Northern Ink Xposure | Toronto Tattoo Show

21st Annual Northern Ink Xposure | May 31st - June 2nd 2019

We have world renowned entertainment and are welcoming new artists and hosting new seminars with even more vendors than ever before! We hope you join us for the biggest and best show yet!

May 31st to June 2nd 2019 with Jack Rudy, Brian Everett, Steve Butcher, Boris Tattoo, Bob Tyrrell, Luka Lajoie, Andrea Afferni, Jose Perez Jr., Kurt Wiscombe, Josh Fields, Steve Moore, Samael Cahill, Danny Gordey, Jay Freestyle, Steve Peace, Christina Colour, Hollywood Homicide, Hania Sobieski, Melissa Valiquette, Cory Ferguson, Dan Allaston, Scottie Ford, Akitsu Tomo, and so many more…


Metro Toronto Convention Centre,
North Building, Hall C – Toronto, ON | Canada


Friday To Sunday
May 31st, June 1st, & June 2nd | 2019


NIX 21 Blackjack Deck

To commemorate our 21st Anniversary we are producing the NIX 21 Blackjack deck. This limited edition deck of cards features artwork from many great tattooists that have been involved with NIX over the years. Many have drawn posters for our convention in past years, or been involved in other art shows we have produced. They have each been assigned a card suit and have independently designed their own work without seeing the work of their fellow tattooists. These decks are only available to participating artists, vendors and VIP Passholders.

Intercontinental Hotel Booking

Book A Room

The Intercontinental Hotel on Front st. is attached to the Metro Toronto convention centre and it is a 3 minute walk from the hotel lobby to the Convention floor entrance. We have blocked limited room space at a great rate that includes Wifi.

To book a room, visit: or call 1-800-235-4670 and ask for Northern Ink Xpo.

Please note: There is an internet scam where a company posing as working with our event calls artists to tell them they can offer a special deal on rooms. This is a scam to get your credit card information. We will never call you to book a room. You must call the hotel or use the online link to book your room for the event.

Northern Ink Xposure

We look forward to seeing you next May31st to June 2nd 2019 for our 21st Anniversary. Hall “C” Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

Show opens to the public on May 31st: 2pm – 11pm
June 1st: 12pm – 11pm
June 2nd: 12pm – 7pm

Here are just some of the hundreds of world renowned artists who have already signed up for the 2019 convention:

Check Out All The Artists Attending This Years' Convention

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Get Tattooed By Artists From All Over The World

The 21st annual Northern Ink Xposure brings in hundreds of artists from all over the world.

The NIX convention doesn’t just allow you to walk around and check out the work of amazing artists from around the world. Since our show fully meets all health and safety standards, you can also get tattooed on the spot by any available artist.


Learn from the best

Seminars by Artists like Steve Butcher (portrait work pictured here). Steve will be travelling all the way from New Zealand to share his approach to colour realism tattooing. Steve is one of the premier artists in this genre in the entire world. He will cover everything from design and layout to application and technique.

For those people that want to get serious about getting into a proper apprenticeship you need the fundementals like the Health Educators Seminar – May 30th 2019– 1pm – 4pm – Bloodborne Pathogens and Principals of Infection Control . Hosted by Health Educators Canadian Trainer Lexci Johnston, this year’s seminar will focus on moving safely around the studio space. Based on our Principles of Infection Control, this seminar will including written elements of bloodborne pathogens, aseptic techniques, wound care, documentation and the principals of sterilization.

There are also several other seminars by top tattooists from around the world today. Check out the page for the latest info.

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Venus Starr

We are once again thrilled to welcome back ​Australian born ink model based in NZ Notoriously known as New Zealand’s powerhouse circus showgirl & burlesque queen.
She will be signing prints, posing for photos, and performing during the event!

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Metro Toronto Convention Centre | Hall C – 255 Front St W, Toronto, ON

Metro Toronto Convention Centre, is a convention complex located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada along Front Street West in the former Railway Lands in Downtown Toronto.

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