The Vibrant Tapestry of Richmond Tattoo Shops Teaming Up for the Tattoo Convention

April 12, 2024

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There’s a reason why one of the world’s oldest tattoo conventions takes place in Richmond, Virginia. That’s because of our vibrant tattoo scene, built of the best tattoo artists the world has to offer. This October, Richmond’s most elite tattoo shops will come together in inked expression, where art meets skin and stories unfold at the Richmond Tattoo & Arts Convention.

“This is an invite-only event,” says convention’s host Jesse Smith. “Only the best shops and artists fill the tattoo convention floors, so attendees know they are getting an elevated and curated experience. We’re just lucky so many of the best tattoo artists call Richmond home.”

This annual gathering celebrates the diverse tapestry of tattoo culture, showcasing the city’s finest tattoo artists and their masterpieces live and in-person. We’re shining a spotlight on some of the esteemed tattoo shops and visionary tattoo artists participating in this year’s event:

Loose Screw Tattoo 

3313A W. Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23221

The official host shop of the festival, Loose Screw Tattoo is a beacon of creativity and innovation led by tattoo festival co-host Jesse Smith. A dozen tattoo artists call the shop home and create illustrative, black and grey, stippling, portrait, old school, and other styles of tattoo. The Carytown tattoo shop also regularly hosts high-demand tattoo artists from around the world in its Richmond studio. 

River City Tattoo

1128 N. Arthur Ashe Boulevard | 11500 Midlothian Turnpike (Chesterfield Town Center) | 258 Southpark Circle (South Park Mall) | 1813 W Broad Street (Enigma Studio)

Owned by Jessica Simmons River City Tattoo is one of many female-owned tattoo shops that we’re excited to introduce you to at the Richmond Tattoo & Arts Convention. Throughout the city, River City Tattoo has grown to four different locations over the pas 18 years of business. In addition to tattoos, RIver City Tattoo will offer body piercing at the convention, bringing their glittering fine jewelry collection to browse, shop, and buy. River City Tattoo is also a major sponsor of the annual event.

SinnerG Tattoo Studio 

315 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219

Renowned for their bold designs and impeccable attention to detail, SinnerG Tattoo Studio artists bring a touch of rebellious darkness to the Richmond Tattoo Convention floor.  The studio also has a Witch Souvenir Store in their Arts District shop. You’ll enjoy getting to know the tattoo studio’s friendly and talented tattoo artists. They will offer a range of tattoo styles including fine line and black work to realism and abstract styles.

Reverencia Tattoo Studio 

10971 W Broad St, Suite 206, Glen Allen, VA 23060

Reverencia Tattoo is a collaboration between tattoo artists Carmelo Gomez and Chelsey Ceja. Carmelo specializes in detailed black, grey, and neotraditional tattoos. Chelsey is a licensed esthetician and licensed permanent makeup artist who uses the nano hair stroke technique for her tattooed permanent eye liner, brow, and tinted lip designs.

Richmond Tattoo Club

300 East Main St. Suite 1, Richmond, VA 23219

A cornerstone of Richmond’s tattoo community, Richmond Tattoo Club is home to a variety of gifted local artists. The Arts District tattoo shop has a “groovy, mid-century modern interior” as noted by Venture Richmond, and they’ll bring that style and flare to the October convention. Its talented and creative artists deliver a variety of colorful, whimsical, and elaborate designs. 

See You At the Richmond Tattoo Convention in October!

Rooted in tradition yet always evolving, this year’s tattoo convection is set to be one of the best yet.

“We’re excited to put Richmond’s rich tattoo heritage and unwavering commitment to excellence on display for the world,” says festival co-host Ryan Ashley. “You’ll be able to book and collect art from a diverse roster of artists who practice the highest form of their craft.” 

No matter your tattoo style or taste, you can guarantee that Richmond’s tattoo artists will be creating masterpieces on the Richmond Tattoo Convention floors. Whether you’re a seasoned collector or a curious newcomer, prepare to be inspired by the boundless creativity and camaraderie that define Richmond’s vibrant tattoo scene.

Purchase Festival Tickets.

Explore + Book Tattoo Artists.

Reserve a Hotel Room.


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.)