There is a tattoo convention happening now through Sunday, January 26, 2020 at the Ramada on Carrier Circle (6555 Old Collamer Road S., East Syracuse, New York 13057). It is the 34th annual AM-JAM Tattoo Expo 2020.
I get a lot of my information about events through social media, but for this one, I saw the advertisement in the Eagle Bulletin! I decided to check it out since it is a hop, skip and a jump from home – just got back.
I had to park at another hotel – this is a happening! There are vendors selling jewelry, clothing, tattoo ink and even honey in addition to the many tattoo artists represented from all across New York State.
I saw A LOT of people getting tattooed! Clients can book appointments in advance, but walk-ins are certainly welcome. This is an epic phenomenological encounter-style experience: the smell of cigarettes in the air outside the hotel, the incessant buzzing of the needles as they drive ink into human flesh, the visual stimulation of the macabre juxtaposed with cartoon imagery as you weave a path that takes you through several banquet rooms on your quest for all things inked. It’s pretty amazing!
Other events scheduled include tattoo contests and costume contests. They will be open until midnight tonight then back at it tomorrow from noon to 6 PM. Admission is $10. Call (518) 893-2273 for more information.