Countdown to INKCARCERATION Music and Tattoo Festival – this weekend!

INKCARCERATION Music and Tattoo Festival, a one-of-a-kind destination event that presents attendees with the experience of a lifetime: non-stop live music from 30+ bands on two stages and a tattoo festival inside of one of the country’s most infamous abandoned locations, plus so much more. The inaugural INKCARCERATION Music and Tattoo Festival will take place on July 13, 14 and 15 in Mansfield, Ohio at the eerie, enormous Historic Ohio State Reformatory (100 Reformatory Rd.). This massive, awe-inspiring locale is recognized primarily as not only one of the most haunted buildings in the country, but also as the filming location for the 1994 cinematic classic, The Shawshank Redemption, starring Hollywood legends Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins.
*At INKCARCERATION, not only will attendees rock out to three days of live music from their favorite rock bands, they can also be tattooed by acclaimed local and regional artists, tour one of the most famous reformatories of all time, enjoy tasty treats and refreshments from 15+ food trucks onsite, browse goods from a number of vendors, experience a full rock n’ roll circus sideshow (brought to you by Hellzapoppin), and more!

Electrifying artists set to perform at the music festival portion of INKCARCERATION include Rise Against, A Day to Remember, Bush, Black Label Society, Clutch, Our Lady Peace, Suicidal Tendencies, Fuel, Hatebreed, Sevendust, Living Colour, Of Mice and Men, DevilDriver, Corrosion of Conformity, Lit, Life of Agony, Alien Ant Farm, ’68, Soil, Adelitas Way, JennCity, Bad Omens, Fear The Fallen, Dead Girls Academy, Akadia, Through Fire, and All About A Bubble.

Tattoo companies and artists appearing at the INKCARCERATION Music and Tattoo Festival are:

Invisible NYC –
Troy Denning
Rocky Burley


Drawn to the Surface –
Brandon Robinson
Ky Miller
Tyler Sanders
Paul Shaffer

Studio Vitruvios –
Ryan Richardson
Edgar Smith
Nick Daugherty
Joshua Helman

Living Dead Tattoo Co. –
Edwin Zimmer
Bethany Hendrix
Amber Sanders
Jason Hager

Twisted Metal
John Cummings
Charles Moore Jr.

Waves Raditattoo Me Tattoo & Tattoo Repair Parlor –
Waverly Judd

Pins and Needles –
Anthony J. Kaleta

Artful Impressions –
Emmah Farley
Tiffany Rummell
Benjamin Johnson

Hardcore Ink –
Lonnie Sadler

Bitter Hearts –
Ian Simon
Zach Whitby
Nicole McCutcheon
Bobby Bones
Brittany Banahan
Julian Hernandaz
Buddy Landry
Carl Schwartz

Bad Boy Tattoo –
Jason Irey

Studio 617 –
Kristopher Ford
Julia Neely
Michael Clester

Eves Ink –
Kim Loesche
Jacob Bettker
Rhonda Speidel

Resurrection Tattoo –
Jacob Bojorquez
Mat Fotheringham

Flesh to Fantasy (Springfield) –
Steven Becker
Jacob Brentzel
Alejandro Valdez
Mariah Bunker
Christopher Powell

Flesh to Fantasy (Emporium) –
Kaytonya Hill
Austin Arrington
Kellie Martin

Bulldog Custom Tattooing –
Bruce Riehl
Tim Martin
Kristine Keir
Harry Glavan

Engine House –
Michael Matlock
Eric Vie
Danni Alcorn
Rodney Eckenberger

H&A Tattoo –
Michael Hicks

Studio 413 Tattoos –
Dusty Chamblin
Daniel Detillion
Kenneth Lewis
Ryan Mangus
Anthony Honaker
Makayla Ragene Paige Freeman

Twistyle –
Samantha Little
Chi Estes


Hard knox –
Tony Campise


Goodfellaz Ink –
Anthony Artis


The Inkeeper’s Tattoo Parlor –
Zach Adams


Of course, the most one-of-a-kind attraction at the inaugural INKCARCERATION Music and Tattoo Festivalis none other than the venue itself – the one and only Historic Ohio State Reformatory, home of the “Shawshank Prison”. Attendees can take part in self-guided reformatory tours, exploring the prison independently at their own pace while learning about the history of the facility and the many unique Hollywood and paranormal connections. To be fully immersive, each tour experience should take about 1.5 hours.


The Hellzapoppin circus sideshow is an event included in the price of an INKCARCERATION ticket and is fun for all ages! Named after one of the most successful Broadway musicals and movies from the late 30’s & 40’s, Hellzapoppin is a world-renowned theatrical rock n’ roll circus stunt-show where some of the most death-defying stunts in live entertainment are performed to a live audience along with emphatic rock music. Spectators will experience one of the world’s last authentic circus sideshows with performances including fire eating, fire breathing, the razor-sharp machete walk, acrobatic stunts, sword swallowing, knife-throwing, and archery using human targets, as well as illusions like the Chinese blade box of death, and human oddities and curiosities. Hellzapoppin has been featured on the Travel Channel, Discovery Channel, at Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, in the Guinness Books of World Records and beyond. Learn more at



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