Pass Info

  • Inkcarceration is an all ages event, patrons of any age require a pass for entry.
  • All pass sales are final, no refunds or exchanges.
  • All price levels are available in limited quantities.  Buy early to save the most money.  Once an allotment is sold out, passes will be available at the next price level.  There is no difference in access between the levels.
  • Your pass will come in the form of an RFID Festival Wristband.
  • Festival admission, camping and parking are sold separately. 
  • We recommend you purchase directly via our PASSES PAGE, we are not responsible for any purchases made through unofficial or secondary sites.
  • The re-sale of passes at a higher price point is prohibited, and if discovered, will result in the pass being voided without refund.
  • Passes may not be used for advertising, promotion (including contests and sweepstakes), or other trade purposes without the express written consent of the festival. 
  • All Inkcarceration passes come with free admission to tour the famous Ohio State Reformatory, complimentary reservations to Blood Prison Tour & Admission to the tattoo convention throughout the weekend.

Pass FAQs

For any pass-related issues, please email to contact our ticketing customer service team for help.

If you’d like to try to sell your passes purchased through Front Gate Tickets, we’d recommend doing so via Lyte, our official fan-to-fan exchange platform, HERE. Passes purchased outside of Front Gate Tickets, or at a discount are not eligible to sell via Lyte. Please note, you will not receive payment once you’ve sold your passes until after the event takes place in July 2024.

You can always check back on our official fan-to-fan exchange program, Lyte, for fans selling their tickets, see HERE

No, we do not offer any sort of official meet and greet packages for our events.

You can purchase passes online via Front Gate Tickets. Please see our PASSES PAGE for full info. There are no physical outlets for walk-up sales in advance of the festival.

Not to worry! Passes are fulfilled and shipped in batches over several weeks. If your order is being shipped within the U.S., you will receive a tracking number once your pass has been mailed.  Passes ship approximately five six weeks before the festival.

All wristbands are shipped five six weeks prior to the event.
U.S. Orders
Your passes will be mailed out to you. As each order is fulfilled, an email will be sent with a tracking number. Emails will come from and sometimes end up in spam folders, we advise checking there as well as adding this email to your safe-sender list. For those who purchased passes after the deadline, please bring your order confirmation and government-issued photo ID to the Box Office to receive your wristband. If you have questions about receiving your order, shipping address, tracking info, etc. please email us at
International Orders
All international orders (including Canadian orders) will be available for pick up at the Box Office. Please bring your order confirmation and government-issued photo ID.
Shipping address can be updated at any time, up until the label for your package has been printed. To update your shipping or payment information, please log into your Front Gate account HERE by hitting “sign in” at the top of the page! From there, you’ll be able to view and manage your order.
If you need any assistance, please email us at

Yes, someone other than the original purchaser can pick up the wristbands. However, they will need to bring the original order confirmation email, a copy of the original purchaser’s government-issued photo ID, and written consent from the original purchaser stating they can pick up the wristbands.

The box office will accept a State issued Driver’s license, a government-issued Non-Driver ID Card, Military ID, or Passport. Please make sure to have one of these forms of ID with you!

No. We do not offer refunds or exchanges on pass sales. All artists and scheduled performance times are subject to change. Festival is outdoors and is held rain or shine.

If you miss your payment, you will have up to a 30-day grace period to pay your next installment before your order is subject to cancellation and  a non-refundable $50 fee + $10 termination fee.

You can upgrade on site at the Box Office if there is availability as quantities are limited. You can also email us at for support ahead of the festival if you wish to upgrade sooner, (based on availability).

No, your pass is an RFID wristband and a weekend pass is not transferable across multiple attendees.

There will be a Box Office located at the festival entrance. There will also be a Box Office at the Campground tollbooths at the Campground entrance into the festival. 

Box Office Hours of Operation:
Friday, July 19 – 9:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 20 – 9:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 21 – 9:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Pre-order merchandise will be shipped separately from festival passes, no later than two weeks prior to the festival. You will receive an email with tracking information as soon as your merchandise package has shipped. 

Yes. Venue parking is not included with any hotel packages, and would need to be purchased separately. 

No. Shuttles will not be provided for any transportation from hotels to the venue. 

Front Gate Tickets Waitlist FAQs

When a show is not currently on sale (ex: pre-sale or a sold out pass type or show), items may be listed on a waitlist to offer festival or camping passes that aren’t available to the public. Due to high demand and limited availability, pricing will be dynamic and is subject to change.

No, not every pass will offer a waitlist, due to availability. 

While viewing the Inkcarceration shopping cart, log in to your Front Gate Tickets account HERE. Click on the “YOUR ACCOUNT” tab at the top of the page. If a waitlist is available for the event you are interested in, you will see “WAITLIST” in your account options.
Once you click WAITLIST, you will see a list of ticket options available to request.  
(The passes and prices listed below are hypothetical)
Select your desired pass and click “Request.” The following prompt should pop up. If you don’t see anything, make sure you have pop-ups enabled.

You will be prompted to update your Payment Method and Shipping Address in the following steps. Once your request is submitted, you will receive an email confirmation summarizing your request.

Please note there is no way to estimate how long it will take to be next in line. There is no guarantee that you will receive an offer to purchase waitlist passes. If passes become available to purchase and your request is approved, you will be sent a waitlist confirmation. Please review this confirmation to ensure that your information is still correct. Unless you opt out of your request by the date listed in your email confirmation, you will then be charged the full amount requested to your stored Payment Method.

*Please review your stored payment method. Since only one payment method can be saved to your Front Gate account at a time, any layaway purchases made for an FGT event might have overwritten the payment method you entered at the time of the request. Upon payment, you will receive an Order Receipt and your order will be delivered to your stored Shipping Address if the purchase was made during the event’s shipping timeline.

No. Signing up for the waitlist grabs a spot in line but does not guarantee that passes will be available at a later date.

You can now add multiple items to your waitlist request! Please note: If your waitlist request is approved, ALL items on the request will be purchased. Please only request what you intend to purchase if your request is offered.

Currently, layaway is not available for waitlist passes. You will be charged full price at time of purchase. 

Waitlist passes will be released as they become available. You will receive the waitlist offer when your turn comes up, should they become available. You are not guaranteed an offer to purchase tickets.

Waitlist passes will ship if they were purchased before the shipping cutoff. If your tickets are purchased too late to ship for your event, they can be picked up at the box office / will call window with a photo ID.

Log into your Front Gate Tickets account. Click on “YOUR ACCOUNT” at the top of the page. Then select “WAITLIST.”
Yes, you can cancel your request at any time by logging into your Front Gate Tickets account then selecting “Waitlist” under the “Your Account” tab. 
Under your request confirmation, you will see a “Cancel Request” button. Please be sure you wish to cancel your request before doing so. Cancelling your request cannot be undone. Pricing and availability of waitlist items may vary if you decide to opt back in at a later time.  
Once you’ve canceled your request, you will receive an email confirmation of the cancellation, and you will no longer see this request in your account.


Yes, you can update your request at any time by logging into your Front Gate Tickets account and selecting “Waitlist” under the “My Account” tab.

Fan-To-Fan Exchange (Lyte) FAQs

You can return your tickets on the exchange. Lyte will make you an offer on the spot—sometimes more and sometimes less than you paid, depending on demand for tickets. Lyte’s mission is to ensure the next fan in line gets to go at a fair and marketable price. You will be paid within 1 business day after the event.

Request the ticket you’re looking for and lock in the price with a credit card.
Once Lyte gets a ticket you requested from another fan, you will be charged exactly what Lyte quoted you. No hidden fees. View or cancel your request at any time before it is filled. Tickets will be delivered to you by the official ticketing platform. 

Lyte prices are based on fair market value and may be higher than original prices if there are significantly more requests than tickets. However, Lyte’s prices are always lower than third-party websites. Lyte technology drives prices back to the original value. By using the Fan-to-Fan Exchange, you are helping us in our fight against scalping.

The Fan-To-Fan Exchange, powered by Lyte, is a place where you can return or request tickets once a certain ticket type sells out. Check out the [Exchange] for more details. 

When your request is filled, you get a new ticket delivered to you by our primary ticket issuer. All tickets purchased from the Exchange are newly issued and backed by us so you don’t have to worry about any issues at the gate.

There are often far more people trying to buy tickets than there are tickets available. When that is the case we sometimes have to pay over face value to people returning their tickets. Prices through Lyte’s Fan-To-Fan Exchange are always better than prices on unofficial resale sites and all tickets sold through the Exchange are 100% guaranteed.

Wait time depends on availability. Hang in there! Lyte has been able to fill up to 98% of requests for other big events. Ticket returns pick up the most in the last month. That’s when the line really starts moving.

If there is no waitlist for tickets there are no other fans with whom to exchange. For now, you can sign up and we will notify you once your ticket type has sold out.

Lyte’s customer support is standing by for you. Learn more about Lyte here. Contact them here and they will get right back to you.