Below is a list of Frequently Asked Questions and their applicable answers for all Artists, Vendors and Attendees.
At the door pricing:
No, you will receive your ticket with barcode via the email you provided when purchasing through Universe. Have you ticket ready on your mobile device, or printed out to have scanned at the door to receive your SDTI wristband.
To get tattooed at the convention, log in to our website https://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 food trucks concessions 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 this is a family-friendly event. Must be 21+ with valid photo ID to consume alcohol at the event.
Event Parking at the Concourse is $10 per day. There is also street parking within walking distance of the Concourse.
Food Truck hours: TBA
Daily Concessions & Cash Bar Hours: TBA
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.