West Virginia and West Virginia University Themed Tattoos

The Pride of Every Mountaineer...

Tattoos appear in all shapes and sizes. Whether it’s a place, person, object, quote or a one-of-a-kind piece, tattoos are a popular form of self-branding. Today, three in ten Americans have tattoos and when it comes to the Wild and Wonderful State, a flying WV or Mountaineer is easy to spot.

If you’re a tattoo artist or looking for tattoo inspiration, you’re in luck! The 7th Annual West Virginia Tattoo Expo will be here August 23-25 with three full days of events and vendors at the Morgantown Event Center. With on-site tattooing and piercing from more than 160 artists, multitudes of vendors, contests, a Miss Tattooed West Virginia pageant and more, this is known to be the premier tattoo event in the state.

To kick off the weekend, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite WV and WVU-themed tattoos to get you in the spirit.

“The West Virginia University Mountaineer” Image shared by John Kimble, the 62nd WVU Mascot from 2011-12


Flying WV


“Almost Heaven”


New River Gorge National River


“Mountaineers are Always Free” Latin Phrase


WV State Animal, the Black Bear


WV Saying


WV State Bird, the Cardinal

WV Tattoo Expo is open to the public at $15 per day or $40 for a weekend pass, and kids under the age of 12 get in free with an adult. There is a $5 discount with a student or military ID. Don’t miss the event! Book your hotel today at one of our many Mountaineer Deals Partner hotels and save big!

Learn more about the event at wvtattooexpo.com and search for additional hotel options by using our booking tool below.

Interested in attending more than one event this weekend? Stay overnight at one of the many hotels and lodgings in Morgantown. Click to reserve your stay.

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