CHECK OUT OUR SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FOR SUNDAY, JULY 31.
Make sure you check back often for updates!
12pm: Doors Open
Tickets are $20/day or $40/weekend.
12PM-4PM: CUSTOM BIKE SHOW
Ready to burn rubber at Rubber City? Show off your wheels on Sunday, July 31 at the first ever Rubber City Tattoo Invitational Bike Show. Prizes awarded including the people's choice award for best bike.
1230-330PM SEMINAR: BUILDING A TATTOO MACHINE WITH RICH HELTON
Join Rich Helton, founder of Blood Money Irons, in this 3-hour, step-by-step, hands-on tattoo machine building course. Rich will guide each participant through the process of assembling, tuning, and troubleshooting their very own coil tattoo machine. Seminar includes: all machine parts and materials, demonstration of spring cutting, tuning, tricks, tips, and troubleshooting techniques, and a workbook.
Register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with Rubber City Machine Seminar in the subject line. Cost: $400.
2PM: KIDS' TATTOO CONTEST--FREE TO ENTER
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! Every entrant gets a prize!
4PM-530PM SEMINAR: BUILDING A GREAT TATTOO BUSINESS WITH GABE FROM TATTOONOW
Being good isn't enough...be great! If you tattoo for a living but don't understand the business, you are spending too much energy and not getting everything you can out of your work. This seminar is a chance to explore all the details of a professional business plan and how they relate specifically to high-quality professional tattooing. This seminar is designed for artists, managers, studio owners, and apprentices. Cost: $175. Register here.
4PM: TATOO CONTESTS
All contests are $10/entry. You do not have to be tattooed at the show to enter a contest UNLESS you are entering "Tattoo of the Day"
REGISTRATION BEGINS AT 12PM.
6PM: JUDGING FOR "TATTOO OF THE DAY" AND BEST IN SHOW BEGINS
Did you get a tattoo at the show today? Think it's the best? Enter it in Tattoo of the Day for Rubber City Tattoo Invitational Bragging Rights! Winner will be announced at 10pm. And if you think you got the best tattoo all weekend (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday), make sure you enter for Best in Show!
ALL DAY: EXCLUSIVE AK-ROWDY KIDS' AREA!
Don't forget to bring your kids to our kids' area--the AK-ROWDY. Glitter tattoos, coloring, games, and so much more! The AK-ROWDY will be open from 12pm-8pm. No children may be left unattended.
8PM: DOORS ARE LOCKED
Thank you for helping us leave our make on Akron! See you in 2023!
2022 RUBBER CITY TATTOO INVITATIONAL
LEAVING OUR MARK ON AKRON
JULY 29-31, 2022