Below is a list of Frequently Asked Questions and their applicable answers for all Artists, Vendors and Attendees.
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At the door pricing:
ALL PRE-PURCHASED PASSES are to be picked up at Will Call starting Friday, May 4th thru Sun. May 6th. Must present valid ID
No, all pre-purchased tickets will be available for pick up at Will Call starting at 12:00pm on Friday, May 4th.
Will Call will be located at the ticket booth at San Diego Concourse. You will need your valid photo ID to pick up tickets.
To get tattooed at the convention, log in to our website http://sandiegotattooinvitational.com/artists/ where you will find a list of artists attending our show. Click on the artist name of your choice and you will be directed to their website or social media, to contact them directly to schedule your appointment.
Walk-up clients will be handled as time permits.
The cost of a tattoo is completely and totally up to each individual artist. We do not give out price quotes for tattoos. Please contact an artist!
Yes, there will be two food trucks, as well as food concessions inside the Concourse for purchase. There will also be cash bars serving soft drinks, beer and cocktails throughout the show hours. We promote safe and responsible drinking so please bring a positive mindset as there are many kids and families enjoying this event.
Event Parking at the Concourse is $10 per day. There is also street parking within walking distance of the Concourse.
Our days run around 7-10 hours per day. You are welcome to stay as long or as little as you like. We will have exhibitors, entertainment and other activities that should keep you around awhile. On average, most people stay 4-6 hours.
There will be LIVE Tattooing, however, NO piercing at this year’s show. You will experience the BEST tattoo artists from around the world all in one place, at the San Diego Tattoo Invitational.
Yes! Register your tattoo for $10, cash only, at the registration booth, on Friday and Saturday, from 12pm-4pm only.
Judging will be at 6:00pm on Friday: Best sleeve, leg and tribal
and 4:00pm on Saturday: Best portrait, back best overall male and female
Yes, as this is a Tattoo & Art show you will find clothing vendors, painters, paintings, jewelry and many other items at our Invitational.
Yes! Visit our Volunteer Information page to learn more.