Got Ink? First Annual Raleigh Tattoo Festival Hits Sheraton Downtown Raleigh with Ray Price’s Capital City Bikefest Weekend September 26-28, 2014

Raleigh, NC, August 30, 2014 --( In the market for some new ink? Check out the First Annual Raleigh Tattoo Festival, taking place September 26-28, 2014, at the Downtown Raleigh Sheraton. Presented by Folk City Tattoo and Twisted Ink magazine, this highly anticipated event will celebrate all aspects of the tattooing industry and welcome talented artists from as far away as Japan.

"We are extremely pleased to present the first large scale tattoo festival in Raleigh as a part of Ray Price’s Capital City Bikefest weekend,” said Raleigh Tattoo Festival organizer and promoter John Cann. “There is some very special entertainment lined-up this year that promises a unique, one-of-a-kind experience, for everyone involved.”

During the event, interested attendees have the option of speaking with tattoo artists from across the country and have the work performed on-site at the event. Each tattoo is an additional charge to the entrance fee price and is negotiated between customer and artist.

In addition to on-site tattooing, The First Annual Raleigh Tattoo Festival welcomes The Enigma and Serana Rose in “Show Devils.” The duo will give two very special performances. A sideshow performer, actor, and musician, The Enigma was also a founder of the Jim Rose Circus, a sideshow act in 1990s that toured with Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson, and Lollapalooza, and was hailed as an “absolute must-see act” by Rolling Stone magazine. He has appeared in television programs such as The X-Files and to date has had more than 200 tattoo artists work on him (as many as 23 at one time). He is easily recognized by his blue puzzle-piece tattoos and horn implants.

Other highlights of this year’s festival include live human suspensions by Hooks and Halos Body Suspension Team, the Miss Raleigh Pinup Girl Contest, and live music all weekend.

Address: Sheraton Raleigh Hotel 421 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601
Phone: 757-484-1319
Show Times:
▪ Firday 12pm-12am
▪ Saturday 11am-12am
▪ Sunday 11am-8pm
▪ At the Door Only!
▪ $20 For The Day
▪ $40 For The Three Day Weekend
▪ $35 For The Three Day Weekend For Military
▪ **12 And Under, Free**

You must be 18 years of age to get a tattoo. Please have proper ID.
Twisted Ink Ltd
John Cann