Winnipeg Tattoo Convention

Where: Red River Exhibition Park, 3977 Portage Ave


  • August 16th from 5:00 – 11:00 pm
  • August 17th from 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
  • August 18th from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Cost: Day Pass $30 and Weekend Pass $60 and Kids 12 & under are free(you are required to pay admission to participate in the Marked for Life Fundraiser)

Tickets: Online or at various locations that can be found on their website

For more information visit the Winnipeg Tattoo Convention website.


Marked for Life Fundraiser

The Winnipeg Tattoo Convention will be bringing back the Marked for Life fundraiser during the August convention and hope for it to be even bigger and better than last year. Several talented tattoo artists will be donating their time and talent at the Marked for Life booth doing pre-drawn tattoos in exchange for donations that will go entirely to the Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba!

“Many tattoo artists have been impacted by mental illness, depression and suicide,” explains convention director and tattoo artist Rich Handford. “We have lost loved ones and really want to give back to an organization that makes a difference and supports people affected by mood disorders.”

How It Works

People attending the convention can visit the Marked for Life booth and get tattooed in exchange for a minimum donation to MDAM. There will be a selection of tattoo design line drawings to choose from that have tiered pricing ranging from $100 to $300. While we understand that people have many ideas for sentimental tattoos, the goal of this fundraiser is to raise funds and there are some restrictions to what will be tattooed. If you have an idea for a custom tattoo or particular memorial tattoo, we strongly recommend visiting one of the many tattoo artists in our city during the year.

For the fundraiser, you will be able to choose from a selection of line drawings, there will be no custom tattoos, arms and legs only, cash only payment and no receipts will be issued. Following these rules will help our fundraiser move along quickly meaning more tattoo and more funds raised. 

For more information or to purchase tickets visit the Winnipeg Tattoo Convention website.

Peer Support 

MDAM will be on hand at the Marked for Life booth to share information about the services it offers to those affected by mood disorders in the province!