The Knoxville Tattoo Convention (KTC) is a 3-day tattooing extravaganza held every three years since 2010. It was founded by award-winning tattoo artist Danny Gugate of Ambition Tattoo Knoxville and features over 100 artists nationwide. KTC offers sideshows, burlesque performances, human suspension, tattoo contests, and unique vendors for attendees to enjoy.
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Tattoo conventions are an excellent for tattoo artists to connect and network with fellow artists while promoting their business. These events are held in cities around the world and attract top artists. Mythical Markings Studio in Knoxville has an all-female team of award-winning artists specializing in customizing designs to suit their customers. They offer neo-traditional, lettering, and body piercing styles, with minors requiring adult accompaniment for piercing sessions. Free consultations and walk-in appointments are available.
Rosie Tattoos are a popular choice among girls and convey a passion for simple things in life. They also represent power and confidence, often worn as a statement against gender inequality. The Rosie the Riveter tattoo features a modern aesthetic with bold hues. It depicts female riveters in a blue shirt with a white polka dot headband. The design includes an indigo-blue speech bubble with the phrase “We Can Do It.”
Passionfish Tattoo, located in Maryville, offers a variety of tattoo styles, including black & gray realism, illustrative color realism, dot work geometric, and dark-styled free-hand lettering. They provide consultation services to help customers choose the perfect artwork for their permanent tattoo. Passionfish operates by appointment only and does not accept walk-in clients.
Saint Tattoo Shop
Saint Tattoo Shop is a professional studio offering various tattooing styles and piercing services. They specialize in traditional American, Japanese, colored neotraditional, old school, and new school styles. They also provide cover-up and scar camouflage tattooing services. The studio prioritizes customer safety by using disposable equipment after each use. They are open seven days a week with varying working hours.
Knoxville Tattoo Convention
The Knoxville Tattoo Convention is an exhilarating expo celebrating tattoo art and artistry. The three-day event features sideshows, burlesque performances, human suspension acts, tattoo contests, body jewelry, and unique vendors. Over 190 artists, both established and emerging talent, will attend. The convention occurs at Worlds Fair Park Exhibition Hall, conveniently located within walking distance of Historic Downtown Knoxville, the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, the Knoxville Museum of Art, and the Sunsphere. Admission costs $20 per day or $35 for the entire weekend.
Tattoo artists nationwide will be attending the Knoxville Tattoo Convention, offering new Tattoos or piercings. The event also includes sideshow performances, vendors, and seminars. The Ambition Soldier Tattoo Machine is a lightweight, portable rotary tattoo pen for lining, shading, and color packing. It features a brushless motor that provides more power while remaining quiet. The machine can work for 10 hours with its 2400mAh battery capacity and only takes 2-3 hours to charge.