2024 Market Vendors Wanted

Food & Market Vendor Application

We are taking market vendor applications for our 2024 outdoor market. The market is covered and all convention traffic is routed through the market in and out of exhibition place. Some adjustments this year mean we are reducing the amount of vendors to house all vendors, bar, food and entertainment in one spot – allowing…

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We are back for 2023!

2022 was a blast and we can’t wait to to do it again with you in 2023. Thanks so much to all our artists, volunteers and attendees who made the 2022 convention so amazing. The positive vibes lasted all weekend with amazing weather and sunsets happening in the beer garden and market as well. Make…

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Health & Safety for Visitors

While hosting a tattoo convention is relatively new for Manitoba, tattoo conventions have been running safely and successfully for years in Canada and across the world. Public health and safety is a primary responsibility of all the tattoo artists working at The Winnipeg Tattoo Convention. Cross contamination prevention is an integral part of our day…

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How to Get Tattooed at the Convention

Winnipeg – you have a great opportunity here to get tattooed by some incredibly talented tattoo artists from across Canada and the world. There are two ways to get tattooed at the show. Book an appointment ahead of time or look for a tattoo artist to do a tattoo on the spot at the convention.…

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What is a Tattoo Convention?

Tattoo conventions have been happening around the world and Canada for decades. They are a celebration of tattoo culture and bring together tattoo artists, tattoo collectors, vendors and entertainers for a multi-day event. The focus of the convention is bringing together tattoo artists from different cities and countries, and giving the host city’s residents a…

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FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

Q. I am getting tattooed at the show. Do I still need to buy a ticket?  A. Yes, you still need a ticket to enter the show. Ticket admissions help cover the cost of putting on the event.   Q. Can I get tattooed if I am under 18? A. No. To get tattooed at…

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Big News!

Big news! We are excited to announce Exhibition Place at Red River Exhibition Park as the venue for the Winnipeg Tattoo Convention happening August 18 – 20, 2017. With tons of space, parking and amenities we know this will be a great location to host some of the best tattoo artists in the industry. If you’d…

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Artists wanted!

Artists wanted! The First Annual Winnipeg Tattoo Convention | August 18-20, 2017 We have an exceptional illustrative presence at the show but welcome a larger spectrum of stylistic preferences. We are looking for artists who specialize in portraits, geometrical, lettering and black work to round out the incredible line up of attending Japanese, traditional, and illustrative…

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Show Organizer Rich Handford

Photo by Dwayne Larson Rich Handford is a veteran tattoo artist with almost thirty years of tattooing experience. He owns Kapala Tattoo in Winnipeg and has travelled to dozens of tattoo conventions around the world. “I’ve been making and collecting tattoos since 1989. During that time I’ve worked at over 50 tattoo festivals all over…

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Media Coverage

Chrisd.ca – Winnipeg Hosting First Annual Tattoo Convention Winnipeg Free Press – City getting inked this summer Winnipeg Free Press – Tattoos have city buzzing Power 97 – First Annual Winnipeg Tattoo Convention Tourism Winnipeg – The First Annual Winnipeg Tattoo Convention Thanks to everyone else who may have mentioned the convention on their shows! We appreciate all the support.

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