Where does the festival take place?
The Grand Wayne Convention Center in beautiful Fort Wayne, IN.
Can I buy presale tickets?
Presale tickets are using the ticket link on this website. Tickets are collected at Will Call at the event.
When is the Fort Wayne Tattoo Festival?
August 16-18, 2024. We couldn’t think of a better time to enjoy this amazing city. It’s perfect weather.
What are the hours?
Hours can be found at the bottom of this page.
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.
Can I bring my pet to Fort Wayne Tattoo Festival?
Unfortunately, service animals are the only animals allowed in the festival area.
Can I get tattooed at 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 and categories listed as FRESH, are for healed tattoos only. We accept entries that were done anywhere, by any artist.