Started from a site... now we're here!

In 2015, Indie Ball was just a place online to discover ideas for tattoos as well as promote other tattoo conventions that may be in your local area. Fast forward 3 years later, we are now hosting our very first tattoo convention in Chicago, Il.

Our team has worked very hard to bring in talent so that this is an event that everyone will remember. While this is our first year, we do indeed plan on making this an annual event. We are confident that the people of Chicago and visitors will want more of what we have to offer every year.

We want to be different from any all the other conventions that come to town. We want to highlight the tattoo artists and tattoo shops that have some of the best work in the nation. Not only that, but we want to make sure that you are able to interact with these tattoo shop owners.

The convention is for anybody.  Whether you are an industry veteran, someone who wants a tattoo they can’t get anywhere else, or you’re looking for advice on how to grow or start your tattoo shop, then Indie Ball is just the place to be.

Why Chicago?

There was something about Chicago that always caught our eye. Every time we would visit of the local tattoo shops there, it felt different. The tattoo artists all offer something different. There is not one single tattoo shop that shares the same technique. The best way I can explain it is this: If you were to visit two different tattoo shops with the same design for the artist to follow, you will walk away with two different looking tattoos.