Inked Hearts Tattoo Expo | Blue Lake Casino & Hotel
Blue Lake, CA | February 6-9, 2020


(We will allow around the clock tattooing in the expo hall. Guests receiving tattoos will still be subject to expo rules: Guests must pay the entrance fee and sign the waiver. Absolutely no alcohol in expo hall after 2am.)(Breaking down booth early will result in Shop/Vendor not being invited back)

Venue Information:

Arcata/Eureka Airport (airport code: ACV)

Host Hotel:
Blue Lake Casino Hotel will be host hotel. Each booth receives 1 (One) Standard Room at a vendor discount. Confirmed vendors & artists only are eligible for a hotel discount, and these rooms will be on a first come first serve basis. Please book your hotel rooms by January 15, 2017. Email Kayla Corder, – to reserve a room. If you are receiving the vendor rate, you will need to call the front desk at 707 668-9770 ext. 2880 with your confirmation number and give them your Credit Card prior to 6pm on your check-in date or your room will be sold.

What to Bring:
Surge Protector/AC Strip, extension cords, booth banner/backdrop, extra tables, chairs, tablecloths, displays, lighting, etc. Bring hand truck or dolly for load-in/load-out.

Schedule of events:
Provided by: TBD

Event DJ's & Music will be provided.

Seller’s Permit:
Per state regulations, anyone selling merchandise must have a valid business license issued by your state of operation. Failure to do so may make you subject to removal from show. Bring a copy of your business license to the show.

Food & Drink:
Per health department regulations, food and drinks are not allowed inside a tattooing/piercing booth.

Hotel Rooms:
Tattooing or Piercing is Strictly Prohibited in the hotel rooms. Failure to comply can result in being evicted from the room and/or additional fees.

$500 Non-Refundable Booth Fee (this fee is capped until 2020)


No UNDER 16 Piercings and No UNDER 18 Tattoos
State laws and Blue Lake Casino & Hotel prohibit anyone piercing minors under 16 years of age, regardless of parental/guardian consent. No exceptions. Individuals between the ages of 16 and 18 may be pierced with parental/guardian consent and the parent/guardian must be present at time of piercing. Absolutely NO piercing of nipples or genitals of individuals under 18, regardless of parental/guardian consent. All tattoo artists/piercers must ask for photo ID of client and have consent form signed prior to tattooing/piercing, along with the authorization certificate from Blue Lake Casino Gaming Department. Tattoos are only allowed for individuals over 18, regardless of parental/guardian consent.

Needle Disposal
All needles must be deposited into approved sharps containers.

Waste Disposal
Blue Lake Casino & Hotel will supply each booth with 1 (one) Biohazard Waste bag and will dispose of biohazard waste on behalf of tattoo/body artists according to health regulations. If you need more than 1 bag per day, you will need to purchase the bag.

Blood Borne Pathogens Certificate
Each Tattoo Artist must have a current Blood Borne Pathogens Training Certificate.
(On-site training course is available for a standard fee. Please call 707-668-9770 ext. 3238 to sign up. This is available on Wednesday, February 1st and Thursday, February 2nd only. By appointment only.)

Identification & Credentials
Each Tattoo Artist must have the following available at their booth:

  • Publicly displayed Blood Borne Pathogens Training Certificate that has been garnered within 1 year
  • Publicly displayed valid business license from your state of business
  • Current Photo ID (this needs to be on your person)

Tattooing/Piercing Booth & Consent Procedures

  • Each booth must have a written exposure control plan
  • Each booth must have aftercare forms for clients
  • Each booth must have client release forms and client log sheets – submit log sheets to promoter after event
  • Client chair/table must be wiped down with EPA registered disinfectant using a single paper towel before and after each client
  • All tattooing/piercing equipment must be sterilized

Additional Information
Selling of tattoo kits/equipment is prohibited.
Bring business license and related permits to show for inspection.


This page is to be filled out by Tattoo Parlor with one or more artists attending. Vendors may use this form and put N/A when requirements are not applicable.

Shop Owner’s Name: (required)

Name of Business:

Business License #:

Street Address / P.O. Box:

City, State, Zip:

Office Phone: (required)

Office Fax:

Owner Email Address (required)

Parlor/Vendor Website Address:

Primary Contact Name: (Required)

Primary Contact Cell #:

Primary Contact Email Address: (Required)

Shop owner listed above will be responsible for booth space contract, fees and remittance of booth payment on behalf of shop and its registered artists/assistants. Please note that each artist listed must fill out and sign the ARTIST REGISTRATION FORM. Also, each artist is required to submit their own individual registration to County of Humboldt as registration is issued to individuals, not shops.

Please list name(s) of each artist attending who be tattooing in your shop’s booth space.
Include shop owner’s name if he/she will be tattooing:
(You must complete an ARTIST REGISTRATION FORM for each artist)
Artist Name:
Artist Name:
Artist Name:
Artist Name:
Artist Name:

Name of Assistants (non-tattooing representatives) for Tattoo Parlor and Vendors:
Assistant Name:
Assistant Name:
Assistant Name:
Assistant Name:

Electronic Signature of Owner:


Blue Lake Casino & Hotel and its partners, herein referred to as Management and Vendor/Artist herein referred to as Exhibitor. Exhibitor is required to obtain and display required license(s), permit(s) and certificates noted in the Inked Hearts Tattoo Expo Guidelines and Contract, and to remit and report all sales tax generated at the show as required by governmental agencies, City, and State. Exhibitor must abide by the published schedule of show hours, move-in and move-out times. Exhibitor must occupy his/her booth at least one hour prior to the opening of the show; otherwise Management may relocate or cancel booth without further notice and without refund or exchange. Exhibitor may not terminate his/her exhibit and leave the show before the published close of the show. Management assumes no responsibility and liability for merchandise or exhibit left in exhibit hall beyond move-out time and an overtime charge of $100 will apply. It is the Exhibitor's sole responsibility to leave the rented space in its original condition; otherwise Management will charge a trash removal/damage/repair fee of at least $100. Exhibitor must have liability insurance, and be responsible for his/her own liability and action resulting from the operation of his/her exhibit. Exhibitor must abide by all City, County, and State laws regulating tattooing and/or piercing. Management prohibits any and all illegal actions and activities. Exhibitor agrees to hold harmless Blue Lake Rancheria, Blue Lake Casino & Hotel Management, Sapphire Palace and their management, sponsors, officers, agents, employees and attendees, person or property in connection with Artist/Vendor's use and occupancy of the exhibit space or participation in Inked Hearts Tattoo Expo from any and all liability including but not limited to any bodily injury, illegal activity, property damage and all other liabilities arising from the operation of the exhibit, services provided or products sold during the show. Management will not be responsible for any loss of property due to theft, fire, accident, or other causes. Due to the nature of expo business, Exhibitor assumes full obligation of this contract including the full balance due once contract is signed. No cancellation, refund, exchange, or cool off period is allowed whether or not deposit has been made or booth assignment has been made. Exhibit space will not be assigned until Management has received full payment. Management reserves the right to cancel Exhibitor's contract and forfeit any deposit made if full payment is not received 30 days prior to the show date or if required licenses, permits and/or certificates are not turned into Blue Lake Casino & Hotel. It is understood that any projection/quotation on attendance is based on Management projection. Management offers no guarantee on attendance and no guarantee on Exhibitor's performance. No subletting of booth space allowed. Exhibitor will forfeit his/her right to exhibit without refund if this policy is violated. No taping, nailing, or painting is allowed on walls or poles. Management reserves the right to change exhibit hall, alter floor plan, and or re-assign exhibit space if deemed necessary for the benefit and commonwealth of the show. If Exhibitor accepts a re-assigned space at show for any reason, the fulfillment of this contract is deemed completed with no other recourse possible. Management reserves the right to refuse business to anyone or organization.

Exhibitor is responsible to get all permits/licenses/registrations/certificates. Failure to comply or failure to participate has no recourse.

Electronic Signature:

With my signature above, I hereby enter into contract with Management for exhibit space(s) as indicated. I understand and agree to the terms and conditions of event guidelines and of this contract, which is legal and binding in the courts of law in California. I agree that Management will not make any refund or exchange for cancellation or failure to show up at the show. I understand that this contract is not cancelable. My company and/or I agree to pay the full amount and assume the full responsibility of this contract. Any and all claims made against Management will be heard and settled by Blue Lake Rancheria Tribal Court.

10 X 10 Artist Booth: $500

Each Booth Includes:

  • Two (2) artist badges and one (1) assistant wristband
  • Pipe & drape
  • Electrical service (only with prior approval)
  • Two (2) skirted tables & two (2) chairs
  • One (1) garbage can

Each additional assistant wristband: $35.00

(Maximum of 2 artists and 2 assistants in 10 x 10 booth.)


Additional Reps at $35/per rep:
# of additional reps x $35=

Booth Cost:

Plus Additional Reps:

Total Due:

Payment is due in full. Remit payment along with application as soon as possible as space is limited. Payment in full is required to post vendor name and link on event website.

Send payment in full and completed Inked Hearts Tattoo Expo registration forms to:

Blue Lake Casino & Hotel
P.O. Box 1128
Blue Lake, CA 95525
Call: 707.668.9770 ext. 3238 or
Send email to:
Fax: 707.668.0198