The Bay Area Convention of the

Tattoo Arts

October 25–26–27, 2013

SFO Hyatt Regency


2013 Artists

View the list of attending artists


& Price

October 25–26–27, 2013

Friday: 5PM – 11PM
Saturday: 11AM – 11PM
Sunday: 11AM – 6PM
Admission: $20 per day


SFO Hyatt Regency

1333 Bayshore Highway
Burlingame, CA 94010



Thursday Night Opening Party hosted by Blackheart Tattoo

Limited Edition T-shirt by Valarie Vargas and Stewart Robsom

available at the convention

Poster design by Steve Byrne and Tony Hundahl

Limited Edition signed and numbered prints of poster artwork will be available at the convention

Horitomo "Tattoo Cat" book release

More info coming soon!

Grime and Craig Toth present : The Fingerwave Book

More info coming soon!

Seminar by Shige

The Bay Area Convention of the Tattoo Arts is proud to present the first ever Shige seminar in the United States!. The famed tattooer from Yellow Blaze Tattoo in Yokohama, Japan is only making one US appearance this year and this is it!. The seminar will go over Shige's personal tattoo methodology. If you are a fan of the way Shige tattoos, this is a must attend seminar. All participants will also receive a limited edition signed print (which will not be sold anywhere else) and a PDF copy of his book.

Tickets are $220 and available to purchase at"

Admission to seminar does not include admission to convention

  • Saturday 10 AM 100 available seats.
  • Sunday 10 AM 100 available seats.

Seminar is at the Sandpebble Room, Hyatt Regency SFO.

Tickets are transferable but are NOT refundable.

Thank you.

Special Guest Don Ed Hardy

We are fortunate and honored to have Ed Hardy all weekend selling prints and signing books. Ed will be giving a free lecture at 2pm on Saturday afternoon. The lecture will be free for the first 100 people with a Saturday wristband and will take place in the Sandpebble Room.

Raking Light presents: THE SMITH STREET PROJECT

Display and sale of high quality art prints by Smith Street Tattoo

Seth Ciferri Charity Raffle

Machines and more will be raffled for charity, more info soon.


We are proud to have Eric Schwartz and Compton Dave of Tattoo Nation! Full movie screening on Saturday (time TBA). DVD and poster sales all weekend!

2013 Bay Area Convention of the Tattoo Arts | Artists

Artist Shop Website Instagram
Adrian Lee Analog Tattoo @adrianatak
Alex Trufant Trufant Bros. @alextrufant
Analog Analog
Anderson Luna Saved Tattoo @andersonluna
Andreas Coenen The Sinner And The Saint Tattoo @andreas_coenen
Andy Campoy American Graffiti @campoy666
Angelo Miller Inksmith & Rogers @angelomiller_ir
Aubrey Trufant Trufant Bros. @trufant_1
Ben Cheese Everlasting @ben_cheese
Ben Corn Simms Ink @bencorntattoos
Ben Grillo Power Tattoo @bengrillo
Beppe Strambini Ink Addiction Tattoo @beppestrambini
Bert Krak Smith St @krakhouse
Bill Henderson Folsom City Ink
BJ Betts @bjbetts
Brent Patten Forever Tattoo @br3ntpatt3n
Bryan Burk Dark Horse Tattoo @bryanburk
Cameron Miller Warhorse Tattoo @cameronmillerart
Cecilia Altamarano Seventh Son @ceceliatat2
Chad Koeplinger On The Road @chadkoeplinger_tattooer
Champion Grubbs Guru Tattoo @championtattoos
Chris Brand Goodtime Charlie's Tattooland @uglarworks
Chris Danley Forever Tattoo @chrisdanley
Chris Gonzales Humble Beginnings @chriscantsleep
Chris Howell Southern Star Tattoo @chrishowellsst
Chris Yvon Power Tattoo @mastersofdeath
Chuco Moreno American Graffiti Tattoo @americangraffititattoo
Chuey Quintanar Deer's Eye Studio @chueyquintanar
Conrad Melancon Folsom City Ink @conradmelancon
Cooper Guru Tattoo @the_superstition
Danny Derrick Captured Tattoo @dannyderrick
Danny Reed Hot Stuff Tattoo @dannyreedtattoo
Dan Smith Captured Tattoo @dansmithism
Dave Cummings Point St. Charles Tattoo @davepscee
Dave Moore True Love Tattoo @davemoore_truelove
David Robinson Everlasting @davidrobinson_mybloodyart
Dawn Cooke Depot Town Tattoo @depottowntattoo
Dean Williams Elm Street Tattoo @normandeanwilliams
Deb Yarian Eagle River Tattoo @debyarian
Delphine Noiztoy @delphinenoiztoy
Deno Circus Tattoo @denotattoo
Derick Montez Everlasting @derick_montez
DJ Rosedna Halo Tattoo @djrosedna
Don Yarian Eagle River Tattoo @donyarian_ert
Doug Hardy Tattoo City @doughardy
Dr. Claw Diamond Club SF @clawtattoos
Eddy Reyes Secret Sidewalk @secretsidewalktattoos
Edu Cerro O'Reilly's Tattoo Parlour @santoazul
Eiland Hogan Forever Tattoo @eiland_hogan
Eric Gonzales Deer's Eye Studio @nspired1
Erik Reith Seventh Son @erik_reith
Espi Mausoleum @espimausoluem
Fabien Batista Belly Button Tattoo
Frank Mancuso Folsom City Ink @frankiemancuso
Freddy Corbin Temple @templetattoo13
Fukushima Horimasu @fukushimahorimasu
Ganji Three Tides Tattoo @bangganji
George Campise War Horse Tattoo @georgecampise
Gordon Combs Seventh Son @gordoncombs
Grant Cobb Spotlight @grantcobb
Greg Christian Faction @gregchristian4130
Greg James Greg James' Tattoo Deluxe @gregtattoo
Greg Rojas Seventh Son @goldhand
Grez Kings Avenue Tattoo @kingsavenyc
Grime Skull & Sword @the_grime
Holly Ellis Idle Hands @hollsball51
Horikiku @horikiku
Horimitsu @horimitsu
Horinao @naotonagakubo
Ian Carder Forever Tattoo @iancarder
Ichi Hatano @ichi_hatano
Jack Rudy Tattooland @j_rudy_gtc
Jason Donahue Idle Hands @jdon16
Jason Kundell AWR @artworkrebels
Jason Scott Hobos @jasonscott523
Javier Gonzalez Marks of Art
Jeff Croci Seventh Son @jeffcroci
Jeff Gogue Impressive Tattoo @gogueart
Jeff Pfeil AWR @jeffpdoes
Jen Lee Tattoo City @jenleetattoo
Jeremiah Barba @jeremiahbarba
Jim Sylvia Unbreakable @jimsylviatattoo
Joel Baca AWR @bacaawr
Joey Armstrong Seventh Son @jarmstrongtat2
Jondix Mahashakti Jondix Tattoo @jondix
Jon Highland 12 Monkeys Tattoo @jonhighland
Juan Pente Blackheart Tattoo @classicjuan
Julian Zeff Unbreakable Tattoo @julianzeff
Julio Villalobos Simms Ink @juliovillalobos
Junko Shimada Diamond Club Tattoo @diamondclubtattoo
Kahlil Rintye Tattoo City @kahlilrintye
Katja Ramirez Perfection @katjaramirez
Kevin Leblanc White Lotus @kevin_leblanc
Kevin Pulido Diamond Club SF @kevindcsf
Kris Magnotti DaVinci @krismagnotti
Lil Roy Goodtime Charlie's Tattooland tattooartistlilroy
Lindsey Carmichael Gold Rush Tattoo @lesismoore11
Luke Stewart Seventh Son @lukeseventhson
Marcus Pacheco Primal Urge Studios
Mark Galvan Elm Street Tattoo @markgalvan
Mary Joy Tattoo City @maryjoytattoo
Matt Arriola @mattariola
Matthew Knopp Tattoo Paradise @matt2paradisedc
Matthew Pardo Marks of Art @mattpardo
Micah Caudle Flying Panther @micahcaudle
Michael Bennett Two spirit SF @childthepeacemaker
Miguel (Uzi) Montgomery American Graffiti @waachip
Mike Davis Everlasting @mikedavis813
Mike Rubendall Kings Avenue Tattoo @mrubendall
Mike Wilson Inksmith and Rogers @mikewilsontattoo
Miyazo Miyazo Tattoo @myztat
Mutsuo Three Tides Tattoo @mutsuo3t
Nate Banuelos Guru @natebanuelos
Nick Chaboya Seventh Son @nickchaboya
Oliver Peck Elm Street Tattoo @oliverpecker
O'Reillys O'Reillys
Orly Locquiao Humble Beginnings @orlycukui
Paul Bosch Warhorse Tattoo @paulboschtattoo
Paul Dobleman Spider Murphys @pauldobleman
Paulo Munabe Pacific Soul Tattoo @pacificsoul77
Reiko Studio Keen @reikotattoo
Rob Benavides Flying Panther @gorillaboxer
Robert Atkinson Dolorosa Tattoo @atkinson_tattoo
Robert Hernandez Vittamin @roberthernandeztattoos
Robert Ryan Electric Tattoo @robertryan323
Rob Struven Garage Ink Studios @rob_struven_tattoo
Ron Henry Wells Three Kings Tattoo @the_hyena
Ron Rash @ronrash
Ross Nagle All Star Ink, Ireland @rossnagle
Roxx 2Spirit Tattoo @____roxx____
Ryan Tanton American Grafitti Tattoo @americangraffititattoo
Scott LaRock Sideshow Signs @larock1shot
Sefa Samatua Humble Beginnings @sef_samatua
Seth Ciferri Rose City Supply @sefbee
Seth Wood Saved Tattoo @sethwoodtattoo
Shawn Barber Memoir @shawndbarber
Shige Yellow Blaze Tattoo @shige_yellowblaze
Stefan Johnsson Everlasting @stefanjohnsson
Steve Boltz Smith St. @steveboltz
Steve Byrne Rock of Ages @steve_byrne_tattoo
Steve Looney Pacific Soul Tattoo @pacificsoul_steve
Steve Whittenberger Warhorse Tattoo @stevewhittenberger
Stewart Robson Frith Street Tattoo @stewartrobson
Su'a Sulu'ape Pika
Teddy @kaha_kii
Thomas Hooper Rock Of Ages @thomashoopertattooing
Three Tides Three Tides @threetidestattoo
Tim Brooks Forever Tattoo @timpac
Tim Hendricks Gold Rush @timhendricks
Toby Torres Humble Beginnings @toby2thumbs
Todd Noble Right Coast Tattoo @noble1
Tony Hundahl Rock of Ages @t_hundahl
Trevor McStay Dynamic Tattoo @dynamictrev
Valerie Vargas Frith Street Tattoo @valeriefst
Venjamin Jimenez Strong Tattoo @venjaminart
Virginia Elwood NY Adorned @virginiaelwood
Wakatomo @wakatomo_tattoo
Will Lollie @wlollie
Yebis MYZ Crew @yebisink01

Artists list subject to change

2013 Bay Area Convention of the Tattoo Arts | Location

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