Check out our coverage of The Inkcarceration Music & Tattoo Festival in Mansfield, Ohio!

The Ohio State Reformatory was taken over by music and mayhem July 13-15 for the first Inkcarceration Music and Tattoo Festival. Over 30 bands rocked at the “Home of the Shawshank Prison” including Rise Against, A Day To Remember, Bush, Our Lady Peace, Black Label Society, Clutch, and so many more. It was a perfect setting for a raucous rock ‘n roll party.

Not only was Inkcarceration filled with great music, the festival was also a tattoo fest with over 70 tattoo artists. Festivalgoers lined up to get inked by some of the most talented artists around. Hellzapoppin Circus Sideshow, a world-renowned theatrical rock ‘n roll circus stunt-show, also wowed the crowd throughout the weekend. The festival even offered free tours of the Ohio State Reformatory where parts of the hit film The Shawshank Redemption was filmed.

This festival truly had it all!  Not even the sweltering heat could deter fans from flocking to the three-day festival and having a kick ass time!  Overall this was a great event that had a ton of hard rock and metal to make everyone leave happy and many left with a tattoo as well!

We also had the opportunity to sit down and chat with Ron of RONZWORLD who made custom hand painted guitars for the festival!  Check out the interview here!


We were on site each day to bring you front and center with images of as many bands as possible!

Check out the galleries below to see your favorite band in action at Inkcarceration 2018!

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Day One: (Click here for photo galleries from Day One)

Rise Against

A Day To Remember

Of Mice & Men


Life of Agony

Bad Omens


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Day Two: (Click here for photo galleries from Day Two)


Our Lady Peace*

Living Colour


Alien Ant Farm

Through Fire



Dead Girls Academy

All About A Bubble

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Day Three: (Click here for photo galleries from Day Three)

Black Label Society*



Suicidal Tendencies*


Corrosion of Conformity*



Adelitas Way

     *no photo’s

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