersigned is authorized, by virtue of the Undersigned's title with the business entity, to execute this document by the business entity or such other person on whose behalf it is submitted.
I agree that I will not hold RVA Tattoo Arts LLC and Shamin/Koger LLC liable for any and all situations/injuries that may arise due to my negligence in either the application of all tattoos done at the Richmond Tattoo, Art & Music Festival and/or any injuries that may happen within the space that is allotted to me within the Festival.
We are insured, either individually and/or under a tattoo shop and will list RVA Tattoo Arts LLC and Shamin/Koger LLC as additionally insured.
All artists are responsible for obtaining the proper release forms and legal documentation for all clients that are tattooed by them for the duration of the event. Release forms will be provided by the Festival and should be returned to Registration by the close of the event.
I understand that RVA Tattoo Arts LLC and Shamin/Koger LLC (the Festival venue parent company) are not my employers, and I recognize my status as an independent contractor within this Festival.
The Artists agree to comply with all rules and guidelines set forth by RVA Tattoo Arts LLC and DoubleTree Hotel Richmond – Midlothian. Removal from the event is at the discretion of the event organizers, and all deposits and/or payments will be forfeited. This is a family friendly event. Please act accordingly.
The Artists, if tattooing on premises, agree to use single use needles and inks, certified sharps containers for disposal, follow recognized professional tattooing standards, and maintain a clean work station. This includes properly bagging contaminated waste each day for removal and closing down your booth before departing each night.
The Artists understand that the sale of tattoo machines, inks, and/or equipment to the general public is forbidden, and in violation of this contract. Any violation of this contract may result in the immediate removal from the event.
The Artists agree to comply and follow all sterilization standards and regulations set by the DPOR of Virginia. This includes obtaining a temporary out of state license from DPOR of Virginia at www.dpor.virginia.org.
The Artists agree to not alter the size of the booth assigned to them. The Artists also agree not to tape, nail, or use other adhesion methods to puncture and/or damage the Property of DoubleTree by Hilton – Midlothian or RVA Tattoo Arts LLC. If damages are incurred, the Artists agree to reimburse DoubleTree by Hilton – Midlothian or RVA Tattoo Arts LLC. This includes damages caused by themselves, their agents, employees, subcontractors, and guests.
Each Booth accommodates two (2) Artists, and is defined as follows: A pipe and drape area with one (1) 8′ table, one (1) 6′ table, four (4) chairs, two (2) trashcans, and an electrical hookup. Placement of booth within floor plan is at the discretion of RVA Tattoo Arts LLC unless otherwise requested. Any additional material provided to the Artists is at the discretion of the promoter. All artists must be vetted, and approved by RVA Tattoo Arts LLC.
Payment in full is due, within one month of receiving the application. If your payment is not received in full within one month then we can not guarantee your spot within the Festival. Please be aware the event is booked on a first come, first serve basis and space is limited.
This contract may not be altered except by amending the agreement in writing, and agreed to by all parties/agents involved including RVA Tattoo Arts LLC and DoubleTree by Hilton – Midlothian.
Each obligation or agreement of a party contained in this contract, even though not expressed as a covenant, is considered for all purposes to be a covenant.
Artists selling any merchandise have been provided with a Temporary Sales Tax Certificate/Return ST-50 form. You are required by law to file tax with the Commonwealth of Virginia on all retail sales made in Virginia.
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