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!
OVER 30 BANDS ON TWO STAGES:
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 – http://www.invisiblenyc.com/
Drawn to the Surface – https://www.facebook.com/drawntothesurface/
Studio Vitruvios – https://www.facebook.com/studiovitruviustattoo/
Living Dead Tattoo Co. – https://www.facebook.com/LivingDeadTattooCo/
Twisted Metal – https://www.facebook.com/Twisted-Metal-Custom-Body-Art-1482513535323456/
Charles Moore Jr.
Waves Raditattoo Me Tattoo & Tattoo Repair Parlor – https://www.facebook.com/raditattoome/
Pins and Needles – https://www.facebook.com/Pinsandneedlesnewry/
Anthony J. Kaleta
Artful Impressions – https://www.facebook.com/artfulimpressionstattoo/
Hardcore Ink – https://www.facebook.com/hardkoreink?sk=wall&filter=12
Bitter Hearts – https://www.facebook.com/bitterheartstattoos/
Bad Boy Tattoo – https://www.facebook.com/Bad-Boy-Tattoo-119443078089441/
Studio 617 – https://www.facebook.com/studio617tattoos/
Eves Ink – https://www.facebook.com/evesinktattoo/
Resurrection Tattoo – https://www.facebook.com/ResurrectionTattooandFineArt/
Flesh to Fantasy (Springfield) – https://www.facebook.com/f2fspringfield/
Flesh to Fantasy (Emporium) – https://www.facebook.com/fleshtofantasytattooemporium/
Bulldog Custom Tattooing – https://www.facebook.com/Bulldog-Custom-Tattooing-LLC-232033467006017/
Engine House – https://www.facebook.com/enginehousetattoo/
H&A Tattoo – https://www.facebook.com/HnAtattoo/
Studio 413 Tattoos – https://www.facebook.com/studio413/
Makayla Ragene Paige Freeman
Twistyle – https://www.facebook.com/Twistyle.Salon.And.Day.Spa/
Hard knox – https://www.facebook.com/hardknoxtat/
Goodfellaz Ink – https://www.facebook.com/Goodfellazinkcustomtattoos
The Inkeeper’s Tattoo Parlor – https://www.facebook.com/inkeeperparlor/
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.
HELLZAPOPPIN ROCK N’ ROLL CIRCUS SIDESHOW:
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 www.hellzapoppin.com.