Here’s what you need to know before coming to the festival. 

Where does the festival take place?
The Grand Wayne Center in beautiful downtown Fort Wayne, IN.

Can I buy presale tickets?
Definitely, we actually encourage it! This will save you money now, and time at the door. Click the Get Tickets button above to purchase.

When is the Fort Wayne Tattoo Festival?
August 11-13, 2023. We couldn’t think of a better time to enjoy this amazing city. Late August hosts temperatures in the mid to high 70s during the day and high 50s at night. It’s that perfect late summer/early fall weather. 

What are the hours?
Hours will be updated soon.

Are group rates available for hotels?
Yes! Click the Hotels link in the menu.

How do I book a tattoo appointment?
You should contact the artist directly. Usually their booking information can be found on their website or Instagram bio.

Can I remove my wristband? What if I lose my wristband?
No. Removed or lost wristbands are subject to a full re-entry fee. Do not remove your wristband at any time. 

Where do I pick up my tickets if I order online?
You will not receive tickets in the mail or via email. Your name will be on the will-call list. Don’t forget your photo ID. 

Can I bring my pet to the Fort Wayne Tattoo Festival?
Unfortunately, service animals are the only pets allowed in the festival area. 

Can I get tattooed at the Fort Wayne Tattoo Festival?
Anyone over 18 can get tattooed at the show. You must sign a release form and present a valid ID. If you want tattooed by a specific artist, you should contact them in advance and set up an appointment. Some artists take tattoos on a first come, first served basis. Just ask them at their booth!

Can I enter tattoos that were not done at the Fort Wayne Tattoo Festival in contests?
Yes! All contests, other than tattoo of the day, are for healed tattoos only. We accept entries that were done anywhere, by any artist.