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Cleveland Tattoo Expo 2012

The Cleveland Tattoo Expo is a three-day event that will provide guests an inside look at the
world of tattoo culture.

Over the course of the three-day weekend, on display there will be world class tattooing and artwork, educational seminars, tattoo contests and much more. Organized by local artists and industry experts, this event will feature over a hundred talented artists and collectors from all over the country as well as locally.

Tattoo culture has a long and rich history behind it and recent mainstream exposure has drawn attention to artists who have been producing quality work consistently for decades. The organizers are delighted to showcase this talent by bringing some of the best tattooing from all over the country right here to Cleveland.

They are striving to make the Cleveland Tattoo Expo stand out from other conventions by the outstanding caliber of work presented.

Artists will be tattooing throughout the convention, mostly on a first come first serve basis. To get a tattoo, you must be 18 years or older with a proper ID. Appointments are encouraged.

Following suit with tattoo conventions internationally, there will be several daily contests throughout the event including a winner for "Tattoo of the Day" each day as well as "Best Traditional Tattoo," and "Best Overall" in the Male and Female category. Each winner will be given a trophy to present to the artist of their winning piece.

Minor children are welcome, as long as accompanied by an adult. Strollers are not allowed on the convention floor due to heavy traffic and safety regulations. There will be family friendly activities during the day, but parents are encouraged to use their discretion as activities tend to become more adult-oriented as it gets later in the evening.

The cost of the event is $20 per day or $50 for the entire weekend. Children under 10 are half price. Tickets are available in advance at the Wolstein Center's box office or online at or charge by phone at 1-877-468-4946. Tickets will also be available at the venue the day of the event.

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