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What You Need to Know About the Pacific Northwest Tattoo Expo

October 15, 2019

For the fourth year in a row, Spirit Mountain Casino will be hosting one of our most popular annual events, the 2019 Pacific Northwest Tattoo Expo. 

Together in partnership with the Portland-based Oddball Studios, the Pacific NW Tattoo Expo gathers some of the most talented local tattoo artists in the Pacific Northwest and beyond for three days of live tattooing, contests, and tattoo history presentations and exhibits, as well as unique vendors selling clothing, jewelry, art, sculpture, and more. Here’s everything you need to know about this exciting tattoo convention.

4th Annual Pacific Northwest Tattoo Expo Details

The 2019 Pacific Northwest Tattoo Expo will take place from November 8th through the 10th at Spirit Mountain Casino in Grand Ronde, Oregon, located just sixty minutes from Portland. 

  • Friday Hours: 2 - 10 p.m.
  • Saturday Hours: 12 - 10 p.m.
  • Sunday Hours: 12 - 7 p.m.

Admission

Admission is $15 per person and can be purchased on the day of the event. If you’d like to attend all three days, keep your eyes open for a $35 3-day VIP pass, which will be available for purchase soon.

Participating Tattoo Artists & Vendors

Check out the full list of tattoo artists and vendors attending the Pacific Northwest Tattoo Expo, which includes more than fifty tattoo studios across Oregon, Washington, California, Colorado, Utah, and beyond. While walk-ups may be available, we recommend taking a look at the tattoo artists’ work online and scheduling an appointment with them before the event. 

Contest Schedule

In addition to the live tattooing, the tattoo expo will also include several tattoo contests, including a daily “Tattoo of the Day” competition. 

Tattoo of the Day Competition

  • Dates: Friday, November 8th @ 10 p.m., Saturday, November 9th @ 10 p.m. & Sunday, November 10th @ 6 p.m.

For the Tattoo of the Day competition, all tattoos must be completed on the convention floor by an artist registered at the convention. Entry into the competition is free and entries will be accepted one hour before the competition. Winners will receive $100. 

Color Tattoo Competition

  • Date: Friday, November 8th
  • Registration: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Judging: 8 p.m.
  • Entry Fee: $5 per category

The color tattoo competition will include five categories, Small (Under 12" dia.), Large (Over 12" dia.), Body Panel (Back, Chest/Torso, Leg), Full-Sleeve Tattoo, and Portrait/Realistic. 

Black/Grey Tattoo Competition

  • Date: Saturday, November 9th
  • Registration: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Judging: 8 p.m.
  • Entry Fee: $5 per category

The black/grey tattoo competition will include five categories, Small (Under 12" dia.), Large (Over 12" dia.), Body Panel (Back, Chest/Torso, Leg), Full-Sleeve Tattoo, and Portrait/Realistic.

Thinking about attending the 4th Annual Pacific Northwest Tattoo Expo? Be sure to come early so you can experience everything Spirit Mountain Casino has to offer, including fun casino games, free live music, and delicious on-site restaurants, including the award-winning Cedar Plank Buffet. We’re looking forward to your visit!


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