29th Annual Coney Island Tattoo and Motorcycle Festival

Coney Island USA Events

29th Annual Coney Island Tattoo and Motorcycle Festival

Coney Island has a long history as of one of the greatest tattoo centers in New York City and the world.

Coney Island USA's Tattoo and Motorcycle Festival celebrates the great blue collar arts of tattooing and of motorcycle customization. Started in the bad old days in 1986 when tattooing was still illegal in NYC, the Coney Island Tattoo and Motorcycle Festival is both the oldest gathering in New York City and brings together cutting edge New York City artistic innovation and attitude in the traditional home of the tattoo.

Every year, entrants compete for trophies as they show their tats in the Sideshow by the Seashore Theater or parade their motorcycles on West 12th Street before our panel of judges. Tattoos are judged in the categories of Black and White, Color, Tribal, Back and Butt, while Motorcycles compete in the categories of Custom, Stock, Oldest and Ugliest.

Events for Saturday, 9/14

12pm - Midnight
Coney Island USA - Arts Annex (1214 Surf Avenue), Open for tattoos and vendors. Free admission. Pricing set by shop/artist.

Tattoo Shops:
Andromeda Studio 33
Coney Island Ink
LA InkSpot
Live Free or Die Tattoo
Milk and Honey Tattoo Parlour
Sparrow Tattoo
Your Choice Tattoo

Vendors:
Lethal Ware
Lombardi's Staten Island Harley Davidson

12pm - Late
Freak Bar Open

1pm - 8pm
Coney Island Circus Sideshow 1pm - 8pm (last ticket sold at 7pm), $10 Adults, $5 Kids (under 12)

10pm
Coney Island Lasers Shows presents: Metallica Laser, Light & VIdeo Show, $15
 

Dates: 
Saturday, September 14, 2013 - 12:00pm
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