Tattoo Fest for Charity

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Tattoo Fest for Charity
Fri, Sep 21 - 12:00pm to 10:00pm
Sat, Sep 22 - 10:00am to 8:00pm
Sun, Sep 23 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

Convention Center - 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC

Event Details

Event Sponsored by

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The Capital City Bikefest 7th Annual Tattoo Fest will once again be held in the Raleigh Convention Center in downtown Raleigh, NC. Proceeds from Tattoo Fest go to benefit the USO of NC and the US Veteran's Corps.

Admission to the Tattoo Fest is $10 for the weekend (Saturday & Sunday) and includes access to the bike show, stunt shows and vendors in the convention center. Pre-purchase tickets here. Friday the TattooFest is open by appointment only and admission is free. You much pre-schedule your appointment with your artist. See your favorite artists at work and view their portfolios.

Plan for YOUR next tattoo in September, and select from several top-notch local artists.

Tattoo Contests

Individual appointments should be made directly with your tattoo artist or shop, or belly-up at Bikefest and wait for an available time slot.

Saturday and Sunday show off your healed ink and compete in the Tattoo Contest. The Tattoo Contest requires a $10 entry fee (inquire at Warlock's/401 Tattoo's Booth). There will be plaques given out for first, second and third place in each category: 


  • Best Traditional
  • Best Harley-Davidson Tattoo
  • Best Asian Theme
  • Best Black & Gray - Large (Over 6"x8")
  • Best Black & Gray - Small (Under 6"x8")
  • Best Leg Sleeve (Total leg covered)
  • Best Backpiece
  • Best Chestpiece


  • Best Realistic
  • Best Fusion Style
  • Best Color - Large (Over 6"x8")
  • Best Color - Small (Under 6"x8")
  • Best Color Sleeve
  • Best Black & Gray Sleeve



12:00-9:00pm - Tattoo Fest Opens - By appointment only. Please contact your artist to schedule an appointment


10:00am-8:00pm - Tattoo Fest Open
12:00pm-3:00pm - Tattoo Contest Registration at the 401 Tattoo Table
4:00pm-5:30pm - Judging
6:00pm - Tattoo Fest Contest Awards


10:00am-5:00pm - Tattoo Fest Open
11:00am-2:00pm - Tattoo Contest Registration at the 401 Tattoo Table
3:00pm-4:30pm - Judging
5:00pm - Tattoo Fest Contest Awards

Tattoo Fest Sponsors

Huge thanks to our Tattoo Fest Sponsors

1126 South Saunders Street, Raleigh, NC 27603
Phone : +919-832-2261
Email :

Bikefest Hours

Dealership - S Saunders St

Friday, Sept 21
Saturday, Sept 22
Sunday, Sept 23