Queen City Tattoo & Arts Festival Returning For The Second Year


After welcoming thousands of people last year, the Queen City Tattoo & Arts Festival returns this October and will again be featuring live tattooing, live permanent makeup, contests, more than 250 artists from all over the globe and in-your-face entertainment!

The weekend-long event brings together local talent, numerous vendors, and some of the top artists in the world; including Ink Master alum Sarah Miller, Jime Litwalk, and Thom Bulman. Attendees have the opportunity to be tattooed onsite as well as enter their art into multiple tattoo contests to win a trophy.

This family-friendly event features live music, face painting, 3-D pumpkin carving, magic acts, balloon animals,  stilt-walkers, and special celebrity guests, Joey Tattoo from Spike TV’s Tattoo Rescue, Internationally published tattoo model Heather Moss, Brandy Davis from Food Network’s Halloween Wars, and Reese Hilburn from Tattoo Nightmares Miami.

For those looking to break into the tattoo and permanent make-up genre, there will be opportunities to attend educational seminars throughout the weekend with some of the biggest names in the industry including Brow Daddy, Mandy Sauler (medical tattooing), and Jill Hoyer. Also, Essential Aesthetics & Laser of Charlotte will be offering consultations for lip blushing, brow mapping, laser treatments & much more!

WHEN: October 18 – 20th, 2019

WHERE: Charlotte Convention Center, 501 S. College St.


  • Friday, October 18  | 2 – 11 p.m.

  • Saturday, October 19  | Noon – 11 p.m.

  • Sunday, October 20 |  Noon – 8 p.m.

TICKETS: Day Passes are $20 or enjoy the full weekend of activities with a Weekend Pass for $45. Children under 2 get in free.