Maybe you've had ink forever, maybe you just got your first one. Maybe you're thinking about getting a tattoo. Loveland will be the place for all of that, for three days.

There are tens of thousands of people across the Fort Collis area that have tattoos. I would expect more than a few of them to be taking part in this event. If you've been kicking around the idea of 'getting ink,' you should really put this on your calendar.

Nearly everyone I know has a tattoo, and most of those people have several tattoos. I have zero tattoos at this time, but with this big convention coming up, I may be diving in to join the crowd. 'Join the crowd,' seems like I weird way to put it when a tattoo is such an individual thing.

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Some people have little teeny-tiny tattoos hiding on their ankles, some people have tattoos that cover an entire arm (or both.) Of course, you can get a tattoo just about anywhere. Some tattoos are about inspiration, some are about remembrance; some tattoos are because of a lost bet.

Whatever your reason(s) for having tattoos or just loving the tattoo culture, this first-annual event in Loveland is bound to enlighten you in some way.

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There will be over 300 tattoo artists on the scene, along with live tattooing and body modifications happening (body piercings, other alterations) throughout the three-day event. They'll be conducting seminars during the event, with tips on how to modify/take care of your tattoos.

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There'll will be tattoo competitions included at the convention. Think you have what it takes to win?

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They'll have a custom car show during the weekend, a great fit for the event.

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The convention will also include a sideshow. Hard to say what might be included in that, but I'm guessing it will be 'interesting.'

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An art gallery of many different styles (though fitting of the tattoo culture) will be at The Ranch with the convention; you should find many great things to grace not only your home but if you're a tattoo artist, your studio, as well.

The First Annual NoCo Tattoo Convention & Expo

  • WHEN: May 20 through May 22, 2022.
  • WHERE : The Ranch Events Complex, Loveland.
  • COST: $15 for one day, $25 for the weekend.
  • WEBSITE

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