The Sixth Annual Wildwood Tattoo Expo and Show, presented by Rebel Image Tattoo, takes place Friday, August 14 through Sunday, August 16 inside the Wildwoods Convention Center – an event perfect for tattoo enthusiasts, as well as those interested in the unique art form of tattooing and body art design.
Hours for the Tattoo Expo and Show are noon – 11 p.m. on Friday, August 14, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. on Saturday, August 15 and 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Sunday, August 16.
The Tattoo Expo and Show will bring the professional body art community to the Wildwoods for a weekend full of events. The event will host major national tattoo artists, as well as activities including tattoo contests, live tattooing, art exhibits, tattoo novelties and more.
Over 300 tattoo artists will be attending, including celebrity tattooists such as Amy Nicoletto, formerly of LA Ink; Ink Master contestants James Vaughn, Gentle Jay Blondel, Nick D’Angelo, Halo, Aaron Is, and MMA Fighter Mark Matthews; Best Ink Season 2 finalist Alli Baker; Tattoo Tony Rodriguez, personal tattoo artist to Bret Michaels, Gene Snitshy from WWE, Lynyrd Skynyrd and many more.
Entertainer (Dr. Blasphemy) Carl Murray will be back this year and announcing the weekend’s events. Carl does many tattoo shows yearly and is the most sought after in the tattoo industry for his ability to get and keep the crowds involved in activities as well as knowing all of the artists that travel to the expos.
The tattoo expo will feature an array of entertainment including suspension shows and live music featuring two bands: Free For All and Flathead Sky. Flathead Sky has played at iconic venues such as the Stone Pony in Asbury Park to Mexicali in Teaneck and Fontana’s in New York City. Flathead Sky has opened up for heavy metal band Anvil and worked alongside Don Jamieson of VH1’s That Metal Show.
The Ms. Vixen Tattoo Swimsuit Contest, hosted by pinup model Laura Lynn, will take place on Saturday, August 15 at 7 p.m. where the first place winner will receive a photo spread in Rebel Ink Magazine. The entry fee is $10 for ladies age 18 years old and over. Second and third place prizes will also be awarded.
Stained glass artist Mike Miller will be featured during the expo along with famous pin-striper Glen Weisberger. Vendors will be displaying novelty items for sale throughout the expo from t-shirts to jewelry and much more.
Daily passes for the event’s activities are $20; weekend passes are also available for $40 for all three days. Tickets will be available at the door.
For additional information about Rebel Image Tattoo, visit www.RebelImageTattoo.com or call 609-889-2422.
For additional information about the Wildwood Tattoo Expo and Show, visit www.WildwoodTattoo.com or call 609-889-2422.