Motor City Tattoo Expo

 

28 February • 01 March 2020

LOCATION

Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center
400 Renaissance Center,
Detroit, Michigan 48243
United States

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SHOW TIMES

Friday12:00 – 23:00
Saturday11:00 – 23:00
Sunday11:00 – 19:00
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25th Annual Motor City Tattoo Expo

For more than two decades the Motor City Tattoo Expo has attracted tattoo enthusiasts from around the world. Soon it will be time again … those three amazing days from February 28 – March 1, 2020, when tattoo artists, vendors and guests will be buzzing in the expo room and catwalk area sharing stories, the latest tattoo products and some jaw dropping skin art.

The Motor City Tattoo Expo has always attracted crowds. This year, both young and old tattoo artists, along with Industry vendors, entertainers, clothing and ink devotees will help celebrate our 25 year legacy of the Motor City Tattoo Expo. The expo is a cross section of the best in the tattoo industry. Traditional, Realism, Script, Black and Gray, New School and Old School artists all tattooing under one roof. With 170 booths and more than 300 artists attending, everyone makes a point to attend our Detroit event.

The Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center will host the event again this year. Because the Motor City Tattoo Expo continues to grow in popularity and attendance, the expo will again fill the large ballroom for the 2020 event.

The Motor City Tattoo Expo is the perfect opportunity for the curious to learn fist-hand about tattoo art. The tattoo culture will be in full attendance to make new acquaintances and be reconnected with old. The expo will host live entertainment, tattoo seminars, tattoo contests, lots of vendors selling merchandise, and a cash bar.

To learn more, cruise around our new website. We update our artists, vendors and sponsors every day. Check out our FLASHBACK pages and relive past events.

In 2020 The Motor City Tattoo Expo celebrates our 25th Year!

2019 VIDEO COVERAGE BY EPIC JON TUAZON

SHOW TIMES

Friday:  Noon-11 pm
Saturday:  11 am- 11 pm
Sunday:  11 am- 7 pm

TICKETS

1 day pass: $20  |  2 day pass: $35  |  Weekend pass: $45
Children 14 and under and active military are FREE

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Artist Don Hankey will be attending the 25th Annual Motor City Tattoo Expo Feb. 28th-March 1st, 2020! Visit www.themotorcitytattooexpo.com for more information. #MotorCityTattooExpo #Detroit ... See MoreSee Less

Artist Don Hankey will be attending the 25th Annual Motor City Tattoo Expo Feb. 28th-March 1st, 2020! Visit www.themotorcitytattooexpo.com for more information. #MotorCityTattooExpo #Detroit

Artist Josh Smith from Studio 13 Tattoo Toledo will be attending the 25th Annual Motor City Tattoo Expo Feb. 28th-March 1st, 2020! Visit www.themotorcitytattooexpo.com for more information. #MotorCityTattooExpo #Detroit ... See MoreSee Less

Artist Josh Smith from Studio 13 Tattoo Toledo will be attending the 25th Annual Motor City Tattoo Expo Feb. 28th-March 1st, 2020! Visit www.themotorcitytattooexpo.com for more information. #MotorCityTattooExpo #Detroit

Artist Kyle Kozek will be attending the 25th Annual Motor City Tattoo Expo Feb. 28th-March 1st, 2020! Visit www.themotorcitytattooexpo.com for more information. #MotorCityTattooExpo #Detroit ... See MoreSee Less

Artist Kyle Kozek will be attending the 25th Annual Motor City Tattoo Expo Feb. 28th-March 1st, 2020! Visit www.themotorcitytattooexpo.com for more information. #MotorCityTattooExpo #Detroit

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Artist Logan Bourbina will be attending the 25th Annual Motor City Tattoo Expo Feb. 28th-March 1st, 2020! Visit www.themotorcitytattooexpo.com for more information. #MotorCityTattooExpo #Detroit

Artist Rachel Smith will be attending the 25th Annual Motor City Tattoo Expo Feb. 28th-March 1st, 2020! Visit www.themotorcitytattooexpo.com for more information. #MotorCityTattooExpo #Detroit ... See MoreSee Less

Artist Rachel Smith will be attending the 25th Annual Motor City Tattoo Expo Feb. 28th-March 1st, 2020! Visit www.themotorcitytattooexpo.com for more information. #MotorCityTattooExpo #Detroit
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2019-10-08T01:35:58-04:0028 February • 01 March 2020 |United States, Michigan|

COMMENTS

95 Comments

  1. Jessica Martin 1 July 2015 at 04:14 - Reply

    Willing and wanting to be a canvas!

  2. Tabu Rone 6 March 2015 at 17:21 - Reply

    I can be used as someones canvas!!!!!!! lolbvs

  3. Gary Parisi 6 March 2015 at 14:52 - Reply

    Hey everyone I have some openings this weekend, email me parisiartworks@gmail.com with your ideas so we can do something rad! Looking to do photorealism mainly color pieces, I'll also have some portraits that I'd like to do for great deals/ cheap prices I picked out! Also gonna have some awesome artwork for sale, come check out our Mayday Tattoo booth! Look forward to tattooing something coo!

  4. Jill Nichols 5 March 2015 at 20:56 - Reply

    Looking to have someone do a watercolor wolf on Saturday if an artist has a time slot available.

  5. Marcos 'Sparks' 5 March 2015 at 15:40 - Reply

    Is it ok for photographers that wanna go for pictures ?

  6. Tat Man J R 26 February 2015 at 08:46 - Reply

    I'm there

  7. Sharon Hills Snyder 18 February 2015 at 01:04 - Reply

    I hope BST Ink will be there to represent!!, such talented guys from Westland!

  8. Marie Tiffany 9 February 2015 at 23:38 - Reply

    excited I miss it every year…….not thus one :)

  9. Theresa Giizhik 5 February 2015 at 00:20 - Reply

    I'm definitely gonna hit this up!

  10. Don Macpherson 29 January 2015 at 06:27 - Reply

    How can I get a tattoo at the show?? Any artists working the show and have any openings please contact me.

  11. Natasha Renee Trump 24 January 2015 at 18:40 - Reply

    Is it free to go

  12. Natasha Renee Trump 24 January 2015 at 18:40 - Reply

    Is it free to go

  13. Gentlemen Jack 22 January 2015 at 07:13 - Reply

    ill be an artist guinea pig. old school or new school

  14. Gentlemen Jack 22 January 2015 at 07:10 - Reply

    i would like something in black and white

  15. Gentlemen Jack 22 January 2015 at 07:04 - Reply

    right because i want one

  16. Elizabeth Zawojskyj 23 February 2014 at 23:48 - Reply

    What time does it close?

  17. Robin Lynn Dison 23 February 2014 at 22:12 - Reply

    How late does it run today

  18. Sean Smith 22 February 2014 at 23:37 - Reply

    anyone tell us if theres an admission fee and how much? need to know like riiiight…..NOW

  19. George Good 21 February 2014 at 23:08 - Reply

    can't wait for tomm!!!!!!!!!

  20. Greg Bessoni 20 February 2014 at 16:15 - Reply

    Book a ride on SKOOT from DTW to the Ren Center http://www.rideskoot.com

  21. Alexis Mae Lewis 19 February 2014 at 22:16 - Reply

    how do i get tickets the eternal site is only showing whiteness?

  22. Anthony Fuhr 18 February 2014 at 01:09 - Reply

    4 more days! Whos ready?

  23. Ryan Bourcier 15 February 2014 at 22:39 - Reply

    First expo! So excited. Looking to get tatted if possible? Any info will help on how to contact. Ryanbourcier@yahoo.com

  24. Tony Volante 14 February 2014 at 16:43 - Reply

    Can you get tats there?

  25. Can't wait to check it out :D I need some reptile tatz!!!

  26. Colleen Moceri 7 February 2014 at 02:10 - Reply

    Looking SOOOOforward to going and seeing Mark Somo from Tattoo Gallery!

  27. Anthony Sandoval 6 February 2014 at 23:25 - Reply

    Will any artists be giving free tattoos to show off work?

  28. Sean Smith 3 February 2014 at 22:53 - Reply

    go to the eternal tattoos official website. has the whole list of artists

  29. Jason Morgan 2 February 2014 at 11:03 - Reply

    does anyone here know how to get a photo shoot done with one of the tattoo magazines cause im very interested in having one done while im there for the weekend ??? please let me know

  30. Anthony Fuhr 1 February 2014 at 16:34 - Reply

    20 more days! Really excited for this event!

  31. Samantha Alexander 28 January 2014 at 17:11 - Reply

    Where is the artist list?

  32. Kevin Lytle 23 January 2014 at 18:52 - Reply

    I haven't even talked to the boss about working down there. Most likely I won't be. I do work full time at Eternal in Livonia, even when there isn't a convention.

  33. Melonie Newsome Narvestad 23 January 2014 at 03:06 - Reply

    Kevin Lytle.are you already booked full?

  34. Melonie Newsome Narvestad 23 January 2014 at 03:05 - Reply

    Can't wait. Needing new ink so bad. Eternal is the best!

  35. Jim Quin 21 January 2014 at 22:26 - Reply

    I'm an amateur photographer (vested but don't publish or sell). This is my first Detroit tattoo convention. Any restrictions or release forms that need to be signed before attending, since tattoos are a form of art?

  36. Dave Gross 17 January 2014 at 17:17 - Reply

    would be up for the realistic pinup/skull. daveg79@gmail.com

  37. Shannon Strawther 17 January 2014 at 15:25 - Reply

    This will be my 4th year! Can't wait! Chris Whitney is the truth.com

  38. Justin WorldPeace Wright 17 January 2014 at 02:12 - Reply

    when do the contest start??

  39. Johnny Kurtz 10 January 2014 at 19:53 - Reply

    I was just invited to share a booth with my mentor. Looking to do a black and grey portrait, or realistic pin up/skull type. http://www.thefamilyink.com or @littlejohntattoos on i.g.

  40. Heather Durden 8 January 2014 at 08:37 - Reply

    we should go together!! I'm gonna go on Saturday!

  41. Jax Icee 8 January 2014 at 08:18 - Reply

    I'd love to check it out!! :)

  42. Heather Durden 8 January 2014 at 08:08 - Reply

    I can not wait!

  43. World Tattoo Events 3 January 2014 at 14:11 - Reply

    Please contact the guys of Eternal Tattoos: http://www.eternaltattoos.com/.

  44. Thomas Bradley 16 December 2013 at 00:08 - Reply

    I’m looking for a couple things. 1. Anyone who specializes in Mayan / Aztec B&G designs. 2. A B&G Catrina (Day of the Dead Face). I would love to set something up.

  45. Melissa Syerson 22 October 2013 at 04:02 - Reply

    Plan on attending…..

  46. Ryan Galea 22 October 2013 at 02:59 - Reply

    Looking for an artist that can or specializes in the anatomy……Want to get an anatomical heart on the inside of my bicep. Can anyone suggest an artist, possibly even book for MC tattoo expo?

  47. Shanebrown Almightytats 9 October 2013 at 14:15 - Reply

    how do i get a booth as an artist

  48. Marc Pouget 7 October 2013 at 23:18 - Reply

    how do I know what tattoo artist are goibg to be there
    last year the was a list

  49. Michael Pincomb 22 September 2013 at 12:24 - Reply

    Im planned my trip to detroit from dallas around this convention

  50. Mikey Oliver 21 September 2013 at 11:05 - Reply

    Seriously? You didn't come to me first? lol

  51. Margaret Sheppard 20 September 2013 at 19:16 - Reply

    I know nothing about tatoos but want to suprise my son with 1 he has been wanting for years. Angel wings with his grandmothers years of birth and death to honor them. Anyone know who I should contact or how much it may cost me? Thank you for any help

  52. Kimberly Ruff-Kenney 23 February 2013 at 16:54 - Reply

    Looking to get a tat re-inked and possibly added to. Could this be done at the show?

  53. Leona Richway Passow 23 February 2013 at 04:23 - Reply

    What time doors open on sat?

  54. Sheila Aoneinsurance 22 February 2013 at 22:29 - Reply

    Thank you for the info it was very helpfull

  55. Kevin Koz 22 February 2013 at 12:06 - Reply

    great artist and big ass party!

    • Steve Koscielny 23 February 2013 at 00:07 - Reply

      You think the dude would take his older brother with him. I like tatoos, and I sure as hell like a party!!! Hell, I might even get another tatoo.

  56. Lauren Harrower 22 February 2013 at 09:34 - Reply

    What time does it go on till on Sunday?

    • Corey Jalbert 22 February 2013 at 15:04 - Reply

      I heard 11-7 on Sunday.

  57. Sunnie Rizzolo 21 February 2013 at 19:52 - Reply

    I'll be there! (if any ladies want to book a pinup shoot with me for Powder Puff Pinups )…Hope this isn't too spammy, Please delete it if it is….. ;)

  58. Melissa A. Green 20 February 2013 at 01:38 - Reply

    How much do the tattoo's cost once we get inside? And do we hav to make a appointment?

  59. Helen Funke 20 February 2013 at 03:17 - Reply

    What time is the expo open each day?

  60. Jessica Lizardi 20 February 2013 at 01:41 - Reply

    Does the event have a FB page?

    • MikenJenn Hamilton 20 February 2013 at 01:54 - Reply

      I'm calling you…over & over.. you need to answer girl:-)!

  61. Kelly Glenn Fiedler 20 February 2013 at 01:06 - Reply

    I'd like to know if cameras are allowed? I have a group of photographers that are interested in coming for the day just to take photos.

  62. Sheila Aoneinsurance 19 February 2013 at 18:31 - Reply

    Does anyone know the cost of the tickets at the door

    • World Tattoo Events 19 February 2013 at 20:04 - Reply

      Here we go:
      Admission:
      1 day pass: $20
      2 day pass: $30
      Weekend Pass: $40
      Kids 14 and younger no charge

  63. Amber Martin 18 February 2013 at 14:10 - Reply

    How do u get tickets for the tattoo expo? Ive never been to one id love to go

    • Alex Lu' 19 February 2013 at 11:47 - Reply

      Hello Amber, you can buy tickets at the door. The Motor City Tattoo Expo does not have an online advanced tickets sale. Cheers.

    • Amber Martin 19 February 2013 at 21:41 - Reply

      Thanks =)

  64. Rachel Allison Washington 16 February 2013 at 21:27 - Reply

    I want to go!

  65. Johnny Dutch 14 February 2013 at 04:07 - Reply

    Shit is boutta be too raw. Coming from Cleveland!!!

  66. Mike Minnick 25 January 2013 at 16:56 - Reply

    Does anyone know where I can order tickets ahead of time? I couldn't find out anywhere and I already booked an appointment with an artist attending. Or is buying tickets beforehand not necessary? Thanks.

    • Alex Lu' 19 February 2013 at 11:47 - Reply

      Hello Mike, you can buy tickets at the door. The Motor City Tattoo Expo does not have an online advanced tickets sale. Cheers.

  67. Tat Too Addicts 14 January 2013 at 13:25 - Reply

    What's up Detroit u know me its ur boy Chico aka David Jasso u know my shop will be tattoo addicts in the house hope to see all my peeps there!!!

    • Tat Too Addicts 16 January 2013 at 00:01 - Reply

      You already know we be off the chain ! Who all is gona be there to support your boy !

    • Jonathan Kidd 21 February 2013 at 14:03 - Reply

      Chico u just did a big tribal tattoo on my friends husband and it was sweet as hell. Def looking for ur spot!

  68. Alex Dailey 10 January 2013 at 17:37 - Reply

    coming from ohio to enjoy the convention this is my 1st.

  69. Jonathan Horrocks 31 December 2012 at 22:31 - Reply

    Would love to make this, any one know some one in south west Michigan that does pin up girls?

    • Jason TheChief Betzing 30 January 2013 at 02:40 - Reply

      I'm in Mid West Michigan, check out my portfolio and maybe we can work together. I offer some price flexibility for my traveling clients.

  70. Orangatang Joe 16 December 2012 at 02:56 - Reply

    hey sweet! that's me spitting on the track in the video! also edited that shit…ill be workin this show hope to see you all out there!

  71. Zom Vis 6 November 2012 at 05:36 - Reply

    attending…..

  72. Zom Vis 6 November 2012 at 05:12 - Reply

    I am attending; and Presently applying a Visa for the US;Please, if you can provide me further invitation to my email address: thom_1404@yahoo.com; is very much appreciated, Thank you and God bless.

  73. Julia Hall 4 November 2012 at 16:25 - Reply

    I am keeping fingers crossed that I can swing going!

  74. Debby Harris 25 February 2012 at 16:21 - Reply

    Anyone know how late it closes

  75. Debby Harris 25 February 2012 at 16:21 - Reply

    Anyone know how late it closes

    • World Tattoo Events 25 February 2012 at 19:56 - Reply

      These are the opening/closing times:
      Saturday 11:00AM – 11:00PM
      Sunday 11:00AM – 7:00PM

    • Bob Cadreau 26 February 2012 at 03:30 - Reply

      R u and rob going to the tat show

    • Debby Harris 26 February 2012 at 04:52 - Reply

      Bob Cadreau Yea it was a good show. Lots of people watching!

  76. Kona KInks 24 February 2012 at 21:57 - Reply

    How much is it to get in?

    • World Tattoo Events 25 February 2012 at 19:55 - Reply

      Here we go:
      1 day pass: $20
      2 day pass: $30
      Weekend Pass: $40
      Kids 14 and younger no charge

  77. Juan Elizondo 10 February 2012 at 05:54 - Reply

    Feb. 24, 25, & 26th 17th anual motorcity tatoo expo. at the Detroit Marriot (Renaissance Center) I believe its $20 bucks to get in.

    • Sarah Saenz 11 February 2012 at 01:53 - Reply

      Wish I could go. I Have 7!

    • Juan Elizondo 12 February 2012 at 04:58 - Reply

      Momma always said watch out for girls with tatoos 'cause"they're wild". lol

    • Alex Lu' 14 February 2012 at 21:06 - Reply

      Juan Elizondo maybe Momma was right eh?

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