If you have tattoos, appreciate artwork, enjoy live entertainment or are just looking to enjoy a fun weekend event, you'll want to know about the fourth annual Indy Tattoo Expo that is coming to Hendricks County, Indiana in June. 

Over the weekend of June 14-16, 2024, more than 150 tattoo artists from all over the country will descend upon the Hendricks County 4-H Fairgrounds & Conference Complex in Danville, Ind., to show off their artistic talents in this massive event created and organized by Chris Taylor, owner of Ink Therapy in Plainfield.

Chris, Trina, Rabbit and Tattoos 

Chris Taylor and Trina Sanders Sowers are the brains and the execution behind the Indy Tattoo Expo.

Chris Taylor was only 10 years old when he met the man who would become his mentor, James "Rabbit" Sanders. Chris began his tattooing apprenticeship with Sanders in 1992, and the rest is history.

While Chris created the Indy Tattoo Expo, Rabbit’s daughter, Trina Sanders Sowers, organizes the huge event on top of her responsibilities as the shop manager at Ink Therapy.

New Location in 2024!

The Indy Tattoo Expo will be held in Danville, Indiana in 2024. (Photo by Dante Dellamore)

The 2024 Indy Tattoo Expo has moved to the Hendricks County 4-H Fairgrounds & Conference Complex in Danville. This modern facility has plenty of space for such a large event as well as lots of free parking. 


Get a tattoo from renowned artists nationwide at the Indy Tattoo Expo in Danville. (Photo courtesy of Indy Tattoo Expo on Facebook)

The obvious part of an event called Indy Tattoo Expo is the tattoos, right? Hundreds of tattoo artists from across the country will descend on this popular event.

Not only will you be able to see each artist's vision, talent and specialties, you can also easily contact any of the artists to schedule an appointment for a tattoo during the event. Some of the artists might have time for walk-in appointments, but Chris says your best bet is to secure an appointment in advance.

Entertainment and Vendors

There will be a ton of vendors at Indy Tattoo Expo in Danville, Indiana (Photo by Dante Dellamore)

The Indy Tattoo Expo will feature live entertainment throughout the weekend by a variety of performers, offering live music, a kids' play area, comedy, magic, burlesque and the incomparable Captain & Maybelle sideshow. Performances will take place at regular intervals in two different exposition rooms.

You can also stroll through the vendors' booths to shop for post-tattoo skin care products, jewelry, artwork, trinkets and much more.

Hours and Tickets 

Be sure to attend the 2024 Indy Tattoo Expo in Danville, Indiana! (Photo by Dante Dellamore)

The Indy Tattoo Expo will take place on Friday, June 14 from noon to midnight; on Saturday, June 15 from 11 a.m. to midnight; and on Sunday, June 16 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets are $30 per day, or save some cash and purchase a weekend pass at the door for $75.

You have the option to purchase single-day passes or a weekend pass to the Indy Tattoo Expo upon arrival, but Chris gave me a valuable insider tip to save even more money: purchase your tickets in advance for a 20% discount! That's what I'm going to do!

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2024 Indy Tattoo Expo