Middle of the Map Tattoo Convention

  • Iowa Events Center, 730 3rd Street | Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Presented By: Middle of the Map Tattoo
  • Dates: April 30, 2021
  • Location: Hy-Vee Hall at Iowa Events Center
  • Price: $20 for daily pass, $40 for weekend pass
  • Overview

    Artist from around Iowa, and from around the country doing live tattooing all weekend!
    Check out social media & our website to see all of the artist attending. You can either book an appointment with one of these artist ahead of time or just show up at the convention and find an artist doing walk-ups.
    There will be tattoo competitions all weekend. Most of the competitions you can enter with existing tattoos or tattoos inked at the convention. The only tattoo competitions that will be judged strictly on tattoos done at the show are “tattoo of the day” which is the best black and grey, and best color tattoo done on that particular day. “Best in show” is the best tattoo done throughout the course of the weekend. We have a list of tattoo competitions on our website to checkout and enter to win a prize.
    We will also have local bands playing - Friday from 5-7pm ‘Pie in the Sky', Saturday from 3-5pm ‘Some Friends’ and Sunday from 1130-130pm 'The Sheet'.
    There is a pin-up girl competition taking place Saturday May 1st starting at 1pm.
    Our main sponsor for the show is Unkl Ruckus’s smoke and skate shop. They will be doing live glass blowing throughout the show and selling their products.