Blog By M. Mitera

At the Live Free Or Die Tattoo Expo, there is not just tattooing and piercing. There is a ton of other events that happen in addition to those that have to do with body art. If you need more convincing as to why you should attend this awesome event, we are here to cover some of the things that go on during this epic yearly tattoo expo. Not only are there talented body piercers and tattoo artists from all over the world, there are many other interesting sights to see at the LFOD Tattoo Expo.

Of course, first off, there are the events that have to do with tattoos and piercings. There are contests where artists compete to win a trophy at the end of the day. The quality of work that comes out of the expo is fantastic. Some people sit for the entire weekend to get a large piece in hopes that they will get a trophy. Piercers perform intense projects such as corset piercings or even temporary microdermal designs. But like stated above, there is more going on at the expo!

Interested in something that the whole family can enjoy? Heidi Jo’s Jerky is always present at the LFOD Tattoo Expo! This family run business is based out of New Hampshire and travels around to various expos selling their amazing beef jerky. Made with the highest quality ingredients available, this jerky comes in a variety of flavors and is sure to be a favorite!

Maybe you are looking for something a little more intense! The suspension show comes to the expo every year as well as the side show and trust us, this is not something you want to miss! Not for the faint of heart, the suspension show is incredible to watch. Marlo Marquise is the headliner and she has a great burlesque suspension show that is sure to impress. From her outfits to the actual suspension, you will not be disappointed with this epic display.

Toss in the fact that the expo now offers a Pin-Up Pageant as well as a Beard & Moustache Contest. These events are very fun! The Pin-Up Pageant is awesome and showcases outfits based on the theme of the year. This year the theme will be “Futuristic” or “Spacelike” . Girls dress up and do a fashion show while men with epic beards and mustaches show off their amazing facial hair. There are trophies and prizes given out for the winners of both contests and it is a really fun time!

There is also an after party where the adults can hang out and have drinks! It is a great time where everyone can get to know each other, meet artists, and discuss ideas. Overall, the expo is a great place to not only have fun but meet like-minded new people. The staff of Spider-Bite, Tattoo Angus and Manchester Adult Life Styles are happy to host such a widely loved event and we hope to see you there this year! Head over to the LFOD website for more information!

About the Author: M has been a professional blogger for six years and has contributed to various websites. When she is not writing, she is a professional body piercing apprentice. M can be reached at and you can find her piercing only blog HERE.