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HELL CITY TATTOO FEST 2014



 

PHOENIX, ARIZONA 2014

 

August 15th - 17th, 2014

2400 E. Missouri Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85016 / #602-955-6600 - Mention HELL CITY

 

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WELCOME TO THE HELL CITY TATTOO FESTIVAL


By Popular Demand, Hell City will once again be happening TWICE in 2014.

The Hell City Tattoo Festival travels back to Phoenix, Arizona in 2014 for another exciting year of good times and great body art! Hell City is not only a great time because of the amazing tattooing and it's friendly atmosphere, Hell City also has new, live acts everyday of the fest. The Hell City Tattoo Fest is a fun and unique glimpse into the world of tattoos and art for everyone! It's one of a kind because there are many other activities that you won't see at any other tattoo convention. All weekend long, attendees get tattooed and experience everything that is Hell City! In addition to the talented artists, there are also exciting Tattoo Competitions for the crowd, Live Freakshows, Educational Seminars, Heck City Kids Zone, Live Bands, Fine Art Gallery, The Art Fusion Experiment, Live Painting Projects, Suicide Girls, Burnie the Mascot and much, much more!

Hell City brings you not only some of the world's best tattoo masters, but also showcases many of today's young, up and coming artists! The Hell City Tattoo Festival is a tattoo convention put on by tattoo artists, featuring world class tattoo artists and collectors from around the world, as well as having unique entertainment all weekend long! It is much more than your typical tattoo convention though! If you have ever been to Hell City before, you have seen the massive crowds of artists, collectors and enthusiasts waiting to step into Hell City to experience tattooing on a whole new level, all while have an unforgettable experience. Once inside the gates, Hell City will amaze your eyes, ears and skin, you'll will want to stay the entire weekend! Grab your PreSale Tickets Today! This years festival will surely impress, don't miss out!  Rain, Shine or Monsoon, Hell City is "One Hell Of A Good Time"! Stay the entire fest, Book your rooms today! See you all there!* LEARN MORE ABOUT THE HELL CITY *



 


 





 


 







 

HELL CITY 2015

Hell City 2015 - KILLUMBUS,OH
May 1st - 3rd, 2015


Hell City 2015
- PHOENIX, AZ

August 28th - 30th, 2015

 


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Hell City Tattoo Festival Ohio 2014 Scheduled Events

burnie
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March 24, 2014 4:38 PM

 

 

 

 

WHAT'S HAPPENING AT HCTF 2014!

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The Hell City Tattoo Festival is a celebration of body art and the education of tattooing and other forms of body modification for all. Nowhere else can you find such a collection of skilled tattoo artists in one area. Every year thousands of people come for the weekend to be tattooed by the worlds best artists and hang out with others in the tattoo community. If you see any of the attending artists you would like to get tattooed by on the HC website, it is a good idea to book your artist early, you can do that by clicking the attending artists studio link. But Hell City does not just have tattooing as entertainment. All weekend long various acts, contests, art fusion, and other entertainment happen in the festival. This is a world class convention, smooth running, and packed with hundreds of brilliant artists from the world over. Hell City has come to be one of the industries favorite events. Everyone appreciates the festival because the atmosphere is warm, jovial and welcoming to the guests who come for a peek into another world. We encourage you to explore the Hell City website, poke around, browse the photo galleries of the past HC’s, and share them with your mates and loved ones. Aside from TV specials and any vibe you think you get when you drive by your local tattoo studio, where else will you learn the truth of tattooing and other art forms? This is an industry tradeshow, one that covers body modification in all forms, historical to futuristic, education to exhilaration. Hell City is an exhibition of all styles, be they painterly or bold, thematically obscure or even downright spooky. You may also enjoy the bands, art gallery, clothes, stickers, skateboards, motorcycle stuff, dames, photography, prints, paintings for sale, food and drinks, the colorful people, about a million tattoo photos from attending artists, tattoo competitions, all the amazing books, the sweet Heck City booth just for kids, the hilarious MC, the hotel and the charity fundraisers…. Be sure to book your rooms now, Hell City is an event you don't want to miss, see you there!

   * TATTOO ARTISTS GO ALL DISPOSABLE!*
Hell City encourages all attending tattoo artists & vendors to work with disposable tubes and supplies.

Hyatt Regency Downtown - Columbus, OH

April 11th - 13th, 2014
Located in the greater downtown Arts District
350 North High St., Columbus, OH 43215 / #614-463-1234

HYATT Call in Room Reservations # (888) 421-1442
Be Sure To Mention "HELL CITY TATTOO FESTIVAL" & HELL CITY For A Special Convention Room Rate

HYATT Website Reservations - Click here to book your rooms!
Enter the code "HELLCITY" under the Group Code section of your reservations screen.





*SCHEDULED EVENTS KILLUMBUS, OH INFO*


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ARTIST MEET & GREET PARTY & AFTER-PARTIES
 
"HELLIONS, COME HAVE ONE HELL OF A GOOD TIME...RESPONSIBLY"!

 
IT'S A HELLABRATION!

Hang out and have fun with Hell City Tattoo Artists, Collectors & Enthusiasts!


 

Thursday early artist set up will be from 5pm - 8pm in the ballroom. This gives artists a chance to partially setup prior to the fest, making opening the gates of Hell City on Friday go smooth!

Then Thursday evening, we give everyone the chance to meet, mingle, make appointments, and get ready for one hell of a weekend!
The artist meet & greet will be free & open to the public Thursday night at the Bar. Be sure to come and hang out with all tattoo artists, as well as tattoo collectors and enthusiasts! The Meet & Greet starts at 8pm and goes till the Bar closes! Remember to drink responsibly and have good times with great people!

Whether or not you plan on hanging out at the bar, or venturing out to see the night life. Hell City after parties are definitely not to be missed! Last years after parties were out of hand every night and we're sure this years will be the same!! Come join other tattoo artists in the festivities at the bar, drink, mingle, and have one hell of a good time!! Please respect the venue once you're drunk, keep the good times great!!
 

 PRE-PARTY THURSDAY STARTING AT 8PM

 

7 pm Saturday -
Sailor Jerry Contest Winners announced!


Sailor Jerry Tattoo Artists
Joey Knuckles
Billy White


Don't miss the Sailor Jerry PhotoBooth at Hell City 2014!

Don't miss the Sailor Jerry drink specials all weekend as well as Sailor Jerry Happy Hours and the giant Sailor Jerry Party Saturday night starting at 6pm till the gates close. Don't miss the Sailor Jerry Rum parties at the Big Bar on 2! Keep your eyes peeled for the Sailor Jerry Hula Girls walking around the fest and the parties, register to win a free Sailor Jerry tattoo and don't forget, all first place competition winners get a free bottle of Sailor Jerry Rum!

 HELL CITY KILLUMBUS BAR MUSIC BROUGHT TO YOU BY CD102.5



Don't miss out on the good times all weekend at the Big Bar on 2! CD102.5 will be hosting Hell City's music for the entire weekend of the festivities. From Rockin' music to LIVE DJ appearances, CD102.5 will be sure to keep the party going all night long! Be sure to stay tuned to the bar music for periodical announcements to let you not to miss out on all the exciting events going on all weekend of The Hell City Tattoo Festival!


AFTER-PARTIES AT THE BAR -  EVERYDAY!
Please respect the venue and others once you're drunk, keep the good times great!





Hell City Documentary Film

SHOWN ALL FESTIVAL WEEKEND



The first ever documentary film about the legendary Hell City Tattoo Festival and the connection of fine art, tattooing and those that have dedicated their lives to the art form.
Filmed for over 7 years at the Hell City Tattoo Festival, this in depth journey into the minds and world of tattoo artists and collectors sheds a new light on the art of tattooing and the community behind it.

Grab your copy of "Hell City" a documentary film while you're attending Hell City at admissions, merch or right at the theatre showing!




HELL CITY FILM - Official "HELL CITY DOCUMENTARY" FILM - HC Sinema ALL WEEKEND!

HELL CITY PRESENTS - Official Chris "Mayor of Tattooville" Longo Roast - FILM - HC Sinema VARIOUS TIMES!





hellcityfilm.com





 
 


 
 Various times all weekend at the main stage Tattoo Competitions will be held. Registration fee for each category is $15 (Tattoo of the Day is free). A panel of carefully selected tattoo artists will judge the tattoo competition using Hell City special electronic rating methods. The competing tattoos will be displayed to the attendees on a large screen and will be announced over a P.A. system to keep attendees informed on details of the competing piece. All competitions are as impartial as possible. No Sore Losers!! 

NEOTAT - OFFICIAL COMPETITION & TROPHY SPONSOR
 

 
FRIDAY -
*Best Traditional
*Best Asian Tattoo
*Best Fusion
*Best Biomech / Organic
*Most Unusual / Wierd
*Tattoo Of The Day Contest


SATURDAY -
*Best Small Color

*Best Small Black & Grey - (includes tribal)

*Best Arm/Leg Sleeve

*Best Backpiece / Chest Panel

*Worst Tattoo
*Tattoo Of The Day Contest

 
 

SUNDAY -
*Best Large Color
*Best Large Black & Grey - (includes tribal)
*Best Portrait - (color or b&g)
     *Best Overall Female
     *Best Overall Male
*Artist of Show
*Tattoo Of The Day Contest



Sailor Jerry Contest Winners announced Saturday 7pm

LIVE @ MAIN STAGE -
  EVERYDAY




 

 

 

SHOWDEVILS

LIVE EXTREME FREAKSHOW AT HELL CITY 2014!

 


THE WORLDS MOST DANGEROUS TOURING SHOW PERFORMS LIVE AT HELL CITY 2014!

LIVE at the Hell City main stage Saturday night! America's A-list "SUBCULTURE SWEETHEARTS", the Tattooed Royalty known as "SHOWDEVILS" WILL BRING YOU A MENAGERIE COLLECTION OF STRANGE STUNTS, & NOVEL TALENTS! The Globally Renowned, Gold Medalists of Stunt Shows, unrolls the 1920's glory of vaudeville with an intense mix of traditional routines, modern performances, and strange music. Watch the Hot and Sexy Fire Eater, Serana Rose, a.k.a. the Electric Girl, Eating Glass. Meanwhile, the Tattooed Puzzle Man from the X-files "The Enigma", tries out Knife Throwing. Simultaneous situations like Running Chainsaws while Blindfolded, and Spikes Hammered into the Head, will leave you with a sense of awe as it is all done to a music that'll make you quiver!

You'd have witnessed them as a group and/or individually on the largest rock festival tours in the US, Europe, Australia, etc.. The Edinburgh Fringe Festival (2 years), Lollapalooza TOUR (with Ministry, Red Hot Chili Peppers etc.), VAN'S WARPED TOUR, Nine Inch Nails (with MARILYN MANSON), Melbourne Fringe Festival, Roskilde, Pink Pop, Ghent Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival, etc., to name a few. You might have also seen them on TV shows like The X-FILES, Ripley's Believe It or Not, "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno", The Discovery Channel, The Learning Channel, Guinness Book of World Records, The Fox News Channel, CNN, Animated on SouthPark, Travel Channel with Distortions/Making Monsters to say the least. The Founding/Creating and Musical Enterprises of SHOWDEVILS involved traveling the seven seas to bring you the odd and unusual. SHOWDEVILS will put you in a dream-like surrealist world perceived as timeless. Always offering a vast cornucopia of things to see, savor, and remember. This show IS the modern P. T. Barnum and our artistic vision is heavily influenced by a smorgasbord of artists & inspirations such as: ROB ZOMBIE, BAUHAUS, GWAR, Gogol Bordelo, TOM WAITS, Rocky Horror Picture Show, THE HBO SERIES CARNIVALE, Screaming J Hawkins, Haunted Houses and Amusement Parks, Old Time Vaudeville, George and Gracie, The Honeymooners, and much more.

Dont' miss this strange, exciting and dangerous LIVE act at the Hell City mainstage!

  



 



Saturday - 8 pm
Sunday - 2 pm

LIVE AT HC MAIN STAGE

 

 

 


 

 

SUICIDE GIRLS

BLACKHEART BURLESQUE TOUR


SuicideGirls Blackheart Burlesque is coming to both Hell City Tattoo Festivals 2014!



It’s been a big year for tattooed, pierced and sexy modeling brand Suicide Girls. The company, which grew from a small Portland web enterprise to a internationally recognized company, released its debut coffee table book this, executed a major website overhaul and revived its burlesque tour! After a six-year hiatus SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque is back with new choreography, complete with steamy references to Game of Thrones, the Big Lebowski, Star Wars and other pop culture icons! Don't miss the sexy Suicide Girls performing LIVE at the Main Stage at 6pm!


Columbus, Ohio 6pm - April 12th
Phoenix, Arizona 6 pm - August 16th


STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFO
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THE WET PAINT PROJECT AT HELL CITY

Live Paintings and Art Made Right Before Your Very Eyes!



LIVE PAINTNGS & ART ALL WEEKEND LONG in the Hell City special events room!

FOR PARTICIPATING ARTISTS INFO - PLEASE CLICK TO APPLY HERE!



On a various stages in the special events room on the second floor, over a dozen of the tattoo worlds finest and most exciting artists will be creating their work right before your very eyes! Paint will splatter, messes will be made, mistakes scratched out and painted over, accidents will happen, jokes will be told, drinks will be spilled; in short, artistic genius will unfold RIGHT BEFORE YOUR VERY EYES! Over a dozen local as well as artists from around the country will be working on their creations all weekend long, fueling each others imaginations and sparking their creative flames. Come witness the artistic process in action all weekend long! You might even be able to buy the artwork whose birth you've witnessed at Hell City! With this years unbeatable line-up of artists, there won't be a dull moment on the WET PAINT PROJECT Stages all weekend long!



Wet Paint Artists @ Hell City:


PAINTERS:
Chris Dingwell
Nathan John

Toby Gehrlich 

Jon McKenzie
Sorin Gabor
Ken Hoffa
Rev Chad Wells
Ben Duarte
Justin Oriani

John VonGlahn

CoreRoc

Alex Harris
George Perham
Shawn Will

Roly M. Viruez

Nick Mitchell

Sean Gardner
Patrick McDonagh

Joey Knuckles

Carlos Rojas

Susanah Popov-Griggs



MORE TBA

FOR PARTICIPATING ARTISTS INFO - PLEASE CLICK TO APPLY HERE!

 

 










Zombie Caricatures


Step right up and get decayed by getting a Zombie Caricature drawn of you, your loved ones or the entire family!



Zombie Caricatures
are from the sick and twisted minds of Sean Gardner and Nick Mitchell. They infected the living by drawing them at various "live" events and Tattoo conventions, causing the zombie virus to spread one face at a time.
So take a seat, hold on tight, as they rip apart your flesh and draw you as a disgusting, humorous member of the undead.


 











 

 

CELEBRITY TATTOO ARTISTS AT HELL CITY



CELEBRITY TATTOO ARTISTS @ HELL CITY


Come meet today's celebrity tattoo artists from Spike TV's hit show "Ink Master" and Oxygen Network's "Best Ink"! The resurgence of public interest in tattooing has been contributed by the amazing artists of TV Tattoo shows that show the true talent of today's tattoo artist. This year at Hell City in the main ballroom we are joined by many celebrity tattoo artists and musicians. They will be at Hell City tattooing and partyin' with those that attend. 


Artists from various television shows will be tattooing all weekend long. 
Be sure not to miss these talented stars at this years festival! Keep an eye out and don't miss 'em! 


   
 




 


 

 

 
The "EVIL EASEL"

Collaborative Art Project for all participating artists!
 




The "Evil Easel" at Hell City!

Collaborative Art Project for all participating artists!
*NEW* A Collaborative Art Project at Hell City where all are welcome to sketch a little addition to the master piece in progress from all attending Hellions that would like to add to the Evil Easel Masterpiece.

One 4'x8' board will be put out on Thursday night for the pre-party and remain filling up until Friday, then a new board will be on display from Saturday and Sunday.

It's like Art Fusion, but with a shot of whiskey to loosen you up! Be sure to step up to the Evil Easel and add a little to it or collaborate with your fellow artists.



 






 


THE ART FUSION EXPERIMENT

 
COLLABORATIVE ART PROJECT



 
 
An exciting performance art at Hell City Tattoo Festival! The Art Fusion Experiment brought to you by Paul Booth, Filip Leu, and Guy Aitchison. This performance art involves between 3 to 5 artists collaborating, changing canvases every 3 to 5 minutes, and completing pieces of art done in charcoal, color pastels, or other mediums. The Art Fusion Experiment will be held every day of the Hell City Tattoo Festival on the HC Second Stage periodically throughout the entire weekend. This event is a definite crowd pleaser and shouldn't be missed! At the second stage everyday! There will also be a silent auction for all the completed work.
 

 
LIVE @ SECOND STAGE - INSIDE BALLROOM

 

 


 

 
 

LIVE MUSIC TO ROCK YOUR HORNS OFF!

  LIVE MUSIC ALL WEEKEND AT HELL CITY

Every year Hell City has bands play to the Hellions! This main stage mayhem features live performances by a variety of band styles of music.
This years bands are sure to make you wanna rock out with your C%#K out! When the main stage begins to rage, step up front and dance your horns off!

 
 


LIVE BANDS!
LIVE at the Main Stage!

 


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THE SCRATCHES - LIVE
Friday @ 7pm


The Scratches are a fast paced punk band of four best friends. They don’t have one freakin' singer, they have three. Armed with guitars, they alternate lead vocal roles, harmonizing and singing duets, and even tackling the occasional three part harmony (which they affectionately call "barbershop punk"). That's right, they have two male, and one female, lead singers. You haven’t seen this before in a punk band, but wow is it effective. It’s fun, it’s catchy and it’s the real deal. Sometimes you’ll swear you’re watching Rancid, considering the lead guitarist is a monster…on bass. He rips through the mix with crazy bass lines and rich, raspy vocals with charming attitude. Then you listen again and hear more guitar and vocal influences like Green Day and Blink-182, a smoother, more poli



Celebrity Tattoo Artists from TV @ Hell City

burnie
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March 23, 2012 7:06 PM

 CELEBRITY TATTOO ARTISTS @ HELL CITY

Come meet today's celebrity tattoo artists from Spike TV's hit show "Ink Master" and Oxygen Network's "Best Ink"! The resurgence of public interest in tattooing has been contributed by the amazing artists of TV Tattoo shows that show the true talent of today's tattoo artist. This year at Hell City in the main ballroom we are joined by many celebrity tattoo artists and musicians. They will be at Hell City tattooing and partyin' with those that attend. 

Artists from various television shows will be tattooing all weekend long. 
Be sure not to miss these talented stars at this years festival! Keep an eye out and don't miss 'em!

 





         

 



Enter your skin to win!

burnie
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February 06, 2012 11:05 AM


Various times all weekend Tattoo Competitions will be held. If you would like to enter your tattoo in one of the many competition categories, simply sign up at the main stage prior to the competitions starting. It is $15 per tattoo entry. You can register at Main Stage. Registration for each tattoo is $15 which is non refundable & Tattoo of the Day is free if you are an attending Hell City artist! If you are entering your tattoo, it must be fully healed or it will not be judged, see rules below. Hell City uses state of the art computer judging programs that judge different artistic aspects of tattoos. Hell City along with Solin Systems has developed this web based service for judging competitions accurately and fairly! This software has been such a succes that various tattoo conventions and other trade shows are using this system for their own competitions of all types, from tattoos to cars, to toys, to any style of competition that needs to be judged. Hell City helped pioneer this state of the art technology to judge tattoo competitions this way. A panel of carefully selected tattoo artists will judge the tattoo competition. The competing tattoos will be displayed to the attendees on our giant big screens and will be announced over a P.A. system to keep attendees informed on details of the competing pieces. Live results will also be published over RSS. All competitions are as impartial as humanly possible. No sore losers please!! Winner will receive custom Hell City Awards, given by Official Suicide Girls, as well as taking their place on the "podium of death" for magazine and website photography.



Get your pre-sale tickets while theyre hot!

burnie
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February 01, 2012 10:44 AM

 


 

*PRESALE TICKETS*

$22 one day pass

$42 two day pass
$62 weekend pass


*AT GATE*

$25 / one day pass
$45 / two day pass

$65 / weekend pass


CHILDREN 10 & UNDER = FREE!


* PRE-SALE TICKETS CAN BE PICKED UP AT WILL CALL AT THE ADMISSIONS BOOTH ALL WEEKEND.

* YOU WILL NOT
RECEIVE TICKETS IN THE MAIL, YOUR NAME WILL BE ON THE WILL CALL LIST.

* YOU MUST HAVE A PHOTO ID TO CLAIM TICKETS.
SEE YOU IN HELL!



Reserve your spot in Hell!

burnie
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January 24, 2012 10:14 AM

 The Hell City Tattoo Festival returns to the Hyatt Regency Downtown Columbus, Ohio this April 19th - 21st, 2013 and at the Biltmore in Phoenix, Arizona August 23rd - 25th, 2013 for another exciting year of good times and great body art!

Hell City is not only a great time because of the amazing tattooing and it's friendly atmosphere, Hell City also has new, live acts every day of the fest. So book your rooms now!

 



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