Nassau Coliseum Address:
1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale, NY 11553
Join us May 2nd-4th 2014 for the ultimate tattoo experience! The United Ink Summer Vibe Tattoo Festival offers you a unique trip into the tattoo and body art lifestyle, music and culture. United Ink is a convention unlike any other. Completely open to the public, child friendly (kids under 12 are half price, and under 2 are Free) before 8 pm, with kid and family friendly magic shows, temporary tattoos and much more! And for the grownups we have tattooing from artists all over the world, piercing and body modification, art, contests, clothing, jewelry..Get the picture?? We have contests galore; from Miss Summer Vibe Pin-Up, a body painting contest, a best in drag, pole dancing and most Extremely Modified Person! And of course many tattoo contests. All contests will have great prizes…so if something peaks your interest, make sure you sign up at the registration desk..or email for more info.
We will be picking this year’s United Ink Angels to be crowned by Miss United Ink Heather Moss…come watch, or if you think you have what it takes to be a United Ink Angel, use the link on this site to find out the rules and info. There will be many types of entertainment to keep your attention all weekend long, there will be a magic shows like no other, Freaky side shows that will scare you, make you laugh and disgust you!!
We will be having an outdoor live spray painting exhibit, and musical guests to keep you in the Summer Vibe all weekend long. This is an event you don’t want to miss!!!
Tickets will be available soon via the link on our site, or you can purchase at the box office on the day of the show.
UNITED INK – FLIGHT 914 at the Cradle of Aviation Museum
Cradle of Aviation Museum
Charles Lindbergh Blvd.
Garden City, NY 11530
September 12th-14th 2014
Dive deep into the history of tattooing as well as our air born ancestors…
United Ink is so big we had to create a second show! The Cradle of Aviation Museum is our new backdrop, the perfect setting for the Ultimate Tattoo convention.
United Ink is unlike any other tattoo convention you’ve seen before. Completely open to the public, the convention is the perfect day for the whole family with entertainment like magicians and suspension shows, music, games, contests, live tattooing and piercing, seminars, an artist lounge, art exhibits, and so much more it’s hard to list it all!
At the United Ink convention, you can watch the world’s best artists pierce and tattoo, and if you’re in the market for new ink or piercings, this is the place to be. Why not let one of the globe’s most talented artist use your body as their newest canvas?
And there’s plenty for the kids to do, too. United Ink will offer face painting (baby’s first tattoo!), temporary tattoos, coloring contests, flash art contests and even more for the little tattoo fans in your life.
Tickets are available on our site soon – Please contact Jackie@united-ink.com for more details. – Tickets will also be available at the Expo Box Office on September 11th. Those interested in sponsorship opportunities can contact our offices:
By e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
By phone: 631.584.3858
For Celebrity and Media Inquiries – Contact Jackie@united-ink.com
For information on booking with the Expo -Celebrities/Bands/Entertainers -
Please contact Jackie@united-ink.com
Photography Do’s and Don’ts
Tattoo Lou’s is here to remind you of proper convention photography etiquette. We want everyone to have a great time at United Ink Tattoo & Body Arts Expo—maybe you can even learn a thing or two about the art of body modification—but we want to make sure that everyone is safe, as well!
DO ask an artist, piercer, or subject if you can take a photograph.
Be nice! With all the time and effort put into the killer tattoos you’ll see at the convention, it’s nice not to be treated like a zoo animal. Ask nicely for permission before your photograph your subject. They’ll appreciate your asking instead of immediately flashing lights like a paparazzi.
DO show the picture after you’ve taken it.
Showing the picture you’ve taken to the artist, piercer, or tattoo subject is common courtesy, just to ensure that the photo you’ve taken works for both of you. And who doesn’t love some instant feedback? This also helps your portfolio, if you’re trying to build one.
DO thank the subject after you’ve taken a photo.
Maybe you didn’t listen when your mother said it, or you missed that day in Sunday school, but “please” and “thank you” make the world go ‘round. That applies here too.
DON’T throw a fit if someone declines your request for a picture.
Sure, it’s not hard to pose for a photo, but when you’ve had a day of flashes in your face, you may not want to be present for another. If you ask to take a picture of a tattoo or artist and the artist declines, say “ok, thank you” and move on. No need to throw a tantrum! There will be plenty of other people to photograph and take photos with.
DON’T smack-talk someone else’s camera.
Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Olympus, Sony—who cares? A good photographer can take a great snapshot with a disposable point-and-shoot, so save the brand pissing match for another time. Or never, really. Having a thousand dollar camera doesn’t make you better than the guy who spent $100.
DO chat with other photographers.
See another photographer snapping some great shots of the ink and piercings at the convention? Strike up a conversation. You can share tips, tricks, and other great subject matter. Making a contact (or a new friend!) is always a win.
These are just a few tips so you can take some great snaps during the United Ink Tattoo & Body Arts Expo. We hope to see you soon!