Hell City Scheduled Events Ohio

Killumbus, Ohio May 1st - 3rd, 2015

 

 

 

 

WHAT'S HAPPENING AT HCTF 2015!

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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!





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

 

Hyatt Regency Downtown - Columbus, OH

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.




 



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KILLUMBUS, OHIO - HOTEL ROOMS


KILLUMBUS, OHIO 2015
May 1st - 3rd, 2015

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


BOOK YOUR KILLUMBUS - HYATT HOTEL ROOMS

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


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

 





 


 
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


 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!


Big Bar on 2 / CD102.5 Tattoo Artists:
Billy White
Jennifer Seigfried


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


 

 


 


 

 


 
 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 New School - NEW CATEGORY!
*Best Biomech / Organic
*Most Unusual / Weird
*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

 
"ENTER YOUR SKIN TO WIN" CUSTOM HELL CITY AWARDS GIVEN BY SUICIDE GIRLS





LIVE @ MAIN STAGE -
  EVERYDAY

 




 


 



 
Master Tattoo Competition Judges @ HCTF

 
 

COMPETITION JUDGE AT HELL CITY
State Of The Art Tattoo Judging Program used by Hell City Judges!
 

Hell City uses state of the art computer judging programs that judge different artistic aspects of tattoos. Hell City is the only tattoo convention using this technology to judge tattoo competitions in this way. This state of the art judging makes all contestants judged fairly and accurately! A panel of carefully selected tattoo artists will judge the tattoo competition. 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 tattoos.

Experienced Judges will join us again this year to judge the hundreds of amazing tattoos that will enter to win one of a kind awards. Their expert opinion and outlook on the art of tattooing is respected worldwide, which really makes them "One Hell Of Good Judges" at this years tattoo competitions! We always carefully choose the perfect judges every year at Hell City, which has brought legendary artists to the main stage for some intense tattoo judging! Be sure to say Hello tothe tattoo judges as they'll be joining the Hellions all weekend long! 



JUDGES AT HELL CITY OHIO 2015


Friday:

Dave Tevenal
Travis Broyles
Brion Norwalk

Saturday:

Dave Tevenal
Mike Riina
Billy White

Sunday:

Timothy Boor

Mike Riina
Al Garcia

 Other Guest Judges::
Brian Geckle



 

 


 

 

 

"SAINT WONDER MACHINE" - LIVE FREAKSHOW


LIVE EXTREME FREAKSHOW AT HELL CITY!



 

 
LIVE EXTREME FREAKSHOW AT HELL CITY!

The "Saint Wonder Machine" LIVE FREAKSHOW stars the glorious mess of extreme, magic featuring Saint James Rajewski, Maegan Machine and Christopher Wonder. Witness this elegant disaster as it winds it's way down the carnival midway complete with extreme acts,  beer, chicken cannons, confetti and burlesque. This debaucherous trio has taken their one of a kind "kiddie show for adults" to over 12 different countries and now is your chance to see them live at Hell City 2015 Killumbus, Ohio!


LIVE @ THE HC MAIN STAGE


 

Saturday - 8 pm

LIVE @ HC MAIN STAGE

 

 

 

 


 

 


 

 

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:


WET PAINTERS: - click names to view portfolios

CHRIS DINGWELL
NATHAN UNDERNEATH
CANMAN
ARIEL ROBINSON

TEE JAY DILL
DANIELLE FELCZAK
KIMBERLY REED
JIMMY BUTCHER
RYAN THOMPSON
AMBER OLSEN
NICOLE MARIE McCORD
NICOLE ELIZABETH LAABS
MIKE CANNISTRARO
JASON MAYBRUCK
STEVE MARTIN
SORIN GABOR
TOBY GEHRLICH
KARLOS KOWALESKI
COREROC

MEGAN JEAN MORRIS
MATHEW HURTADO
JACK A. MORRIS
CARLOS ROA

MIKE STOREY
PATRICK McDONAGH

STEPHANIE FLANNERY

AUSTIN WEST - BERRY
CHRISTOPHER VAUGHN GAY

KURT WINDISH
DAMON CONKLIN
DAN MARSHALL


FOR PARTICIPATING ARTISTS INFO
PLEASE CLICK TO APPLY HERE!

 

 











 

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 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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BLATANT FINGER

LIVE at the Main Stage Friday 7pm

 



Blatant Finger kicks the door down with their own brand of powerful, Midwest punk rock-n-roll. Their music has found a perfect balance between maintaining their punk rock roots while producing thoughtful, radio-friendly music. Heavily influenced by latter day post-punk, Blatant Finger is often compared to such bands as Social Distortion, Swingin Utters, Face to Face and Pegboy to name a few.

Blatant Finger's live show is what sets them apart from most working bands. Their energetic, if not loose cannon, approach to their live performances demonstrates a genuine connection with their audience!
Dont' miss Blatant Finger playing the HC mainstage Friday night at 7pm at Hell City Ohio 2015!


^ Be sure to pick up Blatant Finger's newest album! ^



Friday @ 7 pm
LIVE at the Main Stage



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THE GIRLS!

LIVE at the Main Stage Saturday 7pm

 



 

The Girls! are a 6-piece power pop band from Columbus, Ohio, formed in 2011, notable for mixing melodic, upbeat instrumentals with vocals characterized by tragic lyrics about love and heartbreak. They are remarkable for the strength of Jessica Wabbit's songwriting and vocals, and the band's solid arrangements/diverse musical influences. Dont' miss The Girls! playing the HC mainstage Saturday night at 7pm at Hell City Ohio 2015!

 




Saturday @ 7 pm
LIVE at the Main Stage

 

 

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THE DO GOODS!

LIVE at the Main Stage

Sunday @ 1pm

 

 

The Do Goods - "Punk rock and a few weary gentleman"!

 

This Punk, Alternative Columbus, Ohio band was founded in 2014 and will now be stepping on the Hell City mainstage on Sunday May 3rd at 1pm to rock their horns off for all the Hellions!


THE DO GOODS ARE:


Tim England - Guitar, Vocals

Tucker Rochte - Bass, Vocals

Jacob Rettstatt - Drums

 
 

LISTEN TO THE DO GOODS HERE!

 

LIVE at the Main Stage

Sunday @ 1pm

 

 

 
 


 

 




EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS

 
POSSESS YOUR MIND WITH TATTOO KNOWLEDGE


 
 
 Seminars are a great way to learn and excel at your art & trade!
 
You can get info on seminars and sign up for the seminars at the convention before the seminar starts at the seminar room. See the Admissions Counter upon arrival at Hell City for information, or simply show up at Hell City seminar room prior to seminar. Attendees will be checked for HC wrist bands prior to taking seminars, you must pay HC admission in addition to the seminar to be able to take any seminar at Hell City.




 

 

 

 

SEMINARS - HC PHOENIX

 

 

 


 


 

 

 

 


SPECIAL EVENT AT HELL CITY 2015!

WACOM WEEKEND SEMINAR

 

A WHOLE NEW WACOM WEEKEND WORKSHOP EXPERIENCE FROM RUSS ABBOTT & GUY AITCHISON!

 

Located in the Fairfield room / 2nd floor





 

This all NEW 2 day Seminar at Hell City will be featuring classes from Guy Aitchison and Russ Abbott! This workshop will educate the artist on how to use your Wacom with computers & cintiqs to use along with guided instructions from both artists. Russ Abbott and Guy Aitchison proudly present "Wacom Weekend" a 2 day series of lectures, workshops, and product demos during the Hell City Tattoo Fest Columbus Ohio May 1st -2nd, 2015.

Participants from the tattoo community are invited to discover how digital tools can mesh in with their existing design process and help generate inspiration, streamline workflows, and enhance customer experiences.

 

Four courses by Russ Abbott and Guy Aitchison, plus hands-on instruction time on a Wacom Cintiq tablet; May 1&2, 2015 from noon-9pm both days; at the Hell City Tattoo Expo at the Downtown Hyatt Regency in Columbus, Ohio

Choose from either Friday or Saturday's courses:

 
Russ Abbott

Digital Art Fundamentals: Manga Studio. New file creation, resolution, paper color, exploration of various drawing tools (pencils, brushes, pens, airbrush, gradients), layers basics, color selection, file saving. 2:00pm, Friday May 1

Tattoo Illustration Process: Importing a photo of the client, creating an opaque layer to draw above the client body part, working with photo references (warp, transform, opacity), value study best practices, line drawing, proper magic wand selections, gradients,  coloring with overlay layers, resizing for stenciling, printing. 7:00pm, Friday May 1

Modern Drafting: Layers, Guides, and Rulers- layer modes(multiply, lighten darken, overlay, glow), clipping layers, reference layers, vector layers and when to use them, Rulers & Guides (quick overview of all rulers with a highlight on Perspective rulers, special rulers, and symmetry rulers, creating mandalas. 12:00pm, Saturday May 2

Happy Clients: Digital Mock-ups and Painless Edits- applying illustrations and references on to photos of clients, 3D body parts (need Bez’s permission on this one), How to deal with client requests to change the design efficiently. Share client testimonials on this process. 4:00pm, Saturday May 2

 

 

Guy Aitchison

Photoshop 101: Demonstration of Photoshop user interface, including tools and palettes; important basic functions such as Layers, Copy/Paste, and Transform; importing from a scanner or from a photo library; general navigation and file management. 12:00pm, Friday May 1

Tattoo Design Rendering in Photoshop: Step-by-step of how to import a rough sketch, clean it up in Photoshop, import and incorporate explore different color options and create a finished tattoo reference; fitting a design to a tracing using Transform,  Distort, Warp and Liquify; outputting a stencil. 4:00pm, Friday May 1

Photo Retouching and Portfolio Work: A demonstration of how to clean up and make your tattoo photos portfolio-ready: improving the photo without improving the tattoo. This is followed by advice on file types and sizes for different professional uses. 2:00pm, Saturday May 2

Essential Design Compositing: Multiple design elements, including scans from a sketchbook and items taken from the internet, are combined in Photoshop, using multiple layers, distortion tools, paintbrushes, cloning and other related tools. The completed design looks like a finished color drawing done in the artist’s hand. 7:00pm, Saturday May 2

In the hour-long time slots between courses, participants will have time for hands-on training on a Cintiq Companion tablet with instructors available to help troubleshoot. Representatives from Wacom will also be on hand to assist with the equipment and answer any questions that the instructors can't.

With the single-day ticket you can choose either Friday or Saturday's courses to attend. A weekend pass is also available, which saves $50 over the course of two days. Click here to purchase a full weekend ticket.

- http://www.tattooeducation.com/Event-and-Seminar-Tickets/item4079.html

 

12 pm - SPECIAL EVENT FOR 2015!! - Guy Aitchison and Russ Abbott's "Wacom Weekend Seminar and Workshop" Begins! - HC Workshop / Seminar room

 

WACOM WEEKEND SEMINAR
AT HELL CITY OHIO 2015

Located in the Fairfield room / 2nd floor

 



1 DAY WACOM WEEKEND PASS - PURCHASE HERE

2 DAY WACOM WEEKEND PASS - PURCHASE HERE

 

 Located in the Fairfield room / 2nd floor

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

  Roman Abrego Tattoo Giveaway at Hell City Ohio 2015

 
 

Don't miss your chance to get a FREE tattoo from Roman Abrego at this year's Hell City Tattoo Festival in Ohio this May 1st-3rd! This FREE Tattoo Contest Giveaway from Roman Abrego is Sponsored by H2Ocean Aftercare. Roman Abrego is an award winning tattoo artist that is a strong element of the H2Ocean Artist ProTeam. Roman has also been featured on "Best Ink" tv show on the Oxygen Network as well as having numerous magazine articles published over the years and much more!

 

 

The Winner will be tattooed at the 2015 Hell City Killumbus Tattoo Fest in Ohio!
CLICK HERE TO ENTER THE H2OCEAN/ ROMAN ABREGO TATTOO GIVEAWAY NOW!

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 



 

 


  2nd FLOOR BALLROOM @ HCTF OHIO

A brand new and exciting addition to this year’s Hell City Tattoo Festival in Ohio!
Visit the depths of Hell City for an all new shopping and tattooing experience!





** SECOND FLOOR SPECIAL EVENTS IGNITING ON THE 2ND FlOOR **

If you've ever experienced Hell City, you'll realize that the second floor of the festival is always booming with special events such as live painting, seminars, a tattoo theater and the fine art gallery, the Big Bar on 2, Hellywood and much more! As always, Hell City brings new and exciting events for the artists, collectors, enthusiasts and attendees and, every year, we listen to our artists and attendees as to what they would like to see at the fest. So, at the Columbus festival in 2015, we’ll be extending the room where the Wet Paint project takes place to create a brand-new second floor ballroom! This new and exciting addition to the second floor ballroom of Hell City will allow us to feature more tattooing as well as a variety of new shopping vendors including body jewelry, tattoo clothing, fine art prints, and various oddities that you won't find any other tattoo convention! Be sure to descend to the second floor to check out all of the amazing vendors and artists that will be filling the new Hell City second floor ballroom!

 

The second floor of Hell City is an amazing addition to the existing energy and excitment of the fest. There are many special events and one of a kind activities going on all weekend long. The second floor is always a nice experience, saturating you with incredible paintings, videos, seminars and more. Be sure to come to the depths of the Hell City second floor to witness all the hellish events!





Located on the Second Floor - Hyatt Regency

 

 

 

 

 

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    TattooNowTV Interviews

    Live interviews with today's tattoo masters


     


     


    What is TattooNOWTV?

    TattooNOWTV is a website offshoot of TattooNOW with webcast formatted shows, interviews, music concerts, and webinars. TattooNowTV will be featuring various tattoo artists live at the Hell City mainstage. This LIVE interviews will possess your mind with knowledge, opinions and insight from today's tattoo masters!

     

    ARTISTS TBA:

    FRIDAY - Larry Brogan

    SATURDAY - Durb Morrison - Founder Of Hell City & Timothy Boor







     



     




      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.


     



     Inside Second Floor Ballroom / Wet Paint Project Room

     

     

     



     




    The Amazing Giants

    Stiltwalkers return to Hell City 2015





     

    The Amazing Giants are well known for the passion they display, with a talented team and list of creative entertainment options and activities. Stiltwalking, juggling, fire performers, hoop dancers, aerialists, acrobatics, unicyclists, face painters  magicians, stage shows, acro- stilting, henna artists, fortune tellers, caricaturists & anything you can think of! Our costume designer and creators are here to bring it to you! The Amazing Giants born in 2011, after Jessica Minshall, truly grew up, for the first time, on her first stiltwalking adventure!  Soon after Minshall sparked interest up with close friends as well as local & regional creatives.  Booking several music festivals & Columbus’ biggest Halloween party the first year of giant life, gave great recognition to The Amazing Giants, naturally coined by so many fans!

    SATURDAY

    4PM - 8PM

     

     

     

     




     

     

     

     

     

     

    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 ALL WEEKEND!






    PURCHASE THE FILM AT - www.hellcityfilm.com



     

     



     

     


     

     
     
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    The Fine Art Gallery is next to the seminar room, special events room and sinema room! All weekend we are asking all attending tattoo artists to bring at least one piece of fine art with them to display at the convention. The fine art will be displayed in a gallery area right next to the sinema and seminar rooms dedicated to displaying other works of art from attending artists. Artists may sell their artwork or just present it for everyone to see. Artists must provide name tags for each piece of art stating the name of the artist and the studio they are with. Artists that wish to sell their fine art must provide pricing for each piece.


     





     

     

     

    DAVE TEVENAL - "THRESHOLD" ARTSHOW
    LOCATED IN THE FINE ART GALLERY


    "THRESHOLD"




     

     Don't miss the powerhouse tattoo artist and painter, Dave Tevenal's "Threshold" artshow that will be on display at Hell City Ohio 2015! Dave is a world renown tattoo artist, grafitti artist and amazing painter overall who will be bringing some of his major works of art to proudly display to this years Hellions in the Fine Art Gallery along with the collection of various painting from attending artists. Dave will be present at Hell City, so be sure to swing by the fine art gallery to say hello, check out his inspiring paintings and possibly purchase an original if you're lucky enough!


    ALL WEEKEND / FINE ART GALLERY
     

     

     

     


     

     

     

    GUNNAR -  "Better Late Than Never" ARTSHOW

    "Better Late Than Never" Artshow

    A Hodgepodge of Past Works Finally Completed





     

    A Hodgepodge of Past Works Finally Completed by the


    ALL WEEKEND / FINE ART GALLERY


     

     


     

     

     


    HELL CITY TATTOO SINEMA
     


     



    *Free & Open to the public*

     
    REST YOUR FEET & RELAX WHILE WATCHING TATTOO INSPIRED FILMS!

    The Hell City Sinema is one of the many additions to Hell City where you can rest your feet and watch one of the many tattoo inspired modern and historical tattoo flicks that will be played continuously over the weekend. Located right next to the fine art gallery! Tattoo Wars will be showing daily in the HC Sinema! Tattoo Wars pits the best tattoo artists of our time against each other in a head to head creation competition. The worlds best tattoo artists go head to head at a historic past Hell City! In these episodes you will explore the world, legend and work of two internationally acclaimed tattooists, Guy Aitchison and Aaron Cain. Then travel to a the Hell City Tattoo Fest in Phoenix, Arizona where our stars do a tattoo on the skin of one willing client in 3 hours. These creations have a common theme, a human heart, but are rendered in the unique style of each artist. As the show closes, thousands of show attendees vote for the creation they like the best and the winning artist takes home the Tattoo Wars trophy.
     
    Don't miss this exciting episode of tattoo television history from Hell City in the sinema everyday as well as other great films all weekend!

     

    @ HC SINEMA ROOM

     

     

     

     

     


     

     

     

     

     FRANKLIN

    A Symphony Of Pain

    Tattoo Convention Movie Premier at Hell City 2015

     

    Playing FRiday and Saturday at 9pm and 11pm in the hell city tattoo theater Franklin: a symphony of pain. a young man is immersed in a punishing altered state where he is relentlessly brutilized by bizarre masked tormentors. Alone and confused, he turns to an eccentric priest for salvation.

     

    A man’s serenity is shattered by two masked maniacs that violently incapacitate and abduct him. Awakening in captivity, he realizes that his nightmarish journey has just begun. The viewer and protagonist walk hand-in-hand on a brutal quest for truth as they are subjected to a succession of incidences akin to Alice’s hallucinogenic journey through Wonderland with some torturous acts of ultra-violence along the way. The meaning of Franklin’s trip becomes clearer as the story progresses and then definitive when the truth prevails.

     



    Watch the "Franklin" Trailer Now - CLICK HERE

    FRIDAY & SATURDAY AT 9pm & 11pm

    INSIDE THE HC TATTOO THEATRE

 
 
 

 


 



 


HELL CITY MASCOTS

 
 Get your photos taken with the Mascots of Hell City!




Keep your eyes peeled for all the fun characters running around this years festival!
Burnie
and Ol' Scratch will be in attendance the entire weekend to entertain all the Hellions! Don't miss your chance to meet them all at Hell City!



VARIOUS TIMES & LOCATIONS ALL WEEKEND!


 






 



HELL CITY CLOTHING BOOTH

 

Clothing That Will Set Your Soul On Fire!



Don't miss the chance to "cover your carcas" with authentic Hell City Clothing while you're enjoying the festivities at Hell City!

Swing by the HC Gear Booth to check out tons of comfortable mens & womens shirtsstickers and tons more!!

@ HC GEAR BOOTH  - NEXT TO ADMISSIONS


 

 


 

 


Every year Hell City is homebase for many of todays top tattoo magazines who come to cover this world class convention! Keep an eye for photographers from these amazing magazines and be sure to swing by their booths to get your latest issues right from the source!

 
 



 
 

 
Red Carpet Photo Area in Big Bar on 2!


 
 
 
 
Be sure to take some photos in front of the new Hellywood backdrop!
Let everyone see you were on the red carpet at this years Hell City Tattoo Fest.


CHECK OUT HELLYWOOD PHOTOS FROM OH SNAP PHOTOGRAPHY

  
 

@ HELLYWOOD
LOCATED IN BIG BAR ON 2

 




 
 

 
Official Hell City Trophy Girls



Hell City welcomes the wicked hot ladies of Suicide Girls as the Official Trophy Girls of this years festivities! These ladies have seduced the world with their tattooed and pierced pin up goddess’.  The main stage will be on fire as the lucky tattoo competition winners get to step up to receive their trophies from an Official Suicide Girl!


  @ SUICIDE GIRL BOOTH & MAIN STAGE









 


 

TEMPORARY TATTOOS AT HELL CITY

 
TEMPORARY TATTOO FOR THE LIL' DEVIL IN YA!



 

Hell City will have temporary tattoos for boys and girls to show off on their skin on the convention floor. All temporary tattoos will be available at the HC temporary tattoo machine located on the third floor!
Also, be sure to get your photo taken with the Hell City mascots, grab a custom Hell City balloon or get your face painted while having a great time at Hell City!

 



 

 

 

Joanna Angel of BurningAngel.com

Special Guest Appearance & signing at Hell City Ohio 2015


 

Joanna has written, produced, directed and starred in films available exclusively through Burning Angel as well as appearing in more traditionally distributed adult films! Be sure to catch her at the main stage this year in Ohio to grab an autograph and photo will this modern day adult film star and tattooed beauty!

 

Special Guest Appearance & signing at Hell City Ohio 2015


Saturday Night @ Main Stage

 

 



 


M.C. SUPERFLY SOLIN

 
 

M.C. Superfly Solin, Live at the main stage all weekend long! Welcoming and witty all while keeping the main stage rolling all weekend, you don't want to miss this guy!! Voted best M.C. at any tattoo convention!
M.C. Superfly Solin will be entertaining the masses, keeping the events burning and working the mic once again all weekend long at Hell City!
 
ALL WEEKEND @ HC Main Stage
BOTH KILLUMBUS & PHOENIX FESTIVALS
 
 

 


 




 
 

 

Official Hell City Photographers



photo by: Steve Prue


Hell City hosts some amazing photographers that cover the festival from every aspect. Whether it's competitions, seminars, tattooed bodies, beautiful women, live freakshows, bands and much more!
You'll be able to relive your experience at Hell City through the photos that are captured from the amazing weekend of good times, great bosy art and an amazing tattooed community! Keep your eyes peeled for Official Hell City Photographers for your chance to be included in photos on the Official Hell City website, Various tattoo magazines as well as Hell City Social Networks!

 

 

 

OH SNAP PHOTOBOOTH AT HELL CITY BIG BAR ON 2

 


Oh Snaps! mobile photo booth offers you the finest instant photo booth experience. We can provide custom enclosures unique to each venue. Oh Snaps! photo booth provides instant pictures!!! Oh Snaps! Photobooth provides portable photo booth rentals for all types of events including: Weddings, Wedding Receptions, Birthday Parties, Holiday Parties, Corporate Events, Bar Mitzvahs, Bat Mitzvahs, Fundraisers, Festivals, Trade shows, Marketing Events, Social Gatherings, High School Dances, Proms, Class Reunions, College Fraternity / Sorority Events, Holiday Greeting Cards, Save the Dates, Quinceañeras, Bachelorette Parties, Bachelor Parties, Baby Showers, Baby, Announcements, Sports Teams, Sweet 16s, Graduations, School Events, Retirement Parties, with Oh Snaps! anything is possible!


Friday & Saturday evenings @ HELL CITY BAR & HELLYWOOD

 

 


 

 

 

 


   

STAY THE ENTIRE FESTIVAL!
BOOK YOUR ROOMS TODAY FOR HELL CITY

 

 





 

 

 

 

HYATT - BIG BAR ON 2

DOUSE YOUR DEMONS AT THE HELL CITY BAR


^ HYATT REGENCY COLUMBUS BIG BAR ON 2^


Unwind over a cocktail at The Hyatt's aptly-named “Big Bar on 2” lounge, featuring a 53 foot bar beautifully accented in cherry finish and black granite. Offering everything from local brews to the finest wines by the glass, their Columbus bar is a gathering spot for hotel guests and locals alike. Enjoy panoramic views of the downtown skyline while savoring daily happy drink specials and casual fare, including the can’t miss “Shufflin’ off to Buffalo” chicken tenders or the sweet-tooth satisfying ice cream “nachos” with dulce de leche ice cream.




 

 


Hell City has it's own signature mixed drinks!

Hell City now has it's own signature drinks that are sure to ignite your taste buds and make your horns stand on end! These special "Hell City Drinks" are incredibly tasty and will really get your soul in the mood to do some sinful things! 
Our "Hell's Homemade Apple Pie"  is a tasty mix of sweetness and fire all in one shot, while our "Orchard Fire" beer is sure to possess your body with warm goodness that packs a punch! All Hell City drinks have been developed, researched and tested by our special team of Hell City mixologists and scientists and are proven to get the little devil in you drunk! Go ahead, mix your own "Hell City Drink" at home, your soul will thank you!


Hell’s Homemade Apple Pie

Fireball - ¾ oz.

Apple Pucker - ¼ oz.

Pineapple Juice - ¼ oz.

Orchard Fire
Angry Orchard Beer - 10 oz.

Fireball - 1 ¼ oz.






 

 


 

HELL CITY KILLUMBUS, OH MUSIC BROUGHT TO YOU BY::

 

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!


Big Bar on 2 / CD102.5 Tattoo Artists:
Billy White
Jennifer Seigfried
 

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



 
 
 


 

 

Professional Photo Area at Hell City

 
Artists Photo Area all weekend at The Hell City!


 
 

 Artists and vendors will be able to take their own high quality photos in the Brand NEW Artists Photo Area all weekend at The Hell City Tattoo Festival! In the artists lounge will be a whole new area complete with professional black backdrop as well as professional lighting that is super easy to turn on and off to capture that new tattoo that was just finished, shoot existing clients and tattoos or take a photo of yourself with your client! Be sure to step in the artists lounge for all of your photo needs at Hell City!

 

 
 
 


 

 


Massage Therapy at Hell City


 




Massage therapy at Hell City various times all weekend!

 

 Enjoy our relaxation station at Hell City! Let Misty Soderholm, from SoderWorld Wellness Center & Academy, help ease your pain and tension with some bodywork, chill music & aromatherapy. She will be offering 10-15 min massage/bodywork sessions to artists, staff, & patrons during the convention. Participants can pick from either Seated Massage (done in a specialized chair), Sports Massage/ Thai massage (done on massage table), Reflexology of Hands or Feet, Headache Relief (head, neck & shoulder massage), or Cranial Sacral/EnergyWork. Just let her know where you are hurting and what is going on and she will customize the session to fit your needs. These services are done on a donation basis and first come first serve.

 

 

 


 

 

 

 


SHORT NORTH ARTS DISTRICT



The Hyatt Regency and Hell City are located right downtown in the Arts District of Columbus, Ohio.


Stroll along High Street in Columbus' popular
Short North Arts & Entertainment District and also in the trendy Arena District.

In the Short North, you can visit the many art galleries and relax in the Arena District at one of Columbus’ many popular restaurants and bars!

 



 
Hell City takes place in The "Short North Arts District" in Killumbus, Ohio!

Watch this great video about the art and culture of the city to see why Killumbus is the proud home of The Hell City Tattoo Festival!


 

 


 

 

 

  KILLUMBUS 2015  

 

 


 


 

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

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

 




 

 


*Thursday*

 
12 pm - 6:30 pm - Health Educators - HC Seminar Room
5 pm - 8 pm - Early Artist & Vendor Set Up *ARTISTS & VENDORS ONLY* - HC Ballroom
5 pm - 8 pm - Artist Fine Art Gallery Drop - HC Fine Art Gallery
8 pm - 11 pm - Artist Meet & Greet Hellabration Party! - @ Big Bar on 2
11pm - HC Gates close to the public for remaining setup, the bar stays open!
 
 
 

 
 
 
*Friday*
 
12 pm - HELL CITY TATTOO FESTIVAL OPENS IT’S GATES!
12 pm - Sinema, Fine Art Gallery, & Special Events Open!
12 pm - Guy Aitchison and Russ Abbott's "Wacom Weekend Seminar" Begins! - HC Workshop / Seminar room
12 pm - "Wet Paint" Live Painting performance opens!
12 pm - HC Mascots are unleashed to welcome the Hellions!
12 pm - Dave Tevenal's "THRESHOLD" Art Show opens! - HC Fine Art Gallery
12 pm - Gunnar's "Better Late Than Never"" Art Show opens! - HC Fine Art Gallery
12 pm - 4 pm - Tattoo Competition Registration – HC Main Stage
2 pm - 3 pm - TattooNowTV interview - Larry Brogan - HC Main Stage
2 pm - 4 pm - The Art Fusion Experiment – HC Stage 2
4 pm - HAPPY HOUR BEGINS!! @ Big Bar on 2
4 pm - HC Mascots are unleashed to raise some Hell!
4 pm - 6 pm – Tattoo Competitions – HC Main Stage

FRIDAY COMPS:
 
*Best Traditional
*Best Asian Tattoo
*Best New School - New Category!
*Best Biomech / Organic
*Most Unusual / Wierd
*Tattoo Of The Day Contest

 

5 pm - 7 pm - The Art Fusion Experiment – HC Stage 2
7 pm - BLATANT FINGER - LIVE BAND HC Main Stage
7 pm - HC Mascots are unleashed to raise some Hell!
7 pm - 9 pm - The Art Fusion Experiment – HC Stage 2

9 pm - 10 pm - Tattoo Of The Day Contest – HC Main Stage
9 pm & 11 pm - FRANKLIN "MOVIE PREMIERE" - HC Theatre
10 pm - HC Mascots are unleashed for awards ceremony!
10 pm - Tattoo Awards Given by Suicide Girls! – HC Main Stage
11 pm - "Hellywood" - Artist Meet and Greet photo area! - @ Big Bar on 2
11 pm - Artist, Collectors & Tattoo Enthusiasts Hellabration Party! - @ Big Bar on 2
11 pm - Hell City Hellions rest their souls…
 
 
 
 

 
*Saturday*
 
12 pm - HELL CITY TATTOO FESTIVAL OPENS IT’S GATES!
12 pm - Sinema, Fine Art Gallery, & Special Events Open!
12 pm - Guy Aitchison and Russ Abbott's "Wacom Weekend Seminar"! - HC Workshop / Seminar room

12 pm - "Wet Paint" Live Painting performance opens!

12 pm - HC Mascots are unleashed to welcome the Hellions!

12 pm - Dave Tevenal's "THRESHOLD" Art Show opens! - HC Fine Art Gallery
12 pm - Gunnar's "Better Late Than Never"" Art Show opens! - HC Fine Art Gallery

12 pm - Hellebrations Begins - Big Bar on 2

12 pm - 3 pm - Tattoo Competition Registration – HC Main Stage
2 pm - 3 pm - TattooNowTV interview - Artist Durb Morrison (Founder Of Hell City) & Timothy Boor LIVE - HC Main Stage
2 pm – 4 pm - The Art Fusion Experiment - HC Main Stage
3 pm - 6 pm – Tattoo Competitions – HC Main Stage

SATURDAY COMPS:
*Best Small Color

*Best Small Black & Grey - (includes tribal)

*Best Arm/Leg Sleeve

*Best Backpiece / Chest Panel

*Worst Tattoo
*Tattoo Of The Day Contest

4 pm - The Amazing Giants Stiltwalkers are unleashed on the Hellions!
4 pm - HC Mascots are unleashed to raise some Hell!
5 pm - 7 pm - The Art Fusion Experiment – HC Stage
6 pm -  TATTOO PARTY AT BIG BAR ON 2 BEGINS @ Big Bar on 2

7 pm - HC Mascots are unleashed to raise some Hell!

7 pm - "THE GIRLS" - LIVE BAND  - HC Main Stage
7 pm – 9 pm - The Art Fusion Experiment - HC Stage 2
8 pm - 9pm -  "Saint Wonder Machine" LIVE Freakshow Performing at HC Main Stage

9 pm - HELL CITY FILM - Official "HELL CITY DOCUMENTARY" FILM - HC Art Gallery / Sinema

9 pm - 10 pm - Tattoo Of The Day Contest – HC Main Stage
9 pm & 11 pm - FRANKLIN "MOVIE PREMIERE" - HC Theatre
10 pm - HC Mascots are unleashed for awards ceremony!

10 pm - Raffle at main stage! - HC Main Stage
10 pm - Tattoo Awards Given by Suicide Girls! – HC Main Stage
11 pm -  TATTOO PARTY AT BIG BAR ON 2 BEGINS @ Big Bar on 2
11 pm - "Hellywood" - Artist Meet and Greet photo area! - @ Big Bar on 2
11 pm - Artist, Collectors & Tattoo Enthusiasts Hellabration Party!- @ Big Bar on 2
  2 am- Hell City Hellions rest their souls......
 

 

 



 

*Sunday*
 
 
11 am - 1pm - Chris Dingwell Seminar "SCATTERED, SPLATTERED, SMOTHERED, and COVERED" - HC Seminar Room
12 pm - HELL CITY TATTOO FESTIVAL RE-OPENS IT’S GATES!
12 pm - Sinema, Fine Art Gallery, & Special Events Open!
12 pm - "Wet Paint" Live Painting performance opens!
12 pm - HC Mascots are unleashed to welcome the Hellions!
12 pm - Dave Tevenal's "THRESHOLD" Art Show opens! - HC Fine Art Gallery
12 pm - Gunnar's "Better Late Than Never"" Art Show opens! - HC Fine Art Gallery

12 pm - 3 pm - Tattoo Competition Registration – HC Main Stage

1 pm - 4 pm Bob Tyrrell Seminar - HC Seminar Room
1 pm - 2 pm - The Do Goods - LIVE BAND  - HC Main Stage

2 pm - 4 pm - The Art Fusion Experiment - HC Stage 2

3 pm - HC Mascots are unleashed to raise some Hell!

3 pm - 6 pm – Tattoo Competitions – HC Main Stage

  SUNDAY COMPS:

 

*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


 
 
4 pm - HELL CITY FILM - Official "HELL CITY DOCUMENTARY" FILM - HC Art Gallery / Sinema

4 pm - BIG BAR ON 2 HAPPY HOUR BEGINS @ Big Bar on 2

4 pm - 7 pm - Gabe Ripley - "Building A Great Tattoo Business"  - HC Seminar Room

5 pm - 7 pm - The Art Fusion Experiment - HC Stage 2
6 pm - 7 pm - Tattoo Of The Day Contest – HC Main Stage
7 pm - HC Mascots are unleashed for awards ceremony!

7 pm - 8 pm - Tattoo Awards Given by Suicide Girls – HC Main Stage

8 pm - HELL CITY TATTOO FEST IS EXORCISED, SEE YOU ALL NEXT YEAR!
8 pm - "Hellywood" - Artist Meet and Greet photo area! - @ Big Bar on 2

8 pm till ? - Artist, Collectors & Tattoo Enthusiasts Hellabration Party! - @ Big Bar on 2

 

 

SEE YOU ALL AT THESE FUTURE HELL CITY FESTS!!

 

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

 



 

 

Hell City 2015

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

Hell City 2015
- PHOENIX, AZ
August 28th - 30th, 2015



VENICE TATTOO GATHERING 2016
APRIL 29TH-MAY1ST, 2016

TAKING 2016 OFF TO WORK ON THE VENETIAN TATTOO GATHERING IN VENICE, ITALY
Click here for info on The Venetian Tattoo Gathering!

HELL CITY 2017

Hell City 2017 - KILLUMBUS,OH
April 27th - 30th, 2017

Hell City 2017
- PHOENIX, AZ

August 24th - 28th , 2017

 


HELL CITY 2018

Hell City 2018 - KILLUMBUS,OH
April 20th - 22nd, 2018

Hell City 2018 - PHOENIX, AZ
August 23rd - 27th, 2018




ASHES TO ASHES, DUST TO DUST...HELL CITY IS EXORCISED!




 

 

 



 

 



     



 


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