Information for your visit to the Toronto Tattoo Show / NIX
Frequently asked questions
How to book with a tattoo artist
WANT A TATTOO?
Many Artists do walk-up tattoos at the Show
But come early - they fill up FAST!
Make an appointment with your favourite artist for sometime during the Show.
Please send any appointment inquiries direct to the artist via their insta/website/facebook linked with their image on our Featured Artists page. (button below)
Artist bookings are at their own discretion. If you want to get tattooed and it is something small you may be able to find an artist to do it at the show. For larger custom work it is best to arrange an appointment via online resources. Again, a lot of tattooers do walk-up appointments at the show all weekend long.
Attendees getting tattoos still need to purchase a ticket for the Show. Tickets are available at the door as well as online.
How do the contests work?
HOW IT WORKS:
Signup at the Show, registration can be found by the stage.
Each entry is $10 * An artist can submit more than one tattoo and enter multiple categories.
Judging takes place at the Main Stage, please arrive 5 minutes before your category begins judging
A panel of judges will inspect each tattoo and select a winner for each category.
There is only one winner each day in the Tattoo of the Day Category.
Tattoo entries don’t have to be completed at the Show
The Tattoo of the Day must be done that day at the Show
Tattoo of the Show is a tattoo that was completed over the three days at the Show
Tattoo of the day and tattoo of the show must be started and completed at the Show
All other categories should either be fully healed or done at the show.
Please visit our contest page for more information.
Whats included in the price of admission?
Your admission ticket gives you entry into the show and includes all Main Stage entertainment acts. It does not include the price of a tattoo. Tickets are available at the door as well as online.
Can I bring my kids?
Absolutely! Ages 16 and under are FREE.
Do I need to print out my tickets?
We can scan tickets off your smartphone at the door. Just make sure to turn up the brightness for the scanner.
Are ATMs available?
Yes, there are several ATMs available in the MTCC, and additional machines are located within walking distance to the show. Some of the companies exhibiting will be able to take debit and credit card payment at their booths.
Parking is available for a fee. Pay parking is available at the MTCC, the InterContinental hotel as well as on surrounding street level parking lots.
The MTCC is easily accessible from Union Station. Please visit our directions page.
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