Online Registration 20th Annual Boston Tattoo Convention is now open!

Join us for the 20th Annual Boston Tattoo Convention 

September 23 – 25, 2022


IMPORTANT: YOUR REGISTRATION IS NOT COMPLETE UNTIL FULL PAYMENT IS MADE & PARTICIPATING ARTIST PORTFOLIO LINKS HAVE BEEN SUBMITTED FOR REVIEW. IF YOU HAVEN’T PAID, YOU HAVEN’T REGISTERED. WE WILL ONLY HAND OUT ARTIST PASSES TO ARTISTS WITH APPROVED PORTFOLIOS, SO PLEASE INCLUDE ALL INFORMATION IN YOUR INITIAL REGISTRATION. IF YOU HAVE ANY ARTISTS THAT ARE “TO BE DETERMINED” AT TIME OF REGISTRATION, YOU MUST SUBMIT THAT INFORMATION BEFORE THE CONVENTION IN ORDER TO RECEIVE ALL YOUR PASSES AT THE EVENT. REGISTRATION IS NON REFUNDABLE. BPHCA  PERMIT REQUIREMENTS: ALL BODY ART (TATTOOING, PIERCING, ETC.) MUST APPLY FOR A TEMPORARY BODY ART PRACTITIONER LICENSE FROM THE BOSTON PUBLIC HEALTH COMMISSION (BPHC). APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE FOR SUBMISSION ONLINE OR BY MAIL. SCROLL DOWN BELOW FORM FOR FULL PERMIT DETAILS & CONTACT INFO.


All body artists (those who would like to tattoo, pierce, etc. at the Boston Tattoo Convention) must apply for a Temporary Body Art Practitioner License from the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC). You can submit applications, required documents, and the permit fee online or by mail. Please direct all questions to 617-534-5965 or EHPermits@bphc.org. Note: All complete applications must be received by at least 5 business days in advance of the Boston Tattoo Convention to ensure they are processed prior to the convention. Applications that are incomplete or that are not received will not be processed. Body Art Practitioner License – Application Requirements ATTN: Body Art Practitioner License Application Environmental & Occupational Health Division Boston Public Health Commission 1010 Massachusetts Ave 2nd Floor Boston, MA 02118
  • Required Documents:
    1. A valid government-issued photo ID (driver’s license, passport, state ID)
    2. Certificate of completion of bloodborne pathogens course
    3. Certificate of completion of first aid/CPR course
    4. Piercers only: certificate of completion of anatomy & physiology course
    5. Proof of at least 1 year of experience such as a copy of your current body artist license/permit or other proof of professional practice such as a business license or tax certificate
  • $75 permit fee
Questions about temporary body art practitioner license applications may be directed to BPHC at 617-534-5965 or EHPermits@bphc.org. All other Boston Tattoo Convention questions may be directed to Witch City Ink at info@bostontattooconvention.com or 978-744-9393. Also, please note: we will be contacting you regularly once you are registered for the tattoo convention, with important information regarding the convention. Please make sure that you have us added to your email address book (info@bostontattooconvention.com), so our emails don’t end up in your spam folder. If you have a Gmail account, we are finding that some of our emails end up in the “Promotions” folder, so make sure to check there for communications from us!