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Hell City Tattoo Festival Artist Rules

 

RULES OF HELL CITY


HELL CITY VENDORS & ATTENDEES - PLEASE READ!!

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

ARTISTS AND VENDORS - CLICK HERE FOR PRE-CHECKIN DETAILS & INFO




BY ENTERING HELL CITY YOU AGREE TO THE FOLLOWING
HELL CITY TERMS & CONDITIONS

* ARTISTS GO ALL DISPOSABLE! Hell City encourages all tattoo artists and piercers to work with disposable tubes and disposable supplies.
This is much safer for the traveling artists as well as being a safe decision to work all disposable at Hell City.


*Press Passes are available for Independent Photographers, TV & Radio Stations, Newspapers, and Industry Magazines.
No professional cameras are allowed without purchasing a 3 day/ weekend Press Pass!

 

* You MUST BE 18 to get tattooed, you must sign a release form and provide a valid ID to get tattooed. All tattoo artists must verify age and have a signed release form before starting any tattoo procedure.

 
* There will be a Kids Booth for the lil' devils that will have temporary tattoos for the kiddies as well as face painting, evil clowns and much more!

 
* We're all at Hell City as a family of the flesh, leave your attitudes and ego's at the door and treat each other as one!! This festival thrives on good times and great people!!

 
* There are NO REFUNDS on presale tickets, admissions, raffles, seminars, or competitions!! *


* ENTER HELL CITY AT YOUR OWN RISK! If you are easily offended, please do not enter.

 
* No food or drinks on tattoo artists tables, please respect the artists portfolios and don’t get food on or spill your drinks on the artists properties.

 
*No preemies allowed! Infants must be carried, please no strollers due to heavy traffic congestion.

 
*Kids 10 and under get in HALF PRICE (not including preemies)

 
*Minors must be accompanied by an adult

 

*No racist, drug related or offensive tshirts or clothing may be worn inside the building of the fesival.


* Hell City does not allow any animals/pets inside the tattooing floor areas due to public health and safety concerns. Service animals are allowed in areas where no tattooing, body piercing or any open wounds are being performed or are present. Any aggressive animals, pets or service dogs will not be allowed entry to protect the attendees and children in costume, face paint, etc.

 


*Hell City reserves the right to deny entrance to anyone we deem
necessary.

 
*Hell City reserves the right for expulsion from
the convention at any time or for any reason without refund.

 
*Attendees must wear wristbands at all times, no wristband=no entry. Never share wristbands with anyone; this will be cause for expulsion. Artists must wear or have on their person the Vendor Wristband when entering or exiting the Ballroom.

 
*NO SOLICITING! No handing-out fliers, postcards, samples or business cards anywhere inside the show or anywhere within the convention area.

 
*Violators of admission rules will be removed from the fest without refund.


*BY ENTERING HELL CITY, YOU AGREE TO BE PHOTOGRAPHED, VIDEO TAPED AND RECORDED FOR ANY AND ALL ADVERTISING AND FUTURE HELL CITY MEDIA AND PUBLICATIONS.

 
 

NO GLASS OR BOTTLES AT THE POOL!
For the safety of others, please use plastic cups at the pool!

Please respect the venue and others once you're drunk, keep the good times great!

 



 

Artist & Vendor Registration RULES!

* GO ALL DISPOSABLE! Hell City encourages all tattoo artists and piercers to work with disposable tubes and disposable supplies.
This is safer for the traveling artists as well as being a safe decision to work all disposable at Hell City.


IF YOU DO NOT HAVE YOUR BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS & BASIC FIRST AID/CPR TRAINING RECORDS, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO TATTOO AT HELL CITY.


SEE SEMINARS PAGE FOR THURSDAY BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS & BASIC FIRST AID/CPR TRAINING SEMINARS


THE BOARD OF HEALTH REQUIRES THAT ALL WORKING TATTOO ARTISTS COMPLY TO THESE GUIDELINES AND HAVE ALL TRAINING RECORDS.



BY SUBMITTING BOOTH REGISTRATION, YOU AGREE TO THE FOLLOWING
HELL CITY TERMS & CONDITIONS 

 

COMPLETE ALL INFO WHEN APPLYING! INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL BE REJECTED, PLEASE COMPLETE ALL INFO THOROUGHLY

All booths must have at least 2 working artists due to the heavy demand for tattooing over the weekend fetsival.
 

If you wish to have a third artist in your single booth, you must purchase the additional artist pass online or at fest.


YOUR APPLICATION MUST HAVE AT LEAST 2 ARTISTS PER BOOTH (DOUBLE BOOTH REQUIRES 4)

COMPLETE EVERY SECTION OF THE BOOTH REGISTRATION FORM, INCLUDING ALL ATTENDING ARTISTS NAMES, MEMBER NAMES & WEBSITES

We do not reply to all booth applications. If your application is accepted you will receive your official invitation via e-mail.

 

 

BE SURE TO FILL OUT EVERY LINE OF THE REGISTRATION FORM INCLUDING YOUR WEBSITE, EVERY ATTENDING ARTISTS NAME, AND ALL CONTACT INFO FOR REVIEW

   

YOU MUST ALREADY HAVE A WEBSITE OR ONLINE GALLERY IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR A BOOTH, NO EXCEPTIONS

 
 

 PLEASE ONLY SUBMIT ONE APPLICATION PER STUDIO/ ARTIST FOR REVIEW, PERSISTENT APPLICATIONS WILL BE IGNORED

 

 Absolutely no outside amplified music allowed in artists booths. Music boxes interfere with the atmosphere of the show as well as cause electrical issues.

  

YOUR SUBMISSION DOES NOT GUARANTEE THAT YOU WILL RECIEVE A BOOTH AT THE FESTIVAL, BUT RATHER ALLOWS REVIEW

 

 
YOU WILL NOT RECIEVE A CONFIRMATION EMAIL FOR YOUR SUBMISSION, HOWEVER YOU WILL RECEIVE AN E-MAIL IF YOUR APPLICATION IS APPROVED.
 


ONCE YOU HAVE BEEN APPROVED, YOU WILL HAVE 30 DAYS TO MAKE YOUR ONLINE BOOTH PAYMENT. 

 

UNTIL BOOTH PAYMENT IS RECEIVED, YOUR INFO WILL NOT BE ON THE ATTENDING ARTIST LIST


ONLY IF APPROVED, WILL YOU RECEIVE AN OFFICIAL E- INVITE TO PURCHASE A BOOTH TO BE A VENDOR AT HELL CITY!

 

REJECTED APPLICATIONS WILL NOT RECEIVE NOTICE OF ANY SORT, SO PLEASE DON'T BE HATING, IT'S NOTHING PERSONAL!

EVEN IF YOU DON'T GET A BOOTH AT HELL CITY, STILL JOIN EVERYONE FOR A FUN EVENT WITH GOOD TIMES AND GREAT PEOPLE!

 


 

 


 

 Press Coverage - Please Read!

* Hell City does NOT issue Press Passes for magazines, television, media, project, student work, etc.
* Hell City Requires Press to purchase a WEEKEND PASS upon arrival to be allowed to cover all events at the festival.

 

Attending Artists- PLEASE READ!!

* THURSDAY EARLY ARTISTS SET UP will be from 5-8p.m. in the ballroom. This gives artists a chance to partially setup prior to the fest. Friday morning setup is from 8-11 am, and all booths must be opened by 12 noon when the gates open.

* BE IN YOUR BOOTH WHEN THE GATES OPEN EVERYDAY OF THE FEST!! DO NOT stumble into your booth late after the gates have opened for the day!! This will weigh heavily on your return to Hell City!

* GO DISPOSABLE! Hell City encourages all tattoo artists and piercers to work with disposable tubes and disposable supplies. This is safer for the traveling artists as well as being a safe decision to work all disposable at Hell City. There is an autoclave in the artist lounge in case you need it, but it's much safer and easier to just work all disposable so you're not scrubbing dirty tubes and putting others at risk around you.

* DO NOT break down your booth early Sunday of the HC Fest until the festival has completely ended. It is very disrespectful to the attendees and fellow artists at the festival to break your booth down early!!!

 

* Artists will be allowed to work late to finish up tattoos in progress, permitting only the artist and client are present for the duration of the session. Sunday excluded.

 

* Attending Artists are responsible for following all Health Regulations required by the state, country or city in which Hell City is held.

* Gloves must be worn when tattooing or piercing a client at all times.

 

* Sharps containers must be used. Each booth will have a complimentary sharps container provided.

*All needles & razors must be properly disposed of into the sharps containers provided at your booth

 

*ABSOLUTELY NO SCALPELS OR CUTTING TOOLS ALLOWED BY STATE LAW!   
 

* Pre-packaged, sterile instruments must be used during all tattooing and piercing procedures.

 

* Be sure to bring enough disposable tubes and instruments to get you through the busy weekend.

 

* Anyone caught scrubbing tubes in public restrooms or hotel rooms will be in violation of Ohio/Arizona health codes and will be asked to leave the festival and it's premises.

BE SMART-BE SAFE!

* Hand-washing stations will be available in the artists’ area of the Ballroom for all artists.

 

* Suppliers will be present at the festival so you can buy any supplies you need.

 

*Extra Paper towels will be for sale in the private artist area of the ballroom.

 

* Artists and piercers who are tattooing or piercing private areas (nipples and genitals) must have an enclosed/private area to do this in.

*Artist must comply with all needle agreements, care instructions and client release forms. 

 

*Artists must inform all clients in regards to how to heal their new tattoos.

 
*Artists must bandage all new tattoos with lap cloths or drylock materials only. No clear saran wrap!

* The hotel has asked that no private areas be visible while on the Ballroom floor, improper exposure will result in expulsion. If you are piercing female nipples or any genitals, you must have a private, enclosed booth.

 

* Board of Health fees must be paid prior to working.

 

* No food or drink allowed in tattoo booths.

 

* No smoking in tattoo booths or anywhere in the Hotel.

 

* Attending Artists must pay Ohio/Arizona Tattoo & Piercing Sales Tax, you are required to collect and remit your own sales tax, Hell City is not responsible for artist’s taxes.

 

* Artists need to bring proof of practice insurance for Board of Health inspections if you have it.

 

* Artists/Studios need to pay temporary licensing fees with the Columbus Board of Health.

 

* Artists need to bring CPR & first aid certificates for Board of Health inspections prior to be allowed to work.

 

* Artists need to bring bloodborne pathogens & cross contamination prevention certificates for Board of Health inspections prior to be allowed to work.

 

*ARTIST / PUBLIC MEET & GREET will be free & open to the public Thursday night after artist early set up. This will give HC artists the chance to meet new clients, set appts. and meet artists attending.

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

Tattoo Contestant Info & Rules:

BY ENTERING TATTOO COMPETITIONS, YOU AGREE TO THE FOLLOWING
HELL CITY TERMS & CONDITIONS
 


***1st, 2nd, & 3rd place awards will be given for most categories. 1st place winners also receive an Official HC Medallion in addition to their custom award!

 

***Contest registration is at the main stage prior to competitions.

 

***It will cost $15 to enter each category. The entry fee is NON REFUNDABLE!! Tattoo Of The Day is free to enter!!

 

***Be sure to be present 30 minutes prior to competing. No refunds for no shows!

 

***Tattoos must be FULLY HEALED in order to enter tattoo competitions except for Tattoo Of The Day.

 

***Tattoo Of The Day tattoos must be properly cleaned up and presentable (i.e. not seeping or bleeding).

 

***Tattoo Of The Day is free to enter! You must have your tattoo done by an Attending HC Tattoo Artist that day of the fest.

 

***Tattoo of the Day will have only one trophy that will be given daily.

 

***Worst Tattoo Winner will recieve a free laser removal session.

 

***Best booth award will be given on Sunday. This category has only one trophy awarded.

 
*** Hell City is not responsible for any damaged items entered in competitions, or hurt feelings resulting from competitions….
 
 
*** By entering Hell City and Hell City Tattoo Competitions you release Hell City Ltd. of any and all legalities stemming from copyrighted tattoos, artwork, material or anything in regards to copyrighted tattoos, photographs, clothing or anything else deemed copyrighted or trademarked.
 
 
*** Hell City Ltd. is not legally responsible for attendees falsifying artist information upon registration or during competitions.
 
 
** If a tattoo artist or creator of tattoo artwork does not want their work to be entered in competitions, photographed, displayed or any other visual appreciation at Hell City, it is their legal responsibility to let the client/ wearer know this and take appropriate actions to ensure that the client does not enter competitions. The client takes full responsibility for future legalities stemming from such an issue and holds Hell City harmless.
 

*** Any and all photos taken of tattoos at Hell City by official Hell City Tattoo Festival photographers are solely the property of Hell City Ltd.

 

 


 

LIABILITY RELEASE FORM

UPON ENTERING THE HELL CITY TATTOO FESTIVAL

I, do for myself, studio, and associates do hereby release, forever discharge and agree to hold harmless the Hell City Ltd. and the Hotel in which the event is held and the directors, agents, servants, contractors, and employees from any and all liability, claims, or demands for personal injury sickness or death, as well as property damages and expenses, of any nature whatsoever which may be incurred by the undersigned that occur while said is participating in this event.  Furthermore, I hereby assume all risk of personal and client injury, sickness, death, damage and expense as a result of participation in this event.  

            I agree to examine and follow all pertinent laws, statutes, ordinances, rules, and regulations by the state and Hell City Ltd.  I am responsible for all costs and liabilities arising from the use of patented, trademarked, copyrighted or serve mark materials, equipment, processes or creative rights. 

            Only the Hell City Tattoo Festival will display, license, sell and merchandise all event items.  Hell City Tattoo Festival has the authority to approve or disapprove of all displays, promotions, sales, or merchandising of the products or services presented by me.  Any of these things that are disapproved of by the Hell City Tattoo Festival will be removed from the premises and may be expelled from the event. 

            I agree I own and  have permission from my tattoo artist to display and have all tattoos photographed, video taped or otherwise documented for any and all purposes. By entering the Hyatt Regency and The Hell City Tattoo Festival, I agree to release all liability to any photographer within the premises that may capture and display the tattoo images or my likeness in any manner.

             Illegal drugs, controlled substances, weapons, and racially or sexually offensive merchandise will not be permitted at this event.

            I cannot sell, give or offer for sale any pictures or accounting of this event for publication without the written permission of Hell City Ltd.  This includes any interviews or photo sessions not supplied by the Hell City Tattoo Festival. 

            I am responsible for any and all taxable sales of services or products sold at this event. 

Hell City Ltd. reserves the right to terminate the license/contract granted by this agreement for good cause and in said event, I agree to waive and forego all claims for damages and recourse of any kind.

 

Hell City Privacy


HellCity.com is committed to protecting your privacy. HellCity.com does not sell, trade or rent your personal information to any other companies for any reason. HellCity.com will not collect any personal information about you except when you specifically and knowingly provide such information when registering for the site. By using our Website, you consent to the collection and use of this information by HellCity.com. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post any changes to this page so that you are always aware of which information we collect, how we use it, and under which circumstances we disclose it.

 

Hell City Terms of Use


Except for Hell City Ltd. posted content, all other content is produced by the website users. Stories, articles, all files and photos posted to our website becomes the property of hellcity.com after they are submitted, and the user relinquishes all rights to the story and any profits that it might generate for the operators of this website. All content is provided as is, and is meant for entertainment or educational purposes only. HellCity.com does not provide commercial services and there are no actual or implied guarantees as to the availability of service or the speed, operation or functions of this site, which is offered on a basis to those who choose to comply with the terms detailed within and access the free contents of this site. In usage of this site, or by otherwise using this site, you (the user), hereby undertake to adhere to the terms of use detailed herein and any others appended hereto, without evasion, equivocation or reservation of any kind, in the knowledge that failure to comply with the terms will result in suspension or denial of your access to the site and potential legal and civil penalties, together with the right to make the full circumstances publicly known.

 

Hell City Return Policy

 

In the unfortunate event you need to return anything to Hell City Ltd., here are our return and refund policies. Hell City Clothing has a 10 day policy on all returns and refunds. If you are not satisfied with your Hell City Clothing, you must submit a “Refund Request” to info@hellcity.com within 10 days. Returns must have an accurate description of reason for return and refund. Items including shot glasses, sale items, mugs, tattoo payments are non refundable. Presale tickets, brochure ads, big screen ads and booth fees at The Hell City Tattoo Festival are non-refundable and non-returnable. True Tube Disposable Tattoo Tubes and Pint Size Paintings books, prints, flash art and posters are non-refundable. Our return policy does not include return shipping charges.


ARTISTS SHIPPING ITEMS TO THE HYATT REGENCY!


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ELL CITY TATTOO FEST – KILLUMBUS, OHIO
SHIPPING AND RECEIVING GUIDELINES

 

Special arrangements must be made for receiving equipment, goods, displays or any other materials which will be sent, delivered or brought into the hotel for Hell City.  Failure to make these arrangements may result in refusal of deliveries or materials being unavailable when required.

 

The Hotel Convention Services Manager or Catering Manager for your convention or meeting must be made aware of the quantity and the volume of shipment no later than one week prior to expected claim date of packages.

 

A package shall be defined as any carton, case, box or crate weighing at least (2) pounds, but not to exceed (50) pounds.  A determination for handling will be made by the hotel for items not meeting this definition.  Services of an outside receiving company, if necessary, will be engaged by the sender.

 

No packages shall be accepted by the Hyatt Regency Columbus more than four days prior to expected date of claim.

 

Packages refused because of early arrival will be directed to a local carrier.  Additional charges to be at the sender’s expense.

 

The hotel’s receiving entrance is open 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Special arrangements must be made, in advance, for any deliveries not within this time frame.

 

Any materials being sent to the hotel must be labeled as follows:

 

1.               Hold for arrival

Attention: (Guest Name and Organization)

Arrival Date: (Month/Day/Year)

2.               Name of Convention Services or Catering Managers

3.               Complete return address

4.               Number of boxes (i.e., Box 1 or 2; Box 2 of 2)

5.               Name of Meeting Room (if released by CS/Catering)

 

LIABILITY:

 

The hotel does not accept liability for equipment, goods or displays which arrive or fail to arrive to the hotel.  The hotel will not be responsible for damage to materials improperly packed, concealed damage, loss or theft of materials prior to or after delivery.  The shipper is encouraged to make arrangements for loss or damage with its insurance carrier. HANDLING:

 

Handling charges will apply based on size and weight of items being received and moved.  Shipments over 100 pounds should be handled by an alternative freight handling company to be contracted by the sender.  Due to our limited storage space, we are not able to accommodate large shipments of material or heavy pieces of equipment (over 100 pounds).

 

All exhibit materials must be shipped to a drayage company.  Handling charges will apply for moving packages to and from the hotel receiving area to a designated area within the Columbus Convention Center or Hyatt Regency.  Please designate a signee at the delivery site.

 

HANDLING CHARGES:

 

Per Box $5.00

Pallet of larger shipment (per 100 lbs.) $70.00

Delivery to the Convention Center $70.00

 

MOVEMENT OF PACKAGES IN PUBLIC AREAS:

 

Packages will be delivered to and from assigned areas according to schedule provided by guest prior to the start of the function.  Any variance in scheduled times will result in materials/packages being assigned a delivery time by hotel staff according to work load.

 

PACKAGES SHIPPED AT GUEST’S REQUEST:

 

All packages must be properly packaged and labeled by guest.  Shipping method must be indicated.

 

 

Hell City Tattoo Festival

 

 

c/o:

 

 

Hyatt Regency Columbus
350 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215

 

Direct #614-463-1234
Room Reservations Call #(888) 421-1442
Email :
sales.columbusregency@hyatt.com

 

 ARTISTS SHIPPING ITEMS TO THE AZ BILTMORE:


Please label all packages as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

AZ Biltmore Hotel

 

 

ATTN: HELL CITY TATTOO FEST / VENDOR NAME

 

2400 E. Missouri
Phoenix, AZ
85016

 

 

 

Any materials being sent to the hotel must be labeled as follows:

 

1.               Hold for arrival

Attention: (Guest Name and Organization)

Arrival Date: (Month/Day/Year)

2.               Name of Convention Services or Catering Managers

3.               Complete return address

4.               Number of boxes (i.e., Box 1 or 2; Box 2 of 2)

5.               Name of Meeting Room (if released by CS/Catering)

 

 

HELL CITY TATTOO FEST – PHOENIX,AZ
SHIPPING AND RECEIVING GUIDELINES

 

Special arrangements must be made for receiving equipment, goods, displays or any other materials which will be sent, delivered or brought into the hotel for Hell City.  Failure to make these arrangements may result in refusal of deliveries or materials being unavailable when required.

 

The BILTMORE must be made aware of the quantity and the volume of shipment no later than one week prior to expected claim date of packages.

 

A package shall be defined as any carton, case, box or crate weighing at least (2) pounds, but not to exceed (50) pounds.

A determination for handling will be made by the hotel for items not meeting this definition.  Services of an outside receiving company, if necessary, will be engaged by the sender.

 

No packages shall be accepted by the BILTMORE more than four days prior to expected date of claim.

 

Packages refused because of early arrival will be directed to a local carrier.  Additional charges to be at the sender’s expense.

 

The hotel’s receiving entrance is open 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Special arrangements must be made, in advance, for any deliveries not within this time frame.

 

Any materials being sent to the hotel must be labeled as follows:

 

1.               Hold for arrival

Attention: (Guest Name and Organization)

Arrival Date: (Month/Day/Year)

2.               Name of Convention Services or Managers

3.               Complete return address

4.               Number of boxes (i.e., Box 1 or 2; Box 2 of 2)

 

LIABILITY:

 

The hotel does not accept liability for equipment, goods or displays which arrive or fail to arrive to the hotel.  The hotel will not be responsible for damage to materials improperly packed, concealed damage, loss or theft of materials prior to or after delivery.  The shipper is encouraged to make arrangements for loss or damage with its insurance carrier.

HANDLING:

 

Handling charges will apply based on size and weight of items being received and moved.  Shipments over 100 pounds should be handled by an alternative freight handling company to be contracted by the sender.  Due to our limited storage space, we are not able to accommodate large shipments of material or heavy pieces of equipment (over 100 pounds).

 

All exhibit materials must be shipped to a drayage company.  Handling charges will apply for moving packages to and from the hotel receiving area to a designated area within the Columbus Convention Center or Hyatt Regency.  Please designate a signee at the delivery site.

 

HANDLING CHARGES:

Per Box $

Pallet of larger shipment (per 100 lbs.) $

Delivery to the FLW Ballroom $

 

MOVEMENT OF PACKAGES IN PUBLIC AREAS:

 

Packages will be delivered to and from assigned areas according to schedule provided by guest prior to the start of the function.  Any variance in scheduled times will result in materials/packages being assigned a delivery time by hotel staff according to work load.

 

PACKAGES SHIPPED AT GUEST’S REQUEST:

 

All packages must be properly packaged and labeled by guest.  Shipping method must be indicated.

 

 



       

 

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