EVENT INFO

 
 

PRICING

THIS IS AN ALL AGES EVENT

you must be 18 years old to be tattooed in the state of Iowa

ADMISSION

CHILDREN

Ages 6 and under are free

One-Day Wristband:  $10.00 (7-12 yrs old)

Weekend Pass:  $20.00 (7-12 yrs old)

ADULTS

One-Day Wristband:  $20.00

Weekend Pass:  $40.00

 

** All wristbands will be sold at the gate, on the day of the event

ARTIST + VENDOR BOOTHS

$650.00 (10ft x 10ft)

**Only 2 artists per 10x10 Booth.

All booth rentals will include:

Two-8ft tables

5 chairs

name card (with hooks)

wastebasket

3 weekend passes

THINGS TO KNOW

FOR ARTISTS + VENDORS

 

The Middle of the Map Tattoo Convention is an 'all disposable event'.  We encourage all artists and vendors to bring appropriate disposable supplies.

ARTIST SCHEDULE

 

Check-in times:

Thursday 6 pm- 8 pm

Friday 9 am

Saturday & Sunday 9 am

 

** Event starts at 2PM on Friday

** All artists and vendors must exit the event by 8 pm on Sunday

RETURN POLICY

 

Booth deposits are non-refundable.

 

No refunds will be given 3 weeks before the show.

ADDITIONAL INFO

 

No soliciting!​

 

Parking available for $10 per day.

 

Free shuttle from Hilton Hotel Downtown Des Moines (for hotel guests)

Interested in becoming a Middle of the Map featured artist or vendor?

We are currently accepting artist and vendor applications for our 2021 show.

FOR ATTENDEES
 

TIPS FOR THE BEST EXPERIENCE

PLAN AHEAD

 

The show will be full of talented artists with a range of unique styles to choose from.  Walk-ins are welcome, but it is highly recommended that you contact the artist of your interest ahead of time to schedule an appointment.

 

DID YOU KNOW?

Some artists will book the entire weekend before the show begins. 

 

For more information on our featured artists, please have a look at our EXHIBITORS page.  This page contains an up-to-date list of all artists that will be attending the event, along with links to locate their work, and also how to contact them to book an appointment.

 

All bookings will be handled individually by each artist.

 

All vendors will be operated independently as sub-contractors.

 

 

 

 

WHERE TO STAY

Hilton Des Moines Downtown

435 Park St. Des Moines, IA 50309

 

Hilton Hotel Discount Link

 

 

WHERE TO EAT + DRINK

In addition to the food and beverages options you will find at the Middle of the Map Tattoo Convention, you can also find a great selection of restaurants close by.  Here are some of our favorites!

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IOWA BEEF STEAKHOUSE  

GAS LAMP DES MOINES

Coming soon

Additional Sponsors for Volunteer T-Shirts

IOWA LEGENDS ROOFING

DESPENSARY

FAQ

How do I get a tattoo?


Please refer to our Featured Artist section on our Exhibitors page. You can choose an artist and contact them directly, or you can show up the weekend of the show & find an available artist.




How old do I have to be to get a tattoo?


18 years old in the state of Iowa, no exceptions. Please bring a valid ID and fill out the paperwork provided by your artist in order to be tattooed.




How do I get a wristband?


Wristbands will be avaiable for purchase at the event, all weekend.




Will there be food & drink?


Food and drink (including alcohol) will be sold at the show. No food or drink in booths please!




What's the earliest check-in?


Thursday 6 pm - 8 pm

Friday 9 am (event starts at noon)




How do I check in?


There will be a information/check-in booth near the stage. They will get you all set up.

We will have an early check in available on Thursday June 18th from 6 pm -8 pm.




What comes with my booth?


10x10 booth with 8ft table, 4 chairs, name card with hooks, wastebasket, 3 wristbands.




How do I become a sponsor?


Please email us at middleofthemaptattoo@gmail.com




How do I become a volunteer?


Email us at middleofthemaptattoo@gmail.com





 
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