Friday: 14.00 – Midnight
Saturday: 11.00 – Midnight
Sunday: 11.00 – 20.00
$20 Day / $40 3-Day Pass
Tickets are only sold at the show
Children under 12 are free
Tuesday, May 9, 2017. Philadelphia, PA. – Twenty-year veteran tattoo convention organizers and promoters, Villain Arts, will be ushering in for the first time ever, their World Famous, star-studded, traveling Tattoo Convention. The exhibition boasts hundreds of the finest professional tattooers, tattoo memorabilia and curiosity themed carnival of sideshow performers this September 1-3, 2017, it was announced today by Troy “Tattooed Kingpin” Timpel, owner of VillainArts.com and traveling tattoo artist/conventioneer.
An Award-Winning color forearm tattoo made at April’s Louisville Tattoo Convention 2017!
The sprawling exhibition has made over two decades of annual appearances nationwide, and in other major US cities like Chicago, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Milwaukee and Kansas City, to name a few. Among hundreds of internationally renowned tattoo artists are also unique vendors, peddling rare and unusual merch for subculture enthusiasts and tattoo art collectors. The Villain Arts Conventions traditionally include a number of appearances by celebrities from movies and reality-TV tattoo competitions, like Ink Master, Best Ink and Tattoo Nightmares. Visiting artist seminars for professionals in the tattoo industry are also a feature at the shows, and include topics on social media/marketing, technical tattoo application techniques for working artists, and Q & A’s with longtime tattooers and legends in the business.
Ink Master Finalist and Japanese Traditional Tattoo expert, James Vaughn, is a frequently appearing TV celebrity at the Villain Arts Tattoo Conventions, (Vaughn, pictured below tattooing on set of
Winners, Finalists, and Runners Up from long running SPIKE TV tattoo competition reality-TV show Ink Master will be appearing and tattooing at The Denver Tattoo Arts Convention.
Since founding the Villain Arts organization, Troy “Tattooed Kingpin” Timpel, has grown the original Philadelphia Tattoo Convention, organized twenty years ago by tattoo legend Crazy Philadelphia Eddie, into a fifteen city and growing national tattoo tour known for drawing upwards of thirty thousand attendees over the three day weekend of tattoo contests, performance art, live painting and events that showcase the creators and contemporary artists that work in body modification trades including tattooing and traditional tattoo flash painting, piercing, extreme body modification and suspension, unique vendors and fine art.
Convention organizer and fine artist and tattooer, Troy Timpel, during his live painting performance art at a Villain Arts Convention, where his large format sacred geometry paintings are consistently on display.