Frequently Asked Questions

For Attendees

To get tattooed at the expo you can go to the show and see who is available for walk-up clients, as well as contact an artist directly to schedule an appointment. You can view the ATTENDING ARTISTS list. Be sure to bring your I.D.!

Depending on the tattoo and the artist, a scheduled appointment may be recommended. Some artists seek walk-up clients and some prefer appointments. You can view our ATTENDING ARTISTS list with their contact information. Fountain City Inc. has no involvement with scheduling appointments. Please contact the artist directly.

Online ticket pre-sales are RECOMMENDED and available on the EVENT TICKETS page. Tickets can also be purchased at the Expo entrance for a slightly increased price.

No waiting in line, VIP! When you buy an advance ticket for the expo you can walk right up to security, scan it, and get a wristband.  Tickets prices at the door are also slightly increased.

The cost of a tattoo is completely up to each individual artist. We do not give price estimates for tattoos.

Sorry, no. The event ticket fee does not go towards to the price of your tattoo.

To be tattooed you MUST be 18 years or older and have VALID identification with you! (Drivers License, Military I.D., or Government issued identification)

The location for the show is listed on our site HERE as well as the EVENT PAGE on our Facebook.

Columbus Iron Works Convention & Trade Center

801 Front Ave.
Columbus, GA 31902

Strollers: Yes!

Wheelchairs: Yes, always. Each venue is ADA compliant. We do NOT provide wheelchairs. Its best to contact the venue to check if they offer wheelchair rentals.

Large bags: Yes, but they are subject to search before entering.

Animals: Service animals only.

For Artists & Vendors

Send us an EMAIL and make sure you select “sponsorship” where it asks what you are asking about so we can gather the information we need.

Please fill out and submit the Booth Application Form.  Once received and approved, you will receive a confirmation email with the links to pay for your booth and other required documents.

Payment for your booth in full is required to consider your booth reserved.

  • Two Tables: one 8ft & one 6ft (for tattoo station)

  • Four chairs

  • Electricity

  • Trash bin & liner

  • SHARPS Container

  • THREE wristbands for 2 artists & 1 assistant (or) up to 3 merchandise agents. (If you need more wristbands, you may purchase them at check-in.)

Once your application has been approved, we will send you an email with important information that will contain the LINK needed to purchase the booth on our website.

Unfortunately, no.  Please understand that we cannot accommodate to desired placement as booth space is limited.

The Columbus Marriott is directly across the street and a reservation link for our special event pricing (reserved for only artists and vendors) will be provided upon application approval. Hotel info can be found on our website HERE.

Early check-in set-up is 12-5PM Thursday before the show unless otherwise specified. Friday morning check-in set-up is 10AM-12PM unless otherwise specified.

All information needed on these requirements are listed on our ARTIST RESOURCES page. You may also EMAIL US with any questions you have.

Covid-19 Information

Visitor Safety Measures for COVID-19 will be in effect as long as we are in the pandemic. Restrictions will be updated as CDC recommendations change. The safety of our exhibitors, staff and patrons is our number one priority.

Safety measures in place for the socially-distanced, indoor event:

• Entrances and exits will be monitored for one-way traffic.

• Social distancing is required between artists and patrons, and patron groups.

• Patrons are asked to stay home if they have been diagnosed with COVID-19, awaiting test results for COVID-19, or show any symptoms of the virus.

• Guests are also asked to utilize hand-washing and sanitizing stations on a regular basis and avoid casual touching.