What is Inked Out?

Great question! Inked Out New Jersey is a fun, friendly, family centric tattoo and music festival at the Meadowlands Expo Center where hundreds of artists and thousands of people from the tri-state area come together to celebrate their love of tattoos, piercings, art, and good music. Vendors come to the show with all sorts of interesting and unique merchandise and services, like clothing, jewelry, and decorative art. Tattoo contests take place on the main stage all weekend long and everyone is welcome to spectate and join in on the fun of seeing great new tattoos and artists being appreciated for their work. Plus, there’s food!



Can I get tattooed at your convention?

Absolutely. Hundreds of artists from all over the world come for that very reason. To tattoo YOU!



Do I need to make an appointment to get tattooed?

In a word…no. You can if you want to and it’s a good idea, but not mandatory. You can either contact the artist directly in advance or come down and look around. Find an artist whose work you like and book some time with him or her.



Can I get tattooed for free?

Sorry, no. This is how the artists make a living.



How much does a tattoo cost?

Buying a tattoo is like buying a car only less painful and less expensive. Just like cars, tattoos come in all sizes, colors and prices. Artists charge different prices based on the complexity and time it takes to tattoo you. Tattoos can cost as little as $75 to as much as $1,000.



When do tickets go on sale?

Tickets are on sale right now! Go to this page to grab your tickets to the event and join the party!



How old do I have to be to get tattooed?

You must be 18 with ID to prove that. If you are under 18 you’ll need the consent of a legal guardian who must have proof that he/she is legally allowed to make this decision for you.



I don’t want to get a tattoo. What else can I do at your convention?

Good question! There is lots to do at our convention. You can shop for clothing and jewelry. Check out motorcycles or listen to music. You can people watch and meet celebrities and generally be surrounded by many friendly people.



Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

There are no ID requirements for the event, unless you are a public service worker (Firefighter, Police, EMS worker, Hospital worker, etc.) who wishes to gain free admission to Friday of the show.



Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

All attendees MUST bring either a printout of their ticket or their ticket on their phone, as we scan these tickets upon entry.



The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

That is absolutely fine!



Can I bring my children?

Sure. Children under the age of twelve are admitted for free.



What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

For parking, there is a garage behind the Meadowlands Expo Center. If the garage is full, there is ample parking space available across the street from the back of the convention building. There are buses easily accessible at the front of the convention center.



What can/can’t I bring to the event?

Since this is a family-friendly event, no illegal weapons, paraphernalia, etc. will be allowed.



Are there special discounted hotel rates for Inked Out?

Yes! The Embassy Suites by Hilton Secaucus Meadowlands, directly across the street from the show, has given us a special discounted rate for attendees coming to Inked Out. Please visit this page for your discounted rate.



Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please visit our Contact page on the site.