United Ink Tattoo & Arts Festival Returns To Cradle Of Aviation Oct. 20-22

Coming this October to the Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Blvd, Garden City, the United Ink: Flight 1017 – Tattoo and Arts Festival is ready to bring a fun and unique glimpse into the world of tattoos and art for everyone. Friday, Oct. 20 through Sunday, Oct. 22 get ready to experience the ultimate tattoo convention with more than 250 world famous tattoo artists, 30+ vendors and tattoo suppliers, live entertainment and more.


  • Friday, Oct. 20, from 2 to 11 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 21, from noon to 11 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 22, from noon to 8 p.m.

Whether you’re there to get some fresh new ink, brand new piercings at their piercing booth, enjoying some of the incredible live art showcases, or visiting some of the vendors in attendance selling everything from shop supplies to the latest merch—the family-friendly expo allows for adults and children of all ages to experience this unique culture.

And yes, you can get your own tattoo or piercing right there on the spot.

Some of the biggest and best tattoo artists from around the world will include World Famous Tattoo Ink Pro Team members like A.D. Poncho who will be traveling to the U.S. for the first time from Poland for Flight: 1017; Nuno Feio coming all the way from Portugal; From China, Zhang Po; Mexico’s Mick Rat; from the U.S.—Javier Antunez, Pony Lawson, Josh Herman, Russell Van Schaick, Big Joel, Rich Zayas, “Uber” Derek Entenman, Troy Radecki, Ryan Gatsby Gatt, Robby Latos, David Robinowitz, Tupe, Jose Perez Jr.; Ink Master’s Sarah Miller, Jhon Campuzano, Thom Bulman, Babiery Hernandez, Lydia Bruno, Ty’Esha Reels, Ashley Velazquez; Tattoo Nightmares’ BIG GUS and Tommy Helm; Ink Master’s own First Lady Ryan Ashley Malarkey and host of the upcoming show Inkmaster Angels on Spike TV, and so many more, all emceed by Joey Tattoo of Spike TV’s Tattoo Rescue!

For a full list of artists, visit www.newyorktattooshow.com/artists-vendors.

Vendors will also include Witch Baby Soap, Blacksmith Body Jewelry, Tattoo Goo, Altered Ego Clothing, Rare Boutiques and The Paramount concert venue!

Want to be featured in a world renowned tattoo magazine? Then stop by the Mass Media Magazine, Inked Magazine, and 247 Ink booths to show off your ink.

Check out some of the amazing art being displayed from The Artist Hanger and Fusion Project returning again this year, in which much of the artwork exhibited will be for sale. There will also be live painting by local Long Island artist Keith Ciaramello along with Sean Carlson and Jason Ackerman, live wood carving by John Goncharuk and even virtual reality painting.

Want to display your art in the Artist Hanger? Download the application here or contact sarablades@newyorktattoo.com, 803-578-9709 or theartisthangernfusionproject@gmail.com.

Want to show off some of your ink for a chance to be crowned Ms. United Ink?! Join Host Bernadette Macias of CMT’s Tattoo Titans and the face of Sullen Clothing to see if you have what it takes to show off to show off special talents and skills while being judged on personality, looks and of course tattoos. Sponsored by Mass Media Magazine, first place prizes include cash, gift cards and more, along with cash prizes for second and third place runner-ups.

With tons of panels and seminars to check out, stop down for “Women of Ink: Trials, Tribulations, and Triumph” (Sunday at 1 p.m.) showcasing five female tattoo artists of varying experiences, styles and backgrounds fielding questions and giving insight into the life of a female in the tattoo industry with a special host to top it all off.

Want to meet and mingle with TV and movie stars? TV and film star Nico Tortorella (Younger, The Following) will make a special guest appearance on Sunday at 6 p.m.

Other seminars also include “The A.R.T. of Areola Restorative Tattooing,” artist and designer Tian Davies’ live Blade and Shade Microblading Demo, and “Advanced Black & Grey Tattooing” and “Mindset & Motivation” from Jose Perez Jr.

Bring the kids. Children of all ages can enjoy getting their own temporary tattoos as well as tons of kid-friendly entertainment including art seminars and full access to the the aviation museum itself.

Ticket info: One price for all tickets includes full access to Long Island’s Air and Space Museum with every ticket. FREE PARKING!


  • Adults $25, Children (2-12) $12
  • Museum Members: $17/$7
  • Weekend Pass $60

Avoid lines: Advanced tickets may be purchased at the Cradle of Aviation Box office or online at http://bit.ly/2eGi4gq. There is an online fee of $2 per ticket added to your purchase.

For more information about the United Ink: Flight 1017 – Tattoo and Arts Festival, visit www.NewYorkTattooShow.com/Flight-1017-Tattoo-Convention.

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