• Pasadena Convention Center
  • 300 E. Green St.
  • Pasadena, CA 91030
  • United States
  • Friday, January 27, 2017 - January 29, 2017
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    Golden State Tattoo Expo hosted by Nikko Hurtado and Carlos Torres. The expo will take place at the Pasadena Convention Center where you can meet invited guest tattoo artists, vendors; and experience music, contests, entertainment and an art gallery.


    Tickets start at $25, you may purchase tickets online via TicketWeb. View tickets→

    Special Guests

    Paul Booth mastermind behind Last Rites. He is the owner of Last Rites Tattoo and Last Rites Gallery.

    Stefano Alcantara is self taught in the art of tattooing. In terms of tattooing, the human skin is a unique canvas that allows him to create a permanent mark in someones life.

    Norm turned his love of urban culture into fine art. He manages his time between Hawaii and Los Angeles.

    Big Gus is a world known tattoo artist.  His popular style of fine line, black and grey photorealism can be seen in tattoo publications in 40 countries.

    Big Sleeps is one of the cultures most respected artists.  His book “Neighborhood Offerings” has even been picked up at the Getty Research institute.


    Friday competitions include best color portrait, best sleeve (arm or leg), best chest or back piece, best black & grey portrait, and best of the day contest (started and completed day of the contest).

    Saturday competitions include best small color, best large color, best small black and grey, best large black and grey, and best of day (started and completed day of contest)

    Sunday competitions include best traditional, best coverup, best original, and best of day (started and completed day of the contest).


    Participating vendors are, World Famous Tattoo Supply, Hustle Butter Deluxe, Metal Mafia, Famous, Pretty in Ink, Ink Cheyenne, Hush, Kuro Sumi, Radiant, Sullen Art Collective, World of Pencils, Bishop Tattoo Supply, Cam Supply, Tattoo.derm, fkirons, H2 Ocean, Velvet Panther, Too Die For Clothing, Tattoo Art, Lula Roe, Artistic Rejuvenation, Frazetta Girls, and Hextat.


    Parking is available at the Pasadena Convention Center for $12 per day for up to 16 hours or $18 per day for in and out privileges. The subterranean parking structure is located under the convention center and is shared with the Sheraton Pasadena. There are two entrances to the parking structure, (1) on Euclid Avenue between Green Street and Cordova Street, and (2) on Marengo Avenue between Green Street and Cordova Street. View Map

    Metro Gold Line

    The Metro Gold Line is a light rail train system that runs from Downtown Los Angeles to Pasadena. There are two train station within walking distance, (1) Del Mar Station is three blocks away, it takes about ten minutes to walk to the Pasadena Convention Center and there is a small hill. Memorial Park Station is four blocks away, it takes about eight minutes to walk to Live on Green and there are no hills on this route. Cost is $1.75 per person each way, students k-12 pay $1 each way.

  • Cost: $25 - $60
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  • Pasadena Convention Center
  • T: 626-793-2122
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  • NY Empire State / Golden State Tattoo Expo
  • T: 646-595-8321
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