Cheers to 20 Years! Let’s Get This Party Started Calgary!!
Cheers to 20 Years! Let’s Get This Party Started Calgary!!

Cheers to 20 Years! Let’s Get This Party Started Calgary!!

Meet us in Calgary to Celebrate 20 Years of the Calgary Tattoo and Arts Show. Yes, we’re celebrating seeing Steve Peace (or should we say too much of Steve Peace) in Gold Shorty Shorts during the “Dodge Ball Era”, celebrating the-morning-after head aches from head banging along to Bob Tyrell during Heavy Metal Karaoke, and even celebrating needing a shower after getting too close to the stage during Adults night 🫣... It’s been quite a ride, and there’s no better way to celebrate than to do it all again…

Cheers to 20 Years! Let’s Get This Party Started Calgary!!


Our Road Crew is headed to Calgary to celebrate with you this weekend, Rob (for the 14th time), Patrick (a 9-time survivor) and Rebecca (WHAT? Only 3 times?) will be on hand at the EIKON booth to help you get you through the weekend with all your tattooing needs during the show. We’re also bringing our roving video-dude/apprentice Nik (2nd show), who’ll be tagging along all weekend (while trying to avoid Peel). Keep an eye out for him! The team is extra stoked to be at this milestone 20th Anniversary show, and we’ve got some special goodies in store - including a special Anniversary-Edition “Tattoo of the Day” and “Tattoo of the Show” trophy - read on.

The BEST Time to check out our INK SHOPPE!

Sure, you can find a wide assortment of ink on our site but there’s no substitute for checking out the eye candy in person at our Ink Shoppe. You can score some deals there too cuz we’ll be scrapping the TAX all weekend long. You may even find a few more bottles on sale to take advantage of deeper discounts.

Visiting artist? Working the show? Come by the booth, shake a few bottles and perhaps score some savings on favourites or new additions from Eternal Ink, Solid Ink, Dermaglo, Fusion Ink and YES, Panthera Ink!!

The Power Station

Still proudly wired? Great power never goes out of style. Come get reacquainted with the Eikon ES500 power supply! Check out what this little dude has to offer in addition to Eikon’s trademark Clean Consistent Power… (and if it’s not trademarked, it should be). While you’re there, take advantage of special 20th Anniversary show promo pricing… plus save the tax!

… Speaking of Special!

A 20th Anniversary is a BIG DEAL, so in honour of the occasion and our long relationship with the Calgary Convention, we were inspired to turn our ES500 into a custom one-of-a-kind piece to accompany each “Tattoo of the Day” trophy.

So, in addition to the prestige of being crowned “Tattoo of the Day & Show” winners, 4 lucky bastards will not only take home one of the custom convention trophies designed by Adrian Kalyn, but ALSO a custom etched 20th Anniversary Calgary Tattoo & Arts Festival Eikon ES500 Power Supply! (crafted by our very own shop-guy Brad). Shout out to @amy_mymouse the artist behind this year’s poster for allowing us to use her art.

Too Cool for Wires?

That’s ok, we have more batteries than the Energizer bunny… We’re packing Critical, Bishop and FK Irons battery packs, all ready for you to test drive. Bring your own machines over, or try out one of the many machines we’ll have with us on display.


Free up some space in your luggage for shirts and prints by leaving your gloves at home. Steve Peace and the Calgary Tattoo show organizers will be graciously providing Eikon STANDARD gloves to artists working the show all weekend long. If you’re working at Calgary we’d love to hear what you think about them.

Eikon Convention Packs are BACK…With a NEW Look!

It's not a Canadian Convention without an Eikon convention pack patiently waiting for you in your booth. They may look a little different this year as we’ve finally scrapped those red plastic bags and gone with paper. We’ve also reduced the amount of plastic in the pack, and though we aren’t quite there yet, we’re working on it. Let us know what you think about our updated packs.

FREE SH*T: Hypafix & Cheyenne Capillary Cartridge Samples

We got our hands on some samples courtesy of Cheyenne and BSN Medical, the manufacturer of Hypafix.  Pop by our booth and use the secret knock to score some free samples and give these products a test drive.

200 HRS - Paul Jeffries Documentary Screenings

Legendary Calgary tattooer, and founder of the Smiling Buddha tattoo shop, Paul Jeffries is hanging up his machines and retiring. Be sure to check out the screening of 200 HOURS a documentary which chronicles Paul’s awe-inspiring journey and his profound insights into the world of tattooing. It will featured all weekend at the 2023 Calgary Tattoo & Arts Festival. ICYMI, you can check out the Living Legends Post we did on Paul Jeffries a little while ago. Happy Retirement Paul - we wish you all the best in your next chapter!


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