Tickets & Show Info

Tickets

Kids 12 & under are free. A batch of discounted early bird tickets is available at Kapala Tattoo (71 St. Anne’s Rd) until Thursday, August 17th (shop is closed Sun/Mon).
Early bird discount: $20/day, $50/weekend. Full price tickets are also available at the door of the event. The convention is taking place at Exhibition Place, Red River Exhibition Park (3977 Portage Ave).

Admission Prices at the Convention

Day Pass – $25 plus taxes  Weekend Pass – $60 plus taxes

 

How to get tattooed at the convention

You must be 18+ to get tattooed at the convention.
Book an appointment ahead of time or look for a tattoo artist to do a tattoo on the spot at the convention.

Booking Ahead

To find an artist we suggest looking through our artists page and the artists’ Instagram feeds. Find someone whose style you like and think might be a good fit for you and your idea.

Contact the tattoo artist of your choice via email to make arrangements with them. Helpful information to provide includes putting ‘Winnipeg Tattoo Convention’ in the subject line and outlining what you are looking to have tattooed, the size, and the location on your body. You can talk about expected costs and any other questions you might have.

Getting Tattooed on the Spot

There are going to be many artists on hand, ready and willing, to tattoo you at the show. Walk around, check out all the booths and find an artist to do your tattoo. Bring some photos or reference materials for your ideas, or just leave it to the expert to draw up something awesome for you. The artists might need a bit of time to draw but you will be on your way to getting tattooed asap.

 

 Hours

Friday, August 18th
5 pm – 11 pm

Saturday, August 19th
11 am – 11 pm

Sunday, August 20th
11 am – 5 pm

Events

Friday, August 18th

Starting at 6pm

Welcome & Opening Prayer/Blessing – We are grateful to have Elder Barbara Nepinak opening our convention with an opening prayer.

Summer Bear Dance Troupe  The Summer Bear Dance Troupe focuses on educating and sharing aspects of the Aboriginal community with audiences. The Troupe performs dances such as the Grass Dance, the Traditional, the Fancy Feather and Shawl Dance, the Hoop Dance and the Jingle Dress, while acknowledging the different regions where the dances originated from.   [new photo]

Two Crows for Comfort – Filled with rich harmonies, genuine, heart warming (and breaking) lyrics, this folk-roots duo spins stories into songs and songs into stories.

Tattoo of the Day Contest 9:45 pm – Anyone who has been tattooed this day can enter their tattoo into the contest. Visit the info booth to find out more.

50/50 draw


Saturday, August 19
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Starting at 12: 15 pm

Art Fusion – Watch tattoo artists collaborate live on canvasses set up in our art fusion stage-side.

Burlesque Matinee with Prairie Diva, Meagan, Victoria and Dakota Von Tramp – We are excited to host guest performers from The 2nd Annual Winnipeg International Burlesque Festival which is taking place this weekend at The Park Theatre located at 698 Osborne. www.winnburlesquefest.ca

Art Fusion – Watch tattoo artists collaborate live on canvasses set up in our art fusion stage-side.

William Prince – Award-winning musician William Prince is a storytelling singer/songwriter from Peguis First Nation who sidesteps cliches to provoke thought and facilitate discovery. His baritone vocals pay tribute to his late father and his genuine delivery acknowledges the hundreds of hours he’s spent on stage.

Tattoo of the Day Contest 9:45 pm – Anyone who has been tattooed this day can enter their tattoo into the contest. Visit the info booth to find out more.

50/50 draw


Sunday, August 20
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Starting at 12 pm

Wushu Manitoba Lion Dance TeamThe Wushu Manitoba Lion Dance Team is a Chinese cultural performance group who’s performed throughout Manitoba, Canada, USA and Europe. Their goal is to promote traditional and modern Chinese culture and influence through martial arts and lion dance.  [new photo]

Art Fusion – Watch tattoo artists collaborate live on canvasses set up in our art fusion stage-side.

Tattoo of the Day & Tattoo of the Weekend Contests 3:15 pm Anyone who has been tattooed this day and through the weekend can enter their tattoos into these contests. Visit the info booth to find out more.

50/50 draw