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ARTIST/VENDOR CHECK-IN FOR CREDENTIALS
THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 2024
5PM - 12AM


ARTIST/VENDOR BOOTH SET-UP
THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 2024
5:00PM - 12AM

 

** ONE (1) REPRESENTATIVE FROM YOUR BOOTH SHOULD ARRIVE AT CHECK-IN TO PICK-UP CREDENTIALS AND RECEIVE BOOTH PLACEMENT.  WE DO NOT HAND OUT INDIVIDUAL ARTIST OR VENDOR CREDENTIALS.

** ATTN:  BOOTH MANAGERS:  WE DO NOT HAVE EVERY ARTISTS PHONE NUMBER!  Please forward the link to this information to all artists or vendors coming with you to ensure they have received this very important information.


FYI . . . after initial health department inspection on Friday, the health department has notified us they will be on-site throughout the weekend, spot checking for compliance.  

-EACH 8' x 10' booth includes the following complimentary passes. 

-For Tattoo Artists:  Up to 5 additional passes can be purchased PER BOOTH at check in on Thursday ONLY for $20 each.

- For Vendors:  Up to 3 additional passes can be purchased PER BOOTH at check in on Thursday ONLY for $20 each.

-EACH BOOTH COMES WITH:

- 8' high x 10' wide pipe and drape in the back, and side-rails (varies with # of booths purchased)

- Two (2) 6' x 24" tables (one skirted and covered in plastic, the other only covered in plastic)

- Two (2) chairs

- Waste basket

- Two (2) biohazardous waste/red bag containters (tattoo artists only)

- One (1) sharps containers (tattoo artists only)

- Electricity, however, you must supply your own extension cords and power strips

The hotels does not have power strips on-site, so please be sure to come independently prepared.  

- One (1) roll of paper towels

- One (1) gallon of distilled water

BIOHAZARDOUS WASTE (ARTISTS ONLY):

-Each booth will have two containers with red bags, and one (1) sharps container.

- If any waste or sharp containers get full, please let event staff know, and we will get you taken care of.  Please do not move or relocate your biohazardous waste containers outside of your booth(s).

- At the end of each evening, please place the biohazardous waste & your trash cans up towards the front of the booth so we can ensure no one is walking into your area, or around your equipment & supplies, to service.

****** DO NOT COMMINGLE REGULAR, EVERYDAY TRASH WITH BIOHAZARDOUS WASTE!!! 

THERE WILL BE A $75 FINE - PER BOX - FOR COMINGLED WASTE*****

ARTIST CONCIERGE

There will be thermofax and copy machine(s) for use in the artist concierge areas located both at Razorblade PRO and Waldo's Tattoo Supply.

WI-FI

Wi-fi Network:  Autograph_Conference

Wi-fi Password:  tattoo24 

Florida Gulf Coast Tattoo Expo requires artist that you operate complying with all State and local laws and requirements included in this link.

SHOW HOURS

FRIDAY - 10:00AM (ARTISTS) / 11:00AM GENERAL PUBLIC - 11PM

SATURDAY - 11AM - 11PM

SUNDAY - 11AM - 7PM

STATE OF FLORIDA CUSTOMER FORM THAT IS REQUIRED TO BE FILLED OUT BY EACH ONE

OF YOUR CLIENTS BEFORE THEY GET TATTOOED AND SIGNED BY YOU!

- For ease, we have automated this process, and it is accessible by phone, ipad, etc. 

- You can find the form on our website under "Customer Form 2024" or use the link below:

https://www.floridagctattooexpo.com/customer-form-2024

**The health department will ask you to provide them the link.  So have it handy!!

HEALTH INSPECTION:

Arrive BEFORE 10am on Friday, June 28, 2024, to begin your health inspection prep!!

The health department will arrive at 9:00am to begin inspections relating to show set-up, and then move on to the tattoo artists.

***ATTN:  Health Inspections Will Include the Following***

- Current tattoo artist license posted

- Customer release form (expo will provide, and every artist must turn into show coordinator at the end of each night)

- Written aftercare instructions on hand for customer to leave with

- Barriers for chairs, stools, tools, instruments, etc.

- Gloves & inkcaps, and how they will be discarded

- Inks made for tattooing AND THEIR EXPIRATION DATES

- Needles, cartridges, their sterility AND THEIR EXPIRATION DATES

- Antiseptic used to treat skin

- Tuburculocidal disinfectant used to clean surfaces

- Sharps & red bags easily accessible (expo will provide and place)

- ALL BOTTLES should be labeled with what is in them, and those bottles kept to the side for HD inspection so they may check the contents.

- No eating/drinking/smoking/vaping sign posted in booth (expo provide)

THE FOLLOWING WILL BE ENFORCED:​​

- WE HAVE NO CONTROL OVER THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT.  YOU MUST ABIDE BY THEIR RULES AND INSPECTION AND LICENSING REQUIREMENTS, OR THEY HAVE THE ABILITY TO NOT PERMIT AN ARTIST/SHOP TO TATTOO. ​  AS IT WOULD BE TOO LATE TO SELL THE BOOTH IN THE EVENT THIS HAPPENS, NO REFUNDS ARE PROVIDED

 

-  If you are sharing a booth, remember that the Florida Gulf Coast Tattoo Expo reserves the right to approve ALL exhibitors a minimum of 30 days prior to the show.  All money received for booth space is non-refundable.

 

NO TATTOO EQUIPMENT or COLOR PIGMENT or SUPPLIES are to be sold and/or displayed without prior approval.

- NO PIERCING unless you have received prior approval.

-No person under the age of 18 will be tattooed or pierced at the show, even with a consent form.

Booth holders are required to keep their booth space clean, set-up and staffed during show hours.

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