Our venue the Hynes Convention Center has created a dedicated web page with frequent updates addressing their aggressive approach to COVID-19 precautions. We advise you to stay tuned there for updates.

Public Guidelines

-Masks should be worn by everyone at all times

-Floor plans will be more spaced out than usual 

-An 8ft sidewall drape will separate each booth 

-Please maintain 6 ft distancing between groups during the event 

-The stage area will be larger and more spread out 

-Only tattooer and client are permitted in the tattoo station area. Clients will not be allowed to bring someone into the booth with them unless medically necessary

-The facility will be providing hand sanitizer dispensers for the room, and increased cleaning of the common areas, and restrooms. 

-Outside Food & drink is not allowed in the venue

-Food and Drink purchases at the event should be kept within permitted areas

-As always, all artists will be required to have BBP certificates, and implement proper bloodborne safety and cross contamination procedures! 

-All surfaces that come in contact with employees and customers will be disinfected / sanitized frequently 

-All tattoo or piercing clients must sign a consent form to ensure that they are aware of all rules and regulations of the facility and tattoo process 

-Additional rules and regulations will be subject to CDC guidelines and local laws and Boston Public Health Commission

CDC COVID-19 Prevention

Additional Tattoo Artist & Vendor Guidelines

-Choose alternatives for commonly touched items on your table, example: a digital screen to play portfolios instead of a binder, please have your Instagram handle visible to potential clients!

-No bowls of candy! 

-Release forms must be used for each client to ensure that they are aware of all rules and regulations of the facility and tattoo process. 

The health and safety of our staff, audiences, and artists is of the utmost importance to us at the Boston Tattoo Convention, and we are closely monitoring the evolving coronavirus/COVID-19 situation as it develops. We are working with the Boston Public Health Commission and the Hynes Convention Center, following the guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health

If you have any other questions or concerns, please email
We wish good health to you all and hope to see you in Boston!

Warmest regards,

Boston Tattoo Convention