Festivals & Events, Art

Treasure Valley Tattoo Convention

When: Fri., May 19, 2-11 p.m., Sat., May 20, 12-10 p.m. and Sun., May 21, 12-8 p.m. 2017

The inaugural Treasure Valley Tattoo Convention is a three-day blowout showcasing more than 100 master tattoo artists from Boise to Brooklyn, plus an artist from Goi Chiba, Japan, who practices tebori (tattooing by hand).

There will be piercers, a slate of activities and more than 75 vendor booths so varied, they highlight the shift in perception of tattooing from being the domain of criminals and dissidents to an artform that, unlike any other, is an expression of both artist and (human) canvas. Also on the schedule are skate demos from Prestige Skateshop and Element, mural painting by Sector 17, tattoo contests, a kids' coloring contest, motorcycle displays, film screenings, and a bevy of food and drink choices.

Price: $15-$20 daily, $40 weekend