Awesome Shares

13 – 15 January 2017

Crystal Gateway Marriott
1700 Jefferson Davis Highway,
Arlington, VA 22202
United States


Friday: Noon – 23.00
Saturday: Noon – 23.00
Sunday: Noon – 20.00

$25 a day
$60 for a 3 Day Pass
under 12 free with paying adult

2017 DC Tattoo Expo

It’s time for DC Tattoo Expo #7. It’s back, bigger and better than ever. The DC Tattoo Expo is the year’s premier Tattoo Lifestyle event. We will again have over 400 of the world’s best tattoo artists, including the finest tattoo artists from the DC Metro area. These are the top artists in tattooing today and they were brought here for you DC!! For our seventh 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 7th 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.

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 Reagan National airport. 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 every day! 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!


Greg Piper – Exposed Tattoo
Manassas Virginia
Big Gus – Big Gus Ink
Chente – Under the Gun Tattoo Company
Joey Tattoo – Tattoo Rescue
James Vaughn – Straight A Tattoo
Jack Rudy – Good Time Charlies Tattooland
Brian Everett – Route 66 Tattoo
Tony Olivas – Sacred Heart Tattoo
Sarah Miller –
Big Meas – Big Meas
Julia Carlson
Tyesha Reels
Emily Elegado
Timmy B – Timmy B Tattoos
Rember – Rember Tattoos
Jason Ackerman – Jason Ackerman
Antonio – Antonio Tatts
Heidi Arata – No Egrets Tattoo
Arias Nelson – Nelson Arias Art
Tricia Atkinson – Figure 8 ink
Eric Backlund
Devlin Baird – Pure Ink Fury
Lindsay Baker – Nite Owl Tattoo
George Bardadim – Bardadim Tattoo (From Russia)
Matt Bartley – Southern Steel Tattoo
Stephen Bashada – White Wolf Tattoo
Andres Bastidas – El Ajicero
Danny Bayron – Black Lotus Tattoos
Blake Becker – The Tattooery
Jen Beirola
Marshall Bennett – Eternal Tattoos
Amy Bernadette – American Classic Tattoo
Andrew Black
Zack Bohanan
Amanda Boone – Couture Tattoos

Patrick Flynn won the Best of Show Tattoo at the DC Tattoo Expo 2017


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