DC-Tattoo-Expo-2013It’s time for DC Tattoo Expo No. 4. It’s back, bigger and better then ever. The DC Tattoo Expo is the year’s premier Tattoo Lifestyle event. We will again have over 160 of the world’s best tattoo artists, including the finest tattoo artists from the DC Metro area. Links for these artists are available on the under the artist page of this site. These are the top artists in tattooing today and they were brought here for you DC!! For our third year in a row, we have more vendors, more clothing, more tattoos, more craziness and more fun than ever before. The Miss DC Pin-Up will also be returning for it’s 4th year!

This is a 3-Day nonstop event. Starting with our VIP party Thursday night for artists, vendors and pre-registered guests! Again this year we’ll have live tattooing and body piercing. Yes, it is open to the public and kids under 12 are free with a paying adult. Stay at the hotel and receive free VIP tickets to our VIP party as well as discounts on registration and clothing from Baller Inc. Rooms are only $114 a night if booked by January 1, 2014.

The Crystal Gateway Marriott is an incredible venue! We have over 16,000 sq. ft. of ballroom on one floor, great bars and restaurants. The hotel also provides easy access to the Crystal City Metro station.

Our artists will receive pick up and drop off at both Reagan National and Dulles International airports. Artists, this weekend is all about you! If you need anything that you cannot bring along, let us know and we will be sure to take care of it for you.

Our active duty military members will receive a discount at the door! It’s our way of saying thank you for your service to our country and that we appreciate and recognize the sacrifice that you and your families make everyday! In addition we will be providing free shuttle service and admission for our wounded veterans who are recovering at the National Naval Medical Hospital. You men and woman have given so much and we would like to give a little back.

Billy Tinney from Tattoo Magazine will be on hand shooting photographs for the magazine all weekend long.

If it’s the body art industry, it’s here. Make your reservations now and pre-register online. Don’t miss this event DC!

Thursday Jan 16th

5pm – 8pm: Artist and vendor registration is open and hall is available for set-up
Registration open to the public
Contest Registration open to the public and artists
8pm – 2am: VIP Welcome Party 

Friday Jan 17th

9am – 11am Booth set-up for artists and vendors
(The ballroom will be closed and vacated by 11am so we can open to the public at noon)
10am: Registration will open to the public
Contest registration open to the public and artists
12pm – 10pm: Arlington Ballroom and Vendor Hall open to the public
2pm – 9pm: Tattoo Magazine photographer Billy Tinney
8pm: Circus sideshow main stage
9pm: Tattoo of the Day contest in the Arlington Ballroom. 

Saturday Jan 18th

9am: Registration open to the public
Contest registration open to the public and artists
12pm – 11pm: Arlington Ballroom and Vendor Hall open to the public
2pm: Live tattoo contests in the Arlington Ballroom, awards immediately following
2pm – 9pm: Tattoo Magazine photographer Billy Tinney
6:30pm: Awards presentation main stage
7:30pm: 4th annual Miss Dc Pin Up contest main stage
9pm: Suspension act main stage
10:30pm: 4th Annual Funkster 500 Main stage starting line
10pm – 2am: After party in Bing 187 main bar 

Sunday Jan 19th

12pm – 10pm due to MLK Holiday, schedule being worked on.
12pm – 11pm: Arlington Ballroom and Vendor Hall open to the public
4pm: Junior miss dc pin up
9pm: Tattoo of the day
10pm – 2 am: Exposed Temptations 20 year anniversary party