West Coast Tattoo Show 2012

Comments 40 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The West Coast Tattoo Show is coming to Boulevard Casino in Coquitlam this weekend. If you have a tattoo, want a tattoo, are interested in tattoos or want to meet stars of TLC’s Miami Ink & New York Ink, you won’t want to miss out.

Where: Boulevard Casino, 2080 United Boulevard, Coquitlam
When: Friday, April 27, 2012 from 5:00 to 11:00pm
Saturday, April 28, 2012 from 11:00am to 11:00pm
Sunday, April 29, 2012 11:00am to 6:00pm
Tickets: Available online or at the door. $20 for adults and $8 for kids (Sunday only).

Over 70 exhibitors will be joined by 125 tattoo artists who will be showing off their talent. Live entertainment, seminars, the 3rd annual pin-up pageant, and tattoo awards will be found at centre stage along with Chris Nunez (from Spike TV’s Ink Masters and TLC’s Miami Ink) and Billy DeCola (TLC’s New York Ink).

Official emcees for the weekend will be Samantha Mack and The Beat 94.5’s Kid Carson. This will be a 19+ event on Friday and Saturday, with children welcome on Sunday.

I have 2 pairs of ticket 4-packs to give away to my readers. Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment naming your favourite tattoo (that you have, that you would get, or that you simply admire) (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win a 4-pack of tickets to the @wctattooshow from @miss604 http://ow.ly/auBy3

I will draw 2 winners at random from all entries, who will each receive 4 tickets to the event. You must be at least 19 years of age to enter. Contest closes Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 12:00pm. Follow the West Coast Tattoo Show on Twitter and Facebook for more information.

Update The winners are Natasha & @RobotRob!

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  1. RyanTuesday, April 24th, 2012 — 1:56pm PDT

    My left forearm’s “Semper Ad Meliora” would be my favourite 🙂

  2. AmyTuesday, April 24th, 2012 — 2:03pm PDT

    I just recently got a tattoo on my forearm with lyrics from Ani Difranco’s “32 Flavours.” They remind me to be a strong woman, and to keep on keepin’ on when things get tough.

  3. carlyTuesday, April 24th, 2012 — 2:08pm PDT

    I saw a girls tattoo today, and it read “I’m the superhero of this story”. I really liked that.

  4. NatalieTuesday, April 24th, 2012 — 2:09pm PDT

    I have a Koi fish tattoo on my foot, that is a coverup of a horrible tattoo I had, and I LOVE it! No one can tell it’s a cover-up either!

    I do want to get “whisper words of wisdom” on my forearm though, to cover up some burn scars from when I worked as a baker’s helper and to also remind myself to let the stupid things I say and do go. =)

  5. TamaraTuesday, April 24th, 2012 — 2:11pm PDT

    [Tamara means] palm tree
    and a phoenix

    Would love to go to the show! *fingers x-ed*

  6. NoelleTuesday, April 24th, 2012 — 2:12pm PDT

    I love my chickadee tattoo!

  7. GraceyTuesday, April 24th, 2012 — 2:12pm PDT

    I would love to get my parent’s signatures somewhere on my foot or ankle

  8. SamanthaTuesday, April 24th, 2012 — 2:13pm PDT

    I have song lyrics and my children’s names/footprints. I named my first son after Ami James of Miami Ink, it would be amazing to meet Chris !!

  9. SarahTuesday, April 24th, 2012 — 2:15pm PDT

    I would love to get a tattoo on my foot with a line from my wedding song

  10. StephanieTuesday, April 24th, 2012 — 2:47pm PDT

    My best friend and I grew up across the street from each other for 20 years. We used to count the steps in between our houses and check if the number went down as we got older. We both want to get the infinity sign on our foots, with the number 46 incorporated into it…and we want to get it done at the show!!

  11. Jessica WrightTuesday, April 24th, 2012 — 2:51pm PDT

    My mom and I have matching foot tattoos. They are Cherry Blossoms and mine says “I love you forever” and hers says “I’ll like you for always” which is a quote from the Robert Munsch book she used to read to me growing up. Has a ton of sentimental meaning!

  12. MacTuesday, April 24th, 2012 — 3:15pm PDT

    My friend lost his father at a young age and as a tribute to him he had his dads signature tattoed onto his forarm. It’s especially sentimental because he doesn’t even remember his dad but had found the signature in an old birthday card!

  13. KevanKevanTuesday, April 24th, 2012 — 3:33pm PDT

    I’d love to check it out. I want to get a tattoo of my heartbeat around my chest.

  14. jenTuesday, April 24th, 2012 — 4:01pm PDT

    I adore my tiger lily and butterflies, its a lil colorful garden (intend to add to to them soooon) love colors! Need a lil inspiration and going to the west coast tattoo and culture show may be where I find some 🙂

  15. Tracy HoTuesday, April 24th, 2012 — 4:11pm PDT

    I just got a matching feather with my best friend of 15 years+ – mine on my right forearm, hers on her left shoulder blade!

    My fav tho is my little bumblebee on my inner right elbow – it’s resting on a gorgeous purple chive flower and it reminds me to enjoy the honey in my life (family,friends and all my loved ones) coz I’m super busy like a bee as well 🙂

    Hope I win tix – would love to go check out all the artists in town and inspiration for more ink!

  16. Jessica SaraiTuesday, April 24th, 2012 — 5:22pm PDT

    I have a tattoo of a Golden Snitch and it’s my only tattoo at the moment [and I LOVE it] but I’d love to start work on my half sleeve sometime soon 😀

  17. ElenaTuesday, April 24th, 2012 — 5:54pm PDT

    I love my tattoo of the flock of birds on my back. It makes me feel individual, which is what a tattoo should do

  18. Julia E.Tuesday, April 24th, 2012 — 5:58pm PDT

    I have two tattoos and both are very personal/special to me…

    My 1st was a print of my husband’s lips (on my hip)

    and my second is our daughter’s footprint (on my back)

  19. Amanda BryanTuesday, April 24th, 2012 — 6:27pm PDT

    I dont have any tattoos but I would love to get a dragon, as I was born in the year of Dragon 🙂

  20. MaryanneTuesday, April 24th, 2012 — 9:50pm PDT

    I just got my first tattoo this year. It’s 3 dahlia flowers on my right shoulder. My favorite flower and the flowers used at my wedding.

  21. RodTuesday, April 24th, 2012 — 10:15pm PDT

    Skull with a crown!

  22. CrystalWednesday, April 25th, 2012 — 7:03am PDT

    I’ve been planning a Celtic tree of life on my shoulder. It has taken me so long to find the right design, I’m now looking at merging two different versions

  23. JulieWednesday, April 25th, 2012 — 8:27am PDT

    A Thistle, to remind me of my East Coast Roots! OR me playing air-guitar while riding a dragon that’s shooting stars from its behind.

  24. RichWednesday, April 25th, 2012 — 9:03am PDT

    A large chinese guardian lion (foo dog) on my right arm. The meaning is private….

  25. CarmelleWednesday, April 25th, 2012 — 9:36am PDT

    I’ve considered a tattoo with the Zerg symbol from Starcraft II.

  26. jamie gervaisWednesday, April 25th, 2012 — 11:44am PDT

    my favourite one i have is the back of my hand done to look like a skeleton hand

  27. Sherman Woo (@SPSherm)Wednesday, April 25th, 2012 — 11:45am PDT

    I have been thinking about a “stylish” and colourful Canadian “maple leaf” for a looong time.

  28. KelliWednesday, April 25th, 2012 — 11:46am PDT

    I want a pin-up girl

  29. Darryl WrightWednesday, April 25th, 2012 — 11:49am PDT

    I have a regrettable Pisces symbol on my shoulder – I got it before I realized the Astrological symbols were actually no longer valid. Now I want to cover it with some symbol of my daughter. She’ll always be valid.

  30. robotrobWednesday, April 25th, 2012 — 12:20pm PDT

    I would like to get a new tattoo that has my wife’s name it it, probably over my heart (I know, corny isn’t it?)

  31. Amn JohalWednesday, April 25th, 2012 — 12:23pm PDT

    My right forearm has a tattoo of a group of voyageurs in a canoe, flying in front of the lions gate bridge with the lions peaks in the background.

    The flying canoe is for my favourite canadian folktale of “chasse galerie” (aka “the witched canoe”) and it also represents my two favourite beers

    the canoe is an exact copy of the canoe on the Maudite beer label

    and the lions gate bridge was commissioned by the guinness family!

  32. JulieWednesday, April 25th, 2012 — 12:36pm PDT

    There’s a collection of tattoo ideas on my pinterest board: http://pinterest.com/smavvy/tattoooos/. The first one will be a whirlwind of leaves across my ribs.

  33. jaggyWednesday, April 25th, 2012 — 12:50pm PDT

    I just got my first tattoo on my left forearm (last name) would love to get ideas to add to it

  34. jaggyWednesday, April 25th, 2012 — 12:51pm PDT

    I just got my first tattoo on my left forearm (last name) would love to get ideas to add to that

  35. HarjWednesday, April 25th, 2012 — 3:04pm PDT

    Likely my parents names.

  36. winnieWednesday, April 25th, 2012 — 7:42pm PDT

    simple tattoos especially one’s of sayings.

  37. SerenaWednesday, April 25th, 2012 — 10:00pm PDT

    I have a steller’s jay sitting in a cherry blossom branch in a watercolour style, symbolizes my move to Vancouver from Toronto 🙂

  38. KelvinWednesday, April 25th, 2012 — 11:26pm PDT

    I looking at getting Foo Dogs on each side of my rib cage. Already have a half sleeve on my left arm of a koi.

  39. NatashaThursday, April 26th, 2012 — 11:32am PDT

    My favorite tattoo of mine is my sleeve depicting literature examples of hubris. It includes Faust, Dorian Gray, and Frankenstein and his monster.I wrote my undergraduate thesis on the negative pursuits of knowlege and commemorated it with this sleeve. People at Starbucks aren’t that interested in my liberal arts sleeve when I given then their venti mochas.

  40. VanessaThursday, April 26th, 2012 — 11:50am PDT

    I want a rose and rip mom

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