Raleigh TattooFest

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Raleigh TattooFest
Fri, Sep 20 - 2:00am to 10:00pm
Sat, Sep 21 - 11:00am to 8:00pm
Sun, Sep 22 - 11:00am to 5:00pm

Contemporary Art Museum - 409 W Martin St, Raleigh, NC 27603

Event Details

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The Capital City Bikefest 8th Annual TattooFest will once again be held in the Contemporary Art Museum in downtown Raleigh, NC.

Admission to the Tattoo Fest is FREE for the weekend.

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 the 401 Tattoo Booth). There will be plaques given out for first, second and third place in each category: 

Saturday:

  • Best Traditional
  • Best Asian/Japanese
  • Best Leg Sleeve
  • Best Harley-Davidson
  • Best Black/Grey Large
  • Best Black/Grey Small
  • Best Chest Piece
  • Best Back Piece

Sunday:

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

Schedule

Friday

2:00-9:00pm - TattooFest Opens
4:00pm - StrayCats Sideshow
6:00pm - StrayCats Sideshow
8:00pm - StrayCats Sideshow
6:00-8:00pm - Tattoo of the Day Registration
9:00pm - Tattoo of the Day Judging
9:30pm - Tattoo of the Day Awards

Saturday

10:00am-10:00pm - TattooFest Open
12:00pm - StrayCats Sideshow
12:00pm-3:00pm - Tattoo Contest Registration at the 401 Tattoo Table
3:00pm - StrayCats Sideshow with Madame TikTok
4:00pm-5:30pm - Tattoo Contest Judging
6:00pm-7:00pm - TattooFest Contest Awards
6:00pm-8:00pm - Tattoo of the Day Registration
7:30pm - StrayCats Sideshow with Madame TikTok
9:00pm - Tattoo of the Day Judging
9:30pm - Tattoo of the Day Awards

Sunday

10:00am-6:00pm - TattooFest Open
11:00am-2:00pm - Tattoo Contest Registration at the 401 Tattoo Table
11:00am - StrayCats Sideshow
1:00pm - StrayCats Sideshow with Madame TikTok
2:00pm-3:30pm - TattooFest Contest Judging
2:30pm-4:30pm - Tattoo of the Day Registration at the 401 Tattoo Table
4:00pm-5:00pm - TattooFest Contest Awards
5:30pm - Tattoo of the Day Judging & Awards

1126 South Saunders Street, Raleigh, NC 27603
Phone : +919-832-2261
Email : info@CapitalCityBikefest.com

Bikefest Hours

Tobacco Road Harley-Davidson

Friday, Sept 20
9AM-8PM
Saturday, Sept 21
9AM-8PM
Sunday, Sept 22
11AM-5PM

TattooFest at CAM

Friday, Sept 20
2PM-10PM
Saturday, Sept 21
10AM-10PM
Sunday, Sept 22
10AM-6PM