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april, 2023

14apr(apr 14)11:00 am16(apr 16)7:00 pmThe Saratoga Tattoo Expo 202311:00 am - 7:00 pm (16) The Saratoga Springs City Center, 522 Broadway Entrance

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The Saratoga Tattoo Expo is being postponed until 2022 due to Covid-19.
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Saratoga Tattoo Expo

The Saratoga Tattoo Expo is back at the City Center this Spring! Live tattooing and body piercing from top artists, entertainment, contests and much more.  

The Saratoga Tattoo Expo

Crowds at the Saratoga Tattoo Expo. | Photo from The Daily Gazette

It’s the time of year to show off your ink. The Saratoga Tattoo Expo will run from Friday, April 14th to Sunday, April 16th. Visit the Saratoga Springs City Center at the Hilton Hotel to see an exciting lineup of over 60 local and international tattoo artists who will show off their skills for attendees. Anyone over the age of 18 can contact their favorite tattoo/piercing artists to book an appointment in advance, and visitors of all ages are welcome to spectate!

As the weekend goes on, the expo will hold tattoo contests for awards and giveaways. The contests are based on a variety of different categories. These categories include large and small tattoos in black/color, realism, portrait, best collection, tattoo of the day, and more.

Along with displaying one-of-a-kind body art, the tattoo expo will have live music and entertainment. This year, guests can look forward to performances from John Clifford (a Tom Petty Tribute Artist) on April 14th from 8-9pm and April 16th from 2-3pm, as well as a performance from Acoustic Rye on April 15th from 8-9pm.

Guests visiting from afar can receive a block rate at the Saratoga Hilton (where the convention is to be held) by mentioning the Saratoga Tattoo Expo. Additionally, travelers can stay at the nearby Hampton Inn and Suites or Courtyard Marriott. In previous years, admission into the Expo itself was $10 for a day pass and $25 for a weekend pass. Check out the Saratoga Tattoo Expo Facebook page for upcoming information and details about this ink-filled event!

Saratoga Tattoo Expo Hours

Friday, 4/14:  3:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Saturday, 4/15: 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Sunday, 4/16: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Interested in Being a Vendor?

Artists can rent a booth for a fee during the weekend of the Expo. This rental includes a 10×10 booth with two vendor passes, two tables and three chairs. However, space is limited and booths are on a first come, first serve basis. For more information, call 518-768-2070.

Visitors Showing Off Their Ink at the Saratoga Tattoo Expo. | Photo by Christine Neely

Visitors showing off their ink. | Photo by Christine Neely

A Skilled Artist Takes on a Head Tattoo at the Saratoga Tattoo Expo. | Photo by Christine Neely

A skilled artist takes on a head tattoo. | Photo by Christine Neely

How to Get to The Saratoga City Center

Experience the Saratoga Tattoo Expo via Amtrak to Saratoga Station—Don’t forget to use the New York By Rail 15% discount!

Get picked up from Saratoga Station and taken to your reserved #NYTRAIN Enterprise Rent-a-Car. Click here to reserve your car or call the Saratoga office today at: 518-587-0687.


14 (Friday) 11:00 am - 16 (Sunday) 7:00 pm


The Saratoga Springs City Center

522 Broadway Entrance