Hell City Tattoo Convention FAQ

HELL CITY ARTIST AND ATTENDEE RULES - CLICK HERE!


*HELL CITY HOURS OF OPERATION*


OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, ALL ARE WELCOME!
HELL CITY IS A FAMILY FRIENDLY ENVIRONMENT!


FRIDAY / 12 NOON - 11 PM

SATURDAY / 12 NOON - 11PM

SUNDAY / 12 NOON - 8 PM

 

ROOMS ARE FILLING UP FAST, BE SURE TO BOOK YOUR ROOMS NOW!

Hyatt Regency Downtown - Columbus, OH
Located in the downtown Arts District
350 North High St., Columbus, OH 43215 / #614-463-1234

 

Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa - Phoenix, AZ
Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright
2400 E. Missouri Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85016 / #602-955-6600

 

 


 




*PRESALE TICKETS*

$22 one day pass

$42 two day pass
$62 weekend pass
* Kids under 10 FREE

Pre-Sale tickets are available now @ the Hell City Store. CLICK HERE!


*TICKETS AT GATE*


$25 one day pass
$45 two day pass
$65 weekend pass
* Kids under 10 FREE

DON'T GET CAUGHT WAITING IN LINE!
GET YOUR PRESALE TICKETS TODAY! - CLICK HERE

* If you purchase Pre-Sale Tickets, your name & info will safely be at Will Call at admissions*
* Lost wristbands will be subject to General Admission prices *

 

 



 

 

ARTISTS & VENDORS - 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

 

 

Early Artist Check-In

• We have early artist set-up on Thursday from 5-8pm. Remaining set up begins on Friday at

9 am until noon. Doors will open at noon so be sure to get in there nice and early to set your booth up. When checking in at Hell City, be sure you get your check-in packet and passes at admissions.

• Be sure to bring additional power strips if you need them as well as additional lighting for

your booth, we DO NOT supply lights, armrests, or any other luxury you may want for your station. A supply company will be there to help keep you fully stocked on any items you may need to tattoo. Your booth will be supplied with only  one sharps container, a roll of paper towels, a trashcan, table and chairs.

• Don’t forget to bring your art for the art gallery and drop it off on Thursday. The art gallery is

always filled with tons of great artwork. This is a great area at Hell City to showcase your other talents such as paintings, sculptures, as well as any other forms of art you would like to display.

• Be sure to book your rooms for both shows. The Hyatt & Biltmore have hooked you all up

with a great room rate so don’t miss out! Visit http://www.hellcity.com/hotel_info.html for more info.

• Please be ready to accept the hellions to set the floor on fire promptly at 12 noon every day.

Please do NOT break down early any night of the fest. We expect each artist to be courteous to those coming on Sunday by giving them the time to admire your work and enjoy the fest. Hell City closes the gates at 8pm on Sunday. For a full list of Hell City rules please visit: http://www.hellcity.com/hell_city_artist_rules.html

• Everyone is at Hell City to showcase tattooing and those behind our art form so please

respect the venue, do not destroy any property and immediately report any suspicious or unprofessional activity.

 

Blood-Borne Pathogens & Licenses

• Everyone tattooing or piercing must have current First Aid and Blood-Borne Pathogen

certificates. See your local Red Cross for certification and classes or visit www.icpri.com.

The course for Blood-Borne Pathogens will be on Thursday if you need to get blood-borne certified the day before.  

• Have your blood-borne pathogens certification with you as the Health Board may ask to

see it. If you do not have it, you can take a course on Thursday. Click here for details on the seminar: http://www.hellcity.com/hell_city_seminars_oh.html.

 

Disposables

As we look forward to another great year at the Hell City Tattoo Festival, we wanted to reach out to attending artists regarding disposable tattoo products. Since disposable tattoo equipment is becoming more and more widely used we wanted to try to make Hell City an all disposable event. Hell City has always been a pioneer in bringing new ideas to make the show the best it can possibly be, so we thought it would make perfect sense to lead the way for disposable products being used at tattoo festivals. We will, of course, have an autoclave available for use but request that everyone plan on using disposable tubes and needles throughout the weekend of the show. We'll have plenty of suppliers attending or you're welcome to bring all your favorite products with you to use.

 

The “Hell City” Documentary

We are very excited to present “Hell City”, a feature length documentary about the Hell City Tattoo Festival and the connection of fine art, tattooing and those that have dedicated their lives to the art form! The film will be screening in the Sinema Room each day of the the festival!

 

Educational Seminars

Hell City supports tattoo and art education and  always has a great line-up of educational seminars taught by some of the best artists in the tattoo industry and beyond. Make sure you check out the list of seminars at www.hellcity.com and register early so you can guarantee a seat and learn someting new!

 

For a full list of other great events at Hell City in Ohio, please visit: http://www.hellcity.com/scheduled_events_oh.html

 

For a full list of other great events at Hell City in Arizona, please visit: http://www.hellcity.com/scheduled_events_az.html

 

Wishing you well, see you in Hell!

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email us. Also, please pass this email along to your booth partners. If you’d like to help promote the festival you can visit http://www.hellcity.com/hell_city_promo.html for web banners, videos and more so feel free to grab whatever you’d like and add it to your site!

 

Lastly, a big thank you to all of our sponsors and artists attending this year’s Hell City Tattoo Festivals! We have some amazing people supporting us, and we would like to see everyone in the tattoo community support them as well. Be sure to visit some of our sponsors page at

http://www.hellcity.com/hell_city_sponsors.html and artists page at http://www.hellcity.com/attending_artists_oh.html

http://www.hellcity.com/attending_artists_az.html

 


 


 

Q & A

 

WHEN DID THE HELL CITY TATTOO FESTIVAL START?
The first Hell City Tattoo Festival was in 2002 in Killumbus, Ohio!


WHO COMES TO HELL CITY?

Thousands of people come to Hell City every year! Collectors, enthusiasts and those that are interested or curious join over 200 of the world's best artists every year!

 

CAN I GET TATTOOED / PIERCED AT HELL CITY?
Anyone over 18 can get tattooed or pierced at Hell City! You must present a valid ID and sign a release form to get tattooed or pierced though! And if you want to get tattooed by a specific artist, it is best to contact them ahead of time, most are booked months in advance! Click this link to see the entire list of Attending Artists.


HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO GET IN TO HELL CITY?
You can purchase pre-sale tickets here at a discount.

 

WHERE DO I PICK UP MY TICKETS?

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.

TICKETS CAN BE PICKED UP AT THE ADMISSIONS BOOTH ALL WEEKEND LONG! SEE YOU IN HELL! 

 

WHAT TIME DOES HELL CITY START AND END?
The Gates of Hell City open at 12 noon every day, and close at 11 pm on Friday and Saturday, 8 pm on Sunday. Here's a look at the full time schedule for Hell City!

 

WHAT IS THE HELL CITY TATTOO FEST?
To learn all about the one and only Hell City Tattoo Festival, click here to read more!

 

HOW CAN I HELP SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT HELL CITY?
Join the Hell City Street Team and we will get you out a package full of goodies to put everywhere! Stickers, posters, postcards and more for putting in your favorite tattoo shop, bar or store!

 

CAN I ENTER MY TATTOOS AT HELL CITY?
Yes, there are tattoo competitions every day that any Hellion can enter for only $15 per category. Our trophies are designed by Don Pendleton, and they are presented by the lovely Suicide Girls. Click here for a full listing of competitions.

 

CAN I BRING MY KIDS TO HELL CITY?
YES! We encourage everyone to bring the lil' devils to enjoy the Heck City Kids Zone. They can get temporary tattoos, faces painted and even join in the Heck City Coloring Contest!

 

CAN I TAKE SEMINARS AT HELL CITY?
Yes, anyone can take any seminar they wish, however you must pay General Admission in order to register for them. Here is a listing of all the great Educational Seminars going on at Hell City this year.

 

CAN I STAY AT THE HOTEL WHERE HELL CITY TAKES PLACE?
Absolutely, you can come and stay the entire weekend! Go and book your rooms now!

 

WHAT EVENTS ARE GOING ON AT HELL CITY?
The Hell City Tattoo Fest has more events than ever before. The Main Stage plays host to live music, freakshows, tattoo competitions and awards! Then you can turn around and watch the Art Fusion Experiment on the Side Stage. Head to the depths of Hell City and enjoy the 2nd Floor and all the special events going on down there, including the Fine Art Gallery, Sinema and so much more! Click here to see a full schedule and descriptions of events.

 

IS THERE FOOD & DRINK AT HELL CITY?
Hell City is a very convenient convention! The Hyatt Regency has a great restaurant, and of course the Big Bar on 2 can satisfy your thirst demons! Another great benefit is the Hyatt is attached to the Convention Center, so there is a food court with lots of different selections, from breakfast to late night! In Phoenix, The Arizona Biltmore plays host and features award-winning dining and great drinks, especially at the poolside bar!

 

HOW CAN I HAVE THE BEST EXPERIENCE AT HELL CITY POSSIBLE?
In order to make the trip to Hell City a fun and memorable one, be prepared! Book your hotel rooms early and get pre-sale tickets so you can skip the line and head straight through the Gates Of Hell! Book an appointment with your tattoo artist of choice early, and be ready to have one hell of a good time!

 

WHERE CAN I GO TO CHECK OUT PREVIOUS HELL CITY TATTOO FESTIVALS?
You can check out all the previous Hell City Tattoo Festivals in our Photo Gallery!


Can I bring my animal / pet into the event?

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 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 new 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.

 

If you have an appearance in the Hell City film, please click below for your Talent Release Form!

 



 

HELL CITY RULES!


HELL CITY VENDORS & ATTENDEES - CLICK HERE TO READ!!


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!



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ARTISTS SHIPPING ITEMS FOR HELL CITY
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ARTISTS SHIPPING ITEMS TO THE HYATT REGENCY! - KILLUMBUS, OH ONLY


HELL 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! - PHOENIX, AZ ONLY


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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