The All-American Tattoo Convention Gives Back to Military

3-Day event to bring national talent to Cumberland County, NC

March 2018

FAYETTEVILLE, NC – The Fayetteville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (FACVB) welcomes The All American Tattoo Convention to the Crown Complex Friday, April 13 - Sunday, April 15, 2018. The goal of the convention is to give the brave servicemen and women of the armed forces the opportunity to be tattooed by some of the industry’s brightest stars as well as providing support to the military through donations to organizations. Home of Fort Bragg, the largest military base in the country, Cumberland County is the ideal location to host one of the South’s most popular tattoo conventions.

Members of the armed forces and tattoos have a long history, which dates back to the beginning of the 20th century. For many service members, tattoos can serve as artistic reminders of friends they’ve made and lost along the way, or a symbol of pride for their service to our country. These tattoos often tell the story that words fail to express for these veterans and servicemen.

It is estimated that over 75% of all active duty soldiers have at least one tattoo and the region around Fort Bragg has one of the largest tattoo shop per square mile ratios in the country. “This convention is another example of how Cumberland County celebrates its strong ties to the military,” explains John Meroski, FACVB President. “Tattoos offer these brave men and woman a unique form of expression that is American at its core.”

In addition to some of the region’s brightest tattoo stars, other notable artists are traveling across the country to participate in the convention. Talent includes Jasmine Rodriguez from Spike TV’s Tattoo Nightmares; Joey Tattoo from Spike TV’s Tattoo Rescue, Jason Spainhour, world-renowned traditional artist, Make Chambers, the World Famous ProTeam members, & over 40 of Spike TV's Inkmaster's including Madison Loftis, Jayvo Scott, Dave Clark, Fame, Roly T-Rex and Daniel SIlva.  Robert Makes from House of 1000 Corpses will make a special appearance all weekend and the CEO of Sullen will also be making an appearance.  Additional events and personalities include HS GameShows, The Ms. All American Pin Up Contest, and EMCee Johhnny Awesome.  The All Veteran Parachute Team will be jumping out to the Crown for the event on Friday at 2 pm and Saturday at 12 pm.


The All American Tattoo Convention wants to recognize the sacrifices of the military by giving back to this courageous community. The All American Tattoo Convention has chosen the Fort Bragg Fisher House as the recipient this year to receive a portion of ticket sales.

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The @AllAmerTattConv, the largest tattoo convention in NC, returns for its 2nd year April 13-15 with focus on honoring military. Notable artists include @1221Jasminefrom @TatooNightmares, @joey_tattoofrom @TattooRescue& 40+ @ParamountTVInkmasters. @VisitFayNC@VisitNC




The FACVB is a private, not-for-profit organizationresponsible for positioning Cumberland County as a destination for conventions,sporting events and individual travel. For additional information, visit  or call 1-888-98-HEROES.



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