2022 Rubber City Tattoo Invitational
Leaving our mark on akron
july 29-31, 2022

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Show Info:

12pm-11pm
(Tattoo of the Day Announced at 10pm)

 

12pm-11pm
(Tattoo of the Day Announced at 10pm)

12pm-8pm
(Tattoo of the Day Announced at 7pm)

Tickets

$20/one day pass
$40/weekend pass
Available at the door.

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LEAVING OUR MARK ON AKRON

Join us at the family-friendly 2022 Rubber City Tattoo Invitational, taking place July 29-31 as we celebrate all things tattoos and all things Akron. Enter your best tattoo in one of our contests, get yourself some new ink, enjoy live entertainment, and so much more!

Hours and Tickets

Friday, July 29: 12pm-11pn

Saturday, July 30: 12pm-11pm

Sunday, July 31: 12pm-8pm

Tickets:

$20/One Day Pass

$40/Three Day Pass

Location

The John S. Knight Center has been welcoming convention planners, tradeshow exhibitors and event attendees to the heart of downtown Akron since 1994. 

 

Schedule of Events

Keep scrolling down to see our event schedule, including contests, live entertainment, family-friendly events

and so much more!

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SPONSORS

Thank you to the official sponsors of the 2022 Rubber City Tattoo Invitational

 
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HOURS: 

Friday, July 29: 12PM-11PM


Saturday, July 30: 12PM-11PM


Sunday, July 31: 12PM-8PM


TICKETS:

$20/One Day 
$40/Weekend

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Contact Us

Fill out the form below for more information about artist and vendor booths, sponsorship opportunities, press packets...or just to say hello.

How Will YOU Leave Your Mark on Akron?

Need A Place to Stay?

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Akron's BLU-Tique Hotel and the Akron Courtyard Marriott are offering discounted stays the weekend of the 2022 Rubber City Tattoo Invitational. Book your hotel room using the links below!

Contest Schedule

All Contests $10 Per Entry Unless Otherwise Noted

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7pm Tattoo Contests 

(registration begins at 5pm)

  • Best Traditional

  • Best Biomech

  • Best Sports-Themed

  • Best Ohio-Themed

  • Best Small Black and Grey

  • Best Small Color

10pm Tattoo of the Day

(registration begins at 8pm)

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3pm Tattoo Machine Olympics

5pm Rubber City PinUp Contest

(registration closes at 4:30pm--All Genders Encouraged to Enter). Pre-register HERE.

7pm Tattoo Contests 

(registration begins at 5pm)

  • Best Portrait/Realism

  • Best Lettering

  • Best Large Color

  • Best Large Black and Grey

  • Worst Tattoo

10pm Tattoo of the Day

(registration begins at 8pm)

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2pm Kids' Tattoo Contest

(registration begins at 1pm;

NO ENTRY FEE!)

This is a non-permanent, marker-based tattoo that your child can draw on you, you can draw on your kiddo, or your kiddo can draw on themselves. Be creative! Registration begins at 1pm. Every entry gets a prize!

4pm Tattoo Contests 

(registration begins at 3pm)

  • Best Sleeve (Arm or Leg)

  • Best Back/Chest

  • Best Flash

  • Best Overall

7pm Tattoo Contests

(registration begins at 5pm)

  • Tattoo of the Day

  • Best in Show 

2022 Rubber City Tattoo Invitational
Akron, Ohio
July 29-31, 2022