The advent of the tattoo festival is proof of tattoos’ place in mainstream society. One day, tattoo festivals might just be as common as comic cons and harvest festivals. You can find people getting inked up in cities from Los Angeles to New York. And you can find festivals celebrating those tattoo artists in cities from Las Vegas to Richmond, Virginia. The spotlight may be on the tattoos during tattoo festivals, but these ink-laden parties offer so much more. So, you might be able to have a good time even if you’re scared of needles. These festivals feature everything from tattooing and live music, to tattoo history seminars and burlesque dancers.