How to Market Your Art at Tattoo Conventions

Learn how to market your art at tattoo conventions from acclaimed tattoo artist James Vaughn in this Howcast video.

I do conventions a lot. So, obviously, there’s a lot of marketing before conventions whether it’s presale of shirts, presale of prints, or setting appointments for the day. That’s basically what all our social media’s for. Every show I go to, I’m booked before I go, just because it’s out there, that I’m promoting.

With conventions I’m promoting their convention along with myself being there. It’s like a toss up on everything. You know, we’re all promoting that one show and we’re all promoting ourselves at the same time. So it’s a big, happy family when we actually get to it.

With the flash, and prints, and stuff like that there are contests that we actually enter. We’ll enter the flash category, we’ll enter a cover up category, and every category under the sun to show our work. It’s a very cool opportunity.

I was just in Philadelphia and won cover up for first and second because I do so much cover up. I have a whole shop of trinkets and trophies. It’s basically one of those things where I want to put it out there that I’m trying my best to be the best at what I do. It’s not being a bad ass or whatever. It’s being competitive in nature.

I always think of myself as less, because I want to show this business what I can do and make it better. That’s what it is with conventions. You know, we’re all around our peers and we’re all trying to be the best that we can be.